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

Lectures and Talks

VIRTUAL TOUR "Folk Art Focus on Five"

July 27, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enchanted with MOIFA’s Girard Wing with its 10,000 pieces of vibrantly colored and fantastically arranged folk art from dozens of countries? Can’t wait to have a guided look? Here’s an opportunity —virtually— to tour Alexander Girard’s last massive art installation from the comfort of your home or hotel. Join us Tuesdays at 11am. The five “stop” tour lasts about 45 minutes. Register yourself now:

Jul 27, 2021 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond- On long-term display

The Girard Collection: Enduring Appeal It is entirely possible to be both delighted and overwhelmed by the Alexander Girard’s one-of-a-kind exhibition—even after more than thirty-five years. The vastness of the exhibit space, the complexity of the design, the sheer quantity of objects on display—the immensity and intensity can be overpowering. And compelling.That’s why Multiple Visions: A Common Bond has been the destination for well over a million first-time and repeat visitors to the Museum of International Folk Art. First, second, third, or countless times around, we find our gaze drawn by different objects, different scenes. With more than 10,000 objects to see, this exhibition continues to enchant museum visitors, staff and patrons. Explore multi-media highlights from the GIRARD WING.

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August 2, 2021
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Make an Ofrenda-- Altar

Pick up a kit at MOIFA on Monday, August 2 between 10 am and 2 pm, and get inspired by visiting the 2020 Altar Vision ofrenda by Arthur Lopez in the exhibit #mask: Creative Reponses to the Global Pandemic.

The kits will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Photo credit: 2020 Altar Vision, Arthur Lopez, 2020, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Museum of international Folk Art, photo:  Museum of international Folk Art

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Join us for a Zoom Talk on Masked Heroes: Native American Historical Resilience in the Face of the Pandemic with America Meredith.

America Meredith (Cherokee Nation) is an educator, author, artist, and independent curator, whose curatorial practice spans two decades. She is the publishing editor of First American Art Magazine and associate publisher at Noksi Press, a small, Cherokee-language publishing house. 

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America Meredith serves on the board of the Jacobson House Native Art Center and the Cherokee Arts and Humanities Council. Meredith taught early Native American art history at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Cherokee art history at the Cherokee Humanities class, and art history at Santa Fe Community College. She earned her MFA degree from the San Francisco Art Institute and her BFA from the University of Oklahoma. She ran Ahalenia Studios, an alternative art space in Santa Fe from 2009 to 2016.

Photo credits: Anita Fields (Osage/Muscogee), All My Heroes Wear Ribbon Work, 2020. Taffeta ribbons, thread, yarn, beads, brass bells, metal sequins, plastic pill pouch, photos printed on silk, embroidery thread. Photo courtesy of First American Art Magazine

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