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Dec 1, 2017
First Friday
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Enjoy extended hours at the museum when we are open from 5-7PM on the first Friday of the month

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Dec 2, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017
Young Native Artists Winter Show & Sale
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople.

Children and Grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the New Mexico History Museums’ Meem Community Room.

Free event

 

 

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Dec 2, 2017
Holiday Party
New Mexico Museum of Art

FOCA+P Exclusive Event

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Dec 3, 2017
First Sunday- NM residents Free
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Opening of Crafting Memory

New Mexico resident free day!

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Dec 3, 2017
Opening of Crafting Memory
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Art of Community in Peru

Opening events include live music by Barautanga and a reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

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Dec 3, 2017
Film THE MISSING w/ Producer Q&A and Apache Singers
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Showing @ 10am and again @ 1pm

Join us on the FREE FIRST SUNDAY for a screening of "The Missing," a 2003 Ron Howard film.

"In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo."

To learn more, visit THE MISSING on IMDB

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Dec 6, 2017
Christmas at the Bosque
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesday, December 6 from 4:30PM to 6:30pm enjoy Christmas at the Bosque at the Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial.  Listen to history unfold with December letters from the reservation. The evening includes supper and refreshments. 

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Dec 6, 2017
Brainpower & Brownbags
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
“Frere Arsene Brouard: New Mexico’s Forgotten Botanist”

Lecture by Dr. David Johnson, Professor Emeritus, College of Santa Fe

 

12:00 to 1:00pm, Auditorium, New Mexico History Museum

 

Free

Seating is limited/no food or beverage

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Dec 6, 2017
Library Open House
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gustave Baumann and printmaking in New Mexico

Drop in to the library any time from 1-4PM to read about Gustave Baumann and printmaking in New Mexico. The Museum’s Librarian/Archivist will be here to answer any questions and show you all the library has to offer. Free.

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Dec 8, 2017
Christmas at the Palace
New Mexico History Museum
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, a chance to operate an antique printing press, old fashioned activities, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus -- all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors. A free, family event. (Donations of non-perishable food welcomed.)

The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event. 

Enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave. The History Museum will remain closed during the event.

Free event

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Dec 8, 2017
 Live Music Groups Perform at Final Wild Music!! Event December 8
Museum of Natural History and Science
5:30 PM - 5:30 PM

(Albuquerque, NM) -- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will be filled with musical sounds on the evening of December 8.  Live musicians will perform in the final event associated with the museum’s current exhibition Wild Music: Songs & Sounds of Nature.Two groups will be sending joyous music throughout the museum.  The Young Musicians Initiative (YMI) will perform at 6 p.m. and de Profundis, an acapella men’s group, will sing at 8 p.m. in the atrium.

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Dec 8, 2017
Creative Mornings
New Mexico History Museum
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Why Context is King

Award-winning, nationally-recognized entrepreneur, editor, author, and columnist, Alan M. Webber joins the CreativeMornings crowd for coffee, networking and to address how in an age of blogs and tweets, context turns information into intelligence and transforms “the news” into meaning. That’s why context, not content, is king. Network while enjoying coffee and pastries courtesy of Iconik Coffee Roasters. To register for the December program, go to https://creativemornings.com/talks/alan-webber

Free event

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Dec 9, 2017
Light among the Ruins - Christmas Celebration
Jemez Historic Site
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The ruins of Giusewa Pueblo and San Jose de los Jemez Mission will be decorated with hundreds of farolitos.

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Dec 9, 2017
Counterculture: the Rise of Permaculture
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Gallery talk with Roxanne Swentzell

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.

Roxanne Swentzell is a member of the Naranjo family from the Santa Clara Pueblo of northern New Mexico. An internationally celebrated clay artist, Swentzell is also a pioneer in the permaculture movement intent on training younger Native Americans in Santa Clara and beyond to build hornos (adobe ovens), preserve seeds, select and cook native foods, and preserve the cultural attitudes that have sustained her people for millennia. She has been an activist on behalf of native cultural justice and is in the vanguard of today’s counterculture movement.

