The Vigil Fam­ily: Pue­blo Feast Day

circa 1960, mixed me­dia in­stal­la­tion

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Mu­seum of In­ter­na­tional Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, 505-476-1200 “Art is only art when it’s syn­ony­mous with liv­ing,” said folk art col­lec­tor Alexan­der Gi­rard (1907-1993); and Mul­ti­ple Vi­sions: A Com­mon Bond, on per­ma­nent dis­play at the mu­seum, was de­signed with this idea in mind. It’s a lively pre­sen­ta­tion that places ob­jects from more than 100 na­tions in di­a­logue with one an­other. Gi­rard and his wife, Susan, be­gan col­lect­ing in the 1930s, amass­ing a stag­ger­ing num­ber of folk art ob­jects which were gifted to the Mu­seum of In­ter­na­tional Folk Art in 1978. The ex­hi­bi­tion, which con­tains thou­sands of works of art, rep­re­sents only a frac­tion of the en­tire col­lec­tion, which in­cludes dolls, toys, re­li­gious ar­ti­facts, cos­tumes, tex­tiles, and masks.

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