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Nov 17, 2018 - Nov 17, 2019
Folk Art Flea Donations Day
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 17 from 11 am to 2 pm

Saturday, October 27 from 11 am to 2 pm and Saturday, November 17 from 11 am to 2 pm

 

Bring your tax deductible donations to the Museum of International Folk Art.  If you are not able to donate during these days, or have large or heavy objects, call the Folk Art Flea Hotline 505.476.1201 and leave your name and phone number and a committee member will return your call.  Proceeds from the Folk Art Flea benefit the Museum of International Folk Art through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

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Nov 28, 2018 - Nov 28, 2020
Public Tours of the Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tours are free with admission and offered daily. Led by volunteer guides, learn about highlights of the building and current exhibitions. Call 505-476-5063 to verify times.

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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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Apr 1, 2019 - Nov 25, 2019
Monday Art Walking Tours
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Weekly

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.

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Apr 1, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
Walking Tours
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Santa Fe, April – October

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

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Sep 20, 2019
Governor’s Art Awards
Department of Cultural Affairs
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Artists and Arts Contributors Named for 2019 Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts New Mexico’s Highest Artistic Honors Celebrate Lifetime Achievement in the Arts

The 2019 Governor’s Arts Awards ceremonies will be held Friday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. The ceremony is preceded by a public reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the museum courtyard. A hosted open house exhibiting the awardees work will take place in the Governor’s Gallery at the State Capitol from noon to 4 p.m. Both the awards ceremony and gallery open house are free and open to the public. Earlier in the day, the awardees and their families will be hosted by the Governor at the Governor’s Mansion at a private brunch.

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Sep 20, 2019
Governors Arts Awards
New Mexico Museum of Art
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This year marks the 46th annual celebration of the Governor’s Arts Awards, which was established in 1974 to celebrate the extensive role that artists and their work have played in New Mexico.

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Sep 21, 2019
Fossil Fiesta
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Fossil Fiesta will take place in Farmington at the Farmington Public Library on September 21st. Enjoy hands on Smithsonian developed activities and meet paleontologists from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. The event will take place in Albuquerque on October 6th at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

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Sep 21, 2019
New Mexico Museum of Art – Vladem Contemporary Community Open House
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

New Mexico Museum of Art opens the door to our community – Your Sneak Peek of the Vladem Contemporary.

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Sep 22, 2019
An Archaeological Hike on the Moon
New Mexico History Museum
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You are invited to join a lecture given by Beth Laura O’Leary, Ph.D., who will speak on one of humanity’s most extraordinary archaeological sites –Tranquility Base on the Moon created by two Apollo 11 astronauts on July 20, 1969.

Today there are more than 200 metric tons of cultural materials on the lunar surface. We will visit some of these significant sites and explore how to best preserve our space heritage.

Free auditorium event-limited seating-bottled water only please

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Sep 22, 2019
Museum Hill Community Day
Museum Hill Partners
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Family-Friendly and Free for All

Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities, music and preformances at Museum Hill Partner sites: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; Museum of International Folk Art; Museum of Spanish Colonial Art; Santa Fe Botanical Garden; and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.

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Sep 22, 2019
Museum Hill Community Day
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Family-Friendly and Free for All

Come to Museum Hill for FREE Native dances, live music, storytelling, hands‑on activities, artist demonstrations, food, and more!

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Sep 22, 2019
Museum Hill Community Day
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Family-Friendly and Free for All

Come to Museum Hill for FREE Native dances, live music, storytelling, hands‑on activities, artist demonstrations, food, and more!

Admission and all hands-on activities are FREE for New Mexico residents and guests alike. For more info and a full schedule of events, visit MuseumHill.net/CommunityDay.

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Sep 24, 2019
Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Museum of International Folk Art
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

At Santa Fe Southside Library:

Join us for free folk art family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please take note of the specific dates and activities. All events take place from 3:30-4:30pm.

