Museum of International Folk Art Museum of International Folk Art
Santa Fe, NM
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The Train Station (gabba), 1979
Exhibition: MOIFA Presents Sewing Stories of Displacement
02/13/2020 -09/27/2020 (more information)
Artist Unknown.Kahuta, Pakistan
The Train Station (gabba), 1979
International Folk Art Foundation Collection. Museum of International Folk (FA.1985.464.13). Credit: International Folk Art Foundation
Exhibition: From Combat to Carpet: The Art of Afghan War Rugs
01/12/2020 - 08/30/2020 (more information)
Portrait Rug (Amanullah Khan)
Portrait Rug (Amanullah Khan)
White Hannya, Nōh Mask, 2017
Exhibition: Yokai: Ghosts and Demons of Japan
Through 01/10/2021 (more information)
TERAI Ichiyu, Kyoto, Japan
White Hannya, Nōh Mask, 2017
Cypress wood, natural paints (shell, mercury, carbon, ocher, gold), cotton cord
10 5/8 × 6 11/16 × 4 1/8 in.
(27 × 17 × 10.5 cm)
Museum of International Folk Art, IFAF Collection, (FA.2018.33.1); Photo by Addison Doty
Exhibition: Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico
10/06/2019 - Spring 2021 (more information)
Tiburcio Ulibarri on violin and is brother Dionisio Ulibarri on guitar,
New Mexico, early 20th
Tiburcio Ulibarri on violin and is brother Dionisio Ulibarri on guitar
Exhibition: Community through Making From Peru to New Mexico (Comunidad a través de la Creación De Perú a Nuevo México)
Exhibition: Community through Making From Peru to New Mexico (Comunidad a través de la Creación De Perú a Nuevo México)
Through 05/03/2020 (more information)

Museum of International Folk Art
On Museum Hill,
706 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2087 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2087
Main telephone: (505) 476-1200
Fax: (505) 476-1300
Museum Front Desk: (505) 476-1204

send questions to info.moifa@state.nm.us


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  • November through April the museum is open Tuesdays - Sundays: 10 am-5 pm.
  • May through October the museum is open 7 days a week 10 am-5 pm.
  • The Museum is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Photography is permitted in all the galleries.

Docents lead tours of exhibitions:

  • 10:15 & 11:30 am 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.; Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Thursday through Sundays tours are offered at 10:15 a.m. and 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
  • No reservations are required for walk-in tours!


  • Free to NM residents only the first Sunday of each month
  • Students with I.D. Receive a one-dollar discount.
  • Wednesdays: New Mexico resident seniors (60+) with I.D. are free!
  • Adult single-museum admission is $6 for New Mexico residents, $9 for nonresidents;
  • OR $15.00 for nonresidents, $12.00 for NM residents with I.D. for a one day, two-museum of your choice pass(Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Museum of International Folk Art, New Mexico Museum of Art , Palace of the Governor's/ New Mexico History Museum )
  • OR $20.00 for nonresidents, $18.00 for NM residents for four day pass to five museums (includes all 5 listed above and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art)
  • Youth 16 and under and Foundation Members always free! Membership information»
  • Field Trips There is no charge for educational groups attending the museum with their instructor and/or adult chaperones. Contact the Tours office by phone at (505) 476-1140 to arrange class/group visits to the Museum.

Access: The Museum facilities are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and motorized scooters are available for visitor use inside the museum only.

Food and Café
Many visitors enjoy snacks or sack lunches outdoors on Milner Plaza during warm weather. A vending machine with fruit juices is available near the elevator and Visitors Center. Museum Hill Cafe: Classic Contemporary Cuisine in a rich Cultural Experience with Breathtaking Views! It is open from from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, and will be open DAILY 11AM to 3PM through September 7, 2009. The telephone number is (505) 820-1776.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Museum of International Folk Art is to shape a humane world by connecting people through creative expression and artistic traditions.

The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) explores the dynamics of artistic expression in the context of cultural change. Through its collections, exhibitions, publications, and educational programs, the museum expands perceptions of folk art and encourages dialogue about traditions, cultural identity, community and aesthetics.

Honoring the vision of its founder Florence Dibell Bartlett that "the art of the craftsman is a bond between the peoples of the world," MOIFA is committed to increasing cultural understanding by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and presenting diverse and shared artistic traditions. MOIFA recognizes that the term folk art suggests a range of meanings»-- and that a diversity of viewpoints can foster discussion and creativity. In doing so, MOIFA offers a museum experience that encourages lifelong learning and global perspectives.

MOIFA cares for its collections in order to preserve them for future generations while making them accessible to present day visitors in accordance with professional standards. MOIFA invites visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to engage with ideas and objects. Adhering to the best practices of the museum profession, MOIFA's award-wining exhibitions, based on current research and multidisciplinary scholarship, appeal to the senses as well as to the intellect.

Florence Dibell Bartlett, Founder, Museum of International Folk ArtThe Museum opened to the public in 1953 and has gained national and international recognition as the home to the world’s largest collection of folk art». The collection of more than 135,000 artifacts forms the basis for exhibitions in four distinct wings: Bartlett, Girard, Hispanic Heritage, and Neutrogena.

The Girard Wing’s popular long term exhibition, Multiple Visions: A Common Bond», showcases folk art, popular art, toys and textiles from more than 100 nations. The late Alexander Girard, who contributed his immense collection to the museum, designed this unorthodox and delightful exhibition, which opened in 1982.

Familia y FeThe Hispanic Heritage Wing of the Museum of International Folk Art is one of the few museum wings in the U.S. which is devoted to the art and heritage of Hispanic/Latino cultures. In September 2008, after nearly 20 years, the inaugural exhibition Familia y Fe came down and the Museum of International Folk Art has embarked upon the long anticipated remodeling and updating of the Hispanic Heritage Wing. The Museum envisions an exciting new space where changing exhibits can take place on a larger scale. These exhibits will still showcase New Mexican Arts and culture but in exciting and unique ways, relating New Mexico to the larger Latino/Hispano communities within our country and the rest of the Spanish-speaking world.

The Bartlett Wing, named in honor of museum founder Florence Dibell Bartlett, has two galleries that offer rotating exhibitions based on the museum collections and on field studies of specific cultures or art forms. Exhibition in this wing have ranged from Turkish, Tibetan and Swedish traditions to New Deal era art» in New Mexico, recycled objects»and mayólica». Recent exhibitions include Vernacular Visionaries: International Outsider Art in Context and ¡CARNAVAL!

The Neutrogena Wing encompasses the Cotsen Gallery and Lloyd’s Treasure Chest. The gallery provides an ideal setting for exhibitions featuring textiles from the museum’s renowned collection which includes the Neutrogena Collection, a gift to the museum from Lloyd Cotsen and the Neutrogena Corporation in 1995. This international collection contains exquisite textiles and garments as well as objects. Lloyd's Treasure Chest» invites visitors to explore what goes on behind-the-scenes in a museum and attracts all ages. The Neutrogena Wing opened in 1998, expanding upon an ongoing public-private partnership that has characterized the museum’s profile since its inception.


MOIFA Presents Sewing Stories of Displacement
February 13 -September 27, 2020. 
(more information)

From Combat to Carpet: The Art of Afghan War Rugs
January 12, 2020 - August 30, 2020
(more information)

Yokai: Ghosts and Demons of Japan
Through January 10, 2021
(more information)

Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico
October 6, 2019 to Spring 2021
(more information)

Community through Making From Peru to New Mexico (Comunidad a través de la Creación De Perú a Nuevo México)
Through May 3, 2020
(more information)

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond
Ongoing Exhibition
(more information)


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