Join Museum of Arts and Design Director Tim Rodgers for a journey through Santa Fe's vibrant and varied artistic landscape. This trip will coincide with the annual International Folk Art Market (IFAM), a program whose mission is to highlight diverse folk art traditions while providing economic opportunity to folk artists across the globe. This year the event will be led by newly-appointed Executive Director Stacey Edgar, an award-winning social entrepreneur, educator, and artisan business consultant whose career has been oriented around supporting folk artists. Each year, the city comes alive with the bustle of IFAM pilgrims, and you are invited to a luxurious slice of this Santa Fe tradition.
Curator-led visits to established institutions, like the New Mexico Museum of Art, will be complemented with private receptions at the homes of local gallerists and collectors, like Christine and Davis Mather, who are renowned for their collection of Mexican Folk Art. Other arts programming will highlight the unique institutions, exhibition spaces, and curators that together support Santa Fe's history of Indigenous art production. Gallerist Andrea Fisher will welcome us for a live demonstration of Indigenous pottery practices, hosted at the eponymous Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery, and additional artist studio visits will awaken us to the diversity of the city's contemporary Indigenous art. Rose Simpson and Patrick Dean Hubbell are just two of the many Native American artists who call Santa Fe and its environs home.
While some visits will take us out of the city center and into New Mexico's countryside, many will be within walking distance from one another; please be prepared for some travel by foot.
Such exquisite art is best paired with equally divine dining, and we are thrilled to welcome you to cozy, private dinners in the city's hardest-to-book restaurants, like The Compound and The Anasazi Restaurant. We will stay at La Fonda, the only hotel on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, whose own art collection adorns the hallways and rooms of this time-honored and luxurious institution. MAD is excited to offer an exclusive opportunity to travel by private jet along with Board Chairman Michele Cohen. This offer is limited to nine guests and will require a $1,000 charitable donation to MAD.
Your MAD contact is Lucig Kebranian (firstname.lastname@example.org or 347-531-5643, cell phone). Your Artful tour contact is Latasha Thomas (email@example.com or 781-658-2270, office phone).
The Sante Fe experience is priced at $5,740 per person in a double room sharing and $6,760 for a single traveler and includes all transportation, lodging, lunches, and dinners (excluding one evening, when guests can dine at their leisure). A $1,000 charitabble donation is required for guests traveling by private jet. This trip is limited to 18 guests and your booking is requested by March 28th. A minimum of 13 guests is required to operate this trip.
No refund will be provided for cancellations within sixty days of the trip's start date. If a patron cancels, a substitution will be allowed. After the trip has commenced, no refunds are available, even if the client does not partake in all of the trip's activities or leaves the trip early. We highly recommend trip insurance offered when booking. All programming may change and is subject to availability of hosts, collectors, and artists.