Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 9, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—Thursday, November 16, the New Mexico Association of Museums will present two important awards to individuals with strong ties to the Department of Cultural Affairs and its museums. The present ...
New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 8, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) -- With an eye toward the future, the ongoing renovation at the New Mexico Museum of Art is addressing sustainability issues to protect and preserve future exhibitions. Closed since mid-September for an extensive upgrade, the Museum reopens at 10:00AM on November 25th, launching its Centennial year celebration. The renovation work will restore, as much as possible, the original elegant simplicity of the interior public spaces of this building; and improve the visitor experience by creating a more welcoming entrance and brighter galleries that are more conducive to the enjoyment of art, as they were in 1917.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Nov 7, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) –The possibility of people flying, like birds, mystified man until he figured out how to do it. Centuries before the American Wright brothers launched their flying machine, acclaimed Italian genius Leonardo da Vinci worked to find a practical solution to the challenge of flight. He studied the flights and physical structure of birds, making detailed drawings of flight and several mechanical wing devices. He designed many mechanical devices, including parachutes. About 1485, da Vinci drew detailed plans for a human-pow
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Nov 6, 2017
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Food produced in New Mexico is showcased at the fourth-annual “HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market” on Nov. 18-19 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. More than 100 g ...
Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 6, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) - All museums under the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) will offer free admission to active duty military, veterans, and National Guard personnel in celebration of Veteran’s Day, November 10, 2017.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Nov 3, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—Visitors will be treated to a rare glimpse into the cosmology and daily lives of diverse Apache groups from New Mexico and Arizona when the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, u ...
New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 1, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) -- After being closed since mid-September for an extensive renovation, this month the New Mexico Museum of Art reopens launching its Centennial year celebration. The renovation work will reveal and restore, as much as possible, the origina ...
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 26, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) -- New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science patrons will be treated a performance by the Young Voices of the Santa Fe Opera when they present Encounters with Opera. The performance will take place Saturday November, 4 during 2017 National Opera Week, a week-long celebration of opera takes place in cities and town throughout the country.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Oct 25, 2017
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture invites the public to a commemorative sculpture unveiling and celebration of life – honoring the late Valentino Tzigiwhaeno Rivera (Pojoaque Pueblo), 2008 - 2016.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Oct 25, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) -- One month from today, the New Mexico Museum of Art will re-open its doors, launching its Centennial celebration, and its second century in operation. Built as a purpose-built art gallery for the Museum of New Mexico 100 years ago, it opened with much fanfare on November 25th, 1917. The museum was constructed to exhibit and celebrate art being made in New Mexico as well as to bring world class art and collections to the state, creating a venue that would be a catalyst for the transformation of Santa Fe into a cultural tourist destination.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Oct 25, 2017
"New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau: 100 Years Strong" opens on Nov. 3 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Oct 22, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) -- This holiday season you can explore history where it happened at one of the New Mexico Historic Sites that are hosting several free holiday events.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Oct 19, 2017
The New Mexico Museums, the oldest state museum system in the country, offer some of the most beautiful buildings and perfect backdrops against which to celebrate one of life’s happiest moments. Your wedding will be rooted in culture, history and natural beauty, and your guests will experience the ultimate that New Mexico has to offer in charm and authenticity when you choose to celebrate at one of the four Santa Fe Museums or one of the two historic sites.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 16, 2017
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – With names like Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos, and a giant crater the size of the Valles Caldera, future maps of the planet Mars will contain a lot of names familiar to the people of New Mexico. Suggested by a member of the Mars Rover team based in New Mexico, the names are of cities and locales along the legendary El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro and are being used to name features visited by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during an important phase of its mission.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 12, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) – New Mexico dinosaurs and other extinct reptiles drew huge crowds in Japan, during a yearlong three-city tour of the nation. During a collective 218 days on exhibition at the three venues, the exhibition drew more than 588,000 visitors.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 10, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) -- Make this a Halloween to remember for more than just candy and costumes! Spend Halloween afternoon at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and indulge in a little Spooky Science!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Oct 9, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) Learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage through hands-on activities and demonstrations during International Archaeology Day, Saturday, October 21 at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology. Doors open from 10:00AM-5:00PM on to New Mexicans interested in digging deep into the past.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 8, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) – Thousands of visitors and New Mexicans will be looking skyward this week at hot air balloons participating in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Hot air balloon and aviation enthusiasts enjoying the enchanting vision of colorful balloons and special shapes will have another opportunity to study the origins of flight when the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science hosts Da Vinci—The Genius, by Grand Exhibitions from February 10 through July 29, 2018.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Oct 6, 2017
The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is looking for people and organizations that are interested in participating in a multi-year project funded through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to bring our community together to work through the deep historical and contemporary issues that falsely divide us by race, gender and more. The project, called Our Truth, is meant to give value and meaning to the lived stories of our New Mexico community; bring heightened awareness of racial divides and inequalities in a non-data, non-dogmatic, non-partisan way, that relies on the experiences of people and families to tell a story of human pain and struggle; and helping to navigate ways to heal and move forward together.
