Dance performance at the opening of Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico
Dance performance at the opening of Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico

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Former MOIFA Director & Guest Curator receive prestigious Michael M. Ames Award for Innovative Museum Anthropology

August 29, 2018

(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Former Museum of International Folk Art Director Marsha Bol and guest curator Dr. Suzanne Seriff are the 2018 recipients of the Michael M. Ames Award for innovative Museum Anthropology for the work from 2010-2017 in the founding and developing of the Mark Naylor and Dale Gun Gallery of Conscience at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, and for collaborative projects, exhibitions, and documentation created through the Gallery of Conscience.

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Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Since 1492: Navajo Quilt to be exhibited for a limited time at Museum of International Folk Art

August 13, 2018

(Santa Fe, New Mexico) –  Acclaimed Navajo quilter Susan Hudson’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Since 1492 will be on exhibition at the Museum of International Folk Art for a limited showing from August 16 through September 17, 2018.

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Bead Exchange set for Community Day on Museum Hill Sunday, September 23

August 9, 2018

(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of International Folk Art Bead Exchange will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from Noon until 4 p.m. as part of Community Day on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill.

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Monumental Installation by Cannupa Hanska Luger Kicks Off Santa Fe Indian Market Week

July 20, 2018

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A Gathering of Voices: Folk Art from the Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg Collection

July 10, 2018

The exhibition A Gathering of Voices celebrates the promised gift to the Museum of International Folk Art of the collection of Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg. A founder of the International Folk Art Market and former owner of the famous Clay Angel shop in Santa Fe, Espinar has collected some of the world’s best folk art. The museum opens the exhibition Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. It runs through Aug. 25, 2019. Comprising primarily ceramic traditions from Mexico, Spain, France, Hungary, Morocco and numerous other countries, the collection also includes rich holdings of New Mexico santos, Latin American retablos and metalwork, furniture and textiles from around the world. The exhibition brings together the various voices of international cultures and living traditions, through the vision of one collector.

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Peruvian Printmakers Collaborate with Local Artists to Create Mural at Museum

June 2, 2018

(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – This month, the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) welcomes a group of socially engaged artists from Lima Peru who will collaborate with local artists to create works that bridge North and South America. Carol Fernandez and Fernando Castro, founders of the screen printing collective Amapolay will be in Santa Fe from June 25 through July first. Amapolay will be collaborating with local print makers to create works around shared issues across international borders.

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Crafting Memory: The Art of Community Peru — Places of Memory Featured Artists Tell Stories of Those Who Disappeared

March 26, 2018

(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Three Peruvian artists whose work is featured in the current exhibition Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru will spend an afternoon at the Museum of International Folk Art giving talks and meeting patrons on Sunday April 8 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The featured speakers, Adelina Garcia, Wari Zarate, and Rosalia Tineo are three Quechua artist activists whose work is at the forefront of the fight for truth and reconciliation in the wake of the 20 year internal armed conflict that claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 Peruvians between 1980 and 2000. Using traditional folk arts of the region, they tell the stories of the disappeared.

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“Year of the Dog” Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

February 1, 2018

(Santa Fe, NM) -- Mark your calendar to celebrate the “Year of the Dog” at the Museum of International Folk Art Annual Lunar New Year Celebration in the afternoon of Sunday, February 18 on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. Activities begin at 1:00 P.M. and continue through 4:00 P.M.  Admission to the event is free to everyone, thanks to funding from the International Folk Art Foundation and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation

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Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico travels the state

January 23, 2018

(Santa Fe, NM) -- The sensual dance of flamenco has traveled the world, yet within the United States only in New Mexico is it integral to our state’s culture. In November of 2015 the Museum of International Folk Art opened the most comprehensive exhibition on flamenco, celebrating this living tradition as an art form. This stunning exhibition is now traveling to museums throughout the New Mexico.

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Beadwork Adorns the World Opening in April

January 18, 2018

(Santa Fe, NM) – The ultimate migrants, small glass beads travel the world and end up entering the cultural lives of people far away to be worked into a garment or an object of art.  This spring, the Museum of International Folk Art opens the exhibition, Beadwork Adorns the World, opening April 22, 2018 and running through February 3, 2019.

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Popular Folk Art Flea Returns to Museum of International Folk Art

January 14, 2018

(Santa Fe, NM) – One of Santa Fe’s favorite community events, the Folk Art Flea, will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018,  at the Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill. From toys to textiles and jewelry to masks from all over the world,  The Flea features an impressive array of well-priced folk art treasures. The treasured “Collectors’ Corner” returns with especially rare and unique items. The event is presented by the Museum Foundation of New Mexico’s Folk Art Committee in support of the Museum of International Folk Art Museum (MoIFA).

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This December, Shop at Santa Fe's Peruvian Connection Store, and 10 Percent of Your Purchase Benefits MOIFA

November 28, 2017

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Revel in Dia de los Muertos, Sunday, October 29, 1–4 pm, with sugar skulls, dancing, and song

October 4, 2017

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Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru opens Sunday, December 3, 2017

September 29, 2017

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MOIFA Announces 50 Percent Off Museum Admission for Attendees of August's Objects of Art and Antique American Indian Art shows

August 7, 2017

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