There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us for a talk with Michael Dylan Foster, world renowned scholar of Yokai and Professor of Japanese and Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Davis.
Register in advance for the Zoom talk at
In conjunction with the exhibit Yokai :Ghosts and Demons of Japan.
Dr, Foster is is the author of The Book of Yōkai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore (2015), Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yōkai (2009) and numerous articles on Japanese folklore, cultural heritage, and media.
He also co-edited The Folkloresque: Reframing Folklore in a Popular Culture World (2016) and UNESCO on the Ground: Local Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage (2015). His current project explores discourses of tourism and heritage as they relate to local festivals in Japan, particularly Oga no Namahage and Koshikijima no Toshidon. , and numerous articles on Japanese folklore, cultural heritage, and media.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us for a talk on Alexander Girard with Monica Obniski, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the High Museum of Art.
Register here in advance: https://nmculture-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMofuuorDsvGtbaMQaHl0mBXl9NlzCwJzzW
Monica Obniski is the Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the High Museum of Art, where she is responsible for collecting, exhibiting, and programming a global collection of design, which includes a yearly architectural piazza commission. Her curatorial practice engages social issues and is rooted in architecture and design history. She has held curatorial posts at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Obniski received an MA from the Bard Graduate Center and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
A celebration that attracts tens of thousands of visitors, and artists from around the world, IFAM is one of Santa Fe’s largest events and a major economic driver for the Santa Fe region. The event is also a huge revenue source for worldwide artists. Since its inception, the market has generated more than $34 million in revenue, with the majority going back home with artists from around the globe.