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Jun 17, 2022 - Mar 12, 2023
"Chocolate: The Exhibition" opens at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

“Chocolate: The Exhibition” is nearly ready to open at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS), and we will have a few new treats for you to explore once it does. 

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Jul 22, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023
Transgressions & Amplifications: Mixed Media Photography of the 1960s and 1970s
New Mexico Museum of Art
A lecture by curator Katherine Ware

Join us for a lecture by Katherine Ware on the eve of her official exhibition opening, with refreshments by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico, July 22, 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave. Free admission

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Sep 22, 2022 - Dec 1, 2022
Ranger-Guided Tour
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner
at Bosque Redondo Memorial

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Bosque Redondo Memorial’s new exhibit? Have you ever wanted to know more stories about the Diné (Navajo) and Ndé (Mescalero Apache)? Join Ranger Lily this fall for a guided tour of the new permanent exhibition at Bosque Redondo Memorial. The weekly tours will start on Thursday, September 22 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m and will end Thursday December 1, 2022. We hope to see you there! This tour is included in general admission. $7/adult. Free for children 16 and under. Please call 575-355-2573 for more information.

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Oct 3, 2022 - Oct 7, 2022
Gravity-defying planetarium show comes to NMMMHS during Balloon Fiesta
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

New Mexico residents and visitors will have a new way to explore the skies during the week of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, as the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) hosts Part 2 of the gravity-defying planetarium show Over New Mexico and the Southwest! 

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Oct 5, 2022
Friends of History Wednesday Lecture Series
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Adelina Nina Otero-Warren: Sufragista and Advocate for New Mexicans

Please join Anna M. Nogar, Professor of Hispanic Southwest Studies with the University of New Mexico’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese, as she shares on Ms. Otero-Warren’s life as a suffragette, education champion, cultural preservation advocate, business woman, and author, as part of our ON-LINE Friends of History lecture series.

 

Online event, Register here:

https://friendsofhistorynm.org/event/adelina-nina-otero-warren-sufragista-and-advocate-for-new-mexicans/

Donations welcome

Photo credit: Nina Otero-Warren, c.1922, Bain News Collection,                                                                            Library of Congress.

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Oct 7, 2022
First Friday-Santa Fe H.S. Choir
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The Santa Fe High School Choir program will be debuting their first concert of the season. 4 choirs will be represented, including the Demon Choir, Vox 25, Bel Canto, and Caballeros. The performance in the New Mexico Museum of Art’s St. Francis Auditorium will be from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.   This is the inaugural performance in the Museum’s First Friday High School Performing Arts Initiative. Look for the Capitol High School Guitar Ensemble in March of 2023.


 

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Oct 8, 2022
Ghosts of the Past: Death in New Mexico
Fort Selden Historic Site
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Visit Fort Selden Historic Site to step into the past. Go on a moonlit tour of the site and meet people of the past and learn about how they lived, and how they died. Meet one of Pancho Villa’s soldiers, a curandera, hear about tuberculosis in New Mexico, mine disasters, and more!

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Oct 9, 2022
MAKE & TAKE @ MOIFA
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for art in the atrium on Sunday with art projects, coloring sheets, and self-guided treasure hunts. Add to your explorations at MOIFA with fun collection-inspired bilingual art kits, facilitated by our fantastic MOIFA docents.  

Museum admission is always free for Kids and Members, program included with admission. 

This month’s themes:



  • Sunday, October 2nd – Animals in Folk Art! 

  • Sunday, October 9th – Animals in Folk Art! 

  • Sunday, October 16th - Make a Paper Ofrenda!

  • Sunday, October 23rd - Make a Paper Ofrenda!

 

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Oct 12, 2022
Pottery Demonstration: Thomas Natseway (Laguna Pueblo) and Charmae Sheilds Natseway (Acoma Pueblo)
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for an interactive demonstration with Thomas Natseway (Laguna Pueblo) and Charmae Shields Natseway (Acoma Pueblo). See their process with clay, chat with them about their artistic trajectory, and see the exhibit!


