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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. 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 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: everyone FREE every Sunday during the RED exhibition. (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) EVERYONE FREE, EVERY SUNDAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 13, 2015.

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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