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

Free Virtual Family Mornings at Folk Art
Family Featured Event Workshop

Free Virtual Family Mornings at Folk Art

March 14, 2021

Join us on Sunday, March 14th at 11 am for our free virtual Family Mornings at Folk Art Museum featuring Grab-and-Go Art Kits and a Zoom program. The Zoom program will include Story Time and ‘Show-and-Tell’ Time for the children to share their Art. 

By registering, you are consenting to your child being on camera and audio throughout the duration of the program.  

Grab-and-Go Kits will be available for pick up Friday prior to the day of the Zoom meeting. Please register in advance to receive the art kit, which will include instructions and supplies for the project. Supplies are limited, and kits are only available as they last. 

Register for the Grab-n-Go Kits, or the Family Morning Zoom meeting, or both Here:

About the Museum of International Folk Art:  

Founded in 1953 by Florence Dibell Bartlett, the Museum of International Folk Art’s mission is to foster understanding of the traditional arts to illuminate human creativity and shape a humane world. The museum holds the world’s largest international folk art collection of more than 150,000 objects from six continents and over 150 nations, representing a broad range of global artists whose artistic expressions make Santa Fe an international crossroads of culture. For many visitors, fascination with folk art begins upon seeing the whimsical toys and traditional objects within the Girard Collection. For others, the international textiles, ceramics, carvings and other cultural treasures in the Neutrogena Collection provide the allure.  The museum’s historic and contemporary Latino and Hispano folk art collections, spanning the Spanish Colonial period to modern-day New Mexico, reflect how artists respond to their time and place in ways both delightful and sobering. In 2010, the museum opened the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience, where exhibitions encourage visitors to exchange ideas on complex issues of human rights and social justice.

 706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, NM 87505. (505) 476-1200.

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Free Activity Kits for Spring Break / Kits de Arte Gratuitos

Free Activity Kits for Spring Break / Kits de Arte Gratuitos

March 16, 2021 through March 18, 2021
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Hands-On Activity Kit for Spring Break Fun! Make your own Seashell Mosaic, Sailor’s Valentine! FREE art activity kits provided by the Museum of International Folk Art.

Kits will be available for pick up at the Southside Library starting March 16th during the library’s regular curbside hours. Tues the 16th, Wed the 17th, Thurs the 18th, & Sat the 20th, 12-5:30 p.m. Kits will be available while supplies last.

Southside Library Address: 6599 Jaguar Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507

¡Kit de arte para divertirse durante las vacaciones de primavera! 

¡Haz un mosaico de conchas marinas, san valentín de marinero! Kits de art GRATUITOS proporcionados por el Museum of International Folk Art. Los kits estarán disponibles para recoger en la biblioteca de Southside a partir del 16 de marzo,  durante las horas de servicio de recogida de pedidos en la acera. Martes, miércoles, jueves y sábado, de 12 a 5:30 p.m. Los kits estarán disponibles hasta agotar existencias.

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Lone Piñon Film Screening & Charla ~ Talk with Lone Pinon & Producer/Director Cody Edison

Screening of the film “And Those Who Dance it Surrender Their Hearts to Each Other”, a short documentary on the New Mexican band Lone Piñon followed by a charla (chat) and Q & A with the film director, Cody Edison, and members of the band, Jordan Wax and Tanya Nuñez. 

Watch the film on MOIFA’s You Tube: on March 21 at 2 pm, or on our Facebook page  Facebook onMarch 22 st 2 pm.

Then join the discussion with Cody Edison and band members  on  March 24 at 2 pm on Zoom, on the making of the film, the formation and development of the band and their dedication to New Mexican Hispano folk music. This will be followed by a lively Q & A with the audience.

Register in advance for the Zoom Q & A, Charla ~ Talk


Film Synopsis:

"And Those Who Dance it Surrender Their Hearts to Each Other is a portrait of Lone Piñon, a Northern New Mexican string band celebrating their region’s cultural roots. With fiddles, upright bass, accordions, vihuela, mandolin, guitars, jarana huasteca, and vocals in Spanish, English, Nahuatl and P’urepecha, they play a wide spectrum of the traditional music that is at home in New Mexico. The musicians have learned from elder musicians (such as Antonia Apodaca) who instilled in them a respect for continuity of the community based social and dance music. Noah Martinez, Jordan Wax, Leticia Gonzales and Greg Glassman have brought the language of New Mexico traditional music and related regional traditions back onto the modern stage, back onto dance floors, and back into the ears of a young generation."

“The group played with great energy, authenticity, and devotion... a nice variety of old-time Mexican musical rhythms. I really dug right into the first cut (in the film)...”— Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records

Artist Bios:

Cody Edison grew up in Idaho and he currently resides in Los Angeles, California. In 2012, he received his BFA in photography and media from CalArts. The discovery of Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music became both a cultural gold mine and practical one. Edison co-produced Re-Envisioning America (2010-2012), a multi-media homage to the Anthology with colleagues at CalArts. These productions were widely hailed as among the most significant tributes to American music that the CalArts community had ever seen or heard. Following the sucesss of this project Edison became dedicated to filming performances of regional roots musicians who are renewing and preserving folk traditions in North America. And Those Who Dance it Surrender Their Hearts to Each Other (2018) received the Best Documentary Feature Award from the Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival in Louisiana. It has screened in Mexico, Canada and widely through out the United States. In 2021, the film was added to the permanent collections of the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Library of Congress (American Folklife Center) in Washington, D.C.

Jordan Wax (violin, piano- and three-row accordions, mandolin, guitar, vocals) grew up in Missouri and was traditionally trained by master Ozark fiddler Fred Stoneking and Central Missouri dance fiddler John White.  He worked as bandleader and accordionist for a Yiddish dance band for years before his work with Missouri and New Mexican fiddle styles inspired him to travel to Mexico for a 6-month immersion in Mexican huapango fiddling, where he learned from Rolando "El Quecho" Hernández of Trio Chicontepec, Casimiro Granillo of Trio Chicamole, and a variety of local fiddlers in the Huasteca region of San Luis Potosí.  His studies of traditional New Mexico dance music have been guided and inspired in the past years by Tomas Maes (mandolinist of Santa Fe, NM) and Antonia Apodaca (accordionist and guitarist of Rociada, NM). In 2018 he travelled to Morelia, Michoacán for a few weeks of intensive study with master son calentano violinist Serafin Ibarra Cortez and P’urepecha elder and composer Tata Pedro Dimas.


Tanya Nuñez (upright bass, guitar, vocals) was born in southern New Mexico. Growing up in a musical family, no celebration was complete without music and dance: rancheras, polkas, valses and cumbias.  She has worked as a bassist in a variety of traditions from classical, tango, Persian and Arabic, to country, rock and funk/soul. Though she plays many styles, the beautiful and diverse music of the Southwest US and Mexico holds a special place in her heart and she is honored to study and share it.


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