Events

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

Folk Art Flea Donations Days

Folk Art Flea Donations Days

May 29, 2019 through June 1, 2019

Spring cleaning, downsizing, redesigning? Bring in your folk art treasures--from toys to textiles, jewelry to masks, to wood carvings, yard art and more and receive a tax deductible donation.  Donations will be accepted from 11 am to 2 pm on Wednesday May 29, Thursday May 30, Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1.

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Family Mornings at Folk Art
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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
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10th Annual Folk Art Flea

June 8, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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. Look for the Big Top tent on Milner Plaza on Museum Hill.

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.

Free general admission from 10am to 3pm. Friends of Folk Art members shop early at 9am. Call 505.982.6366 ext. 100 to join.  

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Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
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Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries

June 11, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Southside Library at 3:30-4:30pm on June -11th – “Stained Glass” Painting

Join us at this free family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please take note of the specific dates and library branch location. For more information, please contact 505-476-1215

Additional Programs at

Southside Library at 3:30-4:30pm

June - 25th – Wire Animals

July – 9th – Batik Painting

July – 23rd- Medallion Necklaces

La Farge Library at 3:30- 4:30pm

June -13th – “Stained Glass” Painting

June - 27th – “Wire Animals

July – 11th – Medallion Necklaces

In Partnership with The Santa Fe Public Library

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Arts Alive!
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Arts Alive!

June 14, 2019

Join Us on Museum Hill Plaza, MOIFA Outdoor Classroom

Georgia O’Keeffe educators join MOIFA for our June Arts Alive sessions featuring make your very own Girard-style wooden people out of a wooden spoons!

Learn about the friendship that Georgia O’Keeffe and Alexander Girard shared. You can also make miniature flower pictures, like the ones Georgia gave to Girard which are displayed in the Italian Villa scene in the Multiple Visions exhibit.

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE FROM 10AM–2PM, Programs begin on the hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Museum entrance free for Arts Alive!  participants during workshop hours. Groups of 6 or more, please call to guarantee free admission to the museum. Group Contact: Patricia Sigala, 505-476-1212 patricia.sigala@state.nm.us

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Arts Alive!
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Arts Alive!

June 21, 2019

Join Us on Museum Hill Plaza, MOIFA Outdoor Classroom

Georgia O’Keeffe educators join MOIFA for our June Arts Alive sessions featuring make your own Girard Folk Art Suns!

Learn about the friendship that Georgia O’Keeffe and Alexander Girard shared. You can also make miniature flower pictures, like the ones Georgia gave to Girard which are displayed in the Italian Villa scene in the Multiple Visions exhibit.

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE FROM 10AM–2PM, Programs begin on the hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Museum entrance free for Arts Alive!  participants during workshop hours. Groups of 6 or more, please call to guarantee free admission to the museum. Group Contact: Patricia Sigala, 505-476-1212 patricia.sigala@state.nm.us

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Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Workshop Family

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries

June 25, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Southside Library at 3:30-4:30pm on June - 25th – Wire Animals

Join us at this free family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please take note of the specific dates and library branch location. For more information, please contact 505-476-1215

Additional Programs Southside Library at 3:30-4:30pm

July – 9th – Batik Painting

July – 23rd- Medallion Necklaces

La Farge Library at 3:30- 4:30pm

  June - 27th – “Wire Animals

  July – 11th – Medallion Necklaces

In Partnership with The Santa Fe Public Library

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Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Family Workshop

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries

July 9, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Southside Library at 3:30-4:30pm on July – 9th – Batik Painting

Join us at this free family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please take note of the specific dates and library branch location. For more information, please contact 505-476-1215

Additional Programs at

Southside Library at 3:30-4:30pm

July – 23rd- Medallion Necklaces

La Farge Library at 3:30- 4:30pm

July – 11th – Medallion Necklaces

In Partnership with The Santa Fe Public Library

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Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Family Workshop

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries

July 23, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Southside Library at 3:30-4:30pm on July – 23rd- Medallion Necklaces

Join us at this free family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please take note of the specific dates and library branch location. For more information, please contact 505-476-1215

In Partnership with The Santa Fe Public Library

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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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