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National Museum of the American Indian,
Smithsonian Institution

One Bowling Green
New York, New York
Phone: 212-514-3700 - TTY: 202-357-1729

Statement of Purpose:

The National Museum of the American Indian is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere, past, present, and future, through partnership with Native people and others.
The museum works to support the continuance of culture, traditional values, and transitions in contemporary Native life. Our educational mission is to preserve, present, and celebrate the Native cultures of the Americas.

Highlights & Collections:

The NMAI has one of the largest and most extensive collection of Native American art and artifacts in the world (approximately 800,000 objects) representing over 10,000 years of history, from more than 1,000 indigenous cultures through the Western Hemisphere. Much more than a collection of exhibition galleries and artifacts, the NMAI actively promotes "cultural continuance". Through our exhibitions, and most importantly, through our educational programs and outreach to Native communities, the NMAI helps Native people revive and sustain their cultural heritage. In doing so, the NMAI has established collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with tribal communities throughout North, South, and Central America. The hallmark of this museum is that all aspects of our exhibitions and programs are presented from the Native perspective "in the Native voice."

Exhibits & Special Events:

The museum hosts a selection of changing exhibitions that present and reaffirm the lifeways, languages, literature, history, and art of Native Americans. Contemporary and historical works selected from the museum's renowned collection are presented together with significant traveling exhibitions from other institutions


The museum is open seven days per week, 10am to 5pm, and to 8pm on Thursdays. It is closed on December 25th and open on all other holidays. For more information, call 212-668-6624 (recording) or 212-514-3712 (recorded information on public programs)

Admission & Directions:

Admission is free at all times. The Museum is wheelchair accessible.
The museum is located on the first and second floors of the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. The Custom House is located at One Bowling Green adjacent to the northeast corner of Battery Park, in lower Manhattan, at the start of Broadway across from Battery Park, between State and Whitehall Streets.

By subway:
4 or 5 to Bowling Green
1 to South Ferry
R or W to Whitehall Street

By bus:
M1, M6, M15


Key Personnel:

W. Richard West Jr., Director

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