There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for a new all-ages program "Family Mornings", from 11am-12noon, featuring storytime, hands-on art activities and explorations in the galleries.
- March 3rd for “Year of the Boar”
- April 7th for “Earth Day”
Fun for the whole family. FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Education Fund
Storytime takes place in Neutragena Lounge, and Hands-on art activities take place in the museum atrium.Younger children make animal masks, and older children can make a paper plate hand drum for Lunar New Year. Then explore the ’Common Bonds’ exhibit with a Family treasure hunt for pigs, in honor of the year of the pig.
- June 2nd for "Circuses"
About the Museum of International Folk Art: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/
Founded in 1953 by Florence Dibell Bartlett, the Museum of International Folk Art’s mission is to foster understanding of the traditional arts to illuminate human creativity and shape a humane world. The museum holds the world’s largest international folk art collection of more than 150,000 objects from six continents and over 150 nations, representing a broad range of global artists whose artistic expressions make Santa Fe an international crossroads of culture. For many visitors, fascination with folk art begins upon seeing the whimsical toys and traditional objects within the Girard Collection. For others, the international textiles, ceramics, carvings and other cultural treasures in the Neutrogena Collection provide the allure. The museum’s historic and contemporary Latino and Hispano folk art collections, spanning the Spanish Colonial period to modern-day New Mexico, reflect how artists respond to their time and place in ways both delightful and sobering. In 2010, the museum opened the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience, where exhibitions encourage visitors to exchange ideas on complex issues of human rights and social justice.
A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. 706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, NM 87505. (505) 476-1200.
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Free Admission Days
- FIRST Sunday OF THE MONTH IS free for New Mexico residents with ID.
- Wednesdays are free for New Mexico resident seniors (60 & up) with ID.
- Children 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members are always admitted free
Daily Walk-In Docent Tours
Our docents open up the world of folk art and the history of the museum to you. No reservations are required for docent tours, which are available:
10:30 & 11:30AM and 2:00PM. To confirm the day’s tours, please call the museum front desk at 505-476-1204.Learn More