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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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Jan 22, 2020 - Jan 22, 2021
Re-Imagined
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Visit the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and Re-Imagine the world around you as we explore new topics and take home activities each month.

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Feb 26, 2020 - Jan 26, 2021
Re-Imagined
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Seniors are invited for monthly special activities included with Museum admission to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science in Albuquerque.

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Mar 25, 2020 - Jan 25, 2021
Cancelled: Re-Imagined
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Visit the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and Re-Imagine the world around you as we explore new topics and take home activities each month.

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Apr 8, 2020
Cancelled: Native Pottery Demonstration
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Karen has been a potter most of her life. A childhood friend - Fawn Navasie - was her teacher and taught her how to mold large pots, how to fire with sheep manure, and most importantly, how to respect the clay and always pray. Karen only uses a piece of gourd and her two hands to create her hand-coiled pottery. The painting is done with a brush made from the yucca plant. 

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Apr 10, 2020
Cancelled: A Native Cuisine Tasting with Chefs Lois Ellen Frank and Walter Whitewater
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A Friends of Indian Art Member Event

Join us at the Hotel Santa Fe for a Native culinary tour with James Beard award-winning Kiowa chef and Southwest food historian, Lois Ellen Frank Ph.D, and acclaimed Diné chef, Walter Whitewater. Chefs Frank and Whitewater, of Red Mesa Cuisine, will present a talk on the history of the foods of the Southwest Indian Nations, followed by a canapé tasting refl ecting the fl avors of the region. Lois, who has spent 25 years documenting the foods and lifeways of Native American tribes in the Southwest, will introduce us to the “Magic Eight” ingredients that are central to Native cuisine and discuss the ways in which they have been utilized. Chef Walter Dominguez, of Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe, will treat us to hors d’oeuvres featuring recipes from Chef Frank’s cookbook, which incorporate these ancestral ingredients with a modern twist. A truly educational and delicious evening! Due to the unique format/location of this event, a $25 fee per person will be required and there will be a cash bar.

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Apr 12, 2020
Community Fun Day
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrating the last week of the British Museum’s Exhibition, join us for a day of art making, art looking and fun activities for all ages.

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Apr 12, 2020
Easter Sunrise Service
Jemez Historic Site
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

On Easter Sunday, Jemez Historic Site hosts an all faiths sunrise service, with the Jemez Valley Baptist Church, the Jemez Mountain Baptist Church, the Jemez Springs Community Presbyterian Church and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church participating. After the service, take in the picturesque ruins and scenic vistas. Enjoy a sense of place. Call 575-829-3530 for more information.

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Apr 17, 2020
Conversations with Collections: Caring for Family Heirlooms and Personal Collections
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Go behind the scenes of the New Mexico Museum of Art to see what it takes to care for a wide-ranging collection. 

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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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Apr 18, 2020
Día de la Tierra - Earth Day Celebration
Los Luceros Historic Site

Celebrate Earth Day early by joining a staff led hike through the beautiful 148 acre Los Luceros Historic Site property. Earth day activities and workshops will also be offered. This listing will be updated as the event gets closer. 

Call (505) 476-1165 for more information. 

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Apr 22, 2020 - Jan 22, 2021
Re-Imagined
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Visit the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and Re-Imagine the world around you as we explore new topics and take home activities each month.

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Apr 24, 2020
Cancelled: Creative Mornings
New Mexico History Museum
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Purpose

Please join Letty Naranjo, Adult Education Senior Director at Santa Fe Community College and Executive Director for Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe, as she speaks on literacy as it relates to the global theme “Purpose”.

Note: Please watch for an update to a possible recorded link or rescheduled event date.

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Apr 25, 2020
CANCELLED:Folk Art Flea Donation Days
Museum of International Folk Art
Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 11 am to 2 pm

If you’d like to support the Museum’s education mission and folk art recycling efforts, donation days this spring will be Saturday, April 25 and Wednesday May 27 through Saturday May 30, from 11 am to 2 pm. Follow the signs on Camino Lejo to the Museum’s back parking lot where volunteers will help you unload your treasures and prepare a receipt for your tax deduction use. New this year is a donation day in Albuquerque--on April 25 in office space at 5001 Ellison NE (87109). Donors who need to make other arrangements may call 505-476-1201.

