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Jun 1, 2015
Folk Art in Color
Museum of International Folk Art
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo

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Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2015
Historical Downtown Walking Tours
New Mexico History Museum
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Starting from April 13 and continuing through October 17, learn about the history of Santa Fe on a Downtown Walking Tour led by New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors guides every Monday through Saturday. Gather at the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Avenue at 10:15 am. Cost: $10; children 16 and under free when with an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. (No tours on Saturdays when large events are held on the Plaza, such as Spanish Market and Santa Fe Fiesta.)

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Jun 5, 2015
Glorieta Battle and Beyond: The Civil War in the West
New Mexico History Museum
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
A friends trip with the Palace Guard

Journey to the Glorieta Battle site at Pecos National Historic Park for a guided tour with Ranger Eric Valencia. After a picnic lunch, take a tour of Casa Escuela, a private museum owned and managed by Jim and Mary Dale Gordon. See their unique collection of historic firearms and military ephemera. $30. Reserve a spot by calling 505.982.6366, ext. 4. Not a Palace Guard member? To join, click here or call 505.982.6366 ext. 100.

 

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Jun 5, 2015
Before Bataan: New Mexicoís 200th Coast Artillery
New Mexico History Museum
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A Free First Friday Evening talk

Rob Dean, former managing editor of The Santa Fe New Mexican, talks about the hardships endured by New Mexicans caught in the Bataan Death March. The Photo Archives’ exhibit of images from the men’s training near Las Vegas, NM, will be on exhibit outside the Cowden Café space on the museum’s second floor. A Free First Friday Evening event.

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Jun 5, 2015
Princess Tsianina Red Feather
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lecture with Dr. Kathleen Washburn

Come and learn about the rich life and legacy of Princess Tsianina Red Feather, whose popular opera SHANEWIS, debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 1918.

Free with museum admission.

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Jun 7, 2015
The Civil War Remembered: Slavery and Territory of New Mexico
New Mexico History Museum

New Mexico State University History Professor Dwight Pitcaithley discusses how the New Mexico Slave Code permitted African-American slaves and left New Mexico in the crosshairs of congressional debates and secession discussions. Part of the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War, which is part of a collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera’s debut of Cold Mountain this August. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

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Jun 9, 2015
Arts Alive! for Families
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Native American Pottery Workshop

Free Hands-on Workshops for Ages 3 to 103.  All workshops are from 10 am – 2 pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please call to reserve a place and guarantee free admission to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

Programs begin on the hour

To make a reservation please call Joyce Begay-Foss at 476-1272 or email: joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us

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Jun 10, 2015
CreativeMornings Features Shawn Patrick on Revolution
New Mexico History Museum
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Graphic designers, writers, artists and more: Join us for our next CreativeMorning event as Shawn Patrick, a 25-year entrepreneur in software and hardware development and recent leader of the newest Creative Santa Fe initiative, Startup Santa Fe, shares his insights on the global theme of revolution. Enjoy free coffee and breakfast courtesy of the Santa Fe Baking Company. As a special treat, learn more about makerspaces happening in our communities in demonstrations by Make Santa Fe and others. This is a free event in the Palace Courtyard. Support provided by Creative Santa Fe.

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Jun 11, 2015
Arts Alive! for Families
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Native American Drawing and Painting

Free Hands-on Workshops for Ages 3 to 103.  All workshops are from 10 am – 2 pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please call to reserve a place and guarantee free admission to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

Programs begin on the hour

To make a reservation please call Joyce Begay-Foss at 476-1272 or email: joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us

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Jun 13, 2015
Turquoise Buying Seminar
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
with Garrick Beck of Natural Stones

Learn before you buy! In this useful seminar, Beck provides slide illustrations of turquoise, as well as tips gained from years of experience that will enhance your buying power.

 

Free with Museum Admission

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Jun 14, 2015
Collectors Sharing Their Collections
Museum of International Folk Art
Friends of Folk Art

Visit the homes of three collectors! Save the date - more information coming soon!

