New Mexico History Museum | Aug 27, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – As part of this year’s 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing events, the New Mexico History Museum offers the lecture More than Footprints: An Archaeological Hike on the Moon. This presentation by Beth Laura O’Leary, Ph.D. is in connection with the ongoing exhibit: “A Walk on the Moon: The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing.”
New Mexico State Library | Aug 27, 2019
The New Mexico State Library has chosen The Storm Runner, written by J. C. Cervantes, a Rick Riordan Presents book, published by Disney Hyperion, as the book which will represent New Mexico in the Parade of the States at the 2019 National Book Festival. J.C. Cervantes is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, Tortilla Sun. Ms. Cervantes lives with her family in New Mexico. When told The Storm Runner would be representing the state of New Mexico at the National Book Festival this year, she said, “That’s wonderful news! Thanks so much!”
The Storm Runner provides readers with an excellent description of New Mexico’s landscape and demonstrates how a youthful imagination can transform those landscapes into a place of wonder and adventure, which many New Mexican’s still do into adulthood. It is a great coming of age story. Any young reader will be able to relate to the emotional concerns of Zane, the main character, who as he finds his strength, displays those basic human concerns about fitting in, being liked, and finding your path in the world. The next book in the series, The Fire Keeper, will be released in the fall.
The National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, is now in its nineteenth year. This popular event celebrating the joys of reading and lifelong literacy will be held on Saturday, August 31st in Washington, D.C. Deanne Dekle, the Youth Services and Outreach Coordinator for public and tribal libraries across the state and Matthew Benbennick, the Reference & ILLiad Librarian at the State Library will represent New Mexico at the Festival.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Aug 24, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is hosting a lecture on Alzheimer’s disease and a documentary on medical marijuana. The programs are part of an ongoing roster of events related to the exhibit ...
New Mexico History Museum | Aug 21, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The New Mexico History Museum will exhibit vintage fiesta dresses during this year’s annual Fiesta de Santa Fe. Local Santa Fe women, performers, as well as former Fiesta Queens donated many of these dresses as part of the museum’s permanent collection.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Aug 19, 2019
The process of planting about 175 different types of irises in the raised beds in front of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Bruce King Building has begun. Led by the Mesilla Valley Iris Society, groups from throughout the state are planting the flowers in preparation for the National Iris Convention that will be in Las Cruces in 2021.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Aug 16, 2019
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) presents the annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale on October 12 and 13, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The sale, comprised of generations of Native Arts from private collectors, will be held in the museum’s Meem Auditorium, and benefits the museum through shared profits. Mediums include pottery, jewelry, textiles/weavings, paintings, baskets, and sculptures.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Aug 16, 2019
Colorful farm scenes will decorate the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Arts Corridor from Aug. 16 through Dec. 1. An opening celebration of Las Cruces artist Jeri Desrochers exhibit, Cultivating Color, is set for Aug. 18 from 2:30-4 ...
Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site | Aug 13, 2019
(Las Cruces, New Mexico) – A 99th birthday salute to J. Paul Taylor will be held Sunday, August 25, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. This annual celebration, sponsored by Friends of the Taylor Family Monument in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and New Mexico Historic Sites, honors Taylor as a friend, benefactor, and civic leader.
Come greet Mr. Taylor and join the Friends group as they work to support the Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property. Admission is a membership in the organization.
For more information contact the Friends of the Taylor Family Monument at email@example.com.
New Mexico History Museum | Aug 12, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- Beginning this fall, the New Mexico History Museum will offer guided tours of the Palace of the Governors during breaks in construction activity. The tours will allow a rare look at this historic building as it undergoes preservation treatment in support of its continued use as a public museum. (*see below for media resources.)
Beginning on August 30, information about tours will be available at the front desk of the New Mexico History Museum or by calling 505-476-5200.
Office of Archaeological Studies | Aug 8, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – In celebration of International Archaeology Day, Saturday, October 20, the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA) will open its doors to the public, providing an opportunity to learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage through hands-on activities and demonstrations.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Aug 7, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – New Mexico’s Historic Sites have a host of upcoming events planned this fall and winter. Below is a compendium of upcoming events. Interviews and site video available and approved for media use where indicated by *Media resources available.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 2, 2019
The traveling exhibition, Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist, on view from October 5, 2019, to January 5, 2020, surveys the works of an artist who made significant contributions within twentieth-century abstraction. Pelton’s work has been associated with Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley, and yet remained unrepresented in critical artistic spaces until recently. The exhibition contextualizes Pelton with her peers in the American modernist abstraction movement currently being studied as part of the canon of art history.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Aug 1, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – New Mexico Historic Sites are hosting two major commemorative events in August. The 16th annual Pueblo Independence Day celebration will be held Sunday, Aug. 11, in the village of Jemez Springs. The event commemorates the events of Aug. 10, 1680— when the Pueblo People of New Mexico and Arizona launched a successful rebellion against Spanish colonization. Later in August, the Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner launches Summer Letters from the Reservation, a series of letters and oral histories on the lives of the people at Bosque Redondo reservation. (*Media resources for both events available.)
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Aug 1, 2019
New York Times Best Selling author presents a lecture on addiction. Dr. Judith Grisel discusses her personal journey and road to recovery.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jul 31, 2019
The return of the New Mexico Museum of Art’s popular Alcoves series of exhibitions will open on August 9 with Alcove 20/20.1, featuring works by Dan Namingha, Diane Marsh, Mokha Laget, Emi Ozawa, and Stuart Arends.
