Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe

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#2 of 108 in Museums in New Mexico
Home to more than 130,000 objects and artifacts, Museum of International Folk Art displays the history and heritage of materials, crafts, and cultures from around the world. Opened in 1953, the museum is recognized as having the largest collection of international folk art in the world. In addition to exploring the permanent collections dedicated to African, Spanish-Colonial and Hispanic, European, and Eastern art, don't miss the frequent traveling exhibits, which make up a large part of the museum's repertoire. If you'd like to join a docent-led tour, call in advance to confirm the times as they're subject to change. Put Museum of International Folk Art on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santa Fe trip app .
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  • I work within walking distance of this museum and have visited it numerous times. It really is a feast for the eyes and an education at the same time. Budget several hours for this gem on Museum Hill.  more »
  • So, what is folk art? What a fun little museum . I think this museum captured culture. A slice...or many slices of Americana and the world...quite an unique collection. I wouldn't come here if I could...  more »
  • The Folk Art Museum is the first place I take my guests to Santa Fe, and it never disappoints. I can go there a thousands times and see something new that I missed every time I go. It's a great place ...  more »
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  • Absolutely love this place! My Mom also loved this place as well. I learned quite a bit of all the cultures that are presented here. Also enjoy looking at all the beautiful jewelry wishing I could buy it for yourself and/or your mom but are a little pricey for a college student's budget.
  • The exhibits are interesting and super cool. Staff was friendly. Overall a great cool experience!
  • Fun little tour. We thought the items were rather new for a museum. One of the rooms was nothing but dioramas and toys. Tell me: what does mecha toys have to do with folk art?
  • The employee who showed me how to flow through the exhibit halls never offered me a guide book or an audio tour headset. I went back to ask for the headset and was given one with the caveat that it was not very helpful as it only guided about 20+ dioramas, so I stopped using it after the second stop. Even with the guide book I found the main hall very difficult to navigate and the organization of the exhibits was, well, disorganized. I met several other people in the main hall having the same problem. The exhibit on the international folk art festival contributors was good. The best part was the Tramp Art exhibit and the video interviews with Freeland Tanner of Napa. When I inquired if he and his house survived the Napa fires last week, no one knew.......Sorry, but I should have gone to a different museum today.
  • Fabulous place with creative art from numerous cultures. I was there for the special Dia de los Muertos event.

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