Museum of Natural History and Science | Sep 14, 2017
Just one month remains to see The Wonderful World of Opals at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. This one-of-a-kind exhibit disbands after October 15. It features cut and uncut stones from around the world, including Australia, Mexico, Ethiopia and Peru and a one-of-a-kind rough opal specimen from Australia that weighs over 160 pounds. The exhibit includes set opal jewels from guest curator Katherine Jetter’s own collection. The Australian born, Santa Fe based internationally recognized jewel designer is a GIA graduate gemologist and a leading expert in the opal industry for more than a decade.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Sep 7, 2017
The Debouillet sheep breed originated in southeastern New Mexico, and the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces has a new display that chronicles the development of this type of sheep. The Museum also has two Debouillet ewes among its livestock collection. Debouillet sheep were developed by the late Amos Dee (A.D.) Jones of Roswell and Tatum. In 1920, Jones began crossing Ohio Delaine rams on his herd of 5,500 Rambouillet ewes. These ewes were an exceptional herd of commercial sheep. By selective breeding, Jones produced a long-stapled, fine-wooled sheep with a large, smooth body.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Sep 6, 2017
The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) and Avokado Artists showcase legendary Chilean ensemble Inti-Illimani, as part of the series Festival Chispa Presents, on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:30 PM in the NHCC’s Albuquerque Journal Theatre. Tickets are $22 and $27, with a $2 discount for students and seniors and a $3 discount for NHCC members, and are available from the Center’s Box Office, at 505-724-4771, or at www.nhccnm.org. Inti-Illimani will perform at the NHCC on the group’s 50th anniversary tour.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Sep 6, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 6, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—Sunday, September 24, the Museum Hill Partners ( which include the International Folk Art Alliance, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Spanish Colon ...
Museum of Natural History and Science | Sep 2, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) --- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has opened a new, one-of-a-kind exhibition about NASA’s Dawn space probe and the amazing discoveries it has made during its 10-year journey through the solar system. This temporary addition to the space science area will be available through mid-2018.
Los Luceros | Aug 31, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) - New Mexico Culture Squared (NMC2), a program of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, will present a Harvest Festival and a free outdoor concert at the Los Luceros Historic Site in Alcalde on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Aug 28, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) was selected to participate in the Museum Assessment Program (MAP) administered by the American Alliance of Museums. Through guided self-study and on-site consultation with a museum professional, participation in MAP will empower NMMNHS to better serve the citizens of New Mexico by facilitating its meeting and exceeding the highest professional standards of the museum field.
New Mexico History Museum | Aug 25, 2017
A few days after his new book comes out, Santa Fe artist Paul Pletka will give a lecture at the New Mexico History Museum auditorium on Saturday, October 7, from 2:00-4:00PM. The lecture will be followed by a discussion with curator Andrew Connors of the Albuquerque Museum. Following the discussion, Pletka will sign copies of his book, Paul Pletka: Imagined Wests by Amy Scott (Author) James K. Ballinger (Foreword), Paul Pletka (Contributor)
New Mexico State Library | Aug 21, 2017
The New Mexico State Library has chosen The Wolves of Currumpaw, written and illustrated by William Grill, published by Flying Eye Books, as the book which will represent New Mexico in the Pavilion of the States at the 2017 National Book Festival. Mr. Grill is a London based illustrator whose main interest lies in narrative illustration and publishing. He draws most of his inspiration from the natural world, and enjoys working in colored pencils and relief printmaking. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into more than 14 languages. Mr. Grill said, “What an amazing surprise! I am so pleased. I am so happy to have been chosen and I’m so glad The Wolves of Currumpaw has been positively received by the New Mexico State Library.”
Coronado Historic Site | Aug 16, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) – Coronado Historic Site Researcher/Ranger Ethan Ortega was awarded first prize in the prestigious Cordell-Powers competition at the 2017 Pecos Conference for his research at Coronado Historic Site
New Mexico History Museum | Aug 16, 2017
On Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 the New Mexico History Museum will present Letters Home from the Vietnam War: Herbert Lotz in conversation with Gregory Hinton in conjunction with the Lotz photography exhibit Sleeping During the Day: Vietnam 1968; in honor of Santa Fe Gay Pride weekend.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Aug 15, 2017
Researchers using Los Alamos’ unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast in the highest-resolution scan of tyrannosaur skull ever done. The results add a new piece to the puzzle of how these bone-crushing top predators evolved over millions of years.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Aug 14, 2017
“On the Wing: The Avian Photography of Nirmal Khandan” opens in the Museum’s Arts Corridor with public reception from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 24. Refreshments will be served and admission to the reception is free. The show will be on display through Dec. 3.
New Mexico History Museum | Aug 9, 2017
In September, the New Mexico History Museum is hosting Our Times with Miss O’Keeffe (and Other Stories) with three distinguished writers who describe their memorable moments with New Mexico’s most recognized artist.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Aug 9, 2017
Celebrating the 100th birthday of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s newly restored chuck wagon is part of the festivities for the second-annual Community Appreciation Day on Aug. 26.
