Department of Cultural Affairs | Apr 10, 2018
The richness of indigenous cultures, their unique languages, distinct arts and crafts, and cultural traditions handed down since pre-history, remain vibrantly evident in Santa Fe. New Mexico’s capitol city is a veritable mecca, and perhaps one of the best places in the world to explore the past, present, and future of indigenous arts and culture.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 9, 2018
A survey of work by the Albuquerque-based artist and teacher Patrick Nagatani (1945-2017) that highlights the artist’s creative process and use of visual storytelling across his career opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on May 26, 2018 and will be on display through September 9, 2018. A leading figure in the “directorial photography” style, Nagatani often constructed complex tableaus and detailed models for the camera to bring attention to truths that are often hidden in plain sight.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Apr 8, 2018
(ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO) -- MacGillivray Freeman Film’s National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 3, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – It was 1968 when Trappist monk Thomas Merton visited the Benedictine monastery Christ in the Desert, near Abiquiu, New Mexico, shortly after it was founded. Merton’s writings and photographs of the experience brought the secluded monastery to the attention of a wider community of people seeking sanctuary and spiritual inspiration.
An exhibition of this work, Light in the Desert: Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert by Tony O’Brien opens at the Governor’s Gallery on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol Building, Friday, April 27.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Apr 2, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) - Dress as a Renaissance character, learn crafts and dances from the period, and party the night away! Tickets are now on sale for the Reliving the Renaissance, a themed-costume adult dance party in conjunction with the Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS). All exhibits will be open including Da Vinci—The Genius.
For this special Renaissance evening, the NMMNHS has joined forces with the New Mexico Philharmonic, the Marshall Performing Arts Conservatory, and the Society for Creative Anachronism. Reliving the Renaissance happens Friday, April 20, from 6-11 p.m. at the Museum.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Apr 1, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) has joined the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources in a statewide collaborative groundwater monitoring network. The Museum will host one of the many monitoring locations for the project and serve as an important educational outlet.
Water shortages have been commonplace in communities across New Mexico over the past several years and the state lacks sufficient groundwater level measurements for many regions. In an effort to protect the groundwater resource, this new community-oriented program aims to reach out specifically to farmers, ranchers and well owners, as well as municipalities to share data and information.
The Our Groundwater Future project will be launched Monday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the NMMNHS’s Kiwanis Learning Garden. The project goal is to work with well owners and operators in rural communities to inform and train them on groundwater measurements. The Learning Garden is located across 18th Street from the museum’s main entrance. A monitoring well for the project will be drilled April 10.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Mar 27, 2018
The New Mexico region of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) has created an enormous rack of seed packets illustrated by their fiber art.
Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 26, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Three Peruvian artists whose work is featured in the current exhibition Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru will spend an afternoon at the Museum of International Folk Art giving talks and meeting patrons on Sunday April 8 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
The featured speakers, Adelina Garcia, Wari Zarate, and Rosalia Tineo are three Quechua artist activists whose work is at the forefront of the fight for truth and reconciliation in the wake of the 20 year internal armed conflict that claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 Peruvians between 1980 and 2000. Using traditional folk arts of the region, they tell the stories of the disappeared.
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | Mar 23, 2018
(Fort Sumner, New Mexico) – This summer marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo between the United States Government and the Navajo Nation. This anniversary will be commemorated through a series of events at the Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner Historic Site in eastern New Mexico. Ceremonies June 8 & 9, 2018, will mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of this important site and the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of 1868.
During the June commemoration, patrons will be able to view plans for the new upcoming exhibit, participate in our ceremonial activities and enjoy tribal dances. Native artisans will be on-site offering traditional jewelry, weavings and foodstuffs. On June 9, a 7 mile walk from the historic site to Fort Sumner High school will honor the memory of The Long Walk
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Mar 22, 2018
Women’s clothing from the 1870s to the 1930s -- what was visible and some layers that were not always visible -- is the subject of a new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. “Dressed for the Occasion” focuses on clothing for “everyday” as well as special occasions like weddings, funerals, and baptisms. The exhibit opens with a free reception from 5-7 p.m. on April 5. Costumed interpreters will be at the reception and refreshments will be provided.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Mar 21, 2018
Unleash your imagination and curiosity and contemplate man’s ability to fly like the birds. As part of the current, temporary exhibition Da Vinci—The Genius at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, find out how Leonardo da Vinci’s illustrations and study of natural flight eventually lead to modern aircraft during the next First Friday, April 6, from 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Jemez Historic Site | Mar 20, 2018
Starting Aug. 16, come see what is buried beneath your feet at “Dig Giusewa!”
In partnership with the Friends of Coronado Historic Site and the Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico Historic Sites is pleased to announce a new program at Jemez Historic Site, entitled “Dig Giusewa.” Running every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday between Aug. 16 and Oct. 6, archaeologists, tribal members, and volunteers will work to systematically excavate a five-by-five-meter area just north of the Visitor Center.
Wonders on Wheels | Mar 19, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs mobile museum Wonder on Wheels (WoW) is on the road with a new display for 2018. The featured exhibit from the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) is entitled Indigenous New Mexico: Sharing the Wonders of Our World. Among the venues WoW visits in the next few weeks are Jemez Pueblo and the Roundhouse.
Students and teachers at Jemez Day School will get a chance to experience the MIAC exhibit when the retrofitted RV visits Jemez Pueblo. WoW will be at Jemez Day School, 245 Day School Road, Jemez Pueblo Tuesday, March 27, from 8:15-9:45 a.m.
