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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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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 Gerard Collection is world famous and the other revolving exhibits are beautifully displayed for all ages and interactive. Docent tours are available every day and are free. I... read more

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

The Gerard Collection is world famous and the other revolving exhibits are beautifully displayed for all ages and interactive. Docent tours are available every day and are free. I would encourage everyone to take one, especially in the Girard wing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You could spend whole days here and not manage to see everything. The kids will love all the toy displays and all the tiny recreations of life around the world. Plan to stay a long time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I agree with PasadenaJane's June 23 2015 review: "I'm not into huge collections of dolls, artifacts, etc." I'm definitely biased: I usually like edgy art by artists who have some training in what's traditional and who discover how to break out of that mold. I'd hoped that this museum would open my eyes and help me learn what makes traditional... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Great times! I would highly recommend the free multimedia tour. I was the envy of all those who were too lazy/afraid to go to the front desk to get it.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to arrive just as a group tour was starting. I highly recommend taking a tour if possible. The museum is so full I think it would have been overwhelming had we not had the introduction with the tour. The guide tells the history of the man whose collection we are seeing and does a once around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This Museum moved to a new building several years ago, and is much improved. I particularly like the special exhib itions, the Hispanic and Asian sections. It is not a large collection, but well worth a stop especially if you are visiting the adjacent museum of Hispanic art. For similar displays, museums which focus on one particular culture may be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We were really looking forward to seeing the Textiles exhibit. I'm a quilter & enjoy studying textiles of all ages & from all cultures. Imagine our surprise when we arrived bright & early at the museum & were told 3 of the 5 exhibits were closed including the Textile one. Although the cost of the entry fee wasn't prohibitive ($9... More 

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Aubrey, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We went to see the folk art and were pleased with most of the museum. The large room with the majority of the art was really cool to see. We stayed in there for quite a while just looking at all of it. It's a bit of a drive from Santa Fe, but not to far to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill was one of the best museums I have been in lately. There are rows and rows of miniatures, textiles and toys from all countries of the world purchased by the Girard family during their worldwide travels many years ago. Docents give walking tours several times during the day, which I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I love folk art and could be happy just seeing the Girard Collection over and over again. But learning about the glorious red and how it changed art...amazing. This museum has it all. it has frequent docent led tours, extra lectures on the new exhibits, an audio guide to take you around and excellent signage and flow. YEAH!

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Address: Address: 706 Camino Lejo, P.O. Box 2087, 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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