National Museum of the American Indian

Fee: Always free

Sun. 10 AM–5 PM
Mon. 10 AM–5 PM
Tue. 10 AM–5 PM
Wed. 10 AM–5 PM
Thu. 10 AM–8 PM
Fri. 10 AM–5 PM
Sat. 10 AM–5 PM
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1 Bowling Green
Manhattan, New York 10004
(212) 514-3700

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The National Museum of the American Indian (website) is a Museum (Cultural) in New York.
Official description from National Museum of the American Indian:

The National Museum of the American Indian is the sixteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution. It is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Established by an act of Congress in 1989 (amendment in 1996), the museum works in collaboration with the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice.

The museum's extensive collections, assembled largely by George Gustav Heye (1874–1957), encompass a vast range of cultural material—including more that 800,000 works of extraordinary aesthetic, religious, and historical significance, as well as articles produced for everyday, utilitarian use. The collections span all major culture areas of the Americas, representing virtually all tribes of the United States, most of those of Canada, and a significant number of cultures from Central and South America as well as the Caribbean. Chronologically, the collections include artifacts from Paleo-Indian to contemporary arts and crafts. The museum's holdings also include film and audiovisual collections, paper archives, and a photography archive of more than 300,000 images depicting both historic and contemporary Native American life.

Wikipedia excerpt:
The National Museum of the American Indian is a museum operated under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution that is dedicated to the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of the native Americans of the Western Hemisphere. It has three facilities: the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which opened on September 21, 2004, on Fourth Street and Independence Avenue, Southwest; the George Gustav Heye Center, a permanent museum in New York City; and the Cultural Resources Center, a research and collections facility in Suitland, Maryland. George Gustav Heye (1874–1957) traveled throughout North and South America collecting native objects. His collection was assembled over 54 years, beginning in 1903. He started the Museum of the American Indian and his Heye Foundation in 1916. The Heye Foundation's Museum of the American Indian opened to the public on Audubon Terrace in New York City in 1922. The current name and building were established in 1989 through an Act of Congress and the collection became part of the Smithsonian in June 1990.

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the National Museum of the American Indian homepage or our exhibitions list for N.Y.-wide exhibits.

Official National Museum of the American Indian Links
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