New Mexico History Museum | Jan 16, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) – During the fall of 2018, the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art will hold a two day-symposium commemorating the 100th Anniversary of artist Gustave Baumann’s arrival in New Mexico. The event entitled, “Gathering for Gus” will be held Friday and Saturday, September 28 & 29, 2018 at the two Santa Fe museums located across the street from each other.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 15, 2018
SAN MARINO, Calif.— The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens and the New Mexico Museum of Art announced today that “Frederick Hammersley: To Paint without Thinking,” an exhibition on view at The Huntington through Jan. 22, will travel to the New Mexico venue, where it will be on view from May 26 through Sept. 29, 2018. The exhibition showcases the American artist’s sketchbooks, notebooks, inventories, and vibrant color swatches to illuminate the systematic process he used to create his lively hard-edge geometric paintings. The presentation in New Mexico, where the artist lived from 1968 until his death in 2009, will be expanded by a dozen additional works from New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection.
Museum of International Folk Art | Jan 14, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) – One of Santa Fe’s favorite community events, the Folk Art Flea, will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill. From toys to textiles and jewelry to masks from all over the world, The Flea features an impressive array of well-priced folk art treasures. The treasured “Collectors’ Corner” returns with especially rare and unique items. The event is presented by the Museum Foundation of New Mexico’s Folk Art Committee in support of the Museum of International Folk Art Museum (MoIFA).
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 12, 2018
In partnership with the School for Advanced Research (SAR), the New Mexico Museum of Art presents a series of public presentations in honor of the centennial celebration of the Museum of Art, SAR’s 110th anniversary, and the 40th anniversary of the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at SAR. These presentations will take place beginning in February 2018 and continue through October 2018.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jan 10, 2018
In anticipation of the February 10 opening of a blockbuster exhibition about Leonardo da Vinci, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is offering enjoyable family activities to introduce visitors to this well-known Renaissance artist, inventor, engineer, scientist, naturalist, and life-long learner. This orientation to the topics that will be covered in the upcoming exhibition will give each family member an opportunity to discover their own muse and interests through the eyes of one of the greatest minds of the last five hundred years.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Jan 4, 2018
The exhibit, “Form & Function: Objects with Flair,” opens on Jan. 12. This fun exhibit features 44 objects from the museum’s collections that combine usefulness and beauty. Antique Treasures Day is Jan. 21.
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | Jan 3, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) – This summer marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo between the United States and many Navajo leaders which will be commemorated at the Bosque Redondo Memorial in June. This free event is hosted by the Navajo Nation, the Mescalero Apache Tribe and by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs parent agency of New Mexico Historic sites which includes the Bosque Redondo Memorial.
Wonders on Wheels | Jan 1, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) — From mid-April through the end of 2017, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Wonder on Wheels (WoW) mobile museum was visited by 17,430 New Mexicans. WoW’s featured exhibit for 2017 sampled the vast paleontological resources held by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) in Albuquerque. In this exhibit, children learned how fossils were formed, what paleontologists do, what dinosaurs ate, how they lived, and their habitat.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Dec 26, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) – There is an astronomical trifecta happening January 31 – a Super Blue Moon Eclipse. On that morning, the moon will be full and is both a Super Moon and Blue Moon and it will also be totally eclipsed! During the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science’s $5 First Friday event on January 5 there will be a preview event of this astronomical phenomenon convergence.
New Mexico History Museum | Dec 11, 2017
The New Mexico History Museum and the Santa Fe Opera will each feature presentations exploring New Mexico’s Atomic Histories during 2018 and 2019. The History Museum’s Atomic Histories exhibition opens June 3, 2018 and runs through May 2019. The exhibition will highlight American artist Meridel Rubenstein’s artwork including two photo/video/glass/steel installations from the traveling exhibition Critical Mass (1993-97) and “Oppenheimer’s Chair” (1995) commissioned by the first SITE Santa Fe Biennial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first atomic test.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Dec 6, 2017
It is now easier for amateur explorers to find and identify treasures in our state or where they live, thanks to a new book written by New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Educator Michael Sanchez.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Dec 6, 2017
A new exhibit opening soon at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum showcases a lifetime of beautifully creative work by the late Las Cruces artist Connie Garcia. The show, “Connie Garcia: A Lifetime of Art,” opens with a fr ...
Museum of Natural History and Science | Dec 5, 2017
A 245 million-year-old fossil horseshoe crab recently discovered in Idaho has been named Vaderlimulus because the animal’s head shield resembles the helmet worn by Darth Vader from the Star Wars film series. Paleontologists from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque (Allan J Lerner, Spencer G. Lucas) and the University of Colorado at Denver (Martin Lockley) just published a scientific article describing the extinct fossil horseshoe crab. Their findings were published in the latest issue of the German paleontological journal Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, which is the world’s oldest paleontological journal.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 4, 2017
In honor of the New Mexico Museum of Art Centennial year celebration, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation made permanent its long-term loan of the Georgia O’Keeffe’s Desert Abstraction (Bear Lake) to the Museum. With this move, the 1931 O’Keeffe piece, becomes part of the Museum of Art’s permanent
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Dec 2, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 2, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—Wonders on Wheels mobile museum presents a unique look at the twenty-four Native American tribal communities of New Mexico, told through the eyes of Pueblo, Apache, and Navajo children. Adminis ...
