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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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Amazing cultural museum

Here's a museum which honors the homemade crafts from around the world. The Girard room was made by... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
cheeta75
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Highlight of our Santa Fe Anniversary Trip

We were thrilled to visit this museum, as we've visited Santa Fe for 16 years and never even... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bartokhound
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Portales
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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 6 days ago

Here's a museum which honors the homemade crafts from around the world. The Girard room was made by a collector who himself was a fine artist and has arranged crafts into rooms, "doll houses" and fascinating arrangements. There was a room devoted to bead work...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were thrilled to visit this museum, as we've visited Santa Fe for 16 years and never even visited Museum Hill. Great exhibits from artists of Peru, Mexico, and many more international locations. We look forward to returning to Museum Hill to visit the other...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing hand made art from around the world, be sure to look up, keep going to the next room— watch some videos..

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this museum. The beadwork exhibit was just stunning. Loved to see all the different cultures that have used beadwork around the world and locally. Really liked the tramp art exhibit. It is something I knew nothing about. The back room is very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only able to scratch the surface of this delightful (and unique in our experince) museum. We focused on the permanent exhibit which has amazingly complex miniature towns from different parts of the world. Having visited museums in a number of locations, this was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go, plan on a few hours, just in the Girard gallery. which is quite overwhelming by itself. Lots of other interesting galleries.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As an easterner familiar with The American Folk Art Museum, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s collection, and contemporary pieces at a host of institutions, it was fun to see the similarities from a comprehensive, worldly view. We are always overtaken by the squishy lines among outsider, visionary,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The special exhibits on Beading and Peru were especially remarkable along with the permanent exhibits. It's next door to the Indian Arts Museum. See both and have lunch at the restaurant at the musuem (suggest reservations.) Enjoy!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The International Folk Art Museum is a great place to spend an afternoon. It is located on Museum Hill on the edge of downtown Santa Fe. The Museum Hill Cafe is located near the entrance and is a great place to have a bite of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing museum located on the Museum Campus that celebrates the role of folk art in different cultures. It beautifully demonstrates the commonality of different themes in very different cultures juxtaposing them so that the marked similarities are obvious. It also shows the role of toys...More

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glormir
15 November 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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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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