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Dec 2, 2018
Beading Demonstration #1
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
with Nina Sanders (Crow)

Join us for a final view of "Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West" and a beading demonstration by the talented Nina Sanders (Crow). Having worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the School for Advanced Research, and soon - as a curator at Chicago’s Field Museum, where she’ll work on decolonization and reinterpretation efforts for exhibits with Native American themes - Sanders is as popular an artist as she is an academic. She assisted curator Maxine McBrinn with the Stepping Out exhibition. 

As this is the first Sunday of the month, admission is free for all New Mexico residents!

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Dec 2, 2018
Making History
New Mexico History Museum
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Block Printing

Come learn about block printing and print out your own patterned wrapping paper.

Custom make your own to take home!

All ages welcome. NM residents free first Sunday of each month.

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Dec 2, 2018
First Sunday
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico residents are admitted free on the first Sunday of each month

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Dec 5, 2018
The New Deal in New Mexico: Preserving Hispano Culture Through Music & Lore
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Friends of History Lecture Series

Please join Jack Loeffler, Author, Aural Historian, and Radio Producer, and Frank McCulloch, Fine Artist and Folk Musician, for a free Auditorium talk, as part of our Friends of History Lecture Series.

Seating is limited-Bottled water only please

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Dec 7, 2018
First Friday Evening at the Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New Mexico residents enjoy free admission to the New Mexico Museum of Art with ID after 5:00 PM.

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Dec 7, 2018
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, 2018
Light Among the Ruins - at Jemez Historic Site
Jemez Historic Site
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 

WHAT: Light among the Ruins – Christmas Celebration.

WHERE: Jemez Historic Site, 18160 Hwy 4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025.

WHEN: Saturday, December 8, 5PM – 10PM.

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Dec 8, 2018
Holiday Concert
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Free performance by the High Desert Harp Ensemble

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Dec 9, 2018
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 9, 2018
Beading Demonstration #2
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
with Charlene Holy Bear (Standing Rock Lakota Sioux)

Join us for a final view of "Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West" and a beading demonstration by the renowned Charlene Holy Bear (Standing Rock Lakota Sioux). Recently featured by Vogue magazine with a pair of her popular beaded Vans sneakers, Holy Bear’s work is very collectible and in high demand. In addition to footwear, she also beads intricate dolls and creates beaded regalia for them to wear. 

 

 

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Dec 12, 2018
Pueblo Pottery Demonstration
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
with Martha Romero (Nambe Pueblo)

Our popular Pueblo Pottery Series continues with Martha Romero (Nambe). Pueblo Pottery demos take place in the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Buchsbaum Pottery Gallery. Don’t forget Wednesdays are free for seniors! 

A creative force in her life, Martha’s mother influenced her work from jewelry to pottery. She recalls her mother selling small drums, bears, and turtles under the Portal at the Palace of the Governors. "My heart has always belonged to my mother clay," she states. She has been working at the Poeh Center for 7 years and shows at Indian Market, MIAC’s Native Treasures, the Heard, and the New Mexico State Fair, where she’s won several prizes.

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Dec 12, 2018
Holiday Ornament Workshop #1
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Micaceous and Polymer Clay!

Join us for this ornament workshop - and the others listed on our calendar! Stop by any time between 10am and 2pm.

On this particular day, we’ll be using micaceous and polymer clay to create beautiful ornaments.

While this is a free activity, we have just one request of all participants: please make an ornament for MIAC, too! Our tree lighting is December 21, and we need ornaments to adorn the tree.

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Dec 13, 2018
Curator’s Coffee: The Legacy of Uranium Mining on Native American Lands in New Mexico
Museum of Natural History and Science
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Professor José Cerrato, will discuss the progress made by his research group in using laboratory and field measurements to understand the risks and remediation of former uranium mines on Navajo and Laguna Pueblo lands.

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Dec 14, 2018
Holiday Ornament Workshop #2
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Micaceous and Polymer Clay!

