Museums & Galleries

Santa Fe - A City Rich in History and Culture

The rich history and culture of Santa Fe is preserved and celebrated through a diverse range of museums, galleries, and fascinating attractions only steps from Eldorado Hotel & Spa. Just take your pick - centuries-old Native American and Spanish Colonial art and artifacts, Contemporary American works, and the photography of masters such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Elliot Porter. From the cathedral-inspired, adobe setting of the O'Keeffe Museum to world-class Canyon Road art galleries and New Mexico historic museums, Santa Fe enjoys a global reputation for its creative spirit and talent.

Canyon Road Galleries (1 mile)

Santa Fe is known for its art. Canyon Road in Santa Fe has over a hundred art galleries in a mile-long stretch of road. Find art created by internationally acclaimed artists in both traditional and contemporary traditions.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum (0.3 miles)

Located adjacent to the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum collection features over 3,000 works with 1,149 pieces created by the famous artist. The museum also presents special exhibitions and has shown works by more than 140 other artists.

New Mexico Museum of Art (0.3 miles)

Experience the art of New Mexico from a fresh perspective. Exhibitions range from the richness of New Mexico's art and history, to innovations in contemporary art, to exploration of art in general.

Palace of the Governors (0.4 miles)

Originally constructed in the early 17th century as Spain's seat of government for what is today the American Southwest, the Palace of the Governors chronicles the history of Santa Fe, as well as New Mexico and the region. This adobe structure, now the state's history museum, was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1960 and an American Treasure in 1999.

NM History Museum (0.4 miles)

The New Mexico History Museum includes permanent and temporary exhibitions that span the early history of indigenous people, Spanish colonization, the Mexican Period, and travel and commerce on the legendary Santa Fe Trail.

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art (2.4 miles)

With 3,700 objects, the collections are the most comprehensive compilation of Spanish Colonial art of their kind. Dating from the Middle Ages to the New Millennium, the collections span centuries in art, place and time. Among the various media featured are santos (painted and sculpted images of saints,) textiles, tinwork, silverwork, goldwork, ironwork, straw appliqué, ceramics, furniture, books and more. A host of comparative objects from Spain and Latin America as well as Asia, Bulgaria, France and other worldly locales further illustrate the faraway influences that converged during the colonial era to inspire artists and art forms.

Wheelwright Museum (2.4 miles)

The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian offers unique exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art. The museum is famous for its focus on little-known genres, and for solo shows by living Native American artists.

Museum of International Folk Art (2.4 miles)

Since its opening in September 1953, the Museum of International Folk Art has gained national and international recognition as an accredited museum that is home to the world's largest collection of folk art with more that 135,000 artifacts.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (2.6 miles)

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is a premier repository of Native art and material culture and tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. The museum serves a diverse, multicultural audience through changing exhibitions, public lectures, field trips, artist residencies, and other educational programs.