Santa Fe New Mexico is world renowned for its art museums.  Many of the Santa Fe musuems have package prices if you are visiting more than one so be sure to ask.  The locals all enjoy friday evenings at many of the museums like the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts which are free after 5pm.

Center for Contemporary Arts

This newly revitalized arts organization offers regional art exhibits plus film, video, music, theater, and dance programs.
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-1338

www.ccasantafe.org

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe

Changing exhibitions explore the Hispanic heritage of New Mexico as well as the art and culture of the region's present-day Hispanic residents.

1615-B Paseo de Peralta

Santa Fe, NM  87501

505-992-0591

El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Comprising 33 historic structures on 200 acres, this living history museum portrays the daily lives of northern New Mexico ranch families in the 18th and 19th centuries. In addition to daily demonstrations, check for special weekend events, spring through fall. 334 Los Pinos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(5 miles southwest of Santa Fe near the village of La Cienega)
505-471-2261
www.golondrinas.org

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
This modern facility, located just off the Plaza, contains the world's largest
collection of O'Keeffe's art and is the only museum dedicated to the work of a single woman artist of international stature.
217 Johnson St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-946-1000
www.okeeffemuseum.org

The Indian Arts Research Center at the School of American Research
The School of American research houses one of the world's finest collections of Southwest Native pottery, weaving, and painting. Public tours are offered each Friday at 2:00 PM.   Reservations required.
660 Garcia Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-954-7205
www.sarweb.org

Institute of American Indian Arts Museum
The IAIA Museum features temporary exhibitions of artwork by faculty and students of the Institute of American Indian Art. IAIA is a two-year college whose purpose is to create a living legacy of artistic expression built on traditional cultures but reflecting contemporary Native life.
108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-8900
www.iaiancad.org

Museum of Fine Arts
This masterpiece of Pueblo Revival architecture is the state's oldest art museum and home to more than 20,000 artworks. With an emphasis on artists working in the Southwest, the collection spans the historic art colonies of Taos and Santa Fe through cutting-edge contemporary art from around the region and the world.
107 West Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-476-5072

www.mfasantafe.org

Museum of New Mexico
The state museum system of New Mexico owns and operates four museum facilities in Santa Fe: Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Museum of International Folk Art, and Palace of the Governors. (Please see individual listings.)

www.museumofnewmexico.org

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
A premier repository of Native art and material culture, MIAC tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary times. The museum serves a diverse, multicultural audience through changing exhibitions, public lectures, field trips, and other educational programs.
Museum Hill
710 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-476-1250

www.miaclab.org

Museum of International Folk Art
MOIFA houses the world's largest collection of traditional folk art from dolls, puppets and masks to textiles and ceramics. Experience the culture of more than 100 countries as presented in life-size interactive exhibits, cultural festivals and hands-on activities for families and children.
Museum Hill
Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-476-1200

www.moifa.org

 

Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts
The SMCA collection represents the artistic history and ongoing evolution of Hispano culture in New Mexico, while firmly establishing its place within the global arts landscape. Dating from the Middle Ages to the present, the collection is the most comprehensive compilation of Spanish Colonial arts in the southwest.
Museum Hill
750 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-982-2226

www.spanishcolonial.org

New Mexico State Capitol Governor's Gallery

Tne New Mexico state capitol building houses an excellent collection of traditional and contemporary work by New Mexico artists.  Painting, sculpture, weaving, pottery, furniture and other art forms are represented.  The Governor's Gallery on the 4th floor houses changing exhibits organized by the Museum of Fine Arts.  Tour are available; call for times.

Old Santa Fe Trail at Paseo de Peralta

505-986-4589

Palace of the Governors
Built on Santa Fe's Plaza in 1610, The Palace of the Governors is the oldest public building in continuous use in the United States. Its permanent and temporary exhibitions chronicle the history of Santa Fe and New Mexico, highlighting the Spanish Colonial, Mexican, and Territorial periods in the American southwest.
105 West Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-475-5100

www.palaceofthegovernors.org

Poeh Museum
Located on the Pojoaque Pueblo Reservation just north of Santa Fe, the Poeh Museum exhibits the art and culture of the Pueblo peoples with an emphasis on the Tewa-speaking pueblos of Nambe, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Santa Clara, and Tesuque.
Poeh Cultural Center
78 Cities of Gold Road
Santa Fe, NM 87506
505-455-3334
www.poehcenter.com

Randall Davey Audubon Center
Now a 135 acre nature preserve, this property was the home of artist Randall Davey, a nationally known modernist painter and member of the Taos Society of Artists. His house and studio, converted from an old stone sawimill, are now preserved as a museum with the Daveys' original furnishings as well as many paintings by the artist.  Call for tour times.
1800 Upper Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-4609

Santa Fe Art Institute

This innovative museum/teaching space brings nationally know contemporary artists to Santa Fe through exhibitions, workshops, publications, and outreach programs.  Call for current programs and hours.

1600 St. Michaels Drive, on the College of Santa Fe campus

505-424-5050

www.sfai.org

Santa Fe Children's Museum
Engaging hands-on exhibits, outdoor gardens, and special programs change throughout the year.
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-989-8359

SITE Santa Fe
SITE Santa Fe is the city's premiere contemporary art space featuring regional, national and international exhibitions and programs.
1606 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-989-1199
www.sitesantafe.org

The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
The Wheelwright hosts changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest. The Museum and the Case Trading Post museum shop also sponsor talks, seminars, meet-the-artist receptions, and many other events.
Museum Hill
704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-982-4636
800-607-4636
www.wheelwright.org

 

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