Santa Fe Museum Directory

An alphabetical list with short descriptions and links

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Each museum is open daily from 10am - 5pm; closed Mondays mid-October to Memorial Day. The New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and the New Mexico Museum of Art are open Friday evenings 5-8pm free of charge May-October, and the first Fridays of the month November-April. Four-day passes to all four museums: $18 NM residents, $20 others; one-day pass for two museums $12 NM residents, $15 others; children under 17 & Museum members free. Single admission $9 (NM residents $6). Sundays are free for NM residents; Wednesdays are free for NM senior citizens. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, and Easter. Recorded information for the four museums listed: Tel: 505-476-1140.

Museum of New Mexico Foundation Shops remote site

At each of the four museums in Santa Fe (see below)
Tel: 505-982-3016
Shops in each museum are open daily from 10am-5pm; closed Mondays.

New Mexico Museum of Art remote

Formerly the Museum of Fine Arts
On the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-476-5059

The New Mexico Museum of Art houses a collection of more than 20,000 works of art including contemporary southwestern artists and the Santa Fe and Taos masters. Yearly exhibitions feature 20th century art and photography. The museum is one of Santa Fe's best-known structures, an outstanding example of Pueblo Revival architecture completed in 1917. The historic St Francis Auditorium is home for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival each summer.

Click for the New Mexico Museum of Arts' calendar Calendar

Palace of the Governors / New Mexico History Museum remote

On the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-476-5100

New Mexico's newest and oldest museums on one campus, exploring more than 500 years of stories that made the American West, from early Native inhabitants to Spanish colonists, Santa Fe trail riders, outlaws, the railroad, scientists, hippies and more. One ticket buys admission to the History Museum and the Palace, the nation's oldest continuously occupied government building that has served as a seat of power for Spanish, Puebloan, Mexican, Confederate, and Territorial governments. High-quality jewelry & crafts are sold by Native Americans under the portal daily. Regular events, including free lectures, movies, and performances.  

Click for The Palace of the Governors'/NM History Museum calendar Calendar

Museum of International Folk Art remote site

Museum Hill
706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-476-1200

Houses the largest collection of Spanish Colonial and Hispanic folk art in America. The Museum also maintains the world's largest collection of folk art, including ethnic costumes, masks, textiles, toys from more than 100 countries.

The famed Girard Collection of international folk art is on permanent exhibit. Special exhibits of world folk art, related performances, traveling shows, demonstrations and lectures continue year-round. Click for Museum of International Folk Art's calendar Calendar

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture remote site

Museum Hill
710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-476-1250

Serves as the exhibition facility for the adjacent 63-year-old Laboratory of Anthropology. Included are more than 50,000 pieces of prehistoric, historic and contemporary basketry, pottery, textiles, jewelry, clothing and artifacts crafted by the native peoples of the Southwest. Items from the collection are rotated on exhibit. Contemporary Indian life is always represented in exhibits and programs. A visit through the permanent exhibition "Here, Now and Always" presents the stories of Pueblo, Apache and Navajo peoples in their own voices. Click for the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture's calendar Calendar

Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center
(formerly Art Center at Fuller Lodge) remote site

1 Calle de las Españolas - Suite E, Española, NM 87544
Tel: 505-500-7126

Established in 1977, the Art Center is nonprofit arts organization that hosts local, regional and national artists in monthly gallery exhibits. It offers a variety of art classes for children and adults and sponsors two arts and crafts fairs annually. In April 2010 The Art Center relocated to Española, NM, where NNMRAC will develop similar programs to the ones offered at its former location, including, year-round art classes and workshops for adults, after school and summer classes for children and youth, senior citizens, and for the developmentally disabled. The NNMRAC also provides and sponsors professional art exhibition in the Convento Gallery and operates a consignment gift shop there. Summer and fall arts and crafts fairs will continue on the Plaza

CCA · Center for Contemporary Arts remote site

1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: 505-982-1338

The Center for Contemporary Arts is a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization. Through film, media, visual and performing arts, and interdisciplinary programming, CCA provides a forum to promote the exploration of new ideas in contemporary art and thought. Galleries open 10 to 5 all week. Admission is free to exhibits. Admission charge for selected events and all films with discounts for members, students, and seniors. Click for Center for Contemporary Arts events calendar Calendar

Capitol Art Collection article

NM State Capitol: Paseo de Peralta & Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-986-4614

A collection of nearly 400 pieces of New Mexico art in all mediums representing the diversity of the state's artistic range. Open 8am-5pm M-F.

