Experience 500 Years of Art

With the Spanish Colonial Arts Society

Museum Campus

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art is now open Thursday – Saturday from 1pm – 4pm.

Spanish Markets

Thank you to everyone who came and participated in this year’s Traditional Spanish Market! From our Artists, to the Guests, the Staff, and Volunteers, this event could not have happened without you! We are looking forward to seeing you all at next year’s 70th Annual Traditional Spanish Market!

Educational Programs

Join us for Museum Hill Community Day!

We are so pleased to participate again this year in a local’s favorite, Museum Hill Community Day! Join us and our four neighbors on Museum Hill,  the Museum of Indian Arts and CultureMuseum of International Folk ArtSanta Fe Botanical Garden, and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, on Sunday, September 19, from 10:00am – 4:00pm for Spanish Market artist demonstrations throughout the day as well as a visit to our Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, which will be open with free admission to all.

We look forward to seeing you!

Permanent Collections

Coconut Chocolate Cup, Mexico, 18th century, coconut husk and silver, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, gift of Mary Cabot Wheelwright, 1956.53

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art is now open Thursday – Saturday from 1pm – 4pm.

Museum Campus

Museum Campus

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art opened to the public in 2002 in a historic residential building that was designed in 1930 by renowned architect John Gaw Meem in the Pueblo-Spanish Revival Style. It was sensitively adapted to provide exhibition display galleries and offices for adminstrative staff. Santa Fe Style architectural features and furnishings are highlighted.

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Spanish  Markets

Spanish Markets

Traditional Spanish Market began nearly 100 years ago to promote Hispanic traditional arts and it has grown into the oldest and largest juried art show and sale of its kind. Approximately 200 adult and youth artists compete for coveted award prizes in 18 art categories. This annual Santa Fe Heritage event draws collectors, community residents, and visitors from around the world.

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Permanent Collections

The Stockman Collections Center was constructed in 2000 adjacent to the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. It permanently houses almost 4,000 devotional, decorative, and utilitarian items in 4 storage vaults. The core collections focus on Hispanic traditional arts from the New Mexico and southern Colorado region with secondary comparative items from around the Spanish Colonial world.

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Permanent Collections

Educational Programs

     Educational Programs

The Society offers a broad array of educational programs including exhibitions that highlight the permanent collections with docent tours and lectures in the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, traditional art-making workshops, open studio tours with other community-interest events during Viva la Cultura the week before Traditional Spanish Market, and specialty regional, national, and international tours.

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Reference Library

Reference Library

The Hale Matthews Reference Library in the Stockman Collections Center at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art holds over 3,000 books, periodicals, and paper memorabilia. Scholars, students, and artists have access to concentrated research on topics of art and architecture with an emphasis on the regional Hispanic and Spanish Colonial traditions.

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