Native Goods: the Museum Store

Prior to coming to ASM to manage Native Goods, Tim Price worked at Tucson's longtime purveyor of Indian arts and Mexican handcrafts, the Kaibab Shops, until they closed in 2008. Previous to that, he worked as an archaeologist at the Amerind Foundation where he also filled in at the gift shop. Today, as manager of Native Goods, Tim draws on the relationships he has formed over the years with many of the region's finest Native artists to maintain the quality he demands for his customers.

Location and Hours

Native Goods is located on the first floor of ASM's north building at 1013 E. University Boulevard.
Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
There is no admission for visitors wishing only to shop.
Call 520-626-5886 or email Museum Store Manager Tim Price for more information.

About the Store

Much more than a gift shop, Native Goods is an extension of the museum, its merchandise carefully selected for authenticity and cultural relevance. Shopping at Native Goods is not unlike exploring the museum itself except, of course, you get to take home the cultural treasures offered for sale.

Both quality and authenticity are guaranteed. Store manager Tim Price has established close relationships with Native artists and craftspeople, which translates into a collection unparalleled in its representation of works from Native nations of the U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico. Merchandise ranges from katsina dolls, pottery, basketry, jewelry, rugs, and masks, to books for children and adults, to an array of one-of-a-kind collectibles. 

Native Goods also carries 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 musical instruments crafted by the Tarahumara from Mexico's famed and isolated Sierra Madre.