Please join Francois-Marie Patorni, an independent scholar specializing in the history of the French-speaking people in New Mexico and the American southwest, as he shares on the history of the French, French Canadians, and other French-speaking people in New Mexico, which includes the last 400 years and covers all regions of New Mexico.
After introducing the speaker’s quest for the French in New Mexico, we will remember the lives of a few of the most influential, unusual, or colorful individuals uncovered through stories of love and death, chases and hunts, and successes and failures, illustrated by images rarely seen before.
Thousands of New Mexicans have French ancestors. This talk is offered as a contribution to their cultural resurrection.
Facebook link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1030517677383350
YouTube Link to to the event: https://www.youtube.com/user/NMmuseum
Photo credit: Train de La Reconnaissance Française; Attribution Photo F.M. Patorni
Sep 11, 2020
POSTPONED - Conversations with Collections: Native American Collection
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
*Postponed* Go behind the scenes of the New Mexico Muserum of Art to see what it takes to care for a wide-ranging collection.
Join us on Sunday, September 13th at 10 am for our free virtual Family Mornings at Folk Art Museum featuring Grab-and-Go Art Kits and a Zoom program. The September theme is "Harvest Time". The Zoom program will include Story Time and ‘Show-and-Tell’ Time for the children to share their Art. By registering, you are consenting to your child being on camera and audio throughout the duration of the program.
Grab-and-Go Kits will be available for pick up Friday or Saturday prior to the day of the Zoom meeting. Please register in advance to receive the art kit, which will include instructions and supplies for the project. Supplies are limited, and kits are only available as they last.
Register for the Grab-n-Go Kits, or the Family Morning Zoom meeting, or both here: https://forms.gle/KQHd5P4mx2B5B37P7
Sep 16, 2020
Música Buena: Celebrating Music in New Mexico Virtual Concert
Museum of International Folk Art
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A concert in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day
Join us on the Museum of International Folk Art Facebook Page for a virtual concert featuring Euforia at 7pm
Euforia is a fairly new group with members from Santa Fe and Rio Rancho, New Mexico. We consider ourselves to be a Mariachi Norteño Fusion musical group. Our specialties are norteñas, mariachi classics, cumbias and a bit of country.
Sep 17, 2020
The Artist as Collector: A Visit to the San Ildefonso Home of Russell Sanchez
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A Friends of Indian Art Member Event
Russell Sanchez is a very familiar and lauded name to Native art collectors, most recently taking home the Best of Pottery award at 2019 Indian Market. But you may not know that he is a wide-ranging art collector himself. His historic adobe home sits right on the main plaza of San Ildefonso Pueblo, but he has continued to add on to the space over the years to house his growing art collection. From stunning Venetian chandeliers, to folk art from the around the world, to a wide range of Native art, Russell’s eclectic tastes and interests are on full display at his unique home. Hear how he approaches collecting art from the perspective of being an artist himself.
Please note that you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art in order to participate in FIA events. You can learn more about about joining the friends group by visiting its page on the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s website.
Make your own Corn Husk Doll/Figurine! FREE Folk Art To Go activity kits provided by MOIFA will be available on Thursday (9/17th) & Saturday (9/19th) at the Southside Library through curbside pick-up (noon-5:30pm) while supplies last.
Sep 26, 2020
VIRTUAL EVENT: Los Matachines Traditions of New Mexico
Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join the staff of Wonders on Wheels Mobile Museum and New Mexico Historic Sites in celebrating the tradition of Los Matachines dance and drama in New Mexico.