Friday, September 30, 2011

New Exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art

Guests at The Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn generally try to fit in a visit to the popular Museum of International Folk Art while in Santa Fe. Whether this is your first visit or you have been multiple times, the museum is always a delight. Along with the permanent collection (the world's largest collection of folk art) is a revolving exhibit that never ceases to amaze with its innovative and creative curating. Opening on Saturday, October 1 is the exhibit Young Brides, Old Treasures, featuring a magnificent collection of Macedonian embroidered dresses made primarily from 1890 to 1920. On display will be 27 mannequins wearing intricate and colorful ensembles representing various parts of the country, and women at various stages of life. Until fairly recently, one could ascertain not only where a Macedonian woman lived, but also whether she was married, had children, was widowed, and more, just by looking at her clothing. The ensembles often incorporated many fabrics, from wool to cotton to silk, along with intricate embroidery using metallic or cotton threads and adornments of metals, glass beads and plastic.

Admission prices are $9 for adults and no charge for children 16 and under. Another option is to get a 2-museum pass or 4-museum pass - definitely the way to go if you plan on visiting more than one museum during your stay.

This particular exhibit will be up through January 5, 2012. Museum Hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesdays through Sundays, closed Mondays.

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