Museum of International Folk Art
The most important and comprehensive collection of
cross-cultural folk art in the world is housed in the Santa Fe
Museum of International Folk Art, about two miles (3km) southeast
of the city's central Plaza on the old Sante Fe Trail. Fascinating
for tourists, and a treasure trove for researchers, scholars and
contemporary artisans, the collection of the museum runs to about
125,000 pieces, divided into different categories. Of particular
note are the Spanish Colonial collection, the south-western
Hispanic Art collection of 20th century works, and collections of
international textiles and costumes. There are examples of folk art
from more than 100 different countries.
Address: 706 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill
Telephone: (505) 476 1200
Transportation: M-line bus service
Opening Time: Daily 10am-5pm, closed Mondays from September to May.
Guided tours are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:15am, 11:30am
and 2pm, Thursday to Sunday 10:15am, 1pm and 3pm.
Admission: $9 adults, free for children under 16.