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Jun 14, 2015
Family Fun Day
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Color of Fun

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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Jun 14, 2015
Artist Talk with Shane Hendren
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Join us to learn about the artistic legacy and current projects of renowned Navajo metalsmith Shane Hendren.

Free with museum admission.

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Jun 15, 2015 - Jun 19, 2015
CANCELED: Time Trekkers Summer Camp for Kids
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CANCELED: Take a weeklong trip to action-packed 1863 at the New Mexico History Museum’s summer camp, Time Trekkers. Children 9-11 will enjoy VIP access to the museum and get daily doses of hands-on learning—braiding horsehair bracelets, gathering a picnic lunch at the Santa Fe Farmers Market, practicing calligraphy, roping a calf dummy, hand-stitching their own book, playing old-time games and more. Make new friends, strengthen literacy skills, explore different kinds of artwork and learn how history connects the past to the present.

Time Trekkers takes place 10 am–4 pm, Monday–Friday, June 15–19. Cost is $125 (10 percent discount to children and grandchildren of Museum of New Mexico Foundation members). Space is limited. For info on how to register by June 1, contact René Harris at rene.harris@state.nm.us or Melanie LaBorwit at melanie.laborwit@state.nm.us.

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Jun 16, 2015
Arts Alive! for Families
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Native American Foods Workshop

Free Hands-on Workshops for Ages 3 to 103.  All workshops are from 10 am – 2 pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please call to reserve a place and guarantee free admission to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

Programs begin on the hour

To make a reservation please call Joyce Begay-Foss at 476-1272 or email: joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us

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Jun 17, 2015
Inside the NM Senate: A Political History
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
A Brainpower and Brownbags Lunch Lecture

Former state Senator Dede Feldman speaks on "Inside the NM Senate: A Political History," at noon on Wednesday, June 17, part of the 2015 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors. Feldman is the author of Inside the New Mexico Senate: Boots, Suits and Citizens (University of New Mexico Press, 2014).

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Jun 17, 2015
Letís Take a Look
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Curators Look at Your Treasures

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them.

The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

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Jun 18, 2015
Arts Alive! for Families
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Native American Shell Jewelry

Free Hands-on Workshops for Ages 3 to 103.  All workshops are from 10 am – 2 pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please call to reserve a place and guarantee free admission to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

Programs begin on the hour

To make a reservation please call Joyce Begay-Foss at 476-1272 or email: joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us

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Jun 19, 2015
Connect with Art Through the Power of Dance
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Dance performances by Julie Brette Adams in the galleries.

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Jun 19, 2015
An Evening with William deBuys
New Mexico History Museum
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lecture and book signing

Award-winning author and conservationist William deBuys speaks on and signs copies of his latest book, The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures, and joins us for a reception honoring the museum’s acquisition of his papers. The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library hosts this free event on Friday, June 19, 5:30–7:30 pm, in the museum auditorium, with light refreshments in the lobby.

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Jun 19, 2015
Along the Pecos
New Mexico History Museum
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Exhibition opening

See Jennifer Schlesinger’s haunting photographs, accompanied by the late Steven M. Miller’s soundscapes at the opening for Along the Pecos in the museum’s second-floor hallway. The event is followed by a reception for author William deBuys, who reads from his latest book, The Last Unicorn. These are Free First Friday events.

 

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Jun 20, 2015
Santa Fe in Motion
New Mexico History Museum
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

See archival films from the Old Santa Fe Association’s new collection, including gems filmed by Ernest Knee, culled from residents’ garages and closets and boasting little-known cinematic glimpses of life in northern New Mexico. The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives is partnering with OSFA to preserve the films, prime artifacts in a city long devoted to protecting its historic authenticity. Free with admission.

