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“Destination for museum goers” 4 of 5 stars
Review of New Mexico Museum of Art

New Mexico Museum of Art
107 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-476-5072
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Ranked #19 of 94 Attractions in Santa Fe
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Art lovers will delight in Santa Fe's many famous painters and photographers.
San Francisco
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“Destination for museum goers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Three exhibitions on view are worthwhile and different. This museum has taken on more contemporary art exhibitions which make for a rewarding experience. Even as a collector of pueblo pottery, this museum is a worthwhile visit with a nice gift shop.

Visited May 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Excellent Museum in Beautiful Historic Building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I live close by and so get to visit this lovely museum on a regular basis, but no visit to Santa Fe should exclude a trip to see what exhibits are being offered. It is located in a wonderful historic adobe building with one of the loveliest courtyards in Santa Fe and was built to be the museum in 1917; only 4 years after NM achieved statehood. It also has the oldest museum magazine in the country, El Palacio, started in 1913. There will always be some excellent southwest art in a variety of mediums and ranging from prehistoric to modern and they almost always have some intriguing contemporary art as well.

A sampling of what we saw on our last visit: It's about Time, 14,000 years of Art in New Mexico, Shiprock and Mont St. Michel: Photography by William Clift, Peter Sarkisian: Video Works 1994-2011, and "Back in the Saddle" with painting showing changing depictions of horses in the West. The video exhibit was the most surprising--among the best video installations I have seen anywhere in the country and the other exhibits were stellar as well. If you only have time for a few museums make sure to include the NM Museum of Art during your visit.

Visited June 2013
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Berkeley, California
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“A great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I love this museum. I love just about all art museums but this one, focussed on New Mexico, is special. You just gotta go, I'm telling ya.

Visited June 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Must see museum directly off Santa Fe plaza!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Surprisingly offers contemporary as well as traditional southwestern art. A must see directly off the plaza.

Visited May 2013
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

There are so many beautiful things to see in this museum. Obviously there is an abundance of talented artists throughout New Mexico. Visiting this museum will be well worth the time. Plan on several hours if you want to see everything.

Visited May 2013
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