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“A unique and wonderful museum experience in Santa Fe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of International Folk Art

Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo, P.O. Box 2087, Santa Fe, NM 87505
+1 505-476-1200
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Ranked #2 of 216 things to do in Santa Fe
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Activities: Arts and crafts
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Owner description: Open 10am to 5pm Tuesdays through Sundays, closed on Mondays from November through April. Open daily 10am to 5pm May through October from 10am to 5pm. Current exhibitions include Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Reflect on the Immigrant Experience is in the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience through the January 17, 2016. The exhibition is part of a National Dialogue on Immigration, gallery activities include drawing and responding to the question "You have to leave your home, you can only take what you an carry, What do you bring?" On paper via tweet. Pottery of the U.S. South: A Living Tradition explores the forms, glazes and stories of the families that continue to make pottery. More than 120,000 objects are on display in the long term exhibition Multiple Visions, A Common Bond by architect and designer Alexander Girard. This international folk art collection includes miniature buildings, streets and village scenes from more than 100 different countries. There are no text panels in this exhibition, the cases are numbered. If you miss the Docent walk-in tour, pick up a multi-media tour at the front desk or a grab a printed gallery guide at either entrance.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“A unique and wonderful museum experience in Santa Fe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Museum of International Folk Art (locally known as MOIFA) is the one must-not-be-missed museum in Santa Fe. It is totally unique. The Girard collection of folk art from all over the world is varied and interesting with something for everyone. And the Special exhibitions are always interesting and well-presented. But the star of the show is the relatively new Neutrogena Collection, including an amazing collection of textiles and "Lloyd's Treasure Chest." Don't miss it.

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“The Sant Fe International Folk Art Festival July 13th!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I want to commend the organization for having handicapped rides to entrance of the Folk Art Festival. I did not realize to lines one would have to wait in but the handicapped organization in place made this experience work for me. I loved all the wonderful vendors and the music was joyous. I saw the South African Musicians and dancers perform which was Wonderful. This event happens every year. So many volunteers make this possible.

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“Folk Art Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I loved the Museum the history of Chocolate made us all want chocolate in the worse way. Very interesting and learned a lot by watching their movie on the history of chocolate.
The Japanese Kites were beautiful.
Last but not least an amazing huge collection of folk art from all around the world in a wonderful display with a great little book to easily read about the displays that are of interest to you.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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“Incredible collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The permanent exhibit of world folk art is truly remarkable if you like miniatures. Highly recommended

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“Neat collections and free on Friday nights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Nice museum that's not too big or overwhelming with several exhibits, including permanent exhibit of one man's folk art collection. Traveling exhibits about history of chocolate and Japanese kites were very interesting. Free parking or you can take shuttle from other tourist stops. We ate at Museum Cafe after, which was very good. Museum is free on Friday nights from 5 - 8 pm.

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