Admission is free all day at the museum in Las Cruces and activities are planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to interact with living history characters, shop at the plant sale, enjoy the food vendors, or check out the animals, exhibits or vintage tractors. Children’s games are part of the activities, as well as train rides (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for $3) and pony rides (10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. for $5).
Demonstrations on Aug. 26 include: blacksmithing, quilting, milking (10 a.m. and 3 p.m.), colcha embroidery (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), and wool spinning (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.).
Museum of International Folk Art | Aug 7, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—Attendees of the Objects of Art show, August 10–13, and Antique American Indian Art Show, August 15–18, at Santa Fe’s El Museo Cultural, 555 Camino de la Familia in the Santa Fe ...
New Mexico State Library | Aug 7, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) – Eighteen participating New Mexico and El Paso area libraries are handing out free solar eclipse viewing glasses in anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse. The eclipse viewing glasses are being distributed free at public libraries across the country. The participating libraries are listed at http://spacescience.org/software/libraries/map.php/.
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | Aug 4, 2017
Two divisions in the New Mexico Cultural Affairs Department have been awarded Creating Humanities Community Grants by the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH). The largest $150,000 matching grant funds a project at of one of New Mexico’s Historic Sites, “Taking Back History: The Enduring Legacy of Bosque Redondo.” The second grant of $30,000 under the NEH’s “The Power of Story in Communities” was awarded to Embudo Valley Library and Community Center.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 3, 2017
The New Mexico Museum of Art has installed a small display of historical items relating to youth art from its archives at the Santa Fe Public Library Southside Branch, located at 6599 Jaguar Drive. The items will be on display at the library through Oct. 31
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Aug 1, 2017
With an established mission to Build a Better World more than 200 children from the Pueblos of Tesuque, Laguna, San Ildefonso, Zia, Jemez, Santa Clara, Ohkay Owingeh, and Santo Domingo designed and created miniature adobe structures that were assembled into a village complete with hornos and a ramada. Future architects Brandon Ortiz (Taos Pueblo), Charelle Brown (Santo Domingo Pueblo), and Daryl Lucero (Isleta Pueblo) created a fun and dynamic atmosphere in which children made adobe bricks, designed and built structures. Stories were shared and basic design ideas exchanged as students from ages 4 to 12 worked together to complete the village.
Lincoln Historic Site | Aug 1, 2017
Plan an escape from the modern day at New Mexico Historic Sites over the next two weekends. The Lincoln Historic Site celebrates Old Lincoln Days this coming weekend, and the Jemez Historic Site commemorates Pueblo Independence Day the following weekend.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jul 25, 2017
The National Science Foundation has awarded the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science a $101,125 grant to support research on early placental mammals and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) educational programs. The project, aims to shed light on how mammals fared after the Cretaceous extinction (K-Pg extinction), an event most famous for the demise of the non-avian dinosaurs.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jul 24, 2017
On August 4, get ready for The Great American Eclipse at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) during $5 First Friday. On Monday, August 21, an eclipse of the sun can be seen across the entire United States. For most of the country, including New Mexico, the eclipse will be partial. This means only part of the sun’s surface will be blocked by the moon and there will be no point during which it will be safe to look at the sun without proper eye protection. The only place where it will be safe to view the sun directly will be a relatively narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina, and then only for a little over two minutes while the sun is totally eclipsed.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jul 11, 2017
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) hosts a special exhibition, Da Vinci—The Genius February 10 through July 29, 2018. Da Vinci—The Genius was created by Grande Exhibitions with the assistance of Museo Leonardo da Vinci – Rome, and a number of experts in Italy and France to provide a truly authentic experience
New Mexico Museum of Space History | Jul 7, 2017
For the first time in more than a decade, visitation at the New Mexico Museum of Space History has exceeded 100,000. For Fiscal Year 2017, which started on July 1, 2016 and ended June 30, 2017, the museum counted 102,089 visitors through the doors.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jul 6, 2017
The New Mexico Museum of Art, part of the State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs has announced that the architectural team of DNCA + StudioGP of Albuquerque, N.M., have been selected to design the conversion of the former Halpin State Archives Center into an annex of the museum focused on contemporary art. The building is set to open to visitors sometime in 2020.
New Mexico History Museum | Jul 5, 2017
It is not too late to enroll your daughter in this summer’s Innovate & Create Camp - an engaging two-week STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) experience at the New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors for young women in grades 6-10. For two weeks this month (July 10-14, 2017 and July 24-28, 2017), participants will via guided maker activities bridging technology, art, and history in fun innovative ways.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 30, 2017
What: An online vote to give the public a voice in the New Mexico Museum of Art’s 100th-anniversary exhibition, set to open in November
When: July 1 – Oct. 31, 2017
Where: Online at nmartmuseum.org
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jun 29, 2017
String music, hands-on activities, and Albuquerque’s Poet Laureate will all be a part of the program at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science’s $5 First Friday scheduled for 5:30-9:00 p.m. on July 7.