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Apr 26, 2020
Put a Spring in your Step – Earth Day Celebration
Jemez Historic Site
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Rangers will lead a hike up Oak Canyon (a.k.a. Church Canyon). This is a strenuous hike over rough terrain (approximately 1.5 miles)—hikers should bring water, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and a sack lunch. Rangers will do their best to identify the species of flora and fauna encountered. Participation is free. Call 575-829-3530 for more information.

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Apr 27, 2020
Downward Dino Yoga
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Enjoy yoga at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

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Apr 28, 2020
Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Museum of International Folk Art
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

At Southside Library

April 28 – Uchiwa – Japanese fans

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.

All events take place from 3:30-4:30pm at the Santa Fe Southside Library.

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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Apr 28, 2020
Lecture - Los Luceros: The Story of How Our State’s Newest Historic Site Came to Fruition
Los Luceros Historic Site
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

On March 28, 2019, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation designating Los Luceros (formerly a Historic Property) as a State Historic Site, thus securing funding, staffing, and preservation of the site in perpetuity.

Join Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project for a Lecture by Ethan Ortega hosted at Los Luceros Historic Site. 

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Apr 30, 2020
Cancelled live event: Herflag
New Mexico History Museum
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Collaborative Art Flag Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

In the interest of public health, Marilyn has decided to cancel her live-performance in Santa Fe. She’ll be live-streaming the sewing from the Her Flag Facebook and Instagram pages at the set time of the event. 


 April 30th, 1pm (Mountain Time) 

The celebration is called Her Flag. Her Flag is a giant collaborative art flag. A work-in-progress that’s making its way across the nation, growing stripe by stripe and state by state.  Her Flag will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Thursday, April 30th 2020.

Founder, artist Marilyn Artus, sews each state’s stripe, which was designed by a woman artist in that state, onto the flag at a live event in each capital city. This is her “love letter” to all the men and women who worked to pass the 19th amendment and she uses it as a platform to encourage women to exercise their right to vote that so many fought for just 100 years ago.

New Mexico, the 32nd state to ratify, will be represented by the 32nd stripe sewn onto Her Flag, partnered by New Mexico artist Laurel Garcia Colvin, and joined by Michelle Otero; Poet Laureate of Albuquerque and author of Malinche’s Daughter.

Free Museum lobby event with limited space-no food or beverages will be permitted.

For additional information: https://www.herflag.com

 

 

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May 3, 2020
Family Mornings at Folk Art
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Sunday, May 3 – “Stories in Fabric”

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

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May 3, 2020
Classic Japanese Film Showing: Kwaidan
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Join us for the classic Japanese ghost story film Kwaidan on Sunday, May 3

Director Masaki Kobayahsi tells four haunting tales adapted from Laficiadio Hearn’s  famous collections of Japanese folklore. This vintage film is reminiscent of classical Japanese theater such as Noh or Kabuki theater with stunning visuals and slow pace.

 Film in Japanese with English subtitles. Show begins at 1:00 pm. Running time is 3 hours and 3 minutes.

 

Free admission for New Mexico Residents

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May 3, 2020
Making History
New Mexico History Museum
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Seed Paper

Learn how to use a simple papermaking process to make some plant-able paper, which will sprout in your garden.

All ages welcome- free with admission.

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May 9, 2020
McNeal’s Marvelous Medicine Show
Fort Selden Historic Site
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In honor of Mother’s Day, bring your family and meet "Princess Lotus Blossom" who sold cures for illnesses in the early 20th century in a medicine show. Diana Sherwood a storyteller, teacher, and magician is our guest.

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May 9, 2020
Guided Bird Walk
Los Luceros Historic Site

Los Luceros is a local gem of the New Mexico Historic Sites. More than 150 species have been seen at Los Luceros and it is rarely open for birding. However, it was once nominated as an Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA). PEEC and New Mexico Historic Sites have partnered to open the site to a birding tour led by local birder Bob Walker.

