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Museum of International Folk Art

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Address: 706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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+1 505-476-1200
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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From May through October, open daily 10am to 5pm. Open 10am to 5pm Tuesdays...

From May through October, open daily 10am to 5pm. Open 10am to 5pm Tuesdays through Sundays, closed on Mondays from November through April. Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter & Thanksgiving holidays. Current exhibitions include Flamenco From Spain to New Mexico, The Morris Miniature Circus:Return of the Little Big Top, Sacred Realm: Blessings & Good Fortune Across Asia. 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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Not your ordinary, but still nice, museum

The exhibits here were engrossing although by the time we reached the big showcase room at the end (with thousands of items) our interest level had exhausted a little. We enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The exhibits here were engrossing although by the time we reached the big showcase room at the end (with thousands of items) our interest level had exhausted a little. We enjoyed the exhibits on the music and fairs.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The displays are lovely and there was lots to look at. As a quilter, I was disappointed to not see quilting and fabric folk art from around the world. Too many crafts depicting international people, however, Europe was not very well represented.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the Museum of New Mexico, can buy ticket packages and some days free or discount,especially if you are NM resident. Collections of various folk and indigenous arts and crafts, children & families welcome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I recently toured this museum and enjoyed our visit. The collection is outstanding and there are pieces that should interest every age group. It a thoroughly impressive collection from all over the world and it is well displayed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had high expectations when I came here. The permanent exhibit is an endless collection of diaramas filled with children's toys from around the world. It's amazing to think that one man collected all of it from his travels. However, not knowing the deeper stories or context behind them left me wanting to spend no more than 20 minutes wandering... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a magnificent museum. I have been going since I was a child and I still see new things in the permanent collection. They curate excellent shows that are consistently eye opening and interesting. Side note: Great book store AND gift shop where I get all gifts and treats!!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of International Folk Art is one of Santa Fe's attractions that you absolutely don't want to miss. A large room houses the permanent collection of folk art gathered from all over the world and carefully curated, and this collection is like nothing you'll see anywhere else. This extensive collection is organized in a way that doesn't overwhelm and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the museums on Museum Hill. It has a permanent exhibit of miniature scenes illustrating different aspects of traditional Mexican life. When we were there it had several temporary exhibits from all over the world. All were well laid out with good explanatory and often multimedia accompaniment. There were several activity stations for kids from making a... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of International Folk Art is a Santa Fe gem. Its collection of worldwide items has something to interest everyone. We have taken our grandkids there from the time they were 9 months old. They were fascinated. Every guest from out-of-town has been awed by both the collection and the wonderful way items are displayed. This is a 10!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone says don't miss this place And they are right. A huge collection of folk art toys arranged by typeacrosd cultures. What a way to see our similarities through play. Also saw the spirituality exhibit which covered so many religions with text and displays. Loved the fls,envoy exhibit too well worth several hours

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