New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe

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Housed in a building inspired by local pueblo-style architecture, New Mexico Museum of Art places special focus on displaying works from local artists or those with ties to the region and state. Stop by the state-run museum and explore its extensive collection of nearly 20,000 different pieces. Don't miss different exhibitions focused on colonial-era and Native American art. Join a guided tour, led by a museum docent and included in the cost of admission, to learn more about specific themes, techniques, and historical aspects related to the works within. Alternatively, you can opt for a museum-led walking tour of artwork throughout the city's downtown section. A visit to New Mexico Museum of Art represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Santa Fe vacation trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The building itself is a masterpiece of Pueblo architecture. The collection is small, but includes works by a vast swath of well known artists. Many are the result of a donation in 1968 by Rebeca Sals...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This is a somewhat small museum. The second floor is limited in scope and interest. When we visited, there was a special exhibit on sketches and it included some famous artists including Rembrandt, Pi...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This museum was a wonderful place. It is located diagonally off the central plaza. I has a very nice mixture of Native American and other art of the southwest.  more »
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  • February 22, 2017
    Considering how Santa Fe is an international art mecca the New Mexico Museum of Art isn't grand and doesn't have a vast collection. This museum however is quite nice and has several pieces which showcases New Mexican art. Worth a visit.
  • March 22, 2017
    New Mexican art museum nice gift shop and pretty court yard and building
  • February 10, 2017
    Small collection, not particularly engaging works or exhibits. For New Mexican art, the capitol building is a better bet
  • September 5, 2016
    Not a large museum but very unusual art work. Enjoy our visit. Like the history museum better.
  • March 4, 2017
    Nice museum but the guy follow you around like you are a criminal take away the experience...

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