There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
A Friends of Folk Art Pop-Up Film Event in the Joan and Clifford Vernick Auditorium. Historic Film: Hungarian Festival Dress
In 1938, Clara Hoover of Oak Park, Illinois, traveled to Hungary as well as what was then Czechoslovakia to participate in an immersive workshop program organized by the International School of Art (ISA). Traveling from a Budapest base to explore Hungarian towns and villages, Miss Hoover documented on 16mm film the games, dances, crafts, and ceremonies she encountered, demonstrating particular interest in traditional costumes and their many regional variations. Clara Hoover later recorded a narration to accompany her film and donated the original picture and sound materials to the Museum of International Folk Art in 1983. Film in English.
Bartlett Librarian & Archivist Brian Graney will provide an introduction to the screening of this historic folk art film.
PUBLIC WELCOME, FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION. Brought to you by the Friends of Folk Art
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, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
First Sunday of Every Month is free to NM Residents.
16 and Under Always Free
MNMF members always 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