There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Museum of International Folk Art Director Khristaan Villela, Ph.D., will speak on Alexander Girard’s world, from his work for Herman Miller and Braniff Airlines, to Hemisfair ’68 and his contributions to mid-century modern design, and how these all connect to the Museum of International Folk Art’s Girard Wing and the permanent installation he designed.
Join program held with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in downtown Santa fe at their Museum Education Annex, 123 Grant Avenue. $15, includes Museum admission. For tickets go to https://www.okeeffemuseum.org/event/breakfast-with-okeeffe-girards-world/
Learn more about the traveling exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art through October 27th, 2019: Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe http://www.internationalfolkart.org/exhibition/3815/alexander-girard-a-designer-039s-universe
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.
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.
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