Home LifeStyle  Arts & Culture Sensational Santa Fe

Sensational Santa Fe

Posted: Jul. 13th, 2009  |  By Ruth MitchellCEO | BuyOutsideTheBox.com
RSS Syndicated News Email a Friend Suggest an Article Share Visit Website
Arts & Culture: Shopping and art viewing in Santa Fe are just primo, with more than 200 galleries and more than a dozen museums. One of my favorite things to do is to cruise the promenade at the Palace of the Governors (ca 1600) where the Native Americans display their jewelry wares. I always buy something and relish the act of purchasing directly from the craftsman. In this case I purchased a beautiful set of turquoise, coral and mother of pearl earrings from Stephanie Medina of the Santo Domingo Pueblo.

The region's rich heritage includes the influence of New Mexico's rich Spanish Colonial heritage and Native American arts are also deeply rooted in the region's history. Artists from the pueblos and tribes of New Mexico produce highly prized works that reflect their ancestor's traditions, but there is also a flourishing contemporary art scene.

This summer's events include:

*The July Spanish Market celebrates traditional handcrafted works by 250 Hispanic artists. The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market brings more than 100 folk artists from 40 countries to the world's largest market of its kind, also in July.

* The prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market, held every August, is Santa Fe's largest event, with more than 1,200 artists from 100 tribes.

Santa Fe museums include:

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art is the newest museum on the Santa Fe scene and features objects from throughout the Spanish Colonial world, housed in a historical building designed by John Gaw Meem. Converging Streams: Art of the Hispanic and Native American Southwest exhibition opening events are from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Arts Alive! all-age hands-on art making on selected Wednesdays.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
At the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, encounter Native cultures and artifacts of the Southwest from ancestral to contemporary, in exhibits drawing from more than 70,000 works of art and material culture. New exhibitions in 2009 include Native American Picture Books of Change and A River Apart.

Museum of International Folk Art
To experience the color and excitement of the world's cultures, go to the Museum of International Folk Art and see an unparalleled collection that includes toys, textiles, household goods and religious art. New exhibitions in 2009 include Dancing Shadows, Epic Tales: Wayang Kulit of Indonesia and Writing With Thread: Traditional Textiles of Southwest Chinese Minorities.

By Ruth Mitchell
JustLuxe Contributor
BuyOutsideTheBox.com
Related Topics : MuseumsLifestyle News
Share on Facebook Share
See Next Article
Write a Story/Review about Museums

Post a Comment

 
Related Articles
Featured Contributor
Howard L. RehsHoward L. Rehs
This past month we participated in the American International Fine Art Fair; one of the best in the...
Read More | View Profile
The Best of Luxury
Event Calendar
Keeping Up with JustLuxe
Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feeds
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
Current News & Features
Will This $1,000 App Keep You From Upgrading to the iPhone 6?
Princess Yachts Unveils the Sleek and Speedy Princess 30M
The Incredible Sound & Durability of V-MODA XS Headphones
Comedian Bill Cosby Gives Voice to African-American Artists By Loaning His Massive Art Collection to the Smithsonian
Gurkha Cigars Insures 9,000-Square-Foot Humidor Valued Over $5M
Vintage Wine Weekend at Four Seasons Maui: A Connoisseurís Dream Come True
The Drop Is Worth the Film Festival Hype & So Much More
While Safety Comes First, High-Tech Features are a Close Second in the Skully AR-1 Helmet
The Future of Wine: 3 Hot Trends You Need to Know About
Karina Wiciak Unveils New Fairytale Bathroom Restaurant Design
See the complete list

Best of Luxury

Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
View All Best of Luxury
LivingLuxe. Exclusive Deals and Luxury Brands. Learn More
JustLuxe Galleries presents Popular Photo Galleries
Meet Our Writers Become a Contributor
Comedian Bill Cosby Gives Voice to African-American Artists By Loaning His Massive Art Collection to the Smithsonian
Djani Schafer »
The Drop Is Worth the Film Festival Hype & So Much More
Mila Pantovich »
Indie Artist Allman Brown Should Be Next On Your List of Music Finds
Nicolle Monico »
See More Contributors
THINGS WE LIKE