Apr 11, 2021 - Jan 16, 2022
To Keep Them Warm: The Alaska Native Parka
Museum of International Folk Art

Parkas are complex expressions of Alaska Native cultures’ deep respect for the animals of land and sea. The harmonious marriage of beauty, function, and resourcefulness, parkas are a living tradition rooted in centuries of indigenous knowledge of material science and design. They also demonstrate the resilience of indigenous communities to thrive in the arctic environment. 

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Dec 13, 2020 - Feb 13, 2022
Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia
Museum of International Folk Art

Dressing with Purpose examines three dress traditions today—Swedish folkdräkt, Norwegian bunad, and Sámi gákti—in light of more than two centuries of social and political change across Scandinavia.

 

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Oct 4, 2020 - Jul 11, 2021
Between the Lines: Prison Art & Advocacy
Museum of International Folk Art

Through a combination of in-gallery objects and multimedia pieces, as well as public conversations and events held at the museum and in the community, this exhibition addresses themes of incarceration, social justice and prisoners’ rights, recidivism and transitional justice. Works featured in exhibition are drawn from the Museum’s extensive collection of prison art alongside recently acquired art - including pieces made during workshops at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in 2017, pieces purchased at the state Penitentiary’s bi-annual Inmate Craftsmanship and Trades Fair in 2019, and a mural created by at-risk-youth through a Pipeline initiative program between MOIFA and Santa Fe ¡YouthWorks! in 2018. The exhibition further explores strategies helping underserved populations so that they may avoid future incarceration and examine how the arts can be a catalyst for healing, rehabilitation, and change.

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Oct 3, 2020 - Mar 21, 2021
Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch
New Mexico Museum of Art

This exhibition highlights the works of some of the Elaine Horwitch Galleries’ most popular artists.

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Aug 29, 2020 - May 1, 2021
A Fiery Light: Will Shuster’s New Mexico
New Mexico Museum of Art

This exhibition celebrates the centennial anniversary of Shuster’s arrival in the Southwest. It highlights the artistic legacy he developed here in Santa Fe and elsewhere throughout the state and forefronts the significant artistic relationships he forged here.

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Jun 6, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020
Art of Consumption: Folk Art and Sustainability
Museum of International Folk Art

The Museum of International Folk Art and the International Folk Art Market present "Art of Consumption: Folk Art and Sustainability." This exhibition explores what we consume, what we throw away, and its impact on the environment and climate change. This show highlights folk artists whose work shines a light on environmental crises and removes materials from the waste stream to create objects of beauty. All of the featured artists are participants in the 2020 International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe.

 

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Cambio Climatico/Ronin Guardian del Agua y la Tierra, 2015

Olinda Reshinjabe Silvano Inuma de Arias

Shipibo Community of Cantagallo, Lima, Peru

Cotton fabric, embroidery floss, beads, seeds, vegetal dyes, paint

Museum of International Folk Art, IFAF Collection FA.2017.29.4

42"w x 40"h

Photo by Addison Doty

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May 29, 2020 - Oct 3, 2020
The WORDS on the Edge
New Mexico History Museum

The WORDS on the Edge portfolio consists of twenty-six poems and lyrical texts that address themes of nature and its irresponsible destruction.

Twenty-six notable poets, artists, and writers were paired with an equal number of highly regarded letterpress printers from four countries, and each pair produced a limited-edition broadside for the portfolio. The Palace Press is represented in the collection by Arthur Sze’s poem, Black Center

The complete set of broadsides will be on display in the museum’s Meem Room.

 

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May 9, 2020 - Oct 4, 2020
Breath Taking
New Mexico Museum of Art

In this exhibition, contemporary artists find inventive ways to express the act and importance of breathing by measuring it, scanning it, enclosing it, evoking it, and reminding us that every breath we take is a cooperative venture with our landscape.

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Mar 8, 2020 - Mar 7, 2021
Looking Back; Reflecting on Collections
New Mexico History Museum

View more than 300 intriguing photographs, documents, and objects from the New Mexico History Museum’s collections.

From the earliest objects acquired at the Palace of the Governors to souvenirs of the Southwest, explore the collecting history of the museum and ask what it means to collect in the 21st century from an insider perspective.

 

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Feb 16, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
Sewing Stories of Displacement 2/16/20 – 9/27/20
Museum of International Folk Art

Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, moments of violence, political upheaval, and natural disaster have led to the displacement of entire communities. Since the 1960s, displaced people throughout the world—women, men, and children—have embroidered the stories of their forced migrations, new transitions, and memories of more stable lives. Through these textiles, they have been able to document their experiences, share their perspectives, and often, supplement their income during desperate times.

