• Museum of International Folk Art | Jan 3, 2011

    Folk Art of the Andes

    The Museum of International Folk Art opens a major exhibition, Folk Art of the Andes, April 17, 2011. This will be the first exhibit in the United States to feature a broad range of folk art from the Andean region of South America.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 3, 2011

    Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment Online Exhibition

    Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment offers both a survey and a contemporary view of how artists working in photography have addressed our relationship to the environment, one of the greatest challenges facing us since at least the mid-twentieth century. Using beauty, humor, and horror to engage attention, these photographers provoke questions about the legacy of industry, construction, consumption, and waste disposal while pointing toward new directions such as local farming, new energy source technologies, green roofs, and a renewed connection with the landscapes we inhabit. The exhibition opens April 8, 2011, and runs through October 9, 2011. Opening event is 5:30-7:30 pm on April 8 with a reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico.

    Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment offers both a survey and a contemporary view of how artists working in photography have addressed our relationship to the environment, one of the greatest challenges facing us since at least the mid-twentieth century. Using beauty, humor, and horror to engage attention, these photographers provoke questions about the legacy of industry, construction, consumption, and waste disposal while pointing toward new directions such as local farming, new energy source technologies, green roofs, and a renewed connection with the landscapes we inhabit. The exhibition opens April 8, 2011, and runs through October 9, 2011. Opening event is 5:30-7:30 pm on April 8 with a reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico.

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  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jan 1, 2011

    A River Apart: The Pottery of Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos

    A River Apart: The Pottery of Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos, opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on October 19, 2008 running through September 26, 2011. A River Apart: The Pottery of Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos presents ceramic masterpieces of both Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jan 1, 2011

    Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton

    Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton dedicates itself to telling the often overlooked story of the conservationist, author, artist, lecturer and co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America. Ernest Thompson Seton’s impact on America’s conservation movement was immeasurable but, today is largely forgotten. Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton sets out to change that through this exhibit and a full year of special programming.

    Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton dedicates itself to telling the often overlooked story of the conservationist, author, artist, lecturer and co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America. Ernest Thompson Seton’s impact on America’s conservation movement was immeasurable but, today is largely forgotten. Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton sets out to change that through this exhibit and a full year of special programming.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Dec 29, 2010

    Speakers for the 2011 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series Announced

    Speakers in the 2011 Brainpower and Brownbags Lecture Series will delve into topics as diverse as the Old Spanish Trail, Hispanic land grants, Texas invasions, Billy the Kid, frontier journalism, and climate change. 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 John Gaw Meem Community Room; enter through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors. (Click on the title of this release to see the full schedule.)

    Speakers in the 2011 Brainpower and Brownbags Lecture Series will delve into topics as diverse as the Old Spanish Trail, Hispanic land grants, Texas invasions, Billy the Kid, frontier journalism, and climate change. 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 John Gaw Meem Community Room; enter through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors. (Click on the title of this release to see the full schedule.)

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 29, 2010

    Baumann Marionettes Take Center Stage at Museum Holiday Open House

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 12, 2010

    The Palace Press Brings a Bobcat Home

    The newest addition to the collection of presses at the Palace Print Shop and Bindery is a modern-day replica of a Gutenberg Press hand-crafted by Cedar Crest, N.M., artisan Richard Hicks.

    “It’s just a sweet, solid thing,” said Tom Leech, director of the Palace Press, said of the Bobcat Press. “It’s a work of art in itself.”

     

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 10, 2010

    Holiday Traditions Begin at the Palace

    From folding traditional printers’ hats out of newsprint to chatting with Santa in the Palace Courtyard to circling the Plaza with Joseph and Mary, the Palace of the Governors has kept holiday traditions alive for 26 years. The annual Holidays at the Palace includes Christmas at the Palace, the Young Native Artisans Show, and Las Posadas, a community re-enactment of a centuries-old Spanish custom. The events are free -- and you just might snag a bizcochito and a chat with Santa.