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May 10, 2020
Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts
Museum of International Folk Art
Sunday, May 10, 2:00-4:00 pm

Film Screening and Conversations with Filmmaker Majorie Hunt and New Mexico artisans featured in the film.

Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts is a 65-minutr documentary film portrait of artisans from across America working in the building trades, including Hispanic adobe builders in Abiquiu, New Mexico

Majorie Hunt is a folklorist and curator with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Her previous film, The Stone Carvers, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

FREE Admission

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May 13, 2020
Native Pottery Demonstration
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
with Timothy Edaakie (Zuni Pueblo)

Timothy explored working with clay during his high school years, though he didn’t work with it professionally until about a decade ago. By trial and error, he has learned how to replicate prehistoric and historic Zuni pottery and designs using traditional natural materials collected on the Zuni reservation: clay, pigments, and plants for paint. 

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May 13, 2020
Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico Concert with Lone Piñon
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Lone Piñon, New Mexico’s popular string band,  plays a wide spectrum of traditional folk music celebrating their region’s cultural roots.

 

By Museum Admission.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Wednesdays are always free for New Mexico Seniors age 60 and up

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May 14, 2020
A Visit to King Galleries with Charles King
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A Friends of Indian Art Member Event

Charles King is approaching his 25th year as a leading gallerist in Scottsdale, specializing in the highest quality and most innovative pueblo pottery. King Galleries represents many of today’s leading potters and Charles is known for his in-depth knowledge of the thought process and motivation behind every piece in the gallery. His most recent book, Spoken Through Clay, is already considered a must-have resource. Fortunately for us, Charles opened a sister gallery here in Santa Fe several years ago. As we approach the major art market season, Charles will give us a sneak peek of new trends, upcoming exhibits, and what to expect from both the familiar masters and the emerging new artists. And there may even be an opportunity to meet and mingle with some surprise guest artists!

Please note that you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art in order to participate in FIA events. You can learn more about joining the friends group by visiting its page on the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s website.

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May 22, 2020
POSTPONED: MIAC Living Treasures Celebration Gala
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Meet the 2020 MIAC Living Treasure, Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo), and mingle with former Living Treasure artists. Enjoy a live and silent art auction. For tickets, contact Celeste Guerrero at (505) 982-2282 or celeste@museumfoundation.org. Please note this event - honoring the current Living Treasure and past recipients - will be held at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.

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May 23, 2020 - May 24, 2020
POSTPONED: Native Treasures Arts Festival
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
a MIAC Art Market Event

Please head to http://newmexicoculture.org/nativetreasures for all things Native Treasures!

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May 23, 2020
Cooking in the Horno
Fort Selden Historic Site
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a cooking demonstration as we bake biscuits in the horno, an outdoor earthen adobe oven. Recipes and tips will be provided.

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May 23, 2020
Preservation Month Tour
Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cities throughout New Mexico celebrate Preservation Month each May. Join us for a tour of the historic Taylor family home on the Old Mesilla Plaza.

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May 25, 2020
Downward Dino Yoga
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Enjoy yoga at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

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May 27, 2020
Looking Back Book Club: Literary Discussion
New Mexico History Museum
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us as we venture to read ahead and come together prepared to discuss books related to our newest exhibition, as we learn about collecting, preserving, protecting, and appreciating the world’s treasures.

Purchase this month’s book Priceless by Robert K. Wittman whose character goes undercover to rescue the world’s stolen treasures.

Space is limited-RSVP: historylibrary@state.nm.us

Located in the Fray Angelico Chavez Library

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May 29, 2020 - May 30, 2020
Folk Art Flea Donations Day
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday May 29 and Saturday, May 30, 2020 11 am- 2 pm

If you’d like to support the Museum’s education mission and folk art recycling efforts, donation days this spring will be  Ffiday May 29 and Saturday May 30, from 11 am to 2 pm. Follow the signs on Camino Lejo to the Museum’s back parking lot where volunteers will help you unload your treasures and prepare a receipt for your tax deduction use.

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May 29, 2020
The WORDS on the Edge
New Mexico History Museum
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Exibition opening reception

The WORDS on the Edge portfolio consists of twenty-six poems and lyrical texts that address themes of nature and its irresponsible destruction.

