New Mexico History Museum

Marking Time: A Calendar-Making Workshop

December 13, 2012


What events do you look forward to? What days do you mark and remember? Keeping track of your daily schedule on a handheld electronic device may be the new normal, but in days of not-so-yore we relied on paper calendars that we marked up, doodled on, and jazzed up with designs of our own, then tacked to the wall for the entire family.

In that spirit, the education staffs of the New Mexico History Museum and New Mexico Museum of Art invite you to join us in creating personalized calendars for 2013. Pulling inspiration from Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible at the New Mexico History Museum (closing on December 30) and It's About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico at the New Mexico Museum of Art, you can illuminate each month with seasonal images, drawings, collages, or glitter and note the days that mean the most to you. Mother’s Day? The winter solstice? A wedding anniversary or a milestone birthday?

This hands-on activity will be fun for all ages. Bring your creative self and we’ll supply the art materials. Resolve to have some fun at both museums over the holidays.

What: Marking Time: A Calendar-Making Event

Who: All museum visitors, young and old

When and where:

·         Thursday, December 27, 10:30 am and 2 pm, second-floor Gathering Space, New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe; (505) 476-5200.

·         Thursday, January 3, 10:30 am and 2 pm, lobby, New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 West Palace Ave., Santa Fe. (505) 476-5072. 

Cost: Free with admission; children 16 and under free every day.

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