 

The Train Station, 1979. This gabba, chain-stitched embroidery on felted wool, illustrates the forced migration of Kahuta residents after the area became a site for the national atomic bomb project in 1976. Unknown artist, Pakistan. MOIFA, IFAF Collection, FA.1985.464.13.

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Feb 15, 2020 - Apr 12, 2020
Alcoves 2020 #3
New Mexico Museum of Art
ON DISPLAY FEBRUARY 15, 2020 - APRIL 12, 2020

The third of six rotations of five artists at various career stages living and working in New Mexico today.

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Feb 8, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020
Word Play
New Mexico Museum of Art

This exhibition of more than forty works of art in a variety of mediums features images by artists who incorporate letters, words, and phrases into their visual creations. 

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Jan 25, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020
The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo
New Mexico Museum of Art

During the Renaissance, biblical episodes from the life of Christ were the artistic mainstay for a majority of artists. 

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Jan 12, 2020 - Aug 30, 2020
From Combat to Carpet: The Art of Afghan War Rugs
Museum of International Folk Art

The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) presents From Combat to Carpet: The Art of Afghan War Rugs, opening January 12, 2020 and running until August 30, 2020. From Combat to Carpet is a traveling exhibition curated by Enrico Mascelloni and Annemarie Sawkins and features more than 40 handwoven rugs with war-related iconography collected over the past forty years.

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Jan 10, 2020 - May 17, 2020
Sayaka Ganz- Reclaimed Creations
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Produced By David J. Wagner, LLC.

Visit the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science to see the recycled art exhibit from Japanese artist Sayaka Ganz on display January 10, 2020 through May 17, 2020

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Dec 8, 2019 - Jan 10, 2021
Yokai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan
Museum of International Folk Art

Vivid in Japanese art and imagination are creatures that are at once ghastly and comical. Yôkai 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. Yôkai 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”).

 

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Nov 27, 2019 - Aug 16, 2020
Picturing Passion: Artists Interpret the Penitente Brotherhood
New Mexico Museum of Art

One regional community that captured the attention and imaginations of artists were the Penitent Brotherhood, Picturing Passion brings together the work of artists who took on the penitent traditions as source material.

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Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 9, 2020
Women in Archaeology
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
at the Center for NM Archaeology

This exhibit highlights the work of 11 pioneer women in archaeology who worked in the American Southwest as well as touches on some major early and modern contributors to archaeology throughout the world. 

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Oct 18, 2019 - Oct 18, 2021
Working on the Railroad
New Mexico History Museum

Working on the Railroad pays tribute to the people who moved the rail industry throughout New Mexico.

Using nearly forty images from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives and the Library of Congress, this exhibition offers an in-depth look at the men and women who did everything from laying track to dispatching the engines. Wrenches, lanterns, tie dating nails and other objects from the New Mexico History Museum collections will be displayed to give additional life to the photos; many hands used those tools to ensure that each engine ran smoothly and successfully.

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Oct 6, 2019 - Jun 27, 2021
Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico
Museum of International Folk Art
In the Hispanic Heritage Wing

The exhibition Música Buena: The exhibition will focus on the rich history of traditional Hispano music from the arrival of the Spanish through the present.  Once in New Mexico, historic European traditions took on a new life and feel, blending with Native customs and reflecting the land, time, and place where these folkloric songs and traditions developed.

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Oct 6, 2019 - Jan 2, 2021
Diego Romero vs. the End of Art
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

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. 

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Aug 11, 2019 - Aug 31, 2020
San Ildefonso Pottery: 1600 - 1930
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

San Ildefonso pottery is about a little known art, an American art form that deserves recognition and appreciation alongside the other great world art systems.  Before there was Santa Fe and before the idea of “art colony” was born there was San Ildefonso, a small village of extraordinarily visionary artists whose ceramic legacy is rich and vitally meaningful.  

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Long Term Exhibition
The Massacre of Don Pedro Villasur
New Mexico History Museum

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. This dipicted story shares the exhibit room with the History Museum’s Segesser I and II Hide paintings located in the Telling New Mexico gallery.  

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Jan 6, 2019 - May 4, 2020
Community through Making From Peru to New Mexico
Museum of International Folk Art
Comunidad a través de la Creación De Perú a Nuevo México

Community through Making brings together local and Peruvian artists to explore how art shapes healthy and vibrant communities. The installation is a conversation across borders, highlighting three collaborative projects that paired local artists and artists from Peru for 10-day residencies in conjunction with the exhibition Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru. This exhibition in the Gallery of Conscience experiments with community curation, filling the gallery with video, stories, and artworks as created and told by museum program participants over the course of the spring and summer of 2018.