Twenty-six notable poets, artists, and writers were paired with an equal number of highly regarded letterpress printers from four countries, and each pair produced a limited-edition broadside for the portfolio. The Palace Press is represented in the collection by Arthur Sze’s poem, Black Center. All of Santa Fe’s former and current Poets Laureate will read selected poems from the collection, and a few of their own, followed by a lite reception.

Event is free to the public, with limited seating.

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May 30, 2020 - Jul 25, 2020
Hummingbird Music Camp Concert Series
Jemez Historic Site
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Saturday evening in June and July, students at Hummingbird Music Camp will hold an outdoor performance in San Jose de los Jemez Mission. Listen to their melodies while exploring the historic site after hours. There is no admission fee and the event is open to the public. Call 575-829-3530 for more information.

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May 30, 2020
Antique Sewing Machine Demonstration
Fort Selden Historic Site
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Enjoy a special demonstration and try your hand at sewing with a treadle sewing machine. Powered by a foot pedal these sewing machines are still lots of fun to use! 

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Jun 6, 2020
Postponed until October 2020- 11th Annual Folk Art Flea
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
ADMISSION: Free “Early Bird Admission” to Friends of Folk Art at 9 am. $5 cash admission for not-yet members, 10 am – 3 pm.

Santa Fe’s Museum Hill will be a mecca for treasure seekers and finders, 10 am to 3 pm, with the Museum of International Folk Art’s Folk Art Flea. The 11th annual event is launching its second decade, and will bring some 2,000 bargain and treasure-seekers to Milner Plaza. New Date to be announced soon.

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Jun 7, 2020
Family Mornings at Folk Art
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Sunday, June 7 – “Tricksters from Folk Tales”

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

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Jun 7, 2020
All-ages program making May Pole decorations
Museum of International Folk Art
JUNE 7, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for our all-ages program making May Pole decorations for our Midsummer Celebration on June 21st. All supplies provided.

 FREE for all NM residents. Funded by the International Folk Art Foundation

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Jun 13, 2020
Buffalo Soldiers
Fort Selden Historic Site
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Buffalo Soldiers were stationed at Fort Selden during different times in the fort’s history. Learn about their role on the Western Frontier during this short presentation.

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Jun 17, 2020
The Quilt Project: How Art Translates Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A Friends of Indian Art Member Event

The Red Quilt Solidarity Project (RQSP) is a national initiative to raise awareness of violence against women and children with a focus on Missing/Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The RQSP is open to all people who wish to speak out about violence against women and children all over the world. The RQSP was initiated by Tina Sparks as her BFA Senior Project at the Institute of American Indian Arts. The project was publicly launched in February, 2019, and has received numerous panel contributions from across the country. The intention for this project is to be a visual voice to evoke visibility, funding and change for issues surrounding violence against women and children. The long-term goal for the Red Quilt Solidarity Project is to transport and display the quilts/panels on the national mall in Washington, DC, much like the AIDS quilt in the 1980’s. Tonight’s event will be a collaborative presentation of information surrounding issues of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women initiating and inviting community conversation.

Please note that you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art in order to participate in FIA events. You can learn more about joining the friends group by visiting its page on the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s website.

 

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Jun 19, 2020
Conversations with Collections: Eliot Porter
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Go behind the scenes of the New Mexico Museum of Art to see what it takes to care for a wide-ranging collection. 

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Jun 21, 2020
Midsummer Festival on Museum Hill with the Santa Fe Botanical Garden
Museum of International Folk Art
Sunday, June 21, 11:00am – 3:00 pm

Midsummer Festival on Museum Hill with the Santa Fe Botanical Garden

FREE ADMISSON

Join us for a Midsummer Scandinavian Maypole Celebration

9 am – 10 am – Make and take flower crown activity in the Botanical Garden

10am – 11 am – Music and folk dancing around the Maypole in the Botanical Garden

Noon-2 pm – Refreshments, more music, and activity/resource tables on Scandinavian crafts at the Museum in the Atrium.

