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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 #4 of 109 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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Rockville, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I liked the grouping of objects around themes rather than by country of origin. It allows one to see the similarities and differences between folk art traditions. I thought that the collection was outstanding. It was really all about folk art not outsider art.

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Littleton, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

There are so many interesting unique exhibits plan to spend a whole day! Take a lunch with you or buy lunch there. I did not have any children with me but I think children would like it too. There are fun hands on activities to interest children.

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Cincinnati Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

You must plan to spend an hour here. You won't be disappointed, and you will likely spend more time that you thought you might.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a museum you definitely shouldn't miss. It is a glorious collection of folk art, though sometimes oddly curated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Located up on Museum Hill, this museum is worth a visit. It has a huge collection of folk art from Santa Fe and from around the world. There were many families there, as they have child activities also.

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toronto
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58 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This place is part of the $25 museum pass (which is a great deal). The Alexander Girard collection is outstanding and the gift shops have an amazing collection of crafts from around the world. The staff were super friendly, including the charming Joey who sold us the tickets. Very impressed!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I was very pleased with this museum. I loved all of the exhibitions form different countries. And, I was even more happy to see a large collection of folk from Poland (where I'm from).

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

While attending the annual International Folk Art Market held each July on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I was able to visit the Museum of International Folk Art for Free as part of the Art Markets admission. The Folk Art Museum is truly special with thousands of hand made miniatures and other works of arts on display. http://itchynomad.com/?p=1129... More

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

An unbelievable collection of folk art from all over the world this museum is small but packed full! We took the free tour which lasted about one hour and fifteen minutes and was very informational. The amount of items displayed can be a bit overwhelming if done by yourself!

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Santa Fe
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The food is good and fresh. I had the "crustless quiche" and it was delicious. The service is slow. The mimosas are made with canned oj.

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