There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ADVANCE TICKETS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET SANTA FE JULY 14, 15 AND 16, 2017
Buy your tickets in advance for the 2017 International Folk Art Market| Santa Fe and save money! All tickets are limited and some events will sell out.
Discount ticket sales end June 15, 2017
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Quilts of India and Pakistan with Martha Wallace & Patricia Stoddard.
Martha Wallace and Patricia Stoddard researched quilts and quilters in India in 2014 and 2015. Gandhi said "If you want to know India, go to the villages" and they did. Their research focused on the lives of quilters where education and technology are greatly changing the traditional craft. Representative quilts from Pakistan and Indian tezxtiles will be offered for sale after the presentation; any sales proceeds benefit tyhe registered trusts and NGOs in these two countries.
PHOTO: MOIFA hosted a panel for Santa Fe’s Council of International Relations International Visitor Leadership Program from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs U.S Department of State on September 16th for African women entrepreneurs. Pictured with them is MOIFA’s Folk Art Committee member and docent emeritus and Council of International Relations Board member, Martha Wallace, wearing her dining room curtains from her Peace Corps days in Nigeria (1966-1968) now a coat. Photo by Brent Soloway.
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Support the 8th Annual Folk Art Flea!
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, beginning Saturday April 8 through Saturday April 15 from 9AM to 1 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 6, 2017. 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.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Instrument makers of the Ozarks: The Life & Work of Ed Stilley
Enjoy an afternoon with Still On the Hill, this unique concert of stories and songs focused on handmade instruments outside of what more people think of as a guitar, fiddle or banjo. These creations are adorned with marbles, bbs, paint and bones. Inside, there are metallic skeletons consisting of saw blades, door springs, chainsaw parts and even glass bottles. There will be 8 of Ed Stilley’s creations at the concert where attendees will be invited to hold and play the instruments after the performance. A book signing follows
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition No Idle Hands: The Myths and Makers of Tramp Art, by Museum Admission.
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