Meet at the Museum Shop steps. Cost $10. Children 18 and under are free. Guided by volunteers, tours highlight the art and architectural history of downtown Santa Fe. Proceeds support education programs at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Call the front desk to confirm availability 505-476-5063.
Discover the history, culture and hidden courtyards of Santa Fe on a two-hour walking tour led by New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors guides. Purchase tickets starting at 10 a.m. at the Spiegelberg Shop, adjacent to the History Museum’s main entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave., one-half block north of the historic Santa Fe Plaza. Tour departs daily at 10:15 a.m. $15 for adults, free for children under 16.
(see main page for closure dates)
www.santafewalkingtour.org/ or 505-476-5200
Drop in to the library any time from 1-4PM to learn about artists in their own words. The Museum’s Librarian/Archivist will be here to answer any questions and show you all the library has to offer. Free.
Speakers Patrick Moore, Director, New Mexico Historic Sites, NM Department of Cultural Affairs, and Timothy Roberts, Manager, Central Mountain Region, New Mexico Historic Sites, NM Department of Cultural Affairs, join the New Mexico History Museum to share on the connecting of state heritage through conversations on contested space.
Following a major reorganization in 2016, the Historic Sites Division embarked on an ambitious effort to redefine the interpretive vision of preserving and sharing New Mexico’s rich history to visitors while elevating the stories of the individual sites to new levels. This presentation will detail not only the new directions that Division Director Moore and his regional managers brought to the sites, but also how perspectives on considering “contested space” shaped the conversations in telling New Mexico’s complicated past.
Free auditorium event- doors open at 11:30.
Limited seating, first come-first served, bottled water only.
The Great Unknown : Artists at Glen Canyon and Lake Powell uses photographs, paintings and writings to tell the stories of several groups of like-minded people who made repeated visits to the area known as Glen Canyon on the Colorado, Glen Canyon Dam and the resultant Lake Powell.
Join presenter James Hershberg, professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University, and author of several books including "James B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age" as part of our Atomic Histories exhibition.
Free Auditorium event-bottled water only please
Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for a new all-ages program "Family Mornings, from 11am-12noon, featuring storytime, hands-on art activities and explorations in the galleries.
Fun for the whole family. FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund
A fun and interactive multi-media workshop. Explore the facinating science of sound and the mind! Includes and acoustic sound back with crystal singing bowls. Presented by Robert John Malone.
Apr 7, 2019
Discussion with Award-Winning Journalist Jenni Monet
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Celebrating Women’s History Month
Monet visits MIAC as an extension of Women’s History Month, and to discuss her journalism during the Standing Rock / NoDAPL protests. Please click through for full event information.
Now’s the time to get your garden started. Join us for a hands-on activity for the entire family. Make a recyclable paper origami pot. Potting soil, seeds and paper supplied.
Limited space-Adult supervision requested.
Free with admission; first Sundays are free to New Mexico residents
Join us on Sunday, April 7 for a celebration of brothers Diego and Mateo Romero, who are the 2019 MIAC Living Treasures artists.
Reception from 1pm to 4pm.
Lecture with the artists offered at 3pm.
Family art activity offere 1pm to 4pm in the education classroom.
Free admission for New Mexico residents.
Apr 12, 2019
Lecture: The Symphony of Sleep: Sleep and the Brain
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Symphony of Sleep: Sleep and the Brain
Russell Morton, Ph.D., Lisa Cutchen, M.D., Shanna Diaz, D.O.
Friday, April 12, 2019, • 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Your brain works hard when you sleep. Join us for this special presentation about the importance of sleep to your brain health. Dr. Morton is a research assist. professor, UNM Dept. of Neurosciences. He is a neuroscientist and electrophysiologist whose research studies how the cells in our brains communicate with one another. Dr. Cutchen is a sleep specialist and assist. professor, UNM School of Medicine. She worked as a mental health counselor and is board certified in Family Practice and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Diaz is also an assist. professor, UNM School of Medicine. She is interested in improving quality of life through the treatment of sleep disorders and is board certified in General Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine.
Apr 13, 2019
Santa Fe Playhouse Presents: Re-imagining Mary Hunter Austin’s 1919 Performance
New Mexico Museum of Art
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
In honor of Mary Hunter Austin and in celebration of The Santa Fe Playhouse, we present a recreation of the original 1919 Community Theater debut performance in the place where it began : The St. Francis Auditorium.
