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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  • Unique and interesting. Definitely broaden your perspective on world art and culture. My son (3yo) had a good time too as folk art tends to be descriptive of life. He also had a blast working on the.....  more
    Unique and interesting. Definitely broaden your perspective on world art and culture. My son (3yo) had a good time too as folk art tends to be descriptive of life. He also had a blast working on the.....  more »
  • I love folk art so I was really looking forward to visiting this museum. I was not disappointed. There was a lot to like here but my favorite exhibit by far was Multiple Visions (a permanent exhibit.....  more
    I love folk art so I was really looking forward to visiting this museum. I was not disappointed. There was a lot to like here but my favorite exhibit by far was Multiple Visions (a permanent exhibit.....  more »
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  • Such a rich collection of toys, dolls, playsets and other folk art items from countries and cultures around the world. Take a small footstool if you have little ones so they can examine all the displays up close. Delightful.
  • A highlight of Santa Fe! Spectacular collection of folk art from around the world-- beautifully presented in often whimsical dioramas. If you're a fan of mid-century designer Alexander Girard, you'll see where his inspiration came from. Even if you're not, you'll be inspired yourself!

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