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Oct 1, 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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Oct 1, 2017
"Not Entirely Remote: New Mexican Colonial Hide Paintings at a Cultural Crossroads"
New Mexico History Museum
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Lecture by Kelly Donahue-Wallace, University of North Texas

 

The lecture considers the prints that served as sources of inspiration for the hide painters of eighteenth-century New Mexico. It considers how local artists came to use printed images in their work and how these paper objects both connected New Mexico to the rest of the Spanish empire and helped shape a distinctly local culture

Free with Admission

Auditorium

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Oct 1, 2017
Tom Lea & H.P. Mera at the Laboratory of Anthropology
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Documenting Pueblo Designs in the 1930s

This Free First Sunday program is offered in collaboration with the Tom Lea Institute (El Paso, TX) during its annual Tom Lea Month.

Lea spent almost three years in Santa Fe, and the surrounding area, in the early 1930s. One of his posts as a New Deal Works Progress Administration (WPA) artist was at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Laboratory of Anthropology, where he painted several hundred designs from half of the current extant Pueblos’ pottery collected through the Indian Arts Fund. H.P. Mera complemented the illustrations with short descriptions of the 10 Pueblos, with a significant focus on Zuni’s "Rainbird Design" and its influence in nearby Pueblos.

Speakers include Kathy Flynn of the New Deal Preservation Association and Dody Fugate, retired assistant curator at MIAC.

 

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Oct 3, 2017
Acoma Pueblo Treasures Tour
New Mexico History Museum
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Take a day-long insider’s tour of Acoma Pueblo and the Sky City Cultural Center & Haak’u Museum with the Friends of History.

Tour is limited

Fee includes roundtrip bus transportation, lunch, and tour fees.

Please call for reservations and further information.

Friends of History Hotline at:

505-982-7799 ext. 4.

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Oct 4, 2017
Brainpower & Brownbags
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
“Steel Gangs: Native American Railroad Workers”

Lecture by Fred Friedman, former Bureau Chief, Railroad Bureau, NM Department of Transportation

 

 Free

Seating is limited/no food or beverages please

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Oct 5, 2017
Discussion about Opals
Museum of Natural History and Science
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Thursday, October 5th, join Jayne Aubele, Geologist and Senior Educator, NMMNHS, for coffee, pastries, and an informal discussion about opals. Includes tour of the opal exhibit, from 9:30-11am.  $8 (10% discount for members.  Purchase tickets at NMnaturalhistory.org.

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Oct 5, 2017
Nasario remembers the Rio Puerco
New Mexico History Museum
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A special free Preview screening of the new hour-long documentary, Nasario remembers the Río Puerco. 

 

Free Auditorium event-No reservations

 No food or beverages please.

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Oct 6, 2017 - Oct 8, 2017
Into the Dinetah Labyrinth: Exploring Pueblo I and Navajo Archaeology
Office of Archaeological Studies

The Dinetah extends from Aztec in the north to Dulce in the south and is sandwiched roughly between US 64 on the east and US 550 on the west. The majority of the region is administered by the Bureau of Land Management, and the Dinetah may be the richest federal archaeological land holding in the United States. Hiking will not be strenuous but high clearance vehicles are recommended. We will be carpooling to all of the sites.

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Oct 6, 2017
A Mexican Century
New Mexico History Museum
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Prints from the Taller de Gráfica Popular

This exhibit features Mexican prints made by “the Peoples Graphic Workshop” from the collection of Senator Jeff and Anne Bingaman, along with other prints by contemporary artists working with the same commitment and passion for social justice. 

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Oct 6, 2017
$5 First Friday at NM Museum of Natural History & Science
Museum of Natural History and Science
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Last Chance to see one-of-a-kind The Wonderful World of Opals before it disbands

Just one month remains to see The Wonderful World of Opals at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.  This one-of-a-kind exhibit disbands after October 15.  It features cut and uncut stones from around the world, including Australia, Mexico, Ethiopia and Peru and a one-of-a-kind rough opal specimen from Australia that weighs over 160 pounds. The exhibit includes set opal jewels from guest curator Katherine Jetter’s own collection. The Australian born, Santa Fe based internationally recognized jewel designer is a GIA graduate gemologist and a leading expert in the opal industry for more than a decade.