Museum of International Folk Art | Nov 28, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 28, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—As part of an innovative public-private partnership, Peruvian Connection announces that for the month of December 2017, 10 percent of shoppers’ purchases at its Santa Fe store, 328 S. Gu ...
New Mexico Historic Sites | Nov 28, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) -- New Mexico Historic Sites has selected one of its own, Ranger Ethan Ortega, as the new Instructional Coordinator. Vacant since mid-June the instructional coordinator’s role has been significantly expanded. In his new position, Ranger Ortega will continue to service Coronado Historic Site as well as the entire Northern Region of New Mexico Historic Sites including Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs and Los Luceros property in Alcalde.
In his new position, Ranger Ortega is initially tasked with reimagining the exhibits at Jemez Historic Site. He will work in tandem with Jemez Instructional Coordinator Marlon Magdalena on public outreach and digital media promoting the sites.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Nov 27, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) -- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will be filled with musical sounds on the evening of December 8. Live musicians will perform in the final event associated with the museum’s current exhibition Wild Music: Songs & Sounds of Nature. Two groups will be sending joyous music throughout the museum. The Young Musicians Initiative (YMI) will perform at 6 p.m. and de Profundis, an acapella men’s group, will sing at 8 p.m. in the atrium.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Nov 27, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Monday, November 27, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, announces two screenings of The Missing (2003), Sunday, December 3, 10 am and 1 pm in MIAC’s Kathryn O’Keeffe Thea ...
Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 26, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) – The free New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs 2017 Museums & Historic Sites Winter Guide is now available online at nmculture.org/guide.
This year’s guide features an historic photo of the New Mexico Museum of Art on the cover in recognition of the Museum’s Centennial Year. As the storied Museum of Art launches into a second century of service to New Mexico, it hosts three new exhibitions: Horizons: People & Place in 20th Century New Mexican Art; Shifting Light: Photographic Perspectives; and Contact: Local to Global which like the other centennial exhibitions, highlights the engagement of artists with New Mexico, the Museum of Art with artists and collectors.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Nov 21, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) – Keep your young explorers engaged and active this winter with one of the day-long Young Explorers Winter Camps at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. The camps start December 18th and run through January 2nd. All camps are for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th.
New Mexico History Museum | Nov 19, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) — Before radio and television, when making music at home was the evening’s entertainment and playing the piano was considered an essential talent among the middle class, sheet music was the music consumer’s gateway to the world.” The New Mexico History Museum celebrates this era with sheet music of popular songs about the State of New Mexico, dating from the mid-19th through the mid-20th centuries, in the new exhibition The Land That Enchants Me So: Popular Songs of New Mexico which opens on Friday, March 2, 2018. The show spotlights graphically striking sheet-music covers published from 1840s through about 1960, along with other printed materials, sound recordings, and memorabilia relating to New Mexico and its musical life.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 16, 2017
The New Mexico Museum of Art launches its Centennial year celebration Saturday, November 25, after being closed more than two months for a significant renovation. Three new exhibitions opened as New Mexico’s first Museum sets out on its second century.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 12, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) --- New Mexico’s artistic past, present and future converge during 2017 as the New Mexico Museum of Art celebrates its 100th birthday! As part of this historic reopening, the Museum of Art also unveils three new exhibitions. On Nov ...
Museum of Natural History and Science | Nov 10, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) – Who will build the amazing future of our human race? That question sparks a giant-screen adventure unlike any other in DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World, an epically fun tour of inspiration through the visionary advances made by yesterday’s, today’s – and most thrillingly of all, tomorrow’s – engineers. This film is the perfect encapsulation of what engineering is all about: ordinary people finding ways to defy the impossible and change the world, and their own lives, in the process.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 9, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—Thursday, November 16, the New Mexico Association of Museums will present two important awards to individuals with strong ties to the Department of Cultural Affairs and its museums. The present ...
New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 8, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) -- With an eye toward the future, the ongoing renovation at the New Mexico Museum of Art is addressing sustainability issues to protect and preserve future exhibitions. Closed since mid-September for an extensive upgrade, the Museum reopens at 10:00AM on November 25th, launching its Centennial year celebration. The renovation work will restore, as much as possible, the original elegant simplicity of the interior public spaces of this building; and improve the visitor experience by creating a more welcoming entrance and brighter galleries that are more conducive to the enjoyment of art, as they were in 1917.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Nov 7, 2017
(Albuquerque, NM) –The possibility of people flying, like birds, mystified man until he figured out how to do it. Centuries before the American Wright brothers launched their flying machine, acclaimed Italian genius Leonardo da Vinci worked to find a practical solution to the challenge of flight. He studied the flights and physical structure of birds, making detailed drawings of flight and several mechanical wing devices. He designed many mechanical devices, including parachutes. About 1485, da Vinci drew detailed plans for a human-pow
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Nov 6, 2017
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Food produced in New Mexico is showcased at the fourth-annual “HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market” on Nov. 18-19 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. More than 100 g ...
Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 6, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) - All museums under the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) will offer free admission to active duty military, veterans, and National Guard personnel in celebration of Veteran’s Day, November 10, 2017.