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

Mark your calendar for next year’s Traditional Spanish Market–our 70th! July 30 – 31, 2022

Traditional Spanish Market is always held on the last full weekend of July, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Plan ahead and mark your calendars now:

 2022 July 30 – 31
2023 July 29 – 30
2024 July 27 – 28
2025 July 26 -27

We look forward to seeing you!

Permanent Collections

Writing Chest (escritorio) Michoacan, Mexico, 18th century, Hardwood, gesso, paint, gold leaf, iron hardware, MOSCA, Gift of Mrs. H. M. Greene, 1956.89

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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