• New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 26, 2013

    Shiprock and Mont St. Michel: Photographs by William Clift

    The New Mexico Museum of Art is pleased to present this one-man exhibition by master photographer William Clift, a long-time Santa Fe resident. The exhibition opens April 19 and runs through September 8, 2013.

    For almost four decades, Clift has photographed two monolithic sites that dominate their expansive landscapes: Shiprock, an eroded volcanic form that rises above the northwestern New Mexico desert and is sacred to the Navajo (Diné), and Mont St. Michel, a tidal island off the north coast of France that is famous for its Romanesque-Gothic church and monastery. In this selection of more than seventy beautiful photographs, Clift shares his ongoing, nuanced exploration of the two places.

    “These are pictures of tremendous sensitivity and resonance,” said Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the museum. “The artist’s devoted pursuit of these two subjects from 1973 to the present demonstrates the kind of seeing that is possible with sustained concentration. It’s very different from how most photographers work today.”

    The artist has long been recognized for his photographs of the New Mexico landscape but his work defies easy categorization. Born in Boston in 1944, Clift began making photographs at the age of ten with an early interest in Polaroid image making. As a teenager, he took a photography workshop with Paul Caponigro and was soon affiliated with many of the established practitioners of the medium. He moved to New Mexico in 1971, where he and his wife raised a family, and has earned a reputation as a thoughtful photographer and a meticulous printer. He is represented in the museum’s collection by twenty-four prints from across his career.

    Regarding the exhibition, Ware said, “These photographs aren’t meant to catalog or document Shiprock and Mont St. Michel but are about the experience of being there. They capture the beauty as well as the danger of these archetypal sites in an evocative manner. The artist doesn’t add it all up for us -- what animates them is how we experience them as individual viewers.”

    The exhibition is accompanied by a book with more than 130 reproductions of the artist’s Shiprock and Mont St. Michel pictures.  Copies are available for purchase from Clift's website (http://www.williamclift.com/).

    The traveling exhibition is organized by the Phoenix Art Museum, where it will premiere on January 9, 2013.  Mont St. Michel and Shiprock: Photographs by William Clift is presented through the generosity of donors to the New Mexico Museum of Art’s Director’s Leadership Fund and Exhibitions Development Fund.

    Media Contacts:

    Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography

    New Mexico Museum of Art

    kate.ware@state.nm.us

     

    Steve Cantrell, PR Manager

    New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

    505-476-1144

    steve.cantrell@state.nm.us

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    The New Mexico Museum of Art was founded in 1917 as the Art Gallery of the Museum of New Mexico. Housed in a spectacular Pueblo Revival building designed by I. H. and William M. Rapp, it was based on their New Mexico building at the Panama-California Exposition (1915). The museum's architecture inaugurated what has come to be known as "Santa Fe Style." For nearly 100 years, the Museum has celebrated the diversity of the visual arts and the legacy of New Mexico as a cultural crossroads by collecting and exhibiting work by leading artists from New Mexico and elsewhere. This tradition continues today with a wide-array of exhibitions with work from the world’s leading artists. The New Mexico Museum of Art brings the art of New Mexico to the world and the art of the world to New Mexico.

     

    The New Mexico Museum of Art is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

     

    Information for the Public 

    Location: Santa Fe’s Plaza at 107 West Palace Avenue.

    Information:  505-476-5072 or visit www.nmartmuseum.org

    Days/Times: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Open Free on Fridays, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day the Museum is open 7 days a week, including Mondays.

    Admission: Adult single-museum admission is $6 for New Mexico residents, $9 for nonresidents; OR $15 for one-day pass to two museums of your choice (Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Museum of International Folk Art, New Mexico Museum of Art, and New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors) OR $20 four-day pass to the four museums listed above. Youth 16 and under, Foundation Members, and New Mexico Veterans with 50% or more disability always free.

    Sundays: New Mexico residents with ID are admitted FREE, Students with ID receive a $1 discount. Wednesdays: New Mexico resident seniors (60+) with ID are free.