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Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2020
Here, Now and Always
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Here, Now, and Always is a major exhibition based on eight years of collaboration among Native American elders, artists, scholars, teachers, writers and museum professionals. Voices of fifty Native Americans guide visitors through the Southwest’s indigenous communities and their challenging landscapes. More than 1,300 artifacts from the Museum’s collections are displayed accompanied by poetry, story, song and scholarly discussion.

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Long Term Exhibition
The First World War
New Mexico History Museum
Exhibition opening on the 100th anniversary of Armistice

The First World War exhibition investigates the contributions of New Mexicans to the war, through letters, photographs and objects.

“New Mexico played an important role in both world wars,” said Andrew Wulf, Director of the New Mexico History Museum. “We are proud to be able to recognize and remember that contribution and add The First World War as a permanent exhibition, to underscore the sacrifice and heartfelt letters home from these brave soldiers.”

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Long Term Exhibition
New Mexico Colonial Home - Circa 1815
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

The Spanish colonial home (la casa) gives visitors an idea of what a home from the time around 1815 would have looked like.

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Long Term Exhibition
Icons of Exploration
New Mexico Museum of Space History

Showcases some of the Museum’s most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first man-made satellites, Sputnik and Explorer, and the Gargoyle, an early guided missile.

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Long Term Exhibition
The Cowboy Way: Drawings by Robert ’Shoofly’ Shufelt
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

The first artwork ever to be displayed at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum belonged to Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt. Fifteen years after he graciously loaned some of his lithographs for a temporary exhibit, Shufelt and his wife, Julie, donated his collection to the museum for a long-term exhibition.

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Long Term Exhibition
John P. Stapp Air & Space Park
New Mexico Museum of Space History

Named after International Space Hall of Fame Inductee and aeromedical pioneer Dr. John P. Stapp, the Air and Space Park consists of large space-related artifacts documenting mankinds exploration of space.

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Long Term Exhibition
Generations
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

The Museum’s first permanent exhibit takes visitors on an odyssey through 150 generations over 4,000 years of agriculture in New Mexico. 

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Dec 7, 2014 - Dec 31, 2024
Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy
New Mexico History Museum

Will Rogers noted that Fred Harvey “kept the West in food—and wives.” But the company’s Harvey Girls are by no means its only legacy. From the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway’s 1879 arrival in New Mexico to the 1970 demolition of Albuquerque’s Alvarado Hotel, the Fred Harvey name and its company’s influence have been felt across New Mexico, not to mention the American West. The company and its New Mexico establishments served as the stage on which people such as Mary Colter were able to fashion an “authentic” tourist experience, along with Herman Schweizer who helped drive the direction of Native American jewelry and crafts as an industry.

Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, a new section that joins the New Mexico History Museum’s main exhibit, Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now, helps tell those stories. Opening December 7, Setting the Standard uses artifacts from the museum’s collection, images from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives and loans from other museums and private collectors. Focusing on the rise of the Fred Harvey Company as a family business and events that transpired specifically in the Land of Enchantment, the tale will leave visitors with an understanding of how the Harvey experience resonates in our Southwest today.

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Long Term Exhibition
Multiple Visions: A Common Bond
Museum of International Folk Art

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond has been the destination for well over a million first-time and repeat visitors to the Museum of International Folk Art. First, second, third, or countless times around, we find our gaze drawn by different objects, different scenes. With more than 10,000 objects to see, this exhibition continues to enchant museum visitors, staff and patrons.

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Jan 15, 2010 - Jan 15, 2025
Michael Naranjo Touching Beauty Exhibit
Department of Cultural Affairs

On display in the Bataan Building Atrium Gallery: Touching Beauty Now, sculpture by Santa Clara Pueblo’s Michael Naranjo, celebrated the world over for his bronze and stone forms suspended in fluid, graceful movement.

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Long Term Exhibition
Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now
New Mexico History Museum

Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now, the main exhibition of the New Mexico History Museum, sweeps across more than 500 years of stories - from early Native inhabitants to today’s residents - told through artifacts, films, photographs, computer interactives, oral histories and more. Together, they breath life into the people who made the American West: Native Americans, Spanish colonists, Mexican traders, Santa Fe Trail riders, fur trappers, outlaws, railroad men, scientists, hippies and artists.

 

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Long Term Exhibition
The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

The Buchsbaum Gallery features each of the Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona in a selection of pieces that represent the development of a community tradition. In addition, a changing area of the gallery, entitled Traditions Today highlights the evolving contemporary traditions of the ancient art of pottery making.

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