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Aug 1, 2017
Arts Alive August 1 & 3
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
FREE hands-on Workshops for ages 3 to 103

A collaborative summer program at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden and the Museum of International Folk Art providing free hands on workshops for ages 3 to 103.

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Aug 2, 2017
Brainpower & Brownbags
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Swastika in New Mexico Culture and History

Lecture by Dr. Richard Melzer, Regents Professor of History, University of New Mexico, Valencia

Auditorium

Free event

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Aug 2, 2017
Flamenco En Vivo
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Live Guitar in the Gallery

In the Hispanic Heritage Wing

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Aug 4, 2017
August 4 - $5 First Friday Focus on The Great American Eclipse
Museum of Natural History and Science
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

(Albuquerque, NM) --- On August 4, get ready for The Great American Eclipse at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) during $5 First Friday. On Monday, August 21, an eclipse of the sun can be seen across the entire United States. For most of the country, including New Mexico, the eclipse will be partial. This means only part of the sun’s surface will be blocked by the moon and there will be no point during which it will be safe to look at the sun without proper eye protection. The only place where it will be safe to view the sun directly will be a relatively narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina, and then only for a little over two minutes while the sun is totally eclipsed.

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Aug 4, 2017
Breakfast with the Curators
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
with C. L. Kieffer at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology

Enjoy breakfast on-site at the CNMA (7 Old Cochiti Road) followed by a pointed discussion about arrowheads with archaeological research collections manager C. L. Kieffer. Then, explore MIAC’s collection of projectile points.

Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best.

To register, purchase tickets at the MIAC front desk with cash or check, or telephone 505-476-1269 to use a credit card.

$35 per person ($30 for MNMF members) includes full breakfast and museum admission.

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Aug 4, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017
Old Lincoln Days
Lincoln Historic Site

Join us for Old Lincoln Days 2017! The weekend will be filled with a variety of activities highlighting Lincoln’s unique and storied past. 

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Aug 4, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017
Pop Up Shop
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
in conjection with the Quilts of Southwest China

Textiles that cover beds, heads, floors, walls and babies.

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Aug 5, 2017
Archaeology Lecture with Leon Natker
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Chupadero Black-on-White: Communities of Practice, Kinship, and the Chacoan Zeitgest

The transmission of knowledge, and how it implicates the structure of a society and individual agency, has been a focus of recent social science research. In archaeology, the use of practice theory, to reconstruct the communities of practice which created the material culture of the prehistoric societies being studied, has become a means of investigating social identity.

Chupadero Black-on-white, produced in central and southeast New Mexico, was possibly the longest lived of all the Black-on-white wares, manufactured from AD 1050/1100 to 1550 and extensively exchanged. Yet for all of its longevity and ubiquity in the Southwest, the design style, based on rim morphology and painted decoration remain constant. In this research, I conduct an attribute analysis of the decorative design and technological style of Chupadero in order to assess to what degree, if any, change in style occurs. I explore the areal dimensions of this long term production and the long distance exchange of Chupadero Black-on-white. I then discuss the implications for the communities of practice and the agency of the people who produced Chupadero starting in the late Pueblo II period. Finally, I discuss the implications of the kinship-mode of production of this ware in the context of exchange in the greater Southwest.

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Aug 6, 2017
First Sunday- NM residents Free
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico resident free day!

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Aug 6, 2017
Sunday Fun Day for Families
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enjoy Scavenger hunt with prizes, fun interactive drawing activities designed for all ages while exploring the Museum’s summer exhibitions. Art materials provided by museum. Children must be chaperoned by adult.  Included with cost of Museum Admission. 16 and under are always free

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Aug 6, 2017
"The Hidden Circuits of Indigenous Computer Labor: A Photographic History of The Navajo Fairchild Ladies of Shiprock, New Mexico"
New Mexico History Museum
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lisa Nakamura, Professor of American Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

From 1965-1976 the Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation employed almost a thousand Navajo women and men in a state of the art plant on a Navajo reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico.  This talk uses previously unpublished photographic images from the archives of Henry Mahler, an industrial photographer who worked on site in Shiprock, to illustrate how women of color were incorporated into early discourses about gender in the digital industries.


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Aug 6, 2017
Electronic Textiles: Making Simple Circuits
New Mexico History Museum
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn the basics of electricity, simple circuitry, and sewing during this introduction to electronic textiles. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own custom light up textile with conductive thread and sewable LED’s using patterns from circuit boards and Navajo textiles as inspiration.

Recommended for 9 years and older. Space limited, for reservations call 505-476-5087.

Free with admission to museum.

The workshop is filled and no longer taking reservations.

 

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Aug 8, 2017
Arts Alive August 8 & 10
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
FREE hands-on Workshops for ages 3 to 103

A collaborative summer program on Museum Hill at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden and the Museum of International Folk Art.

