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Museum of International Folk Art

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Address: 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: +1 505-476-1200
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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From May through October, open daily 10am to 5pm.Open 10am to 5pm Tuesdays...

From May through October, open daily 10am to 5pm.Open 10am to 5pm Tuesdays through Sundays, closed on Mondays from November through April. Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter & Thanksgiving holidays. Current exhibitions include Flamenco From Spain to New Mexico, The Morris Miniature Circus:Return of the Little Big Top, Sacred Realm: Blessings & Good Fortune Across Asia. 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. Kids 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members always free!

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Small But Interesting Collection

This museum isn't huge, but it treats its exhibits with care. When we went there was a very interesting exhibit-in-progress about artisans practicing traditional crafts in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum isn't huge, but it treats its exhibits with care. When we went there was a very interesting exhibit-in-progress about artisans practicing traditional crafts in the modern world and marketplace. Friendly staff, and a good giftstore.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very fun and interesting place to take the kids, the family, friends, visitors, and even your class. A wide variety of unique historical and cultural artifacts.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic and unusual museum that should definitely be a part of your Santa Fe itinerary! The folk art on display is incredible and it is a great stop for families with children.

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Shasta Lake, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the interactive displays, especially the flamenco section where kids could dress up and try the castanets.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This great museum offers a lot of fun and small displays on a variety of arts and cultures from around the world. Ideal for families, crafty people and history nerds.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

just go there, it is beautifully done, prices in gift shop are outrageous but stuff is great to look at...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seeing the extensive exhibits of folk art was a thoroughly fun experience. The breadth and sheer number of items is a feast for the eyes and mind. Definitely a don't miss if you have any interest at all in this topic.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been here on several occasions over the past few years. The exhibits available at any one time are just a fraction of what is available. Each time I visited I became aware of items that I had not seen before, either because they were not on exhibit or because I had not noticed them. It can take 2-3... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic museum. For the best experience go at 2 pm and join the docent tour. The Gerard wing is unbelievable to imagine one man's collection and design. The stories of acquisition are priceless.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful experience. There was just so much to see that I think I would have rather spread it over a couple of days. If you have the time walk down to Canyon Road from the museum. It's a great walk through some old neighborhoods.

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