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Feb 1, 2019
Exhibit Opening Reception
New Mexico History Museum
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Massacre of Don Pedro Villasur

This exhibition features 23 original graphic history art works by Santa Fe artist Turner Avery Mark-Jacobs. This display, ’The Massacre of Don Pedro Villasur,’ narrates the history of an ill-fated Spanish colonial military expedition which set out from Santa Fe in 1720, a story that is also depicted in the History Museum’s Segesser Hide paintings. The evening event will be hosted by the Women’s Board of Santa Fe and will include a book signing with the artist.

Copies of the graphic history shall be available for purchase.

Free event 

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Feb 1, 2019
First Friday
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New Mexico residents enjoy free admission to the New Mexico Museum of Art with ID after 5:00 PM

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Feb 1, 2019
$5 First Friday: Fall in Love with Science!
Museum of Natural History and Science
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Fri. Feb. 1, 20195:30-9 p.m.New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque(505) 841-2800http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org$5 First Friday: Fall In Love with Science!On this very special First Friday until 8 p.m.,

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Feb 3, 2019
“And What Else About Beads”
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lecture by Earl Kessler

Join us for a Lecture by Earl Kessler  “And What Else About Beads”  in conjunction with Beadwork Adorns the World exhibit at the Museum of International of Art. Talk held at the Museum of Indian Art & Culture’s Auditorium.

After the talk head over to the Museum of International Folk Art for our last day of Beadwork Adorns the World  before it closes!

Free Admission for New Mexico residents with ID.

Photo: Woman’s Vest T’boli, Phillipines from the Shari and Earl Kessler Collection

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Feb 3, 2019
Making History
New Mexico History Museum
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Stained Glass

Join us for a stained glass for beginner’s workshop, recommended ages 10 and up.   Learn the basics of copper foil soldering with bits of colored glass and take home your own unique ornament or pendant.

Adult supervision requested.

Free with admission

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Feb 3, 2019
GranMary’s Winter Storytelling Series
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
with Julian Fragua (Jemez Pueblo)

Join us for the second installment of our annnual GranMary’s Winter Storytelling Series with guest artist Julian Fragua, a renowned Jemez Pueblo dancer. Program runs at 2pm and again at 3pm; choose either time.

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Feb 3, 2019
Family Mornings at Folk Art
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Family Programming

Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for a new all-ages program featuring storytime, hands-on art activities and explorations in the galleries.



  • February  3rd for “All about Beads”

  • March  3rd for “Year of the Boar”

  • April 7th for “Earth Day”

FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund

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Feb 5, 2019
Major Science from Minor Planets: Discoveries of the Dawn mission to Vesta and Ceres
Museum of Natural History and Science
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This is a unique opportunity to hear from Dawn’s Principal Investigator, Dr. Raymond. Join her for a discussion of the science, including the spectacular NEW views of Ceres obtained recently during Dawn’s final low altitude orbit around Ceres.

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Feb 6, 2019
Library Open House
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LGBTQ artists

Drop in to the library any time from 1-4PM to learn about LGBTQ artists. The Museum’s Librarian/Archivist will be here to answer any questions and show you all the library has to offer. Free.

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Feb 6, 2019
Friends of History Lecture Series
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Galisteo Basin; Pueblo Communities across the Threshold of Spanish Colonization

 

Today’s Galisteo Basin is a vast and inspiring landscape on the edge of Santa Fe. Open range land has preserved a record of history that is a remarkable testament to powerful influences, natural and cultural, from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries. These three centuries encompass dramatic changes in climate, economy, population, and organization of Pueblo communities, even before the initial Spanish expeditions of the sixteenth century.

Eric Blinman Director, Office of Archaeological Studies will discuss how the Seventeeth century Spanish Colonization changed the trajectory of the Galisteo Basins cultural history in both expected and unexpected ways, culminating in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. But perhaps the most dramatic transformation occurred in the few years immediately after the Revolt. By the Reconquest, the large Pueblo communities had moved north, setting the stage for the Euroamerican-dominated pastoral landscape of today.

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Feb 10, 2019
Valentine Extravaganza Family Fun Day
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a day of Valentine themed art making with hands-on experience creating cards, special heart ornaments and one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day collages inspired by night time. Free and fun for all ages. 

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Feb 10, 2019
Lunar New Year Celebration
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Asian New Year Traditions for the Whole Family

Come and celebrate Asian New Year traditions with the whole family at the Museum of International Folk’s Annual Lunar New Year Celebration! Fun for all ages. Free Admission



  • Lion Dance performance and parade at 1:30 and 3:30

  • Mochi Tsuki Rice Cake Pounding presentation by Santa Fe JIN

  • Hands on art making: paper lanterns and paper drums

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Feb 11, 2019 - Feb 22, 2019
HERE, NOW and ALWAYS CLOSED
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
from February 11 - 22

Our permanent exhibition - Here, Now and Always - will be closed for HVAC upgrades/repairs February 11 through February 22. Admission prices will be adjusted accordingly for the two open galleries you may still visit.

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Feb 13, 2019
Pueblo Pottery Demonstration
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
with Ray Garcia (San Felipe Pueblo))

Ray Garcia (or Rayduck) first learned about pottery from his grandmother, who he helped collect clay at the southern end of San Felipe Pueblo. Since then, he has gathered, processed, and created pottery with San Felipe clay. He began formal instruction from 2009 to 2012, under the instruction of Clarence Cruz at the Poeh Center in Pojoaque. While at the Poeh, he learned to gather, process, and make pots with micaceous clay. He also studied with Max D. Early of Laguna from 2012 to 2014 learning traditional methods of gathering clay and pottery making in Laguna Pueblo.