These programs are made possible through generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Oct 14, 2022
El Rancho de las Golondrinas under consideration for inclusion in State Register of Cultural Properties
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

The New Mexico Historic Preservation Division (NMHPD) is excited to announce that El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum that spans around 230 acres in Santa Fe County, is under consideration to be added to the State Register of Cultural Properties. 

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Oct 15, 2022
Ranger-Guided Tour
Fort Selden Historic Site
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Ranger Mike for a guided tour of the Fort Selden ruins. Explore 1400 years of history from the Mogollon to the Spanish and the American military. Tour included in general admission. 

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Oct 15, 2022
Ranger-Guided Tour
Fort Selden Historic Site
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Ranger Flo for a guided tour of the Fort Selden ruins. Explore 1400 years of history from the Mogollon to the Spanish and the American military. Tour included in general admission. 

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Oct 15, 2022
Folk Art Flea Donation Days
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Bring your tax-deductible folk art donations to the rear parking lot at MOIFA, 706 Camino Lejo, or call 505-476-1201 to make other arrangements.

Donating to the Folk Art Flea is the perfect way to share your gently used folk art treasures, get a tax credit, and benefit a great cause. All proceeds support the education programs and world class exhibitions at the museum.

For more information about the activities of the Friends of Folk Art, click here.

 

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Oct 15, 2022
Celebrate the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s unique “Fronteras del Futuro” exhibition with a catalog release party on Oct. 15
National Hispanic Cultural Center

Mingle with other art-lovers and pick up a copy of the catalog for the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s (NHCC) groundbreaking Fronteras del Futuro: Art in New Mexico and Beyond at the NHCC’s Catalog Release Party on Saturday, Oct. 15! 

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Oct 16, 2022
Public Talk - Masters of Monsters: The Tradition of Horror in Japanese Folklore and Manga
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us at MOIFA to jump deep into Yokai, J-horror, and all things spooky with Zack Davisson, Writer, Translator, Folklorist; as he shares the world of " Masters of Monsters: The Tradition of Horror in Japanese Folklore and Manga." Book signing to follow the talk. Free Talk with Museum Admission. Before the talk, get ready for Halloween and make your own Yokai mask from 12noon-2pm in our Atrium.

To request ASL interpretation please contact patricia.sigala@state.nm.us, by Oct. 9th.

From the ancient weird energy of mononoke to the rise of yokai in the Edo period, Japanese storytellers have a well of frights to draw on. Kabuki artists like Tsuruya Namboku IV spun ancient folklore into modern stories. Ukiyo-e artists like Yoshitoshi Tsukioka amped up the gore and writers like Ryunosuke Akutagawa refined the shock into terror.This is the inheritance of horror that modern manga artists have continued to build upon. ‘Ge-Ge-Ge no Kitaro’ artist Shigeru Mizuki was one of the first to use Japan’s folkloric past in manga, followed by second-wave artists like Hideshi Hino and Tsunezo Murotani and modern artists like Junji Ito. Learn more about this legacy of horror!

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Oct 16, 2022
Here, Now and Always: Community, Art and Storytelling through Large-Scale Puppetry
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join MIAC for this unique performance, happening on Milner Plaza on Museum Hill and within the Here, Now and Always gallery. FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.

Created in collaboration with MIAC staff and curators, students and faculty from the Institute of American Indians Arts (IAIA) have developed a large-scale puppet performance in response to the reimagined version of MIAC’s core exhibition, Here, Now and Always.

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Oct 19, 2022
Let’s Take a Look
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

MIAC staff are returning to the museum’s lobby to look at your treasures for "Let’s Take a Look". Bring a weaving, ceramic, piece of jewelry (or something else!) to our in-person meeting, and curator of ethnology Tony Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo) and MIAC assistant curator, Lillia McEnaney. 

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Oct 19, 2022
Painted Reflections Lecture Series: Clarence Cruz (Ohkay Owingeh) and Dr. Joe Traugott
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Clarence Cruz is a traditional pottery artist who incorporates incised designs in the typical Ohkay Owingeh micaceous clay styles. He is known for using traditional methods to make authentic museum-quality pottery, and for teaching pottery-making to students of all backgrounds. Cruz is an assistant professor of ceramics at the University of New Mexico, and he will be in conversation with Dr. Joseph traugott, co-curator of Painted Reflections.

