There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
In celebration of Alexander Girard join us for Special Public Themed Girard Tours exploring Alexander Girard’s’ work on exhibit, in our exhibit Multiple Visions: A Common Bond and the traveling exhibit Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe
Join docent Edelma Huntley for a tour focusing on the Cuisines of World as seen by Alexander Girard. On this “foodie” tour explore the folk art food scenes, table settings, and other ways in which he portrayed the art of sharing food around the World. Tour is free with museum admission. Tour size is limited to 15, so please plan to arrive early. Tour starts promptly at 1:30pm. Additional tours will be scheduled if there is overflow.
Learn more about the traveling exhibit Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe http://www.internationalfolkart.org/exhibition/3815/alexander-girard-a-designer-039s-universe
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.
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.
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