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Apr 1, 2024
Call for Zozobra Memories and Objects
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Call for Zozobra Memories and Objects for Community Exhibition at New Mexico History Museum

The tradition of Zozobra turns 100 this August and New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) is telling this ten-decade story in the recently reopened Palace of the Governors. The Museum needs community help to bring this history to life.

What: Old Man Gloom’s demise has been one of Santa Fe’s most iconic celebrations since its inception in 1924, offering an annual opportunity for emotional and spiritual cleansing through the torching of worries. The Museum wants to see the community’s favorite Zozobra memories to consider for inclusion in this exhibition. Whether in the form of vintage merch, goofy family movies or sentimental elementary school sculpture, the Museum wants to see it all. Community members can bring their materials directly to NMHM on Lincoln Street to have them examined and photographed on-site. Objects that are chosen for the exhibition will be on loan to NMHM for the duration of the exhibition.

Who: New Mexico History Museum and Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe

Where: New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501

When: Drop-in hours at NMHM: 

Monday, April 1, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Can’t make it to the drop-in session? Submit your entry online at https://burnzozobra.com/lend/.

Why: The involvement and participation of the community is the true igniting force behind Zozobra’s repeated defeat, and we can’t think of anything else better to honor this vital, cathartic tradition than to highlight the faces and objects of those who make this performance possible. Questions? E-mail DCA-HistoryCollections@state.nm.us directly.

Image caption: Kids with their own Zozobra during Santa Fe Fiesta, Santa Fe, New Mexico [Leroy F. Ramirez, Carlos Ramirez, and Ralph Love], 1955. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, 136981.

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Apr 3, 2024
Friends of History Wednesday Lecture Series
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Onate & Villagra: 1598 New Mexico

Please join Dr. Thomas E. Chavez, Former Director, Palace of the Governors Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Former Executive Director, National Cultural Hispanic Center, for a "repeat performance" ON-LINE talk originally presented by Southwest Seminars on May 5, 2003., as part of our Friends of History Lecture Series. Chavez discusses Captain Gaspar Pérez de Villagra and his narrative epic poem, Historia de La Nueva Mexico, which focuses on the early days of Juan de Onate’s 1598 expedition to colonize northern New Mexico.

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Apr 5, 2024
FIRST FRIDAY: LARRY BELL AND JUDY CHICAGO IN CONVERSATION
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join celebrated artists Judy Chicago and Larry Bell for a conversation about their careers in New Mexico.

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Apr 6, 2024
Sunrise Over the Ruins: Coyote Hike
Fort Selden Historic Site
6:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join Fort Selden Historic Site staff to see the sunrise over the historic ruins and the Robledo Mountains. The site will open at 6 a.m. for birding, photography, painting, wildlife viewing, and the cool, fresh morning air. At 9 a.m. take a ranger-led walking tour of the site to learn all about the coyote, a common animal that calls Fort Selden home.

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Apr 6, 2024 - Apr 27, 2024
Ranger Guided Tour
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Offered Weekly on Saturdays

Join Ranger Lily and Instructional Coordinator Rebekha on Saturdays for a guided tour of the new permanent exhibition, “Bosque Redondo…A Place of Suffering…A Place of Survival,” and exterior grounds at Fort Sumner Historic Site. 

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Apr 6, 2024
Donate Folk Art Any Time to the Folk Art Flea!
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Drive-thru donation days will be Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 7 

Give your beloved folk art a new home by donating to the fabulous Folk Art Flea.  Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) are accepting donations of gently used decorative art, ethnic clothing, and jewelry throughout the year.

Give your beloved folk art a new home by donating to the fabulous Folk Art Flea.  Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) are accepting donations of gently used decorative art, ethnic clothing, and jewelry throughout the year. Please call the Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) information line at 505-476-1201 or send an email to friendsoffolkart@gmail.com to arrange a pick-up or delivery time. Donations are tax deductible and benefit educational programs and exhibitions at the Museum of International Folk Art.

Drive-thru donation days will be Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 7 and Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop off is located behind the Museum of International Folk Art. FOFA volunteers will accept your folk art and present you with a tax deductible receipt.

For questions, please email friendsoffolkart@gmail.com

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Apr 7, 2024
SUNDAY FUNDAY! First Sunday of the month at MIAC!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
BASKET MAKING

FREE to NM residents with a valid ID

11:00am - 4:00pm Basket Making hands-on fun for the whole family in the Education Classroom

11:00am - 1:00pm Basket Making Demo by Carlos Herrera (Cochiti Pueblo) in the Education Classroom

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Apr 7, 2024
Family Art Making
New Mexico Museum of Art

We invite families to join us in art making inspired by the exhibitions!

