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Museum of International Folk Art

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Address: 706 Camino Lejo, 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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A wonderful museum, full of surprises, GREAT for kids

We went in to see a special show they had going about the history of Cochineal, the red dye obtained from bugs infesting southwestern cacti, and while it was a terrific exhibit we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Graton, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went in to see a special show they had going about the history of Cochineal, the red dye obtained from bugs infesting southwestern cacti, and while it was a terrific exhibit we were quite blown away by the museum's permanent collection, such as the large display of various "Milagros" or folk charms used as religious votive offerings from all... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We spent a couple of hours at this beautiful museum on museum hill. I highly recommend it. It includes a terrifically idiosyncratic permanent collection donated from one sponsor and beautiful changing exhibits. This museum is a gem. We took a docent-guided tour, and it was well worth the hour or so we spent with her.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

An impressive if overwhelming collection of folk art from around the world. We especially enjoyed the Red exhibit about the color and the cochineal red that comes from Mexico and this area. The folk art areas have Sparce signage, so someone serious about appreciating the folk art would need to get a guide from the front desk.

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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This museum is part of a complex of museums located on Museum Hill. Go. Pay the entrance fee. Enjoy a wonderful experience. I'd recommend taking the docent lead tour. And there is a cafe in the complex to enjoy too!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This museum has a very interesting exhibit of Southern U. S. pottery. All from northern Georgia and southern North Carolina, in the Appalachian mountain region. A great exhibit.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent exhibits on immigration and cochineal. The layout of the museum is fantastic - worth every penny we spent to go in. A must see/do - GO!

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The temporary exhibit "Red" about how cochineal has been used over the centuries is fascinating. Don't miss it.

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Ashland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If you enjoy folk art at all, this is a great place. We enjoyed most the permanent exhibit (there are many others) that displays folk art from many countries.

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New York City, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Unbelievable collection of folk art from around the world. Each case is a distinct world which gives an insight into another culture. Fabulous for adults and magical for children!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We came to see the show "Red" a celebration of the economic and artistic influence of Cochineal, and it was indeed a stunning exhibition. But around the corner was the Girard collection of (mostly) toys from around the world. This is arranged by theme, all countries mixed up, and it is a curation of genius. How we wished we had... More 

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