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New Mexico Museum of Art

  • 107 W. Palace Ave. Map It
  • The Plaza
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 12/04/2013

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Designed by Isaac Hamilton Rapp in 1917, the museum (formerly known as the Museum of Fine Arts) contains one of America's finest regional collections. It's also one of Santa Fe's earliest Pueblo Revival structures, inspired by the adobe structures at Acoma Pueblo. Split-cedar latillas (branches set in a crosshatch pattern) and hand-hewn vigas form the ceilings. The 20,000-piece permanent collection, of which only a fraction is exhibited at any given time, emphasizes

the work of regional and nationally renowned artists, including the early modernist Georgia O'Keeffe; realist Robert Henri; the Cinco Pintores (five painters) of Santa Fe (including Fremont Elis and Will Shuster, the creative mind behind Zozóbra); members of the Taos Society of Artists (Ernest L. Blumenschein, Bert G. Phillips, Joseph H. Sharp, and E. Irving Couse, among others); and the works of noted 20th-century photographers of the Southwest, including Laura Gilpin, Ansel Adams, and Dorothea Lange. Rotating exhibits are staged throughout the year. Many excellent examples of Spanish-colonial-style furniture are on display. An interior placita (small plaza) with fountains, WPA murals, and sculpture, and the St. Francis Auditorium, where concerts and lectures are often held, are other highlights.

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Sight Information

Address:

107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501, United States

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Phone:

505-476–5072

Sight Details:

  • $9, 4-day pass $20 (good at all 4 state museums), free Fri. 5–8
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5 (also Mon. 10–5 and Fri. til 8 late May–early Oct.)

Updated 12/04/2013

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