Museum of International Folk Art

A Summer of Fun at the Museum of International Folk Art

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April 29, 2016

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Museum of International Folk Art

Museum Hill - Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail (505) 476-1200     www.internationalfolkart.org

June 2016 (Wednesday afternoons through October 5, 2016) June 8, 15, 22 & 29 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Enjoy live Flamenco guitar music in the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain To New Mexico.

Performed by well-known flamenco guitarists; different musician each week. Let live music bring to life the artwork and costumes on display!

By museum admission: Children under 17 and MNMF members always free; New Mexico resident seniors (60 and up) admitted free every Wednesday; New Mexico residents are $6. For a single museum adult visit, out of state adult visitors are $9. For more information please call (505) 476-1200

July 2016

Tues, July 5, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

International Folk Arts Week

Witness and be inspired by demonstrations by local and international artists in conjunction with the exhibition, Under Pressure, in the museum’s Gallery of Conscience. Related hands-on projects for visitors, aged 3 – 103.

Free with museum admission: Children under 17 and MNMF members always free; New Mexico residents are $6. For a single museum adult visit, out of state adult visitors are $9. For more information please call (505) 476-1200

Wed, July 6, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

International Folk Arts Week

Watch and be inspired by performances and demonstrations by Dayak (Malaysian) artists in conjunction with the exhibition, Sacred Realm: Blessings and Good Fortune Across Asia. Engage with the artists and their traditional instruments, weaving, and baskets. Related hands-on projects for visitors, aged 3 – 103.

Free with museum admission: Children under 17 and MNMF members always free; New Mexico resident seniors (60 and up) admitted free every Wednesday; New Mexico residents are $6. For a single museum adult visit, out of state adult visitors are $9. For more information please call (505) 476-1200

Saturday, July 9, 12:00 pm

International Folk Art Market Program: Musical workshop with Mamadou Kelly

Stop by to spend some intimate time with our visiting musical group from Mali. They’ll perform in a stripped down setting that will highlight their traditional instruments, including the calabash and djourkel. Learn a little more about how these instruments sound and are played as well as some background on the songs. Ask questions and interact with the group.

Free with museum admission: Children under 17 and MNMF members always free; New Mexico residents are $6. For a single museum adult visit, out of state adult visitors are $9. For more information please call (505) 476-1200

Sunday, July 10, 11:00 am

International Folk Art Market Program: Workshop with Lucho the Clown

Lucho comes to us from Bogota, Colombia. He will demonstrate a variety of clowning techniques and is guaranteed to get the audience involved. Drop in to discover the tools of the clown and with a little help and guidance, to embrace the idiot within and experience laughter as a means of liberation and personal and collective development. Come ready to play, discover, and create using games and other engaging activities.

Free with museum admission: Children under 17 and MNMF members always free; NM residents free with I.D. on Sundays. For more information please call (505) 476-1200

(Wednesday afternoons through October 5, 2016) July 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Enjoy live Flamenco guitar music in the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain To New Mexico.

Performed by well-known flamenco guitarists; different musician each week. Let live music bring to life the artwork and costumes on display!

By museum admission: Children under 17 and MNMF members always free; New Mexico resident seniors (60 and up) admitted free every Wednesday; New Mexico residents are $6. For a single museum adult visit, out of state adult visitors are $9. For more information please call (505) 476-1200

Tues, July 19 & Fri, July 22, 10:00 am – 2:00pm

Arts Alive! Balinese Mask-Making Workshops for ages 3 – 103. Free!

Watch a master Balinese artist demonstrate his traditional mask-making technique, and be inspired to create your own in our outdoor classroom on Milner Plaza. FREE! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Then enter the museum (by admission) and see original Balinese masks on display in the exhibition, Sacred Realm: Blessings and Good Fortune Across Asia.

Entrance to museum by admission: Children under 17 and MNMF members always free; New Mexico residents are $6. For a single museum adult visit, out of state adult visitors are $9. Groups of 6 or more please call to reserve a place and guarantee free admission to the museum: (505) 476-1212 For general information please call (505) 476-1200

Tues, July 26 & Fri, July 29, 10:00 am – 2:00pm

Arts Alive! Flamenco Dance & Percussion Workshops for ages 3 – 103. Free!

 Learn traditional flamenco dance steps and percussion rhythms through on-going workshops by local performers, in our outdoor classroom on Milner Plaza. FREE! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Then enter the museum (by admission) and see artwork, costumes, videos, and more in the exhibition, Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico.

Entrance to museum by admission: Children under 17 and MNMF members always free; New Mexico residents are $6. For a single museum adult visit, out of state adult visitors are $9. Groups of 6 or more please call to reserve a place and guarantee free admission to the museum: (505) 476-1212. For general information please call (505) 476-1200

August 2016

(Wednesday afternoons through October 5, 2016) August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Enjoy live Flamenco guitar music in the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain To New Mexico.

Performed by well-known flamenco guitarists; different musician each week. Let live music bring to life the artwork and costumes on display!

By museum admission: Children under 17 and MNMF members always free; New Mexico resident seniors (60 and up) admitted free every Wednesday; New Mexico residents are $6. For a single museum adult visit, out of state adult visitors are $9. For more information please call (505) 476-1200

Tues, Aug. 2 & Fri, Aug. 5, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Arts Alive! Circus-related Workshops for ages 3 – 103. Free!

Make your own juggling balls and learn how to use them! Get your face painted like a clown and learn clowning techniques! Engage in other circus-related activities and projects, in our outdoor classroom on Milner Plaza. FREE! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Then enter the museum (by admission) and see the exhibition, Morris Miniature Circus: The Return of the Little Big Top.

Entrance to museum by admission: Children under 17 and MNMF members always free; New Mexico residents are $6. For a single museum adult visit, out of state adult visitors are $9. Groups of 6 or more please call to reserve a place and guarantee free admission to the museum: (505) 476-1212. For general information please call (505) 476-1200

Wed, Aug. 10 through Sun, Aug. 14 - During museum open hours (10:00am – 5:00pm)

Sand Mandala Construction by the Mystical Arts of Tibet

Watch Tibetan monks create a large mandala made entirely of sand. Try your hand at the technique in a community sand painting project, on-going throughout the week in the museum’s Atrium. The monks’ five-day residency will also include a puja (ceremony) and presentation on the symbolism of mandalas. Call for specific dates/times for these programs.

Free with museum admission: Children under 17 and MNMF members always free; New Mexico residents are $6. For a single museum adult visit, out of state adult visitors are $9. NM residents free with I.D. on Sundays.

For more information please call (505) 476-1200

 

 

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