Events

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

cancelled--Family Mornings at Folk Art
Workshop Family

cancelled--Family Mornings at Folk Art

May 3, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

While the museum is closed, we invite you to explore and learn our Folk Art Lesson plans and DIY art projects for families and teachers! Find all our Online Resources here!

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

Sunday, May 3 – “Stories in Fabric”

 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.

KIds 16 and under always FREE

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postponed till Fall--Classic Japanese Film Showing: Kwaidan

Postponed- We invite you to explore our online collection of Yokai objects while the Museum is closed. Please explore our other Online Resources  as well. 

Director Masaki Kobayahsi tells four haunting tales adapted from Laficiadio Hearn’s  famous collections of Japanese folklore. This vintage film is reminiscent of classical Japanese theater such as Noh or Kabuki theater with stunning visuals and slow pace.

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

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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CANCELLED Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts
Members Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Lectures and Talks Family

CANCELLED Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts

May 10, 2020

We invite you to explore our online collection and online exhibits while the Museum is closed. Please explore our other Online Resources  as well. 

Film Screening and Conversations with Filmmaker Majorie Hunt and New Mexico artisans featured in the film.

Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts is a 65-minutr documentary film portrait of artisans from across America working in the building trades, including Hispanic adobe builders in Abiquiu, New Mexico

Majorie Hunt is a folklorist and curator with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Her previous film, The Stone Carvers, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

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Our Fair New Mexico: A VIRTUAL Concert Series Featuring Lone Piñon

Join us on the Museum of International Folk Art Facebook Page and other DCA-affiliated Facebook pages.

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, presents “Our Fair New Mexico,” a virtual concert series featuring musicians living in New Mexico. The department and our divisions are pleased to bring the musical sounds of New Mexico through social media.

What: Our Fair New Mexico – A Virtual Concert Series presented by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the Museum of International Folk Art

Who: Lone Piñon

When: Friday, May 15, 7 p.m. (MDT)

Where: Museum of International Folk Art Facebook Page and other DCA-affiliated Facebook pages 

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Online Premire of ’Multiple Visions: A Common Bond’ Multimedia Tour

Explore 10 Highlights from the world renowned Alexander Girard Wing-VIRTUALLY

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond has been the destination for well over a million first-time and repeat visitors to the Museum of International Folk Art. First, second, third, or countless times around, we find our gaze drawn by different objects, different scenes. With more than 10,000 objects to see, this exhibition continues to enchant museum visitors, staff and patrons.

Explore our new highlights tour of the GIRARD WING remotely from your home

Learn more about Multiple Visions: A Common Bond exhibit here 

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Our Fair New Mexico: A VIRTUAL Concert Series Featuring Joe & Archie West

Join us on the Museum of International Folk Art Facebook Page and other DCA-affiliated Facebook pages 

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, presents “Our Fair New Mexico,” a virtual concert series featuring musicians living in New Mexico. The department and our divisions are pleased to bring the musical sounds of New Mexico through social media.

What: Our Fair New Mexico – A Virtual Concert Series presented by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the Museum of International Folk Art

Who: Joe & Archie West

When: Friday, May 29, 7 p.m. (MDT)

Where: Museum of International Folk Art Facebook Page and other DCA-affiliated Facebook pages 

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New Mexico Art Twinning with Folk Art
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New Mexico Art Twinning with Folk Art

May 31, 2020

From our partner Vital Spaces NM:

 AN INVITATION TO REINTERPRET ART HELD BY NEW MEXICO COLLECTIONS

running from May 1st through May 31st

5 RANDOMLY SELECTED $200 PRIZES EACH WEEK THROUGHOUT MAY

3 TOP SUBMISSIONS WILL EACH RECEIVE $300

 To Learn More go to:  https://www.vitalspaces.org or  VITAL SPACES FACEBOOK 

Explore our online collection here and pick your FOLK ART inspiration!

UNA INVITACIÓN A REINTERPRETAR OBRAS DE ARTE MANTENIDAS POR COLECCIONES DE NUEVO MÉXICO. SORTEAMOS 5 PREMIOS DE $200 CADA SEMANA DURANTE EL MES DE MAYO. LAS 3 MEJORES ENTRADAS RECIBIRÁN $300 CADA UNA

Vital Spaces NM challenges you to recreate or reinterpret works of art from New Mexico-based collections and post your pictures to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #NMtwinning. Check out #mettwinning and #betweenartandquarantine for inspiration.

Beginning on May 4, 2020 and continuing for the next four weeks, five submissions from each week will be randomly selected to receive a $200 prize thanks to a generous grant from the Falling Colors Foundation. While anyone is welcome to participate, you must live in New Mexico to be eligible to win a prize.

One of each of the five weekly prizes will be designated for a submission from a middle or high school student.

At the end of the four weeks, staff members from each institution will vote on the top three submissions amongst all of the posts and those winners will each receive a prize of $300. The winners of all the prizes will have the choice to receive the money personally or to donate it to the All Together New Mexico Fund.

Vital Spaces plans to hold a show of the winning works at our exhibition space on Santa Fe’s midtown campus when we reopen.

 To Learn More go to https://www.vitalspaces.org or  VITAL SPACES FACEBOOK

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