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Museum of International Folk Art

706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
+1 505-476-1200
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Overwhelming...be choosy

There is so much to see, it makes sense to look at the map, talk to a docent, and limit your... read more

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brandondr
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Stow, Massachusetts
Immense and Unbelievable

The museum is a totally immersive experience in the folk arts of the world. We spent most of our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alison L S
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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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, Artistic Heritage: Syrian Folk Art Crafting Memory: the Art of Community in Peru, 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!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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Reviewed yesterday

There is so much to see, it makes sense to look at the map, talk to a docent, and limit your sensory overload. The first thing you should do is see any special exhibit, which may not be part of the permanent collection. There are...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is a totally immersive experience in the folk arts of the world. We spent most of our time in the Girard collection which inventively groups pieces from many nations together, revealing common themes expressed uniquely by different cultures. Masks, fabrics, dolls, Christmas ornaments,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This by far is my FAVORITE museum in Santa Fe...I grew up going to this museum and still love to visit it now...their traveling exhibits are always awesome and the permanent collection is fun to browse on every visit...not to mention that the views of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was a vast array of eclectic art from all over the world. There was a tremendous amount of art forms randomly displayed that it was a bit over the top for me, The displays could have used more structure in explaining what was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife liked it and wanted to stay; I was completely bored after a half hour and wanted to go. If you go as a couple, and you think you might have a similar mixed reaction, the one like me should bring a book or...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In open area several miles from The Plaza, a nice part of the Museum Hill collection of museums. Nicely laid out and interesting collection of mostly regional folk art. Worth 1-2 hours. Ok for kids.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the museum several times and never get tired of seeing the wonderful folk art. Wonderful museum, a treat.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad we had time to visit this museum and will go back to check out the rotating exhibits Didn’t know what to expect but there were some interesting exhibits. A great museum on museum hill. It will put a smile on your face.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely take a docent tour unless you are already very familiar with folk art or this very extensive, wide-ranging collection. Allow at least two hours.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here's a museum which honors the homemade crafts from around the world. The Girard room was made by a collector who himself was a fine artist and has arranged crafts into rooms, "doll houses" and fascinating arrangements. There was a room devoted to bead work...More

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glormir
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Please send inquiries to info.moifa@state.nm.us Thank you!
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Yes, parking is free on Museum Hill
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Yes, there is FREE parking on Museum Hill with Bus service to downtown.
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