Funded by the International Folk Art Foundation

 

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Jun 27, 2020
Cooking in the Horno
Fort Selden Historic Site
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a cooking demonstration as we bake pizza in the horno, an outdoor earthen adobe oven. Recipes and tips will be provided. 

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Jul 4, 2020
Mesilla Plaza Tour
Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a tour of the historic Mesilla Plaza and learn about the history of this lovely town in Southern New Mexico.

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Jul 11, 2020
Hardtack Demonstration
Fort Selden Historic Site
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Frontier soldiers in the field ate "hardtack," a dry bread that had to be dipped in water or coffee to be softened. See how this staple was made and enjoy a curious taste from the past.

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Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020
International Folk Art Market
Museum of International Folk Art
Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for special programming in the Museum during the Market

Saturday, July 11, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm   Gallery Talk with IFAM artist

Saturday, July 11, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm All Ages Print Making Workshop

Sunday, July 12, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm   Sustainability Talk with IFAM artists

Programs are Free with IFAM admission

Funded by the International Folk Art Foundation

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Jul 11, 2020
Land Grants and Water Rights: Fighting Words in the 21st Century?
Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Land grants and water rights have been an integral part of New Mexico’s history. The subject of intense debates, long and arduous discussions and disagreements, court rulings and legislation, land grant and acequia rights remain an ongoing issue in New Mexico today. This presentation addresses the social cultural, economic, and political history as well as jurisprudence.

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Jul 16, 2020
Young Artists Balancing Tradition with Contemporary Expression
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A Friends of Indian Art Member Event

Join us for a panel discussion on the challenges and difficulties facing three young artists as they express their vision through contemporary art while honoring their heritage and culture.  Terran Last Gun (Blackfeet) works in printmaking, photography, and painting.  He is best known for his bold, geometric works that reflect his Blackfeet history and cultural narratives.  Del Curfman (Crow) is a painter known for his work with tribal imagery and cultural exploration.  He investigates his heritage, tradition and humanity through his oil paintings.  George Alexander (Muskogee) is an artist who has created a thought-provoking body of work influenced by his deep appreciation of his own culture.  The imagery he uses comes from his own ideas and how he views the world as he wishes it to be.

Please note that you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art in order to participate in FIA events. You can learn more about joining the friends group by visiting its page on the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s website.

 

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Jul 18, 2020
Toys & Games of the Past
Fort Selden Historic Site
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children and adults have always loved to play. Bring the family for an afternoon of play and learn about the games and toys of the 1800s. Come early, picnic in our pavilion, and tour the site before the games begin.

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Jul 25, 2020
A River Thirsting for Itself: An Environmental History of the Rio Grande
Fort Selden Historic Site
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Beginning with the transformation of ancient watersheds into the present day river, this one hour talk traces the history of settlement, agriculture, and water development in New Mexico, Colorado, and the borderlands.

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Aug 1, 2020
Cooking in the Horno
Fort Selden Historic Site
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a cooking demonstration as we bake bread in the horno, an outdoor earthen adobe oven. Recipes and tips will be provided. 

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Aug 8, 2020
Music from the Ranch and Open Range
Fort Selden Historic Site
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cowboy music has evolved from the open range and ranch employees who worked and rode after cattle during the late 19th and early to mid-20th century. These songs include songs written by ranch hands about horses, cattle, and lost love. All have in common the expression of what ranch and farm work was like during this time.

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Aug 9, 2020
Pueblo Independence Day
Jemez Historic Site
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come join us for our 17th annual commemoration of Pueblo Independence Day. On August 10, 1680, the Pueblo People of New Mexico and Arizona launched a successful rebellion against Spanish colonization. Commemorative activities will begin with a pilgrimage run from Walatowa plaza in Jemez Pueblo to Giusewa Pueblo kiva at Jemez Historic Site (approximately a half marathon or 13 miles). Participating in this run, or supporting a runner, is a way to pay tribute to the Ancestors and show appreciation for the sacrifices they made. Their brave resistance helped preserve the Pueblo way of life: our culture, our languages and our right to one day reclaim our aboriginal lands. The run begins at 7:00AM, and the general public is welcome to participate. Volunteers will provide water stations at one mile intervals, and a shuttle service for slow runners will be available. At 10:00AM, guest speakers will welcome all the runners and their sponsors to the site. The following festivities, between 10:30AM and 3:00PM, will feature: Jemez traditional dances and Native American flute music. There will also be authentic Native arts & crafts and Native food. There is no admission fee for any of the activities related to this event. Call 575-829-3530 for more information.

