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Latest Press Releases
A Gathering of Voices: Folk Art from the Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg Collection
July 10, 2018
The exhibition A Gathering of Voices celebrates the promised gift to the Museum of International Folk Art of the collection of Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg. A founder of the International Folk Art Market and former owner of the famous Clay Angel shop in Santa Fe, Espinar has collected some of the world’s best folk art. The museum opens the exhibition Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. It runs through Aug. 25, 2019. Comprising primarily ceramic traditions from Mexico, Spain, France, Hungary, Morocco and numerous other countries, the collection also includes rich holdings of New Mexico santos, Latin American retablos and metalwork, furniture and textiles from around the world. The exhibition brings together the various voices of international cultures and living traditions, through the vision of one collector.
Peruvian Printmakers Collaborate with Local Artists to Create Mural at Museum
June 2, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – This month, the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) welcomes a group of socially engaged artists from Lima Peru who will collaborate with local artists to create works that bridge North and South America. Carol Fernandez and Fernando Castro, founders of the screen printing collective Amapolay will be in Santa Fe from June 25 through July first. Amapolay will be collaborating with local print makers to create works around shared issues across international borders.
Crafting Memory: The Art of Community Peru Places of Memory Featured Artists Tell Stories of Those Who Disappeared
March 26, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Three Peruvian artists whose work is featured in the current exhibition Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru will spend an afternoon at the Museum of International Folk Art giving talks and meeting patrons on Sunday April 8 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The featured speakers, Adelina Garcia, Wari Zarate, and Rosalia Tineo are three Quechua artist activists whose work is at the forefront of the fight for truth and reconciliation in the wake of the 20 year internal armed conflict that claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 Peruvians between 1980 and 2000. Using traditional folk arts of the region, they tell the stories of the disappeared.
Year of the Dog Annual Lunar New Year Celebration
February 1, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) -- Mark your calendar to celebrate the “Year of the Dog” at the Museum of International Folk Art Annual Lunar New Year Celebration in the afternoon of Sunday, February 18 on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. Activities begin at 1:00 P.M. and continue through 4:00 P.M. Admission to the event is free to everyone, thanks to funding from the International Folk Art Foundation and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation
Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico travels the state
January 23, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) -- The sensual dance of flamenco has traveled the world, yet within the United States only in New Mexico is it integral to our state’s culture. In November of 2015 the Museum of International Folk Art opened the most comprehensive exhibition on flamenco, celebrating this living tradition as an art form. This stunning exhibition is now traveling to museums throughout the New Mexico.
Beadwork Adorns the World Opening in April
January 18, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) – The ultimate migrants, small glass beads travel the world and end up entering the cultural lives of people far away to be worked into a garment or an object of art. This spring, the Museum of International Folk Art opens the exhibition, Beadwork Adorns the World, opening April 22, 2018 and running through February 3, 2019.
Popular Folk Art Flea Returns to Museum of International Folk Art
January 14, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) – One of Santa Fe’s favorite community events, the Folk Art Flea, will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill. From toys to textiles and jewelry to masks from all over the world, The Flea features an impressive array of well-priced folk art treasures. The treasured “Collectors’ Corner” returns with especially rare and unique items. The event is presented by the Museum Foundation of New Mexico’s Folk Art Committee in support of the Museum of International Folk Art Museum (MoIFA).
This December, Shop at Santa Fe's Peruvian Connection Store, and 10 Percent of Your Purchase Benefits MOIFA
November 28, 2017
Revel in Dia de los Muertos, Sunday, October 29, 14 pm, with sugar skulls, dancing, and song
October 4, 2017
Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru opens Sunday, December 3, 2017
September 29, 2017
MOIFA Announces 50 Percent Off Museum Admission for Attendees of August's Objects of Art and Antique American Indian Art shows
August 7, 2017
Learn Flamenco from Legendary Dancer Carmela Greco
April 14, 2017
The Museum of International Folk Art (MoIFA) is pleased to bring legendary flamenco dancer Carmela Greco to Santa Fe for a week of Spanish dance arts and music inside the Museum from June 27 through July 2, 2017.
Quilts of Southwest China Coming to Santa Fe This Summer
March 17, 2017
The Museum of International Folk Art announced today it will host the national touring exhibition of Quilts of Southwest China beginning July 9, 2017 through January 21, 2018.
Luted Crucible' Casting Lecture and Artist Demonstration with Piers Watson; Last Day to See Sacred Realm
January 25, 2017
The Museum of International Folk Art hosts lecture and artist’s demonstration of a Luted Crucible casting with noted artist and author, Piers Watson, on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
The Museum of International Folk Art Presents Lloyd's Treasure Chest: Focus on Folk Art
December 12, 2016
After an extensive renovation, Sunday January 29, 2017, the Museum of International Folk Art will reopen Lloyd’s Treasure Chest: Folk Art in Focus. The gallery will offer visitors a place to explore, interact, and create folk art.