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“Folk Art from Around the World”

Museum of International Folk Art
Ranked #3 of 269 things to do in Santa Fe
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Open EVERY DAY 10am to 5pm through the month of October 2017; closed Mondays November through April. 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!
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Folk Art from Around the World”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

An incredible collection of global folk art. Brings you closer to the artisans around the world.

Visited July 2011
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41 reviews
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“Wasn't what we were thinking...”
Reviewed April 18, 2012

Largest room is dolls and dollhouses...one whole room to turn of the twenieth century Redding gowns from northern Greece. We were done in 15 mins.

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Dallas
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“For Folk Art fanatics only”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

If you aren't a Folk Art fan you'll feel you're at a really weird garage sale.

The air was stagnant which made it even harder to breathe for a non-altitude-adjusted low-lander like me.

A couple pieces were interesting, but it didn't feel like it was worth the $9 fee.

Visited April 2012
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Seminole, Florida
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“Give yourself lots of time. The museum is at least 25,000 S.F.”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Quality of art and figurine media. Artifacts from every corner of the globe from weaving to figurines to costumes and paintings. Presentations of entire village scenes done in miniature were most engrossing.

Visited April 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“The best museum in Santa Fe!”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

Allow at least two hours. Well worth your time. Rent and audio guide and allow time for the gift shop too. Additional museums on the hill to explore as well.

Visited April 2012
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