    From folding traditional printers’ hats out of newsprint to chatting with Santa in the Palace Courtyard to circling the Plaza with Joseph and Mary, the Palace of the Governors has kept holiday traditions alive for 26 years. The annual Holidays at the Palace includes Christmas at the Palace, the Young Native Artisans Show, and Las Posadas, a community re-enactment of a centuries-old Spanish custom. The events are free -- and you just might snag a bizcochito and a chat with Santa.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Oct 12, 2010

    Case Studies From The Bureau of Contemporary Art

    The New Mexico Museum of Art will present an exhibition of works from its Bureau of Contemporary Art, a fictitious entity created for this exhibition in order to emphasize contemporary art’s prominent place within the museum’s permanent collection. Case Studies from the Bureau of Contemporary Art will be on view November 19, 2010 through March 20, 2011.

  • New Mexico CulturePass | Oct 6, 2010

    Let New Mexico Museums Build Your Santa Fe Holiday Tradition

    Santa Feans know how to do traditions right—from annual markets in the plaza to religious processionals to the Native artisans who gather each day at the Palace Portal. Come holiday time, few cities can hold a farolito* to the City Different. This year, delight your family by adding these Museum of New Mexico traditions to your celebrations.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 21, 2010

    Boots and Suits

    Last chance to wear your cowboy boots and get down with a live band at a closing party for the exhibition Sole Mates: Cowboy Boots and Art. Free, Friday, October 1, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 8, 2010

    Imagining Mexico explores the Mexican Conquest, from Aztecs to New Spain

    In 1519, Hernán Cortés and a small group of Spanish soldiers made first contact with the Aztecs. The stories they sent back to Europe detailing the wealth and sophistication of the Aztec empire astonished their countrymen – and fed 300 years of efforts to write and re-write the story of the Mexican Conquest.

    From Oct. 1 through Jan. 23, 2011, the History Museum’s Triangle Gallery will present Imagining Mexico: From the Aztec Empire to Colonial New Spain, an original exhibit featuring books, prints and maps from the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library’s John Bourne Collection of Meso-Americana, the Rare Books Collection, and the Map Collection. Created mainly for people who would never cross the Atlantic but live their adventures vicariously, the works formed perceptions – fictitious at times – of the land of Cortés, Moctezuma, amazing temples and important battles.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Sep 7, 2010

    A Century of Masters: The NEA National Heritage Fellows of New Mexico

    The opening for A Century of Masters has been rescheduled to Sunday, September 27, 2009 and is scheduled to close January 31, 2011. The exhibition celebrates the Museum of New Mexico’s 100th.

    “The quality and range of artworks created by New Mexico’s National Heritage Fellows is impressive. The exhibit will stand as testimony to the dedication and skill of these talented artists;” said Dr. Joyce Ice, Director of the Museum of International Folk Art.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 1, 2010

    CANCELED: Chow Down at the Cowden Cafe

    Note: This event has been canceled while the Cowden Cafe's operators, owners of the historic Plaza Cafe, deal with fire damages to that restaurant's kitchen. The event will be rescheduled and, in the meantime, the Cowden Cafe is open for business 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday-Sunday. Show your support for the Plaza Cafe by dropping in to the Cowden for lunch or a snack.

    The lecture accompanying this grand-opening event is also being rescheduled. Author Michael Pettit, a great-grandson of the Cowden family ranchers who founded the legendary JAL Ranch, is planning to talk about "Historic and Contemporary Family Ranching in New Mexico."

    The History Museum’s Cowden Cafe, operated by the owners of the famous Plaza Cafe, celebrates its grand opening Sept. 12, with a ranch-style barbecue and live Western music by Sid Hausman, plus a free lecture about the Cowden Ranch. Take a break from the Santa Fe Fiesta to enjoy a $9.99 buffet. Tap your toes and feast on barbecue chicken, brisket, fruit cobbler and more on the café’s second-floor terrace from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. At 3:30 pm in the History Museum Auditorium, author Michael Pettit will talk about “Historic Ranching in Southeast New Mexico and Contemporary Family Ranching in New Mexico.”

