Collections & Murals
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is home to more than 20 murals by great Pueblo artists. These vibrant works of art vividly convey the role of the seasons, dance, harvest, agriculture, and animals in Pueblo life. The mural campaign was launched in 1977 by the Friends of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, a group of volunteers who raised money from donors around the world to bring the art of top Pueblo artists to the IPCC’s permanent collection. With our art collection integrated into our buildings through murals, visitors to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center are invited to engage with art directly and have an inspiring and personal experience of Pueblo art.
Our collection of murals includes work by Jose Rey Toledo (Jemez), Tommy Montoya (Ohkay Owingeh), Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara), Helen Hardin (Santa Clara), Phil Hughte (Zuni), Encarnacion Pena (San Ildefonso), Dennis Silva (Santa Clara), J.D. Medina (Zia), Juan Manuel “Bob” Chavez (Cochiti), Robert Montoya (Sandia, Ohkay Owingeh), Dominic Arquero (Cochiti), Art Menchego (Santa Ana), Charles Lovato (Santo Domingo), Francis Tafoya (Santa Clara), Norman Pacheco (Ohkay Owingeh), and Mallery Quetawki (Zuni).
Learn more by taking our guided Mural Discovery Tour, offered every Friday at 1 pm.
At the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, we are the keepers of our heritage. Our museum collection represents the dynamic and ever-evolving history of Pueblo people, and we work to preserve this heritage and share it with future generations. We’re also dedicated to conserving and curating a collection of invaluable objects from each of the 19 pueblos, and other tribes of the Southwest.
Our collection houses more than 2,500 pieces of pottery, jewelry, textiles, baskets, photographs, prints, paintings, and archaeological artifacts and includes work from master Pueblo artists like Maria Martinez of San Ildefonso Pueblo, Lucy M. Lewis of Acoma Pueblo, Pablita Velarde of Santa Clara Pueblo, Jose Rey Toledo of Jemez Pueblo, and Lee Marmon of Laguna Pueblo. Our world-class collection of historic and contemporary Pueblo pottery includes everything from the black-on-black vessels of San Ildefonso and Santa Clara Pueblos to the fine-line black-on-white jars of Acoma Pueblo to the golden micaceous bean pots of the northern pueblos.