Fort Selden Historic Site | Jun 3, 2019
Celebrate Father’s Day with your dad a day early and bring the whole family to Fort Selden Historic Site for an afternoon of games and activities. On Saturday afternoon, June 15, from 1-5 p.m. folk troubadour Ralph Estes will take you on a trip through a thousand years of the American West from the Anasazi to the Atomic Age, showcasing the songs of the trappers, traders, cowboys, Native Americans, and settlers.
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | May 30, 2019
(Santa Fe, NewMexico) — The Bosque Redondo Memorial, a New Mexico Historic Site, International Site of Conscience and division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, as part of its ongoing partnership and exhibit collaboration, assisted with the transfer of the third and last-remaining original copy of the Navajo Treaty of 1868 to the Navajo Nation on May 24, 2019. This copy of the treaty has been on display at Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner Historic Site since June 6, 2018, as part of the 150th commemoration of its signature. The subsequent donation of the treaty took place May 29, 2019, at 9 a.m. at the Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, Arizona, with great reverence and ceremony.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | May 30, 2019
Historian and author W. Michael Farmer will discuss the trial of rancher Oliver Lee at 7 p.m. on June 13. Admission to this presentation in the Museum’s Theater is free.
Museum of International Folk Art | May 29, 2019
The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) presents Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico from October 6, 2019, to March 7, 2021. The exhibition explores nearly four centuries of inherited musical styles, which developed into regionally specific traditions. Música Buena articulates the roots of New Mexican music through video, sound, instruments, and live performance.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | May 29, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will screen the movie Capcom Go! The Apollo Story beginning the first Friday in June. Many obstacles had to be overcome before NASA was able to put a man on the moon. Capcom Go! tells the story behind that historic moment that occurred 50 years ago this summer.
Museum of International Folk Art | May 28, 2019
The Mid-Century Santa Fe collaboration is proud to announce the 2019 Student Art and Design Competition award recipients. The competition honors Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), Alexander Girard, and Georgia O’Keeffe’s influence and contributions to New Mexico’s textile, fashion, and visual art landscape. Mid-Century Santa Fe collaborators have selected winners in each of the three categories, as well as Best in Show from a pool of New Mexico’s full-time college students. The winning works will be on view from August 1 to August 20, 2019, in the Joan and Clifford Vernick Auditorium at the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA).
Museum of International Folk Art | May 24, 2019
Three untitled Georgia O’Keeffe originals once hung on the walls of the Italian Villa scene in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond at the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA). The floral depictions, graphite and watercolor on paper, signify the long-standing friendship between O’Keeffe and Alexander and Susan Girard. The Mid-Century Santa Fe collaboration celebrates this friendship by hosting a series of activities and programs throughout the summer.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | May 24, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has installed their newest exhibit, the Bisti Beast. The robotic dinosaur is based on the skull found in the Bisti Badlands of New Mexico’s Four Corners area. The dinosaur was made in Japan and will be a permanent exhibit at the museum.
Museum of International Folk Art | May 23, 2019
(Santa Fe, NM)— The Bartlett Library and Archives invites the public to several open house events throughout the summer and fall at the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA). Each event has been organized into mini-exhibits, presenting collections to those interested in folklore, arts, and cultural traditions. The Bartlett Library Open House series begins on June 2, 2019, with Girard Before the Wing, paired with MOIFA’s Alexander Girard exhibitions currently on view. The events continue on August 4, October 6, and December 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Museum Library.
Museum of International Folk Art | May 22, 2019
The Museum of International Folk Art presents a lecture by Lynne Cooke, senior curator for special projects in modern art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Cooke’s recent exhibition Outliers and American Vanguard Art furthered the conversation about self-taught or “outsider” art, offering a more inclusive art historical narrative that integrates the contributions of often marginalized artists to the narrative of American visual culture. Her talk, titled “Boundary Trouble: Outliers and American Vanguard Art,” will take place in the museum’s Vernick Auditorium on Saturday, June 15, 2:00 pm to 3:00 p.m. It is free with museum admission.