Free with admission. 

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Dec 9, 2017
Donation Drop off Day
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
for the 9th Annual Folk Art Flea

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Dec 9, 2017
Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Fort Selden Historic Site
Fort Selden Historic Site
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, December 9 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM enjoy Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Fort Selden Historic Site.  More than 800 luminarias will be lighted, with holiday music, a cozy campfire, and refreshments.  This is a fun night for the whole family.

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Dec 9, 2017
High Desert Harps Holiday Music
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Enjoy a special, holiday-themed performance by High Desert Harps in the Museum lobby. Free. 1 to 2.30pm

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Dec 10, 2017
Las Posadas
New Mexico History Museum
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The annual candle-lit procession of Las Posadas travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This version of an old Hispanic tradition, celebrated around the world, recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus—and includes innkeepers who deny the Holy Family a place of rest. You are invited to stay for carols, cookies and hot cider in the Palace Courtyard. Free.

The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event.

Free event

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Dec 10, 2017
EXHIBITION OPENING DAY Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

1pm and 3:15pm: Enjoy performances by Apache singers Deshava Apachee and Robert Muñiz


1:30pm and 3:30pm: Watch the Jicarilla Mundo Dancers


2pm: Lecture with Joyce Begay-Foss, Vernon Petago, and Vida Vigil (limited seating!)


The Museum of New Mexico Women’s Board will serve refreshments from 2 - 4pm, and as always, there is a children’s/family hands-on art activity.


About the exhibit:


The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will exhibit over 100 objects dating from the late 1880s to the present. Cultural objects will represent the lifeways of the different Apachean groups in New Mexico and Arizona. These cultural objects include basketry, beaded clothing, parfleche, hunting and horse gear.

These groups are: Jicarilla Apache, Mescalero Apache, Fort Sill Apache (Chiricahua), San Carlos Apache and White Mountain Apache.

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Dec 17, 2017
Families Make History Workshop
New Mexico History Museum
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

String theory isn’t always chaotic-come to our last program this year to create some exquisite geometric stars out of colored string and thread. They look complicated, but are easy and lots of fun to make. Experiment with different shapes and see what happens.

Seating and materials limited.

Free.

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Dec 17, 2017
Holiday Open House
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, and other holiday festivities 12-4pm

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Dec 19, 2017
Book-signing – “Natural History Collector: Hunt, Discover, Learn!”
Museum of Natural History and Science
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A Book Signing and celebration is planned for Tuesday, December 19th from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Meet the author, NM Museum of Natural History & Science museum Educator Michael Sanchez 

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Dec 20, 2017
Earth Dialogues : An Evening with N Scott Momaday and Robert Redford
New Mexico Museum of Art
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Moderated discussion with N. Scott Momaday and Robert Redford in the St. Francis Auditorium at 6 pm. Tickets are $12 and available at SANTAFECONNEXT.com.

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Dec 20, 2017
"Let’s Take a Look"
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
MIAC Curators Examine Your Objects

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them. They prefer to work with objects from the Southwest but are willing to take a look at anything that is brought in. If they can not identify an object an attempt will be made to find someone who can. Sometimes, the discussion among the curators may become as much or more informative than the identification of the artifact.

Curators cannot appraise any items but can refer you to resources that will.

For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look 

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Dec 21, 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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Dec 21, 2017
Young Explorers Winter Day Camp
Museum of Natural History and Science
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Young Explorers Winter Day Camp on Thursday, December 21st from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm will allow young collectors to learn more about collecting and displays,  get their complimentary book Natural History Collector: Hunt, Discover, Learn! signed by author Michael Sanchez and see behind the scenes collections at the museum.

 

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Dec 25, 2017
Museum Closed
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Christms Day

Museum Closed December 25

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