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“Amazing collection”

Museum of International Folk Art
Ranked #3 of 273 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 March 30, 2013

We were stunned at the size of the collection donated by a single individual and also to realize that only 1/10 of the collection was on display. The folk art was that of countries from around the world which was, itself, a history lesson. The docent on duty was very knowledgeable and provided much inside information and background to the collector, as well as to the individual displays created by the collector. An added delight was an Amish quilt exhibit which was beautiful, each quilt a work of art.

1  Thank Terri W
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Phenomenal collection, 10,000 items exquisitely organized. We went twice because there was so much to see. Don't miss it!

Thank Michael H W
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Hard to take in all the cool things here in one visit but I was impressed and inspried by this museum.

1  Thank Mary-FoodieBoo
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

I have three favorite museums: in Paris the Dorsey, Chicago the Art institute, and Santa Fe the Museum of International Folk Art. Spend an afternoon and experience something wonderful. It is also apart of a larger campus that your should explore.

Thank kai a
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We love this museum. Not only does it have a very cool standing exhibit of one man's lifetime spent collecting folk art (dolls, tapestries, pillows, towns, so many wonderful collections of things it takes hours to go through it all), but it also has at least two other changing exhibits that are very well done. This time it was an Amish quilt collection and an instructive collection on how chocolate, yerba mata and more came to the Americas.

What is great about this museum for families is that it always has interactive displays. There was a place to design your own quilt, there was a separate play/art area for children and the museum store is quite extensive.

I've always found the staff to be very friendly and welcoming and informative. Also, if you are a teacher, bring your ID. You will get a discount on your entrance.

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