Since he is from both San Felipe and Santa Ana Pueblos, Garcia has begun to work with both styles in his painting and clay shaping.

Garcia has won various awards for both pottery and jewelry at the Heard Museum Indian Art Market in Phoenix; Red Earth Indian Art Market in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Cahokia Mounds Contemporary Indian Art Show, in Collinsville, Illinois; and the Artesian Arts Festival in Sulphur, Oklahoma. His work has also been shown at the Southwestern Indian Art Market in Tucson, Arizona; Indian Summer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and the Haskell Indian Art Market in Lawrence, Kansas.  

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Feb 13, 2019
Lecture on Collective Impact of the Taos Society of Artists
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Free lecture by Davison Packard Koenig, Executive Director of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site in Taos.

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Feb 15, 2019
Conversations with Collections
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Museum staff will teach you how to care for family heirlooms and personal collections. Free with cost of admission.

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Feb 20, 2019
Let’s Take a Look!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
MIAC Curators Examine Your Treasures

MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesay of each month awaiting whatever treasures may walk through the door. This is your opportunity to bring a family heirloom, something special from your collection, or a piece you know nothing about. Naturally, they prefer items from the American Southwest (in keeping with the museum’s focus), but they will check out anything you bring in.

Federal law prohibits curators from "appraising" any items, but they will direct you to appropriate resources. For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look

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Feb 20, 2019
“The Manhattan Project in Fiction”
New Mexico History Museum
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join Heather McClenahan, Executive Director of the Los Alamos Historical Society, who will discuss, “The Manhattan Project in Fiction”.

Join us for an “Atomic Histories” exhibition presentation on how historic events have been featured in literature. 

Free Auditorium event. Bottled water only please

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Feb 22, 2019
CreativeMornings
New Mexico History Museum
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Symmetry

Kevin Henderson, who holds a PhD in Physics and works for the Physics Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratories, will share on the global topic of Symmetry, and how it breaks.

The universe is filled with symmetry and broken symmetries.  Humans have embraced an enduring relationship with those principles in science, art, and culture. This talk will describe the mathematical and physical origin of symmetry and its manifestation in the natural world, and will also illustrate the many profound examples and extensions of symmetry into everyday life.

Free event in the Meem room. Limited seating. Coffee provided by Iconik Coffee Roasters.

 

 

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Feb 23, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
EXHIBITION OPENING!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Beyond Standing Rock

MIAC opens a new exhibit on the controversial Standing Rock pipeline construction, much of it from the view of Indigenous people who were at the site during protests.

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Feb 23, 2019
Standing Rock Art Panel with noDAPL Artists
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Limited Seating - Arrive Early

Join us for a very special panel with some of the artists behind our Beyond Standing Rock exhibit. Panelists include Kathy Whitman Elk Woman (Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara), Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara and Lakota), Zoe Urness (Tlingit), and Tony Abeyta (Navajo).

 

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Feb 26, 2019
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America
New Mexico Museum of Art
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Andrés Reséndez will present the research from his book The Other Slavery:  The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America in the second of our Winter Lecture series cosponsored with El Rancho de las Golondrinas.

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Feb 27, 2019
Peering into the Brain, What Do We See?
Museum of Natural History and Science
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2018-2019 Lecture Series “The Brain: It’s More than you Think”

The brain is a highly evolved complex opaque tissue, How the brain works to perceive the environment, process information, and coordinate responses remains a mystery. New approaches to imaging the brain at work while interacting with the environment include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Join Dr. Bearer as she describes new research on the brain’s response to life-threatening fear, how that may evolve to post-traumatic stress, and how Alzheimer’s disease affects memory.

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Feb 27, 2019
Palace in the Raw
New Mexico History Museum
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Public Open House

Please join us for another opportunity to view the Palace Museum in its raw state, as we continue our efforts to refurbish and restore our beloved historic national treasure.

Open house from 1-5pm

Palace in the Raw lecture: 3-5pm (see separate post) 

Free event

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Feb 27, 2019
Palace in the Raw Lecture series
New Mexico History Museum
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
“War Time Governor: Lew Wallace’s Time in the Land of Enchantment”

Please join us in the Palace Museum as Tim Roberts, Regional Manager at Ft. Stanton and Lincoln Historic Sites explores the complex events that led to Lew Wallace’s appointment, his eventful short tenure as governor, and the questions surrounding his eventual departure from the Territory of New Mexico.

A free public event

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Feb 27, 2019
Lecture: Peering into the Brain, What do we See?
Museum of Natural History and Science
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Peering into the Brain, What do we See?                                                                                              

Elaine L. Bearer, M.D., Ph.D., FAAAS, FCAP                                                                                

UNM Health Sciences Center                                                                                                            

Feb. 27, 2019 • 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.                                                                                                            

The brain is a highly evolved complex opaque tissue. Join Dr. Bearer as she describes new research on how the brain works and its response to life-threatening fear and stress. Dr. Bearer is a neuropathologist, UNM School of Medicine and the Harvey Family professor in Pathology. She works on the neurobiology of mental health, studying biomarkers of trauma and abuse in children and the cause of Alzheimer Disease. Her research also includes the perception and impact of music on the brain. She is a Fellow of AAAS and the College of American Pathologists.

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