Events

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

Las Flores del Valle
Performance

Las Flores del Valle

September 1, 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 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: 

  • 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). 

Carol Vigil and Leila Flores-Dueñas have been making music together for more than 20 years at venues that range from the Gene Autry Theatre in Los Angeles, the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Museum of National Folk Art, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, historical conferences, universities, public school classrooms, and an array of other venues. Whether they are singing for large audiences or private guests, they are sure to deliver smooth harmonies and thoughtful tunes with passion and heartfelt joy. “Las Flores del Valle” also enjoy researching and performing songs that have formed part of our rich cultural heritage in the US/Mexican Borderlands.

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EXTRAVAGANZA ON MUSEUM HILL
Performance Featured Event Family Demonstration

EXTRAVAGANZA ON MUSEUM HILL

September 21, 2024
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Milner Plaza on Museum Hill

Join us for a celebration of Mexican cultural heritage with a vibrant fusion of music, dance, theater, educational activities, and a live luchador wrestling match on Milner Plaza! This event will highlight some of the rich regional cultural traditions reflected in our current exhibition La Cartonería Mexicana / The Mexican Art of Paper and Paste, and honor the history and living traditions of Indigenous communities of Mexico and our region. This event is being produced in collaboration by the Museum of International Folk Art and Museum of Indian Art and Culture and supported by the Friends of Folk Art (FOFA). 

Reserve in Advance Here

1:10 PM - Indigenous Blessing by Former Governor Mark Mitchell, Tesuque Pueblo 

1:20 - 1:40 PM  - Danza Tonantzin de Analco [Mexika dance] 

1:50 - 2:30 PM - Cloud Eagle Dance Group, Jemez Pueblo 

2:30 - 3:00 PM - Mariachi Euforia 

3:00 - 3:15 PM - “Matachines” performed by Los Niños de Santa Fe, Adult ensemble 

3:30 - 4:00 PM - Lightning Boy, Hoop Dancing (MIAC circle) 

4:15 - 5:30 PM - Tropa Magica

5:30 - 6:30 PM - A live Lucha Libre match, Mexican wrestling, produced by Duke City Championship Wrestling 

Throughout the run of the program: 

Join us for Hands-on Art Making at MOIFA and MIAC

Food Trucks, paletas, churros, and more! 

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Mariachi Euforia
Performance

Mariachi Euforia

September 21, 2024
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Mariachi Euforia will be performing a part of the Extravaganza on Museum Hill on Sept 21st. 

Presented in conjunction with La Cartonería Mexicana / The Mexican Art of Paper and Paste exhibition concert series. 

FREE concert. Reserve in Advance Here

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

Mariachi Euforia - Norteño Fusion musical group Euforia features members from Santa Fe and Rio Rancho. Their specialties are norteñas, mariachi classics, cumbias, and a bit of country.

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FOFA Trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Members Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) Travel and Tours

FOFA Trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

September 24, 2024 through September 28, 2024
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

off-siteThe Friends of Folk Art invite you to join us to explore northwest Arkansas with a focus on the renowned Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, an effort of Ms. Alice Walton, daughter of Sam Walton, founder of Walmart. We will venture through the surrounding area with visits to the Mildred Cooper Memorial Chapel and other interesting sites. September 24 – September 28, 2024

off-site

The trip itinerary includes 5 days and 4 nights and will highlight the 1956 Frank Lloyd Wright designed Bachman Wilson home, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art with specific tours including the Architectural Tour, Collection Highlights & Sculpture Collection, the Mildred Cooper Memorial Chapel, the town of Eureka Springs, The Momentary, the Hotel 21C Bentonville Museum and Hive Restaurant, and more!

This trip is open to FOFA Members and the General Public. To find out more and to register visit: http://crystalbridges.eventbrite.com.

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

For questions, please email friendsoffolkart@gmail.com

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