There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Procceds benefit exhibtiions are programs at the Museum of International Folk Art through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.
Clean out your closets, garage and gather your gently used folk art treasures to donate to the Folk Art Flea! Clothing, scarves, jewelry, textiles, rugs, wall hangings, masks, wood carvings, figurines (no toaster ovens, please) toys, - and get a tax donation form for the 2016 tax year.
Friends of Folk Art volunteers will be in the staff parking lot to accept your donations. The access road for the staff parking lot in between the Main visitor parking lot on Camino Lejo and the entrance to the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. Two more donation days are scheduled this fall: Saturday November 5 and Saturday December 3, from 10am to 2 pm. If you have large or heavy items you need help with, or none of the donation days work for you; please call the Folk Art Flea hotline at (505) 476-1201 and leave a message so we can make the necessary arrangements.
The 8th Annual Folk Art Flea will be on Saturday May 6, 2017.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Fabulous live flamenco guitar music in the gallery with Ronaldo Baca. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico. By Museum admission: New Mexico resident seniors (60 &up) with I.D. admitted FREE every Wednesday. New Mexico residents $7.00; out-of-state-visitors $12.00. Final concert of the guitar series.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Feng Shui discussion with Carol Olmstead
Feng Shui Master Practitioner
Feng Shui for Real Life LLC
Join Feng Shui expert Carol Olmstead for a discussion of the basics of contemporary Feng Shui and how she and Curator Felicia Katz-Harris applied these principles into the design of the acclaimed exhibition Sacred Realm: Blessings and Good Fortune Across Asia. The exhibit uses objects from the museum’s Asian Art collection to show how people of diverse cultures use objects of divine power to seek good health and longevity, love and fertility, prosperity and luck, and peace and safety. Similarly, people today use Feng Shui principals to rearrange their homes and workplaces to attract these attributes-essentially blessings and good fortune. Carol’s lecture will include a discussion of the Five Power Principals of cotentemporary Feng Shui, and how she used these to advise on the placement of colors, shapes, and objects to achieve balance and harmony in the exhibition. Following the lecture, Carol will answer questions and sign copies of her award-winning book Feng Shui Quick Guide for Home and Office: Secrets for Attracting Wealth, Harmony and Love.
Photo: Feng Shui Cosmological Diagram, San Chay (Yao) culture, Early 20th century, Northeastern Vietnam, Paper and ink. Gift of Mark Rapoport, M.D. and Jane C. Hughes, Museum of International Folk Art (A.2015.71.3)
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The first of four Langniappe lectures exclusively for Friends of Folk Art members
Afghan woman wake each morning surrounded by boundaried-- walled compounds, voluminous burqas, and rules dictated by their menfolk. Embroidered boundaries also enclose their exquisite khamak handwork. The 200 women of the Kandahar Treasure workshops bravely leave their homes to revive a textile tradition and earn income that is changing their lives.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Everyone is cordially invited to decorate sugar skulls, write a leaf for the cosmic tree of life, enjoy life music by Los Flores del Valle and a dance performance by Los Ninos de Santa Fe, sample pan de muerto.
FREE Admission is sponsored by the Folk Art Committee and the Friends of Folk Art, supporting the Museum of International Folk Art through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.
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