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Jan 3, 2024
Friends of History Wednesday Lecture Series
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Illusions of Empire: The Civil War and Reconstruction in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Please join William “Billy” Kiser, Ph.D, Associate Professor of History, Department Chair, Texas A&M University—San Antonio, for an ONLINE presentaion as part of our Friends of History lecture series.

During the Civil War, Mexico’s North overlapped with the U.S. Southwest in the context of diplomacy and military operations.  A disparate group of historical actors vied for power and control along the U.S.-Mexico border: Union and Confederate army officers and political leaders, regional Indian tribes, diplomatic agents, and territorial officials. Their unconventional approaches to foreign relations demonstrate the complex ways that individuals influence the course of global affairs and reveal that borderlands simultaneously enable and stifle the growth of empires.

Billy Kiser is originally from Las Cruces and graduated from New Mexico State University before going on to earn his doctorate in history at Arizona State University in 2016.  He is currently an associate professor at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.  He is the author of five books on nineteenth-century New Mexico history:  Turmoil on the Rio Grande (2011); Dragoons in Apacheland (2013); Borderlands of Slavery (2017); Coast-to-Coast Empire (2019); and Illusions of Empire (2021).  His next book, to be published by Yale University Press, examines Indian scalp bounties and “scalp warfare” across the North American frontiers from the 1600s to the 1800s.

This presentation is drawn from Dr. Kiser’s most recent publication, Illusions of Empire: The Civil War and Reconstruction in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (2021).  It is available from the University of Pennsylvania Press (pennpress.org) or through your local bookshop ((bookshop, org).

Register here:      https://bit.ly/3GDRv8C

Donations Welcome

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Jan 3, 2024 - Mar 19, 2024
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New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
Log on and learn... The New Mexico Music Commission offers free artist workshops.  

Help boost your music career as the New Mexico Music Commission is once again partnering with Artist INC Express, a development program of Mid-America Arts Alliance to help musicians and performers grow their abilities into thriving careers starting Jan. 22, 2024. 

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Jan 3, 2024 - Mar 20, 2024
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New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
Log on and learn... The New Mexico Music Commission offers free artist workshops.  

Help boost your music career as the New Mexico Music Commission is once again partnering with Artist INC Express, a development program of Mid-America Arts Alliance to help musicians and performers grow their abilities into thriving careers starting Jan. 22, 2024. 

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Jan 5, 2024
First Friday: Drawing in the Galleries
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sharpen your pencils and join us for an evening of drawing in the galleries! 

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Jan 5, 2024
Palace Avenue First Friday Art Walk
New Mexico History Museum
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Visit us for FREE Admission for all as we celebrate Art and History every First Friday evening of every month!

All aboard our new exhibit-18 Miles and That’s As Far As It Got: The Lamy Branch of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. On exhibit in the Palace of the Governors through 1/16/2025. Please enter through our main entrance at 113 Lincoln Avenue.

Photo credit:  Lamy Model Train. Courtesy NMHM

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Jan 7, 2024
Family Mornings at Folk Art
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our FREE monthly Family Mornings at Folk Art program featuring storytime, art activity, and explorations in the galleries. *Provided with ASL Interpretation

  • Special guest Priscilla Hensley, writer and documentarian who grew up in Alaska, will join us to share stories from her childhood and Inupiaq heritage.
  • Followed by the screening of Molly of Denali at 12:30 PM

Learn more about Molly of Denali: https://www.pbs.org/parents/shows/molly/about/

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Jan 7, 2024
Family Art Making
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We invite families to join us in a fun art-making session at the Museum.

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Jan 7, 2024
SUNDAY FUNDAY! FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH AT MIAC!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Come start the New Year with a fun art activity!

BEADING WITH A LOOM and other fun art activities.

MIAC - Education Classroom

FREE TO NM RESIDENTS WITH VALID ID

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Jan 10, 2024
Rick Dillingham: To Make, Unmake, and Make Again gallery talk with Assistant Curator Katie Doyle
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join Assistant Curator, Katie Doyle for an in depth gallery talk on the exhibition Rick Dillingham: To Make, Unmake, and Make Again

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Jan 11, 2024
The Visceral Exhibit: Alaska Native Gut Knowledge and Perseverance
Museum of International Folk Art
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a virtual talk at 12pm Mountain Time, with Dr. Ellen Carrlee, conservator at the Alaska State Museum, and Sonya Kelliher-Combs, mixed-media visual artist. Carrlee and Kelliher-Combs will discuss a trilogy of interrelated exhibitions held at the Alaska State Museum in 2023, all related to the material, historical, and cultural aspects of sea-mammal gut in Indigenous Alaska.

