Events

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

ARTS ALIVE!
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ARTS ALIVE!

June 15, 2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Make an Orihon - Japanese Accordian Book and draw your favorite  ghost, monster or demon. 

Pick up a kit at MOIFA on either June 15 or 17, between 10 am and 2 pm, and get inspired by visiting our exhibit, Yokai: Ghosts and Demons of Japan exhibit.

The kits will distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Photo credit: Modern Hyakki yagyo ("Night Parade of One Hundred Demons") book by Sakyu. Kyoto, Japan, 2018. International Folk Art Foundation, Museum of International Folk Art [P.2019.14.14-16]

Orihon are accordion-style books, composed of a continuous folded sheet of paper enclosed between two covers, which were used for Buddhist texts, journaling, poetry, and even yokai illustrations. Yokai is a catchall Japanese word for ghosts, demons, monsters, shapeshifters, tricksters, and other kinds of supernatural beings and mysterious phenomena. Make your own accordion book and draw your favorite ghost, monster, or demon.

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ARTS ALIVE!
Family

ARTS ALIVE!

June 17, 2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Make an Orihon - Japanese Accordian Book of Yokai and include your favorite ghost, monster or demon. 

Pick up a kit at MOIFA on June 17, between 10 am and 2 pm, and get inspired by visiting our exhibit, Yokai: Ghosts and Demons of Japan exhibit.

The kits will distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Photo credit: Modern Hyakki yagyo ("Night Parade of One Hundred Demons") book by Sakyu. Kyoto, Japan, 2018. International Folk Art Foundation, Museum of International Folk Art [P.2019.14.14-16]

Orihon are accordion-style books, composed of a continuous folded sheet of paper enclosed between two covers. In comparison to scrolls these accordion books were more practical and allow enough space for writing similar to a scroll but in a compact form. They were used for Buddhist texts, journaling, poetry, and even yokai illustrations. Yokai is a catchall Japanese word for ghosts, demons, monsters, shapeshifters, tricksters, and other kinds of supernatural beings and mysterious phenomena. 

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International Folk Art Market
Workshop Family

International Folk Art Market

July 7, 2021 through July 18, 2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A celebration that attracts tens of thousands of visitors, and artists from around the world, IFAM is one of Santa Fe’s largest events and a major economic driver for the Santa Fe region. The event is also a huge revenue source for worldwide artists. Since its inception, the market has generated more than $34 million in revenue, with the majority going back home with artists from around the globe.

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