    The New Mexico Museum of Art is pleased to present this one-man exhibition by master photographer William Clift, a long-time Santa Fe resident. The exhibition opens April 19 and runs through September 8, 2013. For almost four decades, Clift has photographed two monolithic sites that dominate their expansive landscapes: Shiprock, an eroded volcanic form that rises above the northwestern New Mexico desert and is sacred to the Navajo (Diné), and Mont St. Michel, a tidal island off the north coast of France that is famous for its Romanesque-Gothic church and monastery. In this selection of more than seventy beautiful photographs, Clift shares his ongoing, nuanced exploration of the two places. “These are pictures of tremendous sensitivity and resonance,” said Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the museum. “The artist’s devoted pursuit of these two subjects from 1973 to the present demonstrates the kind of seeing that is possible with sustained concentration. It’s very different from how most photographers work today.” The artist has long been recognized for his photographs of the New Mexico landscape but his work defies easy categorization. Born in Boston in 1944, Clift began making photographs at the age of ten with an early interest in Polaroid image making. As a teenager, he took a photography workshop with Paul Caponigro and was soon affiliated with many of the established practitioners of the medium. He moved to New Mexico in 1971, where he and his wife raised a family, and has earned a reputation as a thoughtful photographer and a meticulous printer. He is represented in the museum’s collection by twenty-four prints from across his career. Regarding the exhibition, Ware said, “These photographs aren’t meant to catalog or document Shiprock and Mont St. Michel but are about the experience of being there. They capture the beauty as well as the danger of these archetypal sites in an evocative manner. The artist doesn’t add it all up for us -- what animates them is how we experience them as individual viewers.” The exhibition is accompanied by a book with more than 130 reproductions of the artist’s Shiprock and Mont St. Michel pictures.  Copies are available for purchase from Clift's website (http://www.williamclift.com/). The traveling exhibition is organized by the Phoenix Art Museum, where it will premiere on January 9, 2013.  Mont St. Michel and Shiprock: Photographs by William Clift is presented through the generosity of donors to the New Mexico Museum of Art’s Director’s Leadership Fund and Exhibitions Development Fund. Media Contacts: Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography New Mexico Museum of Art kate.ware@state.nm.us   Steve Cantrell, PR Manager New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs 505-476-1144 steve.cantrell@state.nm.us ###     The New Mexico Museum of Art was founded in 1917 as the Art Gallery of the Museum of New Mexico. Housed in a spectacular Pueblo Revival building designed by I. H. and William M. Rapp, it was based on their New Mexico building at the Panama-California Exposition (1915). The museum's architecture inaugurated what has come to be known as "Santa Fe Style." For nearly 100 years, the Museum has celebrated the diversity of the visual arts and the legacy of New Mexico as a cultural crossroads by collecting and exhibiting work by leading artists from New Mexico and elsewhere. This tradition continues today with a wide-array of exhibitions with work from the world’s leading artists. The New Mexico Museum of Art brings the art of New Mexico to the world and the art of the world to New Mexico.   The New Mexico Museum of Art is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.   Information for the Public  Location: Santa Fe’s Plaza at 107 West Palace Avenue. Information:  505-476-5072 or visit www.nmartmuseum.org Days/Times: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Open Free on Fridays, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day the Museum is open 7 days a week, including Mondays. Admission: Adult single-museum admission is $6 for New Mexico residents, $9 for nonresidents; OR $15 for one-day pass to two museums of your choice (Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Museum of International Folk Art, New Mexico Museum of Art, and New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors) OR $20 four-day pass to the four museums listed above. Youth 16 and under, Foundation Members, and New Mexico Veterans with 50% or more disability always free. Sundays: New Mexico residents with ID are admitted FREE, Students with ID receive a $1 discount. Wednesdays: New Mexico resident seniors (60+) with ID are free.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 26, 2013

    Alcove 12.9 Caps an Ambitious Series of Nine Shows

    The New Mexico Museum of Art’s final show in the Alcove 12.0 series will open on March 1 with Alcove 12.9, featuring works by Jeff Deemie, Teri Greeves, Joanne LefrakJames Marshall , and Mary Tsiongas. The exhibition runs through April 5, 2013.

