Events

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

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Workshop Family

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries

June 25, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Southside Library at 3:30-4:30pm on June - 25th – Wire Animals

Join us at this free family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please take note of the specific dates and library branch location. For more information, please contact 505-476-1215

Additional Programs Southside Library at 3:30-4:30pm

July – 9th – Batik Painting

July – 23rd- Medallion Necklaces

La Farge Library at 3:30- 4:30pm

  June - 27th – “Wire Animals

  July – 11th – Medallion Necklaces

In Partnership with The Santa Fe Public Library

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Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Family Workshop

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries

June 27, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

La Farge Library at 3:30- 4:30pm June - 27th – “Wire Animals"

Join us at this free family program! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please take note of the specific dates and library branch location. For more information, please contact 505-476-1215

Additional Programs at

La Farge Library at 3:30- 4:30pm

July – 11th – Medallion Necklaces

Southside Library at 3:30-4:30pm

July – 9th – Batik Painting

July – 23rd- Medallion Necklaces

In Partnership with The Santa Fe Public Library

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Celebrating Art, Music, & Activism
Performance Featured Event Family Demonstration

Celebrating Art, Music, & Activism

June 29, 2019

Celebration and Concert- A collaboration between artists from Santa Fe and Lima, Peru – In the Santa Fe Railyard

Join the Museum of International Folk Art along with Santa Fe’s Alas de Agua and Three Sisters Collectives, and Lima’s Amapolay for a night of art making, music and celebration of community activism. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Community Through Making: From Peru to New Mexico.

6-8 pm

  •             Live screen printing with the artists - Bring a T-shirt to print!
  •             Make a seed ball for planting with Three Sisters Collective            
  •             Family friendly card making activity
  •             Pop-up artists’ market

Food vendors, including local Peruvian spots Cuchara del Inca and Sabor Peruano

7-10 pm           FREE Concert with Tesuque Revolt and headliner Nova Lima

Made possible by the Museum of New Mexico Fund for Museum Education, AMP Concerts, and the Levitt Foundation

Community through Making is made possible by the International Folk Art Foundation, Museum of New Mexico Foundation, and the McCune Charitable Trust.

Community through Making From Peru to New Mexico

Comunidad a través de la Creación De Perú a Nuevo México January 6, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Community through Making brings together local and Peruvian artists to explore how art shapes healthy and vibrant communities. The installation is a conversation across borders, highlighting three collaborative projects that paired local artists and artists from Peru for 10-day residencies in conjunction with the exhibition Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru. This exhibition in the Gallery of Conscience experiments with community curation, filling the gallery with video, stories, and artworks as created and told by museum program participants over the course of the spring and summer of 2018.

Learn more aboput the exhibit http://www.internationalfolkart.org/exhibition/3958/community-through-making-from-peru-to-new-mexico

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.

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

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Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Family Workshop

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries

July 9, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Southside Library at 3:30-4:30pm on July – 9th – Batik Painting

Join us at this free family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please take note of the specific dates and library branch location. For more information, please contact 505-476-1215

Additional Programs at

Southside Library at 3:30-4:30pm

July – 23rd- Medallion Necklaces

La Farge Library at 3:30- 4:30pm

July – 11th – Medallion Necklaces

In Partnership with The Santa Fe Public Library

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Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Family Workshop

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries

July 11, 2019
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM

La Farge Library at 3:30- 4:30pm July – 11th – Medallion Necklaces

Join us at this free family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please take note of the specific dates and library branch location. For more information, please contact 505-476-1215

Additional Programs at

Southside Library at 3:30-4:30pm

July – 23rd- Medallion Necklaces

In Partnership with The Santa Fe Public Library

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Artists' Gallery Talks
Lectures and Talks Featured Event

Artists' Gallery Talks

July 14, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 Join MOIFA during International Folk Art Market weekend inside the Museum. The Gallery Artist talks will be:

 Saturday, July 14th, 11:00 am Artists Carol Fernandez Tinoco and Fernando Castro of Peru will speak aboutn their work Screen printing --Crafting Memory, the Art of Community in Peru exhibition

Saturday, July 14th,  1:00 pm  Artist Asif Shaikh of India with speak about his Embroidered Textiles – A Gathering of Voices, Folk Art from the Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg Collection exhibition

Both talks are free with paid IFAM admission.  Gallery Space is limited, so please come early for seating.

