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Of all the museums that make up the New Mexico History Museum group, this one is probably the most unique. Southwestern art is definitely represented, but the Museum of International Folk Art also showcases more than 100,000 objects and has interesting displays representing daily life in societies all over the globe. At this museum, you'll encounter African, Asian, Middle Eastern, contemporary Hispanic and Latino, European, North American and Spanish Colonial pieces ranging from household objects, ceramics and paintings to toys, puppets and costumes. Don't worry about boring your kids: the large collection of colorful toys from around the world is sure to spark their interest.
Past museumgoers called this site everything from "fascinating and unusual" to "amazing and delightful," with many adding that there's something for everyone to see here. Visitors loved the quirky, colorful art and said they ended up spending more time than they thought here because of the extensive number of works on display.
Located about 2 miles south of the Santa Fe Plaza on Museum Hill, the Museum of International Folk Art is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the summer, the museum is open every day. Guided tours are available. Admission is $12 for adults ($7 for New Mexico residents); discounts are available for students and seniors and kids 16 and younger can enter for free. You could also opt to purchase a CulturePass, which grants you access to multiple museums and historic sites in New Mexico, including the New Mexico History Museum, for a set price. For information on collections, exhibits and workshops, check out the museum's website.
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