Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe

4.6
#2 of 176 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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  • We love museums! This had a great/powerful exhibit about the war and other political torment in Peru. We learned a lot.  more »
  • Fantastic museum; so much to see that our one hour there was entirely insufficient. Would love to come back.  more »
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  • One of our family's favorite places to visit and re-visit. Quality of the exhibitions is first rate. Great gift shop, especially for holiday gifts, friendly staff and clean facilities. As part of Museum Hill complex, the parking was ample and the location above Santa Fe breathtakingly beautiful. There is a lot to look at here for a relatively small to medium sized museum. Make sure it is on your list to visit when in Santa Fe.
  • This is a place to spend hours wandering. I was there three hours, and would happily go back tomorrow. There's a lot to see, most all of it beautiful and intricate and worth a few minutes study apiece. Make sure to grab one of the free guide books or audio guides, for context and history of the pieces. All around marvelous place well worth the $12 entry- and if you're planning to hit up several museums in the state, or just want to be able to return the next day for anything, get the year pass. It pays for itself in three trips to any of the participating sites.

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