 Learn more about the International Folk Art Market https://folkartmarket.org/ and the Saturday Market https://folkartmarket.org/event/ifam-saturday-market/

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, closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

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Hands-On Milagro Making at the Museum
Workshop Featured Event Family

Hands-On Milagro Making at the Museum

July 15, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hands-on Milagro Making inside the Museum from 1-3pm in our beatiful Atrium. Drop-in and Enjoy family day at the Market with a great MOIFA make & take project reflecting art traditions from Mexico, and around the world. This program is free and fun for all ages!

Free with paid Admission to IFAM Family Day, IFAM free admission for youth 16 & under.

Learn more about the International Folk Art Market https://folkartmarket.org/ and the Sunday Family Day at the Market https://folkartmarket.org/event/sunday-market-community-and-family-day/

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, closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

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Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Family Workshop

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries

July 23, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Southside Library at 3:30-4:30pm on July – 23rd- Medallion Necklaces

Join us at this free family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please take note of the specific dates and library branch location. For more information, please contact 505-476-1215

In Partnership with The Santa Fe Public Library

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Cuisines of World Tour
Lectures and Talks

Cuisines of World Tour

July 27, 2019
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

In celebration of Alexander Girard join us for Special Public Themed Girard Tours exploring Alexander Girard’s’ work on exhibit, in our exhibit Multiple Visions: A Common Bond and the traveling exhibit Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe

Join docent Edelma Huntley for a tour focusing on the Cuisines of World as seen by Alexander Girard. On this “foodie” tour  explore the folk art food scenes, table settings, and other ways in which he portrayed the art of sharing food around the World. Tour is free with museum admission. Tour size is limited to 15, so please plan to arrive early. Tour starts promptly at 1:30pm. Additional tours will be scheduled if there is overflow.

Learn more about the traveling exhibit Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe http://www.internationalfolkart.org/exhibition/3815/alexander-girard-a-designer-039s-universe

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, closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

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A Conversation with Todd Oldham: A Designers Universe
Ticketed events and galas Lectures and Talks Featured Event

A Conversation with Todd Oldham: A Designers Universe

July 28, 2019

Conversation with Todd Oldham on Mid-Century Modern & Alexander Girard in MOIFA’s Vernick Auditorium, celebrating Mid-Century Modern and the traveling exhibit "Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe"

This conversation, introduced by Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Director Cody Harley, will be a conversation between MoIFA  Curator of European & American Folk Art Collections, Laura Addison and design icon Todd Olham. His fashion and style has become known to millions through his fashion lines, interior designs, books and by appearing in many television shows. Oldham is also co-author of the massive monograph “Alexander Girard” (2011) which covers virtually every aspect of his distinctive career.

This lecture, co-organized by MoIFA and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, will explore modernist design which carry into the 21st century.

Museum guests may reserve tickets for this event. Seating is limited. Please contact Kathryn Risley at kathryn.risley@state.nm.us, to confirm attendance as space is limited.

Mid-Century Santa Fe Series Program hosted by MOIFA and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum highlight the icons’ shared appreciation for the world’s varied artistry, or as O’Keeffe noted on a slip of paper preserved within the Girards’ archives—“A big world full of wonderful little things.”

Todd Oldham is an American-born designer and president of L-7 Designs Inc. His approach to fashion and style has become known to millions through his fashion lines, interior designs, by appearing in television shows, and books such as "Kids Made-Modern" and "Alexander Girard".  Exhaustively researched and lovingly assembled by designer Todd Oldham, his "Alexander Girard"  is the definitive must-have book on Girard’s oeuvre. Oldham is based in New York City.

Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe May 5, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Alexander Girard was 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, organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany. It opens a door to his creative universe and shows his close relationships with contemporaries such as Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Andy Warhol, Rudi Gernreich, and many others. Featured are Girard’s designs in textiles, furniture, and sculptures, as well as numerous sketches, drawings, and collages never shown before. Learn more http://www.internationalfolkart.org/exhibition/3815/alexander-girard-a-designer-039s-universe

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.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Events, news releases and images about activities at the Museum of International Folk Art and other divisions in the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at www.media.newmexicoculture.org

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Family Mornings at Folk Art
Featured Event Family

Family Mornings at Folk Art

August 4, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

  • August 4th for "World Travel"

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

Look for more upcoming Family Mornings at Folk Art

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.

A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. 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, closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Free Admission Days

  • FIRST Sunday OF THE MONTH IS free for New Mexico residents with ID.
  • Wednesdays are free for New Mexico resident seniors (60 & up) with ID.
  • Children 16 and under, and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members, are always admitted free
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