Under Pressure:

Under Pressure:

Choices Folk Artists Make in Today's Glabal Marketplace
May 3, 2016 - July 1, 2016

The Gallery of Conscience is an experimental gallery in the Museum of International Folk Art where the public is invited to help shape the content and form of the exhibition in real tme.

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The Morris Miniature Circus: Return of the Little Big Top

The Morris Miniature Circus: Return of the Little Big Top


April 3, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Built over the course of forty years by W.J. “Windy” Morris (1904–1978) of Amarillo, Texas, the Morris Miniature Circus is a 3/8”-scale circus model that was acquired by the museum in 1984 and exhibited in 1986. In 2016, the museum will restore and install the Circus once again.

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Sacred Realm: Blessings & Good Fortune Across Asia

Sacred Realm: Blessings & Good Fortune Across Asia

in the Cotsen Gallery, Neutrogena Wing
February 28, 2016 - March 19, 2017

 What more can we ask than for blessings and good fortune? Whether perceived as miraculous boons or a response to ceremonious prayer, blessings and good fortune come in many forms and bring joy, comfort, and balance to our lives. God, deities, nature spirits, and other unseen forces exist in human belief, which can bring both great harm and great fortune to people on earth.

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FLAMENCO: From Spain to New Mexico

FLAMENCO: From Spain to New Mexico

In the Hispanic Heritage Wing
November 22, 2015 - September 10, 2017

Passionate, fiery, sensual, intense In-depth examination of the history and culture of flamenco dance and music.

The Museum of International Folk Art presents Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico, the most comprehensive exhibition to celebrate and study this living tradition as an art form. The exhibition opened November 22, 2015 and runs through September 10, 2017.  More than 150 objects are featured. Among them, items once used by renowned artists Encarnación López y Júlvez “La Argentinita”, José Greco, and Vicente Romero and María Benítez (both from New Mexico). In addition to other stunning loans from private collectors will be those from the museum’s expansive permanent collection.

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Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

Longterm
On long-term display

"I believe we should preserve this evidence of the past, not as a pattern for sentimental imitation, but as nourishment for the creative spirit of the present."

- Alexander Girard

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