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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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Unique and Captivating -- Changed my view of Folk Art

First off, I like folk art and collect Mexican pieces when I'm down by the border. My wife is not... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2011
Fort Worth, Texas
I Spent One Entire Day Here!

Plan on a full day if you want to see it all. One wing has 100,000 pieces in it. Amazing colours... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2011
Cannon Beach, Oregon
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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, Quilts From Southwest and China, 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
+1 505-476-1200
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

First off, I like folk art and collect Mexican pieces when I'm down by the border. My wife is not too fond of it. But after spending the afternoon at this large museum we were both taken back at the breadth and the talent that...More

2  Thank fchopp
Reviewed 30 October 2011

Plan on a full day if you want to see it all. One wing has 100,000 pieces in it. Amazing colours, styles and selction. It was one of the main reasons I traveled to Santa Fe. It was everything I hoped for ...and more. Great...More

2  Thank mybonny
Reviewed 29 October 2011

We lucked into a fascinating display of traditional Christian and Muslim Macedonian wedding dresses... excellent and unexpected!

2  Thank Mark E
Reviewed 27 October 2011

The collection of miniature theaters was outstanding. In fact, all the collections were outstanding and the displays were creative. This museum is unique; don't miss it!

1  Thank Susanj453
Reviewed 23 October 2011

We found the museum very interesting with amazing exhibits. We thouroughly enjoyed our time at this museum!

1  Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 15 October 2011

I was lukewarm to the idea of visiting this museum, but was very pleasantly surprised. The variety of art from around the world, and the stories behind them, are nothing short of fascinating. It's very worthwhile to tour with a docent.

1  Thank Jim K
Reviewed 8 October 2011

This was one of the best museums I have ever visited, especially good if you like colorful folk art. We went during the week and so avoided big crowds. Children would enjoy it, too. We purchased a 4-museum pass for $20 each, and took advantage...More

2  Thank Matie F
Reviewed 1 October 2011

This museum is not to be missed if you are in the Santa Fe area. The collection is dazzling, with pieces from all over the world, arranged brilliantly. Children and adults will both be highly entertained.

Thank Maggie A
Reviewed 25 September 2011

The Girard Collection of miniatures is an absolute must-see. Nothing else even comes close. I go there every time I visit Santa Fe. You cannot take in all of the Girard in just one visit, and the museum's special exhibitions are always very rewarding --...More

1  Thank Known2Roam
Reviewed 24 September 2011

We were lucky and had a docent guide our group through the permanent collection portion of this museum. She told stories about the displays and the man who collected the numerous items. This huge collection is from around the world. All the special exhibits were...More

Thank bglhvn
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14 November 2017|
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Response from MOIFA | Property representative |
Please send inquiries to info.moifa@state.nm.us Thank you!
31 July 2017|
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Response from MOIFA | Property representative |
Yes, parking is free on Museum Hill
31 July 2017|
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Response from MOIFA | Property representative |
Yes, there is FREE parking on Museum Hill with Bus service to downtown.