- 06/18/13 Palace Portal Artisans Summer Events
Besides selling authentic handmade artwork, jewelry, pottery and more beneath the Palace Portal, the Native American Artisans Program of the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors brings back two of its most popular events this summer, the annual Young Natives Arts & Crafts Show, July 6 and 7, and the Palace Portal Artisans’ Celebration during in the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market weekend, Aug. 17 and 18.
- 06/14/13 African American Cowboys
When he heard African American cowboys singing made-up songs under the New Mexico stars, N. Howard “Jack” Thorp decided to compile the world’s first book of campfire lyrics, Songs of the Cowboy. Born a slave, George McJunkin grew up to become foreman of the Crowfoot Ranch near Folsom, NM, where he discovered ancient bones that proved, at the time, to be the oldest of their kind. From the freed slaves who found work on the earliest cattle drives to the contemporary rodeo circuit, African Americans have been part of New Mexico’s cowboy heritage for generations. Learn more about the roles they played at “African American Cowboys” on Sunday, June 30, at 2 pm in the History Museum Auditorium. See the short documentary African American Cowboy: The Forgotten Man of the West, by film student Victoria Lioznyansky, followed by a discussion with Kevin Woodson and Aaron Hopkins of Cowboys of Color, sponsors of the largest multicultural rodeo tour in the world. The event, part of the exhibition Cowboys Real and Imagined, is free with admission. Sundays are free with admission; children 16 and under are free every day.
- 05/31/13 The June-July edition of the History Museum Times
From a fine-press reprise of the book that started country singers singin' to railroad maps, conservation of an awesome artowork, a photographer of vernacular architecture and more, the latest edition of The Museum Times from the New Mexico History Museum fits the bill. Give it a read by clicking here, then tap on "download PDF" at the bottom of the next page.
- 05/14/13 The Alzheimerís Poetry Project Meets Cowboys Real and Imagined
In the hallowed tradition of campfire tales and cowboy poetry, the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project holds a special session at the New Mexico History Museum on Friday, June 21, 10–11 am. People living with dementia, their family members and the general public are invited to participate in performing and creating poetry inspired by the new exhibit Cowboys Real and Imagined. Poet Gary Glazner, founder and executive director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project, will lead the session. The event is free by reservation, but limited to 30 participants. For more information or reservations, contact Gary Glazner at (505) 577-2250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 05/06/13 Cowboy Movie Night Starring Ol’ Max Evans
Author, painter, and raconteur Max Evans is joined by Jim Harris, director of the Lea County Museum, to talk about his storied career, including the making of movies from his works, at 6 pm on Friday, May 17. After jawin’ about the cowboy life, the two will introduce a special showing of The Hi-Lo Country (1998), starring Woody Harrelson, Billy Crudup, and Patricia Arquette. The evening, part of the exhibition Cowboys Real and Imagined (through March 16, 2014), is in the History Museum auditorium. Admission is free every Friday 5-8 pm.
- 05/03/13 PETER SARKISIAN: VIDEO WORKS, 1994-2011
PETER SARKISIAN: VIDEO WORKS, 1994-2011Santa Fe-based video artist to open mid-career retrospective at the New Mexico Museum of Art May 3 – August 18, 2013(Santa Fe, March 4, 2013—Throughout his career Santa Fe-based artist Peter Sarkisian has been an innovator working at the cutting edge of multi-media art. Juxtaposing projected video and physical objects, his installations explore the intersection of the moving image and sculpture. Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1994-2011 opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art Friday, May 3, 2013 with a free reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico. The exhibition features 15 video and mixed-media works spanning 18 years and will be on view through August 18, 2013.
- 04/16/13 History Museum Guides Start New Season of Downtown Walking Tours on April 22
Museum-trained guides in Santa Fe history will resume their Downtown Walking Tours on April 22, Monday—Saturday, through mid-October. The tours begin at 10:15 am in front of the Blue Gate just south of the New Mexico History Museum’s main entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. Tours cost $10; children 16 and under free when accompanied by an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips.