New Mexico State Library | May 22, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - The New Mexico State Library has identified this year’s statewide Summer Reading theme, A Universe of Stories, to tie into the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Public libraries around the state will be offering space-themed programs as well as offering incentives encouraging children, teens and adults to read all summer long.
Participating in a summer reading program has been proven to help students prevent the “summer slide” which is a significant drop in test scores between school years. Last year, more than 94,000 people participated in a summer reading program in New Mexico.
Department of Cultural Affairs | May 20, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico ) – The free New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Museums & Historic Sites Guide for Summer/Fall 2019 is now available online at 2019 Summer/Fall Guide,
This season’s guide cover features world-renowned designer Alexander Girard’s Abstraction of the image Old Sun, Environmental Enrichment Panel created in 1971 for Herman Miller, from the Vitra Design Museum Collection and the Alexander Girard Estate.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | May 16, 2019
Albuquerque, N.M.--The logo/image designed by Albuquerque artist Zahra Marwan for the 2019 National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Children’s Bilingual Book Festival has been shortlisted for the 2019 World Illustration Awards. The image, titled, "Mi abuela tiene un caballo blanco/My grandma has a white horse," was commissioned by the NHCC and Artful Life and is being considered under the "New Talent" category.
Department of Cultural Affairs | May 16, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Billy G. Garrett as interim director of the New Mexico Museum of History and Palace of the Governors. Garrett’s career has focused on management of cultural resources, environmental design, community planning and organizational management. He retired from the National Park Service after 26 years of service, bringing a strong background as a manager and architect, with significant experience with historic structures. A third generation New Mexican, he returned home following retirement, serving as a two-term Doña Ana County Commissioner (2010-2018). Garrett has a strong commitment to public engagement and public-private partnerships.
Department of Cultural Affairs | May 16, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - Celebrating the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families announce that museums nationwide, including New Mexico’s eight state-run museums and Historic Sites under the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), have signed on to provide free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program begins earlier than past years, starting Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, ending Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day. Military families can find the list of participating museums at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | May 15, 2019
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) will say goodbye to two exhibitions, Hweeldi: The Woven Tribute and Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans while celebrating its newest accolade from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 2, 2019. The celebration will offer light refreshments as well as hands-on activities for children. Guest speakers Oliver Enjady (Mescalero Apache), Vernon Petago (Jicarilla Apache), and Vida Vigil-Garcia (Jicarilla Apache) will discuss the Southern Athabaskan language at 2:00 p.m. with closing comments from Joyce Begay-Foss (Diné), and Dinéhtah dancers will perform at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | May 15, 2019
(Grand Canyon, Arizona) - An international team of paleontologists has united to study important fossil footprints recently discovered in a remote location within Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. A large sandstone boulder contains several exceptionally well-preserved trackways of primitive tetrapods (four-footed animals) which inhabited an ancient desert environment. The 280-million-year-old fossil tracks date to almost the beginning of the Permian Period, prior to the appearance of the earliest dinosaurs.
The first scientific article reporting fossil tracks from the Grand Canyon was published in 1918, just a year before the park was established as a unit of the National Park Service. One hundred years later, during the Centennial Celebration for Grand Canyon National Park, new research on ancient footprints from the park is being presented in a scientific publication released this week. Brazilian paleontologist Dr. Heitor Francischini, from the Laboratory of Vertebrate Paleontology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, is the lead author of the new publication, working with scientists from Germany and the United States.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | May 13, 2019
Albuquerque, N.M.--The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is accepting applications for the 2019 Herrera Internship that provides scholarships to Hispanic female students who complete an internship with the NHCC. Latina students who meet the eligibility requirements can apply for this scholarship by June 28, 2019, by 5 p.m., and scholarships will be awarded for the school year that begins Fall 2019. Applications are available at nhccnm.org/learn.
New Mexico Museum of Art | May 9, 2019
The New Mexico Museum of Art’s (NMMoA) 20th-century sculpture exhibition, Carved & Cast: 20thCentury New Mexican Sculpture, will extend its run through the summer until July 28, 2019. The exhibition takes a look at regional sculpture styles specific to the Southwest, centering the medium in its own conversation about innovation and craft.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | May 8, 2019
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will celebrate an old tradition with the annual Blessing of the Fields procession on Wednesday, May 15.
