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“A nice diversion”

New Mexico Museum of Art
Ranked #20 of 270 things to do in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Art lovers will delight in Santa Fe's many famous painters and photographers.
Reviewed July 11, 2013

This museum is located right on the square. It was reasonably priced, given the size and diversification. The Peter Sarkisian video works were some of the most creative I have ever seen. They were mesmerizing. There was no guide, which would have been a nice addition, but most of the works had their description on the wall beside them. It is a lot of reading and I could see where small children would get antsy.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Enjoyed sauntering through this museum to take in what it had. It's a great part of Santa Fe and good exposure to art.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This museum features the work of New Mexico artists and displays them in a pleasant manner. The historical progression exhibit, since the founding by the Spanish was very informative and put everything in perspective. Came away with a better understanding of New Mexico art.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This museum offers a diverse selection of paintings, photographs, and sculptures. It is well worth the time for visitors with even a casual interest in art.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I especially liked the William Clift photographs of Mont St. Michel and Shiprock. The audio/video interview was informative about why he was drawn to both locations.
Because I am from Virginia, I am not familiar with a lot of the NM artists, but there were several paintings that I did not want to leave. They were so powerful. "The Stoic" reminded me of Christ carrying the cross to his death. The painting's backstory shared a father's grief. It was almost like I was walking beside him, mourning with him.

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