New Mexico State Library | May 24, 2022
Letters About Literature encourages young readers in grades 4 -12 to read a book and write a personal letter to the author explaining how the book changed or shaped their perspective on themselves or the world. NMSL believes that the lives of our state’s young readers are enriched when they are asked to reflect on literature in this way.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | May 23, 2022
The museums and historic sites of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs are offering free admission to first responders and residents impacted by New Mexico’s wildfires.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | May 18, 2022
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, will unveil its brand new permanent exhibition, Here, Now and Always, on July 2, 2022, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe.
Museum of International Folk Art | May 17, 2022
Musica buena means good music, and that is what the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs’ Wonders on Wheels (WoW) 38-foot RV will bring to Carlsbad on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for free. WoW features the Museum of International Folk Arts’ (MOIFA’s) “Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico,” now on exhibit at the museum. The community will be able to see and touch some of the musical instruments and costumes from MOIFA and enjoy live entertainment by Así se Baila Ballet Folklorico and Flamenco en Nuevo México by Pasión Flamenca.
New Mexico Historic Sites | May 6, 2022
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and New Mexico Historic Sites announce that preservation work has begun on some of the historic buildings at Fort Stanton Historic Site.
Museum of International Folk Art | May 5, 2022
New Mexico residents will be bringing their precious heirlooms and garage sale treasures to Milner Plaza on Museum Hill on June 14, 2022, when ANTIQUES ROADSHOW arrives in the capital city.
New Mexico Museum of Art | May 4, 2022
International supply chain issues and cold weather will delay completion of construction on the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary. Production disruptions, particularly in the steel and lumber industry, have caused significant delays. Late March snowstorms and cold temperatures caused additional interruptions to the concrete work. As a result, construction will not be completed until late winter.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | May 4, 2022
Get ready, Chocoholics: a new exhibition that explores every aspect of your favorite sweet treat is coming to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) this summer.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | May 2, 2022
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA) announced today that Khristaan Villela, executive director of Museum of International Folk Art and chair of arts and sciences for NMDCA, has become an associate director at Getty Research Institute. He will oversee the Dissemination and External Affairs.
Museum of International Folk Art | Apr 29, 2022
Beginning at noon at the Magdalena Public Library on May 7, visitors can enjoy a world of music inside Wonders on Wheels (WoW) – the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA) 38-foot RV that brings New Mexico music from Santa Fe’s Museum of International Folk Art to the state’s communities.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Apr 29, 2022
As part of the grand opening of Bosque Redondo Memorial’s permanent exhibition “A Place of Suffering…A Place of Survival” on May 28, R.B. Burnham & Company will be hosting one of their Native American art and rug auction. They are a trading company situated in Sanders, Arizona, a small reservation border town. 25 to 30 rugs will be made available through the auction, as well as baskets, jewelry, and pottery. The auction begins at 3:00 pm, but visitors will be able to view auction items throughout the day alongside the rest of the day’s events.
New Mexico Arts | Apr 22, 2022
Nominations for the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts are now open. Nominations may include individual New Mexican artists working in any discipline who have demonstrated outstanding achievement; individuals who have consistently made significant or distinguished contributions to the arts in New Mexico; or businesses, nonprofits, or foundations with sustained involvement in and support for the arts.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Apr 21, 2022
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce that New Mexico State Librarian Eli Guinnee will also join agency leadership with the additional role of Chair of Engagement and Education, effective immediately.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 14, 2022
Scientists with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) published new research this week in the scientific journal Oikos. They found a pattern common to isolated systems where small organisms often get larger (gigantism) and large organisms typically get smaller (dwarfism), known as the Island Rule or Island Syndrome.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Apr 13, 2022
Head to the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) for a weekend of Flamenco in Albuquerque at the end of the month. On April 29 and 30, Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company with Dallas’s Orchestra of New Spain will debut their new performance Quem Quæritis? A Flamenco Drama.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Apr 12, 2022
This year’s market will highlight a diverse array of Indigenous artists from across the Southwest, showcasing jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, fashion, beadwork, textiles and more. Participating artists keep 100% of their sales from the market.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Apr 12, 2022
“Seasons of Enchantment: Painting the New Mexico Farm and Ranch” features 28 works of art by members of the society. A public meet-and-greet with the artists is planned for 12 to 2 p.m. on April 23 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Entry is free to this reception and the art show only.
New Mexico Arts | Apr 12, 2022
The New Mexico Arts division of the Cultural Affairs Department is happy to announce that New Mexico’s Poetry Out Loud champion, Analisa Ibarra, is preparing to participate in the national semifinal competition in May.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Apr 11, 2022
On Sunday, May 1, 2022, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) will celebrate its 2022 Living Treasure, Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo) with an artist talk at 1pm, a book signing at 2pm, and entertainment from 3-5pm.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 11, 2022
The New Mexico History Museum and the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts are pleased to announce the opening of Honoring Tradition and Innovation, an exhibition commemorating 100 years of Santa Fe’s Indian Market, 1922-2022. The exhibition opens August 7, 2022.
New Mexico Arts | Apr 11, 2022
New Mexico Arts will competitively award Rescue Plan funds to eligible organizations in New Mexico. The funds are intended to help support jobs in the arts sector, keep the doors open to arts organizations statewide, and assist the field in its response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 7, 2022
On April 23, please join New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League for a hybrid in-person and virtual symposium marking the 20th anniversary of the historical marker.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Apr 7, 2022
Beautiful artwork recently acquired by the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is now featured in the northern part of the Museum’s Central Corridor. Six works of art that include five different mediums are displayed. This is an opportuni ...
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Apr 7, 2022
Join us at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) for a unique performance that highlights New Mexico’s blend of cultures through classical and contemporary dance. NHCC and Festival Ballet Albuquerque present Sacred Journeys III.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 5, 2022
On April 16, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 16 mission’s launch, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) will remember the past of human space exploration, while also looking to the future with the new mission to return people to the moon.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Apr 4, 2022
The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) and the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) are thrilled to welcome Dr. Ana Castillo for two evenings of Hispanic and Latiné literature on April 7-8.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 4, 2022
A paleontologist from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science assisted with research on the brain development of mammals that has appeared in one of the world’s most prestigious academic journals.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Mar 31, 2022
New Mexico Historic Sites announces the grand opening commemoration event for the permanent interpretive exhibition “Bosque Redondo: A Place of Suffering…A Place of Survival” on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner Historic Site. A full day of events is planned, including welcome speeches, music, and cultural dance performances from Navajo (Diné) and Mescalero Apache (Ndé) community members, activities for children, and a complimentary barbeque lunch for the first 500 guests made possible by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and the Friends of Bosque Redondo Memorial. A Navajo rug and Native American art auction will be held in the afternoon. Tribal partners, VIP guests, all the collaborative partners, and the public are invited.
New Mexico Museum of Space History | Mar 21, 2022
The New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to welcome Leah Tookey, Curator of History at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, as the guest speaker for the Launch Pad Lecture on Friday, April 1. Home on the Range: From Ranches to Rockets tells the story of the ranchers who were forced off their land, and the military and defense industry that would turn it into a military complex. The Launch Pad Lecture begins at 9:00 am on the museum’s first floor and is free to the public.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Mar 18, 2022
New Mexico Historic Sites is delighted to welcome Norvell Carpenter as a new maintenance and repair worker at Fort Stanton Historic Site. His first day was December 13, 2021.