Events

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

VIRTUAL TOUR
Lectures and Talks

VIRTUAL TOUR

October 19, 2021

Enchanted with MOIFA’s Girard Wing with its 10,000 pieces of vibrantly colored and fantastically arranged folk art from dozens of countries?  Here’s an opportunity to tour  —virtually— Alexander Girard’s last massive art installation from the comfort of your home or hotel. Join us Tuesdays at 11am Mountain Time. The five “stop” tour lasts about 45 minutes. Register yourself now:

Oct 19, 2021 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Oct 26, 2021 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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VIRTUAL TOUR Folk Art Focus on Five
Lectures and Talks

VIRTUAL TOUR Folk Art Focus on Five

October 26, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enchanted with MOIFA’s Girard Wing with its 10,000 pieces of vibrantly colored and fantastically arranged folk art from dozens of countries?  Here’s an opportunity to tour  —virtually— Alexander Girard’s last massive art installation from the comfort of your home or hotel. Join us Tuesdays at 11am Mountain Time. The five “stop” tour lasts about 45 minutes. Register yourself now:

Oct 26, 2021 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Spooky Yokai Stories
Performance Featured Event

Spooky Yokai Stories

October 29, 2021
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hear Japanese and US storytellers Michael Dylan Foster, Satori Murata, KONO Junya, APSU Shusei, and Zack Davisson share their favorite scary stories from the world of Yokai.  

A You Tube Premier event at:  Museum of International Folk Art - YouTube

In conjunction with the current exhibit Yokai: Ghosts and Demons of Japan 

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Day of the Dead Community Celebration
Family Featured Event Performance

Day of the Dead Community Celebration

October 31, 2021
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the Day of the Dead and make sugar skulls, eat traditional Day of Dead treats (pan de muertos), and view the Day of the Dead ofrendas (altars).

FREE Admission for All!

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FRIENDS OF THE FOLK ART DONATION DAYS
Family Featured Event Friends of Folk Art (FOFA)

FRIENDS OF THE FOLK ART DONATION DAYS

November 6, 2021
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Calling all Folk Art Collectors! Are you moving? Downsizing? Decluttering? Redecorating? The Friends of Folk Art is holding two folk art donation days this fall. Here’s your chance to pass your gently-used folk art treasures on to other folk art fans. Volunteers will be available to unload your donations and prepare your tax receipt.  Donations will be sold at the annual Folk Art Flea and other events to benefit the Museum of International Folk Art. 

This event is sponsored by Friends of Folk Art (FOFA), Museum of International Folk Art.

FOFA comprises an especially creative, close-knit group of members whose exclusive social and educational events promise popular and profound experiences that highlight and build upon museum exhibitions and collections. The group’s colorful annual calendar includes folk art collectors’ home tours; hands-on workshops and engagement with international and local folk artists; and lectures by experts who delve deeper into the diversity of world folk art.

You can reach us at friendsoffolkart@gmail.com

Visit us at https://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-folk-art/ 

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NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY
Family

NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY

November 7, 2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico residents admitted FREE the first Sunday of each month. Youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members are always free. We are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Come Explore our engaging exhibits - Yokai: Japanese Ghosts and Demons and Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico

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Join us for a zoom talk on Yokai: Cataloging the Unknowable
Lectures and Talks Featured Event

Join us for a zoom talk on Yokai: Cataloging the Unknowable

November 17, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Matt Meyer, Yokai illustrator and folklorist based in Japan, will share a brief history of Yokai and the ways in which they are often categorized. He also discusses why Yokai are in many ways uncategorizable because their very nature is unknowable, contradictory, and folkloric. Using his engaging illustrations, he will also share 2 or 3 stories of Yokai.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://nmculture-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEscOirrD0vGtYYC4qFsvmlTGdjhxa2UDjW

Matthew Meyer is an illustrator and folklorist based in Japan. He received a BFA in illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2005. His work is focused on Japanese folklore, particularly yokai studies. He is the author of The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (2012), The Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits (2015), The Book of the Hakutaku (2018), and The Fox’s Wedding (2021). He is also the creator of yokai.com, an online illustrated database of Japanese ghosts and monsters.

Image credit: Illustration of Nasubabaa-lo by Matthew Meyer

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NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY
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NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY

December 5, 2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

New Mexico residents admitted FREE the first Sunday of each month. Youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members are always free. We are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Come Explore our Engaging Exhibits! 

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NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY
Family

NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY

January 2, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

New Mexico residents admitted FREE the first Sunday of each month. Youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members are always free. We are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Come Explore our Engaging Exhibits! 

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Lunar New Year Celebration
Family Featured Event Performance

Lunar New Year Celebration

February 6, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and celebrate Asian New Year traditions with the whole family at the Museum of International Folk Art’s Annual Lunar New Year Celebration! Fun for all ages. Free Admission to the Museum

The Lunar New Year 2022 celebrates the Year of the Tiger

The Lion Dance performance is by the Quang Minh Buddhist Temple Youth Group of Albuquerque, a non-profit lion dance troupe. "All funds raised by the youth group are used to further the teachings of Buddhism and Vietnamese language and culture to the community. Quang Minh Buddhist Youth Group was founded in 1996, and is still going 15 years strong. Our lion dance troupe has been the finest and oldest team around for over a decade. Join us for one of our energy filled performances, and experience the history and tradition! We perform year around, bringing good luck and fortune to any event.

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