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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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Fabulous museum with a unique collection

didn't really know what to expect, we were told to go.. and we were NOT disappointed. Amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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I was pleasantly surprised to see the variety of folk art in this Museum. My 12 year old enjoy this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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Reviewed 1 week ago

didn't really know what to expect, we were told to go.. and we were NOT disappointed. Amazing collections... crazy stuff you just do not find anywhere. Spacious galleries.. well worth the trip slightly out of town.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised to see the variety of folk art in this Museum. My 12 year old enjoy this as well. You could spend one to two hours here. The gift shop has lots of interesting and pricey items.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous and interesting pieces of folk art. You could literally spend hours exploring! Definitely worth the visit if you enjoy expressions of different cultures.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to the museum. The Girard Wing is phenomenal — the sensory overload is almost like tripping. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: if you do nothing else in Santa Fe, do this!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never get tired of seeing this particular museum. It's permanent collection in the Girard wing is amazing and can easily take up the whole day. The rotating exhibits are also well worth a visit. This is a truly unique museum!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure whether I would like this museum, but I greatly enjoyed it. There was a wide variety of displays from around the world of various types of folk art from around the world along with helpful information about the the type of art...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was amazed at how much to see at the museum. Very easy to navigate. The location is a beautiful setting.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much to see in this museum, make sure to set aside at least 2 hours. The attention to detail in the artwork is absolutely amazing.

Thank danielhG5303EP
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The weather turned cold and rainy so we decided to participate in indoors entertainment and we are so glad we did. Thought I would like this the least of the museums in the complex and it turned out to be my favorite. My what a...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

WAnt to travel round the world meeting its farmers, artisans, weaver, potters, toymakers and merchants? Go spend a few hours at this delightful museum. And if you're well-traveled you'll enjoy being reminded of all the marvels you saw on your trips.

Thank Jean G
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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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