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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 #3 of 108 attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This was such a fun place to take kids we had kids ranging from 11 months to 11 and they all had something to so. Plus the adults enjoyed it as well.

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We have never seen anything like this before: a vast multi-room assembly of various pieces of folk art from many countries all over the world. After an hour in the museum our eyes got tired and heads spinning from looking through this overwhelming collection. Some of most amazing prices we saw on this 4th of July weekend were Ethiopian and... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This place is a must see. You have to find time in the schedule to check this place out some things will blow your mind.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Great folk art of Brazil show! The permanent collection is overwhelming and amazing. Allow lots of time to experience it all and be sure to look high and low -- the rooms are full from floor to ceiling with folk art from all over the world mixed together roughly by theme. Very cool!

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Great EXTENSIVE displays of international folk art. Very well arranged and presented. Wish they would add a section of US fork art. Not crowded - even on July 4th weekend.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Buy a museum pass and visit as much as you can on Museum Hill and eat at the excellent café in the center plaza.

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Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The (temporary) exhibit of Japanese kites is terrific. The permanent exhibit is an exuberant display of wierdness.

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The permanent collection of toys and dolls from around the world is fascinating, albeit a bit overwhelming, so much to see. The Japanese kite exhibit is wonderful, consists of kites of all sizes from fingerprint size to a giant made to be carried by a team. The video is well done and offers a sense of excitement in the annual... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Took our 3-yr old here with some trepidation, thinking the experience would be mostly just looking at things. (Which it is.) BUT they have several hands-on craft stations for kids (paper mask, puppet, kite, etc), and a play area with some unusual handmade building toys. Our kid loved it and there were lots of other kids who seemed pretty happy... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was my favorite museum in Santa Fe before I moved here, and 10 years after I moved here, it still is. Nice location up in the hills south of town, wonderful huge gallery of folk art and toys created by Alexander Girard from this own collection set up in scenes, ie., a river with boats and building and commerce,... More

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