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Nov 25, 2017
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
100th Birthday Event
New Mexico Museum of Art

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of our historic first day, as well as the century since, the Museum will host a free, day-long birthday event for all ages from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Museum, on the surrounding streets, as well as on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. 

New Mexico’s artistic past, present and future converge during 2017 as the New Mexico Museum of Art celebrates its 100-year anniversary.

Points of interest during the party include:

Visitors can participate in art making activities including the making of an Artrageous birthday hat, birthday card or decorate paper 100 year eyewear.

Visitors who come in 1917-1920s costumes win a prize.

Meet costumed interpreters dressed as artists from the past who will be roaming the galleries and talking about artwork on view. Characters will include artists Georgia O’Keeffe, Laura Gilpin, Will Shuster, and a few surprise guests.

On the streets around the Museum, check out Axle Contemporary mobile gallery, the Wonders on Wheels mobile museum, vintage cars, lowriders and more.

10:00 am to 3:00 pm   Photo booth with costumes and props in the lobby of Museum


Conversations with Curators: Hear about works of art, recent acquisitions and new installations on tours with Museum curators. Meet the museum curators for a brief introduction to each exhibition:

11:30  Horizons: People and Place in New Mexican Art

Christian Waguespack, Curator of 20th Century Art

12:30   Contact: Local to Global

Merry Scully, Head of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Contemporary Art

1:30    Shifting Light: Perspectives in Photography

Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography


Theatrical and dance performances on the stage of St. Francis Auditorium :

11:00 am                     New Mexico School of The Arts

Noon                            The Pueblo of Pojoaque Youth Hoop Dancers

1:00 pm                       National Institute of Flamenco Niños Flamencos with live musical accompaniment by Teeños, vocalist Eva Encinias and guitarist Eloy Gonzales


Live music :

11:00 am Shiners Club Band performs a Tableau Vivant and playing early 20th century jazz.

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Mariachi Sonidos del Monte



3:00 pm Local dignitaries give a tribute to the Museum of Art and wish us a Happy 100th birthday.

3:30 pm Cake will be served outside of the Museum.


Free parking is available at both the City Convention Center and the PERA parking lot at 1120 Paseo de Peralta. The PERA parking lot will have a free shuttle to the Museum every fifteen minutes from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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Jami Porter Lara, LDS-MHB-9SBR-0917CE-01, 2017, pit-fired foraged clay, 18 × 8 × 8 in. Photograph courtesy of Peters Projects.
Marsden Hartley, El Santo, 1919, oil on canvas, 36 × 32 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Anonymous gift from a friend of Southwest art, 1919 (523.23P). Photograph by Blair Clark.
Laura Gilpin, Campo Santo at El Valle, 1961, gelatin silver print, 9 1/2 × 7 5/8 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Laura Gilpin, 1970 (3036.23PH). © Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
Museum of Art: View of Exterior Room from Internal Window, Museum of Art Courtyard Photo (2) : Courtesy NM Department of Cultural Affairs;
NMMoA Centennial logo - Color Square

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