Events

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

Classic Japanese Film Showing: Kwaidan
Featured Event

Classic Japanese Film Showing: Kwaidan

February 23, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the classic Japanese ghost story film Kwaidan on Sunday, February 23rd

Director Masaki Kobayahsi tells four haunting tales adapted from Laficiadio Hearn’s  famous collections of Japanese folklore. This vintage film is reminiscent of classical Japanese theater such as Noh or Kabuki theater with stunning visuals and slow pace.

 Film in Japanese with English subtitles. Show begins at 1:00 pm. Running time is 3 hours and 3 minutes.

Free admission

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.

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

First Sunday of Every Month is free to NM Residents.

16 and under always FREE

NM Seniors FREE on Wednesdays

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Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Family Workshop

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries

February 25, 2020
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

At Southside Library

February 25 – Tile Mosaics

Join us for free folk art family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All events take place from 3:30-4:30pm at the Santa Fe Southside Library.

Produced In Partnership with Museum of International Folk Art and Santa Fe Public Library. For more information, please contact Kemely Gomez at 505-476-1215.

Join Us Next Month at Southside library for

March 31  – Musical Instruments

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.

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

First Sunday of Every Month is free to NM Residents.

16 and under always FREE

NM Seniors FREE on Wednesdays

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Talk on the Tribesourcing Project with Jennifer Jenkins, PhD
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Lectures and Talks

Talk on the Tribesourcing Project with Jennifer Jenkins, PhD

March 1, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

“Tribesourcing is a digital humanities project, where existing "social studies" films from the American Indian Film Gallery, made in the 1950s and 1960s are re- recorded with new narrations by community members and elders from Native American communities. This “tribesourcing” method allows for identification of local knowledge that might otherwise be lost, as well as providing a rich, community-based metadata record for each film.

Jennifer Jenkins, PhD, Tribesourcing Project Manager, and English Professor at the University of Arizona, will demonstrate the merging of old video and new audio in Mukurtu at Tribesourcingfilm.com and discuss what she has learned in the process of digitally repatriating these midcentury films.”

“This NEH-funded project seeks to “tribesource” 60 educational films about the Native peoples of the Southwestern U.S. works from the American Indian Film Gallery, a collection awarded to the University of Arizona in 2011. Most of the films were made in the mid-20th century and reflect mainstream cultural attitudes of the day. Often the narration pronounces meaning that is inaccurate or disrespectful, but the visual narratives are for the most part quite remarkable. At this historical distance, many of these films have come to be understood by both cultural insiders and outside scholars as documentation of cultural practices and lifeways—and, indeed, languages—that are receding as practitioners and speakers pass on.  This project seeks to rebalance the historical record, intentionally shifting emphasis from external perceptions of Native peoples to the voices, knowledge, and languages of the peoples represented in the films by participatory recording of new narrations for the films.

Tribesourcing places historical materials with the peoples they represent in order to tell the untold or suppressed story. Each film in this project will be streamed in a Mukurtu-based website with alternate narrations from within the culture in English and in Native languages. This method allows for identification of people, places, practices, vocabulary and stories that might otherwise be lost, as well as providing a rich, community-based metadata record for each film. Taking a small step toward cultural repatriation of content, tribesourcing as a methodology is guided by the Protocols for American Indian Archival Materials (2006).

This project seeks to contribute to ongoing efforts to decolonize the archive and restore voice and narrative sovereignty to the people who appear in these films—as agents of their own information rather than subjects of a governmental or corporate agenda.  Participation, Equity, and Inclusion are central to this project.”

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Family Mornings at Folk Art
Workshop Family

Family Mornings at Folk Art

March 1, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for our all-ages program featuring storytime, Hands-on art activity and explorations in the galleries.

Sunday March 1 “Let’s Make Music”

 FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund

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.

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. First Sunday of Every Month is free to NM Residents.

