Events

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

The 40th Anniversary of Alexander Girard’s Multiple Visions a Common Bond
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The 40th Anniversary of Alexander Girard’s Multiple Visions a Common Bond

December 4, 2022
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Join us for the special celebration of the 40th Anniversary of our permanent exhibition Multiple Visions: A Common Bond. Enjoy a full day of programming from hands-on activities, performances, and music.

Museum Admission and all events are FREE and open to the public!

PROGRAM

10:30 - 11:30 am

Docent-led Tour with Ann Murdy, Scenes of Mexico in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond*

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Docent-led Tour with Chris Durlak, Nativity Scenes in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond*

11:00 - 3:00 pm

Hands-on family craft activities

11:30 - 12:00 pm

Theater Grottesco presents Pinocchia*

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Docent-led tour with Jerri Straight, Girard Design in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond*

1:00 - 2:00 pm 

Discussion and slide presentation with Vince Bravo, mid-century modern specialist and Girard collector*

2:00 - 2:45 pm

Friends of Folk Art presents music by The Jay Heneghan Project

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Docent-led tour with Edelma Huntley, Food and Folk Art in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond*

2:00 - 4:00 pm 

Refreshments served by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Theater Grottesco presents Pinocchia*

3:45 - 4:30 pm

Friends of Folk Art presents music by The Jay Heneghan Project

*Provided with ASL interpretation

This event is sponsored by Museum of International Folk Art, International Folk Art Foundation, Museum of New Mexico Foundation, and Friends of Folk Art.

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VIRTUAL TOURS:
Lectures and Talks

VIRTUAL TOURS: "FAB FAVES" As the Girard Wing Turns 40

December 5, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kick-off the 40th Anniversary of the Alexander Girard Wing with the Museum of International Folk Art in December. As part of the Celebration, we invite you to join us for 3 different virtual tours of the Wing- Nativities; 40th Fab Favs; and Focus on Five- presented over zoom with our Fabulous Docents as your guides. An engaging and intriguing peek into the world of "Multiple Visions: Common Bonds" for everyone; and all free. Please note tours run on MOUNTAIN TIME.

Register for the zoom at the date and time you prefer below:

Dec 5, 2022 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) A TIME TO CELEBRATE: "FAB FAVES" AS THE GIRARD WING TURNS 40 

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About the Museum of International Folk Art: http://www.internationalfolkart.org

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

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.

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Winter Glow Holiday Stroll on Museum Hill
Family

Winter Glow Holiday Stroll on Museum Hill

December 16, 2022
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a delightful winter celebration at the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Explore and enjoy family-friendly activities at each of our sites throughout the program. 

On December 16, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Museum of International Folk Art, and the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens are back with the Winter Glow Holiday Stroll. 

Each site has offerings for the evening—ornament making, cookies, hot cocoa, and even a farolito workshop! 

Schedule of events

Museum of International Folk Art Luminarias will live the museum’s entrance, and the museum will be offering ginger cookies and hot cider.

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Make and Take Your Farolito Workshop. 

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Luminarias will line the stairway leading toward the museum. There will also be cookies, pies, and hot “Cota” tea available!

Once visitors have completed their painted ornaments, they may place them on the museum’s holiday tree.

4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Holiday Ornament Painting. Holiday Ornament Painting – LAB Conference Lobby area 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Buffalo Dance by Tesuque Pueblo. Milner Plaza Performance Circle. 

Santa Fe Botanical Gardens Walk through the Botanical Gardens lit by farolitos. Santa Fe Classic Theater will be reading from E. Bunting’s Night Tree in the Pavilion, and hot cocoa, natural crafts, ornament making, and horno firing will be happening throughout the evening. 

4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.: Live Caroling from Santa Fe Music Works 5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Performance from Bells of St. Francis

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MAKE & TAKE @ MOIFA
Family

MAKE & TAKE @ MOIFA

December 18, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for art in the atrium on Sundays with art projects, coloring sheets, and self-guided treasure hunts. Add to your explorations at MOIFA with fun collection-inspired bilingual art kits, facilitated by our fantastic MOIFA docents. Our projects are always changing with changing gallery treasure hunts for the whole family.

This month’s themes: Sunday, December 18th - Tin Art, Make an Embossed Aluminum Frame!

Museum admission is always free for Kids and Members, program included with admission.

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VIRTUAL TOURS: 40th Anniversary of the Alexander Girard Wing
Lectures and Talks

VIRTUAL TOURS: 40th Anniversary of the Alexander Girard Wing

December 19, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kick-off the 40th Anniversary of the Alexander Girard Wing with the Museum of International Folk Art in December. As part of the Celebration, we invite you to join us for 3 different virtual tours of the Wing- Nativities; 40th Fab Favs; and Focus on Five- presented over zoom with our Fabulous Docents as your guides. An engaging and intriguing peek into the world of "Multiple Visions: Common Bonds" for everyone; and all free. Please note tours run on MOUNTAIN TIME.

Register for the zoom at the date and time you prefer below:

About the Museum of International Folk Art: http://www.internationalfolkart.org

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

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.

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VIRTUAL TOURS: 40th Anniversary of the Alexander Girard Wing
Lectures and Talks

VIRTUAL TOURS: 40th Anniversary of the Alexander Girard Wing

January 5, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kick-off the 40th Anniversary of the Alexander Girard Wing with the Museum of International Folk Art in December. As part of the Celebration, we invite you to join us for 3 different virtual tours of the Wing- Nativities; 40th Fab Favs; and Focus on Five- presented over zoom with our Fabulous Docents as your guides. An engaging and intriguing peek into the world of "Multiple Visions: Common Bonds" for everyone; and all free. Please note tours run on MOUNTAIN TIME.

Register for the zoom at the date and time you prefer below:

About the Museum of International Folk Art: http://www.internationalfolkart.org

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

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.

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