Events

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

Family Mornings at Folk Art
Featured Event Family

Family Mornings at Folk Art

March 3, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for a new all-ages program "Family Mornings", from 11am-12noon,  featuring storytime, hands-on art activities and explorations in the galleries.

  • March  3rd for “Year of the Boar”
  • April 7th for “Earth Day”

Fun for the whole family. FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Education Fund

Storytime takes place in Neutragena Lounge, and Hands-on art activities take place in the museum atrium.Younger children make animal masks, and older children can make a paper plate hand drum for Lunar New Year. Then explore the ’Common Bonds’ exhibit with a Family treasure hunt for pigs, in honor of the year of the pig.

Upcoming:

  • June 2nd for "Circuses"

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.

A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. 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.

Free Admission Days

  • FIRST Sunday OF THE MONTH IS free for New Mexico residents with ID.
  • Wednesdays are free for New Mexico resident seniors (60 & up) with ID.
  • Children 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members are always admitted free

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“Build Those Walls, We Come from the Stars”
Lectures and Talks Featured Event

“Build Those Walls, We Come from the Stars”

March 24, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join mural artists Israel Haros Lopez, John Paul Granillo, and Juan Lira for a conversation about borders and walls, their new mural commissioned for the museum’s Gallery of Conscience, their work as part of Alas de Agua Art Collective, and how art shapes healthy and vibrant communities.

 FREE ADMISSON FOR ALL AGES

“Alas de Agua Art Collective is an intersectional grass roots space providing resources and opportunities for artists of color, native artists, immigrant, undocumented and queer artists who have historically been and currently are marginalized and not afforded the same resources. Alas de Agua supports artistic visions that are counter narratives to dominant culture and believes diversity is key in creating community.”

In Conjunction with our newest exhibit:

Community through Making From Peru to New Mexico

Comunidad a través de la Creación De Perú a Nuevo México January 6, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Community through Making brings together local and Peruvian artists to explore how art shapes healthy and vibrant communities. The installation is a conversation across borders, highlighting three collaborative projects that paired local artists and artists from Peru for 10-day residencies in conjunction with the exhibition Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru. This exhibition in the Gallery of Conscience experiments with community curation, filling the gallery with video, stories, and artworks as created and told by museum program participants over the course of the spring and summer of 2018.

Places of Memory, pairs members of two Indigenous women-led organizations: Tewa Women United/TWU (Española, New Mexico) and the National Association of the Families of the Abducted, Detained, and Disappeared of Peru/ANFASEP (Ayacucho, Peru) to explore the culturally specific ways they use art to heal community and individual trauma. Street Art and Activism, is a convening of muralists, printers, and painters whose work engages contemporary social issues with a focus on public visibility. Rivers of Plastic brings together sculptors Aymar Ccopacatty (Aymara) and Nora Naranjo Morse (Santa Clara), who both see their home landscapes being transformed by plastic waste and use sculpture to open conversations about this intrusive and persistent material.

Throughout the course of the exhibition, Alas de Agua Art Collective will be creating a mural inside the museum.

What Is the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience? 

It is a global network of historic sites, museums and memory initiatives that connect past struggles to today’s movements for human rights; the only worldwide network dedicated to transforming places that preserve the past into spaces that promote civic action. This conscious effort to connect past to present and memory to action is the hallmark of the Sites of Conscience movement. As a network of more than 250 Sites of Conscience in 65 countries, the Coalition engages tens of millions of people every year in using the lessons of history to take action on challenges to democracy and human rights today.

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. A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. 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. Events, news releases and images about activities at the Museum of International Folk Art and other divisions in the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at www.media.newmexicoculture.org

For more information contact Leslie Fagre at 505-476-1217 or leslie.fagre @state.nm.us

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Family Mornings at Folk Art
Featured Event Family

Family Mornings at Folk Art

April 7, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for a new all-ages program "Family Mornings, from 11am-12noon, featuring storytime, hands-on art activities and explorations in the galleries.

  • April 7th for “Earth Day”
  • June 2nd for "Circuses"

Fun for the whole family. FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund

Storytime takes place in Welcome lounge, and Hands-on art activities take place in the museum atrium. After storytime, we visit the biggest knitted hat of recycled plastic, and a giant trash weaving loom. Then join us for family cardboard loom trash weaving.

