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Upcoming Exhibitions

Quilts of Southwest China

Quilts of Southwest China

Opening Jul. 09, 2017, at the Museum of International Folk Art.
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Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum

Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum

Opening May. 27, 2017, at the New Mexico Museum of Art.
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Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat

Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat

Opening Jun. 23, 2017, at the New Mexico History Museum.
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The Media Center is a resource for media representatives to obtain information about the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Here you will find information about current and upcoming programs, exhibitions, and events, as well as background information on each of the state museums and historic sites in our system.

Most Recent Press Releases

  • May 11, 2017 | Department of Cultural Affairs

    Summer 2017 Udall Lecture Series Focuses On Frida Kahlo Lecture Topics Include Kahlo’s Life, Self-Image, Friends, Feminism and More
    Renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo—her life, self-image, friends, and thoughts on feminism—are the topics of a summer lecture series at the Udall Center on Museum Hill from June 10 through September 16, 2017. The lecture series coincides with the Mirror, Mirror: Photographs of Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art on Museum Hill. 

  • May 2, 2017 | New Mexico History Museum

    “Radical Southwest: A Film Series” Easy Riders, Courthouse Raids, Civil Rights Heroes, the Summer of Love and Much More
    In celebration of the landmark exhibition Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest, on display at the New Mexico History Museum from May 14, 2017 to February 11, 2018, the CCA Cinematheque presents an eight-month film series, exploring elements including the Summer of Love, Chicano resistance and avant-garde Southwest storytelling experiments.  

  • May 1, 2017 | New Mexico Museum of Art

    Celebrating 100 Years Of The Art & Soul of New Mexico
    New Mexico’s artistic past, present and future converge during 2017 as the New Mexico Museum of Art celebrates its 100-year anniversary. From September 18 to November 25, 2017 the New Mexico Museum of Art will be closed for restoration of floors and walls, installation of three new exhibitions, and re-imagining each Museum visit to enhance the visitors’ experience for generations to come.

  • May 1, 2017 | New Mexico Museum of Art

    New Mexico Museum of Art Centennial Timeline
    Timeline of NM Museum of Art beginning in 1912 when NM achieved statehood, through its centennial year, 2017.

  • May 1, 2017 | New Mexico Museum of Art

    History of the New Mexico Museum of Art Building
    Built between April 1916 and November 1917, the Museum of Art is considered an adaption of traditional Hispanic and Pueblo Indian Architecture. The museum design incorporates elements from many historic buildings, most predominantly, the oldest surviving Mission church built in 1629 (pictured above), which still stands at Acoma Pueblo. As the nation’s oldest capitol city founded in 1610, Santa Fe was already more than 300 years old when New Mexico became a state in 1912. By the early twentieth century, there was a growing concern about construction of new buildings with modern designs that did not fit in with Santa Fe’s predominant Southwestern adobe buildings. In the fall of 1912, concernedcitizens staged the New-Old Santa Fe exhibition at the Palace of the Governors featuring their vision of what Santa Fe architecture could be with images and models.

  • May 1, 2017 | Museum of Natural History and Science

    Wonders on Wheels Mobile Museum Hits the Road with Dinosaur Display
    The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs’ (DCA) mobile museum Wonders on Wheels (WoW) hits the road this summer, offering New Mexicans a unique opportunity to experience the state’s rich prehistoric past without traveling to a museum. The Mobile Museum will typically spend up to two weeks at a time in specific regions of the state.