Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s museum store changes name
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
The Pueblo-owned store located inside the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) at 2401 12 Street NW is undergoing a name change. Shumakolowa Native Arts is changing its name to the Indian Pueblo Store to better reflect its location in, and affiliation with, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and its representation of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico.
“This name change allows us to clearly align our efforts to the amazing work of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center,” says Monique Fragua (Jemez Pueblo), Vice President of Commercial Enterprises. “Both at our Center and online, we connect guests in a real and meaningful way to the people and art of the Southwest by showcasing the legacy of Pueblo artistry and Native American craftsmanship.”
The store’s name has changed a few times since opening in 1976, but the Indian Pueblo Store will continue to be what it has always been—a trusted, Native-owned source for authentic Native American pottery, handcrafted jewelry, traditional textiles, carefully curated books, specialty prints, Native music, and more.
Despite the name change, the store will keep its iconic dragonfly logo. The dragonfly is an important animal for the pueblos of New Mexico. These special creatures are seen as messengers, speaking to the thunder and clouds to bring moisture and blessings to the people. The Indian Pueblo Store believes in the spiritual value of art, and its ability to share knowledge and beauty across cultures.
Sharing the knowledge behind traditional works and contemporary designs enhances the cultural immersion of a visit to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and purchasing Native art is one of the ways visitors can take the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center experience home to share with friends and family. For those unable to visit in person, the Indian Pueblo Store has launched its new e-commerce site, IndianPuebloStore.com. The new website will provide a faster, streamlined shopping experience and a fresh new look.
The Indian Pueblo Store has an extremely knowledgeable and welcoming staff, with more than five decades of combined experience in the Native American arts world, who are more than happy to answer questions about artists, their work, historical meaning, and symbolism. Many of the employees are practicing artists themselves, making a lifelong commitment to learning the traditional arts and crafts of their ancestors. For more than 40 years, the store has made it a priority to have a buying process that is fair, positive, and beneficial to Native artists, and prides itself in paying a fair price that allows artists to earn a living practicing their craft.
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 understand by presenting with dignity and respect the accomplishments and evolving history of the Pueblo peoples of New Mexico. 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.facebook.com/IndianPueblo and www.indianpueblo.org