FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2017
Mary Ann Hatchitt
(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 centennialyYear. 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
The 2017 Museum & Historic Site Holiday Guide delves into the blockbuster exhibition coming to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque in 2018, Da Vinci—The Genius. Beginning February 10, 2018, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and Grande Exhibitions will present Da Vinci – The Genius, the most comprehensive exploration of Leonardo da Vinci’s work ever created, for a limited engagement in Albuquerque. The interactive experience will immerse guests in Leonardo’s timeless brilliance through full-scale interpretations of the mastermind’s inventions and unparalleled studies of his iconic art.
Articles in this year’s guide include recent discoveries unearthed during a dig at Coronado Historic Site last summer; a tour of Los Luceros Historic property in Alcade, and an extensive calendar featuring cultural events and activities through April. Download your free 2017 Museum & Historic Site Holiday guide at nmculture.org/guide. Get the most out of your travels in New Mexico with the Cultural Atlas of New Mexico - a free cross-platform mobile app and website is a free guide to the historic and cultural points of interest throughout in the state, organized by region, proximity and topic. Download the Cultural Atlas at http://atlas.newmexicoculture.org.
About the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs: Created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature, the Department of Cultural Affairs represents New Mexico’s dedication to preserving and celebrating the cultural integrity and diversity of our state. The Department oversees a broad range of New Mexico’s arts and cultural heritage agencies. These include 15 divisions representing a variety of programs and services. Among its primary functions is the management of the largest state sponsored museum system in the country. New Mexico’s historic sites and state-run museums are located across the state and include: New Mexico Historic Sites, Statewide; New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe; New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo; New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque; New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces; and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque.