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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 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 support programs of the Museum of International Folk Art.

Friends of Folk Art Events

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

flamencoMonday February 8, 2016
3-5PM
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 friendsoffolkart@gmail.com or call the Museum of New Mexico Foundation's Friends Hotline (505) 982-7799 extension 8.


Monday April 25, 2016
3-5PM
Eco museums in Southwest China

Lecture by Carrie Hertz, Ph.D, MOIFA Curator of Textiles and Dress. Her talk “Ecomuseums of Southwest China, will trace the development of a new type of museum and will examine current strategies for conserving, in the face of rapid change, the cultural life of ethnic minority groups. Part of an annual series exclusively for FOFA members, this lecture will be preceded by refreshments and an opportunity to meet and visit with other FOFA members. 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.To RSVP send email to friendsoffolkart@gmail.com or call the Museum of New Mexico Foundation's Friends Hotline (505) 982-7799 extension 8.

Other Friends of Folk Art Events:

Monday April 4 through Saturday April 9, 2016
NOON to 4PM

Donation Drop Off Days for the 7th Annual Folk art Flea!
Clean and your garage, your closets and bring your gently used Folk Art items to the Museum of International Folk Art. Your tax deductible donations will be cheerfully accepted by committee members.If you have large or heavy items, please call the Folk Art Flea hotline (505) 476-1201.

Saturday May 7, 2016

10AM to 4PM
7th Annual Folk Art Flea
2015 flea Our last Flea Market was huge – the best yet! So we’re doing it again.  Friends of Folk Art have exclusive early access to this exciting event.  At MOIFA’s major fundraiser you’ll find everything you ever wanted and treasures you never dreamed of at amazing prices: textiles, jewelry, ethnic clothing, folk art, weavings, sculpture, masks. Current friends of Folk Art members admitted at 9:00 am for first pick shopping! Not a member? Join! 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 www.museumfoundation.org». The cost of a membership is $100 a year for individuals and $150 for two individuals.

Sunday, May 22, 2016
Home Tour Join us for our very popular annual home tour which this year features home tours of two Santa Fe folk art collections. Collectors will share their inspiration for collecting and introduce us to outsider and visionary art, a collection of indigenous costumes, Mexican folk art, and Chicano art and….much more. Savory hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served in the luxurious garden of one of the homes. 1:00-4:30 pm. FREE

Sunday, June 12, 2016
Day Trip Join us 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 (both built in the 1700s). We will also visit “Casa de las Nubes” the home of a self-taught woodcarver who has been building it for 30 years. Lunch in Chimayo completes the tour. 9:00 – 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. Space limited. Details to follow $

September 24-29, 2016
Art and Architecture Trip All Aboard!
Trip to Columbus, Indiana, home of more notable architecture buildings per capita than any US city. We’ll visit the Eero Saarinen designed Miller home which features the work of interior designer and architect Alexander Girard. 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. $$