Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, Santa Fe

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The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art collects, preserves, and exhibits the Spanish colonial art of New Mexico and beyond, and educates the public about its related cultures and living traditions.

Since the 1600s, Spanish colonial arts and crafts have been an important part of village life in New Mexico and Southern Colorado; however, by the early 1900s, the practice of these traditional arts was declining. In 1925, the Spanish Colonial Arts Society was founded in Santa Fe to encourage and promote Spanish colonial arts and crafts and to inform and educate the public about traditional art forms.

Since then, the Spanish Colonial Arts Society has played a major role in developing markets for the artists, increasing public awareness, preserving Spanish colonial art, and emphasizing the importance of continuing community traditions.
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  • As others have said, this is a small museum, BUT, a very good one. It is particularly interesting seeing this part of Santa Fe history. The children's art room is fantastic. Seeing what these...  more »
  • A small jewel box of carefully curated exhibits related to this Borderlands region (Spain prior to 1821; Mexico before 1848). During our recent visit, works by renowned contemporary artists shared...  more »
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  • This museum is fantastic and a gem. It houses a rich collection of art that truly exemplifies the history of northern New Mexico. A must attend museum!
  • Hey NM residents! Did you know that you get into NM Museums for FREE on the 1st Sunday of each month? I highly recommend you visit this museum! Lee is very nice. And the bathrooms are very clean. Go check then out! Buy something from the Museum Shop!

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