New Mexico Museum of Art | May 1, 2017
Built between April 1916 and November 1917, the Museum of Art is considered an adaption of traditional Hispanic and Pueblo Indian Architecture. The museum design incorporates elements from many historic buildings, most predominantly, the oldest surviving Mission church built in 1629 (pictured above), which still stands at Acoma Pueblo.
As the nation’s oldest capitol city founded in 1610, Santa Fe was already more than 300 years old when New Mexico became a state in 1912. By the early twentieth century, there was a growing concern about construction of new buildings with modern designs that did not fit in with Santa Fe’s predominant Southwestern adobe buildings. In the fall of 1912, concernedcitizens staged the New-Old Santa Fe exhibition at the Palace of the Governors featuring their vision of what Santa Fe architecture could be with images and models.
Museum of Natural History and Science | May 1, 2017
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs’ (DCA) mobile museum Wonders on Wheels (WoW) hits the road this summer, offering New Mexicans a unique opportunity to experience the state’s rich prehistoric past without traveling to a museum. The Mobile Museum will typically spend up to two weeks at a time in specific regions of the state.
Coronado Historic Site | Apr 25, 2017
New Mexicans have a rare opportunity to watch archaeologists on a live dig at the Coronado Historic Site off U.S. 550 in Bernalillo. The Dig Kuaua! hand-excavation of the Kuaua Pueblo will be performed by the Office of Archaeological Studies from May 15 through June 30, 2017. Members of the Friends of Coronado Historic Site group can even participate alongside the archaeologists.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 25, 2017
The Innovate & Create Camp is an engaging two-week STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) experience hosted at the New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors for young women in grades 6-10. For two weeks this July (July 10-14, 2017 and July 24-28, 2017), participants will learn via guided maker activities that bridge technology, art, and history in fun an innovative ways.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Apr 21, 2017
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s (MIAC) Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision exhibition opens in the Governor’s Gallery May 5th. Each year since 2006, MIAC honors an innovative Native American artist for the annual Native Treasures Exhibition.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Apr 19, 2017
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) reveals the fascinating world of Owls in the Land of Enchantment from April 15 through September 25, 2017. Images featured in Owls in the Land of Enchantment were captured by local amateur photographer Dennis Dusenbery.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Apr 18, 2017
Sandia Mountain Natural History Center (SMNHC) celebrates its 50th anniversary on Thursday, April 27. The public is invited to the celebration to see students doing hands-on science such as tree identification bug catching and close habitat observation. A exhibit highlights the Natural History Center’s five decades, and includes an show of student artwork from APS Studets.“
Museum of International Folk Art | Apr 14, 2017
The Museum of International Folk Art (MoIFA) is pleased to bring legendary flamenco dancer Carmela Greco to Santa Fe for a week of Spanish dance arts and music inside the Museum from June 27 through July 2, 2017.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Apr 14, 2017
Explore the Wonderful World of Opals and other geological wonders at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) May 5th for a family-friendly First Friday evening. Offered four times per year, on the first Friday of select months, the entire museum opens in the evening at a reduced admission fee, and focuses on one current scientific topic with plenty of hands-on family activities. Admission is $5 per person. Events take place from 5:30pm-9:00pm.
Museum of New Mexico | Apr 12, 2017
Four Santa Fe cultural institutions will celebrate the Art of the Draw during the summer of 2017. The multi-venue, multi-event, world-class collaboration celebrates drawing as the fundamental starting point for creation in both the arts and sciences for representational painting, sculpting, engineering, design and architecture.
New Mexico State Library | Mar 30, 2017
The New Mexico State Library has announced the state level champions of the 2017 Letters About Literature competition. This annual writing contest for young readers in grades 4 through 12 is made possible by a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and is administered nationally by the Library of Congress Center for the Book.
Museum of New Mexico | Mar 28, 2017
A flashback to the social experimentation and activism that catalyzed the nation’s young people during the 1960s to today is captured in Be Here Now: Summer of Love Santa Fe, a multi-partner, multi-venue, multi-event collaboration coming to Santa Fe this Summer.
Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 17, 2017
The Museum of International Folk Art announced today it will host the national touring exhibition of Quilts of Southwest China beginning July 9, 2017 through January 21, 2018.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Mar 17, 2017
Cady Wells: Ruminations presents watercolor paintings from one of the Southwest’s most interesting modernists. The exhibition opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on March 25 and is on view through September 17, 2017. A public reception will be held on April 7, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
New Mexico History Museum | Mar 10, 2017
The man known as the “the Godfather of Counterculture,” Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder ignites Santa Fe’s 50th anniversary celebration of the Summer of Love at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 5pm, with “An evening with Gary Snyder, Hosted by Jack Loeffler.”
Museum of Natural History and Science | Mar 9, 2017
Registration is now open for Young Explorers Summer Camp, open to children from kindergarten through the eighth grade. Each Summer Camp session is one week long, with activities every weekday from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Each week is theme-based, with the first session beginning the week of June 12 and the last beginning the week of July 30.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 16, 2017
A selection of Silver Horn’s original drawings will be on view during the March 11, 2017 lecture featuring perspectives from noted Kiowa tribal historian and storyteller, Dorothy White Horse Delaune, and Dr. Candace Greene, a specialist in plains pictorial traditions. The lecture will take place from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Kathryn O’Keeffe Theater at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 16, 2017
There is no shortage of photographs documenting the horrors of the Vietnam War. But, there are very few that document the war from the perspective of a young gay man serving in the United States Army. The New Mexico History Museum will display this unique perspective through the photographs of Santa Fean Herbert Lotz, acquired through the museum’s Photo Legacy Project in 2008. The exhibition, Sleeping During the Day: Vietnam 1968, will run from April 7 to October 1, 2017.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.