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New Mexico Museum of Art

107 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
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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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Las Cruces, NM
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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158 reviews 158 reviews
32 attraction reviews
1,073 helpful votes 1,073 helpful votes
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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Racine, Wisconsin
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111 reviews 111 reviews
43 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were as impressed by the exterior architecture of this museum as we were by the excellent exhibits on the inside. The exhibits provided a great artistic history of New Mexico by a wide range of artists. Docents are available.

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Alamo, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
44 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

There is a pretty pueblo courtyard with some wall murals and a nice fountain. The "modern art" was not particularly memorable. The lighting was not very good. The surroundings, though, are charming. When we were there, we really enjoyed the PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT -- it was worth the time. Really interesting and well curated. We also took the (2 hour) Walking... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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171 reviews 171 reviews
64 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The collection on display here is rather limited and the presentation is a bit unimaginative. On the other hand, the walking tour of Santa Fe that the Museum offers Monday mornings is great fun. Our guide was funny, informative and very candid about Santa Fe's virtues and shortcomings. (We'd rate the tour a four, but the museum is merely a... More

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Palatine, Illinois
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152 reviews 152 reviews
47 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is a teeny tiny museum with a moderate entrance fee, around $10. The day I visited, several galleries were closed as new exhibits were being installed. As compensation, I was allowed to visit without paying. I've read other reviews and despite being granted access for free, other museum-goers complain bitterly about this museum. Yes, it's small but so is... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

First of all, the "modern art" exhibit was filled to the brim with absolute crap. I teach middle school, and I've seen better and truer art out of seventh graders than what is mounted and lit in those halls. Secondly, and more importantly, there *are* some nice pieces at the NM Museum of Art, but they have these terrible spot... More

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238 reviews 238 reviews
83 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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