There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join mural artists Israel Haros Lopez, John Paul Granillo, and Juan Lira for a conversation about borders and walls, their new mural commissioned for the museum’s Gallery of Conscience, their work as part of Alas de Agua Art Collective, and how art shapes healthy and vibrant communities.
FREE ADMISSON FOR ALL AGES
“Alas de Agua Art Collective is an intersectional grass roots space providing resources and opportunities for artists of color, native artists, immigrant, undocumented and queer artists who have historically been and currently are marginalized and not afforded the same resources. Alas de Agua supports artistic visions that are counter narratives to dominant culture and believes diversity is key in creating community.”
In Conjunction with our newest exhibit:
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.
Places of Memory, pairs members of two Indigenous women-led organizations: Tewa Women United/TWU (Española, New Mexico) and the National Association of the Families of the Abducted, Detained, and Disappeared of Peru/ANFASEP (Ayacucho, Peru) to explore the culturally specific ways they use art to heal community and individual trauma. Street Art and Activism, is a convening of muralists, printers, and painters whose work engages contemporary social issues with a focus on public visibility. Rivers of Plastic brings together sculptors Aymar Ccopacatty (Aymara) and Nora Naranjo Morse (Santa Clara), who both see their home landscapes being transformed by plastic waste and use sculpture to open conversations about this intrusive and persistent material.
Throughout the course of the exhibition, Alas de Agua Art Collective will be creating a mural inside the museum.
What Is the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience?
It is a global network of historic sites, museums and memory initiatives that connect past struggles to today’s movements for human rights; the only worldwide network dedicated to transforming places that preserve the past into spaces that promote civic action. This conscious effort to connect past to present and memory to action is the hallmark of the Sites of Conscience movement. As a network of more than 250 Sites of Conscience in 65 countries, the Coalition engages tens of millions of people every year in using the lessons of history to take action on challenges to democracy and human rights today.
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. 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
For more information contact Leslie Fagre at 505-476-1217 or leslie.fagre @state.nm.us
Daily Walk-In Docent Tours
Our docents open up the world of folk art and the history of the museum to you. No reservations are required for docent tours, which are available:
10:30 & 11:30AM and 2:00PM. To confirm the day’s tours, please call the museum front desk at 505-476-1204.Learn More