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“Don't Miss This One!”

Museum of International Folk Art
Ranked #3 of 261 things to do in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Open Daily 10am to 5pm through the month of October; 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!
Kalispell, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 848 helpful votes
“Don't Miss This One!”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Located on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, this museum is treasure trove for all ages. An uplifting, idea-filled place with little surprises around every corner. This is a museum that will take more time than you would ever imagine. Have fun.

Visited December 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Girard Collection is Amazing”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Seeing all the toys and other articles from all over the world that are centered around celebration was so inspiring. Also loved the labyrinth outside and Cafe.

Visited February 2013
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New York
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“Interesting!”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

The museum is definitely worth visiting. Wonderful exhibits, the museum offers something for everyone including children. I enjoyed the interactive installations. It is located on the Museum Hill and there is wonderful unobstructed views to the mountains around. The Museum cafe offers good selection of easy meals and there was life music (guitar player) during my visit. If you have 2-3 hrs to spare, make this part of your agenda, you will like it!

Visited February 2013
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Maui
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“A cultural gem”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Santa Fe's gem. Not too large, not too small, just right for a visit when you have a few hours. Great variety and not overwhelming. Great location so do stop by.

Visited February 2013
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“Truly eye worthy!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Folk Art is a truly American way of telling our story. This museum makes it mark on the New Mexican traditions. It incorporates both the Spanish, Indian and Anglo influences of society. The Museum is in a beautiful setting with natural plants all around.

Visited May 2012
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