Department of Cultural Affairs

Culture Day: Celebrating New Mexico’s Diversity at the Roundhouse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT
Kat Andersen
505-670-8060
kat.andersen@state.nm.us

(Santa Fe, NM)— The Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce Culture Day, taking place on March 4, 2019 at the Roundhouse. From 8:00am to 2:30pm, a collection of New Mexico’s cultural organizations and museums will exhibit aspects of the state’s diverse landscape.

New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will present carding, spinning, and weaving wool while the New Mexico Arts staff will provide books, CDs, and posters from their Traditional Folk Arts and Poetry programs. New Mexico Arts will also be showing videos from their Public Art program as well as their New Mexico Arts grant funding recipients. Activities include a Mole Tortilla printing contest, presented by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The giveaway prize will be Bueno tortillas.

Experience New Mexico’s heritage with the Department of Cultural Affairs’ rich divisions. This event is free and family friendly.

 

Culture Day Event Details

Date: March 4, 2019

Location: The Roundhouse, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM, 87501

Time: 8:00am to 2:30pm

Tickets: This event is free and family friendly

 

About the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs:  http://www.newmexicoculture.org/   

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 which 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. The Department also oversees the New Mexico State Library, Historic Preservation Division, New Mexico Arts, and the Office of Archaeological Studies.  Events, news releases and images about activities in divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org.



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