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Museum of International Folk Art
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Free for residents of New Mexico on Wednesday

What a treat to be able to see the beadwork exhibit. And the giant plastic bag hat from Peru! I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Helen W
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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This museum is a little chaotic but amazing nonetheless. A great way to see the beautiful linkages... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
752jeaninew
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a treat to be able to see the beadwork exhibit. And the giant plastic bag hat from Peru! I always enjoy seeing the miniature displays of the many cultures. The gift shop was as much a museum as the exhibits. It was nice to see the school children in hands on programs while visiting. I was very pleased to have been visiting on Wednesday, when they have free admission for New Mexico residents.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is a little chaotic but amazing nonetheless. A great way to see the beautiful linkages between cultures while still celebrates their individual beauty.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An astonishingly large collection of folk art items from around the world. You won't see anywhere near everyone in a single visit. There is a permanent section and then also some smaller changing exhibits. There is a docent tour (perhaps only one a day, not sure about that). The museum is on "museum hill." If you go, take time to enjoy the vistas from the hill. If you're hungry, the Museum Hill Cafe nearby is convenient, pleasant and good

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing collection with so much to look at that it's impossible to see everything in one visit.

Also, the numbering on each case should be much bigger and could follow some kind of order - to me it seemed to the case numbers were randomly assigned.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is difficult to explain everything you feel when you walk in, but a great appreciation for the time it took to put this collection together is certainly one of them.
Lots of wow factors throughout the museum! A MUST DO on your list!

Thank Wendy M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The vast, diverse, eclectic collection of everything from carved cactus to an entire funeral procession is just amazing. If you can, do the tour with a docent -- the guide book provided will give you a great deal of information about the pieces, but the docent was a great story teller who filled in the "why" and the "where" of the collection. If it is still up, the bead exhibit will blow your perception of what can be done with a simple bead of glass! Be sure to find the video clear in the back that explains how the various types of beads are made. It is quite amazing the effort required.

Thank DudefrmAK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really great museum that is worth checking out. Right next to the Indian museum with a beautiful court yard in between. A must visit when in Santa Fe

Thank Steven S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was so much to see and we were sad we didn't have enough time to see it all. Give yourself more than 2 hours to fully enjoy the exhibits. I will definitely be back!!!
Lots of free parking and a great restaurant in the complex. There's an elevator that assists to move people from the parking level up to the museum level.

Thank carliewired
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're remotely interested in art and especially in folk art then this fantastic museum must be on your list. The collection is absolutely amazing and beautifully displayed. Spend a half-day...it takes that amount of time just to peruse everything. Fantastic place.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Girard Wing contains thousands of pieces of art, toys, miniatures and textiles from all over the world. My only complaint is the way the display cases are numbered. As you enter the gallery you need to pick up a book to provide explanation of contents of each display, but hard to follow their numbering system.
Another wing contained all sorts of beaded items from all over the world, but primarily American Indian.

Thank Janet A
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