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Apr 7, 2024
"Protection: Adaptation and Resistance" Closing Celebration
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please join us for an afternoon with Lily Hope in celebration of the closing of Protection: Adaptation and Resistance.  

  • 1-2 pm - Storytelling with Lily Hope
  • 2-4 pm - Weaving demonstration 

Register Here | Free First Sunday for New Mexico Residents 

ASL interpretation will be provided.

Lily Hope is a distinguished artist and community leader born and raised on Lingit Aani. She is Tlingit Indian, of the Raven moiety. Following her matrilineal line, she’s of her grandmother’s clan, the T’akdeintaan. 

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Apr 7, 2024
Line Dancing with Angela Ellsworth
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a line-dancing class led by Angela Ellsworth and dance instructor Jocelynn Hooper. 

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Apr 7, 2024
Sheep Shearing Day at Los Luceros
Los Luceros Historic Site
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Sheep Shearing Day offers visitors an opportunity to learn about the wild and woolly Navajo Churro sheep herd, as well as participate in fun activities and workshops at Los Luceros Historic Site. 

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Apr 7, 2024
Donate Folk Art Any Time to the Folk Art Flea!
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Drive-thru donation days will be Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 7 

Give your beloved folk art a new home by donating to the fabulous Folk Art Flea.  Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) are accepting donations of gently used decorative art, ethnic clothing, and jewelry throughout the year.

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Apr 8, 2024
Story Time
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us this spring for Elements of Art: Story Time at the New Mexico Museum of Art Library.

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Apr 10, 2024
Collecting Photography: A Beginners Guide
New Mexico Museum of Art

Anne Kelly, Gallery Director for photo-eye Gallery joins us for a gallery talk to introduce us to how to get started collecting photography. 

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Apr 10, 2024 - Apr 13, 2024
National Hispanic Cultural Center 2nd Annual Film Symposium: Power Of Our Stories
National Hispanic Cultural Center

This four-day symposium brings together Hispanic, Latinx, Chicano/a, and Indigenous filmmakers, directors, academics, screenwriters, and students for a mix of film screenings and discussions.

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Apr 11, 2024
Library Open House
New Mexico Museum of Art

Get to know your Museum Library and help us celebrate National Library Week!

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Apr 13, 2024
HERE, NOW AND ALWAYS - NATIVE NARRATIVE SPEAKER SERIES
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A DISCUSSION ABOUT TRIBAL GOVERNANCE, SOVEREIGNTY, AND PUEBLO CULTURE

Come join and listen in to Brian Vallo (Acoma Pueblo), Alvin Warren (Santa Clara Peublo), and Regis Pecos (Cochiti Pueblo) in the Kathryn O’Keeffe Theatre at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

Space is limited, reserve your seat today.

Purchase your ticket in advance to reserve your seat. Visit https://my.nmculture.org/overview/26827 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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Apr 13, 2024
Campfire Kitchen at Fort Selden
Fort Selden Historic Site
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Build a Garden

Did you know Fort Selden Historic Site has gardens? Come out and help us get ready to plant the on-site seasonal gardens. 

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Apr 13, 2024
Fort Stanton Living History: Trails and Outdoors
Fort Stanton Historic Site
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us on the second Saturday of the month in April to September to make history come alive! This month’s theme, "Trails and Outdoors," celebrates Arbor and Earth Days.

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Apr 14, 2024
Family Mornings at Folk Art
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our monthly Family Mornings at Folk Art program featuring storytime, art activity, and gallery explorations. FREE program!

This month’s theme: Earth Day for All with Artist Gasali Adeyemo

*Bring a cotton T-shirt to dye (a handkerchief will be provided per person)

ASL Interpretation is provided for this program.

Following Dates:

  • May 12 - Paper Art with Papier Mâché
  • June 2 - Summer Time!

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Apr 14, 2024
Line Dancing with Angela Ellsworth
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a line-dancing class led by Angela and dance instructor Jocelynn Hooper. 

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Apr 16, 2024
Line Dancing with Angela Ellsworth
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a line-dancing class led by Angela Ellsworth and dance instructor Jocelynn Hooper. 

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Apr 17, 2024
Organ Recital Series- Part III
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In the third installment of Pro Musica’s Organ Recital Series local organ extraordinaire David Solem performs on the McNary Pipe Organ in Santa Fe Auditorium.

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Apr 17, 2024
Let’s Take a Look
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Every Third Wednesday of the Month.

Let’s Take a Look takes place the third Wednesday of each month from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. The curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them. They prefer to work with objects from the Southwest but are willing to take a look at anything that is brought in. If they cannot identify an object an attempt will be made to find someone who can. Sometimes, the discussion among the curators may become as much or more informative than the identification of the artifact. 

