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Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 2, 2018
Young Native Artists Winter Show & Sale
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople.

Children and Grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the New Mexico History Museums’ Meem Community Room.

Free event

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

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

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

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

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

Custom make your own to take home!

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

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

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

Seating is limited-Bottled water only please

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Dec 7, 2018
Christmas at the Palace
New Mexico History Museum
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, a chance to operate an antique printing press, old fashioned activities, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus -- all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors. A free, family event. (Donations of non-perishable food welcomed.)

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

Enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave. The History Museum will remain closed during the event.

Free event

 

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Dec 8, 2018
Light Among the Ruins - at Jemez Historic Site
Jemez Historic Site
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 

WHAT: Light among the Ruins – Christmas Celebration.

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

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

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

Free performance by the High Desert Harp Ensemble

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Dec 9, 2018
Las Posadas
New Mexico History Museum
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The annual candle-lit procession of Las Posadas travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This version of an old Hispanic tradition, celebrated around the world, recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus—and includes innkeepers who deny the Holy Family a place of rest. You are invited to stay for carols, cookies and hot cider in the Palace Courtyard. Free.

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

Free event

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec 16, 2018
Holiday Open House
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, and other holiday festivities 12-4pm

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

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

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

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

On this particular day, we’ll be painting gourds to make beautiful ornaments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



  • Performances by the Tewa Women’s Choir

  • Relaxing piano music by Renata Yazzie

  • Ornament workshop for the whole family

  • Late shopping in the MIAC Museum Shop

  • Uniquely MIAC holiday refreshments

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

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

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

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

 

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

 

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