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Museum of International Folk Art

Address: 706 Camino Lejo, P.O. Box 2087, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: +1 505-476-1200
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Ranked #3 of 153 Attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: Open 10am to 5pm Tuesdays through Sundays, closed on Mondays from November through April. Open...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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. 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.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Whole family went and enjoyed it. They had sketch pads and craft exercises for the kids, our teens stayed as long as we wanted, which isn't always the case. If you like folk art - this is the place. If you don't like one region/style, keep moving, you will probably find something you do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

One of the museums on Museum Hill, this is a gem not to be missed. All of the exhibitions were interesting, but we particularly enjoyed the permanent collection of miniatures.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I've been to the best museums in the world, and this one impressed me. Incredible, eclectic collection and a giant room of an exhibit that will be like nothing you've ever seen before. Great activities for kids throughout. LOVED it.

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Rye, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is a study in humanity and what different societies do to express their creativity and what is beauty. The collection reflects an extensive view of one man's travel around the world and what he learned of commonality of people. The wooden animal exhibit is astounding. Give yourself enough time to view this very special place.

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Westcliffe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Outstanding historical collection of folk art from around the world. The sheer size of the collection is mind-boggling. Plan to spend 2 hours minimum!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

A visual pleasure at every turn. Fantastic exhibits by famous and not so famous people. Go fast or take your time. Great interactive stations if you have kids. Lovely view from the Museum Cafe, and great atmosphere during Sunday brunch.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Fascinating collections in a magnificent Museum. The art - and the architecture - are both grand. See also the Indian culture museum across the courtyard

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Pasadena, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have been to the Museum of International Folk Art several times and never tire of it. The displays are so unique and the quality/quantity of each exhibit is exquisite.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The pottery from the US Southeast was nice but we like the local version better. The wooden animals were cute but did not take long to look at. The miniatures were amazing and we enjoyed touring through them but were not interested enough to read all the material on them in the booklet. Other than the section with the miniatures... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The museum is mostly wood carvings, diorama, and pottery. I wasn't really interested in any of the stuff here. We spent around an hour in the museum. The admission cost was nine dollar per person. Unless your very into folk art, the nine dollars isn't worth the price. The museum is pretty small, so you can see everything in 90... More 

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