There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us on the Museum of International Folk Art Facebook Page and other DCA-affiliated Facebook pages
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, presents “Our Fair New Mexico,” a virtual concert series featuring musicians living in New Mexico. The department and our divisions are pleased to bring the musical sounds of New Mexico through social media.
What: Our Fair New Mexico – A Virtual Concert Series presented by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the Museum of International Folk Art
Who: Joe & Archie West
When: Friday, May 29, 7 p.m. (MDT)
Where: Museum of International Folk Art Facebook Page and other DCA-affiliated Facebook pages
From our partner Vital Spaces NM:
AN INVITATION TO REINTERPRET ART HELD BY NEW MEXICO COLLECTIONS
running from May 1st through May 31st
5 RANDOMLY SELECTED $200 PRIZES EACH WEEK THROUGHOUT MAY
3 TOP SUBMISSIONS WILL EACH RECEIVE $300
Explore our online collection here and pick your FOLK ART inspiration!
UNA INVITACIÓN A REINTERPRETAR OBRAS DE ARTE MANTENIDAS POR COLECCIONES DE NUEVO MÉXICO. SORTEAMOS 5 PREMIOS DE $200 CADA SEMANA DURANTE EL MES DE MAYO. LAS 3 MEJORES ENTRADAS RECIBIRÁN $300 CADA UNA
Vital Spaces NM challenges you to recreate or reinterpret works of art from New Mexico-based collections and post your pictures to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #NMtwinning. Check out #mettwinning and #betweenartandquarantine for inspiration.
Beginning on May 4, 2020 and continuing for the next four weeks, five submissions from each week will be randomly selected to receive a $200 prize thanks to a generous grant from the Falling Colors Foundation. While anyone is welcome to participate, you must live in New Mexico to be eligible to win a prize.
One of each of the five weekly prizes will be designated for a submission from a middle or high school student.
At the end of the four weeks, staff members from each institution will vote on the top three submissions amongst all of the posts and those winners will each receive a prize of $300. The winners of all the prizes will have the choice to receive the money personally or to donate it to the All Together New Mexico Fund.
Vital Spaces plans to hold a show of the winning works at our exhibition space on Santa Fe’s midtown campus when we reopen.
Hey Teachers! Visit this link to invite a MOIFA educator, or a Department of Cultural Affairs educator from any of our sister Museums, State Historic Sites, and related institution, to give your summer camp a virtual visit: https://bit.ly/Invite-an-educator .
Department of Cultural Affairs educators are available for virtual visits covering a variety of fun and engaging topics. These can include hands-on art activities and projects for your online summer programs. Experience What Folk Art Traditions are and make your own. Find out about traditional sheep herding. Uncover what an archaeologist does. Learn how women won the right to vote in Spanish-speaking countries. Explore the diversity of southwest pottery, textiles, paintings, and jewelry. Discover the history of airships and build your own blimp. Here is a full list of available programs: https://tinyurl.com/y8to2wm8
Please share this with New Mexico teachers you know! Ongoing Throughout the Summer.
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Folk Art Flea will not be held in 2020 due to COVID 19. Look for the Folk Art Flea to return in 2021!
The Annual Folk Art Flea supports the Museum of International Folk Art’s Educational program. Please consider a donation through the Museum of New Mexico to support our ongoing programs.
Santa Fe’s Museum Hill will be a mecca for treasure seekers and finders, 10 am to 3 pm, with the Museum of International Folk Art’s Folk Art Flea. The 11th annual event is launching its second decade, and will bring some 2,000 bargain and treasure-seekers to Milner Plaza.
Come to Museum Hill for FREE Native dances, live music, hands‑on activities, artist demonstrations, food, and more!
Admission and all hands-on activities are FREE for New Mexico residents and guests alike.
Celebrate the Day of the Dead and make sugar skulls, eat traditional Day of Dead treats (pan de muertos), listen to traditional New Mexican Music, watch Los Niños perform traditional New Mexican dances, and view the Day of the Dead ofrendas (altars).
Admission and all hands-on activities are FREE for New Mexico residents.
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.
Daily Walk-In Docent Tours
Our docents open up the world of folk art and the history of the museum to you. No reservations are required for docent tours, which are available:
10:30 & 11:30AM and 2:00PM. To confirm the day’s tours, please call the museum front desk at 505-476-1204.Learn More