• National Hispanic Cultural Center | Jan 13, 2020

    National Hispanic Cultural Center Launches History Festival: “Mundos de Mestizaje”

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The National Hispanic Cultural Center will present its first History Festival Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22, 2020. This multigenerational event will include workshops, lectures, temporary murals, middle and high school contests, and other events for all ages.

  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Jan 10, 2020

    New Mexico Historic Sites Name New Site Managers at Lincoln/Fort Stanton & Los Luceros

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – New Mexico Historic Sites have named two new site managers at Lincoln/Fort Stanton and Los Luceros Historic Sites. Wesley Meiss is the new manager at the Lincoln/Fort Stanton Historic Sites, and Ethan Ortega is now the site manager at Los Luceros.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Jan 9, 2020

    Exhibition Opening - From Combat to Carpet: The Art of Afghan War Rugs

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) presents From Combat to Carpet: The Art of Afghan War Rugs, opening January 12, 2020 and running until August 30, 2020. From Combat to Carpet is a traveling exhibition curated by Enrico Mascelloni and Annemarie Sawkins and features more than 40 handwoven rugs with war-related iconography collected over the past forty years.

  • New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Jan 8, 2020

    Celebrate the Old & Unique at Antique Treasures Show

    Whether it’s learning how to best preserve a family heirloom, identifying an archaeological discovery, or looking to find a special antique to purchase, the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s annual Antique Treasures Show is a two-day celebration of all things old, unique, and precious. The show is Jan. 25-26.

     

     

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jan 6, 2020

    Temporary Closing of Here, Now and Always  

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) — From its beginnings in 1989, Here, Now and Always (HNA), a permanent exhibition at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), emphasized Native knowledge and worldview. In the decades before its opening in 1997, museum representations of Native life and history were told by non-Native “experts” who stood on the outside looking in. They often represented Native cultures as existing in the past, discounting the living cultures of today — cultures whose traditions and lifeways have long been steeped in the humanities. HNA challenged and changed all that. It realized a new standard for seeing and sharing the Native world — from the community’s point of view.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jan 6, 2020

    Palace Seen and Unseen explores Palace of the Governor's rich history

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- Palace Seen and Unseen, a new, long-term exhibit opening April 19, 2020, at the New Mexico History Museum, delves into the first 300 years of the Palace of the Governors 400-year history. The guest curators who created the exhibit, Cordelia Snow and Stephen Post have a combined 85 years-experience working with the Palace’s architecture, history and archaeology. 

    The public opening for Palace Seen and Unseen is Sunday, April 19, from 12-4 p.m. at the Palace of the Governors and is sponsored by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s Women’s Board.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 31, 2019

    Word Play Opens February 8 at NMMoA

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Words and pictures have a long history of playing well together, sometimes reinforcing and sometimes contradicting each other. Word Play is an exhibition of more than forty works of art in a variety of mediums features images by artists who incorporate letters, words, and phrases into their visual creations.

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center | Dec 23, 2019

    Call for New Mexico Events Commemorating the Centennial of the U.S. Women's Vote

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico)  -- The National Hispanic Cultural Center, in partnership with the City of Albuquerque and the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico, has launched a New Mexico master calendar of events celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the U.S. women’s vote.

  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Dec 20, 2019

    New Days of Operation at Lincoln & Fort Stanton Historic Sites

    (Lincoln County, New Mexico) -- New Mexico Historic Sites, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, announces new days of operation at the Lincoln and Fort Stanton Historic Sites beginning January 1, 2020. 

    Visitors can walk in the footsteps of Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett and other legends of the American West at Lincoln Historic Site, Wednesday through Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Fort Stanton Historic Site, one of the best preserved frontier forts in America, will be open Tuesday through Sunday. The grounds of Fort Stanton will open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the museum and visitor center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public can learn more about the state’s eight historic sites and plan trips at www.nmhistoricsites.org.

