• New Mexico History Museum | Nov 28, 2011

    Holidays at the Palace

    Steep your holidays in time-honored traditions at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors this year. Our annual lineup—Christmas at the Palace, Las Posadas, and the Young Native Artists Show—is graced this year with several new additions, including the First National Bank’s beloved toy train. Because of the bank’s Main Office renovation on the Santa Fe Plaza, the train will be set up in the History Museum’s lobby from Tuesday, Dec. 13, through Saturday, Dec. 31.

     

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 17, 2011

    Thanksgiving weekend schedule for state museums in Santa Fe

    The four state museums in Santa Fe will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for a break from leftovers and football the rest of the weekend, join us from 10 am to 5 pm Friday-Sunday.

    While you’re there, shop for unique holiday presents at the museums’ shops, and check out new exhibits at the New Mexico History Museum, New Mexico Museum of Art, Museum of International Folk Art and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 10, 2011

    Calligraphers Offer Free Demonstrations and Hands-On Tips

    As part of the new exhibitions Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible and Contemplative Landscape, calligraphers from Albuquerque and Santa Fe will demonstrate a wide variety of book crafts in the History Museum’s second-floor Gathering Space, through Saturday, April 7. The demonstrators plan to be available from 10 am to noon and 1-3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. If you have a group of visitors coming at other times, call Tom Leech at 505-476-5096, and we’ll try to arrange a demonstration.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 31, 2011

    Palace of the Governors Photo Archives Wins Hewett Award

    Citing its many resources and online accessibility, the New Mexico Association of Museums will bestow its Edgar L. Hewett Award for Excellence on the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives at its annual business meeting in Farmington on Friday, Nov. 4.

    “The staff of the Photo Archives has worked diligently to make the state’s visual record readily available to people in any part of the state and even the world,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors. “These resources will prove especially valuable as we prepare to enter our Centennial year as a state. We’re honored by this award.”

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 14, 2011

    World-Renowned Calligrapher Donald Jackson Coming to Santa Fe

    Enjoy a special presentation by one of the world’s foremost calligraphers, Donald Jackson, artistic director of The Saint John’s Bible and senior scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Crown Office at the House of Lords.

    “Donald Jackson: Illuminating the Word,” will be held on Monday, Nov. 7, at 6 pm, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in downtown Santa Fe. Tickets are $15. A private reception following is $50. Tickets are available at www.ticketssantafe.org or (505) 988-1234.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 11, 2011

    2012 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series Tackles the Centennial

    In celebration of our 100th year as a state, the New Mexico History Museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library is devoting its 2012 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series to Centennial speakers. All of the lectures are held at 12 pm in the John Gaw Meem Room of the museum; enter through the Washington Avenue doors. The lectures are free and, yes, you may bring a lunch to enjoy. Click on "more" for the complete schedule.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 11, 2011

    History Museum celebrates the Centennial with 47 Stars exhibit

    The United States Flag Act of 1818 set forth a rule that no new stars could be added to Old Glory until the Fourth of July immediately following a state’s admission to the union. Thanks to that once-a-year-and-only-once-a-year mandate, New Mexicans hoping to share their pride at becoming the 47th state were essentially forced into committing their first illegal acts as U.S. citizens.

    From January 6 through November 25, 2012, the New Mexico History Museum commemorates that dip into the dark side with 47 Stars, an exhibit of the officially unofficial 47-star flag. 47 Stars joins a collection of long-term exhibits, a year of Centennial topics in the ongoing Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series, and a tongue-in-cheek front-window installation that lets you step into a historic photo, all to help celebrate the state’s Centennial.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Oct 7, 2011

    Aurelia Gomez, Museum’s Educator, Recognized by New Mexico Art Education Association

    Aurelia Gomez, Director of Education at the Museum of International Folk Art has been recognized by the New Mexico Art Education Association as the Museum Educator of the Year for her inspiring work as an arts educator.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Oct 7, 2011

