Events

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

Flamenco Workshops with Carmela Greco
Workshop Featured Event

Flamenco Workshops with Carmela Greco

June 27, 2017 through July 1, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM

The daughter of Flamenco legend Jose Greco will conduct a series of classes in conjunction with the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico

Beginning Flamenco Dance 10am to 11am,  Tuesday June 27 through and including Saturday July 1 Beginning Castanets (castanets provided for duration of the class) 11:15 to 12:15, Tuesday June 27 through and including Saturday July 1. All classes include Museum admission, the cost is $50 one class series (5 classes total); $80 for two-class series (10 classes total). To register for Carmela Greco’s Flamenco classes, send email to edu.moifa@state.nm.us or call (505) 476-1207. Payment by cash or check is accepted, sorry no credit cards.  Walk in rate is $15.00 per class, space permitting only.

This program presented in conjunction with the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico. All images courtesy of Carmela Creco, photos by Blindekol

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Flamenco En Vivo
Performance Featured Event

Flamenco En Vivo

June 28, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico

Carmela Greco’s seasoned guitarist Anontio Gabarri Jimenez launches the Museum’s summer series of live Flamenco guitar in the gallery included with Museum admission.  Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico, in the Hispanic Heritage Wing through September 10, 2017.  Photo of Flamenco En Vivo Guitarist Ronaldo Baca, Summer 2016.

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First Sunday- NM residents Free
Family Featured Event

First Sunday- NM residents Free

July 2, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico resident free day!

New Mexico residents admitted Free the first Sunday of each month.

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Flamenco En Vivo
Performance Demonstration

Flamenco En Vivo

July 5, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

in the Hispanic Heritage Wing

Join Ronaldo Baca for Flamenco guitar in the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico

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Opening of Quilts of Southwest China
Featured Event Family Exhibition Opening

Opening of Quilts of Southwest China

July 9, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The public is cordially invited to celebrate the opening of Quilts of Southwest China. Enjoy artist demonstrations, and a reception.

Chinese quilts have received little attention from scholars, collectors, or museums.  The examples featured here offer an introduction based on new research by a bi-national consortium of American and Chinese museums, including participation by the Museum of International Folk Art.  Embodying layers of history, identity, and expertise, these quilts reveal new insights into the contemporary lives of minority communities adapting to a period of great change in China.

In southwest China, traditional bed coverings, clothing, and household items have long been made from patched and appliqued scraps to create artistic and functional textiles. A bi-national consortium of American and Chinese museums has worked together to document and research these quilts, an art form little known outside certain ethnic minority communities. Although the making and using of these quilts have declined, a surge of renewed interest among scholars, artists, and locals is leading to growing efforts to study the textiles and the skills needed to continue making them.

FREE ADMISSION is sponsored by the Sangre de Cristo Needlepointers.

This exhibit is sponsored by The Henry Luce Foundation. Additional support comes from the International Folk Art Foundation; the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and donors to the Exhibitions Development Fund; and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Project partners include Yunnan Nationalities Museum (Kunming, Yunnan, China); Anthropology Museum of Guangxi (Nanning, Guangxi, China); Guizhou Nationalities Museum (Guiyang, Guizhou, China); Michigan State University Museum (East Lansing, Michigan, USA); Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana, USA); the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA); the American Folklore Society; and the Chinese Folklore Society.

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Gallery Talk
Lectures and Talks Featured Event

Gallery Talk

July 15, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join artists in the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience

Join International folk art market artists  Manisha Mishra and Cilau Valadez talk about current issues as part of the exhibition Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Marketplace, on display in the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience. 

This program is during the International folk art market; tickets are available on line at International Folk Art Market| Santa Fe, and by phone from Hold My Ticket at 505.886.1251.

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Flamenco Music Workshop
Featured Event Family Workshop

Flamenco Music Workshop

July 15, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Flamenco Music workshop with Jesus Munoz

Guests attending the international folk art market are invited to join Jesus Munoz for an extry level Flamenco workshop.  Learn a few dance steps and some different rythms associated with the music and dance of Flamenco. No experience necessary- open to All!  Ole. This workshop will be in the Joan & Clifford Vernick Auditorium, inside the Museum of International Folk Art.

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Gallery Talk
Lectures and Talks Featured Event

Gallery Talk

July 16, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience.

