There’s always something exciting happening at the Museum of International Folk Art! Join us for our many programs listed below.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us at the museum on the FREE SUNDAY for June for our Family Mornings at Folk Art program featuring storytime, art activity, and explorations in the galleries. FREE Family Program with Free museum admission included
- June 5th - Bold Colors & Bright Patterns (SUNDAY)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Come and see the dynamic Lion Dance performances by the Quang Minh Buddhist Temple Youth Group of Albuquerque.
Performances at 1 pm and 2 pm. FREE admission for all New Mexico residents.
We had to cancel our annual Lunar New Year event this February with the Lion Dancers, so we are inviting them back to celebrate the start of summer.
The Lunar New Year 2022 celebrates the Year of the Tiger
The Quang Minh Lion Dance Group of Albuquerque is a non-profit lion dance troupe. "All funds raised by the youth group are used to further the teachings of Buddhism and Vietnamese language and culture to the community. Quang Minh Buddhist Youth Group was founded in 1996 and is still going 15 years strong. Our lion dance troupe has been the finest and oldest team around for over a decade. Join us for one of our energy filled performances and experience the history and tradition! We perform year around. Bringing good luck and fortune to any event."
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Friends of Folk Art presents the 11th Annual Folk Art Flea! This year’s Flea will be the largest and most diverse in its history and will be in a spacious new location to accommodate folk art from around the world. The Flea will take place at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Drive. Although admission is free, members of Friends of Folk Art enjoy early admission to the Flea from 9 to 10 a.m. Public admission is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All proceeds benefit educational programs and exhibitions at the Museum of International Folk Art, through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, a private nonprofit organization.
If you are not already a Foundation member, you may join here. A Foundation membership is required before joining a Friends group. Each group is $100 per individual or $150 for two people.
If you are currently a Foundation member and would like to join the Friends of Folk Art, please call 505.216.0829.
You may also consider supporting the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) and its world-class programs by becoming a Flea sponsor, making a donation of folk art, or volunteering. Please click here for more information.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us for a FREE film night featurring A Letter to Momo at the Santa Fe Railyard in collaboration with AMP Concerts. This movie is presented in conjunction with the exhibit, Yokai: Monsters and Demons of Japan. Smokin’ Bachi (also known as Santa Fe Wadaiko) will perform Japanese Taiko drumming at 7 pm before the film.
Visit the Folk Art Museum to experience the exciting Yokai exhibit that includes a Japanese ghost house.
The Santa Fe Railyard movie series takes place on the beautiful Railyard Park Performance Lawn in the heart of the Railyard Park, located at the intersection of Paseo De Peralta and Cerrillos Rd. Directions and parking info are on the Railyard web site. (You can also download a map [JPG] showing all of the Railyard parking and transportation options.)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Celebrate Midsummer and make your own flower crown!
Drop in anytime between 11 am – 1pm to create a flower crown and learn more about this Scandinavian summer solstice tradition.
FREE with Museum Admission
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for an enchanted evening of magic, music, spirits and savories at the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) on Milner Plaza.
The event will feature Scandinavian songs and medieval ballads by Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee, Scandinavian-inspired hors d’oeuvres by Walter Burke Catering, a specialty aquavit cocktail, wine and beer, flower crown decorations, and Midsummer-related surprises.
- $75 per person, purchase tickets here
- Proceeds benefit exhibitions and education programs at MOIFA
Presented in conjunction with the current exhibition, Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia. The exhibition and the Museum Shop will be open for you to enjoy.
Special thank you to our generous lead donors and sponsors: Gwenn and Eivind Djupedal and Parasol Productions with additional support provided by Rosalind Doherty, Rae Hoffacker and Peter Pappas.
About Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee
Scott and Johanna are a duo who perform early traditional Scandinavian/Celtic ballads and tales. Their wanderings have led them from Finland and Iowa respectively - through Europe, Scandinavia, India, and the U.S. On the way they have picked up tales and songs that they perform together with the stories behind them, in particular exploring the links between Scandinavian, Celtic, North American and other story singing traditions. Their performances have been described as magical, inspiring, haunting and mesmerizing. For more information about Scott and Johanna, click here.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
New Mexico residents admitted FREE the first Sunday of each month. Youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members are always free. We are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Come Explore our engaging exhibits!
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.
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.