Do you know the way to Sante Fe?

Santa Fe may be the capital of New Mexico and the second oldest city in the U.S., but it remains a somewhat under-visited destination by Canadians. Almost 400 years old, the compact-sized city of 60,000 is the third largest in New Mexico, and definitely worth a look for those who look like some history and culture served with their winter sun.

A Rocky Mountain climate and geography, the eclectic cultural diversity created by a mix of Native American, Hispanic and European traditions, and theatre, dance, and music all play a significant role in Santa Fe’s past and present. The importance of art in Sante Fe here has made the city one of the largest art markets in the U.S.

Surrounded as it is by literally millions of acres of National Forest and public land, the city is also a jumping off point for a number of different outdoor recreational activities. And, for the sight seer, the beauty of the surrounding area offers an amazing diversity of scenery.

But art inspired by the stunning natural landscape of the area is the prime attraction, best evidenced by the Georgia O’Keefe Museum. From November 2, 1999 through February 28, 2000 a new show, “Four Painters of the Stieglitz rcle: 1907-1925 Arthur Dove, John Marin, Marsden Hartley and Georgia O’Keefe” will be on display. The show will consist of more than 30 works.

The 13,000 square-foot museum is located in downtown Santa Fe, and is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 to 5:00. The O’Keefe Museum is also part of the Museum of New Mexico’s pass system. Passes can be purchased for $10 at any of the represented museums and are good for four days, allowing admission to all of the Museum of New Mexico facilities and monuments including the Museum of Fine Arts, International Folk Art Museum, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Palace of the Governors, and the O’Keefe Museum