FRIENDS OF FOLK ART MEMBERS ONLY EVENT: DAY TRIP TO ALBUQUERQUE FOR FOLK ART, ARCHITECTURE AND ART OF THE NEW DEALMay 26, 2022
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) are invited on a field trip for a unique day in Albuquerque to visit the Historic Los Poblanos Inn as well as the Zimmerman Library on the campus of UNM and The Tile House, a unique home covered inside and out with mosaic tile.
Cost: $90, which covers lunch, bus transportation from Los Poblanos, and docent/guide fees. All participants are responsible for their own transportation to Los Poblanos. This trip is limited to 25 participants.
All participants must be current members of FOFA. A single membership allows access to one ticket while a dual membership allow for two tickets, but each member must register separately. If you are not currently a FOFA member and would like to join, please visit: https://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-folk-art/
The group will meet at 9:30 am at the Historic Los Poblanos Inn where we will enjoy a docent led tour featuring the work of architect John Gaw Meem, new deal artists such as Gustave Baumann and Peter Hurd, and the private collection of folk art collected by the Rembe family, its current owners. We will enjoy a box lunch on the portal overlooking the lavender fields.
Following lunch, we will board our bus and head to the Zimmerman Library on the campus of UNM. Guided by Kathy Flynn, Executive Director of the New Deal Preservation Association (NDPA), we will tour the Library, one of 25 buildings that John Gaw Meem designed for the university and an example of his finest work. There are outstanding murals and fine handicrafts throughout that were created with New Deal funding. From there, we will stop at other buildings downtown that feature artwork, part of the New Deal legacy in New Mexico.