Amerind Museum, Texas Canyon, Arizona
The Amerind Museum IS Arizona! Located an hour from Tucson, it captures the desert perfectly. The museum building are a combination of adobe and Spanish architecture and is focuses on native and New Mexican history and art.
The tours and workshops are the heart of this museum! Workshops are run throughout the year and are taught by well known New Mexican artists. They are very patient, and work with very experienced or very inexperienced artists. If you don't have time for a workshop or if you can't get in, definitely check out the tours. You will need to sign up in advance for these as I have found they fill up very quickly. The tour guides are amazing- the perfect combination of history, stories, and culture of the Pueblo people.
You can tell from the minute you get to the Amerind Museum that this is a place committed to the history of Arizona. From supporting artisans to anthropologists, the Amerind Museum is educational, historical gem.
The Amerind Museum address and hours
The Amerind is located in Cochise County, one mile south of Interstate 10, only about an hour east of Tucson, between Benson and Willcox. We’re easy to find - just look for Dragoon Road exit, #318, and head south until you see mile marker 1 on one side of the road and the Amerind entrance on the other.
The Amerind Museum:
Tuesday through Sunday year round,
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., (Arizona) Mountain Time.
(Closed Mondays and major holidays).
The Fulton-Hayden Memorial Art Gallery:
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.
Adult tickets are $8.
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Last updated by Beth on 18 May, 2011 in Destinations.