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MUSEUM OF INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART
706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
As one of the few museums in the United States dedicated to folk art from around the world, the Museum of International Folk Art expands the understanding of folk art and encourages dialogue about traditions, cultural identity, community, and aesthetics. The museum is a dynamic, multidimensional learning environment that is an integral part of community life. Our collection and programming provide important connections between past, present, and future folk art and related traditions.
Since the 1600s, Spanish colonial arts and crafts have been an important part of village life in New Mexico and Southern Colorado; however, by the early 1900s, the practice of these traditional arts was declining. In 1925, the Spanish Colonial Arts Society was founded in Santa Fe to encourage and promote Spanish colonial arts and crafts and to inform and educate the public about traditional art forms, about traditional art forms in both their historic and contemporary contexts.
750 Camino Lejo Santa Fe, NM 87505
Viva el Mercado y la Cultura!
The Spanish Colonial Arts Society (Society) was founded in 1925 with the mission to “collect, preserve, and exhibit the Spanish Colonial art of New Mexico and beyond, and educate the public about its related cultures and living traditions.” One of the programs inspired by this mission is the Traditional Spanish Market. The Market is multidimensional in its expression of creativity and spirit. Along with the hand-made art works for show and sale, Hispanic music, age-old dances, and traditional culinary fare are offered.
Santa Fe’s Traditional Spanish Market
is the oldest and largest juried Spanish Market in the United States and it, along with Albuquerque’s Winter Spanish Market help preserve the unique 400 year old traditions of New Mexico.