- 04/14/13 Yee-Haw: Cowboys Real and Imagined Gallops to an April 14 Opening
When America needed hard workers, the cowboy was there. The job was dirty and difficult, low-paid and lowly regarded. But when an America torn by the Civil War needed a hero to unite its soul, the unassuming cowboy was an unlikely—and ultimately lasting—pick. Since riding out of Spanish horse culture, he’s been an itinerant hired hand, an outlaw, a movie star, a rodeo athlete, a radio yodeler, and a rhinestoned disco diva. He’s been Spanish, Mexican, African American, Anglo, male, female, straight, and gay. His image has been co-opted to sell trucks, beer, boots, beans, jeans, tires, cigarettes, leather couches, presidential candidates, and a lifestyle far beyond the means of real-life buckaroos.Using artifacts and photographs from its wide-ranging collections, along with loans from more than 100 people and museums, Cowboys Real and Imagined (April 14, 2013, through March 16, 2014) blends a chronological history of Southwestern cowboys with the rise of a manufactured mystique as at home on city streets as it is in a stockyard.
- 04/09/13 Saddle Up: Opening Events for Cowboys Real and Imagined
Live music, family activities and a lecture by guest curator B. Byron Price are among the goodies awaiting people coming to the opening weekend of Cowboys Real and Imagined. Members Preview: 6:30-8 pm Saturday, April 13, with food by Cowgirl BBQ and music by the Free Range Ramblers. Grand Opening: 1-5 pm Sunday April 14 with a 2 pm lecture by guest curator B. Byron Price and, from 3-5 pm, music by Bill Hearne and refreshments by the Women's Board of the Museum of New Mexico.
- 04/03/13 The New Mexico History Museum Times, April-May 2013 edition
What's new at the New Mexico History Museum? The April 14 opening of Cowboys Real and Imagined. A hunt for hints of cochineal in 18th-century paintings. A staffer who's a killer (or plays one on the silver screen). Check out the latest edition of The Museum Times by clicking here, then tap on "download PDF" at the bottom of the next page.
- 03/12/13 Itís About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico
It’s About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico celebrates the centennial of statehood by presenting a social history of the art in the Southwest. This exhibition opens May 11, 2012 at the New Mexico Museum of Art and runs through January 5, 2014 and is an official New Mexico Centennial project. High resolution images may be downloaded here from the Museum of New Mexico Media Center.T.C. Cannon, Gerald Cassidy, Judy Chicago, E. Irving Couse, Robert Henri, Marsden Hartey, Luis Jimenez, Raymond Jonson, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Florence Miller Pierce, Diego Romero, and Luis Tapia are some of the well-known artists in the exhibition.
- 03/10/13 Don Edwards, "America’s Cowboy Balladeer," Comes to the History Museum
Don Edwards, a premier performer of old-time ballads and cowboy songs, performs in the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium at 2 pm on Sunday, March 10, an advance event for the exhibition Cowboys Real and Imagined, opening April 14. Tickets for Edwards’ performance are $25 at the History Museum Shop; call (505) 982-9543 or go to www.newmexicocreates.org.
- 03/08/13 Women’s History Month Lectures
Women's Visual Narratives of New Mexico between the World Wars, by Joy Sperling, art history professor at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, at 12 pm, on Wednesday, March 13, in the History Museum's Meem Community Room.andYour Hands Will Always Be Covered with Ink: Nuns, Widows, Mavericks and Other Passionate Printers, a lecture by Kathleen Walkup, professor of book art and director of the Book Art Program at Mills College, in Oakland, Calif., at 6 pm on Friday, March 22, in the History Museum Auditorium.Both lectures are free.
- 03/06/13 Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1994 - 2011
Throughout his career Santa Fe-based artist Peter Sarkisian has been an innovator working at the cutting edge of multi-media art. Juxtaposing projected video and physical objects, his installations explore the intersection of the moving image and sculpture.Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1994-2011 opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art Friday, May 3, 2013 with a free reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico. The exhibition features 15 video and mixed-media works spanning 18 years and will be on view through August 18, 2013.
