Check out “Fashioning New Mexico”, a former New Mexico History Museum exhibit, now online to explore!
As a member in the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, you become a part of the four state museums in Santa Fe, eight historic sites statewide and the Office of Archaeological Studies.
The Museum of New Mexico Foundation is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the four museums and eight historical state monuments that make up the Museum of New Mexico: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Museum of International Folk Art New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors New Mexico Museum of Art Coronado State Monument Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial Fort Selden Historic Site Fort Stanton Historic Site Jemez Historic Site Lincoln State Historic Site Los Luceros Historic Site
Check out “Fashioning New Mexico”, a former New Mexico History Museum exhibit, now online to explore!
Have you visited the New Mexico Museum of Art YouTube page? There you can find informative videos on building museum collections and conservation, curator lectures and artist interviews, and learn how to become a better smart phone photographer, shown in the video below. Visit https://www.youtube.com/user/nmmoa/videos to view this two-part series and more!
Many of us make images with the cameras we carry in our pockets. Smarter Smartphone Photography will help make these images look a little better, one video a...
Take a look at our Museum of New Mexico Foundation Shops Artist Spotlight!
Our next "Conversation with the Curators" featuring Laura Addison, curator at The Museum of International Folk Art and Tony Chavarria, curator at The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is next Thursday, July 16 at 5:30pm. Learn more about this upcoming virtual event, as well as other exciting member benefits below:
Have you heard the news? The Museum of New Mexico Foundation Shops at the New Mexico Museum of Art and the New Mexico History Museum will open starting this Tuesday, July 7th! Take advantage of our special member discount and say hello to your favorite shop staff. Click below to learn more about new safety measures put in place:
Join the Museum of International Folk Art's Educator Kemely Gomez for Libros en Espanol in partnership with Santa Fe Public Libraries on their SFPL Youtube Channel!
Acompañen a nuestra educadora Kemely Gomez para "Libros en Español” en colaboración con la Bibliotecas públicas de Santa Fe en su Canal de Youtube SFPL.
Join our Educator Kemely Gomez for Libros en Espanol in partnership with Santa Fe Public Libraries on their SFPL Youtube Channel.
Exciting News! We are pleased to announce that the two Museum of New Mexico Foundation Shops at the New Mexico Museum of Art and the New Mexico History Museum in downtown Santa Fe will open Tuesday, July 7. Click below to learn more about safety measures we have put in place and find out about a special discount for members!
Art, culture, history and beyond. The Circles Explorers, a membership like no other in Santa Fe!
Join Circles Explorers and be a part of the Museum of New Mexico’s premier membership experience! Enjoy unique cultural experiences in and around New Mexico. Next stop, Social Distance Glamping in Arches National Park, Fall 2020.
Other benefits include membership to our four state museums and eight historic sites across the state, with monthly online programming and invitations to Inner Circles events throughout the year. For more information on becoming a Circles Explorers member visit https://museumfoundation.org/explorers/.
For your Sunday viewing, New Mexico Museum of Art new virtual exhibit, What's Inside, curated from photographs posted to Instagram using #nmwhatsinside. The exhibit reveals responses to our time inside allowing for extended observation of our surroundings. View the curated artwork below!
The New Mexico Museum of Art presents "What’s Inside," a crowd-sourced digital exhibition curated by Merry Scully, Head of Curatorial Affairs, Curator of Contemporary Art
The images in "What’s Inside" were all selected from photographs posted to Instagram using the hashtag #NMAWhatsInside, and reveal a few responses to the recently imposed period of containment and introspection. With so many working from home and canceling summer plans, we are spending extended amounts of time within a very limited space. The reeling-in of our range of experiences brings with it shifts in perceptions and meanings. Protracted time inside allows for extended observation of our surroundings and seems to encourage more frequent (and uninterrupted) internal dialogues. Odd things are amplified, meanings are changed, and perspectives are altered. These artists reveal multiple experiences of various insides, both eerie and clever.
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Have you had a chance to check out our Native Treasures Online Auction? Even if you aren't bidding on goods, you can still help local children and families learn about Indian Arts and Culture! Click below to learn more and donate!
Looking for a fun DIY project? Visit The Museum of International Folk Art online and learn how to make a paper bead necklace!
Have Fun Creating at Home with our DIY Folk Art Projects!
Learn how to make your own DIY Paper Beads here:
In some communities, beads are used at important moments in life and can represent passages such as birth, becoming an adult, marriage, and death—or power and status.
Do you miss visiting the museums as much as we do? Explore the Virtual Visits page and quench your thirst for art and culture!
Virtual Visit While the four state museums in Santa Fe, eight historic sites statewide and the Office of Archaeological Studies are closed–you can still visit and learn about the art, history and culture from New Mexico and around the world. No matter where you are, we invite you to virtually visi...
