There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Calling all Folk Art Collectors! Are you moving? Downsizing? Decluttering? Redecorating? The Friends of Folk Art is holding two folk art donation days this fall. Here’s your chance to pass your gently-used folk art treasures on to other folk art fans. Volunteers will be available to unload your donations and prepare your tax receipt. Donations will be sold at the annual Folk Art Flea and other events to benefit the Museum of International Folk Art.
This event is sponsored by Friends of Folk Art (FOFA), Museum of International Folk Art.
FOFA comprises an especially creative, close-knit group of members whose exclusive social and educational events promise popular and profound experiences that highlight and build upon museum exhibitions and collections. The group’s colorful annual calendar includes folk art collectors’ home tours; hands-on workshops and engagement with international and local folk artists; and lectures by experts who delve deeper into the diversity of world folk art.
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
New Mexico residents admitted FREE the first Sunday of each month. Youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members are always free. We are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Matt Meyer, Yokai illustrator and folklorist based in Japan, will share a brief history of Yokai and the ways in which they are often categorized. He also discusses why Yokai are in many ways uncategorizable because their very nature is unknowable, contradictory, and folkloric. Using his engaging illustrations, he will also share 2 or 3 stories of Yokai.
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Matthew Meyer is an illustrator and folklorist based in Japan. He received a BFA in illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2005. His work is focused on Japanese folklore, particularly yokai studies. He is the author of The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (2012), The Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits (2015), The Book of the Hakutaku (2018), and The Fox’s Wedding (2021). He is also the creator of yokai.com, an online illustrated database of Japanese ghosts and monsters.
Image credit: Illustration of Nasubabaa-lo by Matthew Meyer