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Jun 21, 2015
Furnishing the Alvarado Hotel: A Material Culture Tour
New Mexico History Museum
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Deb Slaney, curator at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and author of Jewel of the Railroad Era: Albuquerque’s Alvarado Hotel, speaks on "Furnishing the Alvarado Hotel: A Material Culture Tour," in the History Museum auditorium. Part of the exhibit, Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, her lecture is free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents. Seating is limited. Make a reservation by calling (505) 476-5152.

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Jun 21, 2015
Lecture: The Florentine Codex
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
in Conjunction with the Red That Colored The World

Diana Magaloni Kerpel lectures on the Florentine Codex

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Jun 22, 2015
Teaching with Historic Maps
New Mexico History Museum
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
A free, one-day workshop

Calling all teachers, educators, education students and librarians: Drawing on the extensive map collection of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, educators Dennis and Judy Reinhartz, along with librarian Patricia Hewitt, have developed a free curriculum you can use in the classroom. From the earliest Spanish colonial maps through the Mexican period, U.S. Territorial era and modern-day guides, the lesson plans challenge students to use a variety of learning skills that will help them better understand geography, history, and social studies.

A one-day session (9 am to 5 pm) offered twice: Monday, June 22, and Monday, June 29.

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Jun 23, 2015
Friends of Archaeology: Under the Landscaping and Pavement at the Drury Hotel Site
Office of Archaeological Studies
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Friends of Archaeology members are invited to learn about what lies beneath the Drury Plaza Hotel. OAS Project Director James Moore discusses Spanish Colonial deposists which bracket the Pueblo Revolt and shed light on construction of the second parroquia. Learn more here. Seating is limited, admission is free for Friends of Archaeology members. To become a FOA member, call 505.982.6366 ext. 100.

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Jun 26, 2015
Speaking in Color
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lecture by Steve Ford and David Forlano

5:30-6:30 St. Francis Auditorium free lecture about color in contemporary jewelry.

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Jun 26, 2015
Rhythm and Blues: The Art and Color of Calligraphy
New Mexico History Museum
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A Summer of Color event

Learn how Italian master calligrapher Massimo Polello produces beautiful, imaginative scripts that blend letterforms with abstract expressionist vitality—from classical applications to designs for packaging and logos. "Rhythm and Blues: The Art and Color of Calligraphy," is a Free Friday Evening event in the History Museum auditorium.

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Jun 27, 2015
Film Screening of OLDER THAN AMERICA with Q&A
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
with Director, Producer, Writer and Actor Georgina Lightning

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Jun 28, 2015
Artistís Demonstration
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
with Jennifer Curtis, renowned Dinť silversmith

Come see Jennifer Curtis use some of the very same tools (dies and stampes) her renowned father, Thomas Curtis, used during his long artistic careeer.

Jennifer’s jewelry can be found here: http://www.fineindianart.com/product-tag/jennifer-curtis-jewelry/

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Jun 28, 2015
Sand-Cast Your Hands
New Mexico History Museum
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
An Adobe Summer event

As part of the museum’s Adobe Summer celebration, bring the family to this free art-making activity. Make sand casts of your hands for a keepsake. A free family activity. Note: You’ll need to give the casts 45 minutes to dry before taking them. (A good time to see our great exhibits!)

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Jun 29, 2015
Teaching with Historic Maps
New Mexico History Museum
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
A free, one-day workshop

Calling all teachers, educators, education students and librarians: Drawing on the extensive map collection of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, educators Dennis and Judy Reinhartz, along with librarian Patricia Hewitt, have developed a free curriculum you can use in the classroom. From the earliest Spanish colonial maps through the Mexican period, U.S. Territorial era and modern-day guides, the lesson plans challenge students to use a variety of learning skills that will help them better understand geography, history, and social studies.

A one-day session (9 am to 5 pm) offered twice: Monday, June 22, and Monday, June 29.

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Jun 30, 2015
Music at the Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Round Mountain

12-1pm. In the courtyard. Free.

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