Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 23, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico ) – The free New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Museums & Historic Sites Guide for Winter 2018/Spring 2019 is now available online at nmculture.org/guide.
This season’s Guide cover features a detailed image of Snow in Santa Fe by Paul Lantz – which is on long term loan to the New Mexico Museum of Art.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Nov 21, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- An historic plant-eating reptile fossil discovery near Alamogordo, New Mexico, rewrites the known evolutionary timeline. (See below for Links to Media Resources: audio, video, stills)
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) announces the discovery of Gordodon, a new sail-backed reptile based on an incomplete skeleton found in Permian age (about 300 million years old) rocks near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The unique structure of the skull, jaws and teeth of Gordodon indicate it was a surprisingly specialized plant eater (herbivore). Previously, such specialized plant eating was not known in reptiles older than about 200 million years
Museum of Natural History and Science | Nov 19, 2018
(Albuquerque, NM) - Travel back to the sights and sounds of immortal musical groups, brought to life in laser light! Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track. Laser concerts will light up the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Planetarium December 14 - 21.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Nov 16, 2018
“Drawn to the Land: Peter Hurd’s New Mexico” features 24 paintings and some of the artist’s belongings, including one of his palettes with brushes, a pair of chaps, boots, sombrero, guitar, and polo helmet and mallet. The show, which includes loans from the Hurd La Rinconada Gallery in San Patricio, N.M., and the El Paso Museum of Art, also features a video about Hurd (1904-1984).
Museum of Natural History and Science | Nov 13, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) NASA exploration landings on Mars are always exciting events, and the next one will touchdown on November 26, 2018. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will host a landing party that day from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Learn about the latest mission to study the interior of Mars during a live NASA broadcast. Mars-related hands-on activities, videos, and local solar system experts will also be available.
Coronado Historic Site | Nov 12, 2018
(Bernalillo, New Mexico) -- Major archaeological news is being reported from the Coronado Historic Site in Bernalillo, New Mexico. An ongoing archaeological metal detector survey of the site revealed, for the first time, tangible evidence that the expedition of Vázquez de Coronado was present at this site. (*See below links to Media Resources: video interview, site & artifact images.)
New Mexico History Museum | Nov 9, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - Following World War I, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) was established to enhance the overseas military cemeteries for the fallen and to erect memorials to the combat accomplishments of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). In 1925 ABMC retained Paul Philippe Cret as their consulting architect. He subsequently guided every aspect of their ambitious construction program, including designing the permanent headstones used for overseas American burials. This illustrated lecture will examine Cret’s crucial role in overseas military cemetery design after World War I as well as ABMC’s monument building program
Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 8, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – December is always a busy month at the Museums and Historic Sites under the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, from beloved traditions to new events. Below is a list of holiday events planned at various Department of Cultural Affairs divisions next month.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Nov 6, 2018
For the fifth consecutive year, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture will be partnering with the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum to co-host HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show and Gift Market.
HomeGrown will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. Admission to HomeGrown is $5 per vehicle, and the first 100 vehicles at the event each day will receive a free burlap shopping bag.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Nov 6, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico ) – Between now and the end of January there are several major space science events, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is the place to experience them.
Jemez Historic Site | Nov 1, 2018
(Jemez Springs, New Mexico) – The enormous popularity of the Jemez Historic Site’s breath-taking and beloved Light Among the Ruins annual holiday event has necessitated changes this year to accommodate large crowds.
Jemez Historic Site | Oct 30, 2018
(Jemez Springs, New Mexico) -- This summer Jemez Historic Site hosted its first major archaeological excavation in over 50 years. The project, entitled “Dig Giusewa,” was part of New Mexico Historic Sites award winning Public Archaeology Program. The project was undertaken to address long held questions about the Jemez people involving their origins and how their lives changed after the arrival of the Spanish. Over an eight week period, New Mexico Historic Site Staff, University of New Mexico Students, Friends of Coronado Historic Site, and Jemez Pueblo Tribal Members excavated a large room just north of the Visitor Center in Giusewa, or San Jose, Pueblo.
