Through a combination of in-gallery objects and multimedia pieces, as well as public conversations and events held at the museum and in the community, this exhibition addresses themes of incarceration, social justice and prisoners’ rights, recidivism and transitional justice. Works featured in exhibition are drawn from the Museum’s extensive collection of prison art alongside recently acquired art - including pieces made during workshops at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in 2017, pieces purchased at the state Penitentiary’s bi-annual Inmate Craftsmanship and Trades Fair in 2019, and a mural created by at-risk-youth through a school-to-prison pipeline initiative https://www.sitesofconscience.org/en/2018/01/brown-v-board-to-ferguson-toolkit/ program between MOIFA and Santa Fe ¡YouthWorks! in 2018. The exhibition further explores strategies helping underserved populations so that they may avoid future incarceration and examine how the arts can be a catalyst for healing, rehabilitation, and change.
Parkas are complex expressions of Alaska Native cultures’ deep respect for the animals of land and sea. The harmonious marriage of beauty, function, and resourcefulness, parkas are a living tradition rooted in centuries of indigenous knowledge of material science and design. They also demonstrate the resilience of indigenous communities to thrive in the arctic environment.
Dec 13, 2020 - Feb 13, 2022
Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia
Museum of International Folk Art
Dressing with Purpose examines three dress traditions today—Swedish folkdräkt, Norwegian bunad, and Sámi gákti—in light of more than two centuries of social and political change across Scandinavia.
Oct 3, 2020 - Mar 21, 2021
Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch
New Mexico Museum of Art
This exhibition highlights the works of some of the Elaine Horwitch Galleries’ most popular artists.
This exhibition celebrates the centennial anniversary of Shuster’s arrival in the Southwest. It highlights the artistic legacy he developed here in Santa Fe and elsewhere throughout the state and forefronts the significant artistic relationships he forged here.
The Museum of International Folk Art and the International Folk Art Market present "Art of Consumption: Folk Art and Sustainability." This exhibition explores what we consume, what we throw away, and its impact on the environment and climate change. This show highlights folk artists whose work shines a light on environmental crises and removes materials from the waste stream to create objects of beauty. All of the featured artists are participants in the 2020 International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe.
Cambio Climatico/Ronin Guardian del Agua y la Tierra, 2015
Olinda Reshinjabe Silvano Inuma de Arias
Shipibo Community of Cantagallo, Lima, Peru
Cotton fabric, embroidery floss, beads, seeds, vegetal dyes, paint
Museum of International Folk Art, IFAF Collection FA.2017.29.4
42"w x 40"h
Photo by Addison Doty
WORDS on the Edge consists of twenty-six poetry broadsides and lyrical texts addressing themes of nature and its irresponsible destruction. Twenty-six notable poets, artists, and writers have been paired with an equal number of highly regarded letterpress printers from four countries. Included in the collection are Arthur Sze, Santa Fe’s first Poet Laureate, and Thomas Leech, curator of the Palace Press.