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Visiting with Children
Ongoing Activities

new toy loungeThe book and toy area is in a Tree of Life theme stocked with toys that encourage imaginative play, as well as a wonderful selection of children's books. Children of all ages enjoy this interactive area.

The galleries have special appeal to children of all ages. Several cases in the Girard exhibition Multiple Visions: A Common Bond have special appeal to children, and are noted in the Gallery Guide. Families can also pick up an Ipod touch and take a Multimedia tour of the Girard Wing. Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico offers mask making as well as a station to listen to animal stories. Parents, teachers and artists are encouraged to use our all age hands-on art making projects on-line» and programs are offered seasonally, see Events below.
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Sunday February 15, 2015
1-4 pm

Carving the Animal Kingdom
catsFinal day to see this exhibition of carved wooden animals, wood carving artist demonstrations with Arthur Lopez, Gloria Lopez Cordova and Ron Archuleta Rodriguez. The winner of "Angel Cat" a carved wooden cat with removable wings by Ron Archuleta Rodriguez will be drawn. Raffle through the Santa Fe Animal Shelter's The final day to experience the exhibition Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico and make an animal mask. By Museum admission, New Mexico residents free every Sunday!

folk art fanSunday March 15, 2015
1 to 4pm
at The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Between Two Worlds Performing Arts Showcase

Local immigrant, Native, and Hispanic New Mexican traditional artists share music, spoken word poetry, film, and more, exploring the themes of living between worlds and the struggle to belong. The event takes place in the auditorium at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and includes a panel discussion and opportunities to engage with the artists. Refreshments served. By Museum admission, New Mexico residents FREE on Sundays.

paintingThursday March 19, 2015
5:30 to 8pm
Audio Revolution on Museum Hill

A Listening Event hosted by the Gallery of Conscience, in collaboration with Youth Media Project of Santa Fe and ¡YouthWorks! Come hear the premier media projects created by students in the Santa Fe YouthBuild program in response to interviews with artists from the Between Two Worlds exhibition in the Gallery of Conscience. These radio segments will also be featured on Youth Media Project’s Audio Revolution Program, later this spring. A question and answer session with project participants will follow and refreshments will be served. FREE!

Sunday May 17, 2015colcha embroidery detail

Events celebrating the opening of
The Red That Colored The World
From Antiquity to today, as symbol and hue, red has risen to the pinnacle of the color spectrum. Throughout art history, a broad red brushstroke has colored the finest art and expressions of daily life. Yet, while most people know red, few know of its most prolific and enduring source: American Cochineal, a tiny scaled insect that produces carminic acid. Fewer still know the story behind its explosive global spread after its first encounter by Spain in 16th century Mexico. Explore this fascinating story. Admission is by Museum admission: New Mexico residents with I.D. FREE every Sunday. (Photo: Colcha Embroidery, Altar cloth-detail. Nina Arroyo Wood, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2013. Handspun New Mexico Churro wool with vegetal dyes and cochineal, 15" x 451/4". Museum of International Folk Art, IFAF Collection (FA.2013.42.1)

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Reception Hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico with live music
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Painting with cochineal with Charlie Carrillo, hands-on project for ages 3 – 103
Colcha demonstration by Nina Arroyo Wood

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