There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Museum of New Mexico Foundation Gift Shops presents a special selection of quilts, textiles and handwoven cloth in conjunction with the exhibition, Quilts of Southwest China
Local expert and collector Pam Nadjowski offers an assortment of quilts, textiles, and handwoven cloth at the Museum of International Folk Art for two days only: Friday and Saturday October 6 and 7. A slide show highlights the sale at 11:30 am both days.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Labor of Leisure: Reconsidering the Work of Tourism in Rural Ethnic China
Film Screening of the documentary 农家乐 Peasant Family Happiness and a Public Talk with the filmmaker Dr. Jenny Chio, Emory University
See the documentary Peasant Family Happiness with filmmaker Dr. Jenny Chio. In 2006, China’s government announced a campaign to “Build a New Socialist Countryside,” while the China National Tourism Administration launched the “Year of Rural Tourism.” Based on over ten years of fieldwork, this talk reflects on and reconsiders the benefits and unexpected consequences of national rural socio-economic development, cultural heritage preservation, and ethnic tourism programs for rural, ethnic minority people in China today.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Quilts of Southwest China, the film screening and talk will take place at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. By Museum admission.
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2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Reflections by Joyce Scott on her sister, Judith Scott, the film screening is followed by a book signing.
The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) will present a public program featuring a film screening and talk about self-taught artist Judith Scott by her sister, Joyce Scott. A book signing for Joyce Scott’s recently released memoir, Entwined, will follow. It will take place Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2:00-3:30pm, in the auditorium of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture on Museum Hill, Santa Fe. The film and talk are by museum admission.
Judith Scott (1943-2005) is a celebrated self-taught artist who discovered her voice through art after decades of being institutionalized. Born with Down syndrome and profound deafness, Judith was separated from her twin sister, Joyce, and sent to an institution when she was 7 years old. She remained institutionalized and isolated for more than 30 years, until her sister gained legal custody of her in the 1980s and brought her home. Introduced to the art classes offered by the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California, Judith Scott began a prolific period of creating wrapped-yarn sculptures that have brought her great acclaim. Her work was recently the subject of a traveling exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art and she was included in the 2017 Venice Biennale. Judith Scott’s work is in numerous prestigious museum collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland; American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore; and the American Folk Art Museum, New York.
The October 15 public program will include a screening of Betsy Bayha’s documentary Outsider: The Life and Art of Judith Scott (2006), followed by a talk by Joyce Scott about her sister and her work, as well as the sisters’ journey of love, loss, and finding a shared language through art. Joyce Scott will then sign copies of her recent memoir, Entwined: Sisters and Secrets in the Silent World of Artist Judith Scott (Beacon Press, 2016), which will be available for sale.
Discounted and discarded herself by society, Judith Scott found her inspiration amid objects themselves broken and abandoned. Salvaged, wrapped and woven, they are entwined into mysterious forms of great beauty—truly straw turned into gold. –About Entwined, www.judithandjoycescott.com
An afternoon with Joyce Scott, on the life and art of self-taught artist Judith Scott Film screening of Outsider: The Life and Art of Judith Scott, by Betsy Bayha Talk by Joyce Scott, reading from her recently released memoir, Entwined: Sisters and Secrets in the Silent World of Artist Judith Scott (Beacon Press, 2016) Sunday, October 15, 2:00-3:30pm Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s Kathryn O’Keeffe Auditorium, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. By museum admission. First Sunday of each month free for New Mexico residents with ID. Children under 16 and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members always free.
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Volunteers will cheerfully accept your donation of gently used folk art items (ceramics, ethnic apparel, jewelry, small furniture, framed art, sculpture, linens, masks, figurines) in exchange for a tax-deductible donation receipt from 11AM to 2pm at the Museum of International Folk Art, on Museum Hill. If you have large items, or a lot to donate, please call the Folk Art Flea Hotline at 476-1201.
Volunteers will cheerfully accept your donation of gently used folk art items (ceramics, ethnic apparel, jewelry, small furniture, framed art, sculpture, linens, masks, figurines) in exchange for a tax-deductible donation receipt from 11AM to 2pm at the Museum of International Folk Art, on Museum Hill. If you have large items, or a lot to donate, please call the Folk Art Flea Hotline at 476-1201. Two more Saturday donation days are scheduled: Saturday November 11 and December 9.
The 9th Annual Folk Art Flea will be held on Saturday May 5, 2018. All proceeds support exhibitions and educational programs at the Museum of International Folk Art, through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Current Friends of Folk Art members will be admitted for early shopping, before the general public, from 9 A.M. until 10 A.M. Please contact the Foundation at 505-982-6366 ext. 100 to become a member and join the Friends of Folk Art.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Annual celebration of the duality of life and death. Altars, art making, refreshments and music all FREE courtesy of the Friends of Folk Art of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation
Enjoy live music by Lone Piñon on the hour.
Altars on display, visitors are encouraged to bring a photo, flower, or memento to add, and write a leaf for the Cosmic Tree of Life that is part of the Community Altar.
Family activities include Decorating Sugar Skulls ~ Calaveras de Azúcar, Calavera Face Painting, create and print festive symbols at the Flower & Song Flor y Canto Hands-on Art Station.
Sample Traditional Mexican Treats, pan de muerto and hot chocolate. Costumes are encouraged, not required.
Admission is FREE for EVERYONE!
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