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

UNM Son Jarocho Collective

UNM Son Jarocho Collective

August 4, 2024
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cartonería Concert Series: Celebrate Mexican cultural heritage with a vibrant fusion of music

Join us in the La Cartonería Mexicana / The Mexican Art of Paper and Paste exhibition for an in-gallery concerts featuring: 

  • UNM Son Jarocho Collective | Sunday, August 4, 2024, 1:00p & 2:00p 
  • Las Flores del Valle | Sunday, September 1, 2024, 1:00p & 2:00p
  • Mariachi Euforia | Saturday, September 21, 2024, 2:30p-3:00p 

FREE with Museum Admission 

The concert series is generously supported by the Friends of Folk Art (FOFA). 

The UNM Son Jarocho Collective, or colectivo de son, was established in 2016 by students at UNM. As a multigenerational collective, we play music to form communal bonds in and across Nuevo México and transnationally. Son Jarocho (Son) has roots in Veracruz, Mexico, and is shaped by Spanish, Indigenous, and African traditions. Since 2016, El Colectivo has hosted free Son Jarocho workshops at the Chicana/o Studies La Casita. Members have studied with local groups such as Los Jaraneros del Valle, and Las Otras and internationally renowned musicians from Mexico such as Julio Coro Patricio Hidalgo, Esther Maramontes, Rubí Oseguera Rueda, Laura Rebolloso, Sinhue Padilla, Raymundo Pavon Lozano, Claudio Vega, Freddie Vega. El Colectivo performs at schools, local businesses, community gatherings, and public events to engage audiences in the rhythmic and percussive sounds of unity, joy, and justice.

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Between the Lines: Prison Art and Advocacy Public Opening
Featured Event Exhibition Opening

Between the Lines: Prison Art and Advocacy Public Opening

August 11, 2024
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the exhibition opening of Between the Lines: Prison Art & Advocacy

  • 1:00 PM  Poetry / Advocacy Organizations in Neutrogena Lounge
  • 1:30 PM  Refreshments in Auditorium by Santa Fe Youthworks Social Justice Kitchen & the      MNMF Women’s Board
  • 2:00 PM   Lecture by Nicolasa Chavez, Deputy State Historian                                                        *ASL Interpretation will be provided
  • 3:15 PM  Poetry / Advocacy Organizations in Neutrogena Lounge  

Photo: PA. LA. Casa (To the House) by Michael Guzman, 1982–1984, New Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe. Paper, colored pencil, pen. Courtesy of Stuart Ashman in honor of the talented inmates at the New Mexico State Penitentiary, T.2022.11.15

Between the Lines: Prison Art & Advocacy seeks to re-humanize the incarcerated. Through a combination of in-gallery artworks, fresh multimedia pieces (interviews with returned citizens and allies, art-making demonstrations, etc.) and community-co-developed events, this exhibition will explore prisoners’ rights, recidivism / systemic oppression, and transitional justice.

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FOFA Annual Home Tours 2024
Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Members-only Ticketed events and galas

FOFA Annual Home Tours 2024

August 24, 2024
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM


One of the perks of a Friends of Folk Art membership is the annual tour of homes with some of the finest private art collections in Santa Fe.  


One of the perks of a Friends of Folk Art membership is the annual tour of homes with some of the finest private art collections in Santa Fe.  The tour is free and available only to FOFA members.

The tour will feature three beautiful homes in the Las Campanas and La Tierra neighborhoods.  These private collectors and dealers will showcase their personal collections of folk art, primitive and fine art, early New England furnishings, American historic and contemporary art.

Visitors will enjoy an array of baskets, textiles, shields from Africa and Oceana, Tapa cloth from the Pacific, bags from the Tuareg people, metal tea trays, tea pots, and water containers from Turkey and Morocco.  Also included are African animal masks, statues from Benin, European religious figurines, minerals and fossils, stone sculpture, drums, walking sticks, cradleboards, rattles, drums, and an Iroquois dugout canoe.

This event is for FOFA members ONLY.  FOFA members will receive an invitation by email which will include all the details. A single membership allows access to one ticket. A dual membership allows for two tickets.

For information on joining FOFA, a membership group of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, please click here.

For questions, please email

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