Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe

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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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  • A must see! Great for all ages. We take all of our out of town guests here. Wonderful, interesting and whimsical collection. Neat gift shop. A must see in Santa Fe.  more »
  • I expected much more based on the reviews. The tramp art at the beginning of the museum was interesting. But the bulk of the museum with the large room filled with dolls was very dull. It all looked t...  more »
  • An international collection of folk art was well displayed and moderately well described. Enjoyed a special exhibit of "tramp art" and a permanent display of dioramas, figurines, and miniature street ...  more »
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  • Holy smokes! This place is unreal. And the location is convenient - away from the hectic Plaza. This art museum is a must see. It is clear after exploring the museum for two hours that the curators know what folk art is and how to tell a story with it.
  • The Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe has the best examples of folk art in the US. Admission is $12 for adults, Kids 16 & under are free. Located on Museum Hill, you can hit several major exhibitions in one day...and there's definitely plenty to see for more than 1 day. I particularly enjoyed the Flamenco exhibit while we were here this time - there was a flamenco guitar concert in the middle of the day. In the front room, Tibetan Monks were beginning an intricate mandala. Definitely a LOT of bang for your buck! Wonderful for children - my teens had no problem spending 2+ hours in here and I felt they really saw things that opened their perspectives.
  • Wonderful Museum full of thousands of pieces! Great place for kids, fun for adults too. I had an awesome private tour by an off-duty docet.
  • I can't understand why there are no labels. It was confusing and frustrating.
  • Great exhibits on the intersection of art and culture. The permanent exhibit is skip-able. Lovely gift shops.

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