Events

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

Museum of International Folk Art's Annual Lunar New Year Celebration
Performance Featured Event Family

Museum of International Folk Art's Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

February 2, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and celebrate Asian New Year traditions with the whole family at the Museum of International Folk Art’s Annual Lunar New Year Celebration! Fun for all ages. Free Admission

  • Lion Dance performance and parade at 1:30 and 3:30 pm
  • Japanese Taiko Drumming performances by Smokin’ Bachi at 2:00 and 3:00 pm
  • Hands on art making

The Lunar New Year 2020 celebrates the Year of the Rat.

The Lion Dance performance is by the Quang Minh Buddhist Temple Youth Group of Albuquerque, a non-profit lion dance troupe. "All funds raised by the youth group are used to further the teachings of Buddhism and Vietnamese language and culture to the community. Quang Minh Buddhist Youth Group was founded in 1996, and is still going 15 years strong. Our lion dance troupe has been the finest and oldest team around for over a decade. Join us for one of our energy filled performances, and experience the history and tradition! We perform year around. Bringing good luck and fortune to any event."

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 on 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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Family Mornings at Folk Art
Workshop Family

Family Mornings at Folk Art

February 2, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for our all-ages program featuring storytime, take home art activity and explorations in the galleries.

February 2nd- Celebrate the Lunar New Year with storytime

 FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund

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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Mid-Day Música Buena Concert
Performance Featured Event

Mid-Day Música Buena Concert

February 12, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico Concert with Cipriano Vigil, with book signing following the concert.

Join us for a special 1 hour concert with Cipriano Vigil. Cipriano is a reknowned New Mexico musician, instrument maker, scholar of folk music, and guest curator of the new Música Buena exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art.

Cipriano is the author of  New Mexican Folk Music/Cancionero del Folklor Nuevomexican, and will be signing the book following the concert.

Free with Museum Admission. Wednesdays are always free for New Mexico Seniors

Cipriano Vigil is a 2019 New Mexico Music Commission Platinum Music Awards honoree. He has won several other prestigious awards. These include being honored as a Living Treasure, the Governor’s Award, the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities Award. Cipriano has been nominated three times for the National Heritage Award for outstanding work in maintaining and preserving traditional folk music.

He was born and raised in the small village of Chamisal, New Mexico. He received his baccalaureate degree in Music Education from Highlands University. Upon completion of his undergraduate work, he received a scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in Bilingual Education, also from Highlands University. Another scholarship followed from the Mexican government. In Mexico, he studied at the National Institute of Fine Arts where he obtained a second master’s degree in Ethnomusicology. While studying in Mexico, he would go to every and any place where music was played, including dance halls and bars. From these excursions, he absorbed the knowledge of many different styles of music.

He began his career as a professor at Northern New Mexico College in 1980, and retired from that institution in 2004. It was during this time that he also completed his doctorate in Ethnomusicology, which he received in 1988. This same year he became the Chairperson of the Fine Arts Department, a position he held for ten years. Because of his love for music and teaching, he continues to work at NNMC as a part time instructor in folk music. from http://www.newmexicomusic.org/2016/02/26/vigil-cipriano/

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Classic Japanese Film Showing: Kwaidan
Featured Event

Classic Japanese Film Showing: Kwaidan

February 23, 2020

Join us for the classic Japanese ghost story film, Kwaidan on Sunday, February 23rd

Director Masaki Kobayahsi tells four haunting tales adapted from Laficiadio Hearn’s  famous collections of Japanese folklore.

 Film in Japanese with English subtitles. Show begins at 1:00 pm. Running time is 3 hours and 3 minutes.

Free admission.

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

NM Seniors FREE on Wednesdays

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Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Family Workshop

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries

February 25, 2020
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

At Southside Library

February 25 – Tile Mosaics

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.

All events take place from 3:30-4:30pm at the Santa Fe Southside Library.

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.

Join Us Next Month at Southside library for

March 31  – Musical Instruments

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

NM Seniors FREE on Wednesdays

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