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Aug 15, 2020
The Mogollon: Prehistoric People of the Desert Southwest
Fort Selden Historic Site
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This presentation will focus on the Mogollon, Indigenous people who lived in this region from about 400AD until the 1300s when their communities melded with the Pueblo groups further north. Learn about how they survived the challenges of their environment.

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Aug 23, 2020
100th Birthday Party for J. Paul Taylor
Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Each year we honor our friend and civic leader J. Paul Taylor with a special membership gathering and festive celebration of his birthday. Join our newest Centenarian and join the Friends of the Taylor Family Monument as we salute J. Paul Taylor’s life-long dedication to the people of New Mexico!

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Aug 29, 2020
Building with Dirt
Fort Selden Historic Site
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come get dirty as we learn the traditional art of making adobe bricks. Your bricks will be used in the repair and preservation of the fort. 

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Sep 5, 2020
Mesilla Plaza Tour
Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a tour of the historic Mesilla Plaza and learn about the history of this lovely town in Southern New Mexico.

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Sep 11, 2020
Conversations with Collections: Native American Collection
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Go behind the scenes of the New Mexico Muserum of Art to see what it takes to care for a wide-ranging collection.

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Sep 12, 2020
Wonder on Wheels
Fort Selden Historic Site
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Wonder on Wheels Mobile Museum is a specially retrofitted 38-foot RV featuring 200 square feet of arts, culture, history, and science exhibits. The WoW mobile museum brings exhibits curated from one of DCA’s eight state-run museums to public schools and libraries in communities throughout New Mexico. This year the exhibit focuses on music in New Mexico.

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Sep 12, 2020
Bats of the Chihuahuan Desert
Fort Selden Historic Site
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn all about these mysterious nighttime creatures. Experience echolocation and measure your own wingspan. A fun activity for children is included.

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Sep 17, 2020
The Artist as Collector: A Visit to the San Ildefonso Home of Russell Sanchez
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A Friends of Indian Art Member Event

Russell Sanchez is a very familiar and lauded name to Native art collectors, most recently taking home the Best of Pottery award at 2019 Indian Market. But you may not know that he is a wide-ranging art collector himself. His historic adobe home sits right on the main plaza of San Ildefonso Pueblo, but he has continued to add on to the space over the years to house his growing art collection. From stunning Venetian chandeliers, to folk art from the around the world, to a wide range of Native art, Russell’s eclectic tastes and interests are on full display at his unique home. Hear how he approaches collecting art from the perspective of being an artist himself. 

Please note that you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art in order to participate in FIA events. You can learn more about about joining the friends group by visiting its page on the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s website.

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Sep 20, 2020
Museum Hill Community Day
Museum of International Folk Art
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Come to Museum Hill for FREE Native dances, live music, hands‑on activities, artist demonstrations, food, and more!

Admission and all hands-on activities are FREE for New Mexico residents and guests alike.

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Sep 26, 2020
Buffalo Soldiers: A Proud Legacy
Fort Selden Historic Site
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This special presentation will focus on the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers and includes a living history performance. Jesse Addison, a local historian and Vietnam Veteran, will share his knowledge of the proud legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers. Storyteller and living history specialist Sara Addison will present the incredible life of Cathay Williams, the first documented African American woman to serve in the U.S. Army as a Buffalo Soldier. 

