Events

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

8th Annual Folk Art Flea
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Featured Event

8th Annual Folk Art Flea

May 6, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

A dazzling array of folk art treasures

Folk Art treasures from around the world-masks, textiles, baskets, pottery, art, jewelry, sculpture, rugs, costumes and much more-ALL at bargain prices! PLUS a Collector’s Corner of Folk Art Treasures too fine to be included with the Flea!

Admission to the Folk Art Flea is free, and does not include Museum admission.

The Folk Art Flea is organized by the Folk Art Committee and Friends of Folk Art of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. The Friends of Folk Art is a group of Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members who enjoy folk art, and support themuseum with membership dues. Members enjoy a variety of member only lectures and events, including first pick shopping at 9am, an hour before the general public is admitted. Please contact the Foundation at 505-982-6366 ext. 100 to become a member and join the Friends of Folk Art.  All proceeds from the Folk Art Flea support exhibitions and educational programs at the Museum of International Folk Art through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation

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First Sunday- NM residents Free
Family Featured Event

First Sunday- NM residents Free

May 7, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico resident free day!

New Mexico residents are admitted free the first Sunday of each month.

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First Sunday- NM residents Free
Family Featured Event

First Sunday- NM residents Free

June 4, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico resident free day!

New Mexico residents admiited free the first Sunday of every month.

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A Day in Scenic Abiquiu
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Members-only Travel and Tours

A Day in Scenic Abiquiu

June 21, 2017

Current member of the Friends of Folk Art will be invited to visit one of the last, true 19th century mercantiles in the village of Abiquiu, now home to the warehouse and showrooms of John Bosshard.

John will share his adventures and travels to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands where he selects the extraordinary, unique items made by indigenous artists for his gallery. Other stops include the Purple Adobe Lavender Farm and lunch on the Abiquiu Inn’s lovely outdoor terrace.

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Flamenco Workshops with Carmela Greco
Workshop

Flamenco Workshops with Carmela Greco

June 27, 2017 through July 1, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM

The daughter of Flamenco legend Jose Greco will conduct a series of classes in conjunction with the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico

Beginning Flamenco Dance 10am to 11am,  Tuesday June 27 through and including Saturday July 1 Beginning Castanets (castanets provided for duration of the class) 11:15 to 12:15, Tuesday June 27 through and including Saturday July 1. All classes include Museum admission, the cost is $50 one class series (5 classes total); $80 for two-class series (10 classes total). To register for Carmela Greco’s Flamenco classes, send email to moifa.edu@state.nm.us or call (505) 476-1207. Payment by cash or check is accepted, sorry no credit cards.  Walk in rate is $15.00 per class, space permitting only.

This program presented in conjunction with the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico. All images courtesy of Carmela Creco, photos by Blindekol

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Flamenco En Vivo
Performance Featured Event Family

Flamenco En Vivo

July 1, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico

Carmela Greco’s seasoned guitarist Anontio Gabarri Jimenez launches the Museum’s summer series of live Flamenco guitar in the gallery included with Museum admission.  Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico, in the Hispanic Heritage Wing through September 10, 2017.  Photo of Flamenco En Vivo Guitarist Ronaldo Baca, Summer 2016.

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First Sunday- NM residents Free
Family Featured Event

First Sunday- NM residents Free

July 2, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico resident free day!

New Mexico residents admitted Free the first Sunday of each month.

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Arts Alive! July 25 & 27
Family Workshop

Arts Alive! July 25 & 27

July 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

A collaborative summer program on Museum Hill at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, The Santa Fe Botanitcal Garden and the Museum of International Folk Art.

Tuesday & Thursday July 25 & 27- Make notched paper frames with James Holmes, presented in conjunction with the exhibition No Idle Hands: The Myths and Meanings of Tramp Art.Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Groups of six or more, please call Patricia at 505.476.1212 to guarantee free museum admission.

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Arts Alive August 1 & 3
Family Workshop

Arts Alive August 1 & 3

August 1, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

A collaborative summer program at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden and the Museum of International Folk Art.

Tuesday & Thursday August 1 & 3Quilting and fabric collage project presented in conjunction with the exhibition Quilts from Southwest China.  Groups of six or more, please call Patricia 505.476.1212 to guarantee free museum admission.

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First Sunday- NM residents Free
Family Featured Event

First Sunday- NM residents Free

August 6, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico resident free day!

