Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 26, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) – The free New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs 2017 Museums & Historic Sites Winter Guide is now available online at nmculture.org/guide.
This year’s guide features an historic photo of the New Mexico Museum of Art on the cover in recognition of the Museum’s Centennial Year. As the storied Museum of Art launches into a second century of service to New Mexico, it hosts three new exhibitions: Horizons: People & Place in 20th Century New Mexican Art; Shifting Light: Photographic Perspectives; and Contact: Local to Global which like the other centennial exhibitions, highlights the engagement of artists with New Mexico, the Museum of Art with artists and collectors.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Nov 21, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) – Keep your young explorers engaged and active this winter with 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 18th and run through January 2nd. All camps are for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th.
New Mexico History Museum | Nov 19, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) — Before radio and television, when making music at home was the evening’s entertainment and playing the piano was considered an essential talent among the middle class, sheet music was the music consumer’s gateway to the world.” The New Mexico History Museum celebrates this era with sheet music of popular songs about the State of New Mexico, dating from the mid-19th through the mid-20th centuries, in the new exhibition The Land That Enchants Me So: Popular Songs of New Mexico which opens on Friday, March 2, 2018. The show spotlights graphically striking sheet-music covers published from 1840s through about 1960, along with other printed materials, sound recordings, and memorabilia relating to New Mexico and its musical life.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 16, 2017
The New Mexico Museum of Art launches its Centennial year celebration Saturday, November 25, after being closed more than two months for a significant renovation. Three new exhibitions opened as New Mexico’s first Museum sets out on its second century.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 12, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) --- New Mexico’s artistic past, present and future converge during 2017 as the New Mexico Museum of Art celebrates its 100th birthday! As part of this historic reopening, the Museum of Art also unveils three new exhibitions. On Nov ...
Museum of Natural History and Science | Nov 10, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) – Who will build the amazing future of our human race? That question sparks a giant-screen adventure unlike any other in DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World, an epically fun tour of inspiration through the visionary advances made by yesterday’s, today’s – and most thrillingly of all, tomorrow’s – engineers. This film is the perfect encapsulation of what engineering is all about: ordinary people finding ways to defy the impossible and change the world, and their own lives, in the process.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 9, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—Thursday, November 16, the New Mexico Association of Museums will present two important awards to individuals with strong ties to the Department of Cultural Affairs and its museums. The present ...
New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 8, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) -- With an eye toward the future, the ongoing renovation at the New Mexico Museum of Art is addressing sustainability issues to protect and preserve future exhibitions. Closed since mid-September for an extensive upgrade, the Museum reopens at 10:00AM on November 25th, launching its Centennial year celebration. The renovation work will restore, as much as possible, the original elegant simplicity of the interior public spaces of this building; and improve the visitor experience by creating a more welcoming entrance and brighter galleries that are more conducive to the enjoyment of art, as they were in 1917.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Nov 7, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) –The possibility of people flying, like birds, mystified man until he figured out how to do it. Centuries before the American Wright brothers launched their flying machine, acclaimed Italian genius Leonardo da Vinci worked to find a practical solution to the challenge of flight. He studied the flights and physical structure of birds, making detailed drawings of flight and several mechanical wing devices. He designed many mechanical devices, including parachutes. About 1485, da Vinci drew detailed plans for a human-pow
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Nov 6, 2017
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Food produced in New Mexico is showcased at the fourth-annual “HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market” on Nov. 18-19 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. More than 100 g ...
Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 6, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) - All museums under the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) will offer free admission to active duty military, veterans, and National Guard personnel in celebration of Veteran’s Day, November 10, 2017.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Nov 3, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—Visitors will be treated to a rare glimpse into the cosmology and daily lives of diverse Apache groups from New Mexico and Arizona when the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, u ...
New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 1, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) -- After being closed since mid-September for an extensive renovation, this month the New Mexico Museum of Art reopens launching its Centennial year celebration. The renovation work will reveal and restore, as much as possible, the origina ...
Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 26, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) -- New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science patrons will be treated a performance by the Young Voices of the Santa Fe Opera when they present Encounters with Opera. The performance will take place Saturday November, 4 during 2017 National Opera Week, a week-long celebration of opera takes place in cities and town throughout the country.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Oct 25, 2017
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture invites the public to a commemorative sculpture unveiling and celebration of life – honoring the late Valentino Tzigiwhaeno Rivera (Pojoaque Pueblo), 2008 - 2016.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Oct 25, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) -- One month from today, the New Mexico Museum of Art will re-open its doors, launching its Centennial celebration, and its second century in operation. Built as a purpose-built art gallery for the Museum of New Mexico 100 years ago, it opened with much fanfare on November 25th, 1917. The museum was constructed to exhibit and celebrate art being made in New Mexico as well as to bring world class art and collections to the state, creating a venue that would be a catalyst for the transformation of Santa Fe into a cultural tourist destination.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Oct 25, 2017
"New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau: 100 Years Strong" opens on Nov. 3 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Oct 22, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) -- This holiday season you can explore history where it happened at one of the New Mexico Historic Sites that are hosting several free holiday events.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Oct 19, 2017
The New Mexico Museums, the oldest state museum system in the country, offer some of the most beautiful buildings and perfect backdrops against which to celebrate one of life’s happiest moments. Your wedding will be rooted in culture, history and natural beauty, and your guests will experience the ultimate that New Mexico has to offer in charm and authenticity when you choose to celebrate at one of the four Santa Fe Museums or one of the two historic sites.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 16, 2017
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – With names like Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos, and a giant crater the size of the Valles Caldera, future maps of the planet Mars will contain a lot of names familiar to the people of New Mexico. Suggested by a member of the Mars Rover team based in New Mexico, the names are of cities and locales along the legendary El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro and are being used to name features visited by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during an important phase of its mission.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 12, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) – New Mexico dinosaurs and other extinct reptiles drew huge crowds in Japan, during a yearlong three-city tour of the nation. During a collective 218 days on exhibition at the three venues, the exhibition drew more than 588,000 visitors.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 10, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) -- Make this a Halloween to remember for more than just candy and costumes! Spend Halloween afternoon at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and indulge in a little Spooky Science!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Oct 9, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) Learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage through hands-on activities and demonstrations during International Archaeology Day, Saturday, October 21 at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology. Doors open from 10:00AM-5:00PM on to New Mexicans interested in digging deep into the past.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 8, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) – Thousands of visitors and New Mexicans will be looking skyward this week at hot air balloons participating in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Hot air balloon and aviation enthusiasts enjoying the enchanting vision of colorful balloons and special shapes will have another opportunity to study the origins of flight when the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science hosts Da Vinci—The Genius, by Grand Exhibitions from February 10 through July 29, 2018.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Oct 6, 2017
The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is looking for people and organizations that are interested in participating in a multi-year project funded through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to bring our community together to work through the deep historical and contemporary issues that falsely divide us by race, gender and more. The project, called Our Truth, is meant to give value and meaning to the lived stories of our New Mexico community; bring heightened awareness of racial divides and inequalities in a non-data, non-dogmatic, non-partisan way, that relies on the experiences of people and families to tell a story of human pain and struggle; and helping to navigate ways to heal and move forward together.
New Mexico History Museum | Oct 5, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) -- The way you answer that question may depend on your age, your gender, your geographic location, your income, and your race. The Bay Area, Mississippi, Taos, Greenwich Village, and Chicago tell different stories, with some common threads running through them. For some, it was a time of great promise and renewed social activism; for others, these same activities posed a challenge to the established order and a threat to national security.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Oct 5, 2017
The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) will welcome Maryam Faghihimani between October 2017 and July 2018 as part of the McCain Institute for International Leadership’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program, which is designed to promote character-driven, global leadership for mid-career professionals from the United States and around the world who are seeking tailored professional and personal development in the U.S.http://www.nhccnm.org/
Museum of International Folk Art | Oct 4, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—The Museum of International Folk Art announces its annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration, 1–4 pm, Sunday, October 29, 706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill. Celebrated thro ...
Fort Stanton Historic Site | Oct 4, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) – For the first time ever, Fort Stanton Historic Site will open the main hospital building constructed in 1936 to the public. Members of the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society will be onsite to discuss their previous investigations at Fort Stanton.
The Fort Stanton hospital tour is being offered during the upcoming Fort Stanton and Lincoln Historic Sites After Dark! These two one-of-a-kind nights are Friday, October 27 from 6-9pm at Fort Stanton After Dark! and, Saturday, October 28th from 6-9pm at Lincoln After Dark!
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Oct 3, 2017
“The Range: From Livestock to Missiles,” is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12 in the Museum’s theater. The focus is ranching in the Tularosa Basin and in the San Andres and Oscura Mountain ranges and how the ranchers lost their land to America’s military needs. The speaker is Jim Eckles.