There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meet the artists! Join MOIFA in celebrating recent collaborations with local artists as part of the ongoing museum exhibition Community Through Making in the Gallery of Conscience:
Eliza Naranjo Morse and the 1st and 4th grade Cultural Arts classes at the Kha’p’o Community School
Inspired by the work of international artists who use recycled materials, the students spent the fall semester creating the many weavings, sculptures and digital artworks that will be on display in the gallery.
Alas de Agua Art collective and Three Sisters Collective
In July, members of two local collectives joined with founders of Peruvian art collective, Amapolay, to create a public mural on the south side of Santa Fe. Titled Fronteras y Semillas/ Borders and Seeds, the mural explores the deep connections across the Americas. The mural is located on Avenida Contenta on the corner of Monte Verde Place. At the museum, see images of the mural and videos of it being painted.
Community Through Making now on exhibit through May 3, 2020
Community through Making From Peru to New Mexico January 6, 2019 - May 3, 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.
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, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
First Sunday of Every Month is free to NM Residents.
16 and under always FREE
NM Seniors FREE on Wednesdays
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