Museum of International Folk Art

Experience Santa Fe Collaboration Presents: A Summer of Culture on Museum Hill

May 07, 2019


(Santa Fe, NM) – On a stretch of road no more than a mile long, the Experience Santa Fe collaboration presents a summer of culture on Museum Hill from late May 2019, to early September 2019. Together, the International Folk Art Market (IFAM) and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden host more than fifty artists from around the world, turning the hill into a summer destination, all its own.


The Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Location: 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Website:; please see website for ticketing information

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden begins the summer of culture on the hill with an exhibition of bronze works titled, Human Nature: Exploration in Bronze. The exhibition opens on May 25, 2019, and will remain on view until May 2020, with a reception on May 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Featured artists include Allan Houser, David Pearson, and Jonathan Hertzel. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour each artist’s studio throughout June, July, and August.

Each night from May 31, 2019, to Jun 9 (except June 3), 2019, at 7:00 p.m., the Botanical Garden will present Shakespeare in the Garden and their rendition of Romeo and Juliet. Visitors may also enjoy the Sunset in the Garden Concert Series which features local bands and a variety of music genres from New Mexican rock to country. Performances include Nohe y Sus Santos (June 13), David Berkley (July 5), Trevor Bahnson (August 1), and invokator (September 5) all beginning at 5:00 p.m.

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden rounds out their summer events with their Summery Garden Dinners—intimate culinary delights in intimate spaces including private homes and gardens, July 18 and 19, as well as July 25 and 26. Proceeds from the Summer Garden Dinners series support the organization’s operations and educational programming throughout the year.


International Folk Art Market

Location: Museum Hill Plaza

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday

Date: July 12, 13, and 14, 2019

Tickets: Friday night opening parts: $225 per person; $20.00 for Saturday’s market, and $15.00 for Sunday’s Market

Please visit IFAM’s website for more information:

Celebrating its 16th year, IFAM brings art rooted in diverse traditions from more than fifty countries to Santa Fe. Many participating artists keep the traditional arts alive by maintaining classic techniques and creating contemporary forms indicative of their cultures or social movements.

Among the market’s fifty countries, the Folk Art Market proudly invites three new-comers from Iraq, Bulgaria, and Australia. IFAM guarantees this year’s market to be a novel experience with forty-five new artists creating new forms in textiles, jewelry, beadwork, basketry, sculpture, ceramics, rugs, metalwork, clothing, and home accessories. The market’s goal is to support sustainable artistic practices within the represented cultures while bringing international beauty to Santa Fe.


The Museum of International Folk Art

Location: 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Website:; please see website for ticketing information

The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) collaborates with multiple partners and exhibitions to bring family-friendly programs to museum hill this summer. On June 8, MOIFA presents the annual Folk Art Flea! offering collectors of any age a chance to expand their own personal folk art collection from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Milner Plaza. The museum’s Art’s Alive! programs begin in June and run through July. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., museum staff will lead craft-based projects every hour. Activities include making Alexander Girard inspired spoon dolls (June 14), Alexander Girard inspired suns (June 21), and programming through Community Through Making (July 23 & 25).


The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Location: 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Website:; please see website for ticketing information

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) hosts their Arts Alive! program and a series of pottery demonstrations this summer. The Arts Alive! programs, running from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., begins every hour as museum educators lead activities centered on Native cultures. Participants will create pottery (June 4), work with polymer clay beads (June 6), learn about Native foods (June 11), and create projects with a water theme, coordinating with MIAC’s exhibition Beyond Standing Rock (June 13). Pottery demonstrations will take place on June 12, and July 10, each featuring a different style of pottery. The program will take place on both dates from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Experience Santa Fe is comprised of seven partnering organizations, including the International Folk Art Market, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, the Santa Fe Indian Market, and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.

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