Multple Visions: A Common Bond
Multple Visions: A Common Bond


We are currently closed due to COVID-19 precautions. 

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 new ... Join our Educator Kemely Gomez for Libros en Espanol "La guitarra de mi tata"  , "Los perros mágicos de los volcanes" , "Tejedora del arcoiris""Soñadores" Por Yuyi Morales, and  Tanilí un cuento afrocubano” Adaptado por María Luisa Renatain partnership with Santa Fe Public Libraries on their  SFPL Youtube Channel

  • Learn with our online Lesson Plansin English and Spanish, for Teachers and Families

Folk Art To Go!- School Program 2020-2021

Folk Art To Go!  (FATG) our STEAM school program is planned to continue with the Santa Fe Botanical Garden (SFBG) on Thursdays from 9:30am - 1:30pm. This program is designed for 3rd to 6th grade students and for two classes (with a maximum of 50 students, or less, depending on current COVID-19 Safe Practice Guidelines) and runs from August 27th - November 19th, 2020.

STEAM FATG consists of a 45-minute pre-museum classroom visit by an Educator with an introduction to the museum and the Ethnobotany theme, plus hands-on objects.  At Museum Hill, students receive a 45-minute exhibition tour of the museum and the SFBG, have lunch in our Atrium, and engage in 90-minute hands on art project that they take back to school.  Bus reimbursement may be available and is allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis for schools over 50% free and reduced lunch, or those with an identified need.  Participation in Folk Art To Go! is contingent on the status of the museum being open and registration is scheduled starting July 31st, by contacting:  Patricia Sigala, Educator/Community Outreach

Teacher In-service Training- TBA

Our Annual Teacher In-Service is not yet scheduled for the 2020/21 school year and will include: a curator-led gallery tour, interactive performance/demonstration or lecture, hands-on art activities, curricular links to the National Core Arts Standards.

Our 2019/20  Teacher In-service "Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe"  teacher packet is available by request.  You can explore the virtual tour of exhibit here and learn more about the exhibit here. Please contact: Patricia Sigala, Educator/Community Outreach via e-mail


Educational Groups- postponed until museum returns to normal operation

Classes are encouraged to visit the museum, with or without a docent. There is no charge for New Mexico educational groups attending the museum with their instructor and/or adult chaperones. The museum requires at least 1 chaperone for every 8 students. Parents, chaperones, and adult helpers are also admitted free when accompanying an educational group!

Docent led tours are free with your visit, and can be tailored to the interest or study topic of the group. Educational groups from outside New Mexico qualify for a group discount. To arrange a group tour contact: Dawn Kaufmann, Educator/ Docent Program via email or phone 505-476-1207.


Outreach Trunks

Folk Art Outreach Trunks are available for area educators to check out to use in the classroom. These include hands-on objects, lesson plans, books, and DVDs. To check out an outreach trunk, please contact: Patricia Sigala, Educator/Community Outreach via e-mail

Available Trunks Include:

іCarnaval! :This vibrant celebration explores carnival traditions being carried out today in eight different communities in Europe and the Americas.  No hands-on objects or Outreach Trunk. Crystal Productions Curriculum includes, DVD, lesson plan, images. 

Cerámica y Cultura: The Story of Spanish and Mexican Mayólica: Explore the rich and complex history and culture that led to one of the most enduring art forms: Mayólica, tin-enameled earthenware.  Outreach Trunk includes, Crystal Productions Curriculum with DVD, images, lesson plan, and hands-on ceramics.

Dancing Shadow, Epic Tales: Wayang Kulit of Indonesia: Wayang Kulit are flat leather puppets, elaborately decorated and perforated, casting intricate and dramatic shadow when used in performances.  They are used to tell some of the oldest stories in the world.  Learn about how the puppets are made, the role of the dhalang (puppeteer), and the gamelan orchestras.  Outreach Trunk includes, puppets, puppet screen, lesson plan, images and books.

Hispanic Folk Arts and the Environment: Four (4) separate kits: 1) Adobe 2) Foodways  3) Land, River, and Hispanic Settlement 4) Weaving.  Each Outreach Trunk includes, Crystal Productions Curriculum with DVD, images, lesson plan, and hands-on objects.

Masks: Cultures all over the world integrate masked processions with celebrations that mark religious occasions, seasonal changes, historical events and spontaneous revelry.  Outreach Trunk includes, lesson plan, books and hands-on masks.

Recycled, Re-Seen: Folk Art from the Global Scrap Heap: Interdisciplinary Outreach Trunk includes, Crystal Productions Curriculum with DVD, lesson plan, images, magnetic board/games and hands-on recycling objects.

Village of Painters: Narrative Scrolls from West Bengal: In-depth story of folk artists in India called patuas, who are keeping an age-old tradition alive in a rapidly changing landscape.  These itinerant artists create vivid scroll painting and accompany the unrolling of their art work with singing and storytelling.  Magnetic storyboard, scrolls and artist tools included in Outreach Kit.

For more information about any of these programs, or, to be added to our mailing list, please contact: Educator/Community Outreach Patricia Sigala at 505-476-1212, or e-mail .