With more than 135,000 objects in its collection, the Museum of International Folk Art has distinct collections in each of the four wings of its building. The Girard Wing holds a long-term exhibition which showcases folk art, pop art, toys and textiles from over 100 nations. The Hispanic Heritage wing is currently under construction but is devoted to New Mexican art and culture as well as the larger Latino communities within the US and Spanish-speaking world. The Bartlett wing showcases rotating collection shows on field studies of specific cultures or art forms. The Neutrogena wing displays the museum’s large textile and costume collection.
Museum of International Folk Art Information
- Public Transportation: Good (accessible on the M-line bus)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Yes
- Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; closed on Mondays from September through May; closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
- Admission: $6 for New Mexico residents and $9 for non-resident adults. Free admission for youth 16 and under.
- Free Days: On Sundays, there is free admission for New Mexico residents (with I.D.), and there is a $1 discount for students. On Wednesdays, NM resident seniors (60+) with I.D. get free admission.
- Subscription/Memberships: Memberships to Museum of New Mexico Foundation start at $65 for individuals, $30 for students/teachers, $50 for seniors, and $60 for senior couples Member benefits include free admission to Museum of International Folk Art and several local museums, 10% discount at museum shop and café, invitations to members-only events, and discounts on lectures, programs, and classes.
- Special Passes: $12 resident / $15 non-resident one day two-museum passes available. $18 resident / $20 non-resident four day five-museum passes also available.