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Museum of International Folk Art

706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505
+1 505-476-1200
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A must-see visit museum with a simply fantastic permanent collection of folk art that inspires... read more

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CSfromFC
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Must-see for folk art lovers

A beautiful museum. The main is exhibit is packed for floor to ceiling with amazing folk art from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Virginia G
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Salt Lake City, Utah , USA
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Open EVERY DAY 10am to 5pm through the month of October 2017; closed Mondays November through April. Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter & Thanksgiving holidays. Current exhibitions include Flamenco From Spain to New Mexico, No Idle Hands: The Myths and Meanings of Tramp Art, and Folk Art in Focus 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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Reviewed today

A must-see visit museum with a simply fantastic permanent collection of folk art that inspires, educates, and perhaps overwhelms in its scope. Two special exhibits on Chinese quilting and Tramp art were equally compelling. This is a true world class museum. If I lived in...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful museum. The main is exhibit is packed for floor to ceiling with amazing folk art from all over the world, and the special exhibits are unique and well-presented.

Thank Virginia G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It has been a while since we visited but I remember the visit with delight. The entire collection is the accumulation of one man who has created all the displays himself. Since he was a prominent designer all the displays are visually both whimsical and...More

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MOIFA, Public Relations Manager at Museum of International Folk Art, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking time to review the Museum of International Folk Art! We really appreciate it. We find kids of all ages, and the young at heart enjoy Alexander Girard's Multiple Visions: A Common Bond. We hope you visit again soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago

The exhibit called No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art is very interesting. We residents actually loved it. The Quilts of Southwest China exhibit was good too. We have been to this museum before and previously I found the exhibits third rate...More

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MOIFA, Public Relations Manager at Museum of International Folk Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for mentioning the 3rd Annual Museum Hill Community Day in your review! The many people who worked on No Idle Hands and Quilts of Southwest China really appreciate your kind words about the exhibitions. Thank you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

They had a special exhibit of "tramp" art as well as quilts from SW China. Enjoyed both. Permanent exhibit didn't do much for me. Huge number of miniature dolls in main room. Included in $30 New Mexico culture pass which includes 4 $12 museums in...More

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MOIFA, Public Relations Manager at Museum of International Folk Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking time to review the Museum of International Folk Art! We really appreciate it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a hard time recommending this small museum on museum hill. The special exhibits of Chinese quilts and Flamenco were outstanding but the permanent collection of toys and miniatures is mostly dusty flea market inexpensive toys and miniatures arranged in displays from churches made...More

Thank HG30
Reviewed 1 week ago

It had some interesting exhibits but the bulk of the displays are scenes of small figurines in streets and towns. The scenes are done well but there are about 250 different scenes of these dolls. Seems like there may be more to folk art than...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a collector or a big fan of art but we had a wonderful time here. The collection is from all over the world and it was a great experience overall.

Thank Raghava N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is SO much going on inside that you need to set aside enough time to just, well, take your time!

Thank ShellyGillum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part of this museum was our visit to the Alexander Girard permanent collection. It features thousands of his pieces of ceramic, foil, and woven objects arranged mostly in three dimensional scenes he personally designed. I suggest you arrange to view the exhibit with...More

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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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Pictures for non-commercial use is encouraged in most galleries. For the enjoyment of other visitors, we ask that you not use a flash. Visitors share pictures on FlickR, instagram and more.
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