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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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Amazing!

We really enjoyed this museum and also the Native American museum across the patio. Highly suggest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane H
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One of my favorite places

As always, I could spend an entire day looking at the items made by talented, unsung artists around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim G
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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 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this museum and also the Native American museum across the patio. Highly suggest you get a tour guide to explain it and make it more interesting.

Thank Diane H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always, I could spend an entire day looking at the items made by talented, unsung artists around the world. Such a wonderful juxtaposition of culture, pop, politics, play, and whimsy. The bead work display was gorgeous. And here here to the tramp artists!

Thank Jim G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This collection in something out of the ordinary. Unless you can handle sensory overload, you may need to visit more than once! We only took in a small portion of the collection--felt like my head might explode! Do a little research into the originators and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re a craft person or someone who appreciates creative handwork of all kinds, this is the place for you. Many cultures are connected through the multitude of examples. There is currently a staggering beadwork exhibit to enjoy. It is a remarkable place and I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The folk art here was unique and interesting. Exhibits were from many location, Peru, Mexico, etc. The museum has a collection from Alexander Girard. Thousands of personal pieces he donated to the museum. If you like art and/or museums, this place is worth the time...More

Thank Todd V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t know what to expect when we walked into the Museum of International Folk Art, but clearly we would have underestimated the length, breath and volume of this collection. It is impossible to adequately describe the museum except to say a multigenerational collection of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a lover of folk art, you’ll love this museum. The selection of exhibits on beading, clothing, creative folk art using everything from plastic garbage bags to doll house furniture was pretty exceptional. What I found most delightful was their incredible gift shop...More

Thank Arthur G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 3rd visit to the museum over the last several years. It is always a delight. There are several types of temporary exhibitions whenever you visit, and so much to see in the permanent exhibit that I want a rolling chair so I...More

Thank Gaye E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is international rather than local but is opposite a totally local indigenous art space so you can do two in one hit. Great app ya to get out of the heat of summer for us. We only had time to look at the Tram...More

Thank Carol C C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this museum in June 2018. I did not like how the museum was organized. In most museums, you look at a painting or object and there is a sign next to it identifying the artist, the title of the work, the medium used,...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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