There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.

A Gathering of Voices
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A Gathering of Voices

December 16, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 AM

Public Opening: Join us for Free admission, live music, hands-on art projects at the the opening of A Gathering of Voices: Folk Art from the Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg Collection.

  • Enjoy live jazz music by the Cyrus Campbell Group
  • Make festive candle holders with ceramic artists Mary Olson and Lucy Ranney
  • Refreshments by the Women’s Board of Museum of New Mexico, 2:00-4:00 pm

Join us for the opening of A Gathering of Voices: Folk Art from the Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg Collection. The exhibition celebrates the promised gift to the Museum of International Folk Art of the collection of Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg. The museum opens the exhibition Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. It runs through Aug. 25, 2019.

The opening reception will be held Sunday, Dec. 16 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Museum of International Folk Art. The day’s festivities include live jazz music by the Cyrus Campbell Group. Ceramic artists Mary Olson and Lucy will help patrons make festive clay candle holders.

Refreshments from 2 – 4 p.m. , hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico. Free admission for everyone sponsored by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, Fund for Museum Education.

Comprised primarily of ceramic traditions from Mexico, Spain, France, Hungary, Morocco and numerous other countries, the collection also includes rich holdings of New Mexico santos, Latin American retablos and metalwork, furniture and textiles from around the world. The exhibition brings together the various voices of international cultures and living traditions, through the vision of one collector.

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Photo Credit: Detail of face jar, Giacomo Lo Bianco (Sicily), 1993-94, ceramic. Photo: Addison Doty

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2018 Winter Solstice Stroll on Museum Hill
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2018 Winter Solstice Stroll on Museum Hill

December 21, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 2018  1st Annual Winter Solstice Stroll on Museum Hill- Join us on Museum Hill as the museums stay open late, till 7pm, to celebrate the season on the winter solstice eve!

MOIFA, MIAC and MOSCA on the Hill will be open with Free admission. Enjoy the holiday season with family and friends while enjoying activities at the Museum of International Folk Art including:

  • Family Friendly Make and take your own farolito
  • Visit our mercado with handmade holiday gifts from local artisans and the museum shop, last minute gifts from $5.00 and up
  • Listen to Celtic Harp Duo, Linda Larkin and Claire Breitinger
  • Enjoy hot apple cider and home made biscochitos

Other Events on the Hill Include-

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art: Doors are open to the public to view our nationally acclaimed show GenNext: Future so Bright while enjoying a holiday atmosphere of music, song, and food. 4–4:30 pm: Santa Fe Desert Chorale Caroling. Entertainment by the Santo Niño Marimba Bandof Angels; create a hand-made ornament for the holidays – an Ojo de Dios; refreshments and more.

Free admission

Santa Fe Botanical Garden: Light up your holiday season with GLOW –Cosmic Nights! This annual event features thousands of twinkle lights and beautiful large scale light installations all aglow throughout the Botanical Garden. Enjoy live music, festive beverages, and meet Santa with the kiddos (12 and under get in free!). Join us for this delightful holiday tradition in Santa Fe.

Admission $10 for adults, kids 12 and under are free.


Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

  • 4 & 5:30 pm: Jemez Pueblo Buff alo Dancers
  • 5 & 6 pm: Tewa Women’s Choir, MIAC theater
  • 5:30 & 6:30 pm: Renata Yazzie (Diné) – pianist –playing a mix of classical and holiday music, Museum lobby
  • Open until 7 pm: The Colleen Cloney Duncan Museum Shop

Outdoor tree lighting. Ornament workshop for families/adults in Museum classroom. Festive holiday refreshments. Traditional Western holiday music sung in Diné piped outdoors.

Free admission.

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