Events

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

Museum Hill Community Day @ MOIFA
Performance Featured Event Family Demonstration

Museum Hill Community Day @ MOIFA

September 19, 2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come to Museum Hill for free music, storytelling, hands‑on activities, artist demonstrations, food, and more!

Nacha Mendez performs her original and eclectic pan-Latin-style songs on Milner Plaza at 1:30 & 3:30 pm

Design & make your own beaded bowl from Noon - 4 pm in our outdoor classroom.

 Museum Hill Partners host live music, storytelling, hands‑on activities, artist demonstrations, food, and more! Explore family-friendly events all over the hill at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.

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VIRTUAL TOUR
Lectures and Talks

VIRTUAL TOUR

September 21, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enchanted with MOIFA’s Girard Wing with its 10,000 pieces of vibrantly colored and fantastically arranged folk art from dozens of countries?  Here’s an opportunity to tour  —virtually— Alexander Girard’s last massive art installation from the comfort of your home or hotel. Join us Tuesdays at 11am Mountain Time. The five “stop” tour lasts about 45 minutes. Register yourself now:

Sep 21, 2021 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Sep 28, 2021 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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VIRTUAL TOUR
Lectures and Talks

VIRTUAL TOUR "Folk Art Focus on Five"

September 28, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enchanted with MOIFA’s Girard Wing with its 10,000 pieces of vibrantly colored and fantastically arranged folk art from dozens of countries?  Here’s an opportunity to tour  —virtually— Alexander Girard’s last massive art installation from the comfort of your home or hotel. Join us Tuesdays at 11am Mountain Time. The five “stop” tour lasts about 45 minutes. Register yourself now:

Sep 28, 2021 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY
Family

NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY

October 3, 2021
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!

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From the Southwest to the Southern Cone: A Century of Collecting at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, with Daniel Arbino, PhD

Dr. Arbino is the Head of Collection Development & US Latinx Librarian at UT Austin.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://nmculture-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpdOmtqzwjGNT8e1n3uf37AuSN7v0d4JyZ

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Daniel Arbino is the Head of Collection Development at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin. He began at the Benson in 2017 as the Librarian for US Latina/o studies. He is currently in charge of acquisitions for Mexico, Central America, and the Andean region. Daniel received his Ph.D. in Latin American literature from the University of Minnesota in 2013 and his MLIS from the iSchool at the University of Arizona in 2016. His most recent articles have been published in eTropic, Aztlán, and Chiricú

Photo Credit:   Relación de Cempoala. Relaciones Geográficas of Mexico and Guatemala, Benson Latin American Collection, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Day of the Dead Community Celebration
Family Featured Event Performance

Day of the Dead Community Celebration

October 31, 2021
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the Day of the Dead and make sugar skulls, eat traditional Day of Dead treats (pan de muertos), and view the Day of the Dead ofrendas (altars).

FREE Admission for All!

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NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY
Family

NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY

November 7, 2021
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 - Yokai: Japanese Ghosts and Demons and Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico

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NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY
Family

NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY

December 5, 2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 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! 

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NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY
Family

NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY

January 2, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 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! 

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Lunar New Year Celebration
Family Featured Event Performance

Lunar New Year Celebration

February 6, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and celebrate Asian New Year traditions with the whole family at the Museum of International Folk Art’s Annual Lunar New Year Celebration! Fun for all ages. Free Admission to the Museum

The Lunar New Year 2022 celebrates the Year of the Tiger

The Lion Dance performance is by the Quang Minh Buddhist Temple Youth Group of Albuquerque, 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.

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