The Museum of Fine Arts, the oldest art museum in the state, is one of four museums in the Museum of New Mexico system. Built in 1917, it is a masterpiece of Pueblo Revival architecture, and the best representation of the synthesis of Native American and Spanish colonial design style. The museum’s permanent collection and changing exhibitions of traditional and contemporary art place the art of the region into national and international contexts.
The Museum of Arts' distinguished collection spans the historic art colonies of Taos and Santa Fe of the past 100 years to cutting-edge contemporary art from around the region and the world. Highlights of the museum’s 20,000 works of art include extensive collections of the Cinco Pintores; the Taos Society of Artists; the largest collection of Gustave Baumann; the Lucy Lippard Collection; major American photographers, including the Jane Reese Williams Collection of women photographers; new media, including video installations; and an important collection of Georgia O’Keeffe paintings.
The museum is located at 107 West Palace Avenue, one block off the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe and is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Throughout the year on Friday evenings from 5 – 8 pm, the museum regularly hosts Free Friday Evenings featuring gallery talks and presentations by museum curators and educators. Sunday admission is always free for New Mexico residents.
For more information about the Museum of Fine Arts, visit www.museumofnewmexico.org or call the museum at 505-476-5072.