Apr 11, 2021 - Jan 16, 2022
To Keep Them Warm: The Alaska Native Parka
Museum of International Folk Art

Parkas are complex expressions of Alaska Native cultures’ deep respect for the animals of land and sea. The harmonious marriage of beauty, function, and resourcefulness, parkas are a living tradition rooted in centuries of indigenous knowledge of material science and design. They also demonstrate the resilience of indigenous communities to thrive in the arctic environment. 

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Dec 13, 2020 - Feb 13, 2022
Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia
Museum of International Folk Art

Dressing with Purpose examines three dress traditions today—Swedish folkdräkt, Norwegian bunad, and Sámi gákti—in light of more than two centuries of social and political change across Scandinavia.


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Oct 4, 2020 - Jul 11, 2021
Between the Lines: Prison Art & Advocacy
Museum of International Folk Art

Through a combination of in-gallery objects and multimedia pieces, as well as public conversations and events held at the museum and in the community, this exhibition addresses themes of incarceration, social justice and prisoners’ rights, recidivism and transitional justice. Works featured in exhibition are drawn from the Museum’s extensive collection of prison art alongside recently acquired art - including pieces made during workshops at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in 2017, pieces purchased at the state Penitentiary’s bi-annual Inmate Craftsmanship and Trades Fair in 2019, and a mural created by at-risk-youth through a Pipeline initiative program between MOIFA and Santa Fe ¡YouthWorks! in 2018. The exhibition further explores strategies helping underserved populations so that they may avoid future incarceration and examine how the arts can be a catalyst for healing, rehabilitation, and change.

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Oct 3, 2020 - Mar 21, 2021
Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch
New Mexico Museum of Art

This exhibition highlights the works of some of the Elaine Horwitch Galleries’ most popular artists.

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Aug 29, 2020 - May 1, 2021
A Fiery Light: Will Shuster’s New Mexico
New Mexico Museum of Art

This exhibition celebrates the centennial anniversary of Shuster’s arrival in the Southwest. It highlights the artistic legacy he developed here in Santa Fe and elsewhere throughout the state and forefronts the significant artistic relationships he forged here.

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Jun 6, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020
Art of Consumption: Folk Art and Sustainability
Museum of International Folk Art

The Museum of International Folk Art and the International Folk Art Market present "Art of Consumption: Folk Art and Sustainability." This exhibition explores what we consume, what we throw away, and its impact on the environment and climate change. This show highlights folk artists whose work shines a light on environmental crises and removes materials from the waste stream to create objects of beauty. All of the featured artists are participants in the 2020 International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe.


Image caption: 

Cambio Climatico/Ronin Guardian del Agua y la Tierra, 2015

Olinda Reshinjabe Silvano Inuma de Arias

Shipibo Community of Cantagallo, Lima, Peru

Cotton fabric, embroidery floss, beads, seeds, vegetal dyes, paint

Museum of International Folk Art, IFAF Collection FA.2017.29.4

42"w x 40"h

Photo by Addison Doty

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May 29, 2020 - Oct 3, 2020
The WORDS on the Edge
New Mexico History Museum

The WORDS on the Edge portfolio consists of twenty-six poems and lyrical texts that address themes of nature and its irresponsible destruction.

Twenty-six notable poets, artists, and writers were paired with an equal number of highly regarded letterpress printers from four countries, and each pair produced a limited-edition broadside for the portfolio. The Palace Press is represented in the collection by Arthur Sze’s poem, Black Center

The complete set of broadsides will be on display in the museum’s Meem Room.


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May 9, 2020 - Oct 4, 2020
Breath Taking
New Mexico Museum of Art

In this exhibition, contemporary artists find inventive ways to express the act and importance of breathing by measuring it, scanning it, enclosing it, evoking it, and reminding us that every breath we take is a cooperative venture with our landscape.

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