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Museum of International Folk Art

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Address: 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
Phone Number: +1 505-476-1200
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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From May through October, open daily 10am to 5pm. Open 10am to 5pm Tuesdays...

From May through October, open daily 10am to 5pm. Open 10am to 5pm Tuesdays through Sundays, closed on Mondays from November through April. Closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter & Thanksgiving holidays. Current exhibitions include Flamenco From Spain to New Mexico, The Morris Miniature Circus:Return of the Little Big Top, Sacred Realm: Blessings & Good Fortune Across Asia. 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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The most fun you could have in a museum!

We loved the crafts, the models of a Mexican plaza, masks, toys, etc...Delving deeper, religion and philosophy was laid out with beautiful and valuable artifacts where we learned... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved the crafts, the models of a Mexican plaza, masks, toys, etc...Delving deeper, religion and philosophy was laid out with beautiful and valuable artifacts where we learned a lot about cultures (despite having lived in 10 countries ourselves). Hands-on activities for children were amazing - worthwhile and fun for kids to participate in each exhibit. We loved the current... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located up on Museum Hill, the Museum of International Folk Art is one of several museums there and one that any visitor would enjoy. and is up on a plaza with The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, which is even better. A visitor can get a "Two for deal" and see both of them while there.

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Rocheport, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must see while in Santa Fe. We had a great time and could not believe how interesting it was. We would highly recommend visiting this museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very different style of museum presentation than I've ever seen! An amazing collection of pieces from around the world that are very interesting! I would recommend taking one of the free tours with the docent. There was a lot of information they presented that really improved my understanding and enjoyment of the presentation of the collection!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool stuff and lots of good information. Worth the stop. We loved the area and walking outside around the museum. Fun labyrinth to walk outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the kind of museum where you can't stop taking photos, but the photos don't do it justice. I've been to a number of folk art museums but have never seen anything like this permanent collection--all the endless miniature dioramas, the depictions of all sorts of bygone cultures, the arrangements and juxtapositions of everything so carefully curated (by one... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a one of a kind and a must visit. First, the story of how it came to be fascinating. Then the artistic and meaningful arrangements in each showcase provide the visitor with a memorable experience. I think we have visited this museum 10 times over the last decade and I will go back and back. Finally, lunch at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the excellent museum shuttle from downtown to Museum Hill for this museum. I was a little skeptical before I entered, but everything was terrific. The circus exhibit has to be seen to appreciate, a real labor of love. And when I entered the room with the Girard collection, I was left speechless. This was the best museum experience in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's really impossible to convey in words the fun and variety of this museum (and shop, too). The displays are utterly engaging, from the port scene with model boats and buildings to the wonderful fabrics on many walls, to the doll houses filled with what imagination only can provide to doll houses. Leave lots of time to wander the shop,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful museum filled with all sorts of surprises. Highly recommend the docent tour at 10:30am (check on time) to facilitate a much better appreciation of the museum. We had an excellent guide who truly brought the museum to life for us. Very nice gift shop as well.

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