Join us for this ornament workshop - and the others listed on our calendar! Stop by any time between 10am and 2pm.

On this particular day, we’ll be using micaceous and polymer clay to create beautiful ornaments.

While this is a free activity, we have just one request of all participants: please make an ornament for MIAC, too! Our tree lighting is December 21, and we need ornaments to adorn the tree.

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Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
Astronomy Laser Show- Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
Museum of Natural History and Science
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing sound and images to envelope the audience. Experience a mythological legend told with laser-light animation. The story of Orion the Hunter’s epic battle with Scorpius will be expressed in exciting detail, preceded by a brief tour of the night sky.

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Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
Astronomy Laser Show- Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda
Museum of Natural History and Science
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing sound and images to envelope the audience. Experience a mythological legend told with laser-light animation. Hear the tale of Perseus and Andromeda’s defeat of the sea monster, Cetus, preceded by a brief tour of the night sky.

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Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
Holiday Laser Show
Museum of Natural History and Science
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring the kids after school for the fun, holiday-themed show, Laser Holidays 2. Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. Laser characters, beautiful abstract patterns, and music create a joyous treat.

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Dec 14, 2018
Original Holiday Laser Show
Museum of Natural History and Science
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Laser Family Night kicks off with a fun, holiday-themed show, Laser Holidays. This is the original holiday laser concert and features a somewhat different selection of songs from the Laser Holidays 2 show presented each afternoon at 4 p.m. Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. Laser characters, beautiful abstract patterns, and music create a joyous treat.

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Dec 14, 2018
Laser Concert- Laser Spirit
Museum of Natural History and Science
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Laser Family Night continues with a compilation of inspiring and patriotic songs. Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. Laser characters, beautiful abstract patterns, and music create a spirited treat.

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Dec 14, 2018
Laser Concert- Laser Tribute
Museum of Natural History and Science
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Laser Family Night continues with a compilation of works from artists who are no longer with us. Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. Laser characters, beautiful abstract patterns, and music bring back great hits

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Dec 15, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018
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.

Due to inclement weather, this event was moved from 12/1, 2 to 12/15 and 16.

Free event

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Dec 15, 2018
Live Laser Concert- Dark Side of the Moon Live by Pink Freud
Museum of Natural History and Science
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM

On this one very special night, experience Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon performed live by the band Pink Freud under choreographed laser images. Laser and planetarium projector light will fill the dome, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.

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Dec 15, 2018
Live Laser Concert- Dark Side of the Moon Live by Pink Freud
Museum of Natural History and Science
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

On this one very special night, experience Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon performed live by the band Pink Freud under choreographed laser images. Laser and planetarium projector light will fill the dome, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.

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Dec 16, 2018
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 16, 2018
Beading Demonstration #3
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
with Jhane Myers (Comanche / Blackfeet)

Join MIAC’s own Jhane Myers for her beading demonstration. A popular dancer, jeweler, Comanche language consultant, and film producer, Jhane’s dolls are some of her most coveted work. See Jhane in action during this intimate setting and see how she brings beads to life.

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Dec 16, 2018
Laser Concert- Laser Rock
Museum of Natural History and Science
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.

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Dec 16, 2018
Laser Concert- Led Zeppelin
Museum of Natural History and Science
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Travel back to the sights and sounds of Led Zeppelin, 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. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track. 

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Dec 16, 2018
Laser Concert- Rush 2112
Museum of Natural History and Science
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Travel back to the sights and sounds of Rush’s rock opera, 2112, 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. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.

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Dec 16, 2018
A Gathering of Voices
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Folk Art from the Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenburg Collection

Public Opening: Join us for Free admission, live music, hands-on art projects at the the opening of A Gathering of Voices: Folk Art from the Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg Collection.



  • Enjoy live jazz music by the Cyrus Campbell Group

  • Make festive candle holders with ceramic artists Mary Olson and Lucy Ranney

  • Refreshments by the Women’s Board of Museum of New Mexico, 2:00-4:00 pm

 

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Dec 18, 2018
Holiday Ornament Workshop #3
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Painted Gourds!