The Circles program is a wonderful mix of friendship and philanthropy, all while supporting our four state museums and 8 historic sites statewide through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.
Join The Circles as we preview Museum of International Folk Art’s upcoming exhibition “Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia" with curator Carrie Hertz. For more information on how to become a Circles member and receive invitations to future programs such as these, please contact Cara O’Brien at [email protected]
Museum at home! New Mexico Museum of Art's new activity series will help you make your home a museum! Many people collect objects and artwork for display in their homes and this series will guide you through creating information labels, curating your collection and more! Follow this link to get started http://nmartmuseum.org/education/activities-and-resources/museum-at-home.
Watch Los Comanches on the Museum of International Folk Art's YouTube Channel! More info below!
Throughout the colonial period Spanish and Pueblo Natives were continuously invaded by the Comanches and other Athabascan tribes. The folk drama of Los Comanches tells of battles against and defeat of Comanche leader Cuerno Verde by both Spanish and Pueblo people. It depicts actual historical events that occurred between 1774 and 1779. It is possible the original author of the first dramatization had actually been in the battle. Modeled after the popular Moros y Cristianos pageants, the Comanches play is performed entirely on horseback.
In the area of New Mexico known as Ranchos de Taos, a different version exists. Los Comanches de la Serna is a dance and celebrates the mixed heritage of the Spanish families who also claim Comanche blood. The dances are celebrated on New Year’s Day, beginning at dawn. Starting at the historic church the dances travel door to door, blessing homes of the locals for the New Year. The costumes, dance, and drumming are in the style of Native American tribes, the lyrics and prayers are conducted in Spanish.
Watch Los Comanches on our YouTube Channel!
Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico
In the Hispanic Heritage Wing
October 6, 2019 - June 27, 2021
Check out these one-of-a-kind art sculptures created by local artist Gregory Lomayesva. You can get them online at our Museum of New Mexico Foundation Shops!
Bring Home Your Favorite Animal - https://mailchi.mp/museumfoundation/a-handbag-for-all-seasons-509829
Registration is now open for the online auction for the Native Treasures Art Market, which runs from June 19-28, 2020! Click below to register today!
The auction will feature 150 contemporary, traditional and timeless artworks created by more than 50 Native American artists. Proceeds will be shared equally between the participating artists and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture to fund exhibitions and education programs.
Register today and check the website soon for the preview catalog highlighting a selection of works from participating artists.
The Circles Explorers, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s newest membership level is tailor-made for those with a youthful, adventurous spirit. Pictured here, explorers on a jeep tour on our 2019 Canyon De Chelly trip! Next adventure Arches National Park, fall 2020. Become a Circles Explorer today! Visit https://www.museumfoundation.org/explorers for more information!
Stay connected with the New Mexico Museum of Art by checking out their YouTube channel where you can find lectures, artist talks, tutorials and more!
Wondering what's going on at the New Mexico Museum of Art? Head on over to our YouTube channel to watch artist talks, programs, lectures, tutorials, and more! You'll be glad you stopped by 🙂
The students love the Museum of International Folk Art 's Folk Art to Go! Art Kits! Look at those smiles!
So far, MOIFA educators and security guards have created 1,088 Folk Art to Go! Art Kits for Santa Fe Public School students. The children are holding envelopes with MOIFA’s Sailor's Valentine project!
Having friends over for a social distancing dinner outside? Check out the plates and pottery at the Museum of New Mexico Foundation Shops if you want to give your tablescape a refresh!
Give Your Tablescape a Refresh - https://mailchi.mp/museumfoundation/traditional-majolica-pottery-504049
Hold the date of Friday, June 19, 2020 when the Native Treasures online auction goes live!
Native Treasures events traditionally held on Memorial Day weekend are moving online! The much-anticipated invitational Native American Art Market features prominent artists offering stunning jewelry, pottery, sculpture, two-dimensional art, fashion, carvings, basketry, beadwork and textiles.
This year, these events will take the form of an online auction that will be held from June 19 to June 28, 2020. Native Treasures supports Native artists and their communities while also benefiting the exhibitions and education programs at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
Be on the lookout for the official Native Treasures event page and link to register!
Check out The Museum of International Folk Art’s “Folk Art Piece of the Week” blog series, featuring posts by docents and scholars!
In our continuing "Folk Art Piece of the Week" blog series, MOIFA's docents and others explore our collections online and select a favorite piece to share with you. This week, Ann Murdy, a docent since 2004, presents theflor immortal of Delfino and Timoteo López Godínez as found -- to her surprise and delight -- in the Girard Foundation collection at MOIFA.