Coroando Historic Site, in partnership with the Friends of Coronado Historic Site, will release their new Junior Ranger program. The free activity book is for learners of all ages and explores Pueblo Culture, Spanish Culture, conflict, archaeology, and water. Participants receive a limited-edition patch depicting Coronado’s arrival to Kuaua Pueblo. The event will also feature educational booths relating to the nature and culture of the area such as live birds and flintknappers. Admission is $5 per adult, and children are free. Call 505-867-5351 for more information.
Created for children ages 3 to 5 to explore the world of opera through music and storytelling. Performance of opera music and book reading presented by The Young Voices of The Santa Fe Opera. Performances will begin at 11:00am and will run for 30 – 45 minutes. Museum will have a hands-on craft activity for families.
Includes free museum admission for families attending the concert.
MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesday 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.
Apr 18, 2019
A Visit to the Bosque Farms Studio of Sculptor William Rogers
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
a Friends of Indian Art Event
Please note you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art to attend this event. Please visit museumfoundation.org/join or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100 to join. Click through for full event information.
Saturday of Easter weekend, Los Luceros Historic site is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families are invited to bring their own picnic to enjoy on the grounds. Attendees must bring their own food, blankets, seating and trash bags. There is an Easter egg hunt with a touch of history for children 5-12 years old. Please bring your own baskets to collect eggs. At 2:15 there will be a gathering in the courtyard for the children with a question and answer period and prizes giveaway. Kids will be challenged to gather all 5 historic facts and bring them back to the courtyard to b
Celebrate Earth Day early by making your own yucca walking stick and joining a staff led hike through the beautiful Coronado Historic Site property. Participants can collect their walking stick kit (a suggested $20 donation) in the Sun Father’s Giftshop. Supplies are limited so participation in the workshop will be first come, first served.
Throughout the day, nature hikes will be led by Instructional Coordinators, Ortega and Rodriguez. Due to the large amount of interest in this event, we will now be offering four hikes 10am, 11am, 1pm, and 2pm. These hikes are limited to 25 people each, and participants can sign up the morning of the event in the Visitor Center.
Participation in the walking stick workshop and nature hikes are free with purchase of admission to Coronado Historic Site. Adults $5, Children Free, Tribal Members Free. Call 505-867-5351 for more information.
On Easter Sunday, Jemez Historic Site hosts an all faiths sunrise service, with the Jemez Valley Baptist Church, the Jemez Mountain Baptist Church, the Jemez Springs Community Presbyterian Church and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church participating. After the service, take in the picturesque ruins and scenic vistas. Enjoy a sense of place. Call 575-829-3530 for more information.
Notice:The New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors will be closed in honor of the Easter holiday on Sunday, April 21.
We will re-open on Tuesday, April 23.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter celebration!
Tsunamis in the Brain
Bill Shuttleworth, Ph.D. Director, UNM Center for Brain Recovery and Repair
April 24, 2019, • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Brain tsunamis are massive waves that sweep through the brain, disrupt function and are involved in migraine, stroke, trauma and other disorders. Dr. Shuttleworth will discuss brain research and brain tsunamis. Dr. Shuttleworth is Director of the UNM Center for Brain Recovery and Repair, and Regents’ Professor, Department of Neurosciences, UNM
Devin Baldwin, Workforce and Personnel Director for YouthWorks, will share on the global theme of “Inclusive” and discuss their comprehensive programs that create opportunities for disconnected youth to become engaged and valued members of our community.
Free event located in the Meem room, limited space. Coffee and bagels provided by Iconik Coffee Roasters.
Spring cleaning, downsizing, redesigning? Bring in your folk art treasures--from toys to textiles, jewelry to masks, to wood carvings, yard art and more and receive a tax deductible donation. Donations will be accepted from 11 am to 2 pm.
Apr 27, 2019
Museum Participates in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, April 27
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Museum. Take-Back Day is a safe and convenient way to dispose of prescription drugs. The event gives the community a chance to properly dispose of expired and unused prescription medications.
Rangers will lead a hike up Oak Canyon (a.k.a. Church Canyon). This is a strenuous hike over rough terrain (approximately 1.5 miles)—hikers should bring water, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and a sack lunch. Rangers will do their best to identify the species of flora and fauna encountered. Participation is free. Call 575-829-3530 for more information.
Apr 28, 2019
History and Nature Series: Sheep Shearing and Fiber Arts with Wool
Los Luceros Historic Site
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Watch as the Churro lambs are hand-shorn as has been done for generations, participate in a discussion of the Churro breed, and see demonstrations the wool being processed into fiber and made into textiles. Participation is free and open to the public. Call 505-476-1165 for further information.