Events

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

Crafting Memory: The Art of Community Peru — Places of Memory Featured Artists Tell Stories of Those Who Disappeared

Three Peruvian artists whose work is featured in the current exhibition Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru will spend an afternoon at the Museum of International Folk Art giving talks and meeting patrons on Sunday April 8 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

The featured speakers, Adelina Garcia, Wari Zarate, and Rosalia Tineo are three Quechua artist activists whose work is at the forefront of the fight for truth and reconciliation in the wake of the 20 year internal armed conflict that claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 Peruvians between 1980 and 2000. Using traditional folk arts of the region, they tell the stories of the disappeared.

The Places of Memory afternoon with lecture and meet and greet with the three Peruvian artists featured in the Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru is free with museum admission, and admission is free to New Mexico residents with ID.:

  • 1-2 pm there will be lectures by Adelina Garcia, Wari Zarate, and Rosalia Tineo;
  • 2-4 pm Meet & Greet/Question & Answer dialogue with artists in the gallery, pop-up shop

Three Peruvian artists whose work is featured in the current exhibition Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru will spend an afternoon at the Museum of International Folk Art giving talks and meeting patrons on Sunday April 8 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

The featured speakers, Adelina Garcia, Wari Zarate, and Rosalia Tineo are three Quechua artist activists whose work is at the forefront of the fight for truth and reconciliation in the wake of the 20 year internal armed conflict that claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 Peruvians between 1980 and 2000. Using traditional folk arts of the region, they tell the stories of the disappeared.

The Places of Memory afternoon with lecture and meet and greet with the three Peruvian artists featured in the Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru is free with museum admission, and admission is free to New Mexico residents with ID.:

  • 1-2 pm there will be lectures by Adelina Garcia, Wari Zarate, and Rosalia Tineo;
  • 2-4 pm Meet & Greet/Question & Answer dialogue with artists in the gallery, pop-up shop
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Bead work Adorns the World-Public Opening, Sunday April 22, 1-4 pm

Enjoy live music by EVET

Hands-on beaded figure making for ages 3 to 103

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

Trunk Show by Etkie, Navajo beadworking coop in To’hajilee

Artist Thomas Haukaas converses in the gallery

Exhibition catalogue signing

FREE

Extraordinary how a small glass bead from the island of Murano (Venice, Italy) or the mountains of Bohemia (Czech Republic) can travel around the world, entering into the cultural life of people far distant. 

Glass beads are the ultimate migrants.  Where they start out is seldom where they end up.  No matter where they originate, the locale that uses them makes them into something specific to their own world view.

This exhibition is about what happens to these beads when they arrive at their final destination, whether it be the African continent (Botswana, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa), to Borneo, to Burma, to India, Native North America to Latin America (Mexico, Bolivia to Ecuador).  However, this exhibit is not actually about beads, rather it is about the working beads resulting in Beadwork, and what a collective of beads in a garment or an object reveals about the intentions of its makers or use

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

Donation Drop off Days

April 25, 2018 through April 28, 2018
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Friends of Folk Art of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation invite you to clean out your closets and drawers and donate to the 2018 Folk Art Flea!

Bring your tax deductible donations to the Museum of International Folk Art Wednesday through Saturday April 25-28 from 11am until 2PM.  If you are not able to donate these days, or have large or heavy objects, callthe Folk Art Flea Hotline (505) 476-1201 and leave your name and phone number, so committee members can return your call.  All Proceeds benefit the Museum of International Folk Art through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation  

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