Starting from April 13 and continuing through October 17, learn about the history of Santa Fe on a Downtown Walking Tour led by New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors guides every Monday through Saturday. Gather at the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Avenue at 10:15 am. Cost: $10; children 16 and under free when with an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. (No tours on Saturdays when large events are held on the Plaza, such as Spanish Market and Santa Fe Fiesta.)
Presented in conjunction with the wxhibition Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Respond to the Immigrant Experiencehttp://www.internationalfolkart.org/exhibitions/betweentwoworlds.html
During the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, learn about the art trading cards made and shared by hot-air balloonists, then make one of your own. This all-ages, drop-in workshop is a Free First Friday Evening event.
Try your hand at transforming strips and pieces of straw and corn husks into beautiful designs on a take-home box. A family-friendly drop-in event, part of Painting the Divine. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily.
Oct 8, 2015
Harvey Houses of New Mexico: Historic Hospitality from Raton to Deming
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture
Rosa Latimer speaks on “Harvey Houses of New Mexico: Historic Hospitality from Raton to Deming,” part of the 2015 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors.
Latimer, a writer, bookstore owner, playwright and photographer in Post, Texas, has written two Arcadia Publishing books about Harvey Houses, including Harvey Houses of Texas. Her newest book, Harvey Houses of New Mexico, was released this year.
An annual tradition at MIAC, the Native Treasures Collectors Sale is a unique opportunity to purchase objects from private collections in Santa Fe and beyond!
Pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, baskets, carvings - old and contemporary - whether you are a new or seasoned collector, come find your own treasure!
Saturday and Sunday, October 8 - 9, 2016 - 10am - 5pm - Free Admission
Special early bird admission on Saturday at 9am - $25
MIAC curators discuss baskets, pottery, rugs, and jewelry as a complement to the Collectors’ Sale, which kicks off the following day. This informative session is the perfect primer - or a great refresher - on collecting Native art. Enhance your knowledge BEFORE you buy, then return to the MIAC campus on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 to shop! Free with museum admission.
Immerse yourself in the traditional crafts of Northern New Mexico. After a visit to El Santuario de Chimayo, learn about the history of the Rio Grande-style weaving tradition at the shop and studio of a local artisan. We’ll have lunch at Rancho de Chimayo, then visit the Cordova studios of some of the region’s best-known wood carves. (And yes, you’ll have time to shop.) $75. Reserve a spot by calling (505) 982-7799, ext. 4. Not a Palace Guard member? To join, click here or call (505) 982-6366 ext. 100.
Join us for a talk by Liz Wallace, a 2009 SWAIA Fellowship award winner whose lifelong experience with gems and metalsmithing has resulted in a breathtaking collection of wearable art, often in the form of insects, flowers, and acquatic life!
Oct 14, 2015
CreativeMornings tackles social issues: Sam Scarpino on Shock
New Mexico History Museum
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sam Scarpino, a Santa Fe Institute resident, talks on the theme of “shock” at a free CreativeMornings event on Wednesday, October 14, 9–10 am. Besides Scarpino’s brief TED-like talk, you can network with creative professionals and enjoy pastries and coffee from the Santa Fe Baking Co. Support provided by the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation.
Oct 15, 2015
Rose B. Simpson – Thinking and Creating Outside the Box!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Friends of Indian Art
Friends of Indian Art (FIA) invites their members to a program presenting Rose B. Simpson, a native of Santa Clara Pueblo, who was raised among an extended family of artists. Her mother, Roxanne Swentzell, is a well-known Indigenous ceramic sculptor, and her father, Patrick Simpson, was a contemporary artist working in wood and metal. Rose’s artistic expression has taken forms including sculpting, printmaking, drama and creative writing, as well as music and dance. Being of both Indigenous and Anglo descent, her work often signifies the continual struggle between the two worlds many modern Indigenous people experience. Rose is currently studying Automotive Science at Northern New Mexico College and sees this path as her personal passion and new direction. Not a FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.
Visit three prehistoric places: Ponsipa’akeri, the historic town Hupobi and El Rito. This is a day of moderate hiking. $85 for Friends of Archaeology members, $95 for non-members. Reserve beginning September 1 at 505.982.7799 ext. 5.
Oct 18, 2015
Cowboy Balladeer Don Edwards Presents The Legend of Jack Thorp
New Mexico History Museum
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Don Edwards, a premier performer of old-time ballads and cowboy songs, returns to the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium at 2 pm on Sunday, October 18, performing The Legend of Jack Thorp. Tickets for Edwards’ performance are $25 and will go on sale Sept. 1 at the History Museum Shop; call (505) 982-9543 or go to www.newmexicocreates.org.
Join us for a journey through the life of renowned Native artist Doug Coffin, from his early days at an Indian boarding school in Kansas, to his days teaching at IAIA, to the day one of his sculptures was placed in the White House Sculpture Garden. Admission to MIAC is free for NM residents on Sundays.
To learn more about Doug and see his gallery of works (past and present), visit http://www.dougcoffin.com/.
Enjoy a sumptuous catered dinner at La Fonda on the Plaza and hear Daggett Harvey, a Fred Harvey descendant, talks about how the company supported women and people of color in the workplace and how economic and social forces led to its sale in 1968 and the demolition of so many Harvey House gems. Joining him is Stephen Fried, author of the best-selling book Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West—One Meal at a Time. Tickets: $150; call (505) 992-2715, ext. 1.
Join documentary maker Katrina Parks for a sneak peek at her newest interviews with former Harvey Girls in New Mexico. Joining her for a discussion following are Harvey family members and Stephen Fried, author of Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West—One Meal at a Time. Parks directed the 2013 documentary Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, and we’ll show it at 10 am, 11 am and noon. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.
Sunday, October 25 -- it’s the day to be on Museum Hill for the long-anticipated opening of Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography and Time.
You’ll see historic images by Charles and Anne Lindbergh side by side with those of contemporary aerial photographer Adriel Heisey -- some of the changes in the landscape (Canyon de Chelly, Chaco Canyon, Galisteo) are profound, others are more subtle.
Photographer Adriel Heisey speaks at 1pm and again at 3pm. The Red Turtle Dancers of Pojoaque and Santa Clara Pueblos will display a butterfly dance, buffalo dance, and rain dance. Dance times are scheduled for 2pm and 4pm.
Of course we’ll have the beautiful hardcover Oblique Views catalog available for purchase, with the contributers all present to sign.
A hands-on photography activity will be offered from 1 - 4pm.
Admission is free on Sundays for New Mexico residents.
Prowl through Telling New Mexico on a scavenger hunt for historic personalities in costume and get a historically themed Halloween mask as a treat. (Wear your own costume, too!) At 6 pm, author and folklorist Nasario Garcia tells tales of witches, ghosts and bogeymen inside the spooky Palace of the Governors. A Free Friday Evening event in collaboration with the Museum of Art’s Modernist scavenger hunt and live music.
Two museums, two parties, one night of fun. Grab the kids, don a costume, and head to the Santa Fe Plaza for a progressive Halloween party on Friday, October 30. Party Modernist-style at the Museum of Art and party in the past at the New Mexico History Museum. We’ll have music, candy, treasure hunts, ghost stories, tarot cards and more. And it’s all free, from 5–8 pm, with full access to all of our exhibitions.