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Oct 21, 2022
Organ Concert: Featuring Damin Spritzer
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us for a concert with acclaimed organist Damin Spritzer on the Frederick R. Haas Pipe Organ in the historic St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art. The concert will include pieces by Pierre Kunc, René Louis Becker, William Grant Still, Mary Howe, and other notable composers.

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Oct 23, 2022
Opening Exhibition
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II

Please join The New Mexico History Museum for the opening of the Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II”. The exhibition examines the complicated history and impact of Executive Order 9066 that led to the incarceration of Japanese Americans following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Lite refreshments will be served from 1-4pm courtesy of the Women’s Board.

The exhibition will be on display from October 23-December31, 2022

Photo credit: The Mochida family, wearing identification tags, awaits a bus. They were forced to leave their two-acre nursery and greenhouse operation in Eden, California, May 1942.

Dorothea Lange, Courtesy of National Archives

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Oct 25, 2022
NACHA MENDEZ DAY OF THE DEAD CONCERT
Museum of International Folk Art
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Concert to Benefit the Nacha Mendez Music Scholarship for New Mexican Girls of Color Performances by Awardees of the Nacha Mendez Music Scholarship for New Mexican Girls of Color and the Nacha Mendez Trio

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Oct 29, 2022
Bats of the Chihuahuan Desert
Fort Selden Historic Site
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Ranger Mike to learn about these mysterious nighttime creatures. Experience echolocation and measure your own wingspan. Demonstration, activity, and ranger interaction included in general admission.

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Oct 30, 2022
Día de los Muertos 20th Annual Community Celebration
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead.

Decorate sugar skulls/calaveras de azucar, sample traditional Pan de Muerto and view the Ofrenda installation by local artist Stephanie Riggs.

Enjoy Los Niños de Santa Fe Dance Performances at 1:30 and 3:30 pm

FREE admission for everyone all day!

To request ASL interpretation, please contact patricia.sigala@state.nm.us by October 23rd.

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Nov 4, 2022
Photo-Historian Anne Wilkes Tucker Lecture
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Eminent photo-historian Anne Wilkes Tucker, curator emerita of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will give a lecture on Friday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m., in the St. Francis Auditorium. Speaking in conjunction with the exhibition Transgressions and Amplifications: Mixed-media Photography of the 1960s and 1970s, Tucker will address the challenges of being female in the art world in the 1970s and discuss various image series and limited-edition books of artists Joan Lyons, Bea Nettles, and Marcia Resnick. Each woman used their own lives to tell very different stories of home turf, dreams, memories and urban fiction.  The lecture, “Not Women Artists, Artists,” also anticipates the fiftieth anniversary of Tucker’s groundbreaking 1973 publication The Woman’s Eye, a study of 100 photographs created by ten twentieth century women photographers. The book’s texts provide biographical information while raising questions including whether it is possible to locate gender in the authorship of a photograph and how the artists addressed prevailing challenges to establish their right to artistic ambition and careers. “It’s an interesting moment to revisit the book,” Tucker said. “Women are now well represented in the field as artists, curators, and historians, but history has shown that inclusiveness and parity are not guaranteed.”

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Nov 5, 2022
Native Plants of the Chihuahuan Desert
Fort Selden Historic Site
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Ranger Flo to explore the desert surrounding the site and learn about the native plants of the region. Demonstration and ranger interaction included in general admission. 

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Nov 6, 2022
Dawn ’til Dusk Day
Los Luceros Historic Site
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Los Luceros Historic Site will extend its hours from sunrise to sunset on the first Sunday of each month. During this time, entrance into Los Luceros will be FREE for New Mexico residents and includes access to the site’s visitor center, historic buildings, trails, and picnic areas.

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Nov 6, 2022
NM Resident FREE Sunday
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico residents admitted FREE on the first Sunday of each month. Youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members are always free. We are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Come explore our engaging exhibits!

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Nov 12, 2022
Ranger-Guided Tour
Fort Selden Historic Site
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ranger Mike for a guided tour of the Fort Selden ruins. Explore 1400 years of history from the Mogollon to the Spanish and the American military. Tour included in general admission. 

