Museum of International Folk Art
On Museum Hill, 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA
International Folk Art in Santa FeSanta Fe has plenty of great museums and regional charm, but don’t pass on this gem because it goes well beyond the Southwest--this museum is a trip around the world. The extraordinary collection does span the globe, a mind-boggling series of displays and dioramas, each more absorbing and often enigmatic than the last, of the functional or ceremonial, decorative or purely expressive items crafted by largely anonymous artisans. This is a lovely, sprawling complex that celebrates the most fascinating cultural expression over time and geography. It sits high atop a hill overlooking the city and has a great cafe and patio.