8 Amazing Santa Fe Museums to Visit This Fall

The New Mexico Museum of Art is one of the top Santa Fe Musuems to visit this winter

If there’s one thing to do in Santa Fe this winter – aside from sampling delicious local foods – it’s embracing the culture of this southwestern gem. One of the best ways to do this is to visit the incredible variety of Santa Fe museums you’ll find here. There are more than a dozen of them!

As impressive as Santa Fe museums are, there is a lot more to this city. It’s gorgeous outside, and there is plenty to do in every season. Moreover, it has a rich art and cultural scene that has been influenced over the centuries by Native American Tribes, Nations, Pueblos, Spanish colonists, and the generations of artists who flocked to this fantastic city. Why not give yourselves a few days to explore it all and enjoy The City Different? There is a museum pass that folks can purchase. For $75, two people get admission to 4 Santa Fe museums for 1 year, plus plenty of other perks!

In addition to these Santa Fe museums referenced below, there are 250+ art galleries and some truly incredible art markets and festivals to enjoy this winter. Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy it all and book your room at New Mexico’s most comfortable Bed and Breakfast. We’re located approximately 30 minutes outside of Santa Fe but well-situated to explore all of the best of northern New Mexico. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind this winter.  Book your room at our incredible New Mexico Bed and Breakfast today!

One of the most fascinationg Santa Fe Museums is the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

8 of the Best Santa Fe Museums

There’s so much to do and see in northern New Mexico, but visiting one or more of the Santa Fe museums should be near the top of your list of things to do while here. Santa Fe museums perfectly showcase the region’s blend of history, arts, and cultural heritage.

Depending on what you’re interested in, there’s a museum you’re sure to find fascinating.  Here we’ve focused on 8 of the most popular Santa Fe museums.

  1. The oldest of the Santa Fe museums is the New Mexico Museum of Art. This must-do museum houses an outstanding collection of art from major Southwestern artists, including Georgia O’Keeffe.
  2. Head to the famed Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, where you’ll find the most extensive collection of this stunning artist’s work.
  3. IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts has the most comprehensive collection of contemporary Native art in the world. Its museum store is also a great place to pick up holiday gifts too.
  4. Head to the Museum of International Folk Art, which represents the world’s largest and most diverse collection of folk art.
  5. If you want to understand and appreciate local cultural influences, there’s no better place to do that than the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.
  6. New Mexico History Museum is also a great place to learn more about the area and its various historical influences.
  7. One of the best Santa Fe museums for contemporary art is SITE Santa Fe. It’s here that you’ll encounter an always-changing selection of new art by some of the most influential artists of today.
  8. The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is the perfect place to view contemporary and historic Native American art. Don’t miss it! Their museum shop, the Case Trading Post, is one of Santa Fe’s oldest and most popular galleries of Native American art, too.

Visit many of the best Santa Fe Museums, followed by a relaxing stay at our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast

The Best New Mexico Bed and Breakfast

With so many incredible Santa Fe museums to visit, not to mention all of the other attractions and activities worth doing across Northern New Mexico, you’ll want to spend at least a few days here!  Our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast is well-positioned to help you do exactly that. We’re located approximately midway between the popular destinations of Santa Fe and Taos, in the charming town of Chimayó, home to the famed Santuario de Chimayó.

Our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast offers nine uniquely appointed guest rooms, including some that offer either a Kiva fireplace or a warming wood-burning stove for those chilly winter evenings. In the morning, we’ll treat you to a freshly-prepared 3-course breakfast, often including a delicious Southwest-inspired entreé. It’s the perfect fuel for a full day of adventure ahead.

Winter is a spectacular season to visit northern New Mexico. Act fast, and book your room at our New Mexico Bed and Breakfast today!

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