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July 16, 2014

Open on Saturday,
July 19, 2014

The Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, and the third Saturday of the month from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. The Shop is closed on federal holidays.
A photo ID is needed for entrance to the building. During weekdays, visitors may use either the C Street or E Street entrances (E Street is closed for Metro riders). Handicap access ramps are available at both entrances. During Saturday hours, visitors must use the C Street entrance.
Public Transportation
Farragut West (Blue and Orange Line) and Farragut North (Red Line) are the closest metro stops. It is a six-block walk, or you can ride an 80 or S1 bus to 19th and C streets. There is metered parking on the street and several parking lots within a few blocks.
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The heat and humidity have been with us full force in many parts of the country - how thankful we are for occasional breezes, the cooler evenings and air conditioning! We hope all of you are enjoying your summertime schedules, family, events, art fairs and everything you love about summertime!


We've had new arrivals of pottery, jewelry, miniature Navajo weavings, folk art and fetish carvings, and we've just recently opened a package from Jerry Laktonen (Alutiiq) with a most wonderful Octopus mask




Small and large packages arrive throughout the year so any time is a good time to come in to the Shop.  And, as always, we continue to post new items on the online store page so check in frequently. 




New pottery arrivals - check out our new additions on our online store.



Just received, hot off the press! Bille Hougart's fifth revised edition of "The Little Book of Marks on Southwestern Silver " lists 225 new silversmith entries, for a total of 3,425 individual entries for silversmiths, designers, guilds, trading posts and other retail shops. There are over 4,000 photographs or hand-drawn images of marks, more than 500 of which are new.



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AUGUST 11 - 22

FETISHES, POTTERY, AND JEWELRY, OH MY!! The Summer Sale is coming!! We will offer 20% off most items in the Shop and include a special section of items that will be marked down 40% and 50%! Shop in store or online to receive savings, savings, savings!

Our American Indian art Red, White and Blue (and Soccer!) display in honor of the World Cup games, which overlapped with the Fourth of July - we hope all of you enjoyed your holiday and perhaps some sports games!


The Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month.  We hope that you will be able to join us Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  


Thank you for your continued support of the arts - we look forward to seeing and hearing from you!


POSTERity: WPA's Art Legacy and America's Public Lands

On view April 8, 2014 - Spring 2015


From 1938 to 1941, the National Park Service employed artists via the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to produce silk screened promotional posters for national park sites. The U.S. Department of the Interior Museum has united for the first time six WPA originals and a full complement of the contemporary designs by Doug Leen which follow the tradition of the WPA poster project, for this visually stunning retrospective. Featured are nearly 50 classic posters associated with 36 national parks, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Interior Museum.


Many visitors have inquired whether the images within the Interior Museum's POSTERity exhibition are commercially available. 



Yes! Ranger Doug's Enterprises ( is the source for faithful silkscreen reproductions of WPA National Park serigraphs. Note cards and postcards are also available. Products from Ranger Doug's Enterprises are 100% made in the USA, and the company annually donates 1% of its gross sales back to the National Parks.



Discover the art and architecture that made the Main Interior Building a "symbol of a new day" during the Great Depression. The Interior Museum Murals Tour lasts an hour and visits photographic murals by Ansel Adams and many of the over fifty murals by artists including Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal, and John Steuart Curry.


Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. and by appointment for groups over six. Reservations required for all tours by calling 202-208-4743.


Special Assistance - For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at 202-208-4743 in advance of the program.  Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.


The Interior Museum - For more information

The Indian Craft Shop | Department of the Interior | 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240 | 202.208.4056