    Note: This event has been canceled while the Cowden Cafe's operators, owners of the historic Plaza Cafe, deal with fire damages to that restaurant's kitchen. The event will be rescheduled and, in the meantime, the Cowden Cafe is open for business 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday-Sunday. Show your support for the Plaza Cafe by dropping in to the Cowden for lunch or a snack.The lecture accompanying this grand-opening event is also being rescheduled. Author Michael Pettit, a great-grandson of the Cowden family ranchers who founded the legendary JAL Ranch, is planning to talk about "Historic and Contemporary Family Ranching in New Mexico." The History Museum’s Cowden Cafe, operated by the owners of the famous Plaza Cafe, celebrates its grand opening Sept. 12, with a ranch-style barbecue and live Western music by Sid Hausman, plus a free lecture about the Cowden Ranch. Take a break from the Santa Fe Fiesta to enjoy a $9.99 buffet. Tap your toes and feast on barbecue chicken, brisket, fruit cobbler and more on the café’s second-floor terrace from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. At 3:30 pm in the History Museum Auditorium, author Michael Pettit will talk about “Historic Ranching in Southeast New Mexico and Contemporary Family Ranching in New Mexico.”

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 31, 2010

    Exhibit of Rare Spanish Documents Makes its U.S. Debut

    From a 1602 field drawing of a buffalo to portraits of President George Washington, Spanish explorers, colonists and diplomats have played key roles in American culture for five centuries. An exhibit coming to the New Mexico History Museum from Spain explores the first 300 years of those encounters – from the friars who made first contact with Native peoples through Spain’s timely assistance to American forces in the Revolutionary War.

    The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States (El Hilo de la Memoria: España y los Estados Unidos) opens Oct. 16 with a ticketed event featuring New Mexican and Spanish dignitaries. On Sunday, Oct. 17, the public is invited to enjoy the U.S. premiere of nearly 140 rare documents, maps, illustrations and paintings – many of which have never been displayed outside of Spain.

    The opening also marks the start of the Threads of Memory Lecture Series, with keynote speaker Luis Laorden of Madrid, Spain. The series includes lectures, musical performances, panel discussions and more that further explore the role Spain has played in shaping America as it is.

    From a 1602 field drawing of a buffalo to portraits of President George Washington, Spanish explorers, colonists and diplomats have played key roles in American culture for five centuries. An exhibit coming to the New Mexico History Museum from Spain explores the first 300 years of those encounters – from the friars who made first contact with Native peoples through Spain’s timely assistance to American forces in the Revolutionary War. The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States (El Hilo de la Memoria: España y los Estados Unidos) opens Oct. 16 with a ticketed event featuring New Mexican and Spanish dignitaries. On Sunday, Oct. 17, the public is invited to enjoy the U.S. premiere of nearly 140 rare documents, maps, illustrations and paintings – many of which have never been displayed outside of Spain. The opening also marks the start of the Threads of Memory Lecture Series, with keynote speaker Luis Laorden of Madrid, Spain. The series includes lectures, musical performances, panel discussions and more that further explore the role Spain has played in shaping America as it is.

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  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Aug 21, 2010

    Huichol Art and Culture:

    For the first time, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology presents a significant collection of Huichol art from the early part of the last century in Huichol Art and Culture: Balancing the World. The exhibition opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture April 11, 2010 and will run through February 12, 2012

    There are important ties between Huichol work and Native American, prehispanic, and Hispanic art histories and cultures. Known today for colorful, decorative yarn paintings, the origins of modern Huichol art are found in the earlier Huichol religious arts of the Robert M. Zingg ethnographic collection at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

    For the first time, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology presents a significant collection of Huichol art from the early part of the last century in Huichol Art and Culture: Balancing the World. The exhibition opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture April 11, 2010 and will run through February 12, 2012 There are important ties between Huichol work and Native American, prehispanic, and Hispanic art histories and cultures. Known today for colorful, decorative yarn paintings, the origins of modern Huichol art are found in the earlier Huichol religious arts of the Robert M. Zingg ethnographic collection at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 9, 2010

    Drip Tease: John Tinkerís Narrative Sculptures

    In Drip Tease John Tinker challenges the public with sixteen sculptures that offer droll comments about politics, survival, and popular culture.