The event is always FREE and open to the public, but please note Federal and State regulations prohibit  the monetary appraisal of objects

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Apr 19, 2024
Creative Mornings
New Mexico Museum of Art
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Creative Mornings, the program for creative communities returns to Santa Fe!

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Apr 20, 2024 - Apr 21, 2024
Mark Your Calendar For Drive-Thru Folk Art Donation Days!
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Give your beloved folk art a new home by donating to the fabulous Folk Art Flea.  Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) are accepting donations of gently used decorative art, ethnic clothing, and jewelry throughout the year. Please call the Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) information line at 505-476-1201 or send an email to friendsoffolkart@gmail.com to arrange a pick-up or delivery time. Donations are tax deductible and benefit educational programs and exhibitions at the Museum of International Folk Art.

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Apr 20, 2024
Earth Day Hike at Jemez Historic Site
Jemez Historic Site
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join rangers from Jemez Historic Site for a moderate hike in celebration of Earth Day.

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Apr 20, 2024
Ranger Read and Learn
Coronado Historic Site
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coronado Historic Site Partnership with Martha Liebert Public Library

Join the staff of Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites for a story time and hands-on activity about archaeology at Martha Liebert Public Library, 124 Calle Malinche, Bernalillo NM, 87004. The event is free. Families of all ages are welcome!

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Apr 20, 2024
Mesilla Plaza Walking Tour
Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Town of Mesilla is full of fascinating stories! Join New Mexico Historic Sites staff for a walking tour of the Mesilla Plaza.

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Apr 20, 2024
Community in Conflict - Free With Admission
New Mexico History Museum
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Legacy of the Santa Fe Internment Camp Historical Marker

The New Mexico History Museum, in partnership with the New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League, presents the third in a series relatedto the internment of Japanese males who were arrested and incarcerated at Santa Fe, one of New Mexico’s four Department of Justice (DOJ) internment camps during WWII. This event is Free With Museum Admission, thanks to generous funding from the New Mexico Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the JACL Legacy Fund Grant.

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Apr 21, 2024
MAKE & TAKE @ MOIFA
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us in the Hands-on Studio at MOIFA for art projects, coloring sheets, and self-guided treasure hunts. Add to your explorations at the museum with fun art making, facilitated by our fantastic MOIFA docents. 

Dates & Themes:

April 21 & 28 - Make a Mask!

The program time is from 10 am - 4 pm, and the program is free with museum admission. Museum admission is always free for Kids and Members, program is included with admission.

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Apr 21, 2024
The Riches of Mexican Pottery
Museum of International Folk Art
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A Presentation by Eric Mindling

Please join us on Sunday, April 21 at 3pm in the Vernick Auditorium for a presentation on the riches of Mexican Pottery. Eric Mindling spent the decade of his 20’s sleuthing out every village in Oaxaca he could find that makes pottery. He learned the diversity of ways of forming, finishing, and firing pottery native to this land including clay harvesting, stone burnishing, the use of earth pigments and rare processes of tannin dying pottery.

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Apr 21, 2024
History Homecoming: Past, Present, Palace - FREE ADMISSION
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Celebrate New Beginnings at the New Mexico History Museums History Homecoming

After five years of rehabilitation work at the New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) Palace of the Governors, the Museum presents “History Homecoming: Past, Present, Palace” on Sunday, April 21, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This free community event celebrates the hard work in making this beloved landmark brighter than ever, and will included interactive experiences, cultural art performances, demonstrations and new exhibits inside the Palace.

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Apr 21, 2024
On Looking at Nature- and Looking Away with St. John’s College
New Mexico Museum of Art
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join St. John’s College Tutors Charlie Barret, Alison Chapman, and Ron Wilson in conversation with a member of the New Mexico Museum of Art Curatorial Team. 

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Apr 21, 2024
Funday at Gisewa
Jemez Historic Site
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Explore the ways of Pueblo life through cooking, art demonstrations, dances, and much more at Jemez Historic site. 

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Apr 22, 2024
Story Time
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us this spring for Elements of Art: Story Time at the New Mexico Museum of Art Library.

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Apr 26, 2024
Final Friday: Ileana Alarcón Window Box Workshop Day 01: Paper Pulp Creatures for Madremonte
New Mexico Museum of Art
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join Ileana Alarcón, a Santa Fe Vital Spaces Artist, in making a collection of small creatures to add to her Window Box installation, Madremonte.

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Apr 27, 2024
Remedios at Los Luceros: Identifying Plants and Local Herbs
Los Luceros Historic Site
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Hosted by Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area

Presented by Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, and held at Los Luceros Historic Site, this workshop introduces identification, understanding, and appreciation of local herbs. Participants will learn how to make remedios with the abundance of locally foraged healing herbs. 

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