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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 #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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Lakewood, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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135 reviews 135 reviews
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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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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Having visited an adjacent museum, I had low expectations. I was very pleasantly surprised. To be sure it's not a huge museum but there is quite a range of works including an especially interesting photo display upstairs. There are two small sculpture gardens, a beautiful courtyard, nice gift shop and concert space.

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Olathe, Kansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was expecting paintings with horses and typical western themed art of average quality. Not at all the case! Having grown up visiting the Chicago Art Institute several times a month, I must admit I'm a snob when I go to smaller museums. However, this visit took me by surprise and I spent several hours wandering through the galleries and... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This museum was a nice surprise. I was not planning to visit it initially, because there are so many options in what to see in Santa Fe. But after reading about the museums in downtown, this one was popping up as a good possibility. It confirmed that! The museum is relatively small, but it has an interesting permanent collection of... More

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Las Cruces, NM
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lots of different kinds of things, like old frescos in the courtyard which was a great place to rest weary feet and enjoy the fountain. NM landscape paintings. Upstairs a great photography exhibit with photos from Antarctica.

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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This museum is part of a special museum pass. There are special prices for four museums in four days. Lower prices apply for fewer museums. The current special exhibit is work by Judy Chicago; until October 12, 2014. I was not disappointed. I don't know how many pieces there were but there were many. It was a very moving exhibit.... More

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Yucca Valley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I absolutely adore this Museum. Their collection of contemporary regional artists is superb. You get a panoramic view of the many wonderful artist that lived and worked in the Santa Fe region. My favorite is their wonderful collection of Gustave Baumann woodcuts. WOW!

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Tucson Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Every place we go, museums are a priority. We bought ourselves "Culture Passes" (14 New Mexico Museums and Monuments for $25.00), so that we could cover as many as possible. That $25.00 is a great deal, as for out of state visitors, admission is $9.00 per person to each museum. This building and courtyard are gorgeous. However, after visiting what... More

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