Events

There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.

Library Pop-Up Open House
Lectures and Talks

Library Pop-Up Open House

December 1, 2019

Acquaint yourself with all manner of monsters in anticipation of MOIFA’s Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan exhibition. 

Discover the Bartlett Library & Archives at the Museum of International Folk Art through our 2019 Open House  series, featuring pop-up exhibits exploring the world of folk art and the history of the Museum.  Events take place from 10 am – 2 pm. 

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.

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Yokai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan- Public Opening
Performance Featured Event Family Exhibition Opening

Yokai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan- Public Opening

December 8, 2019

Join us for the exhibit opening of  Yokai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan, on December 8, 2019, with free family friendly events, and a ghost house from 1-4pm.

Vivid in Japanese art and imagination are creatures that are at once ghastly and comical. Yokai generally refers to demons, ghosts, shapeshifters, and “strange” and supernatural beings. Specific creatures are commonly associated with classical literature, folklore, theatrical performances, festivals, art, and other forms of expressive culture. Yokai are also prevalent in contemporary Japanese popular culture; you find them in manga (comics), anime (animation), and character-based games such as Pokémon (“pocket monster”). In addition to participatory gallery crafts, the exhibition will include an immersive, (a Japanese “ghost house”), a popular form of entertainment in Japanese amusement parks.

Learn more about the exhibit here: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/exhibition/3810/yokai-ghosts-demons-of-japan

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.

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Museum Hill Annual Holiday Stroll
Members Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Circles Performance

Museum Hill Annual Holiday Stroll

December 13, 2019

Join us for the Museum Hill Annual Holiday Stroll from 4-7 pm on Friday December 13th. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, The Wheelwright Museum and Santa Fe Potanical Garden will all be open and have holiday festivities to enjoy with family and friends!

4-7 pm – Paint a gourd ornament for the holidays, and enjoy refreshments in the Atrium

5:15 – 6:45 in the Vernick Auditorium Pasión Flamenca

Pasión Flamenca is a group of musicians who perform and present the art, heritage, and culture of Flamenco. Made up of guitarists, singers, and percussionists, Pasión Flamenca will share the wonderful sounds of Villancicos, traditional flamenco holiday songs from Spain. This is not Jingle Bells in Spanish but a fabulous rendering of songs dating back to the middle ages on the Iberian peninsula and developing through generations of Gitano communities into the lively and mesmerizing flamenco versions sung today. The group is made up of Luís Campos and Ronaldo Baca on guitar, singer Nicolasa Chávez, and percussionist Fabian Sisneros.

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Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Workshop Family

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries

December 17, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

At Santa Fe Southside Library:

Tuesday Dec. 17th – Peruvian Retablos

Join us for free folk art family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please take note of the specific dates and activities. All events take place from 3:30-4:30pm.

Produced In Partnership with Museum of International Folk Art and Santa Fe Public Library. For more information, please contact Kemely Gomez at 505-476-1215.

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