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Oct 15, 2020
New Technology in Art: Innovation at the Institute of American Indian Arts
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A Friends of Indian Art Member Event

Innovation has been a tradition in Native arts from the very beginning. Indigenous cultures have adopted whatever materials or technologies have been available to speak about the things those cultures held most important. From pre-contact ceramic work and shell carving, to the use of trade-beads and European metalworking technologies, to our current era of digital design and fabrication, Native artists have embraced the most current and cutting edge tools to create works of art that speak to the issues that face their people. The Digital Fabrication Lab at the Institute of American Indian Arts, in coordination with its other studios, is working to put those tools into the hands of the next generation of innovative Indigenous artists. The work being produced in conjunction with the IAIA FabLab, from students, staff, faculty, and artists-in-residence, spans an incredibly diverse set of materials, topics, and practices, continuing the long and storied tradition of artistic innovation in Native art. We will hear from Brian Fleetwood (Muscogee/Creek), Assistant Professor in Studio Art at IAIA. 

Please note that you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art in order to participate in FIA events. You can learn more about about joining the friends group by visiting its page on the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s website.

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Oct 17, 2020
Fiesta of Cultures
Coronado Historic Site
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come celebrate New Mexico’s diverse and unique cultures with over thirty demonstrators and four entertaining performances throughout the day. Learners of all ages can participate by exploring the event with a cultural passport to earn a special reward. There is no admission fee and the event is open to the public. Art and food will be available for purchase. Call 505-867-5351 for more information.

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Oct 24, 2020
Voices from the Past: Moonlight Tours
Fort Selden Historic Site
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a special moonlight tour in honor of the Women’s Vote Centennial. Meet women from Southern New Mexico who lived in the past and influenced the history of our local communities. 

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Nov 1, 2020
Day of the Dead Community Celebration
Museum of International Folk Art
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the Day of the Dead and make sugar skulls, eat traditional Day of Dead treats (pan de muertos), listen to traditional New Mexican Music,  watch Los Niños perform traditional New Mexican dances, and view the Day of the Dead ofrendas (altars).

Admission and all hands-on activities are FREE for New Mexico residents.

 

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Nov 7, 2020
Mesilla Plaza Tour
Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla Historic Site
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Join us for a tour of the historic Mesilla Plaza and learn about the history of this lovely town in Southern New Mexico.

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Nov 7, 2020
Clean Water Inventions of the Past
Fort Selden Historic Site
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Providing clean drinking water has always been a challenge. Join us for a demonstration of the different methods used to clean river water in the past.

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Nov 14, 2020
Campfire Cooking
Fort Selden Historic Site
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for some basic campfire cooking. Recipes and tips will be provided.

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Nov 28, 2020
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, firearms, and alcohol are prohibited. Those planning on walking to and from the event are encouraged to bring a flashlight and wear reflective clothing. Tickets for both nights go on sale November 1.

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Dec 11, 2020
Christmas at the Palace
New Mexico History Museum
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
A Santa Fe community favorite since 1982

Now in its 38th year, Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings communities together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, a chance to operate an antique printing press, old fashioned activities, and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus -- all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors and Courtyard. A free, family event.

(Donations of non-perishable food welcomed.)

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

Enter through the Palace of the Governors at 105 W. Palace Ave. The History Museum will remain closed during this free public event.

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Dec 12, 2020
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, firearms, and alcohol are prohibited. Those planning on walking to and from the event are encouraged to bring a flashlight and wear reflective clothing. Tickets for both nights go on sale November 1.

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Dec 13, 2020
Las Posadas
New Mexico History Museum
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The 44th annual community celebrated event

Celebrated around the world, Las Posadas recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place of shelter in the days leading up to the birth of Jesus. This historic Hispanic version is presented by volunteers from a number of northern New Mexico communities. The candle-lit procession will begin in the Santa Fe Plaza at TBDpm and concludes on the Portal of the Palace of the Governors. The public is invited to stay for carols, cookies, and hot cider after the pageant.

The History Museum will close at 3pm to prepare for this free public event.

Please note: Start time to be confirmed.

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Dec 13, 2020
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 195 nacimientos (nativity scenes) on display in the Taylor family home. Mr. Taylor’s collection includes nacimientos from all over the world. This impressive collection is a joy to see and the open house has become a local holiday tradition.

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Dec 19, 2020
Las Noches de Las Luminarias
Fort Selden Historic Site
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for this Southwest tradition as over 900 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.

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