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Nov 28, 2018 - Nov 28, 2020
Public Tours of the Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tours are free with admission and offered daily. Led by volunteer guides, learn about highlights of the building and current exhibitions. Call 505-476-5063 to verify times.

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Oct 6, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
EXHIBITION OPENING!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Diego Romero Vs. the End of Art

Diego Romero vs. the End of Art will be a dynamic exploration of a Cochiti Pueblo artist’s journey through life as depicted through his work.  For decades, California born Cochiti potter Diego Romero has created renowned historical and autobiographical artworks. Acclaimed for his neo-Mimbres pottery illustrating Pueblo Indian history, his father’s Korean War stories, and his relationships with women, family, substances and art, Romero’s work lays bare the life of one Native artist and Native history.  The exhibition narrative will be a biographical and culture history in conjunction with a conflict against a shadowy figure known only as the End of Art. Throughout the exhibition video presentations will feature interviews with the artist and others detailing his path and the evolution of his art. This will be one of the largest assemblages of Romero’s ceramic works and his lesser known multi-media drawings. Per conversations with the artist, several family members will be included as part of his story and as necessary allies in his battle with the nebulous nemesis, the End of Art. In an effort to engage a younger audience and the non-traditional museum visitor, the catalog will be a hybrid of a traditional volume combined with elements of a graphic novel. This method will convey Romero’s stories of cultural and personal endurance. It is hoped that Native youth in particular will relate to their story through art.  The goals of this exhibition are to share Romero’s unique and engaging stories of life and struggle through a cultural and pop culture lens, and the visitor will learn of Native survival and ultimately celebration.

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Dec 14, 2019
Light Among the Ruins
Jemez Historic Site
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The ruins of Giusewa Pueblo and San José de los Jemez Mission will be decorated with hundreds of farolitos. Each evening’s program will include traditional Native American flute music and Jemez Pueblo dancers’ performing between two illuminating bon-fires. The Historic Site will also host an arts and crafts fair and have food available for purchase. Flash photography, drones, and alcohol are prohibited. Those planning on walking to and from the event are encouraged to bring a flashlight and wear reflective clothing. Tickets on sale now. https://www.ampconcerts.org/event/351599/light-among-the-ruins 

 

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Dec 14, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019
Young Native Artists Winter Show & Sale
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Plese note scheduled date change

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 Museum.

Free event

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Dec 14, 2019
Las Noches de Las Luminarias
Fort Selden Historic Site

Join us for this Southwest tradition as over eight hundred glowing candles surround the Fort ruins. Enjoy holiday music, a cozy campfire, and a warm cup of cheer as you tour the grounds. Make your own holiday decorations while you enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. Please dress warmly. Admission: $5 for adults. Children 16 and under are free.

Sponsored by the Museum of NM Foundation. Cash or checks only. Please call 575-202-1638 for more information.

NM I-25, Exit 19, Radium Springs – Follow the signs

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Dec 15, 2019
Nacimiento Open House with J. Paul Taylor
Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a fascinating afternoon as you view more than 185 nacimientos (nativity scenes) on display in the Taylor family home. This impressive collection and the open house have become a local holiday tradition. The home is located at 2346 Calle Principal on the Old Mesilla Plaza. Free to members of the Friends of the Taylor Family Monument. $5 for non-members. Sponsored by the Friends of the Taylor Family Monument and New Mexico Historic Sites.

For more information contact the Friends at ftfm.mesilla.nm@gmail.com or call 575-202-1638.

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Dec 15, 2019
Los Pastores de Belén
National Hispanic Cultural Center
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Los Pastores, the New Mexican Shepherds Play, was brought to New Mexico in 17th century from Spain. The play follows the adventures, antics, and battles of shepherds, angels, and devils.

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Dec 17, 2019
Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Museum of International Folk Art
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

At Santa Fe Southside Library:

Tuesday Dec. 17th – Peruvian Retablos

Join us for free folk art family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please take note of the specific dates and activities. All events take place from 3:30-4:30pm.

Produced In Partnership with Museum of International Folk Art and Santa Fe Public Library. For more information, please contact Kemely Gomez at 505-476-1215.

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Dec 17, 2019
Ornament Workshop #3
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Evergreen and Berry Wreaths

Join us for our ornament workshops, a perennial favorite among visitors and locals alike!

On December 10, attendees will paint on pre-fired micaceous clay shapes, including bells and stars. 

On December 12, attendees have a second chance to paint pre-fired micaceous clay shapes.

On December 17, attendees will work with vine wreaths, evergreens, and berries to create a festive holiday decoration.

Finally, on December 19, attendees will work with stamped tin to create an ornament.

These are family-friendly workshops, so bring the kids or grandkids! Adults without children are welcome to participate.

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Dec 18, 2019
Let’s Take a Look!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
MIAC Curators Examine Your Treasures

MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesday of each month awaiting whatever treasures may walk through the door. This is your opportunity to bring a family heirloom, something special from your collection, or a piece you know nothing about. Naturally, they prefer items from the American Southwest (in keeping with the museum’s focus), but they will check out anything you bring in.

Federal law prohibits curators from "appraising" any items, but they will direct you to appropriate resources. For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look.

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Dec 18, 2019
Inspired By Nature: Holiday Ornament Painting
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Join the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science for a unique holiday event.

Paint a gourd harvested from our own Sandia Mountain Natural History Center for the holidays.

