Canyon Road Santa Fe NM
Canyon Road was once a trade route leading to the community of Pecos on the eastern slope of the mountains.Today it hosts numerous artists' studios, galleries and crafts workshops as well as cafes, tea-houses and restaurants. All kinds of art, from sculptures and paintings to jewelry and pottery, are for show and sale along the road - most of it with a southwestern flair. When you are done strotllng around, there are also plenty of restaurants and places to relax.
Canyon Road is just 12 miles from Santa Fe Comfort Inn www.santafecomfortinn.com
El Rancho de las Golondrinas
El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a living history museum located on a former Spanish ranch dating back to 1710. It contains 33 historic buildings on 200 acres. The museum focuses on the heritage and culture of Colonial New Mexico.
El Rancho de las Golondrinas is located 10 minutes south of santa Fe.
Admission: Adults $6, Seniors (62 and over) and Teens $4, Children 12 and under are free
El Rancho de las Golondrinas is just 8 miles from Santa Fe Comfort Inn www.santafecomfortinn.com
The Farmers Market
The market that began with a handful of farmers in the late 1960s is now New Mexico’s largest farmers’ market and one of the most widely recognized markets in the United States.
The Santa Fe Farmers Market represents over 150 active vendors and features hundreds of different agricultural products. To further meet Santa Fe’s demand for fresh, local produce, the Market began operating year-round in 2002, and with more and more farmers using extended growing techniques, the “off season” becomes more successful every year.
The Santa Fe Farmers Market assures that all products sold by its vendors are always locally grown by the people selling them. 100% of the vegetables, fruits, and nursery plants available at Santa Fe Farmers Markets are grown right here in northern New Mexico. The same goes for at least 80% of the ingredients and materials used to make all processed and craft items.
Santa Fe Farmers’ Market does not allow reselling. That means that the people doing the growing and producing are the same smiling folks who sell those products to you at Market. Got a question about how your food is grown? You’re at the right place, because at the Santa Fe Farmers Market, the salesperson is also the farmer!
The Santa Fe Farmers Market is proud of its high standards. When you shop at Santa Fe Farmers Markets, you are making the educated and healthy choice both for yourself and for our northern New Mexico community.
The Farmers maket is about 5 miles from Santa Fe Comfort Inn - www.santafecomfortinn.com
The Georgia O'Keefee Museum
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, opened to the public in July 1997, eleven years after the death of the artist from whom it takes its name. Welcoming visitors from all over the world, it is the only museum in the United States dedicated to an internationally-known woman artist.
One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was devoted to creating imagery that expressed what she called “the wideness and wonder of the world as I live in it.” She was a leading member of the Stieglitz Circle artists, headed by Alfred Stieglitz, America’s first advocate of modern art in America. These avant-garde artists began to flourish in New York in the 1910s. O’Keeffe’s images—instantly recognizable as her own —include abstractions, large-scale depictions of flowers, leaves, rocks, shells, bones and other natural forms, New York cityscapes and paintings of the unusual shapes and colors of architectural and landscape forms of northern New Mexico.
The Museum’s collection of over 3,000 works comprises 1,149 O’Keeffe paintings, drawings, and sculptures that date from 1901 to 1984, the year failing eyesight forced O’Keeffe into retirement. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is the largest single repository of O'Keeffe's work in the world. Throughout the year, visitors can see a changing selection of these works. In addition, the Museum presents special exhibitions that are either devoted entirely to O’Keeffe’s work or combine examples of her art with works by her American modernist contemporaries. The Museum also organizes exhibitions of works by her contemporaries, as well as by living artists of distinction. Over 140 artists other than O’Keeffe have been exhibited at the Museum, such as Arthur Dove, Sherrie Levine, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol.
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center opened in July 2001 as a component of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. As the only museum-related research facility in the world dedicated to the study of American Modernism (late nineteenth century – present), it sponsors research in the fields of art history, architectural history and design, literature, music and photography. Its annual, competitive stipend program awards six stipends to qualified applicants who can spend three to twelve months at the Research Center, which makes its library, collections and unique archives accessible to researchers worldwide as well as to its in-house scholars.
The Museum and its Research Center are both Pueblo Revival-style buildings located two blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza and were renovated in 1997 and 2001, respectively, by Gluckman Mayner Architects, New York.
Georgia O'Keefee Musuem is just 6 miles from Santa Fe Comfort Inn - www.satafecomfortinn.com
In 1850 Archbishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy requested that the Sisters of Loretto send seven members from Kentucky to Santa Fe to help him grow that struggling New Mexico educational system. In 1853, the sisters opened the Academy of Our Lady the Light for 300 girls and Lamy rewarded them by construcitng this touching Gothic Revival-style chapel. Designed by French architect Antoine Mouly, the spires, buttresses and stained-glass windows of the chapel soar the spirit. The chapel is also home to unique spiral staircase made entirely of wood and supported by a hidden central column that gives the structure the appearance of hanging free in the air.
Loretto Chapel is only 6 miles from Santa Fe Comfort Inn - www.santafecomfortinn.com
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, one of four museums in the Museum of New Mexico system, 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.
More than 65,000 visitors come to the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture each year, of which 30% hail from New Mexico, 50% from other states, and 20% from foreign countries. It is MIAC's mission to provide cross-cultural education to the many visitors to Santa Fe who take part in our programs and to New Mexican residents throughout the state. It is especially important that MIAC serve the Indian communities in our state and throughout the Southwest whose contemporary and ancestral cultures are represented in the museum's collections..
The museum is just 11 miles from Santa Fe Comfort Inn - www.santafecomfortinn.com
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