Jan 5, 2020 - Jan 17, 2021
Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia
Museum of International Folk Art

Getting dressed is a creative act, an expression of self and social connection. Getting dressed can also be an artistic performance meant to persuade. Dressing with Purpose examines three dress traditions today—Norwegian bunad, Sami gákti, and Swedish folkdräkt—in light of more than two centuries of social and political change across Scandinavia.

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Oct 20, 2018 - Jan 19, 2019
2018 NatureScapes Annual Photo Contest Topic: Clouds
Museum of Natural History and Science

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS)  2018 NatureScapes Annual Photo competition – Clouds.

Photographs are submitted to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science through the month August 2018.         


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Jun 3, 2018
What’s New in New: Selections from the Carol Warren Collection
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
A New Exhibit!

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) periodically features art recently acquired through gifts or purchases. What’s New in New: Selections from the Carol Warren Collection, highlights the collection donated to the Museum by Carol Warren, who was a volunteer in the Collections Department for more than 20 years.

The collection consists of over 200 works of art, including paintings, pottery, jewelry and textiles from some of Santa Fe’s most prominent contemporary artists. A selection of this collection will be on exhibit and will include pieces created by renowned artists such as Tony Abeyta, Tammy Garcia, Dan Namingha, and Jody Naranjo.

The exhibition, co-curated by, C.L. Kieffer Nail, Antonio Chavarria, and Valerie Verzuh, will not only highlight outstanding contemporary artists, but it will also feature multigenerational artists by including work of artists within the same family that have crafted their trade alongside each other.

“By displaying pieces made by related artists, we hope to demonstrate ways in which Native artists inspire each other through instruction as well as how individual artists exhibit their own identity through what is essentially a family practice,” said curator C. L. Kieffer Nail.

In accepting new items, whether they were made yesterday or 12,000 years ago, museum staff consider various issues such as curatorial collecting objectives, gaps in collections, potential future use of the objects such as publication and exhibition, storage limitations and special preservation requirements.

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology collections inspire appreciation for and promote knowledge of the diverse native arts, histories, languages, and cultures of the Greater Southwest. This mission is made possible through the active acquisition of material culture that contributes to an understanding of the peoples that made them.

The creative talents of Native artists in the past, present and future, give purpose to the MIAC. This is why it continues to collect and preserve art and artifacts made by tribal artists from all time periods. It endeavors to educate visitors about ancient yet living Native cultures, and provide Indian artists with examples of their ancestors’ gifts.

The accessioned collections of the museum are made possible by the generosity of donors and the cultivation of such by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and its affiliated support groups.


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Jun 3, 2018 - May 31, 2019
Atomic Histories
New Mexico History Museum
Remembering New Mexico’s Nuclear Past

The Atomic Histories exhibit explores the most famous events, sometimes little known stories, and inventions born here which impact our lives, and helps to recognize the remarkable contributions of thousands of people involved in writing New Mexico’s Atomic Histories for the last 75 years. 

Curated by Melanie LaBorwit, Educator with the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors.

Photo courtesy of the Los Alamos Historical Society Archives 

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May 26, 2018 - Sep 9, 2018
Frederick Hammersley: To Paint without Thinking
New Mexico Museum of Art

Presented by The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens and the New Mexico Museum of Art

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May 26, 2018 - Sep 9, 2018
Patrick Nagatani: Invented Realities
New Mexico Museum of Art

A Survey across the late artist’s rich career, drawn primarily from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s extensive holdings and concentrating on his creative process and use of visual storytelling.

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Apr 22, 2018 - Feb 3, 2019
Beadwork Adorns the World
Museum of International Folk Art

Extraordinary how a small glass bead from the island of Murano (Venice, Italy) or the mountains of Bohemia (Czech Republic) can travel around the world, entering into the cultural life of people far distant. 

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