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 7, 2013

    What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions

    What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions is the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s annual exhibition of new acquisitions celebrating the gallery’s namesake, Lloyd Kiva New. What’s New in New opens on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. and runs through December 30, 2013.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Feb 6, 2013

    Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan

    Taking flight this summer at the Museum of International Folk Art is Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan, an exhibition of more than 200 Japanese kites. The exhibition opens June 9, 2013 and runs through March 23, 2014.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Feb 1, 2013

    The Museum Times, February-March 2013 ed.

    Preparations for the upcoming New Mexico History Museum exhibit, Cowboys Real and Imagined. NPR's StoryCorps comes to the museum. Tales of awesome volunteers. Cool new artifacts. And a guide to upcoming events like cowboy balladeer Don Edwards and a train trip to Lamy. To download the latest edition of the History Museum's Museum Times, click here -- http://media.museumofnewmexico.org/press_releases.php?action=detail&releaseID=252 -- then click on "download PDF" at the bottom of the next page.

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jan 29, 2013

    What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions

    What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions is the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s annual exhibition of new acquisitions celebrating the gallery’s namesake, Lloyd Kiva New. What’s New in New opens on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. and runs through December 30, 2013. The Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico will serve refreshments in honor of Kiva New’s birthday anniversary.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 24, 2013

    Back in the Saddle and Georgia O’Keeffe

    New Mexico artists have incorporated horses in their Southwestern imagery since the 1880s. During the twentieth century, the horse became an icon of the region, reflecting its ethnic diversity and changing aesthetic styles. The 25 paintings, prints, and photographs in Back in the Saddle capture the changing spirit of Southwest art. The works are drawn from the New Mexico Museum of Art collection.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 23, 2013

    Red or Green?

    It may not be from New Mexico originally, but chile has made quite an impression since it arrived in New Mexico.

    Curated and organized by the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, New Mexico Red or Green? The Origins and Cultural Significance of the Chile Pepper in New Mexico, is the latest exhibition in the Governor’s Gallery.  The exhibition runs through May 10, 2013.

  • Lincoln Historic Site | Jan 23, 2013

    Lincoln County Resident to Head Lincoln State Monument

    The Department of Cultural Affairs’ State Monument Division has selected Gary Cozzens as the manager for Lincoln State Monument. Cozzens comes to the Monuments with a background of history and historical preservation and will begin his position on February 4, 2013.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 17, 2013

    Back in the Saddle

    New Mexico artists have incorporated horses in their Southwestern imagery since the 1880s. During the twentieth century, the horse became an icon of the region, reflecting its ethnic diversity and changing aesthetic styles. The 25 paintings, prints, and photographs in Back in the Saddle capture the changing spirit of Southwest art.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jan 9, 2013

    A Celebration of Print

    Benjamin Franklin never visited New Mexico, but his memory will grace a week’s worth of events commemorating his contributions to music and the printed word, along with his diplomacy in Spain, a contributing factor to victory in the American Revolution.

    The events kick off the Saturday following what would have been Franklin’s 307th birthday (Jan. 17, 1706) and continue through the following week. Among the highlights: Lectures by Dr. Thomas Chávez, former director of the Palace of the Governors and author of the upcoming Palace Press book, Dr. Franklin and Spain; and Dr. Celia López-Chávez, a Latin American scholar at the University of New Mexico. Also, a performance by Mayling Garcia of Corrales on the glass armonica. All of the events are free with admission. Children 16 and under are free every day; Sundays are free to NM residents.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jan 1, 2013

    The Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series, 2013, Part 1

    Experts on the Santa Fe Trail, women of the West, Clyde Tingley, “St. Kate’s” and the Manhattan Project will deliver lectures in the first half of the 2013 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series. The annual series, organized by Tomas Jaehn of the museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, is free and open to the public (and, yes, you can bring a lunch). Each lecture begins at noon in the Meem Community Room; enter through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors. Seating is limited.

    Click on the red headline (above) for the schedule.

