Santa Fe is home to an eclectic and dynamic array of artists, reflecting the long-standing cultural fusion known to Santa Fe. The historic melding of Hispanic, Anglo and Native American cultures is beautifully reflected in Santa Fe art, making this city a perfect destination for art lovers. While visiting Santa Fe, you can easily spend your time wandering through the more than 250 galleries along Canyon Road, downtown Lincoln Avenue and the Railyard District. If you long for a deeper connection to Santa Fe art, wander the halls of our world-class museums and see why Travel & Leisure lists Santa Fe as the #3 city for museums. Santa Fe is home to the 3rd largest State Museum system in the country, and these museums are constantly updating their awe-inspiring exhibits. When you stay at our luxurious Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast, you’ll be surrounded by a city teeming with culture. El Farolito Inn is located just minutes away from four of the major museums in Santa Fe; the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, and the Museum of International Folk Art.
With over 20,000 amazing works of art to enjoy, the core collection at the New Mexico Museum of Art features art mainly from the Southwest, and in particular New Mexico. The Museum hosts a great new online searchable feature, where you can browse many of the pieces found within the museum itself. In addition to the core collection of the museum, there are 5 current exhibits showcasing regional art. Examine the changing Santa Fe art scene in It’s About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico. Enjoy a contemporary collection of art called 50 Works for 50 States: New Mexico, from art aficionados Herb and Dorothy Vogel. A Life in Pictures: Four Photography Collections tells its own story of New Mexico, Back in the Saddle demonstrates the importance of horsemanship in Santa Fe art through the years, and the Collecting is Curiosity/Inquiry collection highlights more than twenty works from the permanent collection, hoping to illustrate how the museum plans and manages its collections. Most notable, is that the New Mexico Museum of Art has been selected as the only U.S. venue to display Renaissance for Goya – Prints and Drawings from Spain; a one time only opportunity, which starts in December of 2013, to take a deeper look at the history and visual culture of Spain.
From now through January, visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum to view the current exhibit titled Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George. This beautiful collection showcases the many works created by renowned artist Georgia O’Keeffe during her time at Lake George, featuring many of her botanical compositions and still lifes. The current exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts showcase a comprehensive sampling of works by contemporary Indigenous artists. Many of the works in these exhibits aim to examine the complex misrepresentations of the Native peoples, and establish a sense of cultural relativism. These exhibits will offer you a unique and fascinating glimpse into the history of Santa Fe. For a more unique experience with Santa Fe art, head to the International Museum of Folk Art and explore their current exhibits. These exhibits will walk you through a historical sampling of regional cuisine, a fascinating glimpse into the popular pastime of Japanese Kites, and a new kind of experimental exhibition space called The Gallery of Conscience, currently featuring various artists’ responses to HIV/AIDS.
Santa Fe art exhibits are our local museums are constantly changing, and will forever keep you satisfied when you visit Santa Fe. We look forward to your stay with us this fall at the El Farolito Bed & Breakfast Inn.