    Past, Present, Future: Three New Mexico Photographers

    New Mexico photographers Michael Berman, David Taylor, and Connie Samaras will be featured in an exhibition of their work at the New Mexico Museum of Art opening October 28, 2011 running through Apr 22, 2012.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 6, 2011

    2011 Season of Downtown Walking Tours on Santa Fe History Comes to a Close Oct. 15

    If you’ve been meaning to check out one of the New Mexico History Museum’s daily walking tours of downtown history, better get on board soon. The 2011 season ends Oct. 15. Monday through Saturday, gather at 10:15 am at the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. Cost is $10; guides do not accept tips. Expect a leisurely pace and up to two hours of walking. Reservations are not necessary, but special group tours can be arranged by calling (505) 476-5200.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Sep 22, 2011

    Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

    Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos, despite skulls and images of death, is a celebrates life and the Museum of International Folk Art’s observance of this day is one of the liveliest of its annual family events.

    With all the activities planned at the museum on October 30 from 1 to 4p.m. there will be plenty for everyone to take away something to remember the day.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 19, 2011

    Passport Santa Fe: Free Museum Pass for Southside Library Patrons

    The New Mexico Museum of Art has entered into a pilot partnership with the Friends of the Library Southside Bookstore with a family-friendly initiative, Passport Santa Fe. This new community outreach program allows library patrons to check out passes for free museum admission. 

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 12, 2011

    James Drake: Salon of a Thousand Souls

    Throughout his career, James Drake has examined the theme of humanity in all of its triumphs, failures, and follies—including war; love and desire; greed, gluttony, and vanity; and the realities of life along the U.S.-Mexico border. The New Mexico Museum of Art exhibition James Drake: Salon of a Thousand Souls includes 19 sculptures and works on paper by the Santa Fe-based artist spanning nearly 25 years. The exhibition opens with a free reception on Friday, October 28, 2011. It remains on view through April 22, 2012.

  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Sep 9, 2011

    New Mexico State Monuments Light The Way For The Holidays

    The state’s monuments tell a unique story about New Mexico’s history and culture. In December three illuminate the season in their distinctive way celebrating the state’s rich traditions. Two monuments are a short drive from Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

  • Wonders on Wheels | Sep 6, 2011

    Route 66 Exhibition Visits New Mexico State Fair Hitting The Road with the Van of Enchantment

    The Van of Enchantment, a statewide museum outreach vehicle operated by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, will present Road Trips, a free traveling exhibition, September 21-25 from 10:00am – 6:00pm Wednesday through Saturday and 10:00am – 3:00pm Sunday at the New Mexico State Fair located at the Expo New Mexico Fair Grounds.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 2, 2011

    Get Your Haiku On

    An afternoon of Haiku activities featuring Santa Fe Poet Laureate Joan Logghe, Axle Contemporary, and the New Mexico Museum of Art takes place Sunday, September 25, 2011. The public is invited to free workshops, readings, and more celebrating the completion of the innovative Roadsign Haiku Project and publication of a documentary catalogue. A series of events are planned that day between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

    An afternoon of Haiku activities featuring Santa Fe Poet Laureate Joan Logghe, Axle Contemporary, and the New Mexico Museum of Art takes place Sunday, September 25, 2011. The public is invited to free workshops, readings, and more celebrating the completion of the innovative Roadsign Haiku Project and publication of a documentary catalogue. A series of events are planned that day between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 1, 2011

    Fiesta weekend: Free admission to the downtown museums

    Whether you’re from New Mexico or out-of-state, you can visit the New Mexico History Museum and New Mexico Museum of Art for free on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11, thanks to the generous support of the Gerald Peters Gallery and the Peters Family Art Foundation. The free weekend falls during Fiesta de Santa Fe, a perfect time to connect with New Mexico’s art, history and culture.

    Both museums will close early on Friday, Sept. 9, at 5 pm rather than 8 pm.