- 02/26/13 Shiprock and Mont St. Michel: Photographs by William Clift
The New Mexico Museum of Art is pleased to present this one-man exhibition by master photographer William Clift, a long-time Santa Fe resident. The exhibition opens April 19 and runs through September 8, 2013. For almost four decades, Clift has photographed two monolithic sites that dominate their expansive landscapes: Shiprock, an eroded volcanic form that rises above the northwestern New Mexico desert and is sacred to the Navajo (Diné), and Mont St. Michel, a tidal island off the north coast of France that is famous for its Romanesque-Gothic church and monastery. In this selection of more than seventy beautiful photographs, Clift shares his ongoing, nuanced exploration of the two places. “These are pictures of tremendous sensitivity and resonance,” said Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the museum. “The artist’s devoted pursuit of these two subjects from 1973 to the present demonstrates the kind of seeing that is possible with sustained concentration. It’s very different from how most photographers work today.” The artist has long been recognized for his photographs of the New Mexico landscape but his work defies easy categorization. Born in Boston in 1944, Clift began making photographs at the age of ten with an early interest in Polaroid image making. As a teenager, he took a photography workshop with Paul Caponigro and was soon affiliated with many of the established practitioners of the medium. He moved to New Mexico in 1971, where he and his wife raised a family, and has earned a reputation as a thoughtful photographer and a meticulous printer. He is represented in the museum’s collection by twenty-four prints from across his career. Regarding the exhibition, Ware said, “These photographs aren’t meant to catalog or document Shiprock and Mont St. Michel but are about the experience of being there. They capture the beauty as well as the danger of these archetypal sites in an evocative manner. The artist doesn’t add it all up for us -- what animates them is how we experience them as individual viewers.” The exhibition is accompanied by a book with more than 130 reproductions of the artist’s Shiprock and Mont St. Michel pictures. Copies are available for purchase from Clift's website (http://www.williamclift.com/). The traveling exhibition is organized by the Phoenix Art Museum, where it will premiere on January 9, 2013. Mont St. Michel and Shiprock: Photographs by William Clift is presented through the generosity of donors to the New Mexico Museum of Art’s Director’s Leadership Fund and Exhibitions Development Fund. Media Contacts: Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography New Mexico Museum of Art email@example.com Steve Cantrell, PR Manager New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs 505-476-1144 firstname.lastname@example.org ### The New Mexico Museum of Art was founded in 1917 as the Art Gallery of the Museum of New Mexico. Housed in a spectacular Pueblo Revival building designed by I. H. and William M. Rapp, it was based on their New Mexico building at the Panama-California Exposition (1915). The museum's architecture inaugurated what has come to be known as "Santa Fe Style." For nearly 100 years, the Museum has celebrated the diversity of the visual arts and the legacy of New Mexico as a cultural crossroads by collecting and exhibiting work by leading artists from New Mexico and elsewhere. This tradition continues today with a wide-array of exhibitions with work from the world’s leading artists. The New Mexico Museum of Art brings the art of New Mexico to the world and the art of the world to New Mexico. The New Mexico Museum of Art is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Information for the Public Location: Santa Fe’s Plaza at 107 West Palace Avenue. Information: 505-476-5072 or visit www.nmartmuseum.org Days/Times: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Open Free on Fridays, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day the Museum is open 7 days a week, including Mondays. Admission: Adult single-museum admission is $6 for New Mexico residents, $9 for nonresidents; OR $15 for one-day pass to two museums of your choice (Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Museum of International Folk Art, New Mexico Museum of Art, and New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors) OR $20 four-day pass to the four museums listed above. Youth 16 and under, Foundation Members, and New Mexico Veterans with 50% or more disability always free. Sundays: New Mexico residents with ID are admitted FREE, Students with ID receive a $1 discount. Wednesdays: New Mexico resident seniors (60+) with ID are free.
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- 02/07/13 Whatís New in New: Recent Acquisitions
What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions is the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s annual exhibition of new acquisitions celebrating the gallery’s namesake, Lloyd Kiva New. What’s New in New opens on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. and runs through December 30, 2013.
- 02/06/13 Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan
Taking flight this summer at the Museum of International Folk Art is Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan, an exhibition of more than 200 Japanese kites. The exhibition opens June 9, 2013 and runs through March 23, 2014.
- 02/01/13 The Museum Times, February-March 2013 ed.
Preparations for the upcoming New Mexico History Museum exhibit, Cowboys Real and Imagined. NPR's StoryCorps comes to the museum. Tales of awesome volunteers. Cool new artifacts. And a guide to upcoming events like cowboy balladeer Don Edwards and a train trip to Lamy. To download the latest edition of the History Museum's Museum Times, click here -- http://media.museumofnewmexico.org/press_releases.php?action=detail&releaseID=252 -- then click on "download PDF" at the bottom of the next page.
- 01/29/13 Whatís New in New: Recent Acquisitions
What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions is the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s annual exhibition of new acquisitions celebrating the gallery’s namesake, Lloyd Kiva New. What’s New in New opens on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. and runs through December 30, 2013. The Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico will serve refreshments in honor of Kiva New’s birthday anniversary.