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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 #20 of 107 attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Description: Art lovers will delight in Santa Fe's many famous painters and photographers.
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COLOMBIA
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194 reviews 194 reviews
64 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There was only one photography show on display The other rooms were empty and will be ready to show by May.

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Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

As was the case with the Georgia O'Keeffe museum, the Museum of modern Art was a disappointment. The museum may not be able to afford high quality paintings, but a private collection showing (the name of which I rightfully forgot) was an insult to art-loving visitors. Some of the earlier paintings from the museum’s collection were viewable, but do not... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Being a state museum, in a city filled to the brim with art and artists and charging $9 a head you'd expect to be wowed. We weren't. Took maybe 10 minutes to walk the galleries and admire the few pieces of art. We're not art snobs but since when did two 4x4 pieces of wood on the floor become museum... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Very interesting would of like audio guide, we did learned about NM history but I did expect more details

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Visited this museum in March of 2014. I found there there was a small but nice collection of art with a variety of different types of art. One area of the museum was closed at the time. In all it might have taken about 45 minutes to see everything. I enjoyed the outside area garden.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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102 reviews 102 reviews
27 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Located right off the Plaza this is a well worn tourist destination - the collection is average, nothing great. They do get some good traveling exhibitions but that is hit and miss and not dependable. Only worth a visit if the current show is something special.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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100 reviews 100 reviews
17 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Wonderful museum. Gives an amazing overview of New Mexico's history. Well worth the visit. As a New Mexico resident, it's free on Sundays, which is great!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This museum is nice to visit for a couple of hours and I like the patio too, but I think that is slightly overpriced. Reduce the entrance fee and it will be perfect!

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit. The NM timeline in art was a great display. The outside sculptures should not be missed. And don't forget the upstairs! (Hard to believe, but we almost did, having been satisfied with the variety of exhibits downstairs.) Upstairs there was an amazing exhibit of video and mixed media art - really fun and interesting. I... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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227 reviews 227 reviews
74 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We visited for a very short time to enjoy the Goya exhibit, and in the process purchased a couple things at the lovely gift shop where we were warmly welcomed. We will return for a longer visit next trip!

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