Join International folk artists Lulama Sihlabeni and Claudio Jimenez Quipse  talk about current issues as part of the exhibition Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Marketplace, on display in the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience.  This program is during the International folk art market; tickets are available on line at International Folk Art Market| Santa Fe, and by phone from Hold My Ticket at 505.886.1251.

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Drum & Dance Workshop with Frank & Pilar Leto
Featured Event Family

Drum & Dance Workshop with Frank & Pilar Leto

July 16, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

hands-on workshop for the entire family

Guests attending the international folk art market are invited to a Drum and Dance workshop with Frank and Pilar Leto.  Frank Leto of PANdemonium and Pilar Leto of the Odara Dance Ensemble will present a hands-on workshop for the whole family on the connection between drum and dance.  Dancing and drumming go hand in hand in many cultures.  Frank and Pilar will demonstrate and teach the music and dance of Trinidad, Brazil and Cuba.  Presented in the Joan & Clifford Vernick Auditorium, inside the Museum of International Folk Art.

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Hands-on Basket Making
Workshop Family

Hands-on Basket Making

July 16, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hands-on basket making for ages 3 to 103

Use Chenille stems to make a basket with Museum Educators, no advance registration required! Admission is by market admission.

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Suzani Embroidery Workshop
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Workshop Featured Event

Suzani Embroidery Workshop

July 18, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Textile workshops no experience necessary

Zarina Kenjaeva is a master artisan of embroidered Suzani textiles who began exhibiting her work at the International Folk Art Market in 2005.   Her Suzani’s are made from silk yarns dyed in her family’s Carpet Weaving Training School in Bukhara. During this workshop she will demonstrate traditional Uzbek suzani embroidery including drawing and hand stitching. Participants will learn a variety of Suzani stitches with materials from a kit provided.  10:00am-4:00pm, Zocalo Community Room. Cost: workshop and kit $90. Space is limited!

To register and pay by credit card, call Laura at 505.476.1203.  Registration has been extended to June 23, 2017

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Dye Workshop
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Workshop Featured Event

Dye Workshop

July 19, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Textile arts workshop - no experience necessary!

Abduljabbar Khatri, Co-Founder of Sidr Craft, works with 150 artisans to produce Bandhani resist-dyed scarves and shawls. This ancient technique is practiced by generations of artisans in Gujarat, India. During the workshop you will learn two techniques of bandhani tie and dye and also a clamp resist dye approach.  The $75 cost includes materials to make 2 silk scarves.  Space is limited.  To register and pay by Credit Card, call Laura 505.476.1203.

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Arts Alive! July 25 & 27
Featured Event Family Workshop

Arts Alive! July 25 & 27

July 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

A collaborative summer program on Museum Hill at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden and the Museum of International Folk Art.

Tuesday & Thursday July 25 & 27- Make notched paper frames with James Holmes, presented in conjunction with the exhibition No Idle Hands: The Myths and Meanings of Tramp Art. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Groups of six or more, please call Patricia at 505.476.1212 to guarantee free museum admission.

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Flamenco En Vivo
Performance Featured Event

Flamenco En Vivo

July 26, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Select Wednesday afternoons

Join Luis Campos for Flamenco guitar in the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico.  By Museum admission, New Mexico resident seniours (age 60 & up) FREE every Wednesday.  Youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members always free!

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Arts Alive August 1 & 3
Workshop Family

Arts Alive August 1 & 3

August 1, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

A collaborative summer program at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden and the Museum of International Folk Art providing free hands on workshops for ages 3 to 103.

Tuesday & Thursday August 1 & 3 Quilting and fabric collage project presented in conjunction with the exhibition Quilts from Southwest China.  Groups of six or more, please call Patricia 505.476.1212 to guarantee free museum admission.

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Flamenco En Vivo
Featured Event Performance

Flamenco En Vivo

August 2, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In the Hispanic Heritage Wing

Joaquin Gallegos performs Flamenco guitar in the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico.  By museum admission, New Mexico resident Seniors (age 60 & up) admitted free every Wednesday; youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members always free.

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First Sunday- NM residents Free
Family Featured Event

First Sunday- NM residents Free

August 6, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico resident free day!

New Mexico residents admitted Free the first Sunday of each month.

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Arts Alive August 8 & 10
Workshop Family

Arts Alive August 8 & 10

August 8, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

A collaborative summer program on Museum Hill at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden and the Museum of International Folk Art.

