Santa Fe Museums Showcase Art and History


| 10/7/2016 10:30:00 AM


Marilyn JonesWhen it comes to museums, Santa Fe has a lot to brag about. From art — including the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum — to the Santa Fe Children’s Museum, there are more than a dozen museums to tour in this city.

On a recent visit, I chose to tour three, each with a different story to tell.

Museum of International Folk Art

Home to the world’s largest collection of folk art, this museum represents cultures from around the world. With a collection of more than 150,000 artifacts, the museum is a labyrinth of color, shape, and beauty, from carvings to paintings to creations on paper.

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Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

The only museum in the country dedicated to exhibiting and interpreting the art of the Spanish colonial period (with a focus on Hispanic New Mexico), the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art houses a collection of more than 3,700 pieces.





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