Arts & Culture

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 Santa Fe museums, galleries, and fascinating attractions only steps from Eldorado Santa Fe hotel and 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 attractions enjoy a global reputation for creative spirit and talent.

Canyon Road Gallery Over A Hundred Art Galleries And Studios

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.

Santa Fe Opera

The Santa Fe Opera is an extraordinary place. The striking, open-air theater features American performers in a wide-ranging and challenging repetoire in a striking setting that is recognized as one of the world's leading cultural festivals.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Located Across From Eldorado Hotel & Spa

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

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.

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. 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.

Iconic and Historic Palace of the Governors

Palace of the Governors and New Mexico History Museum (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 was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1960 and an American Treasure in 1999. 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 International Folk Art

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 than 135,000 artifacts.

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 Hill

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.