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Museums in Santa Fe

3282-santafe_art_museumPalace of the Governors
To firmly ground yourself in New Mexico’s rich past, visit this museum on the Santa Fe Plaza. Built by the Spanish as a government building in 1610, the Palace remains the country’s oldest continuously occupied public building. Its exhibits chronicle the history of Santa Fe as well as New Mexico and the region. American Indian artists sell their wares under its historic portal as part of the Native American Vendors Program. The New Mexico Museum of History, which is physically and thematically linked to the Palace of the Governors is now open.
10am – 5pm (closed Mondays)
105 W. Palace Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 476-5100
PalaceoftheGovernors.org

Contemporary Hispanic Market Arts & Crafts
The Contemporary Hispanic Market provides New Mexico Hispanic Artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in a public venue. Giving both the casual and serious collector a rare opportunity to meet and visit with some of its most respected Hispanic Artists currently creating art in New Mexico. Our purpose is to showcase Contemporary Hispanic Artists in a face to face encounter with persons interested in learning and collecting such Artwork.
100 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 992-0591
ContemporaryHispanicMarket.com

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
The Museum’s collection of over 3,000 works comprises 1,149 O’Keeffe paintings, drawings, and sculptures that date from 1901 to 1984, the year failing eyesight forced O’Keeffe into retirement. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is the largest single repository of O’Keeffe’s work in the world. Throughout the year, visitors can see a changing selection of these works. In addition, the Museum presents special exhibitions that are either devoted entirely to O’Keeffe’s work or combine examples of her art with works by her American modernist contemporaries. The Museum also organizes exhibitions of works by her contemporaries, as well as by living artists of distinction. Over 140 artists other than O’Keeffe have been exhibited at the Museum, such as Arthur Dove, Sherrie Levine, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol.
217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, NM 87508
(505) 946-1000
OkeeffeMuseumEvents.org

Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu
Come for a day to hike about Ghost Ranch, bring your camera or your paints and easel. Come for a week to take one of over 200 classes offered each year, bring your family to study and relax, or book a number of rooms and a large space in which to meet and bring your group or club for their annual meeting. Come and learn about Ghost Ranch.
401 Old Taos Highway
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(877) 804-4678
GhostRanch.org

Museum of International Folk Art
Since the opening in September 1953, the Museum of International Folk Art has gained national and international recognition as an accredited Museum that is home to the world’s largest collection of folk art». The collection of more than 135,000 artifacts forms the basis for exhibitions in four distinct wings: Bartlett, Girard, Hispanic Heritage, and Neutrogena. In 2003, the Museum celebrated 50 years» of documenting, collecting, preserving and interpreting the creative works of traditional artists from cultures around the world.
706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
(505) 476 1203
InternationalFolkArt.org

New Mexico Museum of Art
Located just west of the Plaza, the New Mexico Museum of Art (formerly the Museum of Fine Arts) displays an extensive permanent collection of Southwestern artists, including major pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe. New exhibitions are always being mounted that cover the works of contemporary artists of all kinds.
107 West Palace Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 476-5072
NMArtMuseum.org

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
The outstanding collection showcases classic and contemporary Southwestern Indian paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, basketry and weaving. A permanent exhibition tracing the life of American Indians, “Here Now and Always” was curated in part by Native American elders, scholars and tribal members.
710 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-1250
MIAClab.org

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
The Spanish Colonial Arts Society collections were initiated in 1928. Today with 3,000 objects, the collections are the most comprehensive compilation of Spanish Colonial art of their kind. Dating from the Middle Ages to the New Millennium, the collections span centuries in art, place and time. Among the various media featured are santos (painted and sculpted images of saints,) textiles, tinwork, silverwork, goldwork, ironwork, straw appliqué, ceramics, furniture, books and more. All combined, the collections represent the artistic history and ongoing evolution of Hispano culture in New Mexico while firmly establishing its important place within the global arts landscape. Hours: 10AM to 5PM, 7 Days a week. Museum of New Mexico, $15 for access to 5 museums for 4 days. Without the Pass: Adults $6, kids under 17 free.
750 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 982-2226
SpanishColonialBlog.org

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian offers unique exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art. We’re famous for our focus on little-known genres, and for solo shows by living Native American artists. We originate every exhibition, bringing you new research, fresh perspectives, and a richness of visual expression you won’t see anywhere else. Our museum shop, the Case Trading Post, features the best in contemporary craft and fine arts by more than 200 Native American artists, as well as a great selection of vintage and antique jewelry, ceramics, and textiles. The Wheelwright is open seven days a week, and admission is free.
704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 982-4636
Wheelwright.org

SITE Santa Fe
SITE Santa Fe is a private not-for-profit contemporary arts organization committed to enriching the cultural atmosphere in Santa Fe, New Mexico, by providing an ongoing venue for regional, national, and international exhibitions and interdisciplinary programs.
1606 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 989-1199
SiteSantaFe.org

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), a center of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of/for contemporary Native art, history and culture through presentation, collection/acquisition, preservation, and interpretation. The MoCNA is recognized as the pre-eminent organizer of exhibitions devoted exclusively to the display of dynamic and diverse arts practices representative of Native North America.
108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 983-1777
IAIA.edu

Bataan Memorial Military Museum and Library
Opened by members of New Mexico’s national guard shortly after World War II, the museum’s main focus is the Bataan Death March, a World War II tragedy in the Philippine Islands that had a significantly harsh impact on New Mexico. When the Japanese captured 70,000 U.S. and Filipino soldiers in 1942, most of New Mexico’s national guard was among them. Released more than three years later, only half of the 1,800 men from New Mexico survived to return home. On exhibit are maps, press clippings and testimonials, along with Civil War artifacts and items connected to the codetalkers and other Native Americans who participated in U.S. wars. The museum is housed in the original Armory where the regiment was processed for service in 1941.
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 474-1670
BataanMuseum.com

El Rancho de las Golondrinas
What once was a stop on the Camino Real is now a living museum that has preserved the Spanish Colonial and Territorial way of life on a 200 acre ranch just outside of Santa Fe. Docents in period dress, period buildings from around the Southwest and hands-on demonstrations make this a perfect spot for families.
334 Los Pinos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 471-2261
Golondrinas.org