Museum of International Folk Art | Jul 26, 2019
The Mid-Century Santa Fe collaboration will host a reception presenting the works of the Student Art and Design Competition, which will be on view at the Museum of International Folk Art’s Joan and Clifford Vernick Auditorium from August 1 to August 20, 2019. The reception will take place on Sunday, August 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Jul 25, 2019
Sensory friendly experience offered at New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science on August 15 from 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. The Museum will also show the documentary Superpower Dogs in the Dyna Theater.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Jul 24, 2019
El Palacio magazine, first published within a year of New Mexico’s statehood, became a digital publication in 2019. The quarterly museum magazine’s new platform will provide readers with broader access and web-friendly, easily shareable content. El Palacio will continue publishing the print edition concurrently, maintaining its reach as it expands.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Jul 23, 2019
Santa Fe comes alive with arts each the summer, particularly Native arts during the month of August, celebrating internationally known Indian Market. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs offers a schedule of events from exhibitions on view and works from new artists to lectures and films celebrating many of the Pueblos and tribes across the state.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jul 22, 2019
On August 11, 2019, the San Ildefonso Tewa Women’s Club hosts the opening San Ildefonso Pottery, 1600—1930: Voices of the Clay at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Events include a Pueblo feast, celebration, and performances exemplifying the exhibition’s narrative, presented from the Pueblo’s perspective for the first time in San Ildefonso’s history. In illustrating portions of that narrative, co-curator Russell Sanchez (San Ildefonso) fired a pot on July 15, 2019, relaying histories behind his work.
New Mexico History Museum | Jul 22, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Northern New Mexico residents have a rare opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing with a temporary exhibit at the New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) in Santa Fe through Oct. 20. NMHM hosts “A Walk on the Moon: The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing” as part of the worldwide celebration of our nation’s space history and the role New Mexico played in it. (See below for available media resources.)
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jul 18, 2019
MIAC presents a series of lectures on August 15, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. in advance of Indian Market. The lectures will teach patrons how to distinguish between highly sought-after Native arts that bring audiences from all over the world and their counterparts masquerading as Native arts. The three lecture topics include weaving and textiles, turquoise and jewelry, and varied prints. Each lecturer is a professional artist, collector, or educator, centering their discussions on skills cultivated through generations across the country.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jul 11, 2019
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture hosts Cochiti artists Diego and Mateo Romero as they create a mural confronting the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic on Sunday, August 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. As part of the Romero Brothers’ current exhibition, The Brothers Chongo: A Tragic Comedy in Two Parts, the mural will be painted at Milner Plaza where guests can interact and speak with the artists.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Jul 11, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) –July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’S historic Apollo 11 Moon landing with a collaboration titled the Moon Fiesta. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is commemorating the Apollo Moon landing with Moon Fiesta events at these facilities: the New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) in Santa Fe, as well as The Screen, presented by the Center for Contemporary Arts; the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS); The New Mexico State Libraries; and National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque; and the New Mexico Museum of Space History (NMMSH) in Alamogordo, which has devoted extensive programming to the Apollo Moon Landing, beginning in January of this anniversary year.
“Our Department of Cultural Affairs has engineered a summer full of incredibly informative and fun events across all different media and across the state,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said. “This was a seminal moment in our nation’s history. All through this anniversary season, New Mexicans will have every opportunity to relive it, learn about it for the first time and dive into the memory of humankind’s first steps on the moon.”
More than 400,000 people were involved in one capacity or another in the Apollo 11 mission to the moon on July 20, 1969. The collaborative effort marked the advancement not only in space exploration but in mathematics, sciences, and technology. More than 600 million people around the globe watched as the Apollo 11 team took humankind’s first steps on the moon and in the wake of these steps came expeditions into space, both manned and machine-operated.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jul 10, 2019
Organized by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), Jeanine Belgodère, French scholar, presents a lecture on sculptor and artist Phillip Haozous (Warm Springs Chiricahua). The lecture, focused on Haozous’ varied representations and styles used in his life’s work, will take place at MIAC’s O’Keeffe Theater on August 4, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Jul 10, 2019
The 16th-annual Ice Cream Sunday, which happens to land on National Ice Cream Day, is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 21. The event routinely draws more than a thousand people.
Admission for Ice Cream Sunday is the same as regular museum admission: $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for children ages 4 to 17. Children 3 and under are admitted free.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jul 8, 2019
(Santa Fe New Mexico) -- New Mexico Historic Sites have hired a new deputy director with more than 20 years’ experience in fiscal management. Kristine Navarro-McElhaney also has extensive experience overseeing and implementing historically significant projects in public history with emphasis on oral history programs and initiatives.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jul 5, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – New Mexico’s Historic Sites have a lot to offer this summer. Below is a compendium of upcoming events. Interviews and site video is available and approved for media use where indicated by *Media resources available.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jul 3, 2019
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is proud to introduce Dr. Matthew Martinez (Ohkay Owingeh) as the museum’s newest employee and Deputy Director. Dr. Martinez is a steward of education and Native leadership, bringing his expertise and in history and cultural advocacy to MIAC.