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Aug 8, 2017
Suspension of Belief: Why I Don’t Believe Mesa Verde became Tewa
Office of Archaeological Studies
Brown Bag Talk

Dr. Eric Blinman will present a lecture on his theory countering the current idea that the modern Tewa-speaking people migrated, en masse, from the Mesa Verde region of Colorado.

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Aug 11, 2017
Ice Cream Social
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Sponsored by the Santa Fe Espresso Company / Häagen-Daz on the Santa Fe Plaza, visitors are invited to enjoy free ice cream in the courtyard of the Museum of Art. Included with cost of admission.

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Aug 11, 2017
Summer Salon
New Mexico Museum of Art
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Engage in sketching and drawing with the guidance of local artists. Included with cost of Museum Admission.

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Aug 11, 2017
Breakfast with the Curators
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
with Frank Buffalo Hyde, Courtney Leonard, Cannupa Haska, and Carmen Selam

Join featured artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga / Nez Perce), three contemorary Native artists - Courtney Leonard, Cannupa Hanska, and Carmen Selam - and curator Valerie Verzuh for breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe, a brief tour of I-Witness Culture, and a panel moderated by Hyde about the current state of the contemporary Native art market.

Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best.

To register, purchase tickets at the MIAC front desk with cash or check, or telephone 505-476-1269 to use a credit card.

$35 per person ($30 for MNMF members) includes full breakfast and museum admission.

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Aug 11, 2017
Local Coloring
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Opening Reception/Book Release

Axle Contemporary, the mobile gallery, will be parked outside of the New Mexico Museum of Art to open this exhibition of drawings by 67 New Mexico artists illustrating stories by 5 New Mexico writers.

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Aug 12, 2017
My journey with Nanao Sakaki
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Gallery talk by John Brandi

Join the New Mexico History Museum every second Saturday of the month from June-February for a presentation and conversation-style gallery talk in conjunction with the current exhibit, Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest.

John Brandi shares the history of his friendship with Japanese poet Nanao Sakaki. Good friends with Gary Snyder and Allen Ginsberg, Sakaki was encouraged by them to travel to the US, and in 1971 he was drawn to northern New Mexico where he ended up living in a school bus below Taos Mountain. Sakaki’s poetry is marked by humor and appreciation for a simple lifestyle, the embodiment of unconventional wisdom and spirited non-conformism. Brandi, founder of Tooth of Time Books, published Sakaki’s first major collection poetry, "Real Play" and will speak about Sakaki’s poetry and role as a countercultural literary icon. 

 

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Aug 13, 2017
Pueblo Independence Day
Jemez Historic Site
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Come join us for our 14th annual commemoration of Pueblo Independence Day.

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Aug 13, 2017
Film Screening with Jock Soto (Navajo)
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Film screening with Jock Soto (Navajo), one of the most influential modern ballet dancers. Water Flowing Together is an intimate portrait of this remarkable American artist and will be followed with Q&A. Run time 57 mins. Free with Museum admission.

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Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017
Native Cinema Showcase
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Welcome to the annual event where the National Museum of the American Indian brings the best of Native American filmmaking beyond our locations in Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Native American Showcase hosts complimentary screenings at the New Mexico History Museums Auditorium, and on Saturday Night at the Santa Fe Railyard Park.

For film locations and showtimes, please visit

http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/national-museum-american-indian-s-2017-native-cinema-showcase-returns-new-mexico-17th-year

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Admission is free/Seating is limited

No food or Beverages allowed in the NMHM Auditorium. Bottle water only please.

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Aug 17, 2017
Free Kundalini Yoga at the New Mexico History Museum
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Bring your mat, your mind and your body for a free monthly third Thursday Kundalini yoga class in conjunction with Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest. As was taught by Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini yoga is an ancient technology of developing harmony in body, mind and spirit through gentle yogic stretches, energizing breathing and calming meditation. Classes are free (donations welcome), open to everybody and fun. Please bring a mat or a blanket to the Meem Community Room and arrive at least 5-10 minutes before class begins.

Classes taught by Kirpal S. Khalsa an accredited Kundalini Yoga Trainer, Minister of Sikh Dharma and involved member of the Espanola Sikh Community.

No registration required.

Questions? Email  drkripalsingh@yahoo.com

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Aug 17, 2017
Living Treasures Exhibition Reception at Roundhouse
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join past and current MIAC Living Treasures for a reception on the fourth floor of the State Capital - in the Governor’s Gallery, where Living Treasures A Celebration of Vision is on display.

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Aug 17, 2017
Traditional Hopi kachina carving presentation
Office of Archaeological Studies

Hopi kachina carvers from the Third Mesa village of Hotevilla will be giving a day-long demonstration at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology highlighting their traditional methods of carving. The carvers will give presentations on the types of materials they use, the manner in which they collect their materials, how they work, and the symbolism and meaning behind their carvings. The presentation is free, however, seating is limited.

