The Santa Fe Arts Scene

Santa Fe has the 4th largest art market in the world, world-class opera and chamber music and a number of internationally known restaurants and...

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, besides being the home of the famous trailblazing painter, includes a store, classroom, amenities, and more. Along with information about O'Keeffe, seasonal tours of the home and studio also explore the rich history and culture of the surrounding area, the Rio Chama Valley, that inspired dozens of paintings. In all, the O'Keeffe Museum possesses more than 3,000 original works including 140 oil paintings. 

Institute of American Indian Arts

The Institute of American Indian Arts is a tribal college that focuses on Native American art and operates the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. This prestigious museum houses the National Collection of Contemporary Indian Art and the Allan Houser Sculpture Garden. The landmark Pueblo Revival building is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lensic Performing Art Center

The Lensic Performing Art Center was built in 1931 and restored in 1999.  Get a complete schedule of the almost 200 music, dance and litterary events hosted here throughout the year.

Liquid Light Glass

This glass art gallery and studio offers glass art work, glass art classes and  events.

(505) 820-2222
Meow Wolf, House of Eternal Return

A group of young artists in Santa Fe with a little help from George R.R. Martin create this most unusual explosion of interactive art and creativity. Once a bowling alley this museum/art installation includes a reconstructed house indoors to explore along with so many exhibits.  New exhibits appear throughout the year. Hitting a cultural nerve, a documentary, “Meow Wolf Origin Story” explains how this immersive art experience came to be. Watch it on their website.  It also has a café and bar, it has become a popular music venue and spot to host events and parties.

Meow Wolf is an immersive art experience featuring 70 unique rooms from over 200 artists.  Fun for all ages.  Forbes Magazine called it "A 'please touch' experiential art labyrinth".  Hours:  Sun – Thurs 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Fri, Sat 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM ‍Tuesdays Closed.

(505) 395-6369
Museum of International Folk Art

The Museum of International Folk Art is home to the world's largest collection of folk art with more than 135,000 artifacts. The collection includes toys, dolls, costumes, masks, textiles, paintings, beadwork, and more.

Nedra Matteucci Galleries

More than an art gallery this compound of buildings filled with superb art also has a pond and beautiful outdoor sculpture garden. Museum quality fine art; oil paintings, water colors and actual artifacts abound. The staff is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. No coaxing needed to be given a private custom tour. Just make your particular art interest known.

The gallery opened in 1972 with a focus on 19th and 20th century American art. There is also a gift shop offering rare books, and other unique items.

(505) 982-4631
New Mexico Capitol Art Collection

View more than 600 pieces of fine art, including large-scale Native American artwork, as you walk the halls of the "Roundhouse", New Mexico's state capitol building. The galleries are open to the public and informative tours are available.

New Mexico Museum of Art

As New Mexico's oldest museum (built in 1917), the New Mexico Museum of Art contains a collection of over 20,000 paintings, photos, sculptures, mixed media works, and much more as well as a library and auditorium that seats 450. The building itself is one of the city's finest examples of the Pueblo Revival style of architecture. 

Santa Fe Opera House

This open air design allows the audience to have shelter from summer rain storms yet enjoy the setting sun over the mountains as the performances do not begin until the sun has set. World class performances of a variety of favorite operas are performed each season. There is a digital display on every chair to view the words being sung and a simple button allows changes of language. Often free seminars are offered before the curtain time if you are curious to learn the history and fun facts about the opera you are about to witness. The gift shop has a variety of offerings for every age and inclination.

Many arrive early and while in their black tie and gown enjoy tail gait champagne and cocktails and snacks in the parking lot. The staff is amazingly efficient at seating everyone quickly.

(505) 986-5900