Event Details
Community Day on Museum Hill
Members Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Family

Community Day on Museum Hill

September 22, 2019

Join us to celebrate Community Day on Museum Hill free all day from 10am-4pm. Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities, music and preformances at Museum Hill Partner sites: MOIFA, MIAC, MoSCA, SFBG and the Wheelwright Museum.

Activities at MOIFA include:

  • Frank McCulloch & Friends will be playing traditional New Mexico Folk Music from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Vernick Auditorium.
  • Family friendly art making activity 11am-2pm in the Atrium: Create Alexander Girard-inpired wooden spoon people.  Pick-up gallery treasure hunts and get set for adventure through our Girard wing.

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. First Sunday of Every Month is free to NM Residents.