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May 1, 2019
Friends of History Lecture Series
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Life in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression in New Mexico

A presentation by Richard Melzer, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of History, UNM Valencia Campus

Of all the New Deal agencies of the Great Depression era, the Civilian Conservation Corps was the most popular and, many would argue, the most successful. Richard Melzer’s lecture will focus on the importance of the CCC in New Mexico as a whole, but especially on the lives of the 54,000 young men who enrolled in the program and served in the state.

Living on their own, getting along with others, learning a strong work ethic, and helping to conserve the environment were some of the most important lessons the men learned. Most considered their CCC experience the turning point of their lives. Surviving the Great Depression, these men were well prepared to help the country win World War II and succeed in the post-war period.

Free Auditorium event. Bottled water only please. Limited seating.

 

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May 3, 2019
Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop for Adults
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Mindfulness practices have been successful in helping people reduce stress and live life with more ease. Current research is focusing in on how mindfulness helps us calm the nervous system creating new neural pathways in the brain. Marnie Rehn is completing her certification as a Teacher-In-Training with the Mindfulness Training Institute (MTI), an International Mindfulness Training Association (IMTA) accredited program. She has been teaching the Mindful School’s curriculum for the past year to youth and adults. Come as you are- no special equipment is required.  Cost: adult $10 ($9 members). For the family workshop: adult $10 ($9 members), child $2 ($1 member); child must be accompanied by an adult; limit one child per adult, limited to children age 6-11. Preregistration required: go to www.naturalhistory.org

 

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May 3, 2019
ArtWorks Celebration
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A celebration of the partnership with ArtWorks showcasing art and poetry made by students who visited the Museum.

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May 4, 2019
Audubon Day Celebration
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
at the Center for NM Archaeology

Join us for our first Audubon Day at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology! Includes a bunch of hands-on demonstrations and opportuinities to learn about our feathered friends.

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May 5, 2019
Public Opening - Alexander Girard: A Designerís Universe
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Exhibit Opening

Join us to celebrate the exhibit opening of Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe. Public events from 1-4pm, Free admission 

 1:00-2:00 pm  Panel Talk in MOIFA Auditorium – Panel talk with Alexander Girard’s grandchildren, Aleishall & Kori Girard, and Sam Grawe former global brand director of Herman Miller, and scholar of Girard and Mid-Century Design.

2:00-4:00 pm  Enjoy refreshments by the MNMF Women’s Board

                       Listen to Mid-Century music that Girard loved

                       Hands-on Art: Make your own paper prints inspired by Girard’s designs

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May 5, 2019
Free First Sunday
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
May 5, 2019

 New Mexico residents are admitted free on the first Sunday of each month with I.D.

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May 5, 2019
Making History
New Mexico History Museum
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Tile Painting

Colorful tiles are popular in New Mexican kitchens and inlaid in adobe architecture.

This month we will make some custom tiles using stencils and acrylic paint to mimic traditional designs. 

Free with admission; adult supervision requested.

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May 8, 2019
Pueblo Pottery Demonstration
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
with Preston (Hopi) and Debra Duwyenie (Santa Clara Pueblo)

Join us for this great demonstration with Preston (Hopi) and Debra Duwyenie (Santa Clara Pueblo).

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May 9, 2019
Curatorís Coffee: The Emotional Brain: An Analysis of Investor Behavior
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Emotional Brain: An Analysis of Investor Behavior                                                     

 David P. Bruner, CFP®, CIMA®                                                                                  

Thursday, May 9, 2019,   • 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

The way the human brain is wired affects the way we process information and how we make choices, including financial decisions. Research has shown that cognitive biases, including self-deception, can contribute to poor decision-making. Join us for this timely discussion about the brain and finance. David Bruner is First Vice President – Wealth Management Portfolio Manager, Portfolio Management Program, UBS Financial Services Inc.

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May 10, 2019
Spring Fling
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition Social & Sublime: Land, Place, and Art  with music and free admission to the galleries.

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May 11, 2019
Fort Seldenís Motherís Day Vintage Fashion Show
Fort Selden Historic Site
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 Fort Selden’s Mother’s Day Vintage Fashion Show!  The event is being held Saturday, May 11 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Fort Selden Historic Site.

Enchantment Historical Productions presents, “The Great American Fashion Show,” a living illustration of American clothing from the Revolutionary War into the 20th century.  Models will show off their fabulous costumes, both reproductions and vintage – with a little comedy thrown in.