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Oct 6, 2017 - Oct 7, 2017
Chinese Quilts & Textiles
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Trunk Show and Sale

Museum of New Mexico Foundation Gift Shops presents a special selection of quilts, textiles and handwoven cloth in conjunction with the exhibition, Quilts of Southwest China

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Oct 7, 2017
Lecture and Book signing by Paul Pletka
New Mexico History Museum
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
“Converging Rituals of Faith in the New World”

Santa Fe artist Paul Pletka will give a lecture based from his newly released book on Saturday, October 7, from 2:00-4:00PM. 

The focus of the talk is the syncretism that occurred when the culture of the Old World collided with that of the New World in the Americas, and how Pletka explores that theme in his paintings.

 

The lecture will be followed by a discussion with curator Andrew Connors of the Albuquerque Museum.  Following the discussion, Pletka will sign copies of his book, Paul Pletka: Imagined Wests by Amy Scott (Author) James K. Ballinger (Foreword), Paul Pletka (Contributor).

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Oct 7, 2017
Los Pleneros de la 21
National Hispanic Cultural Center
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Premiere Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena Ensemble Performs at the NHCC

Los Pleneros de la 21 (“LP21”), an Afro-Puerto Rican bomba and plena ensemble featuring musicians, dancers, and artisans, returns to New Mexico for a four-day National Performance Network (NPN) residency, Redobles de Cultura Boricua, which will include workshops and other activities as well as the group’s concert at the NHCC.  

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Oct 8, 2017
A Mexican Century
New Mexico History Museum
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Prints from the Taller de Gráfica Popular

New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman will speak on prints from his collection, followed by a talk on the Taller de Gráfica popular by Suzanne M. Schadl, PhD, Associate Professor and Curator of Latin American Collections, UNM Libraries.

New Mexico History Museum Auditorium

Free with admission 

Seating is Limited

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Oct 8, 2017
Film Screening of Peasant Family Happiness
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
with the filmmaker Dr. Jenny Chio, Emory University

The Labor of Leisure: Reconsidering the Work of Tourism in Rural Ethnic China

Film Screening of the documentary 农家乐 Peasant Family Happiness and a Public Talk with the filmmaker Dr. Jenny Chio, Emory University

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Oct 12, 2017
The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Secret Intelligence Perspective
New Mexico History Museum
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lecture by Bruce Held presented in partnership with RENESAN

October 2017 is the 55th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Bruce Held presents on the events during this afternoon lecture.

Many people know about the Thirteen Days, the dramatic story of how President Kennedy managed the crisis. This lecture provides a secret intelligence perspective on the two years that led up to the world’s closest brush with nuclear Armageddon. What did the CIA know? How and when did they know it? What did the US Government do?

Auditorium

$10.00 fee applies and registration is required: http://www.ssreg.com/renesan/classes/results.asp?cID=102450

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Oct 13, 2017
CreativeMornings with Tom Guralnick
New Mexico History Museum
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

CreativeMornings, a breakfast lecture series for the creative community hosted in over 160 cities around the world, tackles the global theme of “pioneer” with Jazz musician and Executive Director of the Outpost Performance Space, Tom Guralnick.

Enjoy some networking with other creative professionals before the talk, along with coffee and pastries courtesy of Iconik Coffee Roasters.

This event is free.

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Oct 14, 2017
New Buffalo and Beyond
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Gallery talk with Iris Keltz

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.

Iris Keltz, author of Scrapbook of a Taos Hippie, shares stories of living at New Buffalo and in the Taos area during the countercultural era.

“The whole name of New Buffalo means the buffalo sustained the Indians for many years and this is New Buffalo. We were going to be sustained by the earth. So, I think of all the communes New Buffalo was more interested in learning how to grow food and getting back to the land.” – Iris Keltz

 

Free with admission. 

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Oct 14, 2017
Prickly Pear Family Workshop
Museum of Natural History and Science
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Discover the Fall Garden with your child – Prickly Pear Harvest, Garlic Planting, Windmill Workings, Why Worms, Mulching Manners, and more!

