There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.

Japanese Mask Making Demonstrations with Ichiyu Terai
Featured Event Demonstration

Japanese Mask Making Demonstrations with Ichiyu Terai

June 1, 2023 through June 4, 2023
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for Japanese mask making demonstrations with noh mask maker Terai Ichiyu on June 1-4 in the Atrium.  A translator will be on hand to facilitate conversation with Mr. Terai. 

Terai-san likens mask making to "time travel" explaining that when he creates a character, he feels connected to the generations of mask-makers who have crafted the same character before him. In creating a powerful mask sucha as a hannya, Terai senses her energy, enabling him to help the mask express its complex set of emotions: ferocious rage, fear and sadness.

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Family Mornings at Folk Art
Featured Event Family

Family Mornings at Folk Art

June 4, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our monthly Family Mornings at Folk Art program featuring storytime, art activity, and explorations in the galleries. FREE Family Program!


  • June 4th - Sewn Stories - Make a Memory Cloth

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Gallery Talk with artist John Paul Granillo | Plática de galería con el artista John Paul Granillo

Join us for a gallery talk with artist John Paul Granillo in the newly opened exhibition, Between the Lines: Prison Art and Advocacy l A Community Conversation. Instrumental in the development of this exhibition, John Paul will explore and expand on its themes while sharing his personal story.

 Acompañanos a la plática de galería con el artista John Paul Granillo en la exposición recién inaugurada, Entre líneas: arte carcelario y abogacía: Una conversación comunitaria. Instrumental en el desarrollo de esta exposición, John Paul explorará y ampliará sobre los temas de la exposición mientras comparte su historia personal.

John Paul in the gallery with one of his paños, which was created while incarcerated. Photo: Patricia Sigala.

Juan Pablo en la galería con uno de sus paños, que creo  mientras estaba encarcelado. Foto: Patricia Sigala.

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