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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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Love folk art

My wife is a BFA from a major art school in the US and loves folk art. This was the most extensive... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tom N
Davidson, North Carolina
Phenomenal ! Great for kids!

One of my absolute favorite places in Santa Fe . Give yourself plenty of time as there is so much... read more

Reviewed 4 days 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, Quilts From Southwest and China, 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
706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505
+1 505-476-1200

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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of my absolute favorite places in Santa Fe . Give yourself plenty of time as there is so much to see. Epic folk art collection !

Thank Shivagypsy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The dolls and doll houses will delight any age. A breath-taking collection of folk art that should not be missed. Entry price is steep with no break for seniors which was disappointing. Nonetheless this museum is a must-see.

Thank Ellen F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is overwhelming. It explores a Folk Art in all its form. It is worth a visit, but not as interesting as other museums in the area. The gift shop is like a rummage sale.

Thank Harvey S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great exhibits with tons to see all around you (look up!) but I didn't pick up a guide for each room which I regret. There were a few things lacking context because of that but still really interesting to look at.

Thank NMgal4life
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing collection of international folk art. Go with time to view all the different pieces. Be sure to borrow the free catalog as you move along each display.

Thank A W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This exhibit shows about 10,000 folk art objects of the 100,000 collected by Alexander Girard. This an amazing collection of toys and small figurines set in dioramas. Each display shows a different scene, ranging from a circus, to a baptism, to towns and many others....More

Thank PeregrineEdmonton
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is probably the best folk art museum in the world; they have changing exhibits, one can spend hours there

Thank Lorraine2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delight! I can't recommend this museum highly enough. The permanent exhibition is labyrinthine and absolutely gripping at every turn, while the temporary exhibitions (particularly that on "Tramp Art") were likewise fascinating. In future, this will be my first destination in Santa Fe.

Thank pds209
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum, well organized on great settings. An extraordinary exhibition of folk art! Not to be missed!

Thank fdaml
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15 November 2017|
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Response from Kathie W | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you contact to curator or docent offices of museum. I am sure they are better contact to answer your questions.
1 August 2017|
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Response from MOIFA | Property representative |
Yes, parking is free on Museum Hill
1 August 2017|
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Response from MOIFA | Property representative |
Yes, there is FREE parking on Museum Hill with Bus service to downtown.