There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The public is cordially invited to celebrate the opening of Quilts of Southwest China. Enjoy artist demonstrations, and a reception.
Chinese quilts have received little attention from scholars, collectors, or museums. The examples featured here offer an introduction based on new research by a bi-national consortium of American and Chinese museums, including participation by the Museum of International Folk Art. Embodying layers of history, identity, and expertise, these quilts reveal new insights into the contemporary lives of minority communities adapting to a period of great change in China.
In southwest China, traditional bed coverings, clothing, and household items have long been made from patched and appliqued scraps to create artistic and functional textiles. A bi-national consortium of American and Chinese museums has worked together to document and research these quilts, an art form little known outside certain ethnic minority communities. Although the making and using of these quilts have declined, a surge of renewed interest among scholars, artists, and locals is leading to growing efforts to study the textiles and the skills needed to continue making them.
FREE ADMISSION is sponsored by the Sangre de Cristo Needlepointers.
This exhibit is sponsored by The Henry Luce Foundation. Additional support comes from the International Folk Art Foundation; the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and donors to the Exhibitions Development Fund; and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Project partners include Yunnan Nationalities Museum (Kunming, Yunnan, China); Anthropology Museum of Guangxi (Nanning, Guangxi, China); Guizhou Nationalities Museum (Guiyang, Guizhou, China); Michigan State University Museum (East Lansing, Michigan, USA); Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana, USA); the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA); the American Folklore Society; and the Chinese Folklore Society.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join artists in the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience
Join International folk art market artists Manisha Mishra and Cilau Valadez talk about current issues as part of the exhibition Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Marketplace, on display in the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience.
This program is during the International folk art market; tickets are available on line at International Folk Art Market| Santa Fe, and by phone from Hold My Ticket at 505.886.1251.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Flamenco Music workshop with Jesus Munoz
Guests attending the international folk art market are invited to join Jesus Munoz for an extry level Flamenco workshop. Learn a few dance steps and some different rythms associated with the music and dance of Flamenco. No experience necessary- open to All! Ole. This workshop will be in the Joan & Clifford Vernick Auditorium, inside the Museum of International Folk Art.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience.
Join International folk artists Lulama Sihlabeni and Claudio Jimenez Quipse talk about current issues as part of the exhibition Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Marketplace, on display in the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience. This program is during the International folk art market; tickets are available on line at International Folk Art Market| Santa Fe, and by phone from Hold My Ticket at 505.886.1251.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
hands-on workshop for the entire family
Guests attending the international folk art market are invited to a Drum and Dance workshop with Frank and Pilar Leto. Frank Leto of PANdemonium and Pilar Leto of the Odara Dance Ensemble will present a hands-on workshop for the whole family on the connection between drum and dance. Dancing and drumming go hand in hand in many cultures. Frank and Pilar will demonstrate and teach the music and dance of Trinidad, Brazil and Cuba. Presented in the Joan & Clifford Vernick Auditorium, inside the Museum of International Folk Art.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Textile workshops no experience necessary
Zarina Kenjaeva is a master artisan of embroidered Suzani textiles who began exhibiting her work at the International Folk Art Market in 2005. Her Suzani’s are made from silk yarns dyed in her family’s Carpet Weaving Training School in Bukhara. During this workshop she will demonstrate traditional Uzbek suzani embroidery including drawing and hand stitching. Participants will learn a variety of Suzani stitches with materials from a kit provided. 10:00am-4:00pm, Zocalo Community Room. Cost: workshop and kit $90. Space is limited!
To register and pay by credit card, call Laura at 505.476.1203. Registration has been extended to June 23, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Textile arts workshop - no experience necessary!
Abduljabbar Khatri, Co-Founder of Sidr Craft, works with 150 artisans to produce Bandhani resist-dyed scarves and shawls. This ancient technique is practiced by generations of artisans in Gujarat, India. During the workshop you will learn two techniques of bandhani tie and dye and also a clamp resist dye approach. The $75 cost includes materials to make 2 silk scarves. Space is limited. To register and pay by Credit Card, call Laura 505.476.1203.
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
A collaborative summer program on Museum Hill at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden and the Museum of International Folk Art.
Tuesday & Thursday July 25 & 27- Make notched paper frames with James Holmes, presented in conjunction with the exhibition No Idle Hands: The Myths and Meanings of Tramp Art. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of six or more, please call Patricia at 505.476.1212 to guarantee free museum admission.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Select Wednesday afternoons
Join Luis Campos for Flamenco guitar in the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico. By Museum admission, New Mexico resident seniours (age 60 & up) FREE every Wednesday. Youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members always free!
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