    “This is an important weekend to honor the history of Santa Fe,” said Frances Levine, director of the History Museum. “We’re delighted that the Gerald Peters Gallery and Peters Family Art Foundation have recognized how these two museums can share in that celebration.”

  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 29, 2011

    Deepen your knowledge of NM history in a course for museum guides

    The New Mexico History Museum will begin a series of weekly classes for museum guides on Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am, Sept. 13 through the spring (holidays excepted). Dr. Andrew Leo Lovato, an author of New Mexico history and an associate professor at Santa Fe Community College, will give an overview of the state’s history and offer valuable communication skills for connecting with museum visitors. Numerous guest speakers will address topics of regional history and ways to use the museum’s exhibits, images and artifacts to interact with visitors.

    The course is free and takes place in the History Museum’s classroom. Seating is limited; preference is given to people who are or intend to become museum guides. Call Rene Harris at 505-476-5087 for more information or to sign up.

     

    The New Mexico History Museum will begin a series of weekly classes for museum guides on Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am, Sept. 13 through the spring (holidays excepted). Dr. Andrew Leo Lovato, an author of New Mexico history and an associate professor at Santa Fe Community College, will give an overview of the state’s history and offer valuable communication skills for connecting with museum visitors. Numerous guest speakers will address topics of regional history and ways to use the museum’s exhibits, images and artifacts to interact with visitors. The course is free and takes place in the History Museum’s classroom. Seating is limited; preference is given to people who are or intend to become museum guides. Call Rene Harris at 505-476-5087 for more information or to sign up.  

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 19, 2011

    Free admission on Indian Market weekend for History Museum, Museum of Art

    As a special treat to New Mexicans, out-of-state visitors, and the families of artists who come to Santa Fe during Indian Market weekend, Andrew Smith Gallery Inc. has generously offered to cover the cost of admission for visitors to the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and the New Mexico Museum of Art this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21. Regular admission is $6 for NM residents, $9 for out-of-state, with Sundays free to NM residents, and children 16 and under free every day.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 5, 2011

    Artist of the Week Gallery Talks

    Artist of the Week

    A series of gallery talks by New Mexico Museum of Art Docents featuring artists on display in the Museum.

    Wednesdays at 12:15

    FREE with museum admission (NM Seniors are free on Wednesdays; NM residents: $6; Adults $9; children 16 and under free; $1 discount for students).

     

    The New Mexico Museum of Art is located on the corner of Lincoln and Palace Avenues, on the Downtown Plaza, in Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Pickup (shuttle) stops outside our front door for easy access to the New Mexico Rail Runner trains.

     

    For further information please contact Ellen Zieselman, Curator of Education, 505-476-5075; ellen.zieselman@state.nm.us

    Artist of the Week A series of gallery talks by New Mexico Museum of Art Docents featuring artists on display in the Museum. Wednesdays at 12:15 FREE with museum admission (NM Seniors are free on Wednesdays; NM residents: $6; Adults $9; children 16 and under free; $1 discount for students).   The New Mexico Museum of Art is located on the corner of Lincoln and Palace Avenues, on the Downtown Plaza, in Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Pickup (shuttle) stops outside our front door for easy access to the New Mexico Rail Runner trains.   For further information please contact Ellen Zieselman, Curator of Education, 505-476-5075; ellen.zieselman@state.nm.us

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 4, 2011

    New Native Photography, 2011

    New Native Photography, 2011, opens Friday, August 12, 6 p.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Art in collaboration with the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA). The exhibition of contemporary Native photography is in conjunction with the 90Th Santa Fe Indian Market.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jul 25, 2011

    Collections of Photographer Donald Woodman Accepted into the Palace Photo Archives

    For more than 40 years, Donald Woodman has engaged the world through a camera’s lens. With a focus that ranges from architecture to therapy, clouds, the Holocaust and small-town rodeos, his evocative results have landed in collections that include London’s Victoria and Albert Museum; Switzerland’s Museum of Art and History; the New Orleans Museum of Art; and Ohio’s Butler Art Institute.

    The New Mexico History Museum proudly announces that the Photo Archives at the Palace of the Governors has accepted Woodman’s photographic archives into its collection. Currently housed in the Belen studio that Woodman shares with his wife, artist Judy Chicago, his archive includes negatives, slides, digital media, equipment, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, exhibition records and research. The first material that will be prepared for the Photo Archives’ collection is the series The Rodeo and the West.

    For more than 40 years, Donald Woodman has engaged the world through a camera’s lens. With a focus that ranges from architecture to therapy, clouds, the Holocaust and small-town rodeos, his evocative results have landed in collections that include London’s Victoria and Albert Museum; Switzerland’s Museum of Art and History; the New Orleans Museum of Art; and Ohio’s Butler Art Institute. The New Mexico History Museum proudly announces that the Photo Archives at the Palace of the Governors has accepted Woodman’s photographic archives into its collection. Currently housed in the Belen studio that Woodman shares with his wife, artist Judy Chicago, his archive includes negatives, slides, digital media, equipment, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, exhibition records and research. The first material that will be prepared for the Photo Archives’ collection is the series The Rodeo and the West.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jul 19, 2011

    Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz’ Letters

    Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz' personal letters will be the subject of Sarah Greenough's talk. Greenough, Senior Curator of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington will speak about her long-awaited and recently released book My Faraway One: The Letters of Georgia OKeeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Volume 1, 1915-1933, Wednesay, August 3, 6 pm, in St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art, Free.

    Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz' personal letters will be the subject of Sarah Greenough's talk. Greenough, Senior Curator of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington will speak about her long-awaited and recently released book My Faraway One: The Letters of Georgia OKeeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Volume 1, 1915-1933, Wednesay, August 3, 6 pm, in St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art, Free.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Jul 18, 2011

    Women Planting Seeds: Home, Healing and Horticulture

    Join authors, healers, horticulturists, artists, chefs and more at a two-day symposium co-hosted by the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. “Women Planting Seeds: Home, Healing and Horticulture" takes place from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, on Monday, July 25, and from 9:30 am to 12 pm, on Tuesday, July 26, in the History Museum Auditorium. The event is part of the exhibit Home Lands: How Women Made the West. Tickets are $25 at www.ticketssantafe.org, or at the door. (Seating is limited.) 

    Join authors, healers, horticulturists, artists, chefs and more at a two-day symposium co-hosted by the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. “Women Planting Seeds: Home, Healing and Horticulture" takes place from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, on Monday, July 25, and from 9:30 am to 12 pm, on Tuesday, July 26, in the History Museum Auditorium. The event is part of the exhibit Home Lands: How Women Made the West. Tickets are $25 at www.ticketssantafe.org, or at the door. (Seating is limited.) 

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Jul 18, 2011

    History Museum’s Cafe Re-opens

    Someone’s In the Kitchen, a longtime Santa Fe catering company, has begun serving light breakfasts and lunches in the New Mexico History Museum’s Cowden Café, 10 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday through Sunday. Diners don’t need to pay museum admission, unless they’d also like to wander the exhibits. Besides good food and a great view of downtown Santa Fe from its balcony patio, the café has free wireless.

  • El Palacio Magazine | Jul 18, 2011

    El Palacio Celebrates the Written Word, Musical Word and Spoken Word

    “Party with El Palacio” on Friday, Aug. 5, features a free triple-header of an evening with award-winning author Pam Houston, Albuquerque bluegrass band Breaking Blue and spoken-word poet Carlos Contreras.

    The event, hosted by El Palacio magazine, begins at 5 pm, with a reading and book signing by Houston in the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium. (Seating is limited.) At 6:30, come to the Palace of the Governors Courtyard for a toe-tapping and boot-scooting performance by Breaking Blue. (Wear your dancing shoes!). Preceding the band, Albuquerque spoken-word poet Carlos Contreras will perform his poem “Communion in the Desert (A Trip to the New Mexico History Museum).”

