Museum of New Mexico | Apr 12, 2017
Four Santa Fe cultural institutions will celebrate the Art of the Draw during the summer of 2017. The multi-venue, multi-event, world-class collaboration celebrates drawing as the fundamental starting point for creation in both the arts and sciences for representational painting, sculpting, engineering, design and architecture.
New Mexico State Library | Mar 30, 2017
The New Mexico State Library has announced the state level champions of the 2017 Letters About Literature competition. This annual writing contest for young readers in grades 4 through 12 is made possible by a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and is administered nationally by the Library of Congress Center for the Book.
Museum of New Mexico | Mar 28, 2017
A flashback to the social experimentation and activism that catalyzed the nation’s young people during the 1960s to today is captured in Be Here Now: Summer of Love Santa Fe, a multi-partner, multi-venue, multi-event collaboration coming to Santa Fe this Summer.
Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 17, 2017
The Museum of International Folk Art announced today it will host the national touring exhibition of Quilts of Southwest China beginning July 9, 2017 through January 21, 2018.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Mar 17, 2017
Cady Wells: Ruminations presents watercolor paintings from one of the Southwest’s most interesting modernists. The exhibition opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on March 25 and is on view through September 17, 2017. A public reception will be held on April 7, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
New Mexico History Museum | Mar 10, 2017
The man known as the “the Godfather of Counterculture,” Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder ignites Santa Fe’s 50th anniversary celebration of the Summer of Love at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 5pm, with “An evening with Gary Snyder, Hosted by Jack Loeffler.”
Museum of Natural History and Science | Mar 9, 2017
Registration is now open for Young Explorers Summer Camp, open to children from kindergarten through the eighth grade. Each Summer Camp session is one week long, with activities every weekday from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Each week is theme-based, with the first session beginning the week of June 12 and the last beginning the week of July 30.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 16, 2017
A selection of Silver Horn’s original drawings will be on view during the March 11, 2017 lecture featuring perspectives from noted Kiowa tribal historian and storyteller, Dorothy White Horse Delaune, and Dr. Candace Greene, a specialist in plains pictorial traditions. The lecture will take place from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Kathryn O’Keeffe Theater at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 16, 2017
There is no shortage of photographs documenting the horrors of the Vietnam War. But, there are very few that document the war from the perspective of a young gay man serving in the United States Army. The New Mexico History Museum will display this unique perspective through the photographs of Santa Fean Herbert Lotz, acquired through the museum’s Photo Legacy Project in 2008. The exhibition, Sleeping During the Day: Vietnam 1968, will run from April 7 to October 1, 2017.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 14, 2017
Utilizing the museum’s resources, theater students from Northern New Mexico College created “12 Switches,” a theatrical performance speaking to family heritage, car culture and more. Performances are open to the public and will take place at the Nick Salazar Theater in Espanola on Saturday, March 11 from 5:00-6:00pm, with an encore performance at the New Mexico History Museum on Sunday, March 12 from 2:00-3:00pm.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 10, 2017
On Friday, March 3, the museum will host an artist’s talk and screen a segment of the 2008 film, Proceed And Be Bold!, a documentary following the life and work of Kennedy and his socially and politically charged works of art. Following the event, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase his hand-printed and much sought-after posters. The event will take place at 6:00pm in the museum’s auditorium; attendance is free and open to the public.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Feb 7, 2017
The Sun Dagger site has inspired three decades of research through the non-profit Solstice Project, including new findings that will be presented in an evening lecture at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science on February 17, from 7:00-8:30pm.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 2, 2017
Opening at the History Museum on May 14, 2017 and running through February 11, 2018, the exhibit spans the decades of the 60s and 70s exploring the influx of young people to New Mexico and the subsequent collision of cultures.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 1, 2017
Joining with other institutions around the world, the New Mexico Museum of Art is hosting the fourth annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to generate coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and encourage female editorship. Back by popular demand, the all-day event is scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Museum’s historic St. Francis Auditorium.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jan 30, 2017
Katherine Jetter, the Santa Fe based, Australian born, internationally recognized jewelry designer, is the guest curator for a exhibition of opals from around the world opening at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.