Tuesday Sept. 24th  – Tin Frames & Ornaments

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Sep 25, 2019
Popular Arts As National Stand-ins: Mexico’s 1968 Cultural Olympiad
Museum of International Folk Art
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lecture with Dr. Deborah Dorotinsky

The Museum of International Folk Art welcomes Dr. Deborah Dorotinsky of Mexico City’s Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas to discuss folk art and dipolomacy.

This lecture explores the exhibition of folk arts prepared by the Olympic Organizing Committee for the XIX Olympic Games in Mexico in 1968, and the ways popular craft was used as a form of cultural diplomacy from 1940-1970. Nearly 50 years after the original exhibition, in 2016, a group of students and curators at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) revived the exhibition, highlighting its history and the shifting definition artisanal design, craft, folk art and arte popular

Dr. Deborah Dorotinsky is a full-time tenured researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, UNAM and a professor of historiography of art history, history of Mexican ethnographic photography and gender and visual cultures 1920-1950 in the Art History Graduate Program at the same university.

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Sep 27, 2019
New Mexico Museum of Art – Vladem Contemporary Art Walk
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Your Sneak Peek of New Mexico Museum of Art- Vladem Contemporary

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Sep 28, 2019
5th Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Los Luceros Historic Site
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

his annual fall festival is a fun event for all ages! Bring your own bags (or get one from Los Amigos del Rancho Los Luceros for a donation) and pick apples from the orchard (as available; crop not guaranteed!), enjoy fall on the beautiful estate, tour the historic buildings, watch old-time sheep shearing, buy food and wares from local vendors, and enjoy music and other performances. A great family fall getaway! Call 505-476-1165 if you are interested in being a vendor, or for further inform

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Sep 28, 2019
FOCA+P
New Mexico Museum of Art
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Las Vegas, NM day trip as part of FOCA+P’s Discover New Mexico Art series

Discover Las Vegas, New Mexico Art and join us for an in-depth educational trip to Las Vegas. 

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Oct 1, 2019
Docent Training Class Starts - School Tours Program
Museum of International Folk Art
Volunteer!

GOT THE HEART FOR ART? Come volunteer with us now!



  • DO you love FOLK ART?

  • ENJOY Sharing with CHILDREN & ADULTS?

  • WANT TO LEARN more about ART AND CULTURE from around THE WORLD?

Join the Museum of International Folk Art’s free new SCHOOL TOURS DOCENT training class starting OCTOBER 1st,  2019

For more information about our docent program: Contact Dawn at 505-476-1207 or dawn.kaufmann @ state.nm.us

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Oct 2, 2019
Friends of History Lecture Series
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lamy’s Letters: A New Look at Santa Fe’s First Bishop

Rick Hendricks and Dr. Claude Fouillade, a retired French professor at New Mexico State University, have been working on a project to translate and edit a selection of Jean-Baptiste Lamy’s letters.

Lamy wrote in French, Spanish, English, and Latin over the course of his career. Reading the letters in their entirety gives a new understanding of Lamy’s life and times. The letters also present a different view of certain events than one gets from reading Paul Horgan’s Lamy of Santa Fe, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1976.

In this talk, Rick will show how Horgan used Lamy’s correspondence to construct his narrative history.

Auditorium event-limited seating-bottled water please

 

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Oct 4, 2019
Public Opening and Reception: Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hosted by The Women’s Board of The Museum of New Mexico

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Oct 5, 2019
Public Lecture: Agnes Pelton: A Contemporary Modern
New Mexico Museum of Art

Gilbert Vicario, Selig Family Chief Curator at Phoenix Art Museum

Free

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Oct 6, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
EXHIBITION OPENING!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Diego Romero Vs. the End of Art

