It’s hard to overstate how much I love the International Museum of Folk Art in Santa Fe. The permanent collection is arranged to feel like a giant, non-stop international festival of cultures and spirits, and it’s hard not to imagine how amazing Night at the Museum 3 might be if set there. Few places are as inspiring and hopeful. If you haven’t been there, we hope this slide show inspires you to plan a trip as soon as possible.

Music in this slide show is “SANTIAGO” by Super Sencacion del Peru

 

3 Responses to The People’s Art: Museum of International Folk Art

  1. Mary H says:

    I love this kind of art. It shows so much about the people and places where it is created. And I love the sense of humor.
    My kids & I went to Santa Fe and went museum hopping. As newbies, I didn’t realize how much time we’d want to spend here. We definintely will go back so we can take our time in the Museum of International Folk Art.

  2. kathryn says:

    I remember the first and only time I visited this museum; I felt that I had entered the most joy-filled man-made place I’d ever seen. Gorgeous, playful artifacts from many cultures reminding us of the universal drive to celebrate and commemorate life on Earth.

  3. Joyce Cheney says:

    Yes! The museum is a must-see on every NM trip.

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