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Museum of International Folk Art

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Address: 706 Camino Lejo, P.O. Box 2087, 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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The huge displays of what can only be called "dioramas" were amazing. The scope of the works was vast and one is amazed at the cultures exhibited. Well worth the entrance fee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The huge displays of what can only be called "dioramas" were amazing. The scope of the works was vast and one is amazed at the cultures exhibited. Well worth the entrance fee.

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Milan, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

miniatures room the size of a football field wonderful exhibit of southern pottery lovely restaurant to have lunch in the square at the museum

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The collection here is fabulous -- folk art from all over the world. It's displayed thematically, which is a refreshing approach. I think people of all ages will enjoy this museum. Be sure to consult the little guide book (that you can borrow at the museum) which describes the various folk art displays.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This museum would be enough on its own to warrant a trip to Santa Fe - I have been to museums across the world, but only once in a while am I really impressed because of a museum's uniqueness, and this was one of them. There were a few pretty interesting exhibits (one was a paper mache animal exhibit), but... More 

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Scotts Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Folk art from all over the world. Lots of NM and Latino themes but also Russian, Ethiopian, African etc. No exhibits are labelled; look for a free guide booklet as you enter.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A few sections of the museum were not open when we visited so we were disappointed not to see the textiles in particular. They had a very thorough and informative display of pottery from Georgia and North Carolina. I had not heard of it before and came away with a real appreciation for the artistry and the multi generational heritage... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Both permanent exhibits and traveling shows are extraordinary here. World class museum that is also small and human scaled, so you can enjoy everything close up and personal. Wildly colorful art from everywhere, with children's hands-on opportunities too. The gift shop is a must. Have breakfast or lunch at the Museum Hill Cafe. If you're a fan of folk art,... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Fascinating museum with folk art from around the world. You can spend many hours here if you try to examine everything in detail. Beautiful, creative art works in glorious colors. Great gift shop and a great staff.

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Newcastle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

There wasn't anything to dislike about the Folk Art Museum. It's was really interesting and you will see things there that you won't see anywhere else.

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New Castle, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was expected what I call folk art but this was different. Loved the room filled with "doll house" replicated figures, buildings, shops-life. Enjoyed learning about the bugs that the color red used in most of this art however it was a little overkill. Great gift shops and the staff was polite. Nice surprise to be told it was free... More 

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