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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) is pleased to announce that, beginning April 8th, the Center will reopen its doors and extend a warm welcome to the public. The museum, courtyard and Indian Pueblo Store hours of operation will be Thursday-Sunday from 9:00AM-4:00PM, with the last entry to the museum at 3:00PM. The Cultural Center’s newly reimagined restaurant, the Indian Pueblo Kitchen, will be open for breakfast and lunch Thursday-Sunday from 8:00AM-2:00PM, with dine-in and patio seating available.

All Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Campus businesses (including the Cultural Center) have earned the “NM Safe Certified” seal, a designation from the State of New Mexico. This means that, in accordance with the Governor’s public health ordinance, all Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Campus businesses have completed training and prioritized the implementation of COVID-Safe Practices that will ensure heightened safety measures for visitors and employees while on the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Campus. This includes, but is not limited to, mandated limited capacity operations; online ticketing with timed entry into the museum; face masks worn over the mouth and nose by all visitors and staff; maintenance of 6-ft. social distancing; access to hand sanitization stations; designated entry and exit points with one-way directional paths at the Cultural Center; and frequent and enhanced cleaning of public spaces.

In making the announcement, Mike Canfield, President and CEO of Indian Pueblo Cultural Center/Indian Pueblos Marketing, Inc., said, “We are thrilled to reopen our doors and welcome the public back with in-person cultural, shopping and dining experiences. Guests will, once again, be able enjoy the museum, our courtyard with works by Native artists and artisans, the Indian Pueblo Store and our newly reimagined restaurant, the Indian Pueblo Kitchen.” Canfield added, “Though our hours and operations will be a little different, we are committed to providing a safe, enjoyable experience for members of our Pueblos, New Mexico residents and visitors.”

“People are eager to partake in the unique cultural experiences that only Indian Pueblo Cultural Center can offer,” said Dr. Beverlee J. McClure, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center/Indian Pueblos Marketing, Inc. Vice President of Cultural and Community Engagement. “We are truly grateful for the public’s support over the past year, as many have enjoyed our virtual programming and have contributed to the Pueblo Relief Fund, our joint initiative with the All Pueblo Council of Governors. We are excited that we can now re-engage with everyone in person and invite guests to experience our famous Pueblo hospitality by visiting our museum, dining in our Indigenous restaurant and shopping for authentic Native American art and wares in our gift shop and in our beautiful, mural-lined courtyard—all in a safe and welcoming environment.”

During its closure, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center has reimagined its popular restaurant as the Indian Pueblo Kitchen and plans for it to be part of the overall cultural experience when guests visit the Center. The Indian Pueblo Kitchen will introduce an updated menu that includes old favorites and exciting new creations—using fresh, Indigenous foods and recipes by renowned Executive Chef, Ray Naranjo (the Santa Clara Pueblo, Odawa). The restaurant will be serving breakfast and lunch, offering an innovative variety of Indigenous and contemporary dishes and dining options. This includes Chef Ray’s take on everything from brunch, salads and burgers to Pueblo and New Mexican favorites, contemporary Indigenous entrées and a Pueblo Feast Day Experience. Also available will be the restaurant’s famous baked goods, including Pueblo pies and cookies—as well as fresh baked oven bread. Guests will be welcome to dine in or enjoy the patio with a view of the beautiful Sandia Mountains. Convenient curbside pick-up will also be available.

About the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center:

Founded in 1976 by the 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a world-class museum and cultural center located in the historic 19 Pueblos District. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s mission is to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture, and to advance understanding by presenting with dignity and respect the accomplishments and evolving history of the Pueblo peoples of New Mexico. The Center is temporarily closed until early April, 2021 due to the pandemic but, under normal circumstances, visitors can learn fascinating history, shop for Native jewelry and art, watch a cultural dance, hear Native languages and experience the flavors of traditional and contemporary Native cuisine. To learn more, please visit: www.indianpueblo.org and www.facebook.com/IndianPueblo We update these pages immediately anytime there is a change to the Center’s status and hours.

About Indian Pueblos Marketing, Inc.

Indian Pueblos Marketing, Inc. (IPMI) was founded by the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico to provide economic opportunities for Pueblo and Native American artists, as well as employment and career development opportunities for Pueblo people. Indian Pueblos Marketing, Inc. is a for-profit umbrella that includes a premier Native American arts store and website, meeting and banquet space, Four Winds convenience store, the largest Starbucks in New Mexico, the top-rated Holiday Inn Express in Albuquerque, TownePlace Suites by Marriott Albuquerque Old Town, Extra Space Storage and more that support our Pueblo culture and communities.

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