There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join us on Sunday, May 16th at 10 AM for our free Virtual Family Mornings at Folk Art Museum featuring Grab-and-Go Art Kits and a Zoom program. Our Theme this month is “All Together”. The Zoom program will include Story Time and ‘Show-and-Tell’ Time for the children to share their Art.
Register for the Grab-n-Go Kits, or the Family Morning Zoom meeting, or both Here: https://tinyurl.com/FamilyMorning
Grab-and-Go Kits will be available for pick up Friday the 14th 12noon-4pm, prior to the Zoom meeting on Sunday. Please register in advance for kits, by Friday at 10 am, 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.
About the Museum of International Folk Art: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/
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.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us for a talk on Alexander Girard with Monica Obniski, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the High Museum of Art.
Register here in advance: https://nmculture-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMofuuorDsvGtbaMQaHl0mBXl9NlzCwJzzW
Monica Obniski is the Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the High Museum of Art, where she is responsible for collecting, exhibiting, and programming a global collection of design, which includes a yearly architectural piazza commission. Her curatorial practice engages social issues and is rooted in architecture and design history. She has held curatorial posts at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Obniski received an MA from the Bard Graduate Center and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago.