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“Folk art at its best”

Museum of International Folk Art
Ranked #3 of 272 things to do in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Open 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Sundays and closed Mondays November through April; open daily 10am to 5pm May through October. Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter & Thanksgiving holidays. Current exhibitions include No Idle Hands: The Myths and Meanings of Tramp Art, Quilts From Southwest and China, plus 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!
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Folk Art Museum is a treasure trove of outstanding folk art from around the world. The collection has both depth and breadth that shows what local cultures have produced to adorn and make their lives more funchtionable. the Gift dshop offers excellent examples to take hjome and trhe special exhibits re truly exceptional. The Folk Art of the Andes is well researched and informative using the latest technologies to include the visitor into the celebrations and life styles displayed. The Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill is a destination

Thank CarloseKess
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Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

This museum is one of the BEST in town. It is great for adults and kids. Everything is interesting. I esp. like when they have crafts for the kids like the day of the dead in october. Every month is different. The store has Lots of interesting things to buy as well! Its never let us down.

Thank MtzlL
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

The folk art collection is awesome and unlike anything I've seen anywhere else in the world. Museum Hill where the museum is located is also worth a stroll around - nice sculptures, a good cafe, and several other museums worth visiting.

Thank Dee H
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

The collection is amazing. Gives a great idea of what folk art is and can be. The collection is extensive and displayed in a playful and informative way. Fun!

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

If you come to Santa Fe and don't go to the Folk Art Museum then you are missing one of the best. Walk in tours by highly qualified docents are available. Call for tour times.

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