FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2013
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs’ four Santa Fe museums will continue to be open on Mondays through October 7, 2013. Historically, the four museums were only open on Mondays during the summer from Memorial Day thru Labor Day.
“We are pleased to have our doors open on Mondays to attract and welcome numerous visitors including those here for the Balloon Fiesta,” said Cultural Affairs Secretary Veronica N. Gonzales. “The additional day will give our visitors an extra day each week to explore New Mexico through the exhibits at our four Santa Fe museums and discover New Mexico’s culture, art, and history.”
The four state-operated Santa Fe museums are open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and include Museum of International Folk Art and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture located on Museum Hill and New Mexico Museum of Art and New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors located on the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe.
The Department of Cultural Affairs is New Mexico’s cultural steward and is charged with preserving and showcasing the state’s cultural riches. With its eight museums, eight historic sites, arts, archaeology, historic preservation, and library programs, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is one of the largest and most diverse state cultural agencies in the nation. Together, the facilities, programs, and services of the Department support a $3.3 billion cultural industry in New Mexico.