Museum New Year’s Holiday Closure
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Notice:The New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors will be closed for New Year’s Day on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 only. We will re-open on Wednesday, January 02, 2019.
Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!
Jan 2, 2019
Blazing New Trails through New Mexico Historic Sites
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Friends of History Lecture Series
Please join Patrick Moore, Ph.D., Division Director for the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Historic Sites, for a talk on New Mexico’s Historic Sites preservation.
Free Auditorium event-Bottled water only please.
Join us for a free public opening of Community Through Making from Peru to New Mexico/ Comunidad a través de la Creación De Perú a Nuevo México , Gallery of Conscience. Free Admission for New Mexico residents with ID.
Join us for our the first of our annual storytelling tradition. This session will feature Seidel Standing Elk, a talented author and artist. Mr. Standing Elk will run the program twice - once at 2pm, and again at 3pm. Choose either time!
Join us as we continue our popular Pueblo pottery series, this month featuring Jicarilla Apache artist Dina Velarde.
A graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, where she received a BA in Museum Studies, Velarde parlayed her experiences into her position at MIAC (education assistant), which affords her the opportunity to work with schools and other youth groups visiting the museum. “My lifelong study of the arts has allowed me to come full circle,” says Velarde. “Working at MIAC, I am now able to assist in creating art projects intertwined with the teaching of Native history, while being surrounded and learning from museum professionals.”
Velarde’s specialty is micaceous pottery, ranging from light golden honey hues to rich dark black, all with the glistening mica specks that are enhanced with traditional firing. All her work is done by hand following the traditions of her ancestors.
Her work has no doubt benefited from her AA in Studio Arts, which included painting, drawing, and photography – her other specialty. “Growing up on the Jicarilla reservation, I always had an appreciation for art, much being encouraged by my grandmother, who did bead work and basketry,” says Velarde. “It wasn’t until much later that I would come to focus on micaceous pottery and photography.”
In the January Culture Series at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, Michael Hurd will tell anecdotal stories about his father, the great New Mexico artist Peter Hurd. Michael, an outstanding artist as well, will share memories of his father, his time on the ranch and elsewhere, some funny, all interesting.
MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesay 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.
Christian Waguespack, Curator of Wait Until Dark, will discuss the history of the nocturne in art. This talk will provide a broad overview of the ways artists have engaged nighttime and the motif of darkness in their work over the course of history.
Jan 20, 2019
Museum Telescopes Open Sunday Night, Jan. 20 for Supermoon Total Eclipse
New Mexico Museum of Natural History &Science
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
(Albuquerque, New Mexico ) -- Another Supermoon Total Eclipse is coming to the skies over New Mexico Jan. 20, 2019. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science’s will open its doors from 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. for visitors to fully appreciate the astronomical coincidence happening in the sky that evening after sunset (weather permitting).
Jan 20, 2019
“Pueblo Oral Traditions: Storytelling Through Music” Presented by Marlon Magdalena
Coronado Historic Site
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sunday, January 20, 2019 @ 2 pm at the DeLavy House
Many indigenous communities throughout the New World do not have written languages. This means that traditional cultural knowledge of those communities has to be passed orally from one generation to the next. Music often plays a pivotal role in how communities pass on knowledge, specifically during participation in seasonal cultural activities. The focus of this presentation will be on storytelling through music as learned and taught by a Jemez Pueblo tribal member.
The 14th-Annual Antique Treasures Show at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum has expanded to two days. The new show will have plenty of old treasures this year as more than a dozen antique and collectible dealers from as far away as Santa Fe will be here to show some of their merchandise. Most of the vendors are donating items to a silent auction that will continue over both days.