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'Sacred Realm: Blessings and Good Fortune Across Asia'
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 thru Sun, Mar 19, 2017
ongoing 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Museum of International Folk Art

An invitation to explore ways people seek and secure blessings in Asia. Presented are amulets, votive offerings, and ritual objects believed in their original cultures to possess otherworldly, divine qualities. Free with admission, 505-476-1144, internationalfolkart.org. visit our website
Lloyd's Treasure Chest: Folk Art in Focus
Sun, Jan 29, 2017 thru Tue, Jan 29, 2019
ongoing 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Museum of International Folk Art

After an extensive renovation, the Museum of International Folk Art will reopen Lloyd's Treasure Chest: Folk Art in Focus. The gallery will offer visitors a place to explore, interact, and create folk art. Because the Museum's entire 136,000-object collection can never be on view at the same time, collections are carefully stored and cared for in rooms such as the Neutrogena Vault, which visitors can view from the Treasure Chest gallery. Visitors will take “the vehicle to the vault” to the museum's lower level where the collection vault is located. The exhibition presents new ways to think about folk art and its cultural context with books, maps, and baskets they can touch, as well as explore intangible forms of expressive culture, like music. While there is no one definition of folk art, Lloyd's Treasure Chest embodies multiple perspectives and helps us come closer to an understanding of “What is Folk Art?” Patrons of all ages will find engaging participatory experiences with hands-on activities such as origami-making, kite-coloring, a community basket-making activity, and a musical instrument (a Javanese gamelan instrument). visit our website
Sacred Realm: Blessings and Good Fortune Across Asia
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 thru Sat, Mar 18, 2017
weekly 10 AM - 5 PM
Location: Museum of International Folk Art

This exhibit invites visitors to explore ways people seek and secure blessings and good fortune in Asia, a vast and culturally diverse region. Presented are amulets, votive offerings, and ritual objects – objects with other-worldly, divine qualities visit our website
Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico
Fri, Feb 24, 2017 thru Sat, Sep 9, 2017
weekly 10 AM - 5 PM
Location: Museum of International Folk Art

The exhibition features costumes, play bills, instruments, and paintings, tracing flamenco’s journey from 15th and 16th century Spain to 20th century Europe’s most cultured cities will be costumes both historic and contemporary. visit our website
No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 thru Sun, Sep 16, 2018
onetime 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Museum of International Folk Art

The exhibition will present more than 150 examples of tramp art, a particular type of chip-carved woodwork that was practiced in Europe and the United States between the 1870s and 1940s, making use of discarded cigar boxes or crates that were then notch-carved along the edges and layered. Additionally, the show will analyze and dismantle the myths and misperceptions about tramp art, particularly as they relate to assumptions related to class, quality, and the anonymity of the makers. visit our website
Luted Crucible Casting Lecture and Demonstration
Sun, Mar 19 onetime 1 PM
Location: Museum of International Folk Art

Piers Watson demonstrates and discusses a pre-industrial method of casting bronze. Used since the 10th century in Asia and Africa, this method of lost wax casting is efficient, safe, and inexpensive. Demonstration outdoors at 1 pm, free. Lecture at 3 pm, with museum admission, 505-476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. visit our website
Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk
Sun, Mar 19 onetime 2 PM - 3 PM
Location: Museum of International Folk Art

Celebrate the spring equinox with a free "Returning to the Light" labyrinth walk on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2 pm at the outside labyrinth on the plaza of the Museum of International Folk Art. Live music. Hosted by the Labyrinth Resource Group. visit our website

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