Events

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

3rd Annual Museum Hill Community Day
Performance Featured Event Family

3rd Annual Museum Hill Community Day

September 24, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FREE Family-friendly fun for all from 9am to 5 pm!

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts,  The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden,  The National Park Service,  The Museum of International Folk Art,  and The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian are All FREE for this annual celebration.

The Museum of International Folk Art celebrates the 3rd Annual Museum Hill Community Day with SPECIAL HOURS- OPEN 9AM to 5PM.

Form 1-4 PM enjoy live music by the Varsity Marimba Band from the Academy for Technology and the Classics; and hands-on art making for ages 3 to 103 making notched and layered paper photo frames in conjunction with the exhibition No Idle Hands: The Myths and Meanings of Tramp Art inside the Museum.

For a complete list  of all Museum Hill Community Day events visit  The International Folk Art Alliance 

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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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Film Screening & Talk
Lectures and Talks Featured Event

Film Screening & Talk

October 8, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Labor of Leisure: Reconsidering the Work of Tourism in Rural Ethnic China

Film Screening of the documentary 农家乐 Peasant Family Happiness and a Public Talk with the filmmaker Dr. Jenny Chio, Emory University

See the documentary Peasant Family Happiness with filmmaker Dr. Jenny Chio. In 2006, China’s government announced a campaign to “Build a New Socialist Countryside,” while the China National Tourism Administration launched the “Year of Rural Tourism.” Based on over ten years of fieldwork, this talk reflects on and reconsiders the benefits and unexpected consequences of national rural socio-economic development, cultural heritage preservation, and ethnic tourism programs for rural, ethnic minority people in China today.

Presented in conjuction with the exhibition, Quilts of Southwest China, the film screening and talk will take place at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.  By Museum admission.

Learn more about the documentary here:

http://www.berkeleymedia.com/product/peasant_family_happiness/

Visit Dr. Chio’s website here:

http://www.jennychio.com/

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Donation Drop off Day
Featured Event Friends of Folk Art (FOFA)

Donation Drop off Day

October 28, 2017
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Vollunteers will cheerfully accept your donation of gently used folk art items  (ceramics, ethnic apparel, jewelry, small furniture, framed art, sculpture, linens, masks, figurines) in exchange for a tax-deductible donation receipt  from 11AM to 2pm at the Museum of International Folk Art, on Museum Hill. If you have large items, or a lot to donate, please call the Folk Art Flea Hotline at 476-1201. 

Vollunteers will cheerfully accept your donation of gently used folk art items  (ceramics, ethnic apparel, jewelry, small furniture, framed art, sculpture, linens, masks, figurines) in exchange for a tax-deductible donation receipt  from 11AM to 2pm at the Museum of International Folk Art, on Museum Hill. If you have large items, or a lot to donate, please call the Folk Art Flea Hotline at 476-1201. Two more Saturday donation days are scheduled: Saturday November 11 and December 9.

The 9th Annual Folk Art Flea will be held on Saturday May 5, 2018. All proceeds support exhibitions and educational programs at the Museum of International Folk Art, through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Current Friends of Folk Art members will be admitted for early shopping, before the general public, from 9 A.M. until 10 A.M. Please contact the Foundation at 505-982-6366 ext. 100 to become a member and join the Friends of Folk Art.

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Day of the Dead/Dia de Muertos
Family Featured Event

Day of the Dead/Dia de Muertos

October 29, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dia de Los Muertos Community Event

Enjoy sugar skull decorating, write a leaf for the Cosmic Tree of Life, live music, seasonal refreshments, altars and more!  Costumes are encouraged, not required.  FREE admission courtesy of the Folk Art Committee and Friends of Folk Art of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

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Noche de Muertos
Ticketed events and galas Featured Event

Noche de Muertos

November 4, 2017
5:30 PM - 12:00 PM

Honorary Co-chairs Ali MacGraw and Luis Tapia and the Gala Committees invite you to a spirited evening in two-parts benefiting the Museum of International Folk Art.  Noche de Muertos and Post-Noche – the after-fiesta

Saturday, November 4, 2017 – 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe

Drinks 5:30 p.m. - Dinner 6:30 p.m. - Desserts and Live Auction 7:30 p.m.

The celebration continues when Post-Noche begins at 8:30 p.m.

 Live Auction – Raffle – Costume Contest – Face Painting – Dancing & Entertainment

 ONE TICKET – TWO PARTIES!  A soulfully good time.

