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Latest Press Releases
10th Annual Folk Art Flea is on the Move!
February 4, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) is celebrating the 10th year of its innovative Folk Art Flea, and it is on the move. Normally held in May, this year’s Flea is jumping to June—Saturday, June 8. The Flea also is moving outdoors. Look for the big tent on Milner Plaza on Museum Hill where this year’s Flea treasures will be waiting for new homes. The large tent will be easy to spot and will provide a roomy and shaded location for shoppers to peruse this year’s folk art finds.
Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe at Museum of International Folk Art in May 2019
January 14, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - In May 2019 the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will present the traveling exhibition Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe, an exhibition organized by Vitra Design Museum. One of the most influential interior and textile designers of the 20th century, Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe is the first major retrospective on Girard’s work. The exhibition opens May 5 and runs through October 27, 2019.
Gallery of Conscience Exhibit opening: Community through Making From Peru to New Mexico
November 28, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe is hosting an opening reception for a new exhibition in the Gallery of Conscience entitled Community through Making. The public opening Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. will feature artists talking about their work from 1-2 p.m.; an Artists’ Pop up Art market from 2-4 p.m.; and art making activities related to the exhibit from 2 -4 p.m. The public opening is a free event occurring on the first Sunday of the month.
Former MOIFA Director & Guest Curator receive prestigious Michael M. Ames Award for Innovative Museum Anthropology
August 29, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Former Museum of International Folk Art Director Marsha Bol and guest curator Dr. Suzanne Seriff are the 2018 recipients of the Michael M. Ames Award for innovative Museum Anthropology for the work from 2010-2017 in the founding and developing of the Mark Naylor and Dale Gun Gallery of Conscience at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, and for collaborative projects, exhibitions, and documentation created through the Gallery of Conscience.
Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Since 1492: Navajo Quilt to be exhibited for a limited time at Museum of International Folk Art
August 13, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Acclaimed Navajo quilter Susan Hudson’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Since 1492 will be on exhibition at the Museum of International Folk Art for a limited showing from August 16 through September 17, 2018.
Bead Exchange set for Community Day on Museum Hill Sunday, September 23
August 9, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of International Folk Art Bead Exchange will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from Noon until 4 p.m. as part of Community Day on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill.
Monumental Installation by Cannupa Hanska Luger Kicks Off Santa Fe Indian Market Week
July 20, 2018
A Gathering of Voices: Folk Art from the Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg Collection
July 10, 2018
For the first time, visionary Judith Espinar, who was at the forefront of the modern folk art and handmade global craft movements, will share her extraordinary collection with the public in an exhibition at the world-renowned Museum of International Folk Art December 16, 2018, to August 25, 2019
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).