  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Jul 27, 2010

    Fort Stanton & Old Lincoln Days

    Fort Stanton - a Southern New Mexico landmark since the days of Billy the Kid, Kit Carson, and the Buffalo Soldiers - celebratets its continued service to New Mexico and the United States with Fort Stanton Live! Aug 6 - 8, 2010.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Jul 20, 2010

    The Girard Collection: Enduring Appeal

    Multiple Visions: A Common Bond has been the destination for well over a million first-time and repeat visitors to the Museum of International Folk Art.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Jun 15, 2010

    List of Cooperatives in Empowering Women Exhibition

    Ten women's artisan cooperatives will be represented in the Museum of International Folk Art's "Gallery of Conscience" inaugural exhibition, "Empowering Women."

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 15, 2010

    Traces: Johnnie Winona Ross

    First one-man museum exhibition for Johnnie Winona Ross since moving to New Mexico in 1999.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 15, 2010

    Sole Mates: Cowboy Boots and Art Public Programs

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 11, 2010

    Sole Mates: Cowboy Boots and Art Public Programs

    Mosey on over to the New Mexico Museum of Art this summer for more "sole-ful" fun. Wear your best boots, have some tasty trail chow, meet the artists, and more.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 7, 2010

    Museum Announces "Not Your Typical Annual Book Sale"

    This year's annual book sale to benefit the New Mexico Museum of Art due to very generous donors will have much more than books.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | May 18, 2010

    Empowering Women:

    A quiet revolution is taking place around the world led by women artisan cooperatives. Taking the initiative to collectively produce, manage, and market their crafts, they have enriched their lives and become powerful forces in their communities. On July 4, 2010 the Museum of International Folk Art inaugurates its’ “Gallery of Conscience,” a space dedicated to exploring contemporary issues affecting folk art production and consumption.

     Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities runs July 4, 2010 through May 8, 2011.

    A quiet revolution is taking place around the world led by women artisan cooperatives. Taking the initiative to collectively produce, manage, and market their crafts, they have enriched their lives and become powerful forces in their communities. On July 4, 2010 the Museum of International Folk Art inaugurates its’ “Gallery of Conscience,” a space dedicated to exploring contemporary issues affecting folk art production and consumption.  Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities runs July 4, 2010 through May 8, 2011.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | May 13, 2010

    The History Museum Turns 1: Start the Party

    After 20 years of planning, designing and building, the New Mexico History Museum’s first year turned into a blockbuster. Since opening to blocks-long lines on May 23, 2009, the museum has drawn 150,000 visitors; held a packed schedule of lectures, workshops and performances; played host to the Crown Prince of Spain; and carried home an armload of awards. 

    In honor of its accomplishments and in gratitude to those who helped make the first year such a success, the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents voted to open the museum for free May 22 and 23.

    “We want to throw a party to say `thank you’ for everything that New Mexicans and out-of-state visitors have done for us,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the museum. “The outpouring of support from visitors, scholars, donors, businesses, and especially our volunteers has carried us beyond our expectations.”

    After 20 years of planning, designing and building, the New Mexico History Museum’s first year turned into a blockbuster. Since opening to blocks-long lines on May 23, 2009, the museum has drawn 150,000 visitors; held a packed schedule of lectures, workshops and performances; played host to the Crown Prince of Spain; and carried home an armload of awards.  In honor of its accomplishments and in gratitude to those who helped make the first year such a success, the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents voted to open the museum for free May 22 and 23.“We want to throw a party to say `thank you’ for everything that New Mexicans and out-of-state visitors have done for us,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the museum. “The outpouring of support from visitors, scholars, donors, businesses, and especially our volunteers has carried us beyond our expectations.”