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Dec 30, 2012

    Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules

    The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will present a major retrospective spanning 20 years of the self-taught artist Margarete Bagshaw. Opening February 12, 2012,  Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules will feature more than 30 paintings (some on sculpted wood panels), bronze and clay as wall art and multi-colored ceramic vessels that demonstrate the breadth and multi-dimensionality of her work. The exhibition runs through December 30, 2012.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Dec 19, 2012

    Chocolate Shares the Stage with Mate

    Chocolate may reign as queen of the exhibition New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Mas but yerba mate holds court as the most popular drink in Latin America and is gaining ground in this country—having now moved to the shelves of major grocery stores.

  • Museum of New Mexico | Dec 18, 2012

    Holiday Closings (and Especially Openings)

    What to do with the kids being off school and relatives coming in from out of state? New Mexico’s Santa Fe-based museums offer a range of ways to keep everyone happy, entertained, and educated.

    All four museums will be closed on Christmas day and New Year’s Day, but are otherwise open and ready to enchant New Mexicans and their visitors. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and New Mexico Museum of Art stay open for free from 5-8 pm on Fridays.

    Admission is $6 NM residents, $9 others, and the museums are free on Sundays to NM residents and on Wednesdays to NM seniors 60 and older. Children 16 and younger are free every day.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 17, 2012

    Art on the Edge 2013

    (Santa Fe, NM)—Eight contemporary artists from the Southwest will be featured in the Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography’s biennial juried show, Art on the Edge, hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Art. The artists, who were selected by Toby Kamps of the Menil Collection, Houston, are Rosemary Meza-DesPlas (Dallas, TX), Heidi Pollard (Albuquerque, NM), Rebekah Potter (Albuquerque, NM), Donna Ruff (Santa Fe, NM), Joel Santaquilani (Amarillo, TX), Martina Shenal (Tucson, AZ), Derrick Velasquez (Denver, CO), and Greta Young (Santa Fe, NM). Art on the Edge 2013 will open to the public on January 18, 2013. The exhibition runs through April 14, 2013.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Dec 13, 2012

    Marking Time: A Calendar-Making Workshop

    Keeping track of your daily schedule on a handheld electronic device may be the new normal, but in days of not-so-yore we relied on paper calendars that we marked up, doodled on, and jazzed up with designs of our own, then tacked to the wall for the entire family.

    In that spirit, the education staffs of the New Mexico History Museum and New Mexico Museum of Art invite you to join us in creating personalized calendars for 2013. Pulling inspiration from Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible at the New Mexico History Museum (closing on December 30) and It's About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico at the New Mexico Museum of Art, you can illuminate each month with seasonal images, drawings, collages, or glitter and note the days that mean the most to you. Dec. 17 at the History Museum, Jan. 3 at the Museum of Art; workshops at 10:30 am and 2 pm both days.

    Keeping track of your daily schedule on a handheld electronic device may be the new normal, but in days of not-so-yore we relied on paper calendars that we marked up, doodled on, and jazzed up with designs of our own, then tacked to the wall for the entire family.In that spirit, the education staffs of the New Mexico History Museum and New Mexico Museum of Art invite you to join us in creating personalized calendars for 2013. Pulling inspiration from Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible at the New Mexico History Museum (closing on December 30) and It's About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico at the New Mexico Museum of Art, you can illuminate each month with seasonal images, drawings, collages, or glitter and note the days that mean the most to you. Dec. 17 at the History Museum, Jan. 3 at the Museum of Art; workshops at 10:30 am and 2 pm both days.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 20, 2012

    Christmas at the Palace is saved! (The floors are finished)

    After concerns that a reflooring project in the entry of the Palace of the Governors would disrupt our holiday events, workmen put their backs into it and saved the day. Besides showing off its new planks, the Palace will again host Christmas at the Palace, this year for the 28th time, as the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors invites the community to get into the spirit within (and outside of) our walls.

    The complete lineup includes Schola Cantorum and the monks of Christ in the Desert singing songs of the Advent on Dec. 2; Christmas at the Palace, Dec. 7; Las Posadas, Dec. 9; and the Young Native Artists Show and Sale Dec. 15-16.

