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Museum of International Folk Art

706 Camino Lejo, P.O. Box 2087, Santa Fe, NM 87505
+1 505-476-1200
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Ranked #2 of 107 attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: Current exhibitions include Make your own kite in Tako Kichi:Kite crazy in Japan closing July 27, 2014. Brasil & Arte Popular is open Through January... more » Owner description: Current exhibitions include Make your own kite in Tako Kichi:Kite crazy in Japan closing July 27, 2014. Brasil & Arte Popular is open Through January 4, 2015. 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 gallery guide at either entrance. « less
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I spent few hours with my nine years son. A very intresting hill with few museums to explore a nice time out i definetly recommend a visit to those museums if you are in Santa Fe.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. The "miniature world" permanent exhibit is amazing. The staff explained that the exhibit only displays about 8% of the overall collection. The staff was very welcoming. Take time to experience the labyrinth outside the museum.

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Rensselaer
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My first impression was fascination, my second "overwhelm," and my third, "why here?" This is a world class museum, and, as many other reviewers have noted, holding something for the entire family. The rotating exhibits are top-notch and delightful. It is probably a good idea to plan lunch in the middle, to deal with the sensory overload. I still don't... More

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Santa Fe, NM
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Museum is wonderful for the entire family. If there's one thing in Santa Fe you must not miss it's this. There's rooms of miniature settings of figures from all over the world in settings like little cities, country scenes, and even heaven and hell, behind glass. The entire family will be enchanted, and there's always a current exhibit that'll... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
36 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Spent an interesting morning looking at outstanding current exhibitions: Collections of various artifacts from around the world- toys, carvings, miniatures, relics, reproductions of towns, scenes, tapestries. Wonderful wood carvings of animals by various New Mexican artists. Remarkable display of Japanese kites from miniatures to gigantic ones- and a video of Tako Kichi- kite crazy competitions in Japan. Brazilian folk art... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is a "fun" museum, in that most of it can be enjoyed by children as well as adults. The current kite exhibit is fun and cheerful. The main, permanent exhibit is a huge "room" or gallery full of miniatures of everything you can think of from different cultures and times. It is a bit overwhelming.

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Cobargo, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

A lovely afternoon wandering the walls of local artworks, gives a real feel for the place. Beautiful buildings in a gorgeous city.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Variety of things to see and think about with special displays. Includes kids activities, interactive opportunity, docent tours and easy to understand information.

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Brooklyn, NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have been coming to Santa Fe for 20 years, and have spent much of my career in the museum world. The Folk Art Museum is the ONE place that I tell anyone coming to Santa Fe not to miss. And I make sure to visit it every time I come, too. It is very special, you will not find... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The Girard collection of world folk art objects is truly amazing. Its hard to imagine the passion and effort it took to assemble this eclectic cornucopia of art objects. You will need a couple of hours just for this one exhibit. Docent-guided tours are available at no charge. You will leave with a sense of wonder and merriment about the... More

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