New Mexico Museum of Art - MNMF

Explore the New Mexico Museum of Art, which houses more than 20.000 works of American and European art, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, new media, and many more.

Nearby Attractions

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Santa Fe Plaza
Santa Fe's historic city square is a great place to explore the blended Mexican, Spanish, and Native American heritage of the city.
Palace of the Governors
Built in 1610, the Palace of the Governors is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the country.
New Mexico History Museum
If you're looking to explore and understand the first peoples and colonial history of New Mexico, this museum details the state's lengthy heritage.
Santa Fe Arts & Crafts scene
From pottery and painting to photography and weaving, come to Santa Fe prepared to explore its colorful and expansive art scene.
The Manhattan Project
At 109 Palace, notice a small, innocuous placard, which was the meeting point for the scientists and officials working on the top-secret Manhattan Project.
Museum of Contemporary Native Arts - MOCNA
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is unlike any museum you have ever visited. On top of its displays of contemporary art, the MoCNA is also a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Southwest.

Related Tours

Explore Santa Fe's Old Town & the Museum of Art: Private Tour
Discover the highlights of the multicultural, historic, and creative capital city of Santa Fe, New Mexico with an expert private guide, including tickets to the world-renowned Museum of Art. 

On your private tour you will: 

  • Begin your private tour near Santa Fe Plaza, the historic gathering place and a National Historic Landmark;
  • Admire the Palace of the Governors, the old capitol building built in 1610 with traditional adobe (mudbrick in Spanish);
  • Learn about the history of New Mexico, and its amalgamation of Spanish, Native American, Mexican and American cultures that influenced its art, culture, and cuisine;
  • Admire the desert views and mountain scenery, soak up the vibrant colours and atmosphere of the city;
  • Visit the imposing Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, a French Romanesque revival style building dedicated to the city’s patron saint;
  • Stroll along De Vargas Street and see the city’s oldest house, turned small free museum;
  • Visit the San Miguel Mission (If open at the time of the tour) - the oldest church in America dating back to 1610 dedicated to the Archangel Michael;
  • Discover a hidden gem on Palace Avenue and learn all about the top-secret Manhattan Project at the nearby research centre Los Alamos;
  • Pass by the New Mexico History Museum - a fascinating treasure trove of artefacts;
  • End outside the Museum of Art where your guide will give you tickets and tell you all about this famous art gallery, so you can enjoy the museum at your own pace! 

Your tour begins in Santa Fe Plaza, the vibrant, historic and cultural heart of the city. Your tour will explore all the major highlights and a few hidden gems of New Mexico’s capital city. Santa Fe is famous today for its colourful art scene, multicultural and multiethnic music, cuisine, and crafts. 

It was founded in 1610 by Spanish settlers, on Native American land - resulting in the Pueblo uprising of 1680. Its complex past means that the city today is a total melting pot of culture and cuisine. It is also famous for the rugged beauty of the mountainous desert landscape and spectacular sunsets. 

World famous as a mecca for art, your tour includes tickets to the amazing Museum of Art. 

On your private tour, you will see the  Palace of the Governors, San Miguel Church (the oldest church in America), the Basilica Cathedral of St Francis, De Vargas Street, and more. Enjoy the banter of market vendors selling beautiful jewellery, crafts, folk art, and photography. 

Your tour ends outside the Museum of Art, a century-old museum that evokes all the nostalgia of the Pueblo Revival style associated with Santa Fe architecture. Your guide will give you a thorough introduction to the museum, for you to explore at your own pace, and choose from among the tens of thousands of pieces of artwork to admire across a breadth of styles and periods.  



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