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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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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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One of my favorite museums

A museum to delight the eye and make you think about how the world is connected. Especially like the Girard Collection. Great gift shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A museum to delight the eye and make you think about how the world is connected. Especially like the Girard Collection. Great gift shop.

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is part of the Museum Hill complex. The setting itself is worth the trip. You get views of Santa Fe on one side, and the mountains on the other. It has an amazing collection of folk art.

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Thank patagoniac57
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was so worth the time spent. An amazing number of items displayed. The gift shop is also worth a walk through

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is fantastic. I missed it on my last two visits to Santa Fe, but recently took my two boys, ages 11 and 10. We took the docent led tour because we had limited time. It is a feast for the eyes -- very interesting collections. You have to see it with your own eyes. There was also a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely fabulous works of art everywhere you turn. Its a bit busy on the weekend, so try it during the week. Wear very comfortable shoes because you will walk a lot. Take the time to enjoy this place. It's well worth the visit.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One visit wasn't enough, so I made two. There is a temporary (Flamenco) exhibition that I found very enlightening. During a previous visit, I found myself so drawn to a traveling exhibit, I missed the main collection. This time I made two trips to the main collection, and could have made a third in order properly to appreciate all that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are interested in folk art, allow plenty of time to wander this chock-full museum. When I visited, a special presentation on Flamenco in New Mexico was impressive and somewhat interactive. Recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unusual display of thousands of pieces of folk art and figures. The huge dioramas from many countries was different.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No not quite, but I am a collector & have some of these items. Many of Mexican, Central & So American origin. All this belonged to one man who bequeated it to the museum if they would house his huge collection. Dont think he was married. Some of the items are intricate & beautiful, others "fun" I especially liked the... More 

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MOIFA, Public Relations Manager at Museum of International Folk Art, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! Alexander Girard and his wife Susan went to Mexico for their honeymoon in 1939 and began collecting folk art. The exhibition Multiple Visions: A Common Bond displays about 10% of the overall collection. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately for me and my friends our visit was close to closing on our last day and we did not have a chance to really view all the exhibits but for the portion we did see it warrants another visit. Very colorful. Could use ore diversity but the pieces were quite intriguing. On the day we visited the monks had... More 

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