Museum of International Folk Art
Santa Fe's Favorite Museum
One of New Mexico’s most popular museums opened to the public in 1953 and has gained national and international recognition as home to the world’s largest collection of folk art. The extraordinary collection of some 150,000 artifacts from more than 150 nations forms the basis for exhibitions in four distinct wings — Bartlett, Girard, Hispanic Heritage, and Neutrogena.
Home to Alexander Girard’s international folk art collection and his innovative exhibition — Multiple Visions: A Common Bond — the exhibit displays 10 percent of Girard collection without label text (pick up a free multimedia tour on an iPod touch at the front desk), and docent tours are also available. Changing exhibitions feature ingallery art-making activities for all ages to enjoy together, as well as the Tree of Life Children’s Play Area, with toys, books, and a neighboring library of folk art books for parents and care givers.
Annual public programs include Arts Alive, Day of the Dead, Winter Celebration, and the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.
On exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art
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Featured DCA Exhibitions
The Museum’s first permanent exhibit takes visitors on an odyssey through 150 generations over 4,000 years of
The Spanish colonial home (la casa) gives visitors an idea of what a home from the time around 1815 would have looked
The third of six rotations of five artists at various career stages living and working in New Mexico
One regional community that captured the attention and imaginations of artists were the Penitent Brotherhood, Picturing