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New Mexico Museum of Art

107 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-476-5072
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Ranked #25 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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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a very small museum but the space is wonderful, and the exhibits are well chosen. It is well worth a visit. Use the $25 mult-museum pass and save some money.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A unique show, well mounted, on Judy Chicago was excellent. The selection in other galleries from the permanent collection was well done. This site also has an excellent gift shop.

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

...but time has not treated the museum very well. Its importance to New Mexico will always be the museum's place in history, but the museum seemed a bit neglected given its stature.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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