Individual: $200 per person

One mix and mingle admission for the entire evening.

Table for Eight: $1,600

Reserved table for eight guests for the entire evening.

SPONSOR LEVELS

Calacas $500  Admits one: One raffle ticket, recognition on event signage. Calaveras $1000  Admits two: Two raffle tickets, recognition on event signage, museum donor board, MNMF annual report.

Catrina $2500  Admits four: Four raffle tickets, recognition in print advertising, on event signage, museum donor board, MNMF annual report. Four unique prints from Peruvian art collective Amapolay.

Angelitos $5000  Admits eight for a reserved table: Eight raffle tickets, recognition in print advertising, on event signage, museum donor board, MNMF annual report. Collections tour with curator for eight. Eight signed copies of Borderless: The Art of Luis Tapia.

THIS EVENT IS ALMOST SOLD OUT!    TICKETS TO POST-NOCHE (See Below) ARE STILL AVAILABLE.

Tickets to Post-Noche only

$35 per person or $60 per couple, includes one drink per person and a fantastic dessert buffet. 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Cash bar. Ticket price portion that is Tax-deductible: pending- available soon.  All ticket and sponsor levels include entry into both Noche and Post-Noche, cocktails, dinner and dancing from 5:30 p.m. - Midnight.

Proceeds from Noche de Muertos support the Museum of International Folk Art’s exhibitions and educational programs through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF). MNMF is the private non-profit 501 c 3 suppoiting  the Museum of International Folk Art, a division of the State of New Mexico’s Department of Cultural Affairs. All corporate and individual philanthropic contributions flow directly through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation to MoIFA. MNMF is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Tax ID: 85-0202503.

For further information on sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Alexandra Hesbrook Museum of New Mexico Foundation PO Box 2065 Santa Fe, NM 87504 Phone: 505.982.6366, ext. 119 Email: alex@museumfoundation.org

Tickets ON SALE NOW at Worldfolkart.org

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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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Donation Drop off Day
Featured Event Friends of Indian Art (FIA)

Donation Drop off Day

November 11, 2017
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Volunteers will cheerfully accept your donation of gently used folk art items  (ceramics, ethnic apparel, jewelry, small furniture, framed art, sculpture, linens, masks, figurines) in exchange for a tax-deductible donation receipt, from 11 AM to 12 pm at the Museum of International Folk Art, on Museum Hill.

Volunteers will cheerfully accept your donation of gently used folk art items  (ceramics, ethnic apparel, jewelry, small furniture, framed art, sculpture, linens, masks, figurines) in exchange for a tax-deductible donation receipt, from 11 AM to 12 pm at the Museum of International Folk Art, on Museum Hill.  The next Donation drop off day will be Saturday December 9.  If you have large items, or a lot to donate, please call the Folk Art Flea Hotline at 476-1201.

The 9th Annual Folk Art Flea will be held on Saturday May 5, 2018. All proceeds support exhibitions and educational programs at the Museum of International Folk Art, through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Current Friends of Folk Art members will be admitted for early shopping, before the general public, from 9 A.M. until 10 A.M. Please contact the Foundation at 505-982-6366 ext. 100 to become a member and join the Friends of Folk Art.

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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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Donation Drop off Day
Family Featured Event Friends of Folk Art (FOFA)

Donation Drop off Day

December 9, 2017
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Volunteers will cheerfully accept your donation of gently used folk art items  (ceramics, ethnic apparel, jewelry, small furniture, framed art, sculpture, linens, masks, figurines) in exchange for a tax-deductible donation receipt, from 11AM to 2 pm at the Museum of International Folk Art, on Museum Hill. If you have large items, or a lot to donate, please call the Folk Art Flea Hotline at 476-1201.

Volunteers will cheerfully accept your donation of gently used folk art items  (ceramics, ethnic apparel, jewelry, small furniture, framed art, sculpture, linens, masks, figurines) in exchange for a tax-deductible donation receipt, from 11AM to 2 pm at the Museum of International Folk Art, on Museum Hill. If you have large items, or a lot to donate, please call the Folk Art Flea Hotline at 476-1201.

The 8th Annual Folk Art Flea will be held on Saturday May 5, 2016. All proceeds support exhibitions and educational programs at the Museum of International Folk Art, through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Current Friends of Folk Art members will be admitted for early shopping, before the general public, from 9 A.M. until 10 A.M. Please contact the Foundation at 505-982-6366 ext. 100 to become a member and join the Friends of Folk Art.

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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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