There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
As part of our School Partnership with El Camino Real Academy School, students’ artworks are featured as a collaborative exhibition. For the past month, students learned about folk art traditions found in the Alexander Girard Wing. Some students had the opportunity to meet contemporary santero Arthur Lopez to learn about his artistic practice and iconography. In response to learning about diverse folk art traditions students explored themes of community, storytelling, and symbolic imagery in their artwork.
We encourage you to come see our young artists’ artwork at the museum. The exhibition will be on view from March 10th through 27th in the Museums Atrium.
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.
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.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us for a presentation with Alexandra Lange on Alexander Girard’s work in the context of other midcentury designers who created toys and play spaces.
FREE with museum admission. This is not a ticketed event and seating is on a first come, first served basis.
Alexandra Lange is a design critic and author of "Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall" (Bloomsbury, 2022). She has written extensively on postwar design, particularly for children. She has been the architecture critic for Curbed, and her work has appeared in the Atlantic, New York Magazine, the New York Times and the New Yorker.