Events

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

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Family Workshop

Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries

July 23, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Southside Library at 3:30-4:30pm on July – 23rd- Medallion Necklaces

Join us at this free family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please take note of the specific dates and library branch location. For more information, please contact 505-476-1215

In Partnership with The Santa Fe Public Library

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Cuisines of World Tour
Lectures and Talks

Cuisines of World Tour

July 27, 2019
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

In celebration of Alexander Girard join us for Special Public Themed Girard Tours exploring Alexander Girard’s’ work on exhibit, in our exhibit Multiple Visions: A Common Bond and the traveling exhibit Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe

Join docent Edelma Huntley for a tour focusing on the Cuisines of World as seen by Alexander Girard. On this “foodie” tour  explore the folk art food scenes, table settings, and other ways in which he portrayed the art of sharing food around the World. Tour is free with museum admission. Tour size is limited to 15, so please plan to arrive early. Tour starts promptly at 1:30pm. Additional tours will be scheduled if there is overflow.

Learn more about the traveling exhibit Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe http://www.internationalfolkart.org/exhibition/3815/alexander-girard-a-designer-039s-universe

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, closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

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A Conversation with Todd Oldham: A Designers Universe
Ticketed events and galas Lectures and Talks Featured Event

A Conversation with Todd Oldham: A Designers Universe

July 28, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Conversation with Todd Oldham on Mid-Century Modern & Alexander Girard in MOIFA’s Vernick Auditorium, celebrating Mid-Century Modern and the traveling exhibit "Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe"

This conversation, introduced by Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Director Cody Harley, will be a conversation between MoIFA  Curator of European & American Folk Art Collections, Laura Addison and design icon Todd Olham. His fashion and style has become known to millions through his fashion lines, interior designs, books and by appearing in many television shows. Oldham is also co-author of the massive monograph “Alexander Girard” (2011) which covers virtually every aspect of his distinctive career.

This lecture, co-organized by MoIFA and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, will explore modernist design which carry into the 21st century.

Museum guests may reserve tickets for this event. Seating is limited. Please contact Kathryn Risley at kathryn.risley@state.nm.us, to confirm attendance as space is limited.

Mid-Century Santa Fe Series Program hosted by MOIFA and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum highlight the icons’ shared appreciation for the world’s varied artistry, or as O’Keeffe noted on a slip of paper preserved within the Girards’ archives—“A big world full of wonderful little things.”

Todd Oldham is an American-born designer and president of L-7 Designs Inc. His approach to fashion and style has become known to millions through his fashion lines, interior designs, by appearing in television shows, and books such as "Kids Made-Modern" and "Alexander Girard".  Exhaustively researched and lovingly assembled by designer Todd Oldham, his "Alexander Girard"  is the definitive must-have book on Girard’s oeuvre. Oldham is based in New York City.

Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe May 5, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Alexander Girard was one of the most influential interior and textile designers of the 20th century. Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe is the first major retrospective on Girard’s work, organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany. It opens a door to his creative universe and shows his close relationships with contemporaries such as Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Andy Warhol, Rudi Gernreich, and many others. Featured are Girard’s designs in textiles, furniture, and sculptures, as well as numerous sketches, drawings, and collages never shown before. Learn more http://www.internationalfolkart.org/exhibition/3815/alexander-girard-a-designer-039s-universe

About the Museum of International Folk Art: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/

706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, NM 87505. (505) 476-1200.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, May through October; closed Mondays November through April, closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Events, news releases and images about activities at the Museum of International Folk Art and other divisions in the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at www.media.newmexicoculture.org

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Family Mornings at Folk Art
Featured Event Family

Family Mornings at Folk Art

August 4, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

  • August 4th for "World Travel"

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

Look for more upcoming Family Mornings at Folk Art

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.

A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. 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, closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Free Admission Days

  • FIRST Sunday OF THE MONTH IS free for New Mexico residents with ID.
  • Wednesdays are free for New Mexico resident seniors (60 & up) with ID.
  • Children 16 and under, and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members, are always admitted free
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Breakfast with O'Keeffe: Girard's World
Ticketed events and galas Lectures and Talks

Breakfast with O'Keeffe: Girard's World

August 7, 2019

Museum of International Folk Art Director Khristaan Villela, Ph.D., will speak on Alexander Girard’s world, from his work for Herman Miller and Braniff Airlines, to Hemisfair ’68 and his contributions to mid-century modern design, and how these all connect to the Museum of International Folk Art’s Girard Wing and the permanent installation he designed.

Join program held with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in downtown Santa fe at their Museum Education Annex, 123 Grant Avenue. $15, includes Museum admission. For tickets go to https://www.okeeffemuseum.org/event/breakfast-with-okeeffe-girards-world/

Learn more about the traveling exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art  through October 27th, 2019: Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe http://www.internationalfolkart.org/exhibition/3815/alexander-girard-a-designer-039s-universe

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, closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

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Family Hands-on At the O’Keeffe
Family Workshop

Family Hands-on At the O’Keeffe

August 17, 2019

Family Program: Alexander Girard

Join us for joint programming with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum for a morning of creating artwork inspired by the 20th-century designer Alexander Girard, in a program presented in collaboration with the Museum of International Folk Art. Children ages 4–12 and their grown-ups are invited to learn, create, and, most important, have fun together.

Meet downtown at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson Street. Free for the entire family. https://www.okeeffemuseum.org/event/family-program-2/

Learn more about the traveling exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art  through October 27th, 2019: Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe http://www.internationalfolkart.org/exhibition/3815/alexander-girard-a-designer-039s-universe

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, closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

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