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SITE Santa Fe

1606 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-989-1199
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Ranked #39 of 109 attractions in Santa Fe
Type: Art Museums
Description: A contemporary art space committed to enriching the cultural life of Santa Fe and beyond.
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English first
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Located near the Farmers Market, this building houses an exhibit on fractured landscapes, which are displayed both literally and metaphorically. The timeline exhibit alone, detailing the treaties made and broken with natives of the area, is worth the price of admission. BTW, admission is free on Saturday mornings but changes promptly at 12:01.

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Golden CO
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The exhibit we saw took some time to get into. But once we did, I went back to some of the areas I had breezed through. The location is accessible near the rail station (commuter train to Albuquerque), so there is parking and nearby food and drink and the farmers market. Nice to stroll around this area.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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171 reviews 171 reviews
64 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

As another reviewer correctly characterized it, SITE Santa Fe is a venue for temporary shows either of a single artist's work or of several artists presented topically. It's an awfully nice space, but I imagine that whether you enjoy your experience or not depends largely on the show you see when you visit. We saw a conceptual presentation concerning food.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Calling SITE an art museum seems a bit off, but it is also not a gallery in the traditional sense. What site does is non-permanent shows in their large space near the rail yard district. During my visit they had the whole space taken over by an artist that was truly incredible. The staff was super friendly and really willing... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The Enrique Martinez Celaya show was heart felt. He uses video, paintings, assemblies, and sculpture, as well as music to evoke a sense of time and someone's personal history. The show really got under my skin -- and it only took 15 minutes to walk through the installation.

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Tucson, Arizona
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Site Santa Fe is the core of the contemporary art scene in Santa Fe. The Enrique Martinez Celaya show is first rate. It is evocative, thoughtful, and beautiful. Do yourself a big favor and go!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The great thing about Santa Fe is that it has turned from a city with a high rate of Indian and Mexican art to a sort of Mecca of comprehensive art forms. SITE fits that bill with avant grade art on display which showcases very well the modern art scene of the city. If you take the walk down from... More

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Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I usually enjoy visiting contemporary art museums - it normally makes for an enjoyable day. Both my husband and I thought that SITE was disappointing. Maybe it was just the exhibits that were on display during our visit. Art is supposed to be uplifting, but the art on display here just left me feeling sad. On the plus side, the... More

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South Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I think I would've gotten more out of this 'art' museum if I was wearing a beret, sporting a goatee and smoking a cigarette through a long fancy holder. And used words like "groovy" more often. If that sounds like you, then the 10 bucks a head to get in would be more worthwhile than it was for me.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I have lived in Albuquerque for 20 years and am ashamed to say that I just visited Site Santa Fe for the first time a few days ago! This is an amazing small modern art museum/space with exhibits that are constantly changing. The accordion door that plays music as you press the buttons and open and close the door was... More

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