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Feb 2, 2020
Museum of International Folk Artís Annual Lunar New Year Celebration
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and celebrate Asian New Year traditions with the whole family at the Museum of International Folk Art’s Annual Lunar New Year Celebration! Fun for all ages. Free Admission to the Museum



  • Lion Dance performance and parade at 1:30 and 3:30 pm

  • Japanese Taiko Drumming performances by Santa Fe Wadaiko at 2:00 and 3:00 pm

  • Hands on art making

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Feb 2, 2020
Family Mornings at Folk Art
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

February 2nd- Celebrate the Lunar New Year with storytime

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

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Feb 2, 2020 - Feb 9, 2020
NHCC & Opera Southwest Present Daniel Catanís Il Postino
National Hispanic Cultural Center

February 2, 7 & 9, 2020 

2 pm—Sundays 7:30 pm—Friday

Opera Southwest presents Daniel Catán’s Il Postino, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Spanish with both Spanish and English translation supertitles, and presented in two acts with one intermission.

$19, $39, $59, $79, $99; discounts for groups of eight or more and patrons 30 and younger

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Feb 2, 2020
An Indigenous Archaeology of a Colonial Encounter in the Pueblo Southwest
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
with Dr. Joseph "Woody" Aguilar

Join MIAC for this lecture by 2019 UPENN PhD Joseph "Woody" Aguilar, who explores the archaeology of the Southwest, with a specific focus on Spanish-Pueblo relations during the late 17th century. A collaborative research project with San Ildefonso Pueblo, his dissertation research examines Tewa resistance to the Spanish reconquest efforts in the latter part of the Pueblo Revolt era as evident in the archaeological, historical, and oral records. 

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Feb 2, 2020
Making History
New Mexico History Museum
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Be Mine: A Valentines Craft Event

Bring your crafting skills to make old-timey Valentines to take home or send to a sweetheart, inspired by historic cards from the museum’s collection.

All ages welcome, and free with admission.

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Feb 2, 2020
Smart Path Teacher Workshop
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Workshop for teachers for grades 1-8 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

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Feb 5, 2020
Subtle shades draw an opening path: the poetic work of Agnes Martinís art
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Artist Utako Shindo’s year-long project based in New Mexico traces Agnes Martins’ artistic path — scholarly and experientially.

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Feb 5, 2020
Friends of History Lecture Series
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
"China: The Aim of the Coronado Expedition"

Please join Richard Flint, Ph.D., and Shirley Cushing Flint, MA, Research Associates, Latin American and Iberian Institute, University of New Mexico, as the discuss Antonio de Mendoza, the architect of the Coronado Expedition of 1539-1542, who had as his main goal to complete Columbus’s project of reaching Asia, by traveling westward from Spain, as part of our Friends of History lecture series.
Donations welcomed.

Auditorium event with limited seating-bottled water only please.

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Feb 5, 2020
Docent Dialogue
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Learn more about dinosaurs with an expert presentation at the Museum.

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Feb 7, 2020
Public Opening Reception: Word Play
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a Public Opening Reception for the exhibition on display from February 8, 2020 - September 13, 2020. 

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Feb 9, 2020
Valentineís Day Extravaganza
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a day of Renaissance-style art! Explore the museum on a love-themed treasure hunt, enjoy refreshments, and tour our galleries with someone you love!

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Feb 11, 2020
Storytime at the Museum
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science for storytime.

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Feb 12, 2020
Mid-Day Mķsica Buena Concert
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico Concert with Cipriano Vigil, with book signing following the concert.

Join us for a special 1 hour concert with Cipriano Vigil. Cipriano is a reknowned New Mexico musician, instrument maker, scholar of folk music, and guest curator of the new Música Buena exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art.

Cipriano is the author of  New Mexican Folk Music/Cancionero del Folklor Nuevomexican, and will be signing the book following the concert.

Free with Museum Admission. Wednesdays are always free for New Mexico Seniors

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Feb 13, 2020
Chaco Landscapes, Sensory and Political Engagements with Place
New Mexico Museum of Art
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Archaeologist Ruth Van Dyke shares insights into social, political, and sensorial relationships across the greater Chaco landscape, past and present.

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Feb 14, 2020
Roaring 20’s Valentine Dance
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Make it a special Valentine’s date night at the museum! Join us for a roaring 20s party from 6:30– 10:00pm at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science at 1801 Mountain Road in Albuquerque.

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Feb 16, 2020
5th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

5th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count at the Kiwanis Learning Garden

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Feb 16, 2020
Historic Film: Hungarian Festival Dress
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Screening begins at 2 pm

A Friends of Folk Art Pop-Up Film Event  in the Joan and Clifford Vernick Auditorium. Historic Film: Hungarian Festival Dress 

 In 1938, Clara Hoover of Oak Park, Illinois, traveled to Hungary as well as what was then Czechoslovakia to participate in an immersive workshop program organized by the International School of Art (ISA).  Traveling from a Budapest base to explore Hungarian towns and villages, Miss Hoover documented on 16mm film the games, dances, crafts, and ceremonies she encountered, demonstrating particular interest in traditional costumes and their many regional variations.  Clara Hoover later recorded a narration to accompany her film and donated the original picture and sound materials to the Museum of International Folk Art in 1983. Film in English.

