Oct 7, 2020
VIRTUAL TALK: What is Folk? Museums, Markets, and the Invention of an American Art Tradition
Museum of International Folk Art
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Talk by Emelie Gevalt, curator of Folk Art at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City
Since its popularization in the 1920s, the term “American folk art” has been used to mean different things to different people, ranging from Americana collectors to modern artists, dealers, curators, and scholars across multiple disciplines. The genre has historically encompassed an equally broad range of objects, from carousel figures, quilts, and whirligigs to forms traditionally considered more academic, such as portraiture and landscape painting. Drawing on examples from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum, this talk will offer a glimpse into the history of a sometimes unwieldy collecting category, tracing its development in both commercial and museum contexts, from the early 20th century into the present day.
Zoom Program - Wednesday, October 7 at 4 pm MDT
Join us on Sunday, October 11th at 10 am for our free virtual Family Mornings at Folk Art Museum featuring Grab-and-Go Art Kits and a Zoom program. The October theme is "Tiny Towns". The Zoom program will include Story Time and ‘Show-and-Tell’ Time for the children to share their Art. By registering, you are consenting to your child being on camera and audio throughout the duration of the program.
Grab-and-Go Kits will be available for pick up Friday or Saturday prior to the day of the Zoom meeting. Please register in advance to receive the art kit, which will include instructions and supplies for the project. Supplies are limited, and kits are only available as they last.
Register for the Grab-n-Go Kits, or the Family Morning Zoom meeting, or both here: https://forms.gle/8wvJBL9gxLfDQRad8
Oct 15, 2020
New Technology in Art: Innovation at the Institute of American Indian Arts
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A Friends of Indian Art Member Event
Innovation has been a tradition in Native arts from the very beginning. Indigenous cultures have adopted whatever materials or technologies have been available to speak about the things those cultures held most important. From pre-contact ceramic work and shell carving, to the use of trade-beads and European metalworking technologies, to our current era of digital design and fabrication, Native artists have embraced the most current and cutting edge tools to create works of art that speak to the issues that face their people. The Digital Fabrication Lab at the Institute of American Indian Arts, in coordination with its other studios, is working to put those tools into the hands of the next generation of innovative Indigenous artists. The work being produced in conjunction with the IAIA FabLab, from students, staff, faculty, and artists-in-residence, spans an incredibly diverse set of materials, topics, and practices, continuing the long and storied tradition of artistic innovation in Native art. We will hear from Brian Fleetwood (Muscogee/Creek), Assistant Professor in Studio Art at IAIA.
Please note that you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art in order to participate in FIA events. You can learn more about about joining the friends group by visiting its page on the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s website.
Make a Mini Community! FREE Folk Art To Go activity kits provided by the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA). The activity kits will be available on Thursday (10/15th) & Saturday (10/17th) at the Southside Library through curbside pick-up (noon-5:30pm) while supplies last.
Oct 22, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Educational Benefit Auction
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Featuring Unique Native American Art
Opens October 23, 2020 at 10 AM | Closes October 25, 2020 at 5PM
An eclectic virtual sale of both old and contemporary Native American art from private collections, including pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, baskets, and sculptures. Whether you are a new or seasoned collector, you’re sure to find your own new treasure!
In addition to the Collectors’ Sale, cultural learning experiences will be offered as Auction items. These experiences provide an opportunity to visit a pueblo and be hosted by a community member to learn about the community and history.
All proceeds from the unique sale and auction will directly benefit the development of online education for our community and schools, and upcoming exhibitions.
Join us for Ghost Storytelling on Halloween Eve!
Joe Hayes and Satori Murata tell spooky stories from Japan and the US on Saturday October 30th at 8 pm MDT in honor of our exhibit Yokai: Ghosts and Demons of Japan. Fun for the whole family, recommended ages 10 and older
Join us on live streaming on Zoom -- Go to https://zoom.us/j/94764345956?pwd=UkNBQkhqekNqRnE4TjNiWkttMUtzdz09
In celebration of the new on-line exhibition: Yokai: Ghosts and Demons of Japan https://yokai.moifa.org