There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
After 30 years, the beloved Morris Miniature Circus returns to the Museum of International Folk Art. Built over the course of 40 years by W.J. “Windy” Morris (1904–1978) of Amarillo, Texas, the Morris Miniature Circus is a 3/8”-scale model of a 1920s circus that was acquired by the museum in 1984 and last exhibited in 1986.
The Morris Circus is modeled after a 1930s “railroad circus,” back in the days when a circus would come to town by rail, set up in a day, perform for a local audience, then pack up and move on to the next venue. Morris fondly remembered the excitement that accompanied the arrival of the circus of his youth—with its steam calliope, horse-drawn circus wagons, and parade of performers and animals—and sought to preserve those memories when he began the Morris Circus in the 1930s. The Circus consists of an estimated 100,000 pieces, all made by Morris through a variety of techniques from woodcarving and painting to clay modeling and mold making. The return of the Morris Miniature Circus will be accompanied by a range of activities and public programs. Gift of Mrs. Jo A. Ellett, Museum of International Folk Art (A.1984.433.1V) Come to the Museum of International Folk Art for circus celebration featuring Wise Fool New Mexico, a parade, jugglers, stilt walkers and more! Hands on projects for ages 3 to 103. All by Museum Admission, New Mexico residents FREE on Sundays. Youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members always free!
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tax deuctible donations of gently used folk art for the 7th Annual Folk Art Flea accepted at the Museum of International Folk Art
Clean out your garage, your closets and trunks! Get a tax deduction for donating your gently used folk art to the Folk Art Flea! Friendly committee members will be available from Noon to 4pm to cheerfully accept your donations to the 7th Annual Folk Art Flea begining on Monday April 4th and continuing daily through and including Saturday April 9, 2016. If you have a lot to donate, or large heavy items- please call the Folk Art Flea Hotline at (505) 476-1201 to make special arrangements. Due to the volume of donations, we are unable to accept any donations after April 9, 2016.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Museum of New Mexico Foundation Gift Shops are pleased to bring a special show and sale of aboriginal artwork. Better World Arts is a cooperative supporting a cross cultural project with Aboriginal Artists in Adelaide, Australia. The three-day show and sale includes a slide show lecture each day at 1:30pm. Shop World Wise!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Enjoy light refreshments and art work by students participating in the Museum of International Folk Art’s after School Program from 2 to 4pm.
The opening of the Second Annual Students Art exhibit is celebrated with refreshments in the Museum Atrium from 2 to 4pm.
The Student Art exhibition continues in the Museum Atrium through May 1, 2016.
The after school program is supported by the Ames Family Foundation, Toni Fammartino, Diane Gibbs, Carol and Dirk Novosad, Patricia Arscott La Farge Foundation for Folk Art, Carole and J. Edd Stepp, Suzanne and Joel Sugg, Courtney and Scott Taylor, Wells Fargo, Woods Design Builders, Inc. and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and donors to the MOIFA Education Fund.
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
FREE evening featuring Youth music and MOIFA’s exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico
The public is cordially invited to an evening highlighting local youth with music and more! EmiArte Flamenco featuring Vicente Griego, La Emi, Calvin Hazen, Carlos Menchaca and the Maria Benitez Institute for Spanish Arts Students. Santa Fe Holy Faith BreakDancers Choking on Air
Food! Art making! Youth resource tables and Door Prizes!
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A series of free lectures exclusively for current Friends of Folk Art members.This is the last lecture in the 2015/2016 series and will be held at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture theater
Ecomuseums in southwest China were adopted in the 1990s. Carrie Hertz, Curator of Textiles and Costume, will trace their development and examine, in the face of rapid change, their current strategies for conserving the the cultural life of thnic majority groups.
To RSVP, send email to email@example.com or call the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s Friends Hotline at (505) 982-7799 extension 8.