Last post about our trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Other posts are about what to do in Santa Fe, and visiting Bandelier National Monument. The Santa Fe Museum of International Folk Art is in an area called Museum Hill, just a 10 minute drive from the main plaza area. Along with this museum, the Museum of Indian Arts, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, and the Museum of Spanish Colonial art are in the area. Our intention was actually to visit the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, but unfortunately it was closed.
Visiting the Museum During Covid
Lucky for us, the Museum of International Folk Art was just across the courtyard. Hours were restricted, as was capacity. As of mid-March, it was at 25%. Temperature checks were done at the entrance and masks are required.
Folk Art Exhibits
What exactly is folk art? The Santa Fe Museum of International Folk Art site itself is a great resource to learn more about it. Generally, it is traditional art the depicts the lifestyle of a particular culture. We saw lots of figures showcasing everyday life. Much of it included religious symbolism. My favorite part, was of course the traditional clothing and the significance of it in each culture.
Like I said, this is the last post of New Mexico. Any guesses where we are headed? I’ll give you a clue, we’re headed westward!