Diego Romero vs. the End of Art will be a dynamic exploration of a Cochiti Pueblo artist’s journey through life as depicted through his work.  For decades, California born Cochiti potter Diego Romero has created renowned historical and autobiographical artworks. Acclaimed for his neo-Mimbres pottery illustrating Pueblo Indian history, his father’s Korean War stories, and his relationships with women, family, substances and art, Romero’s work lays bare the life of one Native artist and Native history.  The exhibition narrative will be a biographical and culture history in conjunction with a conflict against a shadowy figure known only as the End of Art. Throughout the exhibition video presentations will feature interviews with the artist and others detailing his path and the evolution of his art. This will be one of the largest assemblages of Romero’s ceramic works and his lesser known multi-media drawings. Per conversations with the artist, several family members will be included as part of his story and as necessary allies in his battle with the nebulous nemesis, the End of Art. In an effort to engage a younger audience and the non-traditional museum visitor, the catalog will be a hybrid of a traditional volume combined with elements of a graphic novel. This method will convey Romero’s stories of cultural and personal endurance. It is hoped that Native youth in particular will relate to their story through art.  The goals of this exhibition are to share Romero’s unique and engaging stories of life and struggle through a cultural and pop culture lens, and the visitor will learn of Native survival and ultimately celebration.

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Oct 6, 2019
"My Generation RX" Safe Medication Practices for Life Lecture
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
UNM College of Pharmacy presentation

Attend a family-friendly presentation on the use and misuse of prescription medications, aimed toward middle school age students, given by students from the UNM College of Pharmacy.

 


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Oct 6, 2019
CAMALACHE - Música Buena Public Opening
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Exhibit Opening

Join us for this Free Family Friendly public exhibit opening from 1-4pm with Music, food and dances. Everyone one is encouraged to come in their fancy Fiesta dress:



  • Matachines de Bernalillo will dance outside on Museum Hill Plaza staring at 1:00 pm

  • Cipriano Vigil performs NM Folk Music from 1:00-2:30 pm

  • Lone Piñon performs NM Folk Music from 2:30 – 4:00 pm

  • Corn Husk doll making activity with Becky Dickens from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

  • Enjoy refreshments provided by the Museum of New Mexico Women’s’ Board from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

  • Big Jim Farms from Corrales, will be roasting and selling green chile

  • Herbalist and ethnobotanist, Tomás Enos owner of Santa Fe’s Milagro Herbs will demonstrate the use of local  medicinal plants and offer a variety of products for sale.

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Oct 6, 2019
Library Pop-Up Open House
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us in the Bartlett Library & Archives for a look at "The Art of Gravestone Rubbings". Glimpse cemeteries remote in place and time through the stone rubbings from the library’s unusual collection.

Discover the Bartlett Library & Archives at the Museum of International Folk Art through our 2019 Open House  series, featuring pop-up exhibits exploring the world of folk art and the history of the Museum.  Events take place from 10 am – 2 pm.  PLEASE JOIN US FOR THESE FREE EVENTS!

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Oct 6, 2019
Making History
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
WOW! A Galaxy of Wonder

Join us in the WOW (Wonder on Wheels) van located in front of the museum on Lincoln Avenue to explore space related learning, see an Apollo space suit, pop culture toys from the Apollo 11 days, astronaut food, touch a moon and mars meteorite .......and much more.  Then come inside the museum to scratch a petroglyph in clay, just like Native Sky watchers did during the 1066 celestial event.

All ages welcome, free.

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Oct 9, 2019
Pueblo Pottery Demonstration Series
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
with Flo and Lee Vallo (Acoma)

Flo and Lee Vallo have been making and painting pottery for over 20 years. She was taught by her mother and grandmother, and her mother-in-law has encouraged her to explore and expand her craftsmanship. The couple are fourth-generation potters and painters.  With this exploration of pottery, they opened a small Pottery business on the Acoma Reservation.  Tribal members and community members come to purchase their pottery for cultural and traditional use. They recently traveled with the New Mexico Tourism Bureau to Chicago to promote tourism to New Mexico. They were the featured pueblo pottery artists to promote the Native American culture in New Mexico.

 

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Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Annual Native Treasures COLLECTORS SALE
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
to benefit MIAC exhibitions and education programs

Don’t miss this unique sale of Native American art from private collections!

You’ll find pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, baskets, carvings—vintage and contemporary. Whether you are a new or a seasoned collector, come find your own treasure!

