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About Us : Friends of Folk Art

Friends of Folk Art is an educational and social group of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation that helps support the outstanding exhibitions and public programs at the Museum of International Folk
Art, and has a great time doing so!

Membership Information:
All members must first be members of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF) , for details on the benefits and options, call 982-6366, or visit the Foundation web site www.museumfoundation.org». The cost of a membership is $100 a year for individuals and $150 for two individuals. Memberships run for a year from the date of purchase. Proceeds from the Friends of Folk Art, a fund raising activity of the Folk Art Committee of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation supports programs of the Museum of International Folk Art.

Friends of Folk Art
2014-2015 Member Events

tinkertown entryTinkertown & the Turquoise Trail
Tuesday September 16, 2014

Take a trip down Highway 14 while hearing about the many movies that have been filmed from Hollywood insider Kirk Ellis. What began as a hobby for artist Ross Ward in 1962, became a complete animated miniature western town circa 1880-1910 with 26 buildings with a population of 350 people six inches tall. Your lunch and a private tour of Madrid's Coal Mine Museum are all included in our exploration of the Turquoise Trail. Space is limited! The $50.00 per person charge includes transportation from the Museum, private tours and lunch. Space is limited, make your reservations by calling Laura (505) 476-1203.


moifa jaguarAnniversary Party
Friday September 19, 2014
5:30 to 8pm

The Folk Art Committee is sponsoring a celebration of 20+ years of fun, friends and fundraising by the Friends of Folk Art. Surprises await you at this free members only event! Founding members of the Friends you have not seen for awhile, and your own copy of The First 20+ Years of Friends of Folk Art: A History, A Tribute and a Memoir 1992-2014. Photos of trips, galas, old friends, hors d'oeuvres, bubbly to toast the many successful events- and more! RSVP by calling the Friends of Folk Art hotline (505) 476-1201.

Friends of Folk Art Lecture Series
A series of FREE member-only talks, space is limited!

December 1, 2014- 2-5pm

Dr. Charles Carrillo presents "Santos: Innovations Within Traditions"

February 2, 2015 2-5pm

Dr. Barbara Anderson presents "Cochineal, the Red that Covered the World"

April 6, 2015, 2-5pm
MIAC/LAB Curator Maxine McBrine presents "Turquoise, Water, Sky: Beauty and Meaning in the Southwest"

6th Annual Folk Art Flea»
Saturday May 2, 2015

Discover folk art treasures at our biggest Folk Art Flea yet. You'll find pottery, wood, paintings, jewelry, masks, textiles , toys, books and much, much more. Friends of Folk Art members have exclusive early entry to this exciting event before we open to the public. At "The Flea" MOIFA's major fundraiser, you'll find folk art gems at amazing prices. Join the fun! To make arrangements to donate, please call (505) 476-1201.

Friends of Folk Art Lecture Series
Final in the series of FREE member-only talks, space is limited!

June 1, 2015 2-5pm

Mary Lance, New Deal Films, Inc present "Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo"