Telling New Mexico opens with an overview of what this area was like just prior to the Spanish entrada. An exhibit wall mimics that of a river or canyon. Cast-metal handprints of modern-day Natives (artisans who display their wares under the Palace portal) trigger oral histories when visitors place their hands over them. Artifacts from the state's archaeological history help set the scene.
Photo by Blair Clark, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.