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center | Dec 19, 2019

    NHCC Opens Proposal Process for 2020-2021 Performing Arts Season

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) — The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) has launched its third performing arts proposal process to determine its Performing Arts Season that will run from July 2020 through June 2021. All performing artists who would like to present a show at the NHCC during this time frame are asked to submit a proposal form no later than midnight on February 29, 2020. Additional information along with links to the forms can be found in the proposal guidelines.

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Dec 16, 2019

    Canes of Power Film Screening

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) - The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) announces a screening of the award-winning documentary,  Canes of Power , on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 1 p.m. The screening will be presented inside MIAC’s Kath ...

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Dec 13, 2019

    Sayaka Ganz- Reclaimed Creations Opens At Museum

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) –A new temporary exhibit will open at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science on January 10, 2020. The exhibit titled, “Sayaka Ganz- Reclaimed Creations,”  features sculptures made of discar ...

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Dec 12, 2019

    Museum Presents Untold Stories of Chaco Canyon

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will present “Revealing Untold Told Stories of Chaco Canyon: Archaeocosmology” on December 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Author Anna Sofaer, and researchers R ...

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 11, 2019

    State Historic Preservation Office approves final design of New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary

    (Santa Fe, NM) Following a recent review of the design for the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), the architectural team presented a final design that, in the words of lead architect Devendra Contractor “enhances the overall aesthetic and functionality of Vladem Contemporary” and preserves the historic integrity of the surrounding area. The SHPO review was state-mandated under the New Mexico Cultural Properties Act.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 9, 2019

    Holiday Open House at the New Mexico Museum of Art

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Gustave Baumann, a Santa Fe Legend, was an artist of many trades. His work included printmaking, painting, and marionette-making. Baumann hand-carved and decorated wooden puppets called marionettes and brought them to life in live performances. Some characters were tall and skinny, others were short and stout, some were animals and some were humans, but all had a personality and story of their own

  • New Mexico History Museum | Dec 6, 2019

    Las Posadas Reception Relocated to Portal of Palace of the Governors

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) --The reception following this year’s annual Las Posadas on the Santa Fe Plaza will be held under the portal of the Palace of the Governors at the New Mexico History Museum. The public is welcomed to enjoy hot cider, cookies and carols at the conclusion of the annual pageant. Typically held in the courtyard of the Palace of the Governors, the relocation of the reception is in an abundance of caution related to a tree damaged during recent winds.

  • New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Dec 5, 2019

    Farm & Ranch collaborates with weavers guild for exhibit

     “Local Color: Landscapes and Architecture” opens in the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Arts Corridor on Dec. 13. A free opening reception with refreshments is from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15.

  • Department of Cultural Affairs | Dec 4, 2019

    2019 Winter/2020 Spring Guide to New Mexico Museums & Historic Sites Available Online

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico,) – The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Museums & Historic Sites Guide for 2019 Winter/2020 Spring is now available online for free at http://nmculture.org/guide

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center | Nov 28, 2019

    Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment Returns to Albuquerque Journal Theatre Stage in December

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment will again be performed on the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s (NHCC) Albuquerque Journal Theatre stage this holiday season, Dec. 20-22, 2019. Last year’s production, presented by Festival Ballet Albuquerque and the NHCC, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells and full live orchestra under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, sold out.

  • Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 25, 2019

    DCA Welcomes New Legislative Liaison

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to welcome Michaelene M. Kyrala as the department’s newest Legislative Liaison.   

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Nov 22, 2019

    Closing of Beyond Standing Rock 

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) - The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture  (MIAC) will be closing its highly regarded exhibition, Beyond Standing Rock. The exhibit examined artistic expressions to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and provides a timely look – given the battle at Chaco Canyon – at similar encroachments and violations of Native American sovereignty, many of which have impacted Native health and sacred lands.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 19, 2019

    Picturing Passion: Artists Interpret the Penitente Brotherhood

    (Santa Fe New Mexico) – As artists arrived in New Mexico over the course of the twentieth century, they encountered no shortage of inspirational material. From the striking landscape, and regional architecture to native ceremony, the Southwest often proved exotic for artists who came from a predominantly eastern, Protestant background. One regional community that captured the attention and imaginations of artists was the Penitente Brotherhood.

