New Mexico History Museum | Feb 14, 2017
Utilizing the museum’s resources, theater students from Northern New Mexico College created “12 Switches,” a theatrical performance speaking to family heritage, car culture and more. Performances are open to the public and will take place at the Nick Salazar Theater in Espanola on Saturday, March 11 from 5:00-6:00pm, with an encore performance at the New Mexico History Museum on Sunday, March 12 from 2:00-3:00pm.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 10, 2017
On Friday, March 3, the museum will host an artist’s talk and screen a segment of the 2008 film, Proceed And Be Bold!, a documentary following the life and work of Kennedy and his socially and politically charged works of art. Following the event, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase his hand-printed and much sought-after posters. The event will take place at 6:00pm in the museum’s auditorium; attendance is free and open to the public.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Feb 7, 2017
The Sun Dagger site has inspired three decades of research through the non-profit Solstice Project, including new findings that will be presented in an evening lecture at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science on February 17, from 7:00-8:30pm.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 2, 2017
Opening at the History Museum on May 14, 2017 and running through February 11, 2018, the exhibit spans the decades of the 60s and 70s exploring the influx of young people to New Mexico and the subsequent collision of cultures.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 1, 2017
Joining with other institutions around the world, the New Mexico Museum of Art is hosting the fourth annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to generate coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and encourage female editorship. Back by popular demand, the all-day event is scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Museum’s historic St. Francis Auditorium.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jan 30, 2017
Katherine Jetter, the Santa Fe based, Australian born, internationally recognized jewelry designer, is the guest curator for a exhibition of opals from around the world opening at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.
Museum of International Folk Art | Jan 25, 2017
The Museum of International Folk Art hosts lecture and artist’s demonstration of a Luted Crucible casting with noted artist and author, Piers Watson, on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Museum of New Mexico Foundation | Jan 24, 2017
Seasoned world travelers and folk art collectors Kirk and Sheila Ellis will share some of their experiences and images from their recent journey through Iran’s Central Valley at the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) on Sunday, February 19 at 2 pm. The event is free with museum admission.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 24, 2017
Light Tight: New Work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern, on display from March 25 – September 17, 2017, is a two-person exhibition that presents new and unconventional work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jan 16, 2017
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) announces family-friendly First Friday evenings at the museum. Offered four times per year, on the first Friday of select months, the entire museum will be open in the evening at a reduced admission fee. These special evenings will focus on a current scientific topic or activity. The February 3, 2017 First Friday event will feature the museum’s temporary exhibit, Be the Dinosaur!
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 16, 2017
In late May 2017, Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum makes its international debut at the New Mexico Museum of Art, the first, and one of only two United States venues to host the exhibition. With works from a list that reads like a “who’s who" of international artists through the centuries, the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to better understand the thinking behind an artist’s drawing, comparing side by side drawings from master draftsmen across five centuries.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jan 12, 2017
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces that all state historic sites will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 16, 2017: Jemez Historic Site, Fort Stanton Historic Site, Fort Selden Historic Site, Coronado Historic Site, El Camino Real Historic Trail Site, Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner, and Lincoln Historic Site.
Museum of New Mexico | Jan 12, 2017
Department of Cultural Affairs sponsors award ceremony to honor New Mexico music legends and to benefit Solace Crisis Treatment Center and the New Mexico Music Commission. Nominations are accepted through February 15.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jan 4, 2017
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) announces Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life, a highly interactive new exhibition exploring evidence for the biological origins of music.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Dec 12, 2016
Investigating the space between the ancient and the new, where Native Americans live today, I-Witness Culture, is an exhibition of fourteen paintings and three sculptures by Native American artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) opening at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
Museum of International Folk Art | Dec 12, 2016
After an extensive renovation, Sunday January 29, 2017, the Museum of International Folk Art will reopen Lloyd’s Treasure Chest: Folk Art in Focus. The gallery will offer visitors a place to explore, interact, and create folk art.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 7, 2016
In 1932, the Baumann Marionette Christmas Show at the Museum became a cherished community tradition. Join us as we continue the community tradition at the New Mexico Museum of Art at our Annual Holiday Open House. This event is for all ages and is a round-robin of puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, gallery activities, refreshments and music by Barbershop Sounds. Marionette plays are one half-hour long, showing at 1:00pm and 3:00pm in the St. Francis Auditorium.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Dec 2, 2016
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces the Cultural Atlas of New Mexico, an interactive mobile app that puts New Mexico’s historic and cultural points of interest in the palm of your hand.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Nov 30, 2016
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture presents “Native Hairstyles,” on Sunday, December 11, 2016, a day of demonstrations and a talk about the significance of Native American men’s and women’s hairstyles from multiple tribes and nations, including Tewa, Jemez, Santa Clara, San Felipe, Navajo, Hopi, Pawnee, and Laguna. The demonstrations begin at 10am and the presentation by all participants, including a Q & A with the audience, begins at 3pm. The event takes place in the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture classroom and the O’Keeffe Theater.
