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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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went in and didn't know what to expect. Great art of the locals and other areas in NM. Would recommend for all visiting the area. Worth a few minutes or few hours.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

went in and didn't know what to expect. Great art of the locals and other areas in NM. Would recommend for all visiting the area. Worth a few minutes or few hours.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The permanent collection has pieces from around the world. Even if folk art is not usually to your liking, as it is not to mine, you are sure to find something that will cause your jaw to drop. There is often a changing exhibit. The one in summer 2015, Red, explored the historical sources and uses of red in clothing,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My family and I have come here for years and always see something new. The gift shop itself is worth the trip! While in sleepy SF you can visit the whole world at the Folk Art museum. All ages will love this trip across the globe in one beautiful hilltop museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Lots and lots of very cool dolls and figurines. There are so many things to see. It was a worthwhile trip and free on Sunday!

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I LOVE the IFA. I could go everyday and never be disapointed. I liked every inch of the museum. Too hard to put into words, but the quality the history, the minatures, its all amazing

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Girard arranged 10,000 pieces of folk art (1/10 of his collection) to tell stories. His displays and dioramas mingle pieces from various cultures and time periods according to his lively, imaginative vision, instead of following an historical sequence in the tradition of most museums. The result is a stunning, visual feast that spans and connects the globe. Be sure to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is the second time that my wife and I have gone to the museum, and I highly recommend it. This visit we saw a number of different exhibits. First we went through an exhibit on southern pottery making. Although this is not the most exciting exhibit I've seen, I did enjoy looking at the pottery itself. We then went... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Good exhibits,. Was short of time have to come back to see more.Santa Fe for the first time is very overwelming

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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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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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