Events

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

FRIENDS OF THE FOLK ART DONATION DAYS
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Featured Event

FRIENDS OF THE FOLK ART DONATION DAYS

October 2, 2021
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Calling all Folk Art Collectors! Are you moving? Downsizing? Decluttering? Redecorating? The Friends of Folk Art is holding two folk art donation days this fall. Here’s your chance to pass your gently-used folk art treasures on to other folk art fans. Volunteers will be available to unload your donations and prepare your tax receipt.  Donations will be sold at the annual Folk Art Flea and other events to benefit the Museum of International Folk Art. 

This event is sponsored by Friends of Folk Art (FOFA), Museum of International Folk Art.

FOFA comprises an especially creative, close-knit group of members whose exclusive social and educational events promise popular and profound experiences that highlight and build upon museum exhibitions and collections. The group’s colorful annual calendar includes folk art collectors’ home tours; hands-on workshops and engagement with international and local folk artists; and lectures by experts who delve deeper into the diversity of world folk art.

You can reach us at friendsoffolkart@gmail.com

Visit us at https://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-folk-art/ 

Upcoming second date: November 6, 2021, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY
Family

NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY

October 3, 2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico residents admitted FREE the first Sunday of each month. Youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members are always free. We are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Come Explore our engaging exhibits!

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VIRTUAL TOUR Folk Art Focus on Five
Lectures and Talks

VIRTUAL TOUR Folk Art Focus on Five

October 5, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enchanted with MOIFA’s Girard Wing with its 10,000 pieces of vibrantly colored and fantastically arranged folk art from dozens of countries?  Here’s an opportunity to tour  —virtually— Alexander Girard’s last massive art installation from the comfort of your home or hotel. Join us Tuesdays at 11am Mountain Time. The five “stop” tour lasts about 45 minutes. Register yourself now:

Oct 5, 2021 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Oct 12, 2021 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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From the Southwest to the Southern Cone: A Century of Collecting at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, with Daniel Arbino, PhD

Dr. Arbino is the Head of Collection Development & US Latinx Librarian at UT Austin.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://nmculture-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpdOmtqzwjGNT8e1n3uf37AuSN7v0d4JyZ

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Daniel Arbino is the Head of Collection Development at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin. He began at the Benson in 2017 as the Librarian for US Latina/o studies. He is currently in charge of acquisitions for Mexico, Central America, and the Andean region. Daniel received his Ph.D. in Latin American literature from the University of Minnesota in 2013 and his MLIS from the iSchool at the University of Arizona in 2016. His most recent articles have been published in eTropic, Aztlán, and Chiricú

Photo Credit:   Relación de Cempoala. Relaciones Geográficas of Mexico and Guatemala, Benson Latin American Collection, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin.

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VIRTUAL TOUR Folk Art Focus on Five
Lectures and Talks

VIRTUAL TOUR Folk Art Focus on Five

October 12, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enchanted with MOIFA’s Girard Wing with its 10,000 pieces of vibrantly colored and fantastically arranged folk art from dozens of countries?  Here’s an opportunity to tour  —virtually— Alexander Girard’s last massive art installation from the comfort of your home or hotel. Join us Tuesdays at 11am Mountain Time. The five “stop” tour lasts about 45 minutes. Register yourself now:

Oct 12, 2021 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Oct 19, 2021 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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VIRTUAL TOUR
Lectures and Talks

VIRTUAL TOUR

October 19, 2021

Enchanted with MOIFA’s Girard Wing with its 10,000 pieces of vibrantly colored and fantastically arranged folk art from dozens of countries?  Here’s an opportunity to tour  —virtually— Alexander Girard’s last massive art installation from the comfort of your home or hotel. Join us Tuesdays at 11am Mountain Time. The five “stop” tour lasts about 45 minutes. Register yourself now:

Oct 19, 2021 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Oct 26, 2021 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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VIRTUAL TOUR Folk Art Focus on Five
Lectures and Talks

VIRTUAL TOUR Folk Art Focus on Five

October 26, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enchanted with MOIFA’s Girard Wing with its 10,000 pieces of vibrantly colored and fantastically arranged folk art from dozens of countries?  Here’s an opportunity to tour  —virtually— Alexander Girard’s last massive art installation from the comfort of your home or hotel. Join us Tuesdays at 11am Mountain Time. The five “stop” tour lasts about 45 minutes. Register yourself now:

Oct 26, 2021 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Spooky Yokai Stories
Performance Featured Event

Spooky Yokai Stories

October 29, 2021
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hear Japanese and US storytellers Michael Dylan Foster, Satori Murata, KONO Junya, APSU Shusei, and Zack Davisson share their favorite scary stories from the world of Yokai.  

A You Tube Premier event at:  Museum of International Folk Art - YouTube

In conjunction with the current exhibit Yokai: Ghosts and Demons of Japan 

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Day of the Dead Community Celebration
Family Featured Event Performance

Day of the Dead Community Celebration

October 31, 2021
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the Day of the Dead and make sugar skulls, eat traditional Day of Dead treats (pan de muertos), and view the Day of the Dead ofrendas (altars).

FREE Admission for All!

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