Santa Fe Ideas


Sep 10th, 2012, 10:59 PM
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Santa Fe Ideas

DH, 17yo DS and I are spending a long weekend in Taos and Santa Fe. We've been before, but haven't been to Santa Fe since DS was young. DH and I have probably visited most of the (major?) tourist sites in Santa Fe, but it's been a long time.

When visiting Taos last year (we were there for a ski race, so couldn't make it down to Santa Fe), DS and I enjoyed most our visits to Hacienda de los Martinez, the Taos Art Museum and Fechin House (DH was at the races.) I love history; DS likes history and is very taken by the combination of cultures in New Mexico. DH is just there to eat good southwestern food!

Any suggestions of places similar to those in Santa Fe? DS also loves contemporary art, though DH and I don't really; DS is also interested in santos. I've already told him about the Folk Art museum, and he's interested in that (we took him when he was little, but he doesn't remember); the museum of Spanish Colonial Art also sounds appealing to us.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Sep 11th, 2012, 04:26 AM
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My husband is an artist and we go to Santa Fe at least once a year. These are his favorite galleries for contemporary art. Your son might find them interesting.

In the Railyard area-- LewAllen Gallery , Tai , James Kelly , Zane Bennett

Canyon Road area--Bellas Artes , Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art , Darnell Fine Arts

Galleries you all might like on the south east part of the Paseo, basically next to each other--
Gerald Peters Gallery has contemporary art but also also realistic SW art of the 19th and 20th centuries plus some beautiful sculptures.
Nedra Matteucci Gallery the building itself is wonderful—a large, old adobe. They have paintings from the Taos school among many other things. The last time we were there they had a few Fechin paintings which you might like since you toured his house in Taos. They also have a gorgeous sculpture garden with many, many large scale, mostly realistic sculptures.

You also might like the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
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Sep 11th, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Thanks for the ideas; I don't know why I hadn't noted the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum already.
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Sep 12th, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Shidoni is just north of Santa Fe in Tesuque. They do bronze pouring on Saturdays and it's really interesting. In addition, they have an extensive outdoor sculpture gallery as well as a couple of indoor galleries. C. Miner Glassblowers, next door, is also worth a stop.

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