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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
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

Open 10am to 5pm Tuesdays through Sundays, closed on Mondays from November...

Open 10am to 5pm Tuesdays through Sundays, closed on Mondays from November through April. Beginning in May and extending through October, open daily 10am to 5pm. Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter & Thanksgiving holidays. Current exhibitions include Flamenco From Spain to New Mexico, No Idle Hands: The Myths and Meanings of Tramp Art, and Folk Art in Focus 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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Wonderful, Different, Creative Museum!

I loved my visit here...especially the Tramp Art exhibit. I have been to many museums and I have never seen anything like this before. It's vibrant and creative and so... read more

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North Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved my visit here...especially the Tramp Art exhibit. I have been to many museums and I have never seen anything like this before. It's vibrant and creative and so different. And enjoyable for all age groups and types of people. A must-see in Santa Fe!

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on the HILL.............we purchased the CULTURE PASS: $30/pp and wandered thru this phenomenal museum. We responded to EVERY wing of this museum and tried to take it all in. Did you know that this museum is home to the largest international fol art collection probably in the world. Next visit......I would do... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It can overload your senses at first. Take time to wander the aisles. There is a cardboard guide you can pick up in the doorway that helps explain some of the tableaux.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An incredible collection that I could spend weeks digging into. I wish it was a little easier to navigate, in terms of how things correlate to the guide pamphlet that has all the information. Nevertheless, it's a whirlwind trip around the world through these beautiful objects that illustrate the cultures of the places from which they come.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're interested in Folk Art, then that's the place to be! There are so many beautiful and very detailed artworks, i could have spent days in there. I am a huge fan of mexican folk art, but you will also find amazing asian, north american and european pieces. From all museums that i have visited in my life, this... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I liked the folk art section best, fascinating collection. A huge and amazing collection of folk art from around the world.

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Concord, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this museum for both its exhibits and uniqueness. Also has two wonxerful gift shops. It has docent tours but unfortunately did not know so missed the last tour.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

im glad I went but it didn't hold my interest for more than 15 min. It might be best for parents small children in tow

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the most perfect experience, I can't explain how great this museum is. No wonder it is the top-rated thing to do. They have the most unbelievable permanent collection of international folk-art; it is overwhelming how much there is. Take your time in this area! And then there are the special exhibits which are just amazing. They really go... More 

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El Cerrito, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot come to Santa Fe -- or Albuquerque, for that matter, without coming to this museum -- unless you have no interest at all in folk art. The museum also always has some fascinating special exhibits, one on Tramp Art this time, Japanese kites on the last visit.

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