Events

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

Museum Closed
Closure

Museum Closed

November 23, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Closed for Thanksgiving

The Museum of International Folk Art will be closed Thursday November 23, 2017 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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First Sunday- NM residents Free
Exhibition Opening Family

First Sunday- NM residents Free

December 3, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico resident free day!

From 1 to 4 pm Celebrate the opening of Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru with live music by Baracutanga and a reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

New Mexico residents admitted free the first Sunday of each month. Youth 16 and under and members of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation always admitted free!

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Opening of Crafting Memory
Performance Featured Event Exhibition Opening

Opening of Crafting Memory

December 3, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Opening events include live music by Barautanga and a reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

Meet artist Qarla Quispe of Warmichic, Peru, enjoy music workshops with Baracutanga at 1, 2 and 3 PM plus a reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

This exhibition explores the new directions taken by current Peruvian folk artists during the recent decades of social and political upheaval and economic change. The exhibition will highlight the biographies and social histories of contemporary artists along with examples of work that preserve family tradition, reimagine older artforms, reclaim pre-Columbian techniques and styles, and forge new directions for arte popular in the 21st century.

The past forty years have been a time of tremendous change in the Andes, beginning with the Agrarian Reform of 1969 that broke up the large haciendas; a twenty-year internal armed conflict with the Shining Path that engulfed the 1980’s and 1990’s and claimed nearly 70,000 lives; economic swings, rapid development, the recent large investment in preserving archaeological heritage and the current booming tourism industry. 

All of these forces have all shaped the lives of artists and informed the art they create.  Crafting Memory visits a series of contemporary folk artists in Peru and places their work within this larger framework of Peruvian history and social change. The exhibition will explore the many routes through which craft and folk arts are learned and practiced, including multigenerational crafting families, self-taught artisans, and others who came to folk arts as a means of economic survival during the time of violence.  The show includes a third generation silversmith reviving the art of tupus or shawl stick pins that were worn during the Inca Empire; the art of war orphans from the 1980’s who were trained in traditional arts to give hope in dark times; and a collective of young artists in Lima using the medium of silk screening to promote conversations between rural highland and jungle communities with their counterpart migrant neighborhoods in the city, celebrating their shared arts, culture, and customs and emphasizing the value of the handmade, and the ideas, values, and aesthetics that arise from Cultura Popular - common people and everyday

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Donation Drop off Day
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Featured Event Family

Donation Drop off Day

December 9, 2017
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Volunteers will cheerfully accept your donation of gently used folk art items  (ceramics, ethnic apparel, jewelry, small furniture, framed art, sculpture, linens, masks, figurines) in exchange for a tax-deductible donation receipt, from 11AM to 2 pm at the Museum of International Folk Art, on Museum Hill. If you have large items, or a lot to donate, please call the Folk Art Flea Hotline at 476-1201.

The 8th Annual Folk Art Flea will be held on Saturday May 5, 2018. All proceeds support exhibitions and educational programs at the Museum of International Folk Art, through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Current Friends of Folk Art members will be admitted for early shopping, before the general public, from 9 A.M. until 10 A.M. Please contact the Foundation at 505-982-6366 ext. 100 to become a member and join the Friends of Folk Art.

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Museum Closed
Closure

Museum Closed

December 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Museum Closed December 25

The Museum of International Folk Art will be closed Monday December 25, 2017

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Museum Closed
Closure

Museum Closed

January 1, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Musuem of International Folk Art will be closed Monday January 1, 2018

The Musuem of International Folk Art will be closed Monday January 1, 2018

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3rd Annual Lunar New Year Celebration
Performance Featured Event Family

3rd Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

February 18, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Third annual community celebration of Lunar New Year

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Cigar Box Guitar Workshop
Family Performance Workshop

Cigar Box Guitar Workshop

March 3, 2018 through March 4, 2018
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A two-day workshop for youth 10 to 18.

The Museum of International Folk Art presents a workshop for youth ages 10 to 18 years old.  Create your own cigar box guitar under the guidance of master folk musician Cipriano Vigil, Enjoy two days of guitar-making and music, and leave with your own cigar box guitar. No experience required.  The workshop will conclude Sunday afternoon  March 4 with a performance by Cipriano and La Familia Vigil.

$25.00 for the two -day workshop, scholarships available. To reserve a spot or for questions:laura.addison@state.nm.us or call 505.476.1224

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9th Annual Folk Art Flea
Family Featured Event

9th Annual Folk Art Flea

May 5, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Current members of Friends of Folk Art shop from 9 to 10 am!

A dazzling array of folk art treasures at bargain prices.

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Fourth Annual Museum Hill Community Day
Family Featured Event

Fourth Annual Museum Hill Community Day

September 23, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Museum Hill Partners invite the public  the Museums and the Botanical Garden FREE!

Special events and activities at the Museum of International Folk Art, The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, The Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden, with activites by the International Folk Art Alliance and the National Parks Service.

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