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Dec 19, 2019
Ornament Workshop #4
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stamped Tin Designs

Join us for our ornament workshops, a perennial favorite among visitors and locals alike!

On December 10, attendees will paint on pre-fired micaceous clay shapes, including bells and stars. 

On December 12, attendees have a second chance to paint pre-fired micaceous clay shapes.

On December 17, attendees will work with vine wreaths, evergreens, and berries to create a festive holiday decoration.

Finally, on December 19, attendees will work with stamped tin to create an ornament.

These are family-friendly workshops, so bring the kids or grandkids! Adults without children are welcome to participate.

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Dec 20, 2019
Creative Mornings
New Mexico History Museum
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Global Theme: Silence

Please join Cinematographer and drone pilot, Luke Fitch who will address the global theme of Silence. 

Free event. Morning refreshments provided by Iconik Coffee Roasters.

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Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019
NHCC and Festival Ballet Albuquerque Present The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment
National Hispanic Cultural Center

7 pm—Friday, Saturday & Sunday 2 pm—Saturday & Sunday

Festival Ballet Albuquerque, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells and full live orchestra under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, presents an original production, The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment. The beloved holiday classic comes to life in territorial New Mexico, with surprises including Spanish dancers, southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, a lively fandango, and a storyteller doll with children, in addition to traditional favorites such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snowflakes, and Flowers. The perfect holiday treat for the whole family!

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Dec 22, 2019
Holiday Open House
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Puppet plays, art activities, photos with Santa Claus, and other holiday festivities from 12-4pm.

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Dec 25, 2019
Museum Christmas Holiday Closure
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, and beautiful holiday season!

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Dec 31, 2019
Travel the Hispanic World on New Year’s Eve
National Hispanic Cultural Center
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the National Hispanic Cultural Center by touring 12 stations with interactive activities.  

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Jan 1, 2020
Museum New Year’s Holiday Closure
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Notice:The New Mexico History Museum will be closed for New Year’s Day on Wednesday, January 01, 2020 only. We will re-open on Thursday, January 02, 2020.

 

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

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Jan 5, 2020
Family Mornings at Folk Art
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Family Programming

Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for our all-ages program featuring storytime, hands-on art activities and explorations in the galleries.

 FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund

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Jan 12, 2020
Exhibit Opening - From Combat to Carpets: The Art of Afghan War Rugs
Museum of International Folk Art

War rugs “are the production of women artists, and of communities speaking globally not just locally,” said co-curator Annemarie Sawkins. “War rugs reflect Afghanistan’s historic and modern place as a busy cultural crossroads. They reveal the observant and innovative nature of the people who produced them.” Afghan “war rugs” gained international attention following the Soviet invasion of 1979 when millions of refugees fled to neighboring Pakistan and Iran. Join us for a special version of this traveling show including pieces from the MOIFA collection.

1:00 pm -  Talk by curator Annemarie Sawkins

2:00 pm - Refreshments provided by the Women’s Board.


Image: Rug with Map of Afghanistan, Unidentified artist;Knotted wool, Baghlan (Afghanistan), Acquired in Peshawar (Pakistan), 1998. Credit: Image courtesy of Annemarie Sawkins and Enrico Mascelloni


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Jan 21, 2020 - Feb 4, 2020
Inside Opera Workshop Series
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Il Postino

Join us for our second year of “Inside Opera”—a workshop series presented by the NHCC in partnership with Opera Southwest.  This year the opera is “Il Postino” and each workshop will focus on a different element of the performance. Those who attend at least two of the three workshops will receive half-price tickets to the show.  

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Jan 24, 2020
New Mexico Jazz Latino Orchestra
National Hispanic Cultural Center

8 pm

In their fourth performance at the NHCC, the New Mexico Jazz Latino Orchestra will again present a two-part show featuring an opening set of straight-up Latin jazz and a second set fusing the folkloric rhythms of Colombia with jazz elements and showcasing the versatility of the group’s musicians. The 13-piece ensemble seeks to showcase the great musical talents of artists who are now New Mexico residents, while bringing in international guest artists to introduce audiences to traditional instrumentation and rhythms from Latin America and demonstrate how jazz fusion can provide a harmonious and exciting blend of ancestral and contemporary tones.

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Feb 2, 2020
Museum of International Folk Art’s Annual Lunar New Year Celebration
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and celebrate Asian New Year traditions with the whole family at the Museum of International Folk Art’s Annual Lunar New Year Celebration! Fun for all ages. Free Admission



  • Lion Dance performance and parade at 1:30 and 3:30 pm

  • Japanese Taiko Drumming performances by Smokin’ Bachi at 2:00 and 3:00 pm

  • Hands on art making

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Mar 21, 2020
New Mexico Art Auction
Coronado Historic Site
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Made in New Mexico” from all cultures art auction of old and new pottery, furniture, glass, paintings, textiles, toys, musical instruments, sculptures and much more. All profits go to support Kuaua Pueblo at Coronado Historic Site. Sponsored by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site, the event will start with a preview of auction items between 9 AM and noon. The auction begins at 1 PM. Call 505-867-5351 for more information.

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Apr 18, 2020
Star Gazing in Jemez
Jemez Historic Site
7:00 PM - 10:01 PM

View the cosmos through multiple telescopes and listen to Native American storytelling, while exploring Jemez Historic Site after dark. Art and food will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 per person at the door. Cash is preferred. Profits from the event will support ruin preservation and exhibit renovations at the Jemez Historic Site. Call 575-829-3530 for more information.

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