Register in advance at:  

https://nmculture-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMucO-vqjIjEtGX9WngjXKkDqlg-U2NVUia

ASL Interpretation is provided for this event.

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Jan 13, 2024
HERE, NOW AND ALWAYS NATIVE NARRATIVES SPEAKER SERIES
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pueblo Revolts presentation by Porter Swentzell

Purchase your ticket in advance to reserve your seat.

SPACE IS LIMITED - Reserve your seat today!

Visit my.nmculture.org/26827/29315 or call (505) 476-1269 today!Members - use your promo code!

Generously funded by Edward and Maria Gale-Gale Family Foundation

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Jan 14, 2024
Friends of Folk Art present The Parka Imperative with Suzi Jones.
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FOFA, Lecture, members only

Please join us on Sunday, January 14, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to explore the cultural dimensions of parkas and parka making and their role in cultural survival with Suzi Jones. The title of the parka exhibition now at the Museum of International Folk Art, Ghúunayúkata -- To Keep Them Warm: The Alaska Native Parka, suggests the truly significant role of parkas in Indigenous Alaska life for thousands of years. Parkas, indeed, have kept people warm, dry, and alive. Yet, in our times, when manufactured clothing is readily available from local stores and from thousands of online retailers, one might wonder why many Indigenous people of Alaska and the Far North persist in making traditional parkas from the pelts of locally harvested animals, fashioning them in regional styles, using centuries’ old designs that often require hundreds of hours of sewing by hand.

Caption: Inupiaq reindeer herders from Wales, Alaska, including Kivyearzuk, Keok, Sokweena, Tautuk and Ootenna at a Reindeer Fair, Nome, AK, c. 1900. Four of the herders are wearing spotted reindeer parkas, and the other two are dressed in muskrat parkas. Photo by Lomen Bros. From the "Public Domain Media," Frank G. Carpenter Collection, Library of Congress.

This event is for FOFA members ONLY.  FOFA members will receive an invitation by email which will include all the details and the price. A single membership allows access to one ticket. A dual membership allows for two tickets.

For information on joining FOFA, a membership group of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, please click here.

For questions, please email friendsoffolkart@gmail.com

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Jan 21, 2024
Bridge Building with Paper & Paste Across Generations
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Multi media artist Cal Duran will speak about the process, the vitality, and storytelling of paper and paste examining the many layers, time, imagination, and heart that go into the art of papier mâché. 

As a Colorado native, Cal was introduced to papier mâché by his grandmother, discovering the adaptability and storytelling of this ancient art form.  Self-taught with the guidance of many community artists and leaders he began his journey building ofrendas at the Pirate Art Gallery during the early years of Dia de Los Muertos celebrations in the Denver community. Using papier mâché, clay, and mixed media, he has been invited to create hundreds of Día de los Muertos installations throughout Colorado, including the Denver Art Museum, Colorado History Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Denver Zoo, galleries, and other institutions.  He has a permanent room installation at Meow Wolf Denver honoring the animals, ancestors, and the land.  Collaborating with communities, youth, and elders, Cal has witnessed the magic of paper & paste as a medium that builds bridgesacross generations, and into communities.

ASL Interpretation is provided for this event.

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Jan 24, 2024
Recent Acquisitions- Gallery Talk
New Mexico Museum of Art
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a walk through of the exhbition Ways of Seeing with Curator of Photography, Katherine Ware 

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Jan 26, 2024
Final Friday: Susan York with Lisa Le Feuvre
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Get to know the exhibition Shadow and Light a little better with artist Susan York and Lisa Le Feuvre, Executive Director of the Holt Smithson Foundation.

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Jan 27, 2024
Studio Workshop: Introduction to Open Source software with Morgan Barnard
New Mexico Museum of Art
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This workshop is an introduction to the Open Source software Blender.

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Jan 30, 2024
New Mexico’s Geological Landscape and Its Effect on Our Culture and Social History
New Mexico Museum of Art
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us on January 30 for the El Rancho de las Golondrinas Winter Lecture Series.  This long running collaboration explores exciting corners of New Mexico’s history and culture as presented by engaging authors and historians.

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