Sale held at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Museum Hill • 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe

Saturday and Sunday, 10 am–5 pm, Free Admission • Early Birds Saturday, 9–10 am, $25

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Oct 13, 2019
Annual Native Treasures COLLECTORS SALE
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
to benefit MIAC exhibitions and education programs

Annual Native Treasures COLLECTORS SALE to benefit MIAC exhibitions and education programs

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Oct 16, 2019
Let’s Take a Look!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Curators Examine Your Treasures

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.

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Oct 16, 2019
Public Lecture: Agnes Pelton and Georgia O’Keeffe: Natural and Mystical Impulses
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Dr. Sharyn Udall is an Art Historian, author, and independent curator who has written, taught and lectured widely on 19th and 20th century American and European art.   

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Oct 16, 2019
Inspired By Nature: Gems That Rock
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Learn about turquoise and create your own turquoise inspired soap.

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Oct 16, 2019
Celebrate Earth Science Week
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Visit the New Mexico Musuem of Natural History & Science and celebrate Earth Science Week.

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Oct 17, 2019
Carol Emaerthle-Douglas: The Art of Basketry
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
5:00 PM - 7:00 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.

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Oct 18, 2019
Public Reception: Alcoves 20/20 #2
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Artists: Jen Pack, Heather McGill, Daniel McCoy, Marietta Patricia Leis, Sarah Stolar

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Oct 18, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019
Girard: Culture x Design symposium
Museum of International Folk Art
October 18-19, 2019

Girard: Culture x Design is a 2-day symposium about Alexander Girard, a luminary of modern design whose close engagement with traditional arts, whimsical toys, and everyday objects from around the world was a rich visual resource. Symposium speakers and moderated discussions will examine Girard through various lenses in order to create a more complex and textured understanding of his place in the history of American design as well as his approach to the collecting and exhibiting of global material culture.

 

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Oct 18, 2019
CreativeMornings
New Mexico History Museum
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Global theme: "Flow"

Please join Andy Otto, Executive Director of the Santa Fe Watershed Association, who will speak on the theme of “flow”.

Free event. Morning refreshments provided by Iconik Coffee Roasters.

 

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Oct 19, 2019
Fiesta of Cultures
Coronado Historic Site
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come celebrate New Mexico’s diverse and unique cultures! Arts and crafts fair, archaeology demonstrations, historical reenactments, live animals, face painting and much more will be ongoing throughout the day. There is no admission fee and the event is open to the public. Call 505-867-5351 for more information.

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Oct 19, 2019
Voices From the Past: Moonlight Tours
Fort Selden Historic Site

Join us for a special moonlight tour and meet people visiting from the past. This year we will tell the story of the diphtheria outbreak of 1886. You will meet the women who worked to care for the sick, the families who lost children, and the soldiers who were busy renovating the fort. Tours leave every 15 minutes. Tickets are sold at the door. All of the activities for this event will be outside so please dress warmly!

The last tour will leave at 8:15pm. Admission: $8 for adults. Children 16 and under are free. Cash or check only. Sponsored by the Museum of NM Foundation.

Please call 575-202-1638 for more information.

NM I-25, Exit 19, Radium Springs – Follow the signs

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Oct 23, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
Celebrate Red Ribbon Week
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Family event October 23-31, 2019

Celebrate Red Ribbon Week and "Send a Message, Stay Drug Free"

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Oct 23, 2019
Noche De Animas. Tzintzuntzan, A Documentary Film about Day of The Dead
Museum of International Folk Art
Noche De Animas. Tzintzuntzan, Documentary Film

METAMORFOSIS DOCUMENTATION PROJECT PRESENTS: Noche De Animas. Tzintzuntzan,  A Documentary Film about Day of The Dead

Film Makers Armando Espinosa Prieto and Craig Johnson will preface the presentation of the documentary with a multi-media lecture on the history and current state of the rituals and celebrations of Day of the Dead.

 ADMISSION: FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION; FREE TO NM SENIORS 60 & UP

As a part of their Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration, the Museum of International Folk Art, in collaboration with Metamorfosis Documentation Project, will present the documentary film, Noche de Animas. Tzintzuntzan. The film depicts the Feast of the Faithfully Departed in the P’urhépecha community of Tzintzuntzan in Michoacán, Mexico.

