Museum Of International Folk Art Santa Fe
Where is it at?
Museum Of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo
Tel: 505 476 1200
Where are we going today?
The Museum of International Folk Art opened to the public in 1953, and since then has become the LARGEST collection of international folk art in the entire WORLD - how amazing is that!?
Can you guess how many artifacts there are in the museum? No? How about over 135,000? That's a lot of culture and art to explore!
The collection is housed over four distinct wings within the museum. There is the Girard, the Bartlett, the Hispanic Heritage and the Neutrogena.
Each of the wings feature different collections, and each collection can introduce you to something amazing, and new. Some of the exhibits are unusual, such as the history of the circus and some cover the world, such as the history of Flamenco!
Kids can learn about dance, and art, and music, and all genres they might not have realized is "art". Toys, textiles, pop art....all these incredible artifacts from over 100 nations, so the art of the world really has come to you!
More suited for the older kids, the Museum of International Folk Art also has traveling exhibitions, so if you want to head on back, there will be something new for you to enjoy!
The museum also offer docent led tours which you don't have to reserve for, which is a great way to really understand the history and stories behind the collections, and the perfect start to your art education!
So get inspired, and get creative, because the Museum of International Folk Art is waiting for you!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$12 (Over 16 years)
- Free Under: 16 years.
When can we go?
10am - 5pm daily
Closed Mondays Nov to April, and some major holidays
They don't charge for student groups who want to tour the museum! There is no excuse to not experience this great Santa Fe museum.
There is a plaza and cafe close by on Museum Hill where you can grab some tasty lunch and snacks!.
Any Top Tips?
Make sure you join a docent led tour, they are help daily at 10:30am, 11:30am and 2pm. No need to book, just call the front desk on the day you want to visit to confirm they are on, and then just join!.
Need a little extra help?
The musuem is wheelchair accessible! They also have wheelchairs free of charge available on a first come basis. .
The first Sunday of the month is FREE for New Mexico residents with an ID. .
Can I get one of those?
There is a gift shop and book store on site where you can pick up some great educational and fun gifts and items!.
What people are saying?
by Michael Jones
The Alexander and Susan Girard wing has folk art specializing in unique miniatures and children's toys of 100 countries. The density of the exhibits and the breadth of the collection make for an intellectually and visually stunning experience. Favorite would be the 3D reconstructions of Diego Rivera scenes.
by A Google User
On Thursday we spent $18.00 to see the Exhibit - Material World. My husband and I visit musems of all kinds and this was the most poorly curated exhibit I have ever seen. It was also the most sparse. I can't begin to tell you all the ways I was disappointed. Let me use one example: The blue jean quilt from the 1980's WAS NOT MUSEUM QUALITY. It was a lousy quilt. With that I will end this review. We were sorely disgusted by the expense and the quality.
by jody eastman
by A Schmidt
by A Google User
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