Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM



Resource Library articles and essays honoring the American experience through its art:

Taking the High Road: Art, Family and Legacy in Córdova, New Mexico (11/3/05)

Curiouser & Curiouser: A Walk Through the Looking Glass (5/23/00)

New Mexican Madonnas, 1775-1998 (12/19/99)

Sin Nombre: Hispana and Hispano Artists of the New Deal Era (5/29/99)

Let Your F.A.C.E. Make History (8/98)


The Museum of International Folk Art holds the world's largest collection of folk art with more than 130,000 objects from more than 100 nations in permanent, changing, traveling and interactive exhibitions. Included are 106,000 objects from the Girard Foundation Collection; the Neutrogena Collection with more than 2,500 items; and the Hispanic Heritage Wing with the largest collection of Spanish colonial folk art in the United States.

The Museum of International Folk Art is located off the Old Santa Fe Trail at Camino Lejo and is part of the Museum of New Mexico, a division of the New Mexico Office of Cultural Affairs. Hours and admission fees are available on the Museum's website.


Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with the Museum and with a topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Titles are listed by date of publication, with most recent listed first. Information on publications may be in error or incomplete. Titles may be followed by links to related essays published by Resource Library. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.

New Mexican Madonnas: January 24, 1999-July 2, 2000, By Robin Farwell. 1999 - 9 pages

Traditional arts of Spanish New Mexico: the Hispanic Heritage Wing at the Museum of International Folk Art, by Robin Farwell Gavin. 1994 - 96 pages. Original from University of Texas. Digitized Mar 27, 2008. ISBN 0890132585, 9780890132586

Spanish textile tradition of New Mexico and Colorado: exhibition. 1979 - 264 pages


The Dr. H. P. Mera collection of Rio Grande blankets: this collection donated to the Spanish Colonial Arts Society by Mr. and Mrs. John Gaw Meem. 1962 - 12 pages

Popular arts of colonial New Mexico, By Elizabeth Boyd. 1959 - 51 pages. Original from Indiana University. Digitized Jul 22, 2009

Book information courtesy of Google Books. This may not be a complete list of books published by the museum.

The potential for the essays in the above books to be placed online for free access by the public is of interest to TFAO. For information on digitizing initiatives from non profit organizations please see digitizing initiatives. Also please see commercial ventures. For information on two of TFAO's digitizing initiatives please click here for the Institutional Sources Study Project, here for the Collections-Centric Scholarly Texts Project, here for Resource Library's Scholarly texts services to Institutions, and here for TFAO's grant program for conversion of analog text to digital files and online publication of scholarly texts


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American Representational Art links to dozens of topics in American Representational Art

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Geographic Tour of American Representational Art History a catalogue of articles and essays that describe the evolution of American art from the inception of the United States to WWII.

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