    All the events are free. Come for one or for all three.

    “Party with El Palacio” on Friday, Aug. 5, features a free triple-header of an evening with award-winning author Pam Houston, Albuquerque bluegrass band Breaking Blue and spoken-word poet Carlos Contreras. The event, hosted by El Palacio magazine, begins at 5 pm, with a reading and book signing by Houston in the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium. (Seating is limited.) At 6:30, come to the Palace of the Governors Courtyard for a toe-tapping and boot-scooting performance by Breaking Blue. (Wear your dancing shoes!). Preceding the band, Albuquerque spoken-word poet Carlos Contreras will perform his poem “Communion in the Desert (A Trip to the New Mexico History Museum).” All the events are free. Come for one or for all three.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Jun 23, 2011

    History Museum Wins National Award

    The American Association for State and Local History has given The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States a 2011 Award of Merit by the group’s Leadership in History Awards Committee - the nation’s most prestigious competition for recognition of achievement in state and local history. The New Mexico History Museum, El Paso Museum of History, and The Historic New Orleans Collection collaborated on bringing the exhibition of rare documents, paintings and maps from Spain, developing a robust series of public programs, and publishing a bilingual companion catalogue. The exhibition made its U.S. debut at the New Mexico History Museum from Oct. 17, 2010 to Jan. 9, 2011.

    The American Association for State and Local History has given The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States a 2011 Award of Merit by the group’s Leadership in History Awards Committee - the nation’s most prestigious competition for recognition of achievement in state and local history. The New Mexico History Museum, El Paso Museum of History, and The Historic New Orleans Collection collaborated on bringing the exhibition of rare documents, paintings and maps from Spain, developing a robust series of public programs, and publishing a bilingual companion catalogue. The exhibition made its U.S. debut at the New Mexico History Museum from Oct. 17, 2010 to Jan. 9, 2011.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 15, 2011

    Gustave Baumann: A Legacy Honored in Santa Fe

    The New Mexico Museum of Art is presenting two exhibitions this summer celebrating Baumann, his prodigious creativity, and his love for New Mexico. On view through September 2, 2011 in the Governor’s Gallery at the New Mexico State Capitol is Gustave Baumann: Painter, Printmaker, and Puppeteer; and opening July 1, 2011 at the New Mexico Museum of Art is The Prints of Gustave Baumann. Both exhibitions were curated by Merry Scully, curator of the Governor’s Gallery.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jun 1, 2011

    Symposium Explores the African American Experience in Northern New Mexico

    Learn more about the African American experience in northern New Mexico--and share your own family’s story--during a symposium in conjunction with the exhibit New Mexico’s African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable. “The Journey of the African American to Northern New Mexico” takes place 2-4 pm on Sunday, June 12, in the History Museum Auditorium. The event is free with admission; Sundays are free to New Mexico residents.

    The symposium will divide the topic into eras, from 1880 to the present, with discussions on original families, churches and social organizations, patterns of integration and segregation, and entrepreneurship.

     

     

    Learn more about the African American experience in northern New Mexico--and share your own family’s story--during a symposium in conjunction with the exhibit New Mexico’s African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable. “The Journey of the African American to Northern New Mexico” takes place 2-4 pm on Sunday, June 12, in the History Museum Auditorium. The event is free with admission; Sundays are free to New Mexico residents. The symposium will divide the topic into eras, from 1880 to the present, with discussions on original families, churches and social organizations, patterns of integration and segregation, and entrepreneurship.    

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  • Museum of New Mexico | May 27, 2011

    Free admission to museums and monuments for military families

    As part of the Blue Star Museums Program, New Mexico’s 14 state-run museums and historic monuments will once again offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families during the summer months.

    The National Endowment for the Arts created the Blue Star Museums program in 2010 to honor our active duty military members and their families.  More than 1,000 museums across America have signed on to the program for summer 2011 and will be offering free admission from Memorial Day, May 30 through Labor Day, September 5. 

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