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
Tramp art is an endlessly curious art form found mostly in Europe and North America, but whose origins remain unclear.
In her lecture, Lisa Stone, curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will ponder German connections to American tramp art, and variations on the urge to carve and assemble, including Junkerhaus in Germany, Karl Junker’s astonishingly original tramp art-esque architectural wonder that is carved inside and out.
Sunday, September 9, 2pm
Auditorium at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Museum Hill, Santa Fe
By museum admission
In conjunction with the Museum of International Folk Art exhibition No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art, closing September 16
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Museum Hill Partners invite the public to see the Museums and the Botanical Garden for FREE!
Join six Museum Hill partners for a traditional Matanza pig roast, Native dances, storytelling, bead sale and exchange, hands‑on activities, artist demonstrations, refreshments, and more!
Admission and all hands-on activities are FREE for New Mexico residents and guests alike.
10:00 AM • Sky City Buffalo Elk Dance Group (Acoma Pueblo). Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian (WMAI)
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM • Tin Workshop. Get a brief introduction to working with tin and make your own ornament. Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts (MOSCA)
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM • Nature Crafts in the garden. Santa Fe Botanical Garden (SFBG)
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM • Matanza Traditional Pig Roast. $12 per person, $6 children under 7 years of age. Join the Spanish Colonial Arts Society for this annual social ritual that celebrates the harvest of meat and the bonds of immediate and extended families. MOSCA
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM • Gerardo’s Andale Food Truck. WMAI
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM • Docent Tours. Take a tour through the garden, ask questions and learn how to incorporate elements of the landscaping into your own backyard. SFBG
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM • Community Chalk Mural. SFBG
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale - FINAL DAY. Laboratory of Anthropology
11:00 AM • Children’s Crafts Session. WMAI
12:00 PM • Sky City Buffalo Elk Dance Group (Acoma Pueblo). WMAI
12:00 to 4:00 PM • Hollis Chitto (Choctaw / Laguna / Isleta Pueblo), a rising star in the beading world, offers a Beading Demonstration. Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC)
12:00 to 4:00 PM • Bead It! Activity. Design and create your own unique bead with polymer clay. MIAC
12:00 to 4:00 PM • Community Bead Exchange. Have fun going through your collection, price the beads you want to exchange, and trade with others. Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA)
1:00 PM • The Earth Turns: Autumnal Equinox with Flute by Glee Briggs. Join the Labyrinth Resource Group of Santa Fe for a special labyrinth walk. Milner Plaza
1:00 PM • INNASTATE. Santa Fe’s contemporary reggae band performs on Milner Plaza. MIAC
1:00 to 2:00 PM • Marie Romero Cash, author and a Master of Lifetime Achievement in the Spanish Market, reads from several of her books about the art and culture of the Southwest, including excerpts from her Jemimah Hodge Mystery Series. MOSCA
1:00 to 3:00 PM • Melanie Yazzie (Navajo) presents a Printmaking Demonstration. WMAI
1:00 to 4:00 PM • Community Seed Exchange. Bring seeds you want to trade or share with others and learn about how seeds have moved around the world through trade. SFBG
1:30 PM • Storyteller Joe Hayes. WMAI
2:00 PM • Children’s Crafts Session. WMAI
2:00 PM • Acoma Rain Dance Group performs on Milner Plaza. MIAC
3:00 PM • INNASTATE. Santa Fe’s contemporary reggae band performs on Milner Plaza. MIAC
3:00 to 4:00 PM • Salsa Dancing Presentation with Darrin Visarraga. Beginners’ class of salsa dancers perform routines then invite audience participation. MOSCA
3:30 PM • Storyteller Joe Hayes. WMAI
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