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Aug 17, 2017
"Resurgence" with Dr. Taiaiake Alfred, (Kahnawáke)
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Indigenous Peoples, Settlers, and Decolonization

Join us for an evening with Taiaiake Alfred, from the Kahnawáke nation in Canada. Taiaiake is an internationally recognized Kanien’kehaka professor at the University of Victoria.

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Aug 18, 2017
Breakfast with the Curators
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
with Charles King, Eric Dobkin, and Nathan Youngblood

Join author Charles King, collector Eric Dobkin, and artist Nathan Youngblood (Santa Clara), collaborators on Sporken Through Clay: Native Pottery of the Southwest - The Eric Dobkin Collection. After breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe, King and Youngblood will offer a short presentation and book signing.

Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best.

To register, purchase tickets at the MIAC front desk with cash or check, or telephone 505-476-1269 to use a credit card.

$35 per person ($30 for MNMF members) includes full breakfast and museum admission.

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Aug 19, 2017
Ulysses Reid traditional pottery firing demonstration
Office of Archaeological Studies

Ulysses Reid of Zia Pueblo will demonstrate traditional Zia Pueblo pottery making and firing methods at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA) beginning on Saturday, August 19 at 9am. Ulysses will continue this two-day workshop on the following day, Sunday, August 20th. This is a free event and will certainly be popular so make sure to arrive early to secure a place at the demonstration site on the north end of the CNMA building.

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Aug 20, 2017
Families Make History
New Mexico History Museum
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

During Santa Fe Indian Market, come inside and learn about the craft of finger weaving. Practiced by Southeastern U.S. tribes and indigenous communities in Mexico, these colorful pulseras became popular as friendship bracelets.

Seating and materials are limited.

Free.

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Aug 22, 2017
Variation in Earth’s Magnetic Field Strength and Direction As Seen in the American Southwest
Office of Archaeological Studies
Brown Bag Talk

Over the past six decades, a number of scientists have devoted their careers to collecting and measuring the magnetic properties of archaeological burned sediments, such as hearths, bricks, kilns, and pottery. The resulting data show that the Earth’s magnetic field has varied significantly over the last 2000 years. This rich archaeomagnetic database is now being integrated into global models of the Earth’s field, strengthening both the geophysical models and the archaeologists’ ability to use geomagnetic variation as a dating technique.

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Aug 25, 2017
Music at the Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jesse Vernier

Jesse Venier: Romantic Guitar plays Hollywood Theme songs

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Aug 25, 2017
Breakfast with the Curators
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
with education director and curator Joyce Begay-Foss (Diné)

Enjoy breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe with education director and curator Joyce Begay-Foss (Diné), followed by a preview of stunning objects from Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans, opening December 10. This rare opportunity to visit MIAC’s collections will be popular - so reserve early!

Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best.

To register, purchase tickets at the MIAC front desk with cash or check, or telephone 505-476-1269 to use a credit card.

$35 per person ($30 for MNMF members) includes full breakfast and museum admission.

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Aug 27, 2017
Exhibition Opening Celebration
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West

Drop by MIAC and step into Stepping Out, our newest exhibition! Including, sandals, moccasins, and other Native footwear, this is a colorful and insightful exhibition about the last 10,000 years of "Walking the West."



  • Enjoy yucca sandal, moccasin, and beadwork demonstration

  • Show off your shoes! Wear your flip flops, mocs or sneakers ‘n socks. An online album will be created to commemorate the exhibit kick off

  • Get hands-on and make your own mini mocs

  • Native dance performance

  • Refreshments and food provided by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico

Admission to exhibition and events is by Museum admission. Admission information available here.

 

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Aug 27, 2017
Reading and Book Signing
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Local Coloring

The reading and book-signing of Axle Contemporary’s newest publication, Local Coloring, is being hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Art, in conjunction with the exhibition, Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum.

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Aug 28, 2017 - Oct 2, 2017
Clay Science at the Museum
Museum of Natural History and Science
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Geology of Clay Adult Class

Clay Science at the Museum 

Explore the Science while you create with clay!  Every Monday.

3 Fall Sessions of Clay Science at the Museum are available for registration at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/17643.  

•Session I Geology of Clay shows why clay acts the way it does, exploring minerals and muds.’  

 

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Aug 28, 2017 - Oct 2, 2017
Clay Science at the Museum
Museum of Natural History and Science
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Geology of Clay Children’s Class

Clay Science at the Museum  

Let your kids explore the Science while they create with clay! Every Monday!  3 Fall Sessions of Clay Science at the Museum are available for registration at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/17643. Session I –Geology of Clay shows why clay acts the way it does, exploring minerals and muds. 

 

 

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Aug 30, 2017
Flamenco En Vivo
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Live Flamenco Guitar in the Gallery

Enjoy live Flamenco guitar in the gallery

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Aug 31, 2017
Lecture with Dr. Marsha MacDowell
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
in conjection with the Quilts of Southwest China

Stitching Together Quilts of Southwest China: The Making of a Bi-National Exhibition

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