At 10 a.m., the colorful procession around the Museum grounds begins with the blessing the animals, plants, acequia and fresh-baked bread. Visitors who come to the Museum to participate in the procession from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. will not be charged admission.
Museum of International Folk Art | May 7, 2019
On a stretch of road no more than a mile long, the Experience Santa Fe collaboration presents a summer of culture on Museum Hill from late May 2019, to early September 2019. Together, the International Folk Art Market (IFAM) and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden host more than fifty artists from around the world, turning the hill into a summer destination, all its own.
Fort Selden Historic Site | May 1, 2019
Make this Mother’s Day weekend one to remember and take Mom to Fort Selden’s Mother’s Day Vintage Fashion Show! The event is being held Saturday, May 11 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Fort Selden Historic Site.
Museum of International Folk Art | Apr 30, 2019
The summer of Girard begins on Sunday, May 5, 2019, as Vitra Design Museum’s retrospective Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe opens at the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA). The exhibition, in combination with MOIFA’s folk art collection gifted by Alexander and Susan Girard, provides a complete picture of this beloved modern designer who made Santa Fe his home for 40 years. The museum will host a public opening and reception on May 5, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. including a discussion panel from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Jemez Historic Site | Apr 30, 2019
(Jemez Springs, New Mexico) – This summer, the Jemez Historic Site will once again host the Hummingbird Music Camp Concert Series every Saturday evening between June and July 27 (see below for media resources).
Students at Hummingbird Music Camp will perform outdoors at San Jose de los Jemez Mission at the historic site, Saturday evenings from 6-8 p.m. You can listen to their melodies while exploring the historic site after hours.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Apr 29, 2019
Dave DuBois, the State Climatologist for New Mexico, will talk about climate change in New Mexico and especially its relation to agriculture at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces on May 9.
Los Luceros Historic Site | Apr 25, 2019
(Alcalde, New Mexico) -- During the 2019, the New Mexico State Legislature passed a bill designating Los Luceros as the state’s newest Historic Site. On Saturday, May 25, visitors are invited to Explore Los Luceros! in a daylong symposium that concludes with a ‘pre-contact’ Pueblo dinner..
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 23, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The lobby at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is evolving dramatically over the next few weeks, the beginning of many upgrades planned at the state’s most popular museum through the end of the year. These include upgrades to the Planetarium, Volcano and Earthquake exbibits later in the fall. The most obvious changes will greet visitors immediately as soon as they walk into the atrium.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 17, 2019
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has extended the stay of two current exhibitions Drugs: Costs and Consequences; and, Brain: The Inside Story. through the Fall of 2019. Brain: The Inside Story has been extended through Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. This exhibition draws on the most current research and technology to present neuroscience, highlighting the brain’s surprising ability to rewire itself in response to experience, disability or trauma. Drugs: Costs & Consequences has been extended through Dec. 8, 2019. The traveling exhibition is from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Museum and the DEA Education Foundation. Entrance to both exhibitions is included in the museum admission cost.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Apr 16, 2019
On August 11, 2019, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) presents San Ildefonso Pottery, 1600—1930, —an examination of pottery from 1600-1930, on view until August 31, 2020. The exhibition centers on refocusing San Ildefonso’s cultural and artistic histories through their own narratives and perspectives. The large body of work prompts discussion about the meanings of these preeminent art forms and fosters an appreciation for the artists of San Ildefonso. MIAC proudly hosts San Ildefonso Pottery, 1600—1930, as the first exhibition to showcase more than three centuries worth of internationally recognized artistry.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 16, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The topic for this month’s New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMSHD) $5 First Friday on May 3 is the dangers of drugs and the cost to our community.
Each first Friday evening of the month, the museum is open 5:30 – 9 p.m. with a special admission rate of $5 per person for the museum, which usually includes special displays on a topic in science.
In conjunction with the museum’s exhibit Drugs: Costs and Consequences, this First Friday event will focus on the dangers of drugs and its impact on society. Representatives from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Albuquerque Police Department and other law enforcement officials will be on hand to answer questions. The goal is to educate the public about the consequences of drugs as well as drug prevention and treatment.