New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Dec 5, 2017
A 245 million-year-old fossil horseshoe crab recently discovered in Idaho has been named Vaderlimulus because the animal’s head shield resembles the helmet worn by Darth Vader from the Star Wars film series. Paleontologists from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque (Allan J Lerner, Spencer G. Lucas) and the University of Colorado at Denver (Martin Lockley) just published a scientific article describing the extinct fossil horseshoe crab. Their findings were published in the latest issue of the German paleontological journal Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, which is the world’s oldest paleontological journal.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 4, 2017
In honor of the New Mexico Museum of Art Centennial year celebration, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation made permanent its long-term loan of the Georgia O’Keeffe’s Desert Abstraction (Bear Lake) to the Museum. With this move, the 1931 O’Keeffe piece, becomes part of the Museum of Art’s permanent
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Dec 2, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 2, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—Wonders on Wheels mobile museum presents a unique look at the twenty-four Native American tribal communities of New Mexico, told through the eyes of Pueblo, Apache, and Navajo children. Adminis ...
Museum of International Folk Art | Nov 28, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 28, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—As part of an innovative public-private partnership, Peruvian Connection announces that for the month of December 2017, 10 percent of shoppers’ purchases at its Santa Fe store, 328 S. Gu ...
New Mexico Historic Sites | Nov 28, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) -- New Mexico Historic Sites has selected one of its own, Ranger Ethan Ortega, as the new Instructional Coordinator. Vacant since mid-June the instructional coordinator’s role has been significantly expanded. In his new position, Ranger Ortega will continue to service Coronado Historic Site as well as the entire Northern Region of New Mexico Historic Sites including Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs and Los Luceros property in Alcalde.
In his new position, Ranger Ortega is initially tasked with reimagining the exhibits at Jemez Historic Site. He will work in tandem with Jemez Instructional Coordinator Marlon Magdalena on public outreach and digital media promoting the sites.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Nov 27, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Monday, November 27, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, announces two screenings of The Missing (2003), Sunday, December 3, 10 am and 1 pm in MIAC’s Kathryn O’Keeffe Thea ...
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Nov 27, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) -- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will be filled with musical sounds on the evening of December 8. Live musicians will perform in the final event associated with the museum’s current exhibition Wild Music: Songs & Sounds of Nature. Two groups will be sending joyous music throughout the museum. The Young Musicians Initiative (YMI) will perform at 6 p.m. and de Profundis, an acapella men’s group, will sing at 8 p.m. in the atrium.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 26, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) – The free New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs 2017 Museums & Historic Sites Winter Guide is now available online at nmculture.org/guide.
This year’s guide features an historic photo of the New Mexico Museum of Art on the cover in recognition of the Museum’s Centennial Year. As the storied Museum of Art launches into a second century of service to New Mexico, it hosts three new exhibitions: Horizons: People & Place in 20th Century New Mexican Art; Shifting Light: Photographic Perspectives; and Contact: Local to Global which like the other centennial exhibitions, highlights the engagement of artists with New Mexico, the Museum of Art with artists and collectors.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Nov 21, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) – Keep your young explorers engaged and active this winter with one of the day-long Young Explorers Winter Camps at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. The camps start December 18th and run through January 2nd. All camps are for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th.
New Mexico History Museum | Nov 19, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) — Before radio and television, when making music at home was the evening’s entertainment and playing the piano was considered an essential talent among the middle class, sheet music was the music consumer’s gateway to the world.” The New Mexico History Museum celebrates this era with sheet music of popular songs about the State of New Mexico, dating from the mid-19th through the mid-20th centuries, in the new exhibition The Land That Enchants Me So: Popular Songs of New Mexico which opens on Friday, March 2, 2018. The show spotlights graphically striking sheet-music covers published from 1840s through about 1960, along with other printed materials, sound recordings, and memorabilia relating to New Mexico and its musical life.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 16, 2017
The New Mexico Museum of Art launches its Centennial year celebration Saturday, November 25, after being closed more than two months for a significant renovation. Three new exhibitions opened as New Mexico’s first Museum sets out on its second century.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 12, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) --- New Mexico’s artistic past, present and future converge during 2017 as the New Mexico Museum of Art celebrates its 100th birthday! As part of this historic reopening, the Museum of Art also unveils three new exhibitions. On Nov ...
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Nov 10, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) – Who will build the amazing future of our human race? That question sparks a giant-screen adventure unlike any other in DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World, an epically fun tour of inspiration through the visionary advances made by yesterday’s, today’s – and most thrillingly of all, tomorrow’s – engineers. This film is the perfect encapsulation of what engineering is all about: ordinary people finding ways to defy the impossible and change the world, and their own lives, in the process.
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.