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!
Honorary Co-chairs Ali MacGraw and Luis Tapia and the Gala Committees invite you to a spirited evening benefiting the Museum of International Folk Art.
Saturday, November 4, 2017 – 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
Post-Noche 8:30 p.m. to midnight
Raffle – Costume Contest – Face Painting – Dancing & Entertainment
TICKETS TO POST-NOCHE (See Below) ARE STILL AVAILABLE.
Tickets to Post-Noche
On-line tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple, includes one drink per person and a fantastic dessert buffet. Cash bar. Proceeds from Noche de Muertos support the Museum of International Folk Art’s exhibitions and educational programs through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF). MNMF is the private non-profit 501 c 3 suppoiting the Museum of International Folk Art, a division of the State of New Mexico’s Department of Cultural Affairs. All corporate and individual philanthropic contributions flow directly through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation to MoIFA. MNMF is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Tax ID: 85-0202503.
Tickets at the door are $45. per person