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Events & Education: Calendar

February 2015
Open 10am to 5pm
Tuesdays through Sundays, closed Mondays


roosterMonday February 2, 2015
Dr. Barbara Anderson "Cochineal: The Red that Colored the World" tracing the trade and use in art of cochineal, the insect from which the crimson-colored natural dye carmine is derived. The second lecture of the Friends of Folk Art Folk Art in Color Lecture Series. A series of free lectures presented exclusively for Friends of Folk Art members. Not a member? JOIN NOW! Please RSVP for EACH lecture by calling 505 982-7799, extension 8.

folk art fanSunday February 8, 2015

Community Dialogue

Join curator behind the scenes to explore embroidery, carving, paintings, weavings, drawings and beadwork; share your own memories, stories and thoughts based on what you see, Each of these objects, made by folk artists from the Americas, Africa and Asia-reflects the hopes, fears and challenges associated with leaving home, settling in a new place, creating a sense of belonging, welcoming new neighbors, and other issues that arise when people move. SPACE IS LIMITED, please RSVP to Patricia Sigala at (505) 476-1212, or by email

wooden menagerieSunday February 15, 2015
1-4 pm

Carving the Animal Kingdom
Final 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!

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