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Museum of International Folk Art

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Address: 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
Phone Number: +1 505-476-1200
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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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Not to be missed by anyone/any age.

Really fun and entertaining museum. Give yourself a couple of hours. Great for kids and very affordable.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really fun and entertaining museum. Give yourself a couple of hours. Great for kids and very affordable.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure to get one of the knowledgeable tour guides to follow through the 10,000 items and tell you the important ones and the stories about them. Also take your camera. Photo's are allowed as long as the flash is turned off. If you don't know how to turn it off the attendants there will help you set it. Also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here a number of times- always have to go see the Girard collection. Special treat is the Morris Miniature Circus- what incredible detail! I hope to see it once the mechanical works are restored. Plan several hours to see all the exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Currently the Museum is showing the permanent, huge collection of miniatures, Flamenco history and current (my favorite), and Sacred Art. 2 excellent gift shops. Didn't eat at the cafe. Don't forget to bring your home town art museum membership cards, they may have a reciprocity agreement. That saved us $24.00. Museum small enough that you can see all in 2... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The International Folk Art Museum, located on Museum Hill, has a huge and superb permanent collection of folk art from all over the world. It is presented in a manner that is truly outstanding, and one can spend hours examining it in detail. Their temporary exhibits are high quality and always very interesting. One of the true Santa Fe highlights

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum has some fun exhibits and they encouraged visitors to take pictures. A big part of their collection was the section with old miniatures and folk art from all over the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a morning to hang out in Santa Fe and, without question, went back to the Folk Art Museum. When we arrived, we found two special exhibits, both of which really piqued our interest: Flamenco and Asian Sacred Art. Both were extraordinary. A must-visit! We've had lots of prior exposure to both, but learned a tremendous amount. The video... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We now make a point of visiting this museum every time we visit Santa Fe. Marvelous permanent collection and interesting special exhibit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this Museum in July of this year. This was our first visit, and I have to say, we were impressed. A lot to see, in such a short amount of time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A local art person complained that so much could get done here- but it doesn't. Visit 10 years apart and not much changes. Sure- there will be a special exhibit but the bulk of the museum just sits there. Where is American self taught art?

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