 Bartlett Librarian & Archivist Brian Graney will provide an introduction to the screening of this historic folk art film.

 PUBLIC WELCOME, FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION. Brought to you by the Friends of Folk Art

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Feb 19, 2020
Life Drawing in the Afternoon
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Draped, live model figure drawing on the stage of St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art.

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Feb 19, 2020
"Heading into the Wind: A Memoir"
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join Jack Loeffler for a book presentation and signing for his new autobiography.

With the temperament of Santa Claus and the tenacity of a badger, Jack Loeffler reveals his compassion and concern for Southwestern traditional cultures and their respective habitats in the wake of Manifest Destiny. Working both as an individual and with comrades--including Edward Abbey and Gary Snyder--he was part of an early coterie of counterculturalists and environmentalists who fought to thwart the plunder of natural resources in the Southwest. Loeffler, a former jazz musician, fire lookout, museum curator, bioregionalist, and self-taught aural historian, shares his humor and imagination, his adventures, observations, reflections, and meditations along the trail in his retelling of a life well lived. In this honest memoir, he advises each and every one of us to go skinny-dipping joyfully in the flow of Nature to better understand where we’re headed.

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Feb 19, 2020
Inspired By Nature: Sedimentary Sugar Scrub
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Learn about sedimentary rocks and create your own unique sugar scrub.

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Feb 19, 2020
Letís Take a Look!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Curators Examine Your Treasures

MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesday 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, curators prefer to examine items from the Southwest, but they will look at anything you bring in for review.

 

Federal law prohibits curators from "appraising" any items, but they will direct you to appropriate resources.

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Feb 19, 2020
Native Pottery Demonstration
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
with Helen Bird, Santo Domingo Pueblo

Helen D. Bird is a self-taught master potter who learned about traditional pottery making by watching her great-aunt, whom she only knew as Sah’NaYa. Bird started experimenting with pottery making in 1984. Today, her work is sought by collectors and is housed in museums and local collections. Helen has also continued making utilitarian pottery as well as ceremonial pieces.

Bird was commissioned to create a Native American designed Starbucks travel mug which has been sold world-wide. Although Bird focuses on traditional Pueblo polychrome and micaceous pottery, she has recently added a contemporary flair to her traditional designs. 

Bird takes pride in gathering and processing all natural, local materials including the clays, temper and paints. Her pots are traditionally fired at her family home. All processes are being passed down to her children and grandchildren.

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Feb 21, 2020
Creative Mornings
New Mexico History Museum
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Global Theme: Invest

Please join John Rochester; Wealth Advisor, Senior Investment Management Consultant and Senior Vice President with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management speak on Investing in Your Community.  Learn how the principles of investing relate to the return on volunteering time and talent to support local organizations.

Free event. Morning refreshments provided by Iconik Coffee Roasters.

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Feb 21, 2020
They Won the Vote: Suffrage and Suffragists in New Mexico
New Mexico State Library
Presenter: Sylvia Ramos Cruz M.D.

The campaign for woman’s suffrage in New Mexico is rich and deep. But, as with other aspects of women’s lives, most of their stories—political, economic, social—are not found in history books. This talk travels from suffrage nationally to suffrage and suffragists in New Mexico.

When:

Friday, February 21, 2020 12:00 noon

 

Where:

New Mexico State Library

1209 Camino Carlos Rey

Santa Fe, NM 87507

(505) 476-9700

reference@state.nm.us

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Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 22, 2020
NHCC Presents Carnaval Celebration 2020
National Hispanic Cultural Center

February 21 & 22

7:30 pm—Friday & Saturday

Carnaval, the festive season occurring before Lent in many countries, is one of the world’s most widespread celebrations and one of its biggest parties. Frank Leto Musical Ventures and the NHCC continue their annual partnership to celebrate Carnaval at the Center with a festive and colorful evening of music, dance, and theatre, featuring the Odara Dance Ensemble and the musical group PANdemonium. Carnaval 2020, a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, showcases the Carnaval traditions of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil, and New Orleans and marks the 15th annual Carnaval Celebration at the NHCC.

$17, $22, $27with a $2 discount for seniors, children 12 years old and younger & NHCC members


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Feb 24, 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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Feb 25, 2020
Las Golondrinas Lecture Series: Charlie Carrillo
New Mexico Museum of Art
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Charlie Carrillo, Ph.D, santero and anthropologist/archaeologist, discusses "Voice of the Hermandad: The History and Ritual of Penitentes."

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Feb 25, 2020
Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
Museum of International Folk Art
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

At Southside Library

February 25 – Tile Mosaics

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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Feb 25, 2020
Storytime at the Museum
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Join the Museum for science story time with a special theme.

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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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Feb 28, 2020
Conversations with Collections: Religious Imagery
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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Feb 29, 2020
PBS-SCIENCE CAF… @ THE MUSEUM: THE PLASTIC PROBLEM
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come to the February NMPBS Science Café and view a clip of PBS NewsHour: The Plastic Problem and then join in a discussion. 

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