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Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

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Address: Museum Hill, 750 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: +1 505-982-2226
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This museum houses over 3,000 objects in its varied collection of Spanish...

This museum houses over 3,000 objects in its varied collection of Spanish Colonial art.

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Beautiful collection

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art has a lovely collection of blankets and art from the colonial period. Perhaps the best part of the museum is that it is housed in a building... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art has a lovely collection of blankets and art from the colonial period. Perhaps the best part of the museum is that it is housed in a building designed by John Gaw Meem. Any opportunity to spend time in a Meem building is a great treat.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

On top of Museum Hill, next to MOIFA, the little Museum of Spanish Colonial Art packs a punch. Admission is $8, or part of the NM Cultural Package you can purchase at any participating institution. I loved the Chimayo weaving exhibit while I was there this last time...the examples of weaving were sublime. The art & craft was well explained.... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

The approach and grounds were so beautiful I spent an hour outside - the art an history inside were presented and highlighted well with access to washrooms clearly shown. The people were so helpful and willing to help- terrific experience -especially as I was there near closing and stood on the high hill as the sun went down- a memory... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

This small museum wastes none of its space and provides a broad overview of Spanish colonial aesthetics. The building itself is one of the oldest buildings in Santa Fe, and, as a residence converted into a public space, is fascinating even without any of the art and artifacts on its walls. On our recent visit, we learned quite a bit... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

The official period for Spanish Colonial Art ended in 1850 according to the Met Museum. Mexico became independent from Spain in 1821. Most of the displays are from later than 1821 and many are after 1850 and many are even after 1900 and a good number are current day knockoffs. There are a lot of photographs and virtual none from... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

After a some what disappointing O'Keefe Museum this very nice tidy Museum was very nice. Well explained. Very nice visit.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

For many years this was a free museum. When they began charging and offering memberships, we immediately joined. The exhibits don't rotate very often, but they are always extremely interesting. The gift shop is filled with retablos and other Spanish art. It's an easy walk from the Plaza on Museum Hill. Plus is has convenient parking too.

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Kansas City Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

beautiful pieces from Estates both simple and glamorous. residential and agricultural. Pictures of historical figures. Easy parking on museum Hill. Not included in culture pass but discounted. Worth a pleasant hour including a relaxing Garden.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

The only dedicated Spanish Colonial museum in the U.S., it is occupies a Pueblo Revival style house built in the 1930’s. Exhibits of everyday artifacts fill each room conveying the feel of living in the era. It is an easily digestible museum and has a Costume Corner of traditional garments for children to try on.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

Wonderful building designed by famous architect, John Meem. The displays are very well placed within this small museum. The docent was fabulous in giving the history of the area, artwork, and traditions. I believe the displays are being switched out soon so I would suggest calling before you visit -- 505-982-2226. The museum is closed on Mondays and free to... More 

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