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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». 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 support programs of the Museum of International Folk Art.

Friends of Folk Art

Lagniappe/ A Little Something Extra
2015-2016 Lecture Series
A series of lectures exclusively for current Friends of Folk Art Members.

Monday February 8, 2016
Viva Flamenco

Spend an afternoon in the heart of southern Spain, the land of Flamenco. Nicolasa Chavez, Curator of Hispano Collections, will present a lecture and demonstration on the origins of this beautiful music and dance. The presentation will be accompanied by live guitar, singing and dance. Museum of International Folk Art auditorium. To RSVP send email to or call the Museum of New Mexico Foundation's Friends Hotline (505) 982-7799 extension 8.

Monday April 25, 2016
Eco museums in Southwest China

Eco museums in southwest China were adopted in the 1990s. Carrie Hertz, Curator of Textiles and Costume, will trace their development and examine their current strategies for conserving the cultural life of ethnic minority groups, in the face of rapid change. Museum of International Folk Art auditorium. To RSVP send email to or call the Museum of New Mexico Foundation's Friends Hotline
(505) 982-7799 extension 8.

Other Friends of Folk Art Events:

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Lunch and docent tour
of the La Fonda hotel, a favorite Santa Fe landmark.  Learn how La Fonda became the preferred lodging for trappers, gold seekers and politicians and how, through several ownership changes, including its 43- year run as a Harvey House, it maintained its status as a Santa Fe landmark.   We will view its expansive art collection and a few of the non-public spaces. 12 – 2 pm

Friday, May 6, 2016
The Boutique Enjoy food, wine and music while searching for treasures among a collection of wearable art, jewelry, and much more. Funds raised will support MOIFA. Location and details to follow. 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Sunday, May 22, 2016
Home Tour Join us for our very popular annual home tour which this year features three collectors sharing their collections of outsider and visionary art, a collection of indigenous costumes, Mexican folk art, Chicano art and….much more. 1-4:30 pm

Sunday, June 12, 2016
Day Trip Join we for an Art and Architecture trip to Truchas and Trampas featuring art created by well-known Hispanic santeros and painters of work in two historic churches (one built in the 1700s). We then visit “Casa de las Nubs” the home of a self-taught woodcarver who has been building it for 30 years. Lunch in Chimayo completes the tour. 9 – 2:30 pm

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Hands-On Workshops Try your hand at artisan crafts in workshops led by artists coming to the 2016 Folk Art Market. Exclusively for Friends of Folk Art. Space limited.

Coming in the Fall of 2016 All Aboard! Trip to Columbus, Indiana, home of more notable architecture buildings per capita than any US city including the Eero Saarinen designed Miller Home. Interior designer and architect Alexander Girard collaborated with Saarinen and designed a wide range of architectural details, a changing program of textiles, and rugs for the home. The itinerary includes visits to private collections. Details to follow.