New Mexico History Museum | Oct 5, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) -- The way you answer that question may depend on your age, your gender, your geographic location, your income, and your race. The Bay Area, Mississippi, Taos, Greenwich Village, and Chicago tell different stories, with some common threads running through them. For some, it was a time of great promise and renewed social activism; for others, these same activities posed a challenge to the established order and a threat to national security.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Oct 5, 2017
The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) will welcome Maryam Faghihimani between October 2017 and July 2018 as part of the McCain Institute for International Leadership’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program, which is designed to promote character-driven, global leadership for mid-career professionals from the United States and around the world who are seeking tailored professional and personal development in the U.S.http://www.nhccnm.org/
Museum of International Folk Art | Oct 4, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—The Museum of International Folk Art announces its annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration, 1–4 pm, Sunday, October 29, 706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill. Celebrated thro ...
Fort Stanton Historic Site | Oct 4, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) – For the first time ever, Fort Stanton Historic Site will open the main hospital building constructed in 1936 to the public. Members of the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society will be onsite to discuss their previous investigations at Fort Stanton.
The Fort Stanton hospital tour is being offered during the upcoming Fort Stanton and Lincoln Historic Sites After Dark! These two one-of-a-kind nights are Friday, October 27 from 6-9pm at Fort Stanton After Dark! and, Saturday, October 28th from 6-9pm at Lincoln After Dark!
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Oct 3, 2017
“The Range: From Livestock to Missiles,” is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12 in the Museum’s theater. The focus is ranching in the Tularosa Basin and in the San Andres and Oscura Mountain ranges and how the ranchers lost their land to America’s military needs. The speaker is Jim Eckles.
New Mexico State Library | Oct 3, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) - The future of New Mexico’s libraries is up for discussion among New Mexico librarians as various task forces report back on their findings following up on a statewide conference last year. Sustainable public funding, alternate funding sources and e-rate/broadband were identified in the 2016 Libraries Transform New Mexico conference as key issues facing libraries statewide.
Fort Selden Historic Site | Oct 2, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) – Meet historic characters and hear ghost stories and legends of New Mexico by a cozy fire during Voices of the Past: Moonlight Tours at Fort Selden Historic Site. The fun begins at 6:00pm through 9:00pm on Saturday, October 21. Fort Selden is located 13 miles north of Las Cruces, exit 19, off I-25, Radium Springs.
New Mexico History Museum | Oct 1, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM)— In conjunction with the current exhibition, “Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat,” on exhibit at the New Mexico History Museum through November 3, 2017, author Claudette Sutton will give a lecture exploring her family’s Syrian roots on Saturday, October 14, from 2:00-3:30PM.
Museum of International Folk Art | Sep 29, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—The Museum of International Folk Art unveils Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru , an important exhibition of contemporary folk art that expresses political, economic, and environm ...
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Sep 27, 2017
The results are in, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) has announced the winners of the 2017 NatureScapes photo competition. Each year, NMMNHS choses a theme for the photo contest that encourages contestants to examine and understand New Mexico’s natural beauty. This year’s theme - “Water” - invited photographers to explore and re-discover nature throughout the state. Winning photographs will hang in the gallery from October 21 through January 19, 2018.
New Mexico State Library | Sep 27, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) – New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Deputy Secretary Mike Delello is the recipient of the Mountain Plains Library Association’s (MPLA) Carl Gaumer Library Champion Award. The MPLA is a twelve-state association of librarians, library professionals and friends of libraries in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Carl Gaumer Library Champion Award is to be given to an individual, organization or company whose positive support of the Mountain Plains Library Association is demonstrated by repeated conscientious endeavors towards libraries, library staff, trustees, and professional activities. Deputy Secretary Delello won the award for his innovative accomplishments and staunch library advocacy while serving as Interim State Librarian during 2014 -2015 and his continued work with libraries state-wide as the Deputy Cabinet Secretary.