Culture and history run deep in Santa Fe, New Mexico. From educational museums to art galleries and markets, there is much to explore and discover. At the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, you will find some truly stunning exhibitions that feature both contemporary and historic art. The showcased artwork changes throughout the year to give a different experience each time you visit. There are also archives onsite, as well as a library with research materials. Come browse some enlightening collections at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe to engage in a cultural experience. Here is what you will discover during your visit!
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History of the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe
The building that houses the New Mexico Museum of Art dates to 1917, but its architects looked to the past to base the design on 300-year-old mission churches. Pueblo architecture and earth tones created the Spanish Revival style which Santa Fe is known for. Though many of the exhibitions change in the museum, there are still pieces from the original collection back in 1917.
Visiting the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe
When you visit the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, you will discover some wonderful collections and exhibits. There is also a great museum shop to purchase some souvenirs to remember your trip! Located just off the downtown plaza, the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe is easily accessible from El Farolito. It also is close to many cafes and restaurants in the downtown plaza, great for a lunch or dinner stop before or after your museum visit.
Exhibitions are constantly changing at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, giving you something new to look at each time you visit. Previous exhibits have included photographic collections, award-winning pieces, and small one-person exhibits. The museum does have a permanent collection that includes works by Taos Society Artists, Santa Fe Art Colony, and others. From 20th century paintings to contemporary watercolors, the museum hosts a wide range of artistic styles to delight all audiences!
Other Santa Fe Museums
Museum of International Folk Art
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Why Stay at El Farolito?
Here at El Farolito, we embrace the local Southwest culture and art with our design and decor. Our rooms each have their own unique local and historic charm. Our rooms also feature some Native American art as well as locally-crafted furniture. Relax in front of kiva fireplaces or soak up the sun on the patio. We also offer breakfast each morning of your stay to keep you refreshed and rejuvenated for all your explorations. Come stay with us in beautiful Santa Fe!