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Oct 15, 2017
Families Make History Workshop
New Mexico History Museum
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Knot again! Macramé is the art and craft of decorative knotting. Pretend you are back in 1970 and master your own macramé choker. Beads optional.

Free.

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Oct 15, 2017
Film Screening & Talk
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Outsider: The Life and Art of Judith Scott

Reflections by Joyce Scott on her sister, Judith Scott, the film screening is followed by a book signing.

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Oct 18, 2017
Understanding Cultural Nuances: Milton Bluehouse, Jr.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friends of Indian Art Event

When is a pat on the shoulder more appropriate than a handshake? Why is it rude to maintain direct eye contact with certain tribal members? Milton Bluehouse, Jr. will help us understand better the inadvertent “faux pas” one culture may make when dealing with another -- without even realizing it.

Mr. Bluehouse is a Navajo tribal member from Ganado, Arizona. He specializes in tribal intergovernmental relations with federal and state governments with focus areas on the environment, natural resources, cultural/sacred sites, tribal consultation facilitation, and process design. Mr. Bluehouse has provided tribal intergovernmental and community relations training to over 5,000 state and federal employees.

Note: you must be an FIA member to attend events. Please visit the following link to join the group and enjoy a full calendar of events!

http://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-indian-art/

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Oct 19, 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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Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017
Fred Harvey Annual Weekend
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join us for our annual Fred Harvey weekend. This year’s program includes two days of lectures including a look into the Spanish Colonial materials of the Fred Harvey Fine Arts Collection housed at the Museum of International Folk Art; a talk by Fred Harvey descendant Dr. Charles Harvey; and a presentation with a first look into the Mary Colter jewelry and library collection held by Mesa Verde National Park presented by Stephen Fried, author of the best-selling book “Appetite for America.”

See full schedule of talks and times attached.

 

The talks are all free and open to the public, with limited seating. If you would like to reserve a seat, contact Meredith Davidson at Meredith.Davidson@state.nm.us

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Oct 20, 2017
"Spooky Salsa" Costume Party for Adults 21+ at NM Museum of Natural History & Science October 20
Museum of Natural History and Science
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Why let kids have all the fun this Halloween? Figure out a cosume, grab your partner and plan a night of ‘Spooky Salsa’ at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Adult Halloween party Friday, October 20th.Doors open for Spooky Salsa at 5:45pm. There will be Salsa lessons by Dance Instructor Karim Armazanduk for $5 per person from 6-6:45pm.  From 7:00pm through 11:00pm live music provided by the popular local Cuban-style salsa band, Son Como Son.

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Oct 21, 2017
Fiesta of Cultures
Coronado Historic Site
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come celebrate New Mexico’s diverse and unique cultures!

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Oct 21, 2017
Center for New Mexico Archaeology’s Annual Open House
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hands-on Family Activities, Demonstrations, and Tours

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s Archaeological Research Collection Staff and the Office of Archaeological Studies invites you to their annual open house for International Archaeology Day. Many of the day’s activities will be thematically in line with CNMA’s new exhibit “Points Through Time,” which focuses on projectile points in New Mexico. Tours of the facility, hands on activities, and live demonstrations will occur between 10am and 4pm.

This program is FREE.

CNMA is located at 7 Old Cochiti Road, which is located off of Caja Del Rio Road off the 599 bypass on the southwestern side of Santa Fe.

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Oct 21, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017
Laser Concerts Light Up Museum Planetarium October 21 – November 3, 2017
Museum of Natural History and Science

(Albuquerque, NM)  - Travel back to the sights and sounds of immortal musical groups, brought to life in laser light!  Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. Laser concerts light up the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science October 21-November 3. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.

“We are only able to bring laser concerts to the planetarium once a year, and this time we’re especially excited to have the shows during Halloween and be able to present laser images with a live band,” said Jim Greenhouse, the Museum’s Space Science Director.

For a few select evenings only, songs from the Beatles, U2, Led Zeppelin, and Metallica will be featured in dedicated shows along with compilation productions with tracks from classic rock, pop, and alternative bands.  Two albums of Pink Floyd will be presented in recorded shows, but on one very special night, Dark Side of the Moon will be performed live with the laser by the band Pink Freud, presented in partnership with AMP Concerts as part of the New Mexico Culture Squared initiative.

