Events

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

Virtual Family Mornings at Folk Art
Workshop Featured Event Family

Virtual Family Mornings at Folk Art

November 8, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us on Sunday, November 8th at 10 am for our free virtual Family Mornings at Folk Art Museum featuring Grab-and-Go Art Kits and a Zoom program. The November theme is "Weaving Worlds". The Zoom program will include Story Time and ‘Show-and-Tell’ Time for the children to share their Art. 

Grab-and-Go Kits will be available for pick up Friday prior to the day of the Zoom meeting. Please register in advance to receive the art kit, which will include instructions and supplies for the project. Supplies are limited, and kits are only available as they last. 

Register for the Grab-n-Go Kits, or the Family Morning Zoom meeting, or both here: https://forms.gle/u256EGCCpPiSyAJr7

Please visit our online resources page for online exhibits, experiences and recources http://moifa.org/visit/online.html 

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.

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Friends of Folk Art World of Treasures Online Auction
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA)

Friends of Folk Art World of Treasures Online Auction

November 9, 2020 through November 22, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

What’s a museum to do when its much-anticipated annual fundraising event, the Friends of Folk Art Flea, is canceled due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic? You dream up another way to offer folk art collectors premium quality handmade art for their homes, and creative personal experiences. That’s what the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) is doing to raise funds for its education and exhibition programs while students are unable to visit the museum in person.

Registration for the World of Treasure online auction begins at 9 a.m. MST on November 9, and is free and open to the public. Photos of items and experiences will be posted for preview at http://bidpal.net/worldoftreasures at 5 p.m. MST on November 16. Auction bidding begins at 9 a.m. MST on Thursday, November 19, until 5 p.m. MST on Sunday, November 22. Winning bidders will be notified at auction close on November 22.

From November 19-22, 2020, Friends of Folk Art (FOFA), in partnership with the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, will host World of Treasures, an online auction of collectors’ quality folk art, fine art, and distinctive experiences that will appeal to all tastes and budgets. More than 100 items will be offered – ranging from intricately crafted jewelry and finely made textiles and clothing, to folk ceramics, paintings, and more. Fun and unusual personal experiences (to be scheduled post-COVID) include vacation home stays in Mexico and New Mexico; two night’s stay at Santa Fe’s famed luxury Inn of The Five Graces; dinner with local celebrity chefs, including James Beard Award-winner Cheryl Alters Jamison (author of "Texas Q: 100 Recipes for the Very Best Barbecue from the Lone Star State, All Smoke-Cooked to Perfection"); and a rare VIP tour of private museum vaults with MOIFA Executive Director Khristaan Villela.

In response to today’s virtual learning climate, MOIFA has enhanced its online education offerings and initiated a project to reach school-age children and their families by distributing Folk Art Kits in a partnership with the Santa Fe Public Library. The kits include all the materials children need to create their own folk art projects. More than 3,800 area children have participated in this innovative outreach program. The World of Treasures auction will include opportunities to underwrite these kits, support expanded development of online programs, and help MOIFA acquire special items for upcoming exhibitions.

The Folk Art Flea, launched in 2008, has raised more than $507,000 to support museum programs. Revenue has been substantially reduced this year due to the museum’s six-month temporary closing to the public, a reduced budget from the State of New Mexico, a drop in donor giving, and cancellation of the Folk Art Flea. All proceeds from the auction will support the museum’s exhibition and expanded outreach programs for all ages.

For more information, please contact Jo Ann Ward at 505-780-5191 or joanndewingward@yahoo.com

  • What: Friends of Folk Art World of Treasures Online Auction
  • Who: Friends of Folk Art, benefiting the Museum of International Folk Art’s Education and Exhibition Programs 
  • When: 9 a.m. MST on November 19, 2020 – 5 p.m. on November 22, 2020
  • Where: Online at http://bidpal.net/worldoftreasure
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