santa fe home of alexander girard

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girard and his wife susan

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most of the photos are from the incredible book alexander girard by todd oldham, kiera coffee and alexander girard; some i had in my files.

the girard house was actually 2 adobes across the street from one another. each over 100 years old at the time of purchase (early 50s), girard remodeled them creating an open floor plan, exposed beams, built in bancos (low seating) with cushions, and lots of shelving and niches for his extensive folk art collection.

in 1962 the girards created a foundation to manage their collection of over 100,000 pieces of folk art. today it can be seen at the museum of international folk art in santa fe – it is a wonderful museum and worth a vist if you are ever in santa fe girard wing

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