Museum of International Folk Art | Jan 25, 2017
The Museum of International Folk Art hosts lecture and artist’s demonstration of a Luted Crucible casting with noted artist and author, Piers Watson, on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 24, 2017
Light Tight: New Work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern, on display from March 25 – September 17, 2017, is a two-person exhibition that presents new and unconventional work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern.
Museum of New Mexico Foundation | Jan 24, 2017
Seasoned world travelers and folk art collectors Kirk and Sheila Ellis will share some of their experiences and images from their recent journey through Iran’s Central Valley at the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) on Sunday, February 19 at 2 pm. The event is free with museum admission.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 16, 2017
In late May 2017, Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum makes its international debut at the New Mexico Museum of Art, the first, and one of only two United States venues to host the exhibition. With works from a list that reads like a “who’s who" of international artists through the centuries, the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to better understand the thinking behind an artist’s drawing, comparing side by side drawings from master draftsmen across five centuries.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jan 16, 2017
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) announces family-friendly First Friday evenings at the museum. Offered four times per year, on the first Friday of select months, the entire museum will be open in the evening at a reduced admission fee. These special evenings will focus on a current scientific topic or activity. The February 3, 2017 First Friday event will feature the museum’s temporary exhibit, Be the Dinosaur!
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jan 12, 2017
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces that all state historic sites will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 16, 2017: Jemez Historic Site, Fort Stanton Historic Site, Fort Selden Historic Site, Coronado Historic Site, El Camino Real Historic Trail Site, Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner, and Lincoln Historic Site.
Museum of New Mexico | Jan 12, 2017
Department of Cultural Affairs sponsors award ceremony to honor New Mexico music legends and to benefit Solace Crisis Treatment Center and the New Mexico Music Commission. Nominations are accepted through February 15.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jan 4, 2017
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) announces Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life, a highly interactive new exhibition exploring evidence for the biological origins of music.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Dec 12, 2016
Investigating the space between the ancient and the new, where Native Americans live today, I-Witness Culture, is an exhibition of fourteen paintings and three sculptures by Native American artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) opening at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
Museum of International Folk Art | Dec 12, 2016
After an extensive renovation, Sunday January 29, 2017, the Museum of International Folk Art will reopen Lloyd’s Treasure Chest: Folk Art in Focus. The gallery will offer visitors a place to explore, interact, and create folk art.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 7, 2016
In 1932, the Baumann Marionette Christmas Show at the Museum became a cherished community tradition. Join us as we continue the community tradition at the New Mexico Museum of Art at our Annual Holiday Open House. This event is for all ages and is a round-robin of puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, gallery activities, refreshments and music by Barbershop Sounds. Marionette plays are one half-hour long, showing at 1:00pm and 3:00pm in the St. Francis Auditorium.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Dec 2, 2016
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces the Cultural Atlas of New Mexico, an interactive mobile app that puts New Mexico’s historic and cultural points of interest in the palm of your hand.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Nov 30, 2016
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture presents “Native Hairstyles,” on Sunday, December 11, 2016, a day of demonstrations and a talk about the significance of Native American men’s and women’s hairstyles from multiple tribes and nations, including Tewa, Jemez, Santa Clara, San Felipe, Navajo, Hopi, Pawnee, and Laguna. The demonstrations begin at 10am and the presentation by all participants, including a Q & A with the audience, begins at 3pm. The event takes place in the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture classroom and the O’Keeffe Theater.
Museum of International Folk Art | Nov 14, 2016
On Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, from 1pm to 4pm, the Museum of International Folk Art presents a Holiday Pop Up Market comprised of six New Mexican artists and their apprentices who have been working together for the past six months. The afternoon of activities and art sales will demonstrate the intergenerational transfer of knowledge, skills and spirit within the community of traditional jewelers, potters, and fiber artists of New Mexico.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Nov 1, 2016
StartUp is the first museum exhibition dedicated to the history of the microcomputer—the little machine that revolutionized the way we live, work and play. The gallery features one-of-a-kind artifacts, video and interactive displays, including “Rise of the Machines” —an immersive multimedia theater experience.