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“good whole world perspective”

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 26, 2012

Interesting to see the folk art from different countries and to try and guess where each is from before reading about it. A great museum and good cafe with views that are incredible.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Somehow I thought there would be more local art, but it truly is an international display of folk art, most in dioramas behind glass. It was interesting to see the history of artistic development in various countries. We also enjoyed walking the labyrinth outside the Museum & dining in the nearby restaurant. The view from the hill is lovely.

1  Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

A fascinating place to visit on lovely Museum Hill. If you are here in July the International Folk Art Market is not to be missed. Artists from all over the world, many are women supporting their villages, offer their craft for competitive prices. It is festive and includes music and demonstrations.

2  Thank JoanSantaFe_NM
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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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