    After concerns that a reflooring project in the entry of the Palace of the Governors would disrupt our holiday events, workmen put their backs into it and saved the day. Besides showing off its new planks, the Palace will again host Christmas at the Palace, this year for the 28th time, as the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors invites the community to get into the spirit within (and outside of) our walls. The complete lineup includes Schola Cantorum and the monks of Christ in the Desert singing songs of the Advent on Dec. 2; Christmas at the Palace, Dec. 7; Las Posadas, Dec. 9; and the Young Native Artists Show and Sale Dec. 15-16.

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  • Museum of International Folk Art | Nov 14, 2012

    Plain Geometry: Amish Quilts

    Plain Geometry: Amish Quilts explores the origins and aesthetics of a tradition that has evolved in a changing world. Opening at the Museum of International Folk Art on Sunday, March 3, 2013, thirty-four quilts will be on view from the museum’s collection and from local collectors. These remarkably crafted textiles illustrate the influence of religious proscriptions, westward migration, and interaction with "English" neighbors.The exhibition runs through September 2, 2013.

    High resolution images may be downloaded from the Museum of New Mexico Media Center here.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 13, 2012

    Keep Calm and Merry On

    Update: The floors are finished, and Christmas at the Palace will happen as usual. See the updated press release at http://media.museumofnewmexico.org/press_releases.php?action=detail&releaseID=239

    Christmas at the Palace and Las Posadas, two of the most beloved holiday events in Santa Fe, are back again, but with a twist. A reflooring project in the entryway of the Palace of the Governors has forced us to lock its front doors, but we can’t keep Santa from greeting his fans at Christmas at the Palace on Friday, Dec. 7. Well-placed sources tell us that the world’s oldest elf plans to enter the Palace Courtyard through the Blue Gate on Washington Avenue, just south of the Lincoln Avenue entrance, and we advise all interested children to gather there at 5:30 pm with their families. Parts of the Palace, a National Historic Landmark, will be open. As a special treat, we’ll also open the first-floor lobby of the New Mexico History Museum for musical performances and a place to ward off the winter chill. Besides visiting with Santa in the Palace Courtyard, visitors can also enjoy Spanish carols, hot cider, biscochitos, and a piñata. The event, from 5:30—8 pm, is free. Donations of nonperishable foods are welcome. Las Posadas kicks off two nights later, at 5:30 pm on Sunday, Dec. 9.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Oct 30, 2012

    Museum of International Folk Art Dec 2012 to Feb 2013 Events

    The Museum of International Folk Art announces its December 2012 through February 2013 programs.

  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Oct 16, 2012

    New Mexico State Monument Designated Historic Landmark

    SANTA FE, NM October 16, 2012 – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced yesterday the designation of  San José de los Jémez Mission and Gíusewa Pueblo Site, as “one of 26 national historic landmarks… that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.” The Department of the Interior’s press release may be accessed here: http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/Interior-Designates-27-New-National-Landmarks.cfm

    San José de los Jémez Mission and Gíusewa Pueblo Site, a short drive from Albuquerque and Bernalillo, is part of the Jemez State Monument Heritage Area and is one of six New Mexico State Monuments.

    At the site are the remarkable stone ruins of a 500 year old Indian village and the San José de los Jemez church dating to 1610 (about ten years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock).

    The village of Gíusewa was built in the narrow San Diego Canyon by the ancestors of the present-day people of Jemez (Walatowa) Pueblo. The name “Gíusewa” is a Towa word that in English means “place at boiling water” because the Pueblo is located near a thermal spring.

    The Jémez participated in the Spanish Revolt in 1680 yet suffered a heavy defeat when 12 years later the Spanish returned. The survivors abandoned their villages and joined neighboring  Acoma, Zuni, Laguna, and Hopi Pueblos. The site then fell into ruins.

    In 1849 Gíusewa Pueblo was rediscovered during a US Topographical Corps land survey. Tourists, scholars, and photographers began to visit the ruins with the first excavation taking place in 1910.

    In 1921 the Museum of New Mexico and the School of American Research were gifted the land and in 1935 the site was declared a State Monument.