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Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Family Workshop

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries

March 31, 2020
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

At Southside Library

March 31  – Musical Instruments

Join us for free folk art family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All events take place from 3:30-4:30pm at the Santa Fe Southside Library.

Produced In Partnership with Museum of International Folk Art and Santa Fe Public Library. For more information, please contact Kemely Gomez at 505-476-1215.

Next month at the Southside Library join us for

April 28 – Uchiwa – Japanese fans

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.

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

First Sunday of Every Month is free to NM Residents.

16 and under always FREE

NM Seniors FREE on Wednesdays

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Family Mornings at Folk Art
Workshop Family

Family Mornings at Folk Art

April 5, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for our all-ages program featuring storytime, Hands-on art activity and explorations in the galleries.

Sunday, April 5 - “Earth Day – Recycled Art”

 FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund

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.

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. First Sunday of Every Month is free to NM Residents.

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Folk Art Flea Donation Days
Members Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Family

Folk Art Flea Donation Days

April 25, 2020

If you’d like to support the Museum’s education mission and folk art recycling efforts, donation days this spring will be Saturday, April 25 and Wednesday May 27 through Saturday May 30, from 11 am to 2 pm. Follow the signs on Camino Lejo to the Museum’s back parking lot where volunteers will help you unload your treasures and prepare a receipt for your tax deduction use. New this year is a donation day in Albuquerque--on April 25 in office space at 5001 Ellison NE (87109). Donors who need to make other arrangements may call 505-476-1201.

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Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Family Workshop

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries

April 28, 2020
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

At Southside Library

April 28 – Uchiwa – Japanese fans

Join us for free folk art family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All events take place from 3:30-4:30pm at the Santa Fe Southside Library.

Produced In Partnership with Museum of International Folk Art and Santa Fe Public Library. For more information, please contact Kemely Gomez at 505-476-1215.

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.

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

First Sunday of Every Month is free to NM Residents.

16 and under always FREE

NM Seniors FREE on Wednesdays

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Family Mornings at Folk Art
Workshop Family

Family Mornings at Folk Art

May 3, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for our all-ages program featuring storytime, Hands-on art activity and explorations in the galleries.

Sunday, May 3 – “Stories in Fabric”

 FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund

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.

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

First Sunday of Every Month is free to NM Residents.

KIds 16 and under always FREE

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Folk Art Flea Donations Day
Family Members

Folk Art Flea Donations Day

May 27, 2020 through May 30, 2020

If you’d like to support the Museum’s education mission and folk art recycling efforts, donation days this spring will be Saturday, April 25 and Wednesday May 27 through Saturday May 30, from 11 am to 2 pm. Follow the signs on Camino Lejo to the Museum’s back parking lot where volunteers will help you unload your treasures and prepare a receipt for your tax deduction use. New this year is a donation day in Albuquerque--on April 25 in office space at 5001 Ellison NE (87109). Donors who need to make other arrangements may call 505-476-1201.

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11th Annual Folk Art Flea
Family Ticketed events and galas Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Members

11th Annual Folk Art Flea

June 6, 2020

Santa Fe’s Museum Hill will be a mecca for treasure seekers and finders this summer, beginning Saturday, June 6, 10 am to 3 pm, with the Museum of International Folk Art’s Folk Art Flea. The 11th annual event is launching its second decade, and will bring some 2,000 bargain and treasure-seekers to Milner Plaza.

ADMISSION: Free “Early Bird Admission” to Friends of Folk Art at 9 am. $5 cash admission for not-yet members, 10 am – 3 pm.

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Family Mornings at Folk Art
Workshop Family

Family Mornings at Folk Art

June 7, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for our all-ages program featuring storytime, Hands-on art activity and explorations in the galleries.

Sunday, June 7 – “Tricksters from Folk Tales”

 FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund

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.

Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

First Sunday of Every Month is free to NM Residents.

Kids 16 and under always FREE

+ Read More