Events

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

Cancelled: Family Mornings at Folk Art
Workshop Family

Cancelled: Family Mornings at Folk Art

April 5, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for our all-ages program featuring storytime, Hands-on art activity and explorations in the galleries.

Sunday, April 5 - “Earth Day – Recycled Art”

 FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund

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

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.

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

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. First Sunday of Every Month is free to NM Residents.

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CANCELLED:Folk Art Flea Donation Days
Members Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Family

CANCELLED:Folk Art Flea Donation Days

April 25, 2020

If you’d like to support the Museum’s education mission and folk art recycling efforts, donation days this spring will be Saturday, April 25 and Wednesday May 27 through Saturday May 30, from 11 am to 2 pm. Follow the signs on Camino Lejo to the Museum’s back parking lot where volunteers will help you unload your treasures and prepare a receipt for your tax deduction use. New this year is a donation day in Albuquerque--on April 25 in office space at 5001 Ellison NE (87109). Donors who need to make other arrangements may call 505-476-1201.

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Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Family Workshop

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries

April 28, 2020
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

At Southside Library

April 28 – Uchiwa – Japanese fans

Join us for free folk art family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All events take place from 3:30-4:30pm at the Santa Fe Southside Library.

Produced In Partnership with Museum of International Folk Art and Santa Fe Public Library. For more information, please contact Kemely Gomez at 505-476-1215.

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

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.

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

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

First Sunday of Every Month is free to NM Residents.

16 and under always FREE

NM Seniors FREE on Wednesdays

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Family Mornings at Folk Art
Workshop Family

Family Mornings at Folk Art

May 3, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for our all-ages program featuring storytime, Hands-on art activity and explorations in the galleries.

Sunday, May 3 – “Stories in Fabric”

 FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund

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

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.

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

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

First Sunday of Every Month is free to NM Residents.

KIds 16 and under always FREE

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Classic Japanese Film Showing: Kwaidan

Classic Japanese Film Showing: Kwaidan

May 3, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the classic Japanese ghost story film Kwaidan on Sunday, May 3

Director Masaki Kobayahsi tells four haunting tales adapted from Laficiadio Hearn’s  famous collections of Japanese folklore. This vintage film is reminiscent of classical Japanese theater such as Noh or Kabuki theater with stunning visuals and slow pace.

 Film in Japanese with English subtitles. Show begins at 1:00 pm. Running time is 3 hours and 3 minutes.

Free admission for New Mexico Residents

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

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.

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

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

First Sunday of Every Month is free to NM Residents.

16 and under always FREE

NM Seniors FREE on Wednesdays

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Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts
Members Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Lectures and Talks Family

Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts

May 10, 2020

Film Screening and Conversations with Filmmaker Majorie Hunt and New Mexico artisans featured in the film.

Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts is a 65-minutr documentary film portrait of artisans from across America working in the building trades, including Hispanic adobe builders in Abiquiu, New Mexico

Majorie Hunt is a folklorist and curator with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Her previous film, The Stone Carvers, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

FREE Admission

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Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico Concert with Lone Piñon
Members Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Circles Performance Family

Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico Concert with Lone Piñon

May 13, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lone Piñon, New Mexico’s popular string band,  plays a wide spectrum of traditional folk music celebrating their region’s cultural roots.

 

By Museum Admission.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Wednesdays are always free for New Mexico Seniors age 60 and up

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Folk Art Flea Donations Day
Members Family

Folk Art Flea Donations Day

May 29, 2020 through May 30, 2020
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

If you’d like to support the Museum’s education mission and folk art recycling efforts, donation days this spring will be  Ffiday May 29 and Saturday May 30, from 11 am to 2 pm. Follow the signs on Camino Lejo to the Museum’s back parking lot where volunteers will help you unload your treasures and prepare a receipt for your tax deduction use.

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Postponed until October 2020- 11th Annual Folk Art Flea
Members Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Ticketed events and galas Family

Postponed until October 2020- 11th Annual Folk Art Flea

June 6, 2020
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Santa Fe’s Museum Hill will be a mecca for treasure seekers and finders, 10 am to 3 pm, with the Museum of International Folk Art’s Folk Art Flea. The 11th annual event is launching its second decade, and will bring some 2,000 bargain and treasure-seekers to Milner Plaza. New Date to be announced soon.

ADMISSION: Free “Early Bird Admission” to Friends of Folk Art at 9 am. $5 cash admission for not-yet members, 10 am – 3 pm.

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Family Mornings at Folk Art
Workshop Family

Family Mornings at Folk Art

June 7, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for our all-ages program featuring storytime, Hands-on art activity and explorations in the galleries.

Sunday, June 7 – “Tricksters from Folk Tales”

 FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund

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

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.

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

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

First Sunday of Every Month is free to NM Residents.

Kids 16 and under always FREE

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All-ages program making May Pole decorations
Lectures and Talks Workshop Circles Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Members

All-ages program making May Pole decorations

June 7, 2020

Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for our all-ages program making May Pole decorations for our Midsummer Celebration on June 21st. All supplies provided.

 FREE for all NM residents. Funded by the International Folk Art Foundation

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Midsummer Festival on Museum Hill with the Santa Fe Botanical Garden
Family Workshop Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Members

Midsummer Festival on Museum Hill with the Santa Fe Botanical Garden

June 21, 2020

Midsummer Festival on Museum Hill with the Santa Fe Botanical Garden

FREE ADMISSON

Join us for a Midsummer Scandinavian Maypole Celebration

9 am – 10 am – Make and take flower crown activity in the Botanical Garden

10am – 11 am – Music and folk dancing around the Maypole in the Botanical Garden

Noon-2 pm – Refreshments, more music, and activity/resource tables on Scandinavian crafts at the Museum in the Atrium.

Funded by the International Folk Art Foundation

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International Folk Art Market
Family Workshop Circles Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Members

International Folk Art Market

July 11, 2020 through July 12, 2020

Join us for special programming in the Museum during the Market

Saturday, July 11, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm   Gallery Talk with IFAM artist

Saturday, July 11, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm All Ages Print Making Workshop

Sunday, July 12, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm   Sustainability Talk with IFAM artists

Programs are Free with IFAM admission

Funded by the International Folk Art Foundation

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Museum Hill Community Day
Family Circles Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Members

Museum Hill Community Day

September 20, 2020

Come to Museum Hill for FREE Native dances, live music, hands‑on activities, artist demonstrations, food, and more!

Admission and all hands-on activities are FREE for New Mexico residents and guests alike.

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Day of the Dead Community Celebration
Family Performance Circles Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Members

Day of the Dead Community Celebration

November 1, 2020

Celebrate the Day of the Dead and make sugar skulls, eat traditional Day of Dead treats (pan de muertos), listen to traditional New Mexican Music,  watch Los Niños perform traditional New Mexican dances, and view the Day of the Dead ofrendas (altars).

Admission and all hands-on activities are FREE for New Mexico residents.

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