Events

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

NM Resident FREE Sunday
Family

NM Resident FREE Sunday

February 5, 2023
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico residents admitted FREE on 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.

Come explore our engaging exhibits! Participate in MOIFA’s Make and Take art projects!

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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Make & Take at MOIFA
Family

Make & Take at MOIFA

February 5, 2023
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, February 5th - Make a Caribbean Sailor’s Valentine!

Sunday, February 19th - Make a Caribbean Sailor’s Valentine!

Sunday, February 26th- Yarn Art of Mexico and the Southwest - Make an Ojo de Dios

The program time is from 10 am - 4 pm, and the program is free with museum admission. Museum admission is always free for Kids and Members, program included with admission.

The Museum of International Folk Art expands the understanding of folk art and encourages dialogue about traditions, cultural identity, community, and aesthetics. The museum is a dynamic, multidimensional learning environment that is an integral part of community life. Our collection and programming provide important connections between past, present, and future folk art and related traditions.

ON MUSEUM HILL 706 CAMINO LEJO SANTA FE, NM 87505

WINTER HOURS (NOV.-APR.): Open Tues-Sun 10am-5pm Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25th, January 1st. ADMISSIONS: Adult: $7 For New Mexico Residents, $12 for Non-Residents 16 Under and Members: Free
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Lunar New Year Celebration
Performance Featured Event Family

Lunar New Year Celebration

February 12, 2023
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit and Asian New Year traditions  from 1-4 pm.

FREE Admission All Day!

1:00- 4:00 pm   All ages art activities

1:30 and 3:30 pm Quang Minh Temple Lion Dance Group Parade

2:00 and 3:00 pm  Taiko Drumming performance by Santa Fe Wadaiko *

2:30 pm Mochi Tsuki Rice Cake Pounding presentation by Santa Fe JIN *

Provided with ASL Interpretation

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Family Mornings at Folk Art
Family Featured Event

Family Mornings at Folk Art

February 12, 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!

Themes:

  • February 12th - Lunar New Year & Stories | Make a Puppet Theater
  • March 12th - Circus Fun!

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Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Featured Event

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball

February 18, 2023
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM

New Orleans comes to Santa Fe at the Friends of Folk Art party of the year!  

Join us off-site at the Scottish Rite Temple.

An event supporting MOIFA’s high-quality educational programs & world-class exhibits. 

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball

5:30 - 8 PM

Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres from Adobo Catering and a Big Easy cocktail, dance to the Partizani Brass Band, and enjoy lavish décor and authentic King Cake! Participate in our alluring costume contest with wonderful prizes. Don your most festive attire for an unforgettable extravaganza of collective joy. The after-dance party with JJ and the Hooligans is included in your admission!

Purchase tickets at Mardi Gras Ball Tix

Post Masquerade Dance Party

8 - 11 PM

Dance the night away with JJ and the Hooligans. Your admission includes Champagne, King Cake, and throw beads.

Purchase Tickets at Dance Party Tix

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler-Let the Good Times Roll. For adults, age 21 and older.

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MAKE & TAKE @ MOIFA
Family

MAKE & TAKE @ MOIFA

February 19, 2023
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

oin 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, February 19th - Make a Caribbean Sailor’s Valentine!

Sunday, February 26th- Yarn Art of Mexico and the Southwest - Make an Ojo de Dios

The program time is from 10 am - 4 pm, and the program is free with museum admission. Museum admission is always free for Kids and Members, program included with admission.

The Museum of International Folk Art expands the understanding of folk art and encourages dialogue about traditions, cultural identity, community, and aesthetics. The museum is a dynamic, multidimensional learning environment that is an integral part of community life. Our collection and programming provide important connections between past, present, and future folk art and related traditions.

ON MUSEUM HILL 706 CAMINO LEJO SANTA FE, NM 87505

WINTER HOURS (NOV.-APR.): Open Tues-Sun 10am-5pm Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25th, January 1st.    ADMISSIONS: Adult: $7 For New Mexico Residents, $12 for Non-Residents 16 Under and Members: Free + Read More
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NM Resident FREE Sunday
Family

NM Resident FREE Sunday

March 5, 2023
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico residents admitted FREE on 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.

Come explore our engaging exhibits!

Participate in this Sunday’s Make & Take program, and make a Sailor’s Valentine!

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.

+ Read More

Family Mornings at Folk Art
Family Featured Event

Family Mornings at Folk Art

March 12, 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!

Themes:

  • March 12th - Circus Fun!

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