Upcoming

  • Family Mornings takes a break in May. Join us 1-4pm for the exhibit opening of Vitra May 5th
  • June 2nd for "Circuses"
  • August 4th for "World Travel"

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.

A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. 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.

Free Admission Days

  • FIRST Sunday OF THE MONTH IS free for New Mexico residents with ID.
  • Wednesdays are free for New Mexico resident seniors (60 & up) with ID.
  • Children 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members are always admitted free

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Public Opening - Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe
Featured Event Family Exhibition Opening

Public Opening - Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe

May 5, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us to celebrate the exhibit opening of Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe. Public events from 1-4pm, Free admission 

 1:00-2:00 pm  Panel Talk in MOIFA Auditorium – Panel talk with Alexander Girard’s grandchildren, Aleishall & Kori Girard, and Sam Grawe former global brand director of Herman Miller, and scholar of Girard and Mid-Century Design.

2:00-4:00 pm  Enjoy refreshments by the MNMF Women’s Board

                       Listen to Mid-Century music that Girard loved

                       Hands-on Art: Make your own paper prints inspired by Girard’s designs

Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe

May 5, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Alexander Girard was one of the most influential interior and textile designers of the 20th century. Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe is the first major retrospective on Girard’s work, organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany. It opens a door to his creative universe and shows his close relationships with contemporaries such as Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Andy Warhol, Rudi Gernreich, and many others. Featured are Girard’s designs in textiles, furniture, and sculptures, as well as numerous sketches, drawings, and collages never shown before.

Girard was also a pivotal figure in the history of the Museum of International Folk Art, donating more than 100,000 objects from his and his wife Susan’s folk art collection, and in 1981 creating the museum’s long-term, beloved exhibition Multiple Visions. Girard’s playful designs attest to a passion for colors, ornamentation, and inspirations from folk art.

Coinciding with this traveling retrospective, the Museum of International Folk Art will enhance the visitor experience of its Girard collection exhibition, Multiple Visions, through interpretive and interactive elements designed for the 21st century.

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Family Mornings at Folk Art
Featured Event Family

Family Mornings at Folk Art

June 2, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for a new all-ages program "Family Mornings" from 11am-12noon, featuring storytime, hands-on art activities and explorations in the galleries.

  • June 2nd for "Circuses"
  • August 4th for "World Travel"

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

Upcoming:

  • Family Mornings takes a summer break for July. Enjoy the International Folk Art Market Family Day
  • August 4th for "World Travel"

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.

A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. 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.

Free Admission Days

  • FIRST Sunday OF THE MONTH IS free for New Mexico residents with ID.
  • Wednesdays are free for New Mexico resident seniors (60 & up) with ID.
  • Children 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members are always admitted free
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10th Annual Folk Art Flea
Family

10th Annual Folk Art Flea

June 8, 2019

The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) is celebrating the 10th year of its innovative Folk Art Flea, and it is on the move. Normally held in May, this year’s Flea is jumping to June—Saturday, June 8. 

The Flea also is moving outdoors. Look for the big tent on Milner Plaza on Museum Hill where this year’s Flea treasures will be waiting for new homes. The large tent will be easy to spot and will provide a roomy and shaded location for shoppers to peruse this year’s folk art finds.

One of Santa Fe’s most anticipated special events, the Flea can be counted on to provide collectors of all ages and interests with a wide array of well-priced folk art treasures from  across the globe--from toys to textiles, jewelry to masks, to wood carvings, yard art and more. A special “Collectors’ Corner” displays more rare and unique items.

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Family Mornings at Folk Art
Featured Event Family

Family Mornings at Folk Art

August 4, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

  • August 4th for "World Travel"

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

Look for more upcoming Family Mornings at Folk Art

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.

A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. 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.

Free Admission Days

  • FIRST Sunday OF THE MONTH IS free for New Mexico residents with ID.
  • Wednesdays are free for New Mexico resident seniors (60 & up) with ID.
  • Children 16 and under, and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members, are always admitted free
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