New Mexico residents admitted Free the first Sunday of each month.

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Arts Alive August 8 & 10
Family Workshop

Arts Alive August 8 & 10

August 8, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

A collaborative summer program on Museum Hill at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden and the Museum of International Folk Art.

August 8 and 1010am to 2PMTry your hands at basket makiing with Carlos Herrera.  Groups of six or more, call Patricia 505.476.1212 to guarantee free admission.

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First Sunday- NM residents Free
Family Featured Event

First Sunday- NM residents Free

September 3, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico resident free day!

New Mexico residents are admitted free the first Sunday of each month.

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México Mágico: Magical Mexico City
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Members-only Travel and Tours

México Mágico: Magical Mexico City

September 4, 2017 through September 12, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friends of Folk Art tour of Mexico City

This trip is full.

Download Itinerary as PDF            

This Trip Includes:

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Some Airport Transfers
  • Entry fees to museums
  • Two artist workshops
  • Comfortable / Secure Transportation in a Sprinter van
  • Breakfasts at the hotel, 6 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Ballet Folklórico Performance tickets               

Exclusions:

  • Round trip airfare to Mexico City
  • Personal Expenses, extra beverages and alcoholic drinks
  • Trip insurance (It is recommended that travelers purchase trip insurance)
  • Airport transfers for arrival and departure times not compatible with group transfers
  • Tips for guides and drivers   

Price and Payment Information This trip is open only to current members of Friends of Folk Art. The total price per person based on double occupancy is $2,130. The single supplement is $350. This price includes a $250 donation to the Museum of International Folk Art through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and is tax deductible and does not include aire fare. A deposit of $500/person is due upon registration and confirmation.

Cancellation and Refund Policy If a cancellation is made before April 1, 2017, you will receive a full refund. Partial refunds less the $250 donation and any non-refundable expenses will be considered until July 1, 2017. No refunds will be made for trip cancellations after July 1, 2017.

About Khristaan Villela Khristaan D. Villela, PhD is the Director of the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM. He specializes in the history of Pre-Columbian and Latin American art, and on the reception of ancient American culture in the modern world. He has curated exhibitions at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, the Miho Museum, Kyoto, Japan, and the New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe. Most recently he was consulting curator for Miguel Covarrubias: Drawing a Cosmopolitan Line, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe (2014). He is the author of Ancient Civilizations of the Americas: Man, Nature, and Spirit in Pre-Columbian Art (Miho Museum, 2011); The Aztec Calendar Stone (with Mary Miller, Getty Publications, 2010); and Contemporary Mexican Architecture and Design (with Ellen Bradbury Reid and Logan Wagner, Gibbs Smith Publications, 2002). Khristaan grew up in a home filled with Mexican folk art and is an enthusiastic supporter of folk artists.                                                                   

About Marina Aguirre Marina began her professional life as a banker but made a major career change to follow her passions of history and anthropology.  She has a master’s degree in Ethno History and is a Ph.D. candidate in History.  Her dissertation is “The roots of patronage in the religious celebrations of villages in Chiapas, Mexico in the 16th & 17th centuries.” Based in Merida, Yucatan, Marina has led previous trips to Mexico City and to other areas of Mexico including Chiapas and Oaxaca for the past five years.  www.marinaaguirre.blogspot.com

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First Sunday- NM residents Free
Family Featured Event

First Sunday- NM residents Free

October 1, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico resident free day!

New Mexico residents are admitted free the first Sunday of each month.

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First Sunday- NM residents Free
Family

First Sunday- NM residents Free

November 5, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico resident free day

New Mexico residents free the first Sunday of each month.

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Museum Closed
Closure

Museum Closed

November 23, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Closed for Thanksgiving

The Museum of International Folk Art will be closed Thursday November 23, 2017 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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First Sunday- NM residents Free
Family

First Sunday- NM residents Free

December 3, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico resident free day!

New Mexico residents admitted free the first Sunday of each month.

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Museum Closed
Closure

Museum Closed

December 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Museum Closed December 25

The Museum of International Folk Art will be closed Monday December 25, 2017

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Museum Closed
Closure

Museum Closed

January 1, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Musuem of International Folk Art will be closed Monday January 1, 2018

The Musuem of International Folk Art will be closed Monday January 1, 2018

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