Deatil of colcha embroidery [A-1965-31]

Our History

The Museum of International Folk Art was founded by Florence Dibell Bartlett based on the belief that folk art would foster “an appreciation of the culture and craft of other countries” and provide “one avenue for a closer understanding between men.”

Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025

The Museum of International Folk Art expands the understanding of folk art and encourages dialogue about traditions, cultural identity, community, and aesthetics. The museum is a dynamic, multidimensional learning environment that is an integral part of community life. Our collection and programming provide important connections between past, present, and future folk art and related traditions.

Our Partners

The Museum of International Folk Art is part of the State of New Mexico's Department of Cultural Affairs, a diverse organization comprised of museums, libraries, historic sites and more.

Our Staff

Museum administration, education and curatorial staff titles and emails


The Museum houses a conservation laboratory to preserve and protect the museum collections