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The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

Opened in 2002 by the Spanish Colonial Arts Society, we are the only museum in the country dedicated to exhibiting and interpreting the art of the Hispanic Southwest.

 

Website: http://www.spanishcolonial.org

Address: 750 Camino Lejo Santa Fe, NM 87505  MAP

Hours:

Tuesday-Sunday:10:00am-5:00pm Labor Day to Memorial Day.

Open 7 Days: Memorial Day to Labor Day. Closed major Holidays.

Admission: $5 for 1 day pass. Under 16 are free.

Free on Sundays to New Mexico Residents.

Phone: (505) 982-2226CALL

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Hand carved altar screen with Virgen de Guadalupe by Victor Goler
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Early 19th century New Mexican Gold Filigre Necklace.

The museum houses the extraordinary collection of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society, a collection of over 3700 pieces including historically significant and contemporary works. 

The building was designed by renowned architect John Gaw Meem in 1930, and is a wonderful example of the “Spanish Colonial” style for which Meem is known. Meem and his wife “Faith”, had been involved with the Society from its incorporation. They donated a substantial gift of 147 Bultos and Retablos to the Society collection in 1985.  The building provides an intimate setting where visitors from around the world can view the collections and learn the fascinating history of Spanish Colonial art.

The Santa Fe community are grateful to The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art for sponsoring the highly popular Traditional Spanish Market, which draws as many as 80,000 visitors each year in the month of July. Please reference our Annual Events category for details and current date information.

Read my blog post about the Annual Traditional Spanish Market.