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Nov 16, 2022
Let’s Take a Look
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

MIAC staff are returning to the museum’s lobby to look at your treasures for "Let’s Take a Look". Bring a weaving, ceramic, piece of jewelry (or something else!) to our in-person meeting, and curator of ethnology Tony Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo)and MIAC assistant curator, Lillia McEnaney. 

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Nov 19, 2022
Ranger-Guided Tour
Fort Selden Historic Site
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Ranger Flo for a guided tour of the Fort Selden ruins. Explore 1400 years of history from the Mogollon to the Spanish and the American military. Tour included in general admission. 

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Nov 20, 2022
Woven: Traditional Swedish Hair Jewelry
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a public talk with hair weaver, artist and teacher,  Karen Keenan.

FREE with museum admission.  To request ASL interpretation, please contact patricia.sigala@state.nm.us by November 10.

in 2018, supported by the American Scandinavian Foundation, Karen traveled to Våmhus, home of her ancestors. There she learned how to make table-made hair jewelry from Joanna Svensson, a master hairworker. In October 2019, the Nordic Center in Duluth, MN featured a hair jewelry exhibition curated by Karen. She began teaching hair jewelry making, first at the Nordic Center and then at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN. 

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Nov 20, 2022
Hair Weaving Workshop with Karen Keenan
Museum of International Folk Art
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Scandianavian hair weaving expert, teacher & scholar Karen Keenan presents a 2 hour workshop on the  Gimping Technique.

 One of 4 traditional sentimental era hairwork techniques, gimping was widely used to create handcrafted items such as brooches, gift cards, and for home adornments such as framed and hung hair wreaths. It and other hairwork techniques became less commonly made after the early 1900’s. Class participants will learn this technique by making multiple gimped strands with synthetic hair and wire. Shaped strands will then be attached to a card to keep or give to a friend or loved one.

To register for the free workshop email: leslie.fagre@state.nm.us

The workshop is restricted to 12 participants, but there will also be a waiting list if necessary.

 

 

 

 

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Nov 26, 2022
Campfire Cooking
Fort Selden Historic Site
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Ranger Mike and learn some basic campfire cooking with a Thanksgiving twist! Experience traditional Thanksgiving foods with a local flare. Recipes and tips will be provided. Demonstration and ranger interaction included in general admission. *Ranger Mike’s ability to cook over a live fire dependent on state and local fire restrictions.*

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Dec 4, 2022
Dawn ’til Dusk Day
Los Luceros Historic Site
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Los Luceros Historic Site will extend its hours from sunrise to sunset on the first Sunday of each month. During this time, entrance into Los Luceros will be FREE for New Mexico residents and includes access to the site’s visitor center, historic buildings, trails, and picnic areas.

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Dec 10, 2022
Museum Holiday Open House
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free Admission

Please join the New Mexico History Museum as we celebrate the holiday season with a public open house. Along with music, crafts and holiday cheer, please visit our Chavez Library from 1-4pm.  To participate in a Photo Archive tour, please call to pre-schedule a time at: 505-476-5107, and be sure to weave through the history of New Mexico in our gallery exhibitions.


Visit our neighboring Museum of Art for more open house hospitality from noon-5:00pm. 


Complimentary admission to both museums for this special day! 

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Dec 21, 2022
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Joseph Aguilar
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tune into SAR Artists Live on Thursday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. MDT!

We chat with Joseph Aguilar (San Ildefonso), a member of the Pueblo Pottery Collective. This Native-based collective is comprised of artists, community organizers, museum professionals, scholars and more – namely, all of whom have been curators for the exhibition “Grounded in Clay”.

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Dec 21, 2022
Let’s Take a Look
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

MIAC staff are returning to the museum’s lobby to look at your treasures for "Let’s Take a Look". Bring a weaving, ceramic, piece of jewelry (or something else!) to our in-person meeting, and curator of ethnology Tony Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo) and MIAC assistant curator, Lillia McEnaney. 

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Jan 12, 2023
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Brian D. Vallo
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Tune into SAR Artists Live on Thursday, January 12 at 6:00 p.m. MDT to hear about “Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery”, firsthand, from one if it’s curators: Brian D. Vallo.

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