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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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Very interesting and unique folk art museum due to its international collection. They had one exhibit with objects from a single collector which was fascinating. We enjoyed our visit there and some...
Very interesting and unique folk art museum due to its international collection. They had one exhibit with objects from a single collector which was fascinating. We enjoyed our visit there and some... more »
In 1883 Italian writer and journalist Carlo Collodi (1826-1890) created the story of Pinocchio. In his story, impoverished and elderly Mister Geppetto was given a piece of wood that initially would...
In 1883 Italian writer and journalist Carlo Collodi (1826-1890) created the story of Pinocchio. In his story, impoverished and elderly Mister Geppetto was given a piece of wood that initially would... more »
I've been to a good number of museums and this is among one of the best museums I've ever been to! I've always had a keen interest in folk art and mythology and had no idea such a museum existed until I did the research for my trip to NM. At first, I assumed there was only one (very impressive) room of collections from around the world so, I took my own sweet time until my husband gently reminded me that there were other rooms to check out! And I had already spent more than an hour in this first room. Needless to say, I had to go through most other exhibits a little faster since we had limited time on our hands. I did enjoy the Japanese mythology/horror exhibit a lot! The #mask exhibit was very cool too. On the whole, I was incredibly happy that I visited this place and hope to come back another time to re-experience it with ample time to do so. A must see for those who love mythology/miniature models/folk art and enjoy experiencing different cultures through this thematic lens.
What a cool museum!! A friend and I took our babies here and walked around. There’s a ton of things to look at. So many miniature scenes. I loved it. It’s a great place to take kids. Plus there’s an awesome gift shop and a museum cafe nearby. I will be coming back a lot!
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