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 29, 2010

    Plaza Restaurant to Operate New "Cowden Cafe" at History Museum

    Downtown Santa Fe will soon have a new gathering spot for enjoying food, beverages, free wi-fi and a stunning view from an upstairs patio. The Cowden Café, opening May 20 at the New Mexico History Museum, will be operated by the historic Plaza Restaurant. The partnership between the museum and the restaurant fits into a new trend of museums as community gathering spots.

     

    “Museums are changing,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the museum. “It’s not just about visiting the exhibits, it’s about being comfortable in public spaces and providing amenities to help people feel comfortable. We want our museum to be a place for the community.”

     

     

    Downtown Santa Fe will soon have a new gathering spot for enjoying food, beverages, free wi-fi and a stunning view from an upstairs patio. The Cowden Café, opening May 20 at the New Mexico History Museum, will be operated by the historic Plaza Restaurant. The partnership between the museum and the restaurant fits into a new trend of museums as community gathering spots.  “Museums are changing,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the museum. “It’s not just about visiting the exhibits, it’s about being comfortable in public spaces and providing amenities to help people feel comfortable. We want our museum to be a place for the community.”   

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 6, 2010

    Downtown Santa Fe Walking Tours Set to Resume

    Centuries of history unfolded in Santa Fe’s downtown, and museum guides from the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors are set to resume public walking tours to share those stories with first-time tourists and longtime residents alike. Beginning April 15, every Monday-Saturday at 10:15 a.m., tours begin at the blue gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. Cost is $10; children under 17 are free when accompanied by an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. The tours continue through Oct. 15.

     

    Centuries of history unfolded in Santa Fe’s downtown, and museum guides from the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors are set to resume public walking tours to share those stories with first-time tourists and longtime residents alike. Beginning April 15, every Monday-Saturday at 10:15 a.m., tours begin at the blue gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. Cost is $10; children under 17 are free when accompanied by an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. The tours continue through Oct. 15.  

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 24, 2010

    Art on the Edge 2010

    Art on the Edge presents the work of seven contemporary artists selected by Nicholas Baume for this biennial juried show organized by Friends of Contemporary Art (FOCA) and hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Art.

    The exhibition opens Friday, April 16, 2010 and runs through August 1, 2010

    Sublime horizons, water sculptures, stitched excerpts from Neruda, and adolescents in suburbia await the viewer in this show that wonders aloud, what gives art "edge"? The exhibition features Eric Tillinghast, Deborah Hamon, Erika Blumenfeld, Michael Rogers, Kate Beck, Jessica Loughlin, and Ryan Bush. This year's show marks the second edition of Art on the Edge. It was curated by Nicholas Baume, chief curator and director of the New York Public Art Fund.

     

    The Museum will host a free public lecture by Nicholas Baume at 6:00 p.m. in St. Francis Auditorium during the opening. The Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico will host an opening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Art on the Edge presents the work of seven contemporary artists selected by Nicholas Baume for this biennial juried show organized by Friends of Contemporary Art (FOCA) and hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Art. The exhibition opens Friday, April 16, 2010 and runs through August 1, 2010 Sublime horizons, water sculptures, stitched excerpts from Neruda, and adolescents in suburbia await the viewer in this show that wonders aloud, what gives art "edge"? The exhibition features Eric Tillinghast, Deborah Hamon, Erika Blumenfeld, Michael Rogers, Kate Beck, Jessica Loughlin, and Ryan Bush. This year's show marks the second edition of Art on the Edge. It was curated by Nicholas Baume, chief curator and director of the New York Public Art Fund.   The Museum will host a free public lecture by Nicholas Baume at 6:00 p.m. in St. Francis Auditorium during the opening. The Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico will host an opening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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