In the mornings at 11 a.m., two classic mythological stories will be told with laser light animation.  During the first week of the laser’s presentations, the story of Orion the Hunter’s epic battle with Scorpius will be expressed in exciting detail. During the second week, come back to hear the tale of Perseus and Andromeda’s defeat of the sea monster, Cetus.

Finally, each afternoon at 4 p.m., bring the kids after school for the fun, Halloween-themed show, Fright Light. Laser characters, beautiful abstract patterns, and music create a spine-tingling treat. The show features a variety of ghoulish classics, including Thriller by Michael Jackson, Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley, Iron Man by Black Sabbath, and Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters by Weird Al Yankovic.

Fright Light will also be shown at 8 & 9 p.m. during the Spooky Salsa event on October 20 and is included in event admission. The Halloween laser show will be offered at 3, 4 & 5 p.m. on October 31 along with fun, Halloween activities in front of the museum and in the atrium.

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Oct 21, 2017
Voice of the Past: Moonlight Tours Bring Historic Fort Selden Alive
Fort Selden Historic Site
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

(Santa Fe, NM) – Meet historic characters and hear ghost stories and legends of New Mexico by a cozy fire during Voices of the Past: Moonlight Tours at Fort Selden Historic Site. The fun begins at 6:00pm through 9:00pm on Saturday, October 21. Fort Selden is located 13 miles north of Las Cruces, exit 19, off I-25, Radium Springs.

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Oct 22, 2017
"Into the Future" Moves into the Past!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Last Day to View Contemporary Art exhibition

For more information on Into the Future, please visit the highly detailed exhibition page HERE

 

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Oct 22, 2017
"Contested Territory: Segesser II and Plains Indian Narrative Painting"
New Mexico History Museum
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Lecture by Gaylord Torrence, Senior Curator of American Indian Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Free 

Auditorium event-Bottled Water only

Seating is limited

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Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
1Earth Institute Cross-Cultural Open Dialogue Circle
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
with Mamo Calixto Suarez Villafane and Glenn Aparicio Parry, PhD

This program, which takes place on October 26, 28, and 29th is offered by the 1Earth Institute.

For full details, CLICK HERE, where you will find a detailed description and registration information.

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Oct 27, 2017
Tour Fort Stanton After Dark!
Fort Stanton Historic Site
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Get serious about being Spooky this Halloween

 For the first time ever, Fort Stanton Historic Site will open the main hospital building constructed in 1936 to the public. Members of the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society will be onsite to discuss their previous investigations at Fort Stanton.

 The Fort Stanton hospital tour is being offered during the upcoming Fort Stanton and Lincoln Historic Sites After Dark! These two one-of-a-kind nights are Friday, October 27 from 6-9pm at Fort Stanton After Dark! and, Saturday, October 28th from 6-9pm at Lincoln After Dark!

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Oct 28, 2017
Donation Drop off Day
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Supporting MOIFA

Volunteers will cheerfully accept your donation of gently used folk art items  (ceramics, ethnic apparel, jewelry, small furniture, framed art, sculpture, linens, masks, figurines) in exchange for a tax-deductible donation receipt  from 11AM to 2pm at the Museum of International Folk Art, on Museum Hill. If you have large items, or a lot to donate, please call the Folk Art Flea Hotline at 476-1201. 

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Oct 28, 2017
Tour Lincoln Historic Site After Dark!!
Lincoln Historic Site
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Get serious about being Spooky this Halloween

Saturday, October 28th from 6-9pm at Lincoln After Dark!

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Oct 29, 2017
Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
A FREE Seasonal celebration

Annual celebration of the duality of life and death. Altars, art making,  refreshments and music all FREE courtesy of the Friends of Folk Art of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation

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Oct 31, 2017
Spooky Science Halloween Afternoon at the Museum ! Laser Shows & Family Fun
Museum of Natural History and Science
12:00 PM - 5:00 AM

(Albuquerque, NM) -- Make this a Halloween to remember for more than just candy and costumes!  Spend Halloween afternoon at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and indulge in a little Spooky Science!

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