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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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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 Gem of a Museum

Who would have thought that Folk Art could have such meaning and elicit such feelings. The museum is lovely. The galleries are humane and not overwhelming. The side room where the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Who would have thought that Folk Art could have such meaning and elicit such feelings. The museum is lovely. The galleries are humane and not overwhelming. The side room where the Notes of Conscience are featured is profound. A large portion of the population will be bored here but for the other side it's an experience.

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Liberty Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice museum exhibiting a wide array of objects from around the world, in particular figurines and weavings of many shapes, sizes and styles. There is also a current exhibit around the theme of the color Red that is both clever and intriguing. Very nicely organized and presented.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

World class collection, absolutely astounding, in a breathtaking setting outside of town with a cafe that has magnificent views.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Run, don't walk to the exhibit that just opened at this museum as it will only be here until September 2015. It's call RED. It is the story of the cochineal red, a natural red dye extracted from the cochineal bug that at one time, was the 2nd most important import to Spain next to silver. If anything go there... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We had no idea what to expect. We visited over 2 visits because there are so many exhibits to see. The Turquoise Water Sky along with the outdoor sculpture were awesome!

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Pomona, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A large and unique collection a great expression of various cultures. Showcased in a very interesting manner

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South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Depending on your interest in folk art, you may want to spend a lot of time here. We were very glad we visited, but had our fill in about an hour. That's a good thing, because there is a lot of art to see in Santa Fe!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If u like this kind of art u are gonna love this museum because it's real good. Me and my girlfriend didn't like it because of its weirdness and for most part for its non sense.

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Atwater, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I was amazed at all the folk art collected by one couple. It makes you realize that all people are more alike than different. The guide book was very helpful. I think it is a great place to visit when you are on Museum Hill in Santa Fe.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

As a lover of folk art, this museum was a joy to visit. The workmanship and the variety of objects just took my breath away, I felt as though a long-time dream had been fulfilled.

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