Thank the Spanish Colonial Art Society, founded in Santa Fe in 1925, for the unequaled collection on display here. This is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to Spanish colonial art, with a prime spot on Museum Hill next to the Folk Art and Indian Arts and Culture museums. It's a (relatively) small building, meaning only a fraction of the 3,700-piece collection is visible at a time, but that includes holy images called retablos (painted) and santos (carved), furniture, weaving, ceramics, and tinwork that date to between the 16th and 20th centuries. A trip here feels like visiting the house of a very dedicated collector. There's even a "costume corner" where kids can dress up in replica historic clothing. The gift shop sells works by artists who gather for the Traditional Spanish Market every July.