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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, an Albuquerque Must!

Just one mile from our Albuquerque bed and breakfast, you will find a place that will answer all the questions you ever had about  the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico, and some of the questions you didn’t even know you had. That place is the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. We suggest the IPCC as a great place for Adobe Nido B&B guests, (or any other b&b guests), to visit if you get into town early and it’s not check in time yet. Great culture, and great food – a perfect combination.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in AlbuquerqueWe have lived in this neighborhood for 25 years now and have watched the Pueblo Cultural Center evolve from a small center dedicated to educating the public on the Pueblo Indian History and culture, to a world class museum complete with a restaurant that serves up the native dishes and more, and a gift shop where the arts and crafts are authentic Native American.

On Friday and Saturday nights the Pueblo Harvest Restaurant serves up hor d’ oeuvres on the patio and for your listening pleasure…live music. Alcohol is served. Go early and take advantage of the fine foods in the restaurant.

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center has its own collections and standing exhibits that offer insight to the Pueblo Peoples, but there are also traveling exhibits, so here’s what’s showing right now.

Indivisible Ehibit from the Smithsonian InstituteNow through September 24, 2011
Indivisible – from the Smithsonian, is about African-Native American Lives in the Americas

Running Now
Gathering the Clouds – Pueblo Pottery, Weavings and Paintings

Now through 2011
Saints of the Pueblos – Artist Charles M. Carrillo’s Iconic art representations (retablos), of the Catholic  Patron Saints  of the 19 Pueblos introduced through the missionary monks and priests that converted these People. This is a new installation of a permanent exhibit.

Grab Exhibiy at the Indian Pueblo Cultural CenterAugust 18 through November 6, 2011
Grab – A photographic exhibit featuring the People, Land and Traditions of Laguna Pueblo, by photographers Cybell Codish, Idris Rheubottom & Tony Craig

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center offers up an unrivaled collection of all things Pueblo and is a must see when visiting Albuquerque. I don’t know why anyone would want to pass up on this wonderful venue. For more info about the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center – visit their website.

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Sarah Dolk, Adobe Nido Bed & Breakfast
Expert on Destination Albuquerque and Central New Mexico!

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