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Museum of International Folk Art

706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505
+1 505-476-1200
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One of my all times favorite museums

Have been visiting this museum for a long time. The standard displays are great. The other... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
NMLady1951
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Phoenix, Arizona
Plenty of colour and interest

I arrived on the free bus from downtown Santa Fe to find the museum amid beautifully kept gardens... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cudyll
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Cadiz, Spain
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Open EVERY DAY 10am to 5pm through the month of October 2017; closed Mondays November through April. Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter & Thanksgiving holidays. Current exhibitions include Flamenco From Spain to New Mexico, No Idle Hands: The Myths and Meanings of Tramp Art, and Folk Art in Focus 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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Have been visiting this museum for a long time. The standard displays are great. The other displays are special too. This time Chinese Quilts, Tramp Art, Flamenco. Don't miss them!

1  Thank NMLady1951
Reviewed 3 days ago

I arrived on the free bus from downtown Santa Fe to find the museum amid beautifully kept gardens and interesting sculpture. This is a good place to spend a couple of hours, with plenty of colour and interest. I loved the exhibition of Chinese quilts.There's...More

1  Thank Cudyll
MOIFA, Public Relations Manager at Museum of International Folk Art, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking time to review the Museum of International Folk Art!

Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum centers on folk art from a variety of cultures and has an expansive view of what they label as "folk art." The main special exhibit is of chinese quilts, most bed covers, that are quite different from those one typically sees at quilt...More

Thank bobrosie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Be sure to go here! Great exhibits of miniatures. If you plan on visiting several museums ask about the Culture Pass. $30 per person for several museums and historical sites in New Mexico.

Thank italgal
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had planned to spend the morning here and the afternoon at another museum nearby. However, the Girard wing has such a vast array of folk art that we didn't even finish that wing before we needed to stop for lunch. We ended up spending...More

1  Thank Diana H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not sure what to expect but this Museum was very interesting and entertaining. We spent about 90 minutes just taking our time going thru.

Thank shardydmd
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here several times. Loaded with miniatures in dioramas. Some are quite whimsical. They also have special events, such as one that took place last Chinese New Years.More

Thank James O
MOIFA, Public Relations Manager at Museum of International Folk Art, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you James, it is always so nice to hear visitors enjoy coming back! Our next special event is Museum Hill Community Day September 24, followed by Day of The Dead/Dia de Los Muertos October 29, next Lunar New Year celebration is February 18, 2018....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Set a 3 hour time frame to visit so you can absorb each exhibit. Let your imagination drift into that part of the world, you will leave feeling as though you literally were there.

Thank Pete D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is full of treasures that are sure to delight young and old alike. It is so fortunate to have this large a collection of international folk art in one small town which is another example of the incredible level of artistic and cultural...More

Thank Jill J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband grew up in Santa Fe. His parents still live there. We visit every summer. The folk art museum is always on our list. We enjoy the permanent exhibits, Even though we've been through them many times. The Chinese quilt exhibit was very interesting....More

Thank LwhiHall
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Yes, there is FREE parking on Museum Hill with Bus service to downtown.
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