Join us for this ornament workshop - and the others listed on our calendar! Stop by any time between 10am and 2pm.

On this particular day, we’ll be painting gourds with artist Dominic Arquero (Cochiti Pueblo) to make beautiful ornaments.

While this is a free activity, we have just one request of all participants: please make an ornament for MIAC, too! Our tree lighting is December 21, and we need ornaments to adorn the tree.

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Dec 19, 2018
Holiday Ornament Workshop #4
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Corn Husk Dolls!

Join us for this ornament workshop - and the others listed on our calendar! Stop by any time between 10am and 2pm.

On this particular day, we’ll be using micaceous and polymer clay to create beautiful ornaments.

While this is a free activity, we have just one request of all participants: please make an ornament for MIAC, too! Our tree lighting is December 21, and we need ornaments to adorn the tree.

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Dec 19, 2018
New volunteer meet and greet
New Mexico Museum of Art
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The New Mexico Museum of Art is looking to recruit a few more volunteers for our upcoming docent training class. This informal get together is a great way to learn about opportunities at the museum and meet some of the staff and other volunteers.

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Dec 21, 2018
Museum Hill Holiday Stroll
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
MIAC Open House

Join us for what we hope will become an annual tradition on Museum Hill!

From 4 to 7pm, MIAC welcomes you - and your friends and family - to the Holiday Stroll.

All museums on the Hill will be open; here’s what you can anticipate at MIAC.



  • Performances by the Tewa Women’s Choir (5pm and 6pm)

  • Relaxing piano music by Renata Yazzie (5:30pm and 6:30pm)

  • Jemez Pueblo Buffalo Dancers (4pm and 5:30pm)

  • Ornament workshop for the whole family (4pm - 7:00pm)

  • Late shopping in the MIAC Museum Shop (4pm - 7:00pm)

  • Uniquely MIAC holiday refreshments

Please revisit this listing closer to the event in case the program changes in any way. We look forward to your visit!

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Dec 21, 2018
Laser Concert- The Beatles
Museum of Natural History and Science
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Travel back to the sights and sounds of the Beatles, 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. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track

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Dec 21, 2018
Laser Concert- Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon (Recorded Album)
Museum of Natural History and Science
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Travel back to the sights and sounds of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, 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. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.

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Dec 21, 2018
Laser Concert- Pink Floyd’s The Wall (Recorded Album)
Museum of Natural History and Science
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A majority of the songs from Pink Floyd’s The Wall will be 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. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track.

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Dec 21, 2018
2018 Winter Solstice Stroll on Museum Hill
Museum of International Folk Art
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
MOIFA welcomes you - and your friends and family - to Celebrate

 2018  1st Annual Winter Solstice Stroll on Museum Hill- Join us on Museum Hill as the museums stay open late, till 7pm, to celebrate the season on the winter solstice eve!

MOIFA, MIAC and MOSCA on the Hill will be open with Free admission. Enjoy the holiday season with family and friends while enjoying activities at the Museum of International Folk Art including:



  • Family Friendly Make and take your own farolito

  • Visit our mercado with handmade holiday gifts from local artisans and the museum shop, last minute gifts from $5.00 and up

  • Listen to Celtic Harp Duo, Linda Larkin and Claire Breitinger

  • Enjoy hot apple cider and home made biscochitos

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Dec 24, 2018 - Dec 25, 2018
Museum Closed
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will re-open on Wednesday, December 26.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

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Dec 25, 2018
Museum Christmas Holiday Closure
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Museum Christmas Holiday Closure 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Notice:The New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on Tuesday, December 25, only. We will re-open on Wednesday, December 26.

 

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

 

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Dec 25, 2018
Museum Closed
Museum of Natural History and Science
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History will be CLOSED on Tuesday, December 25th, 2018 and will reopen at 9am on December 26th.

 

Have a Happy Holiday!

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Dec 31, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019
Museum Closed
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art is closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. We will reopen on Wednesday January 2.

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