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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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. Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter & Thanksgiving holidays. From May through October, open daily 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; this exhibition is part of a National Dialogue on Immigration. Flamenco From Spain to New Mexico. 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. Kids 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members always free!

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The Girard Collection is Excellent!

I absolutely loved the International Folk Art Museum, having been lured by the temporary show about Flamenco. And while it was a well-done exhibit, my favorite part of the museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Washington, DC
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely loved the International Folk Art Museum, having been lured by the temporary show about Flamenco. And while it was a well-done exhibit, my favorite part of the museum is the Girard wing, which contains a massive collection of miniatures and accompanying decorative arts from all over the world. You could easily spend more than an hour taking it... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here last week, some of the attractions were closed as they are updating and changing them. Enjoyed the displays, found them interesting, the Flamenco Dancing display and the miniature villages were educational. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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rapid city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perhaps it's not surprising that the city that has the biggest International Folk Art market also has the best Folk Art Museum. I've really never seen anything that comes close anywhere else. The Folk Art Museum in NYC is nothing compared to this. The permanent exhibit is terrific and has something from just about everywhere. The visiting exhibits are usually... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The exhibits are wonderful and the shops are a must to buy gifts and souvenirs. The special events give you a chance to meet artists.

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Thank historylv2014
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Inspires creative ideas within although, I am stimulated to do something , it is yet to be realized. The experience of visiting and viewing the finished work of another human, gives hope to the creative person, the "I can " attitude. Great expereince

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Thank you for visiting, and taking the time to write a review that reflected your experience. I am sharing your review with the staff here at the Museum of International Folk Art. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum a few weeks ago and overall enjoyed the experience. They are currently working on a circus exhibit, which doesn't open for several more months. We got to take a peek at the progress of that exhibit and wish it would have been ready for visitors as it looked very cool. A few of the exhibits seemed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must admit we were skeptical and almost passed this one by. It was all the recommendations that finally made us try it. We were astonished and delighted by the displays. Spent more time than we thought we would. The eclectic collections are wonderfully organized and we spent time examining and enjoying them. The gift shop was also great.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Folk Art Museum is a joy to the senses. There's so much to see -- and take in. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We don't make that statement about anything else in SF (maybe the O'Keefe) ! You could spend days here. And don't miss the gift shop.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent museum. Highly recommended! We often take out of town visitors. It also has one of the best gift shops of any museum I have ever visited.

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