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Oct 24, 2019
Experiences in Fighting Drug Trafficking and Terrorism
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
With D.E.A. renowned International agent

Join the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science for a lecure about fighting drug trafficking and terrorism.

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Oct 25, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019
Ninth Annual Fred Harvey History Weekend
New Mexico History Museum
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join us for the ninth annual Fred Harvey history weekend. Learn more about Fred Harvey, the Harvey Girls, Mary Colter and the Santa Fe Railroad, and their roles in civilizing the Wild West and developing New Mexico.

The three-day event will include Friday and Saturday talks at the museum, a ticketed dinner on Saturday night at La Fonda on the Plaza, with additional activities in Santa Fe, and at the Castaneda Hotel and Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, NM.

Speaker details attached.

Event Weekend Schedule here: https://www.museumfoundation.org/fred-harvey-weekend/

 

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Oct 25, 2019
Alcoves 20/20 #2 Gallery Conversations with Artists
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Artists:

Jen Pack, Heather McGill, Daniel McCoy, Marietta Patricia Leis, Sarah Stolar

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Oct 25, 2019
Fright Night Adults Only Halloween
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Join the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science for an adults only Halloween event at the Museum.

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Oct 27, 2019
Day of the Dead Community Celebration
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Day of the Dead Event on Sunday

Celebrate the Day of the Dead and make sugar skulls, eat traditional Day of Dead treats (pan de muertos), listen to traditional New Mexican Music,  watch Los Niños perform traditional New Mexican dances, and view the Day of the Dead ofrendas (altars).

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Oct 29, 2019 - Nov 1, 2019
FOCA+P
New Mexico Museum of Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of Art and other local attractions, Bentonville, Arkansas

Join FOCA+P for a four-day excursion to Bentonville, Arkansas to explore the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and surrounding architecture. 

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Oct 29, 2019
Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Museum of International Folk Art
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

At Santa Fe Southside Library:

Join us for free folk art family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please take note of the specific dates and activities. All events take place from 3:30-4:30pm.

Oct. 29th – Calaveras/ Skeleton Puppets

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Nov 3, 2019
Family Mornings at Folk Art
Museum of International Folk Art
Free Family Programming

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

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

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Nov 6, 2019
Library Open House
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New Mexico publishing companies

Drop in to the library any time from 1-4PM to learn about art books published right here in New Mexico. Free.

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Nov 7, 2019
It takes a Village: The Community Reinforcement Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Curator’s Coffee

Join the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science for a Curator’s Coffee lecture from V. Ann Waldorf, Ph.D. Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, School of Medicine, UNM about a new treatment approach for substance use disorders, formalized at UNM, that include a component for family members. 

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Nov 11, 2019
Military and First Responders Night at the Museum
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Enjoy "Superpower Dogs" in the Dyna theater and enjoy the Museum

Military and First Responders can enjoy a movie and a night at the Museum for $5.

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Nov 26, 2019
Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Museum of International Folk Art
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

At Santa Fe Southside Library

Join us for free folk art family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please take note of the specific dates and activities. All events take place from 3:30-4:30pm.

Tuesday Nov. 26th – Animal Masks

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Dec 1, 2019
Library Pop-Up Open House
Museum of International Folk Art

Acquaint yourself with all manner of monsters in anticipation of MOIFA’s Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan exhibition. 

Discover the Bartlett Library & Archives at the Museum of International Folk Art through our 2019 Open House  series, featuring pop-up exhibits exploring the world of folk art and the history of the Museum.  Events take place from 10 am – 2 pm. 

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Dec 4, 2019
Library Open House
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Artist holiday cards

Drop in to the library any time from 1-4PM to see holiday cards handmade by New Mexico artists. Free.

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Dec 7, 2019
Lights of Los Luceros
Los Luceros Historic Site
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A Farolito and Luminaria Event

Join us at the newly designated Los Luceros Historic Site to experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of northern New Mexico’s holiday traditions. Call 505-476-1165 for more information. ​

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Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019
Young Native Artists Winter Show & Sale
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople.

