There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This display is a tribute to Syrian artistry, creative triumphs, and cultural heritage. Featured objects include Syrian clothing dating from the 19th century to mid-20th century, musical instruments, painted and inlaid boxes, traditional cookie molds, coffee pots, contemporary glassworks handmade in Damascus in 2017, and more.
Since 2011, Syria has been plagued by conflict and civil war leading to a current humanitarian crisis. All over the news, we see images of devastated ruins of what were once thriving cities and cultural centers such as Aleppo, Homs, Kobane, and others; images and stories of unfathomable human suffering. But this is not the only side of Syria. Pointing to the country’s artistic traditions and cultural and religious diversity, the Museum of International Folk Art will display and highlight its collection of Syrian folk art in Lloyd’s Treasure Chest.
Lloyd’s Treasure Chest is named for the gallery’s benefactor, the late Lloyd Cotsen, former CEO of the Neutrogena Corporation. In 1995, Cotsen and the Neutrogena Corporation donated the Neutrogena Gallery, Lloyd’s Treasure Chest, a state-of-the-art storage facility, and an important collection of international folk art. Lloyd’s Treasure Chest is an open storage concept gallery that allows visitors to view collections objects that are not on view in the museum’s formal exhibitions. In addition to the gallery being a place where visitors can explore the meaning of folk art, collections items are rotated from storage into thematic displays set in the Treasure Chest.
This thematic display, Artistic Heritage: Syrian Folk Art is presented in collaboration with the New Mexico History Museum their upcoming exhibition, Syria: Cultural Patrimony under Threat, opening June 23, 2017. June 4 is the first Sunday of the month, admission is free for New Mexico residents; youth 16 and under and members of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation are always free!
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SOLD OUT Friends of Folk Art tour of Mexico City
This trip is full.
This Trip Includes:
- Hotel Accommodations
- Some Airport Transfers
- Entry fees to museums
- Two artist workshops
- Comfortable / Secure Transportation in a Sprinter van
- Breakfasts at the hotel, 6 lunches and 3 dinners
- Ballet Folklórico Performance tickets
- Round trip airfare to Mexico City
- Personal Expenses, extra beverages and alcoholic drinks
- Trip insurance (It is recommended that travelers purchase trip insurance)
- Airport transfers for arrival and departure times not compatible with group transfers
- Tips for guides and drivers
Price and Payment Information This trip is open only to current members of Friends of Folk Art. The total price per person based on double occupancy is $2,130. The single supplement is $350. This price includes a $250 donation to the Museum of International Folk Art through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and is tax deductible and does not include aire fare. A deposit of $500/person is due upon registration and confirmation.
Cancellation and Refund Policy If a cancellation is made before April 1, 2017, you will receive a full refund. Partial refunds less the $250 donation and any non-refundable expenses will be considered until July 1, 2017. No refunds will be made for trip cancellations after July 1, 2017.
About Khristaan Villela Khristaan D. Villela, PhD is the Director of the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM. He specializes in the history of Pre-Columbian and Latin American art, and on the reception of ancient American culture in the modern world. He has curated exhibitions at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, the Miho Museum, Kyoto, Japan, and the New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe. Most recently he was consulting curator for Miguel Covarrubias: Drawing a Cosmopolitan Line, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe (2014). He is the author of Ancient Civilizations of the Americas: Man, Nature, and Spirit in Pre-Columbian Art (Miho Museum, 2011); The Aztec Calendar Stone (with Mary Miller, Getty Publications, 2010); and Contemporary Mexican Architecture and Design (with Ellen Bradbury Reid and Logan Wagner, Gibbs Smith Publications, 2002). Khristaan grew up in a home filled with Mexican folk art and is an enthusiastic supporter of folk artists.
About Marina Aguirre Marina began her professional life as a banker but made a major career change to follow her passions of history and anthropology. She has a master’s degree in Ethno History and is a Ph.D. candidate in History. Her dissertation is “The roots of patronage in the religious celebrations of villages in Chiapas, Mexico in the 16th & 17th centuries.” Based in Merida, Yucatan, Marina has led previous trips to Mexico City and to other areas of Mexico including Chiapas and Oaxaca for the past five years. www.marinaaguirre.blogspot.com