Museum of International Folk Art | Nov 14, 2016
On Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, from 1pm to 4pm, the Museum of International Folk Art presents a Holiday Pop Up Market comprised of six New Mexican artists and their apprentices who have been working together for the past six months. The afternoon of activities and art sales will demonstrate the intergenerational transfer of knowledge, skills and spirit within the community of traditional jewelers, potters, and fiber artists of New Mexico.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Nov 1, 2016
StartUp is the first museum exhibition dedicated to the history of the microcomputer—the little machine that revolutionized the way we live, work and play. The gallery features one-of-a-kind artifacts, video and interactive displays, including “Rise of the Machines” —an immersive multimedia theater experience.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Nov 1, 2016
The Rotary Club of Albuquerque announces their annual Reading is Fun event at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS.) The event will take place on the Museum’s monthly free day, this Sunday, November 6, 2016, from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Oct 28, 2016
Two exhibitions centered around the medium of painting – one a brief historic overview the other reductive contemporary paintings by Nick Aguayo, Harmony Hammond and John Zurier.
Conversations in Paintings sets a backdrop of 20th century artistic movements through which the 21 Century works in Be With Me can be appreciated.
Be With Me: A Small Exhibition of Large Paintings and Conversations in Painting, Early 20th Century to Post- War American Art open at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Saturday, October 29, 2016 and runs through April 30, 2017. A free public opening will be held on Friday, October 28 from 5.30 to 7:30 pm.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 26, 2016
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) NatureScapes gallery sponsors a photo contest each year that encourages contestants to examine and understand the natural beauty of New Mexico. This year’s theme, “Nature in Your Backyard” invited photographers to explore and re-discover the nature in their backyards.
New Mexico History Museum | Oct 24, 2016
At 5:30 pm on Friday, November 4, Albuquerque author Christina Rosenberger will speak about artist Agnes Martin (1912-2004), an iconic figure in 20th century art with a continuing artistic legacy in New Mexico.
Museum of International Folk Art | Oct 17, 2016
The Museum of International Folk Art presents No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art, the first large-scale museum exhibition dedicated to tramp art since 1975. The exhibition will present more than 150 examples of tramp art, concentrating on works from the United States, with additional examples from France, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Canada, Mexico and Brazil to demonstrate the far reach this art form has had. Additionally, the show will analyze and dismantle the myths and misperceptions about tramp art, particularly as they relate to assumptions related to class, quality, and the anonymity of the makers. No Idle Hands opens on March 12, 2017 and remains on display through September 16, 2018.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 17, 2016
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science announces a new exhibition created by children, installed outdoors in the Kiwanis Learning Garden, now open to the public for viewing.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Oct 5, 2016
The New Mexico Museum of Art’s fifth show in the Alcoves 16/17 series will open on October 15, 2016 and be on view through December 4, 2016 with a public opening reception on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The exhibition features works by Mira Burack, Kelly Eckel, Shaun Gilmore, Dara Mark, and Signe Stuart, selected by Katherine Ware, the museum’s curator of photography.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 3, 2016
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science’s new traveling exhibit Be the Dinosaur™ is a state-of-the-art video game that allows visitors to explore some of the greatest mysteries of paleontology in a completely interactive way while walking through the Cretaceous period as a dinosaur. The six stations allow the visitor to forage through a virtual field searching for food and water while also avoiding attacks from other dinosaurs. Visitors of all ages can enter into the largest and most complex restoration of an extinct ecosystem ever created. The exhibit is set up in a way to help explain what a day in the life of a dinosaur was like and demonstrates how they might have lived. The exhibit is scheduled to open on Saturday October 1, 2016.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 3, 2016
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science announces the presentation of two special programs designed to expand access to the Museum and Tuesday closures designed to provide more flexibility in after hour access. The first special program "Afternoon Science Adventures" celebrating National Fossil Day will be held on October 12, 2016 from 3pm to 6pm. The second special program "Startup Sendoff" will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm to bid farewell to "StartUp," the Museum’s computer revolution exhibition. The Museum will be closed every Tuesday beginning on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.