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MOIFA Supports Contemporary Piñatero at IFAM Roberto Benavidez, a Mexican-American artist hailing from Texas but now living in Los Angeles, crafts bright, ephemeral sculptures using a piñata technique. His creations are reminiscent of traditional Mexican alebrijes, or fantasy animals, while serving homage to the piñatas robust history. MOIFA supported Roberto at the International Folk Art Market last month with funds raised by the Friends of Folk Art (FOFA). FOFA also hosted a conversation with Roberto facilitated by
The soft open of Here, Now and Always was memorable for many reasons. Seeing the completed exhibition was the most special experience I have had working in the arts. Since working at the Foundation, I have listened and learned about about how much time, trust, money, art, and thoughtfulness were poured into the exhibition over eight years, and why it mattered to each person to do so. I have seen the staff work incredibly hard in
Fiscal year to date membership revenue is on track. With just one month left in the calendar year, our last bits of revenue will come in through our regular renewal series along with one last year-end appeal to Rejoin or Step Up. These extra pushes will ensure we meet or exceed all revenue goals and set us up for a successful 2023. It’s also time for the Members-only shops sale and our holiday party is

November 16, 2022

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Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property In 2006, the southern New Mexico home of J. Paul and the late Mary Daniels Taylor was dedicated as a historic property, part of the Museum of New Mexico system. Today, it is unique among the state’s eight historic sites. Located on Old Mesilla’s plaza, the Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property comprises three 19th-century adobe buildings and an extraordinary collection of New Mexican art and furnishings. After purchasing the properties in 1953, the Taylors