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, for details on the
benefits and options, call 982-6366, ext. 100 or visit the
Foundation web site at 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 benefit programs
of the Museum of International Folk Art.
Friends of Folk Art Member Events 2012-2013
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
February 4, 2013
MOIFA Director Marsha Bol will offer a unique tour of the
museum's collection storage areas and spaces usually off
limits to the public. Discover how valuable cultural objects
are examined, catalogues and preserved and learn about the
criteria by which the museum selects items for its collection.
Other MOIFA curators will join Dr. Bol in this one-of-a-kind
presentation. 10am to Noon. Free!
Tome Hill Journey
Sunday March 24, 2013
After Chimayo, the most spiritual place of the Indo-Hispano
peoples in New Mexico is Tome Hill, located along the Camino
Real south of Albuquerque. Every Good Friday, thousands
make the pilgrimage to the top of this volcanic hill etched
with petroglyphs. Photographer and author Dr. Miguel Gandert
will guide is on an enlightening exploration of this important
sacred site. Round trip bus transportation and lunch included.
Full day. $
Annual Folk Art Flea Market»
Saturday May 4, 2013
of Folk Art members are admitted at 9AM, (the public will
be admitted at 10AM) for first pick shopping! A very specialized
sale, not your usual Flea Market! In order to continue and
increase community support for The Museum of International
Folk Art, the Friends of Folk Art are organizing our community-wide
Folk Art Flea Market!
To make arrangements to donate, please call the Folk Art
Flea Market Hotline (505) 476-1201.
WPA Tour of Albuquerque
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Maria Martinez, John Gaw Meem and Gustave Baumann were
among the 100 New Mexico artists who participated in the
Federal Art Project of the WPA. National
Hispanic Cultural Center Visual Arts Director Dr. Tey
Marianna Nunn takes us on a fascinating journey to view
Depression era art and architecture around Albuquerque.
Following lunch, Dr. Nunn will open NHCC archives for a
private look at it's collection of sculptures by famed WPA
artist, Patrocinio Barela. Round trip bus transportation
and lunch included. Full Day$
Friends of Folk Art Member Events 2012
Collectors' Home Tour & Membership
Sunday September 16, 2012
Encourage your friends to become a Friend of Folk Art member
and bring them to our annual membership event. This "double
header" afternoon begins with home tours of two noted
Santa Fe folk art collectors. Then we gather for a party
at the fabulous Santa Fe studio of kinetic metal sculptor,
Prescott». Savory hors'd'oeuvres, drinks and music
in the 'wild" setting will jump start our 2012-13 season.
Atlanta Folk Art & Antique Lover's Tour
November 7-12, 2012
Participants will tour beautiful museums, eccentric collections
and the internationally famous Slotkin
Folk Art Auction». Highlights include Howard Finster's
Paradise Garden, potter Charlie Crocker's studio; the Southern
Folk Art Pottery Museum; the High Museum and Scott's Antique
Show. For price and other details visit the Museum
of New Mexico Foundation»
New World Cuisine
Monday December 10, 2012
Drinking mate is a social occasion in South America. Learn
the secrets of yerba mate tradition and ritual from MOIFA
curator Nicolasa Chavez. After a private tour of the New
World Cuisine exhibition, enjoy a "muy sabrosa"
sampling of traditional cuisine prepared by an acclaimed
local chef, paired with wines from New Mexico vineyards.
5-7pm $. (Photo: La Chocolatera /Chocolate Storage
Jar by Camilla Trujillo and Rene Zamora, Santa Fe, NM, 2008,
International Folk Art Foundation Collection, Museum of
International Folk Art (FA.2008.33.1a,b)
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