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Museum of International Folk Art

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Address: 706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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+1 505-476-1200
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 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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More folk art than you can imagine

The collection is huge and is rotated in and out of storage. Stay as long as you can or endure, and are interested. It is located on museum hill among other interest museums... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The collection is huge and is rotated in and out of storage. Stay as long as you can or endure, and are interested. It is located on museum hill among other interest museums; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Spanish Colonial Art, and others. Wear good walking shoes. Very popular in July and August. I live nearby so have visited... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Especially If you have children with you, this is a great experience. Exhibits present scenes with dolls, buildings, animals, carts, etc., to provide a coherent context for individual pieces. Your eyes can't help but feast on these scenes as your mind follows the story that is being told within them. The collection is large and so well put together you... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been collecting folk art for many years and this museum and collection was absolute heaven to me. From whimsical to serious to incomprehensible (to me) figures and dioramas, there is something for anyone who appreciates the folk arts from primitive to finely crafted pieces. I probably spent about 2 hours between the displays and shop. I took many... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The items in this museum,a collection of artifacts consisting of folk art, popular art, toys, and textiles from around the world were seeded by a collection donated by the famous designer Alexander Girard and his wife. A walk through the museum will people your dreams for years to come. Oh, children like it too.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went with a friend to see miniature circus exhibit before it closed. It was amazing! So detailed and intricate--down to faces in the crowd, tiny tent tie-downs and even camels. But I enjoyed the flamenco exhibit just as much if not more. The history was intriguing. The costumes and settings were fantastic. Go for this, if for no other reason!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Easily walkable from the Botanical Garden. Also tremendous vistas from the outside plaza. Plan plenty of time to visit the museum itself. Extensive exhibits and you will walk away amazed at collections.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An impressive museum that has both permanent collections and traveling exhibitions. Most of the art is from around the world – with not a lot from the United States. They have a beautiful gift shop that has many fun trinkets. The complex it’s in has other museums in it, so you can make a day of it.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Usually folk art museums are boring to kids, but this one has managed to keep my kids, age 6 and 7, entertained. They liked dressing up in flamenco outfits and hand crafting ornaments, folding oragami and coloring pictures. They also have a fun play area with toys. There is a cafe up on the hill too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a treat. You do however need time to really enjoy the major display room. The creative arrangement of "villages" that represent different cultures is so detailed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First it is cheap, adults 7$, and kids below 12 or something like that are free (and if you have family pass from the library it free for everyone), second it was very fun, with interesting things for the kids as well, for example they have nice place for the kids to wear costumes of Flamenco dancers. we went with... More 

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