Events

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

October 1, 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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Film Screening & Talk
Lectures and Talks Featured Event

Film Screening & Talk

October 8, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Labor of Leisure: Reconsidering the Work of Tourism in Rural Ethnic China

Film Screening of the documentary 农家乐 Peasant Family Happiness and a Public Talk with the filmmaker Dr. Jenny Chio, Emory University

See the documentary Peasant Family Happiness with filmmaker Dr. Jenny Chio. In 2006, China’s government announced a campaign to “Build a New Socialist Countryside,” while the China National Tourism Administration launched the “Year of Rural Tourism.” Based on over ten years of fieldwork, this talk reflects on and reconsiders the benefits and unexpected consequences of national rural socio-economic development, cultural heritage preservation, and ethnic tourism programs for rural, ethnic minority people in China today.

Presented in conjuction with the exhibition, Quilts of Southwest China, the film screening and talk will take place at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.  By Museum admission.

Learn more about the documentary here:

http://www.berkeleymedia.com/product/peasant_family_happiness/

Visit Dr. Chio’s website here:

http://www.jennychio.com/

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Donation Drop off Day
Featured Event Friends of Folk Art (FOFA)

Donation Drop off Day

October 28, 2017
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Vollunteers will cheerfully accept your donation of gently used folk art items  (ceramics, ethnic apparel, jewelry, small furniture, framed art, sculpture, linens, masks, figurines) in exchange for a tax-deductible donation receipt  from 11AM to 2pm at the Museum of International Folk Art, on Museum Hill. If you have large items, or a lot to donate, please call the Folk Art Flea Hotline at 476-1201. 

Vollunteers will cheerfully accept your donation of gently used folk art items  (ceramics, ethnic apparel, jewelry, small furniture, framed art, sculpture, linens, masks, figurines) in exchange for a tax-deductible donation receipt  from 11AM to 2pm at the Museum of International Folk Art, on Museum Hill. If you have large items, or a lot to donate, please call the Folk Art Flea Hotline at 476-1201. Two more Saturday donation days are scheduled: Saturday November 11 and December 9.

The 9th Annual Folk Art Flea will be held on Saturday May 5, 2018. All proceeds support exhibitions and educational programs at the Museum of International Folk Art, through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Current Friends of Folk Art members will be admitted for early shopping, before the general public, from 9 A.M. until 10 A.M. Please contact the Foundation at 505-982-6366 ext. 100 to become a member and join the Friends of Folk Art.

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Day of the Dead/Dia de Muertos
Family Featured Event

Day of the Dead/Dia de Muertos

October 29, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dia de Los Muertos Community Event

Enjoy sugar skull decorating, write a leaf for the Cosmic Tree of Life, live music, seasonal refreshments, altars and more!  Costumes are encouraged, not required.  FREE admission courtesy of the Folk Art Committee and Friends of Folk Art of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

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