    Monument manager Rick Reycraft said,; "This designation is the result of several years of joint effort by the New Mexico State Monuments, the National Park Service, and the Pueblo of Jemez. We are very pleased to finally see Gíusewa and San José de los Jemez receive the national recognition that this site deserves."

    Upcoming at the Monument is the annual “Light Among the Ruins,” on December 15 beginning at 5 p.m. Free.

    Media Contact:

    Steve Cantrell, PR Manager

    505-476-1144

    Steve.cantrell@state.nm.us

     

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    Public Information:

    Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays and & Tuesdays.

    Admission: $3. A combination ticket, good for admission to both Jémez and Coronado State Monuments is available for $5. Sunday admission for New Mexico residents with ID is free. Wednesday admission is free to New Mexico Seniors with ID. Children 16 and under are always admitted free.

    New Mexico State Monuments are operated by the Department of Cultural Affairs.

     

     

     

    SANTA FE, NM October 16, 2012 – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced yesterday the designation of  San José de los Jémez Mission and Gíusewa Pueblo Site, as “one of 26 national historic landmarks… that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.” The Department of the Interior’s press release may be accessed here: http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/Interior-Designates-27-New-National-Landmarks.cfm San José de los Jémez Mission and Gíusewa Pueblo Site, a short drive from Albuquerque and Bernalillo, is part of the Jemez State Monument Heritage Area and is one of six New Mexico State Monuments. At the site are the remarkable stone ruins of a 500 year old Indian village and the San José de los Jemez church dating to 1610 (about ten years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock). The village of Gíusewa was built in the narrow San Diego Canyon by the ancestors of the present-day people of Jemez (Walatowa) Pueblo. The name “Gíusewa” is a Towa word that in English means “place at boiling water” because the Pueblo is located near a thermal spring. The Jémez participated in the Spanish Revolt in 1680 yet suffered a heavy defeat when 12 years later the Spanish returned. The survivors abandoned their villages and joined neighboring  Acoma, Zuni, Laguna, and Hopi Pueblos. The site then fell into ruins. In 1849 Gíusewa Pueblo was rediscovered during a US Topographical Corps land survey. Tourists, scholars, and photographers began to visit the ruins with the first excavation taking place in 1910. In 1921 the Museum of New Mexico and the School of American Research were gifted the land and in 1935 the site was declared a State Monument. Monument manager Rick Reycraft said,; "This designation is the result of several years of joint effort by the New Mexico State Monuments, the National Park Service, and the Pueblo of Jemez. We are very pleased to finally see Gíusewa and San José de los Jemez receive the national recognition that this site deserves." Upcoming at the Monument is the annual “Light Among the Ruins,” on December 15 beginning at 5 p.m. Free. Media Contact: Steve Cantrell, PR Manager 505-476-1144 Steve.cantrell@state.nm.us   ###   Public Information: Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays and & Tuesdays. Admission: $3. A combination ticket, good for admission to both Jémez and Coronado State Monuments is available for $5. Sunday admission for New Mexico residents with ID is free. Wednesday admission is free to New Mexico Seniors with ID. Children 16 and under are always admitted free. New Mexico State Monuments are operated by the Department of Cultural Affairs.      

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 27, 2012

    Baumann Marionettes Take Center Stage This Holiday Season

    Beloved Santa Fe artist Gustave Baumann, well-known for his wood block prints, also carved marionettes to entertain his daughter in the family’s living room at Christmas. On Sunday, December 16 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. the New Mexico Museum of Art will host the marionettes at their annual performance during the museum’s free Annual Holiday Open House.

  • Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | Sep 25, 2012

    Little Sister Rug’s Journey Marks a Sign of Healing

    One of the largest Navajo rugs in the world is currently on display at Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner State Monument through October 28, 2012.

