Events

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

Folk Art Flea Donations Days

Folk Art Flea Donations Days

April 27, 2019
11:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Spring cleaning, downsizing, redesigning? Bring in your folk art treasures--from toys to textiles, jewelry to masks, to wood carvings, yard art and more and receive a tax deductible donation.  Donations will be accepted from 11 am to 2 pm.

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Public Opening - Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe
Featured Event Family Exhibition Opening

Public Opening - Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe

May 5, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us to celebrate the exhibit opening of Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe. Public events from 1-4pm, Free admission 

 1:00-2:00 pm  Panel Talk in MOIFA Auditorium – Panel talk with Alexander Girard’s grandchildren, Aleishall & Kori Girard, and Sam Grawe former global brand director of Herman Miller, and scholar of Girard and Mid-Century Design.

2:00-4:00 pm  Enjoy refreshments by the MNMF Women’s Board

                       Listen to Mid-Century music that Girard loved

                       Hands-on Art: Make your own paper prints inspired by Girard’s designs

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.

Girard was also a pivotal figure in the history of the Museum of International Folk Art, donating more than 100,000 objects from his and his wife Susan’s folk art collection, and in 1981 creating the museum’s long-term, beloved exhibition Multiple Visions. Girard’s playful designs attest to a passion for colors, ornamentation, and inspirations from folk art.

Coinciding with this traveling retrospective, the Museum of International Folk Art will enhance the visitor experience of its Girard collection exhibition, Multiple Visions, through interpretive and interactive elements designed for the 21st century.

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Folk Art Flea Donations Days

Folk Art Flea Donations Days

May 29, 2019 through June 1, 2019

Spring cleaning, downsizing, redesigning? Bring in your folk art treasures--from toys to textiles, jewelry to masks, to wood carvings, yard art and more and receive a tax deductible donation.  Donations will be accepted from 11 am to 2 pm on Wednesday May 29, Thursday May 30, Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1.

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Family Mornings at Folk Art
Featured Event Family

Family Mornings at Folk Art

June 2, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for a new all-ages program "Family Mornings" from 11am-12noon, featuring storytime, hands-on art activities and explorations in the galleries.

  • June 2nd for "Circuses"
  • August 4th for "World Travel"

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

Upcoming:

  • Family Mornings takes a summer break for July. Enjoy the International Folk Art Market Family Day
  • August 4th for "World Travel"

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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10th Annual Folk Art Flea
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10th Annual Folk Art Flea

June 8, 2019

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.

One of Santa Fe’s most anticipated special events, the Flea can be counted on to provide collectors of all ages and interests with a wide array of well-priced folk art treasures from  across the globe--from toys to textiles, jewelry to masks, to wood carvings, yard art and more. A special “Collectors’ Corner” displays more rare and unique items.

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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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