Hotel near Museums, Culture & History in Santa Fe
La Posada de Santa Fe boasts its own sumptuously rich history and an on-site collection of art well befitting our reputation as “The Art Hotel of Santa Fe.” Our resort therefore makes its own rich cultural world to explore, but we also provide our guests with easy access to the nationally renowned lineup of museums and historic sites in Santa Fe, one of the oldest cities in the United States.
There’s a searchable map of these attractions at this page of our website, but we thought we’d take this opportunity to spotlight just a few of the destinations. So, without further ado…
Last year the New Mexico Museum of Art celebrated its 100th anniversary: an impressive milestone for this well-loved institution, which besides being a fantastic repository for more than 20,000 works of art also serves, with its eye-catching Pueblo Revival Style design, as its own architectural landmark.
Established in 1997, this museum displays an a definitive collection of oil paintings, watercolors, sketches, and correspondence by one of New Mexico’s most internationally acclaimed artists: Georgia O’Keeffe. You can also study a wealth of photographs of O’Keeffe as well as some of her personal effects. In addition to this facility, the museum administers the artist’s home and studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico.
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
The indigenous history of the American Southwest—and the continuing contribution of indigenous peoples to its cultural fabric—form the focus of this amazing branch of the Museum of New Mexico network. The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, which showcases Southwestern native art from prehistory to the present day, functions as the exhibition space for the adjoining Laboratory of Anthropology, established in 1927 by John D. Rockefeller.
Set in the historic Santa Fe Plaza next door to the Palace of the Governors, the New Mexico History Museum tells the vast and multicultural history of the Land of Enchantment through permanent displays as well as temporary exhibitions.
Managed by the New Mexico History Museum, this 1610-built adobe building functioned as the seat of government during the state’s Spanish Colonial days and subsequently the administrative headquarters for Mexican and then U.S. control of the territory. This National Historic Landmark includes better than 15,000 objects in its collections from all of those eras and also hosts a variety of exhibitions, which currently include The Land That Enchants Me So: Picturing Popular Songs of New Mexico and Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time, an overview of the capital city’s archaeological heritage.