August 8 and 10.  10am to 2PM Try your hands at basket makiing with Carlos Herrera.  Groups of six or more, call Patricia 505.476.1212 to guarantee free admission.

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First Sunday- NM residents Free
Family Featured Event

First Sunday- NM residents Free

September 3, 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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México Mágico: Magical Mexico City
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Members-only Travel and Tours

México Mágico: Magical Mexico City

September 4, 2017 through September 12, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friends of Folk Art tour of Mexico City

This trip is full.

Download Itinerary as PDF            

This Trip Includes:

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Some Airport Transfers
  • Entry fees to museums
  • Two artist workshops
  • Comfortable / Secure Transportation in a Sprinter van
  • Breakfasts at the hotel, 6 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Ballet Folklórico Performance tickets               

Exclusions:

  • Round trip airfare to Mexico City
  • Personal Expenses, extra beverages and alcoholic drinks
  • Trip insurance (It is recommended that travelers purchase trip insurance)
  • Airport transfers for arrival and departure times not compatible with group transfers
  • Tips for guides and drivers   

Price and Payment Information This trip is open only to current members of Friends of Folk Art. The total price per person based on double occupancy is $2,130. The single supplement is $350. This price includes a $250 donation to the Museum of International Folk Art through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and is tax deductible and does not include aire fare. A deposit of $500/person is due upon registration and confirmation.

Cancellation and Refund Policy If a cancellation is made before April 1, 2017, you will receive a full refund. Partial refunds less the $250 donation and any non-refundable expenses will be considered until July 1, 2017. No refunds will be made for trip cancellations after July 1, 2017.

About Khristaan Villela Khristaan D. Villela, PhD is the Director of the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM. He specializes in the history of Pre-Columbian and Latin American art, and on the reception of ancient American culture in the modern world. He has curated exhibitions at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, the Miho Museum, Kyoto, Japan, and the New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe. Most recently he was consulting curator for Miguel Covarrubias: Drawing a Cosmopolitan Line, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe (2014). He is the author of Ancient Civilizations of the Americas: Man, Nature, and Spirit in Pre-Columbian Art (Miho Museum, 2011); The Aztec Calendar Stone (with Mary Miller, Getty Publications, 2010); and Contemporary Mexican Architecture and Design (with Ellen Bradbury Reid and Logan Wagner, Gibbs Smith Publications, 2002). Khristaan grew up in a home filled with Mexican folk art and is an enthusiastic supporter of folk artists.                                                                   

About Marina Aguirre Marina began her professional life as a banker but made a major career change to follow her passions of history and anthropology.  She has a master’s degree in Ethno History and is a Ph.D. candidate in History.  Her dissertation is “The roots of patronage in the religious celebrations of villages in Chiapas, Mexico in the 16th & 17th centuries.” Based in Merida, Yucatan, Marina has led previous trips to Mexico City and to other areas of Mexico including Chiapas and Oaxaca for the past five years.  www.marinaaguirre.blogspot.com

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Flamenco En Vivo
Performance Featured Event

Flamenco En Vivo

September 6, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Final live music in the gallery

Join Flamenco artists from Casa Flamenca for the final live Flamenco in the gallery. By Museum admission, New Mexico resident Seniors (age 60 & up) FREE on Wednesdays; youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members always free!

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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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Noche de Muertos
Ticketed events and galas

Noche de Muertos

November 4, 2017
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Save the Date!

Gala Dinner and Auction/ Post Noche Dance Party

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First Sunday- NM residents Free
Family

First Sunday- NM residents Free

November 5, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico resident free day

New Mexico residents free the first Sunday of each month.

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Museum Closed
Closure

Museum Closed

November 23, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Closed for Thanksgiving

The Museum of International Folk Art will be closed Thursday November 23, 2017 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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First Sunday- NM residents Free
Family

First Sunday- NM residents Free

December 3, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico resident free day!

New Mexico residents admitted free the first Sunday of each month.

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Museum Closed
Closure

Museum Closed

December 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Museum Closed December 25

The Museum of International Folk Art will be closed Monday December 25, 2017

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Museum Closed
Closure

Museum Closed

January 1, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Musuem of International Folk Art will be closed Monday January 1, 2018

The Musuem of International Folk Art will be closed Monday January 1, 2018

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