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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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Surprised at how neat this museum was, lots of dollhouses and dioramas

Don't miss this museum and North American Indian in same complex. It's worth getting the culture... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
piva4545
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Richmond, Virginia
An amazing collection

This was a great find. Very different and interesting collection of folk art. A lot to see but well... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Sage7243
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Chester, Vermont
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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 June 18, 2018

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 June 18, 2018

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 June 17, 2018

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 June 14, 2018

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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Reviewed June 13, 2018

This by far is my FAVORITE museum in Santa Fe...I grew up going to this museum and still love to visit it now...their traveling exhibits are always awesome and the permanent collection is fun to browse on every visit...not to mention that the views of...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

This museum was a vast array of eclectic art from all over the world. There was a tremendous amount of art forms randomly displayed that it was a bit over the top for me, The displays could have used more structure in explaining what was...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

My wife liked it and wanted to stay; I was completely bored after a half hour and wanted to go. If you go as a couple, and you think you might have a similar mixed reaction, the one like me should bring a book or...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

In open area several miles from The Plaza, a nice part of the Museum Hill collection of museums. Nicely laid out and interesting collection of mostly regional folk art. Worth 1-2 hours. Ok for kids.

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Reviewed May 30, 2018

I've been to the museum several times and never get tired of seeing the wonderful folk art. Wonderful museum, a treat.

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Glad we had time to visit this museum and will go back to check out the rotating exhibits Didn’t know what to expect but there were some interesting exhibits. A great museum on museum hill. It will put a smile on your face.

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glormir
November 14, 2017|
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Response from MOIFA | Property representative |
Please send inquiries to info.moifa@state.nm.us Thank you!
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HReed-Goldstein
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Response from MOIFA | Property representative |
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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