Events

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

VIRTUAL TOURS: Alexander Girard's Nativities
Lectures and Talks

VIRTUAL TOURS: Alexander Girard's Nativities

December 1, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kick-off the 40th Anniversary of the Alexander Girard Wing with the Museum of International Folk Art in December. As part of the Celebration, we invite you to join us for 3 different virtual tours of the Wing- Nativities; 40th Fab Favs; and Focus on Five- presented over zoom with our Fabulous Docents as your guides. An engaging and intriguing peek into the world of "Multiple Visions: Common Bonds" for everyone; and all free. Please note tours run on MOUNTAIN TIME.

Register for the zoom at the date and time you prefer below:   Dec 1, 2022 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Alexander Girard’s Nativities https://nmculture-org.zoom.us/.../tZMrc...

About the Museum of International Folk Art: http://www.internationalfolkart.org

706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, NM 87505. (505) 476-1200.

Founded in 1953 by Florence Dibell Bartlett, the Museum of International Folk Art’s mission is to foster understanding of the traditional arts to illuminate human creativity and shape a humane world. The museum holds the world’s largest international folk art collection of more than 150,000 objects from six continents and over 150 nations, representing a broad range of global artists whose artistic expressions make Santa Fe an international crossroads of culture. For many visitors, fascination with folk art begins upon seeing the whimsical toys and traditional objects within the Girard Collection. For others, the international textiles, ceramics, carvings and other cultural treasures in the Neutrogena Collection provide the allure.  The museum’s historic and contemporary Latino and Hispano folk art collections, spanning the Spanish Colonial period to modern-day New Mexico, reflect how artists respond to their time and place in ways both delightful and sobering. In 2010, the museum opened the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience, where exhibitions encourage visitors to exchange ideas on complex issues of human rights and social justice.

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The 40th Anniversary of Alexander Girard’s Multiple Visions a Common Bond
Performance Lectures and Talks Holiday Featured Event Family

The 40th Anniversary of Alexander Girard’s Multiple Visions a Common Bond

December 4, 2022
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Join us for the special celebration of the 40th Anniversary of our permanent exhibition Multiple Visions: A Common Bond. Enjoy a full day of programming from hands-on activities, performances, and music.

Museum Admission and all events are FREE and open to the public!

PROGRAM

10:30 - 11:30 am

Docent-led Tour with Ann Murdy, Scenes of Mexico in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Docent-led Tour with Chris Durlak, Nativity Scenes in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

11:00 - 3:00 pm

Hands-on family craft activities

11:30 - 12:00 pm

Theater Grottesco presents Pinocchia*

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Docent-led tour with Jerri Straight, Girard Design in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

1:00 - 2:00 pm 

Discussion and slide presentation with Vince Bravo, mid-century modern specialist and Girard collector*

2:00 - 2:45 pm

Friends of Folk Art presents music by The Jay Heneghan Project

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Docent-led tour with Edelma Huntley, Food and Folk Art in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

2:00 - 4:00 pm 

Refreshments served by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Theater Grottesco presents Pinocchia*

3:45 - 4:30 pm

Friends of Folk Art presents music by The Jay Henegha Project

*Provided with ASL interpretation

This event is sponsored by the Museum of International Forlk Art Foundation, Friends of Folk Art, and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. 

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VIRTUAL TOURS:
Lectures and Talks

VIRTUAL TOURS: "FAB FAVES" As the Girard Wing Turns 40

December 5, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kick-off the 40th Anniversary of the Alexander Girard Wing with the Museum of International Folk Art in December. As part of the Celebration, we invite you to join us for 3 different virtual tours of the Wing- Nativities; 40th Fab Favs; and Focus on Five- presented over zoom with our Fabulous Docents as your guides. An engaging and intriguing peek into the world of "Multiple Visions: Common Bonds" for everyone; and all free. Please note tours run on MOUNTAIN TIME.

Register for the zoom at the date and time you prefer below:

Dec 5, 2022 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) A TIME TO CELEBRATE: "FAB FAVES" AS THE GIRARD WING TURNS 40 

https://nmculture-org.zoom.us/.../tZYtd--trzsiEtU...

About the Museum of International Folk Art: http://www.internationalfolkart.org

706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, NM 87505. (505) 476-1200.

Founded in 1953 by Florence Dibell Bartlett, the Museum of International Folk Art’s mission is to foster understanding of the traditional arts to illuminate human creativity and shape a humane world. The museum holds the world’s largest international folk art collection of more than 150,000 objects from six continents and over 150 nations, representing a broad range of global artists whose artistic expressions make Santa Fe an international crossroads of culture. For many visitors, fascination with folk art begins upon seeing the whimsical toys and traditional objects within the Girard Collection. For others, the international textiles, ceramics, carvings and other cultural treasures in the Neutrogena Collection provide the allure.  The museum’s historic and contemporary Latino and Hispano folk art collections, spanning the Spanish Colonial period to modern-day New Mexico, reflect how artists respond to their time and place in ways both delightful and sobering. In 2010, the museum opened the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience, where exhibitions encourage visitors to exchange ideas on complex issues of human rights and social justice.

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Winter Glow Holiday Stroll on Museum Hill
Family Holiday

Winter Glow Holiday Stroll on Museum Hill

December 16, 2022
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a delightful winter celebration at the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Explore and enjoy family-friendly activities at each of our sites throughout the program.

Save the date! The full schedule is forthcoming. 

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MAKE & TAKE @ MOIFA
Family

MAKE & TAKE @ MOIFA

December 18, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for art in the atrium on Sundays with art projects, coloring sheets, and self-guided treasure hunts. Add to your explorations at MOIFA with fun collection-inspired bilingual art kits, facilitated by our fantastic MOIFA docents. Our projects are always changing with changing gallery treasure hunts for the whole family.

This month’s themes: Sunday, December 18th - Tin Art, Make an Embossed Aluminum Frame!

Museum admission is always free for Kids and Members, program included with admission.

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VIRTUAL TOURS: 40th Anniversary of the Alexander Girard Wing
Lectures and Talks

VIRTUAL TOURS: 40th Anniversary of the Alexander Girard Wing

December 19, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kick-off the 40th Anniversary of the Alexander Girard Wing with the Museum of International Folk Art in December. As part of the Celebration, we invite you to join us for 3 different virtual tours of the Wing- Nativities; 40th Fab Favs; and Focus on Five- presented over zoom with our Fabulous Docents as your guides. An engaging and intriguing peek into the world of "Multiple Visions: Common Bonds" for everyone; and all free. Please note tours run on MOUNTAIN TIME.

Register for the zoom at the date and time you prefer below:

About the Museum of International Folk Art: http://www.internationalfolkart.org

706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, NM 87505. (505) 476-1200.

Founded in 1953 by Florence Dibell Bartlett, the Museum of International Folk Art’s mission is to foster understanding of the traditional arts to illuminate human creativity and shape a humane world. The museum holds the world’s largest international folk art collection of more than 150,000 objects from six continents and over 150 nations, representing a broad range of global artists whose artistic expressions make Santa Fe an international crossroads of culture. For many visitors, fascination with folk art begins upon seeing the whimsical toys and traditional objects within the Girard Collection. For others, the international textiles, ceramics, carvings and other cultural treasures in the Neutrogena Collection provide the allure.  The museum’s historic and contemporary Latino and Hispano folk art collections, spanning the Spanish Colonial period to modern-day New Mexico, reflect how artists respond to their time and place in ways both delightful and sobering. In 2010, the museum opened the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience, where exhibitions encourage visitors to exchange ideas on complex issues of human rights and social justice.

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