Children and Grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the New Mexico History Museums’ Meem Community Room.

Free event

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Dec 8, 2019
Yokai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan- Public Opening
Museum of International Folk Art
Exhibit Opening

Join us to for the exhibit opening of  Yokai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan, on December 8, 2019, with free family friendly events, and a ghost house from 1-4pm.

Vivid in Japanese art and imagination are creatures that are at once ghastly and comical. Yokai generally refers to demons, ghosts, shapeshifters, and “strange” and supernatural beings. Specific creatures are commonly associated with classical literature, folklore, theatrical performances, festivals, art, and other forms of expressive culture. Yokai are also prevalent in contemporary Japanese popular culture; you find them in manga (comics), anime (animation), and character-based games such as Pokémon (“pocket monster”). In addition to participatory gallery crafts, the exhibition will include an immersive, family-friendly obake yashiki (a Japanese “ghost house”), a popular form of entertainment in Japanese amusement parks.

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Dec 12, 2019
Revealing Untold Stories of Chaco Canyon: Archaeocosmology
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lecture on solar and lunar astronomy

Lecture from Anna Sofaer, Robert Weiner and Richard Friedman at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.

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Dec 13, 2019
Christmas at the Palace
New Mexico History Museum
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, a chance to operate an antique printing press, old fashioned activities, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus -- all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors and Courtyard. A free, family event.

(Donations of non-perishable food welcomed.)

The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event. 

Enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave. The History Museum will remain closed during this free public event.

 

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Dec 14, 2019
Light Among the Ruins
Jemez Historic Site
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The ruins of Giusewa Pueblo and San José de los Jemez Mission will be decorated with hundreds of farolitos. The evening’s program will include traditional Native American flute music and Jemez Pueblo dancers’ performing between two illuminating bon-fires. The Historic Site will also host an arts and crafts fair and have food available for purchase. Call 575-829-3530 for more information.

 

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Dec 14, 2019
Las Noches de Las Luminarias
Fort Selden Historic Site

Join us for this Southwest tradition as over eight hundred glowing candles surround the Fort ruins. Enjoy holiday music, a cozy campfire, and a warm cup of cheer as you tour the grounds. Make your own holiday decorations while you enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. Please dress warmly. Admission: $5 for adults. Children 16 and under are free.

Sponsored by the Museum of NM Foundation. Cash or checks only. Please call 575-202-1638 for more information.

NM I-25, Exit 19, Radium Springs – Follow the signs

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Dec 15, 2019
Las Posadas
New Mexico History Museum
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The annual candle-lit procession of Las Posadas travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This version of an old Hispanic tradition, celebrated around the world, recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus—and includes Devils who deny the Holy Family a place of rest.

The public is invited to stay for carols, cookies and hot cider in the Palace Courtyard.

The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event.

Free event

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Dec 15, 2019
Nacimiento Open House with J. Paul Taylor
Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a fascinating afternoon as you view more than 185 nacimientos (nativity scenes) on display in the Taylor family home. This impressive collection and the open house have become a local holiday tradition. The home is located at 2346 Calle Principal on the Old Mesilla Plaza. Free to members of the Friends of the Taylor Family Monument. $5 for non-members. Sponsored by the Friends of the Taylor Family Monument and New Mexico Historic Sites.

For more information contact the Friends at ftfm.mesilla.nm@gmail.com or call 575-202-1638.

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Dec 17, 2019
Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Museum of International Folk Art
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

At Santa Fe Southside Library

Join us for free folk art family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please take note of the specific dates and activities. All events take place from 3:30-4:30pm.

Tuesday Dec. 17th – Peruvian Retablos


Produced In Partnership with Museum of International Folk Art and Santa Fe Public Library. For more information, please contact Kemely Gomez at 505-476-1215.

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Dec 22, 2019
Holiday Open House
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, and other holiday festivities 12-4pm

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Dec 25, 2019
Museum Christmas Holiday Closure
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Notice:The New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on Wednesday, December 25, only. We will re-open on Thursday, December 26.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

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