    The Little Sister Rug measures 26 by 28 feet. Twelve weavers, members of the Chilchinbeto Chapter of the Navajo, worked simultaneously and in two groups - one on each side, their work meeting in the middle. The project was begun in 1981 and completed a year later.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 20, 2012

    Chromatic Fusion and Emerge - Two Glass Shows Opening

    The New Mexico Museum of Art announces two concurrent exhibitions of glass art to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the American studio glass movement in 2012. The exhibitions—Chromatic Fusion: The Art of Fused Glass, featuring Klaus Moje and Emerge 2012: A Showcase of Rising Talents in Kiln-glass—include both emerging and established artists working in kilnformed glass. Artists from around the globe are highlighted in these two exhibitions that open to the public on Friday, October 5, 2012, 5:30-7:30 pm, with a reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico. Both shows will be on view through January 6, 2013.

  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Sep 19, 2012

    Discover New Mexico State Monuments at the Big Thank You

    Discover New Mexico State Monuments at the Big Thank You is a free event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Sunday, September 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Museum Resources/Udall Building at 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Sep 18, 2012

    New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más

    An exploration of the dawn of world cuisine as we know—and consume—it today opens December 9, 2012 at the Museum of International Folk Art with New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate Y Más. The exhibition runs through January 5, 2014.

    High Resolution images may be downloaded at the Museum of New Mexico Media Center (here).

  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 5, 2012

    Tall Tales of the Wild West: The Stories of Karl May

    Mention “Winnetou” or “Old Shatterhand” almost anywhere in Europe, and you’ll be met with smiles. But try it in the United States, and you’re more likely to earn a blank stare. Created by German author Karl May, Winnetou and Old Shatterhand are two of the most popular fictional characters of the 19th and 20th century. In a series of novels, they served as trail guides to the mystique of the American West and even today are celebrated in European festivals and theme parks.

    May’s books have outsold those of Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey combined and were beloved by the likes of Albert Einstein, Herman Hesse, Fritz Lang, and Franz Kafka. All of that makes the author (who died in 1912) something of an authority on cowboys, Indians, Rocky Mountains, saloon girls, soldiers, and banks ripe for robbing.

    But there’s a hitch: May never saw the West. Nevertheless, his faith in the glory of the West and his ability to nurture an entire continent’s love for it has drawn countless people across the Atlantic to visit and to stay. From Nov. 18, 2012, to Feb. 9, 2014, the New Mexico History Museum celebrates May’s life, legacy and lasting impact in Tall Tales of the Wild West: The Stories of Karl May.

  • Museum of New Mexico | Aug 30, 2012

    Deputy Cabinet Secretary Named at Cultural Affairs

    Michael Scott Delello has been named Deputy Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Delello is a former presidential appointee who held positions of Congressional Liaison, Special Assistant and Advisor under George H.W. Bush (Sr.). He will start his new position at Cultural Affairs on September 4. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University and has a diverse professional background in congressional and governmental affairs, constituent services, policy, international relations, and non-profit and business management. 

    “Michael brings a very high level of expertise and skill to the day-to-day management and operations of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs.” DCA Secretary Veronica Gonzales said. “He has a keen interest in New Mexico and deep appreciation for our diverse cultural resources.”

    Michael Scott Delello has been named Deputy Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Delello is a former presidential appointee who held positions of Congressional Liaison, Special Assistant and Advisor under George H.W. Bush (Sr.). He will start his new position at Cultural Affairs on September 4. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University and has a diverse professional background in congressional and governmental affairs, constituent services, policy, international relations, and non-profit and business management.  “Michael brings a very high level of expertise and skill to the day-to-day management and operations of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs.” DCA Secretary Veronica Gonzales said. “He has a keen interest in New Mexico and deep appreciation for our diverse cultural resources.”

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 21, 2012

    7th Annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show

    Volcanoes, earthquakes, water, wind, and ice created the raw materials that adorn our favorite pieces of jewelry. See and purchase a worldwide variety of the authentic versions of stones, fossils and gems at the 7th annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show, Sept. 28-30, in the Palace Courtyard. New this year: Jewelry-making and mineral-painting workshops join the daily al fresco lectures on a variety of topics.

    Enter for free through the Blue Gate on Lincoln Avenue and meet the miners, traders and jewelers whose stories of how the forces of nature formed geodes, fossils, and turquoise will deepen your appreciation for the treasures beneath our feet. The event is open 10 am to 7 pm on Friday, Sept. 28; and 9 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30.

     

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