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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  • Best of the best. Don’t miss. One of a kind. Must see on any trip to Santa Fe. Really unique. Good for children.  more »
  • To be totally honest, I came to Santa Fe to see the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum but it wasn’t a ‘come anytime’ museum, you had to have reservations so we pivoted. NOT DISAPPOINTED AT ALL!! What a...  more »
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  • A interesting museum packed with lots of folk art. Each piece is well lit, and displayed near other similarly themed art. It is interesting to see the take that different cultures offer for similar subjects. There is also a huge section dedicated to an industrial artist, which felt a bit out of place but otherwise was interesting.
  • This is a must-see. It is eye candy. I don't know if it's possible to take it all in and just one trip. I need to get here again and spend a longer amount of time viewing the collection.

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