Lawmakers, legislative staff, and the public are invited to visit Wonders on Wheels Monday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. when it will be parked on Don Gaspar outside the State Capitol building
New Mexico Historic Sites | Mar 17, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – During 160 years in operation, Fort Stanton’s served as an Army post, tuberculosis sanatorium, internment camp and correctional facility. With infamy gained through the Lincoln County Wars, and the lives of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett, the history of Lincoln, New Mexico is riddled with acts of revenge, vigilante justice and senseless violence. Between 1870 and 1886, more than 50 people met a violent end along the main road.
Reports of paranormal activity in these two storied southeastern New Mexico Historic Sites dates back more than a century. Spine-tingling tales from former workers and people who have had unusual experiences at these and other New Mexico venues are being preserved by the Lincoln County Paranormal Society (LCPS).
Museum of Natural History and Science | Mar 14, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – New Mexico school students have a rare opportunity to explore their own genius by creating a video showcasing the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) into their education.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Mar 8, 2018
Today, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the New Mexico Museum of Art, and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation announced a gift of $4 million, and unveiled the name and architectural design of the museum’s new contemporary art venue, located at 404 Montezuma, at the Santa Fe Railyard.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Mar 7, 2018
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces that the four Santa Fe museums will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Because free admission is offered to New Mexico Residents the first Sunday of every month, free admission will be offered on Sunday, April 8, 2018 instead.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Mar 2, 2018
New Mexico Historic Sites will host the following series of public events this spring.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Mar 1, 2018
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) periodically features art recently acquired through gifts or purchases. What’s New in New: Selections from the Carol Warren Collection, highlights the collection donated to the Museum by Carol Warren, who was a volunteer in the Collections Department for more than 20 years.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 27, 2018
The New Mexico Museum of Art and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation invite the public to attend an unveiling of the architectural design of the museum’s new contemporary art annex in the Railyard Arts District. The unveiling, which will also feature a surprise announcement, is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1:30pm, at the Halpin Building at 404 Montezuma.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Feb 25, 2018
(Albuquerque, N.M.) – From the Vitruvian Man to his study of a woman’s hands, Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings of the human body are among his most famous works. Lesser known are his wing-based flight inventions and drawings of horses in motion for sculptures and murals. As part of the current exhibition Da Vinci—The Genius, find out what can still be learned from these works as the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science focuses on da Vinci’s anatomical drawings during $5 First Friday March 2 from 5:30 – 9 p.m.
New Mexico State Library | Feb 25, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) – Two new bookmobiles are being dispatched to serve thousands of rural New Mexicans without access to a public library by the New Mexico State Library, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. The new bookmobiles will serve two of the three routes covered by the State Library – the Northeast Route of the Cimarron office, and the East Route out of Tucumcari.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Feb 23, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) – Famed Santa Fe artist Maurice Turetsky died Tuesday, Feb. 20. A professional artist, painter and sculptor, Turetsky, a Philadelphia native and his wife Susan, moved to Santa Fe in 1995.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Feb 23, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2018 (Santa Fe, NM)—For those who love museums, and want to go behind-the-scenes to learn how favorite museum exhibitions are designed and installed, there’s a new opportunity to do just that starting in March 2018. Museum Resources, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, which designs, builds, and installs exhibitions for state museums, is presenting Back Stage Exhibition Tours, a series of four tours beginning March 26 and continuing weekly through April 16.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Feb 21, 2018
In the 10th concert in the Pimentel Music Series, Los Tres Reyes will perform at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) on Saturday, March 3 at 7 pm in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre. Tickets are $22, $27, and $37, with a $2 discount for seniors, children 12 and younger, and NHCC members, and are available from the NHCC Box Office, at (505) 724-4771, or at www.nhccnm.org. The event is presented in partnership with Pimentel Music.
Wonders on Wheels | Feb 20, 2018
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) displays 2018’s featured exhibit from the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) in the Wonders on Wheels (WoW) mobile museum Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. in the parking lot of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) in Albuquerque. The WoW exhibit from MIAC offers New Mexicans a unique look at the 24 Native American tribal communities of New Mexico, told through the eyes of Pueblo, Apache and Navajo children.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Feb 15, 2018
Cowboy Days returns to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces for the 19 th year with a new activity, and a homecoming performance by country music’s Josh Grider. Cowboy Days is March 3-4. The fun is from 9 a.m. t ...
New Mexico State Library | Feb 12, 2018
The New Mexico State Library, (NMSL), Creative Startups, a growing international business accelerator based in Santa Fe, Fab Lab Hub, a technology product prototyping provider, and the newly-formed New Mexico State Library Foundation have joined together in an innovative partnership to utilize public libraries as economic development centers for entrepreneurial and business training. Libraries as Launchpads will fast track potential entrepreneurs from idea and concept to action and business formation. The program kicks-off on February 15 at five pilot libraries: Zuni, South Albuquerque, Santa Fe’s Southside branch, Raton and Las Cruce
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Feb 9, 2018
Frank and Pilar Leto, in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, continue the annual celebration of Carnaval with “Carnaval Fever” on Friday and Saturday, February 9-10, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the NHCC’s Albuquerque Journal Theatre. Tickets are $17, $22, and $27, with a $2 discount for students, seniors, and NHCC members, and are available from the Center’s Box Office, at 505- 724-4771, or at www.nhccnm.org.