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Friends of Folk Art Trip To Chiapas, Mexico
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Members-only Travel and Tours Featured Event

Friends of Folk Art Trip To Chiapas, Mexico

March 16, 2024
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


The Friends of Folk Art invite you to join us for a magical trip to Chiapas, the southernmost state in Mexico. March 16-23rd

The focus of this trip is to explore the wondrous state of Chiapas, understand its splendid past, honor and appreciate its present, and make a cultural connection from the past to the present.  We are going to use different approaches to understand Chiapas-- from archaeology to folk art, traditional medicine, and popular religiosity.   This trip experience will take you through 3000 years of history.

The trip itinerary includes:  nine days and eight nights.  We will visit four archaeological sites: La Venta, Palenque, Bonampak and Yaxchilan.  Enjoy three indigenous villages: Zinacantan, Tenejapa, San Juan Chamula. Visit museums specializing in textiles, traditional medicine, archaeology, and history.  Stay in the beautiful colonial city of San Cristobal de las Casas for four days.  Share with a local family at the Lacandona jungle.  Tour the Sumidero Canyon by boat and enjoy a private concert with the Nandayapa family.  Enjoy a gastronomical experience with the indigenous chef, Claudia Santiz, exploring the flavors of traditional regional cuisine, which differs from other parts of Mexico.

This trip is for FOFA members ONLY.  FOFA members will receive an invitation by email which will include all of the details and the price. A single membership allows access to one ticket. A dual membership allows for two tickets.

For information on joining FOFA, a membership group of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, please click here.

For questions, please email

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Henry Glassie: Field Work
Featured Event

Henry Glassie: Field Work

March 16, 2024
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

FREE with Museum Admission. Reserve Seats Here

Join us for a screening of " Henry Glassie: Field Work" followed by a Q & A with Henry Glassie, moderated by Carrie Hertz, Curator of Dress and Textiles. Dr. Glassie shares a long history with the Museum of International Folk Art and has worked on multiple projects over the years, including authoring "The Spirit of Folk Art" and curating a major exhibition of Turkish Folk Art in 1991

From Director Pat Collins, ‘Field Work’, is a portrait of the celebrated folklorist and ethnologist Henry Glassie and is an immersive and meditative film set among the rituals and rhythms of working artists in Brazil, Turkey, North Carolina and Ireland. The film displays the director’s trademark eye for details and the process of the artist’s work is awe-inspiring. Glassie’s subject is folklore and art but his deep abiding love for the people who create it resonates throughout the film. “I don’t study people” Glassie says, “I stand with people and I study the things they create.” Artists like the sculptor Edival Rosas from Salvador in Brazil describe their practice as one where body and spirit are integrated, where in Glassie’s words the creative act brings “a momentary fulfilment of what it is to be human.”

ASL interpretation is available by request. Please e-mail Patricia Sigala by March 13th at: 

Having had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film won many awards, including Best Irish Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh; Best European Science Film of the European Academy of Science Film; and the Audience Award of the INScience International Film Festival.

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Award-winning travel journalists and Santa Fe residents Judith Fein and Paul J. Ross invite you to experience New Mexico in a completely different way. Their new book, Slow Travel, reveals the secret to opening doors, meeting people, participating in surprising events, experiencing joy, and making each trip — no matter how short or long — deeper, richer, and an adventure that is uniquely yours.

Crisscrossing New Mexico, Judith and Paul present unforgettable adventures readers can personally experience, such as painting with an abstract artist on the Navajo Reservation, visiting a wolf refuge, cruising in a lowrider, hiking in a volcano, gourmet dining at Zuni Pueblo, seeing a ghost, tracking the true Billy the Kid . . . and so much more.

MEET SOME OF THE STARS of Slow Travel New Mexico at a celebration Saturday, March 16, 1 pm — 3 pm at the Museum of International Folk Art auditorium. Judith and Paul will engage and delight as they illuminate how to show up in a place and let it reveal itself to you — on its own terms. It’s not about going off the beaten path. It’s about going off the beaten mental path by learning to look, see, open up, and explore differently. It’s a guide to unforgettable experiences.

Event hosted by UNM Press and the Museum of International Folk Art.

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