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“Wonderful unique collection”

Museum of International Folk Art
Ranked #4 of 286 things to do in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed December 3, 2017

Spent most of time in exhibition: Multiple Visions; a Common Bond. Very interesting historically; packed with items (see museum website). Suggest get free audio tour which was great even if a bit hard to always match numbers on windows with audio. Fun gift store. All of Museum Hill great...wish we had had time for more. Btw: café on hill is 5 star for lunch; get window seat

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Reviewed November 28, 2017

Twice I have gone to this museum while visiting Santa Fe and I just do not get it. I am in and out of the building in less than an hour which is a waste of $12. Folk Art must be for some but not me. I will say that the quilts from China were worth seeing. Also the Museum Hill area itself is lovely with no parking problems like downtown.

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Reviewed November 23, 2017

Lovely experience, especially the Chinese quilts. They had a 12 block pattern so close to Western quilts, plus the 8" (ish) format, I thought to myself, did we copy them or did they copy the west? It turns out, they copied the West. But the Chinese figural and animal shapes gave them an entirely different vibe. Common motifs are fish, roosters, phoenxes and crabs I've attached photos of a few I liked, plus a description of ruyi - having one's wishes granted. What a perfect message for Thanksgiving- be thankful for what you have!!

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Reviewed November 21, 2017

This museum is for every age group and in fact, teachers take their students. The workmanship in these glass enclosures and cultural artifacts are amazing. They represent people, time and place and transport you to countries near and far. If U can only go to one museum while in SF, let it be this one. One visit is not enough, you will come back for sure, like I did!!


near and far.


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Reviewed November 19, 2017

My wife is a BFA from a major art school in the US and loves folk art. This was the most extensive exhibit that we have ever seen and you need 4 hours to truly review the collection.

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