New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe (must see)

The New Mexico Museum of Art, the oldest art museum in the state of New Mexico, is one of four state-run museums in Santa Fe. It is one of eight museums in the state operated by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

Designed by Isaac Rapp and built in 1917, it is an example of Pueblo Revival Style architecture, and one of Santa Fe's best-known representations of the synthesis of Native American and Spanish Colonial design styles. The museum’s permanent collection and changing exhibitions of traditional and contemporary art place the art of the region into national and international contexts.

The museum’s collection spans the historic art colonies of Taos and Santa Fe of the past hundred years to cutting-edge contemporary art from around the region and the world. Highlights of the museum’s 20,000 works of art include extensive collections of the Cinco Pintores; the Taos Society of Artists; the largest collection of Gustave Baumann; the Lucy Lippard Collection; major American photographers, including the Jane Reese Williams Collection of women photographers; new media, including video installations; and an important collection of Georgia O’Keeffe paintings. The Museum of Art hosts a changing schedule of temporary exhibitions, including both traveling shows and exhibitions developed by the museum's curatorial staff. In April 2007, the Museum installed "How the West is One," a long-term exhibition based on the museum's permanent collection, reexamining what constitutes "traditional art of the Southwest."

Open every day 10:00am - 5:00pm. Friday nights: Open 5-7pm on the first Friday of each month
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Sight Name: New Mexico Museum of Art
Sight Location: Santa Fe, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Santa Fe Art Museums and Galleries Walking Tour   City Orientation Walk  

Walking Tours in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Create Your Own Walk in Santa Fe

Create Your Own Walk in Santa Fe

Creating your own self-guided walk in Santa Fe is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Religious Walking Tour in Santa Fe

Religious Walking Tour in Santa Fe

Santa Fe has many beautiful churches, some of them dating back to the foundation of the city. Take this self-guided tour to discover the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s artifacts, see the oldest church in the country and enjoy collections of Italian Renaissance and Mexican Baroque paintings.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Museums of Santa Fe Walking Tour

Museums of Santa Fe Walking Tour

Museum Hill, on the southeast side of the city, contains several museums devoted to Native American and international folk art. Take this self-guided tour to discover the culture and traditions of Native Americans.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Canyon Road Cultural Walk, Santa Fe

Canyon Road Cultural Walk, Santa Fe

Canyon Road, Santa Fe’s richest historical street, houses exclusive galleries, museums and specialty shops. Take a walk in this area to discover Native American and modern art, historical architecture, sculpture and gorgeous gardens.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 Km or 0.4 Miles
Santa Fe Art Museums and Galleries Walking Tour

Santa Fe Art Museums and Galleries Walking Tour

As the oldest capital city in the United States, Santa Fe contains a lot of historical architecture, some dating back to the Spanish Colonial era. It also has many fine museums and galleries, most of them located near the historic downtown plaza. Take this self-guided tour to see Santa Fe’s best museums and galleries.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Shopping in Santa Fe

Shopping in Santa Fe

Santa Fe has a wide range of shops where you can find unique gifts, including local handicrafts. Much of the city’s shopping consists of independent retailers. Take this walking tour to find a souvenir to remember your trip to Santa Fe.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

With the Sangre de Cristo mountains at the backdrop, Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico, has long been a place attracting creative minds. The latter is obvious in the signature local Pueblo-style architecture. Founded by the Spanish back in the early 17th century, the city has traditional Plaza at its center surrounded by crooked streets and plethora of historic buildings, such as the Palace of...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles