Museum of International Folk Art – Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico preserves objects of art and play from around the world.

Founded by Florence Dibell Bartlett in 1953, the museum explores the world’s cultures through folk art and other objects of interest, including toys, games, comics, miniatures, and other play-related items.

The 80,000-square-foot facility boasts more than 135,000 objects from over 100 countries across 5 galleries — the largest museum of its kind in the world. Permanent, temporary, and online exhibits highlight the creativity and diversity of the cultures represented.

The on-site Bartlett Library and Archives maintains the history of the museum, its collections, and of the artists who created the objects. The Tree of Life toy lounge encourages play and discovery.

The Museum of International Folk Art is open to the public and offers in-person and virtual tours. Special programming is available for educators.

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