Read it here: http://moifa.org/blog/2020/05/28/folk-art-piece-murdy/
Museums will always matter. Culture is everlasting. Folk art connects the world. History is our best teacher.
Our Members Support the Museum of New Mexico System. Help protect and preserve the art, culture and history of New Mexico and folk art traditions worldwide. Become a member today.
Check out the newest virtual exhibit "Grace Notes" from the New Mexico Museum of Art curated by Katherine Ware! It is filled with photos from Facebook and Instagram posts from 2020.
The New Mexico Museum of Art presents its third virtual exhibit, “Grace Notes." This show features photographs from Facebook and Instagram posts, all shared in March and April of this year, and is curated by Curator of Photography, Katherine Ware.
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Thank you to our Circles members for welcoming Executive Director, Mark A. White of the New Mexico Museum of Art to Santa Fe at our first Inner Circles virtual event. If you missed it, be on the lookout for the recorded conversation!
Aren’t these pre-event packages members received so cute? Nothing welcomes you to Santa Fe quite like a margarita!
Don’t miss future exclusive online programming. Learn more about our Circles membership program here, www.museumfoundation.org/the-circles/ and become a member today!
Add some flair to your next Zoom call with our museum inspired jewelry collection! Find earrings, necklaces, and much more on our website. Follow the link below!
On Sunday, May 31, Museum Hill Café will open its beautiful patio for Sunday brunch, at a safe 50% capacity, and then for lunch Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. When the evenings are warmer, they plan to offer early dinner service on Fridays from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Live music also returns and this Sunday will feature Melanie Moonsour on piano and Paul Brown on bass. Weldon Fulton, chief operator of Museum Hill Café, has implemented many cleaning and safety precautions so guests can feel safe and comfortable while eating out.
Reservations are recommended, please call 505.984.8900 to reserve your table. Weldon and his staff look forward to seeing you, and as always, members will receive a 10% discount!
Check out The Museum of International Folk Art’s “Folk Art Piece of the Week!”
Today's "Folk Art Piece of the Week" post arrives from independent scholar Elizabeth Lillehoj, a Professor Emeritus in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at DePaul University, Chicago. With her selection of a 19th century Shinto votive tablet (ema) painted by Kano Asanobu, Dr. Lillehoj turns attention to its mythic subject, Empress Jingū the warrior sorceress.
Read it here: http://moifa.org/blog/2020/05/21/folk-art-piece-lillehoj/
Do you need a nice candle for your work from home desk? Check out these scents inspired by Northern New Mexico -- you can purchase them online at the Museum of New Mexico Foundation Shops! Which one is your favorite?
Explore the Scents of Northern New Mexico - https://mailchi.mp/museumfoundation/a-handbag-for-all-seasons-497285
The New Mexico Museum of Art has moved their in-gallery Artist Talks to a virtual format! In this video, Head of Curatorial Affairs, Merry Scully, interviews Alcoves 20/20 #3 artist Jonathan Parker. See below for the video and more info!
We have moved our in-gallery Artist Talks to a virtual format! In this video, Head of Curatorial Affairs, Merry Scully, interviews Alcoves 20/20 #3 artist Jonathan Parker. For images of Jonathan's work, check out his website: https://www.jonathanparker.com
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Check out our most recent Member E-News featuring Our Fair New Mexico Concert Series. Plus things to do, history lessons and local food. https://mailchi.mp/museumfoundation/05142020
Add some color to your work-from-home walls with a decorative 3D DIY wall hanging! Eco-friendly and lightweight! Follow this link to shop: https://shopmuseum.org/collections/featured
Eco-Friendly Ways to Create and Decorate - https://mailchi.mp/museumfoundation/a-handbag-for-all-seasons-492341
#TBT We loved having Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe, organized by Vitra, at the Museum of International Folk Art last year. When this exhibition was up in 2019, it meant that MOIFA had more Girard in once place than any other museum!
Great news: now the entire exhibition has gone VIRTUAL! Enjoy this brand new Virtual Tour of Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe from the comfort of your own home!
The exhibition, Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe, organized by Vitra, is now VIRTUAL!
Alexander Girard was one of the most influential interior and textile designers of the 20th century. Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe is the first major retrospective on Girard’s work, organized by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany.
With this new VIRTUAL TOUR open a door to his creative universe and shows his close relationships with contemporaries such as Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Andy Warhol, Rudi Gernreich, and many others. Featured are Girard’s designs in textiles, furniture, and sculptures, as well as numerous sketches, drawings, and collages never shown before.
A Designer’s Universe was on view at the Museum of International Folk Art May 5, 2019 - October 27, 2019. Now you can experience this exhibition virtually by taking the tour here: https://fivedmedia.com/3d-model/alexander-girard-a-designers-universe/skinned/
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