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Museum of International Folk Art

706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505
+1 505-476-1200
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Wonderful Folk Art Museum

This is one of the most endearing museums I've ever visited. They still have an incredible... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Weymouth, Massachusetts
Our favorite family experience!

What an incredible place. Perfect for families with kids. So much to see and learn about. It was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tess G
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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, 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!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505
+1 505-476-1200
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the most endearing museums I've ever visited. They still have an incredible collection of miniatures, and there is always something interesting with how textiles are used in art. This time it was about atrocities committed against Native Americans, a tragic topic...More

Thank missmykitty
Reviewed 6 days ago

What an incredible place. Perfect for families with kids. So much to see and learn about. It was like traveling to several different countries in 2 hours time.

Thank Tess G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids and we love it - we find something new to be fascinated with every time we visit. Lot of interesting fold art from around the world

Thank Nataša A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the guided tour which was so wonderful. Alexander Girard's collection of folk art was certainly the highlight of the museum. The gift shop had some of the best shopping in Santa Fe!

Thank mgellmanbreil
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though I was not a huge Folk Art fan before, this museum has changed that completely. The room with the miniatures alone was worth the price of admission, great shop, great special exhibit - all interesting and beautiful. The drive to the museum and the...More

Thank Joy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent about three hours at this amazing museum. Make sure you go downstairs for a quick visit to the "vault" which shows behind the scenes of the museum. This museum is really well curated and set up. There is so much to see. Children can...More

Thank smack5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a pleasant surprise off the beaten path from the main downtown plaza. This was a great museum to explore and for kids

Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum of International Folk Art located on Museum Hill is a wonderful way to get away from the bustle of downtown Santa Fe. Located on Museum Hill it's open Plaza offers beautiful views of the surrounding high desert mountains. Inside the Museum helpful and...More

1  Thank Cynthia I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the Girard collection -- a folk art lover's paradise. Stupendous and joyful collection from all around the world without the hyper-compulsive arrangement of things by category or over-extensive labeling.

Thank lrbarile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! The permanent collection room is filled to the brim with figurines, masks, and paintings from all over the world. Seeing the similarities of folk art across cultures makes the world seem vast and small at the same time.

Thank Lauren S
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14 November 2017|
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Response from MOIFA | Property representative |
Please send inquiries to info.moifa@state.nm.us Thank you!
31 July 2017|
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Response from MOIFA | Property representative |
Yes, parking is free on Museum Hill
31 July 2017|
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Response from MOIFA | Property representative |
Yes, there is FREE parking on Museum Hill with Bus service to downtown.