Please join New Mexico State Historian Rob Martinez as he examines the role of racial mixing, identity, and the categorizing of humans living in Spanish Colonial New Mexico, through the lens of the casta, or caste system, using historical research, genealogy, and DNA in order to provide a clearer understanding of Hispano roots in New Mexico, and Latino-Meso America and Hispanic Europe, as part of our Friends of History lecture series.
Auditorium event with limited seating-bottled water only please.
Photo acquisition:1763 by Miguel Cabrera. Museum of the Americas collection.
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 Joe Fitzgibbon.
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, April 5 - “Earth Day – Recycled Art”
FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund
Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of thin coiled strips of paper that are shaped and glued together to create decorative designs. Experiment with color and a new old medium.
All ages welcome, and free with admission.
Apr 5, 2020
Cancelled: Opening of 2020 Living Treasure Kathleen Wall’s
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Join us for the opening of MIAC’s 2020 Native Treasure Living Treasure exhibition, A Place in Clay, on Sunday, April 5. Jemez artist Kathleen Wall’s work will be displayed as part of her being honored as the 2020 MIAC Living Treasure.
"The Palate of my work reflects where I live," says Wall. "The Native cultures of my family and friends have always been my inspiration. The high desert surroundings, and the earth colors that surround me, are as much a part of me as they are a part of my art."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apr 21, 2020
Curator’s Coffee: Plastics are Forever-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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