The museum’s holding includes jewelry, metalwork, carving, basketry, folk art, and textiles of the Navajo, Rio Grande Pueblo, and other Native peoples of New Mexico. The museum’s archives include the papers of many noted scholars and artists, including John Adair, Kate Peck Kent, Laura Adams Armer, Caroline B. Olin, Byron Harvey, Washington Mathews, Mary Cabot Wheelwright, Frances Newcomb, and many others.


Access to collections and archives is very limited, and requests should be sent at least two weeks in advance.


Researchers may contact the curatorial department at or 505-982-4636 ext. 113.