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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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Folk Art lovers, do not miss this Museum

I have visited other Folk Art collections around the US, and hands down this museum has the best regular collection. It is International folk art, not just US. You will be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I have visited other Folk Art collections around the US, and hands down this museum has the best regular collection. It is International folk art, not just US. You will be transported around the world. And the indigenious scene displays are quite charming and educational. There is a sweet little play/rest area for children with toys and books, plus a... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

On my visit in mid-April 2015, I was unable to visit the entire museum, as the Hispanic Heritage and Neutrogena (textile) wings were closed for renovation. However we still had a pleasant time touring the "Immigrant Experience", "Pottery of the US South", and "Multiple Visions: A Common Bond" exhibitions. A visitor could spend an entire day in the Girard Wing!

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Worthington, MA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

There were so many things to see and learn about. International dolls, clay figures, wall hangings, etc. The themed displays of masks and ships and trains were wonderful. Do not miss it.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Museum of International Folk Art is like a giant toy box of art. Children and adults become totally absorbed in tiny scenes depicting cultures worldwide. This is a fabulous place to enjoy art and take children. A large parking area across the street allows you to drop your car and walk and roam through walking paths to the Folk... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Loved many of the objects, but not the absence of labeling of where works come from. You have to carry around a little book and look up the numbers if they are posted. If you know nothing and want to learn nothing, you won't mind. Some of the exhibits show figures from all over the world mixed together. Loved the... More 

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new jersey, usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

great for kids, tons of miniatures from all over the world, not particularly focused on New-Mexico, but the museum across the forum was more what we wanted

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went to this museum based on the reviews here on TripAdvisor. We (hubby, me, two kids ages 5 &7) were so disappointed. The pottery exhibit was pretty bland. It was nice pottery, but really how interesting can pottery be? The other room had toys/dolls from all over the worlds. I was sort of interested in it, but no one... More 

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MOIFA, Public Relations Manager at Museum of International Folk Art, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review the Museum of International Folk Art, it's good to know the book and toy lounge was a hit with your kids. A lot of people really enjoy the toys, dolls and miniatures from around the world in the Girard Wing, there are several cases with special appeal to kids, sorry they were missed! More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I went to the Museum of International Folk Art initially for the cafe, which was recommended to me. There was a special. I ended up walking through the museum and really enjoyed the exhibits. It gave me a better picture of the culture of the area. The cafe had some wonderful service and food. Overall a pretty worthwhile experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We went there with our 10 and 12 year old sons. They loved it, and we loved it. There was something for everyone. There was an exhibition of pottery from the southeast US that blew me away (and trust me I would not normally ever say that about pottery). Check out the face jugs, that's all I'm saying. There was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Never thought much of folk art until I visited this huge and diverse collection. The special exhibits are worth the admission. The shops provide an opportunity to take a special memory home.

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