Located at 706 Camino Lejo on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill, the Museum of International Folk Art is part of the state of New Mexico’s museum system and a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. The museum holds the most extensive collection of international folk art in the world, numbering more than 130,000 objects from more than 100 countries. Museum founder Florence Dibell Bartlett donated the core collection of 2,500 objects.
Since that time, the collection has been primarily shaped by the generous support of individuals, most notably Alexander and Susan Girard, with their gift of 106,000 objects, and Lloyd Cotsen’s Neutrogena Collection, consisting of 2,600 exceptional textiles and objects.
The collection continues to grow and is founded on the belief that we may illuminate human creativity and shape a humane world through the traditional arts. The museum is family-friendly, with multisensory experiences and a designated play area for kids.
Glass: selections from the collection
June 27, 2021 – January 30, 2022
From small beads and mirrors to sculpted works, people work with glass all over the world. The Museum of International Folk Art presents a selection of glassworks and works with glass from the collection. The display will be on view in Lloyd’s Treasure Chest this summer.
HOURS AND FEES
Regular hours for the museum are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The museum is also closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
Admission fees are modest. For New Mexico residents, fees for adults, students, and seniors 60 and older are $7. Free admission for all New Mexico residents is available on the first Sunday of each month. Seniors are admitted free each Wednesday. For nonresident adults and seniors, admission is $12, and children 16 and younger are free.
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