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Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibits at the Museum of International Folk Art

Sacred Realm: Blessings & Good Fortune Across Asia
 What more can we ask than for blessings and good fortune? Whether perceived as miraculous boons or a response to ceremonious prayer, blessings and good fortune come in many forms and bring joy, comfort, and balance to our lives. God, deities, nature spirits, and other unseen forces exist in human belief, which can bring both great harm and great fortune to people on earth.
February 28, 2016 through March 19, 2017
Museum of International Folk Art

FLAMENCO: From Spain to New Mexico
Passionate, fiery, sensual, intense In-depth examination of the history and culture of flamenco dance and music. The Museum of International Folk Art presents Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico, the most comprehensive exhibition to celebrate and study this living tradition as an art form. The exhibition opened November 22, 2015 and runs through September 10, 2017.  More than 150 objects are featured. Among them, items once used by renowned artists Encarnación López y Júlvez “La Argentinita”, José Greco, and Vicente Romero and María Benítez (both from New Mexico). In addition to other stunning loans from private collectors will be those from the museum’s expansive permanent collection.
November 22, 2015 through September 10, 2017
Museum of International Folk Art

Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Market Place
The  Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience is an experimental gallery inside the Museum of International Folk Art where the public is invited to help shape the content and form of the exhibition in real tme.
July 3, 2016 through January 8, 2018
Museum of International Folk Art

Lloyd’s Treasure Chest
Take the Vehicle to the Vault
January 29, 2017 through January 29, 2018
Museum of International Folk Art

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond
"I believe we should preserve this evidence of the past, not as a pattern for sentimental imitation, but as nourishment for the creative spirit of the present." - Alexander Girard
on long-term display
Museum of International Folk Art

Upcoming Exhibitions

No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art
opens March 12, 2017

Quilts of Southwest China
opens July 9, 2017

Crafting Memory: Contemporary Life and Folk Art in the Andes
opens December 3, 2017

Traditional Dress in Contemporary Scandinavia
opens January 10, 2021