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May 11, 2019
CANCELED Due to Weather: (Maiz Madre) Motherís Day Traditional Maiz Concho Corn Planting Event
Los Luceros Historic Site
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Partnership between NMAA and Grain Trials Team.

Event to plant heritage corn.

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May 15, 2019
Letís 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 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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May 15, 2019
Inspired by Nature
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monthly art series featuring art lessons and activities that are inspired by the natural world (21+) the third Wednesday of the month from May through September , 6-9 p.m.

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May 15, 2019 - Sep 18, 2019
Inspired by Nature
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monthly art series featuring art lessons and activities that are inspired by the natural world (21+) the third Wednesday of the month from May through September , 6-9 p.m.

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May 15, 2019
Blessing of the Fields
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will celebrate an old tradition with the annual Blessing of the Fields procession on Wednesday, May 15. Beginning at 10 a.m., the colorful procession around the Museum grounds begins, blessing the animals, plants, acequia and fresh-baked bread.

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May 16, 2019
Preston Singletary - Maestro of Glass
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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May 18, 2019
Jemez Core Exhibit Opening
Jemez Historic Site
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

New Mexico Historic Sites, in partnership with New Mexico Highlands University Program in Interactive Cultural Technology, will reveal the new Visitor Center exhibit at Jemez Historic Site. Come learn about the Jemez people, the Franciscan missionaries, and the conflict which raged throughout the Jemez Mountains in the 17th century. Explore New Mexico history with new interactive displays and meet the creative minds behind the vision. Call 575-829-3530 for more information.

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May 18, 2019
History and Nature Series: Pollinators and Introduction to Bee Keeping
Los Luceros Historic Site
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Butterflies, bats and bees (and more) – discover which pollinators are native to our region and which have been introduced, learn of their importance and understand what you can do to help nurture and protect them. Participation is free and open to the public. Call 505-476-1165 for further information.

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May 19, 2019
Family Friendly Mindfulness Workshop
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Mindfulness practices have been successful in helping people reduce stress and live life with more ease. Current research is focusing in on how mindfulness helps us calm the nervous system creating new neural pathways in the brain. Marnie Rehn is completing her certification as a Teacher-In-Training with the Mindfulness Training Institute (MTI), an International Mindfulness Training Association (IMTA) accredited program. She has been teaching the Mindful School’s curriculum for the past year to youth and adults. Come as you are- no special equipment is required.  Cost: adult $10 ($9 members). For the family workshop: adult $10 ($9 members), child $2 ($1 member); child must be accompanied by an adult; limit one child per adult, limited to children age 6-11. Preregistration required: go to www.naturalhistory.org

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May 22, 2019
Lecture: Alcohol, Genes, and the Brain: The Latest Science and Dispelling Myths
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Alcohol, Genes, and the Brain: The Latest Science and Dispelling Myths

Katie Witkiewitz, Ph.D.  UNM Department of Psychology

May 22, 2019, • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Join Dr. Witkiewitz for an overview of the latest science on why humans tend to enjoy alcohol, its effects on the brain and prevention and treatment options for alcohol use disorder. Dr. Witkiewitz is a Regents’ Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Witkiewitz has written 5 books, is a licensed clinical psychologist, and has worked extensively on the development of interventions to treat addiction. 

 

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May 24, 2019
Living Treasures Artist Celebration on Museum Hill
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This year, the museum hosts a new event: the Living Treasures Artist Celebration on Museum Hill on Friday evening, May 24th. Guests are invitated to meet the 2019 Living Treasures artist award recipients, Diego and Mateo Romero, and meet and mingle with past years’ illustrious Living Treasures artists.

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May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Native Treasures Arts Festival
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
a MIAC Art Market Event

Please head to http://newmexicoculture.org/nativetreasures for all things Native Treasures!

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May 25, 2019
Exploring Los Luceros History featuring Roxanne Swentzell
Los Luceros Historic Site
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Exploring the history of Los Luceros - with lectures and activities throughout the day, followed by a local wine tasting and fundraising dinner featuring Roxanne Swentzell to benefit the Museum of New Mexico Foundation at 5 pm. Participation throughout the day is free and open to the public; dinner and lecture tickets available through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Call 505-476-1165 for further information.

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May 29, 2019 - Jun 1, 2019
Folk Art Flea Donations Days
Museum of International Folk Art
Donate your folk art to the FOLK ART FLEA!

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 on Wednesday May 29, Thursday May 30, Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1.

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