Enjoy ASM's 'Culturally Significant' Shopping Experience
Shopping at ASM's museum store, Native Goods, is not unlike wandering through the museum itself. Except, of course, you get to buy and take home your own cultural treasure.
More than a gift shop, Native Goods is an extension of the museum, its offerings carefully selected by store manager Tim Price for their cultural significance, as defined by the wealth of Native treasures within the museum itself.
For shoppers and collectors seeking fine Native arts, that means both quality and authenticity are guaranteed.
Price has established close relationships with Native artists and craftspeople, which translates into a collection unparalleled in its representation of works from Tohono O'odham, Yaqui, Navajo, and Hopi nations. It's no wonder that Native Goods is considered one of Tucson's best purveyors of, as its name reflects, native goods.
From prized kachinas, pottery, basketry, jewelry, rugs, and Yaqui Pascola masks, to books for children and adults, DVDs, and a host of other fascinating collectible items, the offerings at Native Goods are one of a kind.
Native Goods is also one of the only shops in the nation offering baskets, stone carvings, and delicate shell necklaces by the Seri, who live along the mainland coast of the Gulf of California in northern Mexico, and basketry (and sometimes violins) crafted by the Tarahumara from Mexico's famed and isolated Sierra Madre.
Location & Hours
Located on the first floor as you walk into the museum, Native Goods is open Monday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Call 520-626-5886 for more information.
There is no museum admission fee to shop at Native Goods.
Native Goods Manager Tim Price
An archaeologist by training, Native Goods manager Tim Price worked with the Amerind Foundation in Cochise County, where he also filled in at the research institution's gift shop.
A collector himself, Price joined one of Tucson's most respected Native and Mexican crafts retailers, the Kaibab Shop, working there until it closed in 2008. Today, as head of Native Goods, he calls on relationships formed over the years with many of the region's finest Native artists — and now, often their children — to maintain the quality he demands for his new and repeat customers.