  • Jemez Historic Site | Nov 19, 2019

    Light Among the Ruins Set for Two Nights at Jemez Historic Site

    Due to the enormous popularity of the Jemez Historic Site’s breath-taking and beloved annual holiday event, Light Among the Ruins has been expanded to two nights: Saturday Nov. 30 and Dec. 14.

    During the event, the ruins of Giusewa Pueblo and San José de los Jemez Mission will be decorated with hundreds of farolitos. Each evening’s program will include traditional Native American flute music and Jemez Pueblo dancers’ performing between two illuminating bon-fires. The Historic Site will also host an arts and crafts fair and have food available for purchase.

    Tickets on are on sale now: Adult $15 and Children (16 & under) $7.50. Visit http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/jemez to purchase your tickets.

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center | Nov 18, 2019

    Holiday Events and Performances at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Capture a bit of holiday magic this season at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, where a full roster of celebratory events is planned in December.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 17, 2019

    Updated Dates for Holiday Events at the New Mexico History Museum


    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- In order to accommodate the interests of sponsoring groups, the New Mexico History Museum has rescheduled two popular holiday events: the annual commemoration of Las Posadas on the Santa Fe Plaza, and the Young Native American Artists Show and Sale.

    The new dates for these events are:



    • Las Posadas – Sunday, December 8

    • Young Native Artists Show and Sale – Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15

    For additional details please visit our website at: http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org



  • Museum of International Folk Art | Nov 15, 2019

    Yokai: Ghosts and Demons from Japan Opens Sunday, December 8 at MOIFA

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) presents Yokai: Ghosts and Demons of Japan, opening December 8, 2019 and running until January 10, 2021. The Museum of International Folk Art will be one of the first museums to present a large-scale yokai-centered exhibition in the United States. Information on the public opening and associated programming included in this release.

  • Los Luceros Historic Site | Nov 15, 2019

    State’s Newest Historic Site Hosts Holiday Night-time Event

    (Alcalde, New Mexico) - Experience the magic of northern New Mexico this Holiday season at the Lights of Los Luceros.  The event takes place Saturday, Dec. 7 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Los Luceros Historic Site. 

    This unique nighttime event allows visitors to stroll the picturesque roads of Los Luceros lit by thousands of glowing farolitos. Entertainment includes Los Matachines de Alcalde and an Indigenous dance group who will perform throughout the evening around aromatic bonfires of piñon. Enjoy live music played on the piano in the Grand Sala of the Hacienda as well as Spanish guitarists and carolers.

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Nov 12, 2019

    Popular Seasonal Ornament Workshops in December at Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s popular ornament workshops return this year for four sessions in December. There are also two additional opportunities to make ornaments during the pottery demonstration of Lorrain Gala Lewis Wednesday, Dec. 11, and during the Museum Hill Holiday Stroll, Friday Dec. 13.

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Nov 12, 2019

    Holiday Closures for New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will be closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center | Nov 11, 2019

    Celebrating Luminarias, Light and the Winter Holidays: ˇIluminarte! Magical Light and Bike Parade

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) --¡Iluminarte! Magical Light and Bike Parade is a one-of-a-kind, winter holiday celebration inspired by luminarias and farolitos - a New Mexico tradition. This afternoon/evening event, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 from 5 - 8 p.m, includes a magical light and bike parade along the Paseo del Bosque Trail and short performances by Story Riders--a bilingual elementary school program focusing on bike safety and storytelling - with Circo Latino, AirDance New Mexico and Albuquerque Poet Laureate Michelle Otero.

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