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New Mexico Museum of Art

107 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
505-476-5072
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Ranked #24 of 109 Attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: Art lovers will delight in Santa Fe's many famous painters and photographers.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The St. Francis Auditorium at New Mexico Museum of Art is a so-so event space for very talented performers/musicians. The seats are straight-back old church pews, so expect to be uncomfortable. The balcony is our preference for concerts because it's the only section with tiered pews. Otherwise, you are simply seated in an old church, looking at a raised stage,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. There were many good works of art. The temporary exhibit of Judy Chicago's art was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I was fortunate enough to be here when this fine museum had their annual book sale! Oh, my God!!! I was able to find two fabulous photography books (Robert Frank's "The Americans," and The Family of Man), both hardcover first editions, along with a couple of extraordinary posters/prints including a GO'K Santa Fe Opera from 1976 all for less than... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Judy Chicago exhibit was fabulous. We spent 2 hours but wished we would have had more time to study and experience the work more. If you are in the area hurry before the Judy Chicago exhibit moves on. The other works in the Museum were OK but the traveling exhibit made the $9 admission an acceptable value.

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Kechi, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It is not a real big museum but it does have some nice pieces on display. It's one of those, "been there, done that" kind of places. It was ok.

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Yes, you will see local artists but those of international and national reknown as many painters/photographers came to NM for the light and weather including Georgia O'Keefe of course. Well laid out. Good maps; excellent docents; rotating special exhibits to supplement permanent collection. Nice sculptor collection in a sunny courtyard.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Small size and limited exhibits at the state museum...... considering the number of high quality historical NM artists. Enjoyed and appreciated the works of the Taos Society of Artists, Santa Fe contemporaries and their associates.....especially the Gustave Baumann art. Disliked the one-sided negativity of one special exhibit.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of my main reasons to head to Santa Fe for a weekend vacationwas to enjoy the artist community and galleries. I had no idea that this beautiful museum would be my favorite part of my long weekend. Truthfully, it is small, but the collections and pieces are extraordinary. It may only be the size of a few galleries in... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Music sounds great in this venue, even from the balcony, or perhaps especially from the balcony. Various groups use this place. Check in the in the weekly Pasatiempo magazine for events.

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Norwich, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I must admit that I did not visit the New Mexico Museum of Art for its collections, but for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Previously, I had admired from outside the spectacular pueblo-style architecture of this handsome building, conveniently located on West Palace Avenue on the Plaza. Inside, there is a separate box office for tickets to the Santa... More

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