El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe remote site

555 Camino de la Familia
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-992-0591

A multi-use community arts and performance center focused on Hispanic culture and learning. El Museo features the work of emerging local and regional performance and plastic artists. It features a gallery, two theaters, reahearsal and workshop spaces. Events include traditional theater, dance, performance art (including puppetry) and the spoken word, and includes a wide variety of classes. Open Tuesday through Friday 1-5pm and Saturday 10am - 5pm. Click for the El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe's events calendar Calendar

El Rancho de las Golondrinas remote site

Located in La Cienega, 15 miles south of Santa Fe
334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Tel: 505-471-2261

The Ranch of the Swallows is a living history museum of 200 acres. Original buildings have been restored and others relocated to depict life in 18th and 19th century New Mexico. Spring, Summer and Harvest Festivals on the first weekends of June, August and October feature Spanish folk music and craft demonstrations. Open Wed-Sun, June-September. Tours By Appointment April-October. Other special programs. Click for the El Rancho de Las Golondrinas' events calendar Calendar

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum remote site

217 Johnson St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-946-1000

Experience the spectacular images that made Georgia O'Keeffe an American icon. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, located in the heart of historic Santa Fe, is home to many O'Keeffe works from our permanent collection, as well as a compelling array of rotating exhibitions. The first and only art museum in the world dedicated to an American woman artist of international stature and acclaim, it owns the single most important repository of O’Keeffe’s work. In addition, take the short drive to Abiquiu where you can experience her home and studio amid a breathtaking landscape. Open daily. OKMUSEUM.ORG. Click for the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum's exhibition calendar Calendar

The Governor's Gallery remote site

4th Floor, State Capitol, Santa Fe, NM 87503
Tel: 505-476-2289

Exhibitions of NM artists that are of interest and importance to international audiences. Exhibits are selected by the gallery curator in conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts. Click for the The Governor's Gallery's calendar Calendar

The Indian Arts Research Center at the School of American Research remote site

660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-954-7205

A working laboratory that houses one of the world's finest collections of Indian pottery, textiles, paintings and basketry. The center is open to scholars and Native American artists by appointment. Public docent-guided tours are conducted each Friday at 2pm. SAR members are admitted free. Annual SAR memberships (which include lecture series and field trip opportunities) are available before the tour begins.

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts remote site

108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87504
Tel: 505-983-8900

Located in downtown Santa Fe just one block from the plaza, the IAIA Museum is an internationally respected showcase for contemporary Native American, Alaska Native, and Canadian First Nations art. With more than 4,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space and an expansive sculpture garden, the IAIA Museum exhibits work from its 7,000 piece permanent collection, and displays prominent touring exhibitions of Indigenous art from North America and the Pacific. Open 10am-5pm Monday - Saturday, noon-5pm Sunday. $10 adults; $5 seniors, students and New Mexico residents; Sunday: New Mexico residents free; Native People, Alumni, Members, Veterans, Youth: Free. Click for the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts exhibition calendar Calendar

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art remote site

Museum Hill
750 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-982-2226

With a collection of more than 3000 objects of Spanish Colonial art and artifacts spanning five centuries and four continents, the Museum provides new insight to the culture of the first settlers of New Mexico. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-5pm. Admission: adults $6; under 16 free; 4-day pass also includes four Museum of New Mexico museums $18; 1-day pass for NM residents $3; free to NM residents on Sundays. Click for the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art calendar Calendar

Randall Davey Audubon Center remote site

1800 Upper Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-983-4609

The state office and educational center for the National Audubon Society, is a 135-acre nature sanctuary. The Center offers educational programs and trips, also a children's day camp during the summer. The historic Randall Davey house is operated as a museum from Memorial Day through Labor Day, one afternoon a week. Call for scheduling. Saturdays in June, July, August: free natural history and birding walks. The grounds and an excellent natural history bookstore are open every day seasonally 9-4 (Mon-Fri 9-4 off-season). Tours of the Randall Davey home and studio: Fridays at 2pm.

Santa Fe Art Institute remote site

1600 St. Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: 505-424-5050

Serving artists and community through exhibitions, prominent visiting artist programs, residencies, lectures, and educational programming. Facility designed by the great Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta. Click for the Santa Fe Art Institute Art calendar Calendar

Santa Fe Children's Museum remote site

1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: 505-989-8359

Features interactive exhibits in the arts, sciences and humanities in an environment where all family members can "learn by doing." Special programs on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and performances on the first Friday evening of each month. Open Wed-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5. Open Tues mid-June through mid-August. Admission: $4 NM residents with ID; $8 all others. Admission on most Sundays is $1 for NM residents. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by adult.

SITE Santa Fe remote site

1606 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel: 505-989-1199

A private not-for profit contemporary art space that provides an ongoing venue for regional, national and international contemporary art exhibitions and interdisciplinary programs. The International Biennial is a crucial part of its mission. Wed, Thurs and Sat 10-5; Fri 10-7 and Sun 12-5. Museum admission: adults $10; students and seniors $5; members are free. Free admission is offered on Fridays, made possible by a grant from The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston. Tours by SITE Guides are available free of charge to the public with paid admission and are also regularly scheduled on Fridays at 6 pm, and Saturdays & Sundays at 2 pm. Click for the SITE Santa Fe's exhibition & events calendar Calendar

The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian remote site

Museum Hill
704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: 505-982-4636

The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian hosts changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest. Main gallery exhibitions change twice a year. Smaller galleries feature one-person shows by Native American artists and photographers, or items relating to the main gallery exhibition. The museum and the Case Trading Post museum shop sponsor talks, seminars, meet-the-artist receptions, and many other events. A private, not-for-profit institution, the Wheelwright Museum does not charge an admission fee, and most of its events are free. Donations are welcomed. Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5. Click for the Wheelwright Museum's exhibition & events calendar Calendar

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