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Museum of International Folk Art

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Address: 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: +1 505-476-1200
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: Open 10am to 5pm Tuesdays through Sundays, closed on Mondays from November...
Open 10am to 5pm Tuesdays through Sundays, closed on Mondays from November through April. Open daily 10am to 5pm May through October from 10am to 5pm. Current exhibitions include Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Reflect on the Immigrant Experience is in the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience through the January 17, 2016. The exhibition is part of a National Dialogue on Immigration, gallery activities include drawing and responding to the question "You have to leave your home, you can only take what you an carry, What do you bring?" On paper via tweet. Pottery of the U.S. South: A Living Tradition explores the forms, glazes and stories of the families that continue to make pottery. 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.
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Allow 1.5 to 2 hrs to see this museum. I wish I had started with the RED exhibit on Cochineal. It is fascinating and has beautiful objects from Europe as well as So America. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Allow 1.5 to 2 hrs to see this museum. I wish I had started with the RED exhibit on Cochineal. It is fascinating and has beautiful objects from Europe as well as So America. The exhibit of 10,000 folk art pieces is also wonderful but I'd put that second since it takes a lot of concentration to take it all... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this small, but very well curated, museum, Interesting and very beautifully presented information and exhibits. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. A great place to escape the mid-day heat and learn something new!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of the most colorful museums in America! I have visited this place numerous times and always find some new object to obsess over. A fabulous collection of folk art in all sizes from all over the world. Always puts a smile on my face.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What captured our imagination was the special collection about the color red and the history of excellent cochineal dye - discovered by the Peruvians in the 1400s from insects on prickly pear cacti. Soon the dye spread worldwide. We saw a colonial-era redcoat jacket of a British officer -- and it looked brand new.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy folk art, and especially if you're into outsider art, you MUST visit the Museum of International Folk Art. Located on Museum Hill with some serious company: The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and the Wheelwright Museum. You can buy a combo pass - I can't remember the price. The admission... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Amongst the best, or perhaps thr best, Folk Art museum nationwide. A wonderful presentation of various folk art examples from many diverse locales. Permanent collection & changing exhibitions. Well laid out & presented. Worth visiting. 4.5/5 level.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We took our kids to this museum and I love the layout that goes into many directions! Lots of kid interaction activities!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Such an unusual museum. We love it. It features a cochineal exhibit which is a solid A....such an interesting theme and featuring such beautiful artifacts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is Fok Art from arround the world. Take the tour book with you to learn about the history of the exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We've never seen such an amazing collection of folk art from around the world, and of different time periods. Plan to spend at least 3 hrs if you really want to study the exhibits. I would have given a 5-star if the cafe would have been a little more welcoming to a party of 2 vs. 4-6 persons. They did... More 

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Address: 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: +1 505-476-1200
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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