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

First Sunday- NM residents Free
Family Featured Event

First Sunday- NM residents Free

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

New Mexico resident free day!

New Mexico residents are admitted free the first Sunday of each month.

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México Mágico: Magical Mexico City
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Members-only Travel and Tours

México Mágico: Magical Mexico City

September 4, 2017 through September 12, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SOLD OUT  Friends of Folk Art tour of Mexico City

This trip is full.

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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.

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Flamenco En Vivo
Performance Featured Event

Flamenco En Vivo

September 6, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Final live music in the Joan & Clifford Vernick Auditorium

Join Flamenco artists from Casa Flamenca for the final live Flamenco in the Joan and Clifford Vernick.  Curator Nicolasa Chavez will be adding her voice to the Casa Flamenca Final Fiesta!   By Museum admission, New Mexico resident Seniors (age 60 & up) FREE on Wednesdays; youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members always free.

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Art of the the Cigar and Its Boxes
Lectures and Talks Featured Event

Art of the the Cigar and Its Boxes

September 15, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

In conjunction with the exhibitions No Idle Hands (MOIFA) and Out of the Box (NMHM).

Lecture, The Art of the Cigar and Its Boxes with Dr. Loy Glenn Westfall at the New Mexico History Museum. Co-presented by the Museum of International Folk Art and the New Mexico History Museum in conjunction with the exhibitions No Idle Hands (MOIFA) and Out of the Box (NMHM). New Mexico History Museum Auditorium, 113 Lincoln Avenue. Free with museum admission Image caption: Tramp art miniature dresser with cigar box labels inside drawers, late 19th-early 20th century. Gift of Helene and David Mintz, IFAF Collection, Museum of International Folk Art (FA.2016.25.5)

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3rd Annual Museum Hill Community Day
Performance Featured Event Family

3rd Annual Museum Hill Community Day

September 24, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FREE Family-friendly fun for all from 9am to 5 pm!

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts,  The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden,  The National Park Service,  The Museum of International Folk Art,  and The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian are All FREE for this annual celebration.

The Museum of International Folk Art celebrates the 3rd Annual Museum Hill Community Day with SPECIAL HOURS- OPEN 9AM to 5PM.

Form 1-4 PM enjoy live music by the Varsity Marimba Band from the Academy for Technology and the Classics; and hands-on art making for ages 3 to 103 making notched and layered paper photo frames in conjunction with the exhibition No Idle Hands: The Myths and Meanings of Tramp Art inside the Museum.

For a complete list  of all Museum Hill Community Day events visit  The International Folk Art Alliance 

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