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Museum of International Folk Art

706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
+1 505-476-1200
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My favorite museum on Santa Fe

The Museum of International Folk Art is an amazing place. The permanent exhibit is festinating... read more

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Marty S
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Tubac, Arizona
Yearly get together in Santa Fe.

Have been to museums around the world. This place is special and different. A must see. I’m tired... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Open 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Sundays and closed Mondays November through April; open daily 10am to 5pm May through October. Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter & Thanksgiving holidays. Current exhibitions include No Idle Hands: The Myths and Meanings of Tramp Art, Artistic Heritage: Syrian Folk Art Crafting Memory: the Art of Community in Peru, plus more than 120,000 objects are on display in the long term exhibition Multiple Visions, A Common Bond by architect and designer Alexander Girard. This international folk art collection includes miniature buildings, streets and village scenes from more than 100 different countries. There are no text panels in this exhibition, the cases are numbered. If you miss the Docent walk-in tour, pick up a multi-media tour at the front desk or a grab a printed gallery guide at either entrance. Kids 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members always free!
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706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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Reviewed yesterday

The Museum of International Folk Art is an amazing place. The permanent exhibit is festinating, with, I'm sure, thousands of pieces arranged in geographical displays. The rotating exhibits are always wonderful. This time I saw the Beadwork exhibit - ethnic items from many parts of...More

Thank Marty S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have been to museums around the world. This place is special and different. A must see. I’m tired of the old masters and religious art.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't underestimate this delightful stop with exhibitions from all corners of the world, beautifully displayed. The scholarship and delight of the curators is evident. We met a docent (Barbara, who was a great asset) and then wandered by ourselves. The hilltop museum area offers lots...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had not seen this museum in about 20 years. Outstanding collections that continue to evolve. We always learn something new.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a docent tour for an hour then went thru with friends. Loved this museum! Helps that I love to do crafts. Came away knowing that we are all connected. Crafts around the world has so many similarities. I loved finding the whimsical touches throughout...More

Thank Jan K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty to see of folk art from around the world. You would hate to have it all in your house but great to see somewhere else.

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this museum and North American Indian in same complex. It's worth getting the culture pass in town and visiting museums there, and then coming to this one, International Folk Art...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great find. Very different and interesting collection of folk art. A lot to see but well worth taking your time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see, it makes sense to look at the map, talk to a docent, and limit your sensory overload. The first thing you should do is see any special exhibit, which may not be part of the permanent collection. There are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a totally immersive experience in the folk arts of the world. We spent most of our time in the Girard collection which inventively groups pieces from many nations together, revealing common themes expressed uniquely by different cultures. Masks, fabrics, dolls, Christmas ornaments,...More

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Please send inquiries to info.moifa@state.nm.us Thank you!
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Yes, parking is free on Museum Hill
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Yes, there is FREE parking on Museum Hill with Bus service to downtown.
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