Coronado Historic Site | Oct 29, 2018
(Bernalillo, New Mexico) -- The Friends of Coronado Historic Site are hosting a lecture entitled “Him Old Ruins: Edgar Lee Hewett and the Archaeology of Pueblo Painting” Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. in the DeLavy House in Bernalillo.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 22, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – An impressive panel of federal and local law enforcement, state agencies, justice, school system, medical fields, behavioral health, addiction and aftercare treatment organizations, faith-based groups, involved community sponsors like Blake’s LotaBurger, and a representative of the funeral industry have joined forces with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) to ensure effective community outreach and involvement to maximize the impact of an upcoming exhibition entitled Drugs: Costs and Consequences - Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 18, 2018
(Albuquerque, NM) – When the kids are off school for the holiday break, keep the learning going by signing them up for one of the day-long Young Explorers Winter Camps at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. The camps start December 26 and run through January 4. All camps are for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Oct 16, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- Three upcoming exhibitions at the New Mexico Museum of Art opening before the end of the year delve into the darkness through painting and photography and, explore 20th Century New Mexican sculpture in a range of styles.
The exhibitions are entitled: Wait Until Dark, Shots in the Dark, and Carved & Cast: 20th Century New Mexican Sculpture.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 12, 2018
(Albuquerque, NM) – Don’t let the kids have all the fun this Halloween. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science celebrates the spooky season with a costume dance party for adults and a special showing of “Beetlejuice” on in the Dynatheater on the 30th anniversary of the film’s release.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Oct 11, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Santa Fe’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Director Della Warrior, a member of the Otoe-Missouria tribe, is named as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, whose work has significantly contributed to the preservation and understanding of Indigenous cultural heritage. Warrior has focused her life’s work helping bring about positive change for Native people in educational arenas, tribal governments, Native history, arts and culture.
New Mexico History Museum | Oct 11, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – New Mexico achieved statehood just two short years before the Great War broke out in Europe in 1914. Recruitment in the nascent state was aggressive, and New Mexicans stepped up to serve in large numbers. By the end of the first World War, New Mexico ranked fifth in the nation for military service, enlisting more than 17,000 recruits from all 33 New Mexican counties. The war claimed the lives of 501 New Mexicans. The global conflict ended with the signing of the armistice Nov. 11, 1918.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 8, 2018
A world-class repository for fossils, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science’s latest exhibition Back to Bones: New Mexico’s Links to the Past featuring rarely seen specimens from the permanent collection is on display to greet the 78th annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Albuquerque Oct. 17-20, 2018.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Oct 5, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) on Museum Hill in Santa Fe has been awarded two separate grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), totaling $382,721. The Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF) submitted the successful grant applications on behalf of MIAC, the only institution in New Mexico to receive a NEH grant in this funding cycle.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 5, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) --- The photos are in, the judging is complete, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is announcing the winners of this year’s Naturescapes photo competition. This year, the theme was CLOUDS and photographers explored the entire state to find clouds everywhere
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Oct 4, 2018
(Santa Fe New Mexico) --- For the second year, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill is hosting the Tom Lea Institute, to highlight the famous El Paso-based artist and his work with Native American culture. October is Tom Lea Month exploring the legacy of this great American artist and his Pass of the North Mural. https://tomlea.com/activitiesevents/tom-lea-month/
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Oct 4, 2018
“Saddle Makers of the Southwest” features a leather-stamping activity for children, dozens of tools, and saddles in various stages of creation.
Office of Archaeological Studies | Oct 3, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology and the Office of Archaeological Studies is hosting International Archaeology Day, October 20th, and simultaneously opening a new exhibit entitled, “Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies.” The exhibition will be on display through October 11, 2019.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 3, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Fundraising efforts are underway to bring New Mexico’s Bisti Beast home in a new life-size electrifying form. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) is raising funds to purchase a robotic, animated Bisti Beast to be a key attraction at the museum. The tale of this animatronic dinosaur stretches from Albuquerque to Japan and back.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 1, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico ) – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is joining forces once again with the Rotary Club of Albuquerque hosting the third annual Literacy Event from Noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 4. As the first Sunday in November, admission is free to New Mexico residents.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 28, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Museum of Art is opening a new exhibition celebrating New Mexico’s rich history as a mecca for artists – Good Company: Five Artist Communities in New Mexico. The exhibition opened September 29 and runs through March 10, 2019
An opening reception for the exhibition in the New Wing is October 5, 2018.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Sep 28, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Almost 800 people learned the latest information about Pluto and the New Horizon mission during PlutoPalooza hosted by the museum Sept. 21 & 22. The scientists and engineers from NASA have left, but the informational handouts, hands-on activities, and videos they brought will be used once more for the $5 First Friday event October 5, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Jemez Historic Site | Sep 24, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- The New Mexico Archaeology Fair will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.