Museum of Natural History and Science | Jul 18, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – In the coming weeks, the planet Mars will be closer to the Earth than it will be again for decades. For its First Friday evening event August 3, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) will offer information about the Red Planet and a possibility to see it through telescopes. With the extension of Da Vinci — The Genius through Aug. 29, this will also be the final First Friday offering reduced admission prices before the exhibition ends.
Museum of International Folk Art | Jul 10, 2018
The exhibition A Gathering of Voices celebrates the promised gift to the Museum of International Folk Art of the collection of Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg. A founder of the International Folk Art Market and former owner of the famous Clay Angel shop in Santa Fe, Espinar has collected some of the world’s best folk art. The museum opens the exhibition Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. It runs through Aug. 25, 2019.
Comprising primarily ceramic traditions from Mexico, Spain, France, Hungary, Morocco and numerous other countries, the collection also includes rich holdings of New Mexico santos, Latin American retablos and metalwork, furniture and textiles from around the world. The exhibition brings together the various voices of international cultures and living traditions, through the vision of one collector.
New Mexico History Museum | Jul 9, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - The historic Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe will close to the public for six months beginning in August as the next phase of the multi-year remodeling project commences. The remodeling project began in 2016-2017 with new exterior stucco and plaster. The New Mexico History Museum, the Palace Press, the History Library and Photo Archives remain open throughout the duration of the Palace closure.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jul 5, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is pleased to announce that the Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition is being extended an extra month through August 29, 2018 due to popular demand.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Jul 3, 2018
The 15th-annual Ice Cream Sunday, which happens to land on National Ice Cream Day, is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 15. The event features free frozen custard for the first 600 visitors, ice cream making, games, and ice cream sandwich eating races.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jul 3, 2018
Audiences at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) Planetarium will discover how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping today’s world, in the California Academy of Sciences’ latest original planetarium show, Incoming!
Fort Stanton Historic Site | Jul 2, 2018
Fort Stanton Historic Site is proud to announce that a new art exhibit entitled, “Becoming Billy” will open inside the site’s main museum Friday, July 6, 2018. A reception and official opening will be held at 6 p.m. that evening.
The entire New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs family is still mourning the loss of Santa Fe artist Maurice Turetsky who died in February 2018. A professional artist, painter and sculptor, Turetsky, a Philadelphia native and his wife Susan moved to Santa Fe in 1995. Mr. Turetsky was a fervent supporter of New Mexico Historic Sites, specifically those in Lincoln County.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jun 22, 2018
The next First Friday evening event at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science explores Leonardo da Vinci’s views of the natural world. On Friday evening, July 6, museum visitors will have one last chance to enjoy discounted prices to see Da Vinci — The Genius since this will be the final First Friday before the exhibition ends.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jun 21, 2018
(Albuquerque, NM) - Experience Asteroid Day at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, learn about asteroids, NASA’s mission to the asteroid belt.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jun 20, 2018
Delve into history where it happened this summer at events at New Mexico Historic Site
New Mexico State Library | Jun 18, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - Changes are coming to the New Mexico State Library! The Southwest Room collection is moving to the main library on the second floor. Work will begin Monday, July 2. Once the move is complete, all the collections will be available from a single service point on the second floor. The consolidation of collections will allow library staff to provide convenient, consistent access to all the State Library resources.
Museum Hill Partners | Jun 15, 2018
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, which oversees the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, announces both museums will be closed to the public effective at noon, Thursday, July 19 for a special private event.
Coronado Historic Site | Jun 11, 2018
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) presents Coronado Historic Site and the Friends of Coronado Historic Site an Award of Merit for Dig Kuaua. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 73rd year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jun 7, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) --- Take to the dance floor and explore the depths of your artistic talent with a paintbrush and a glass of wine Friday night, June 15 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. The Museum is hosting Libations &a ...
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jun 4, 2018
As the 2017/2018 school year ends, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science reports, 191 separate groups from New Mexico public and private schools have toured the Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science since it opened February 10.
Museum of International Folk Art | Jun 2, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – This month, the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) welcomes a group of socially engaged artists from Lima Peru who will collaborate with local artists to create works that bridge North and South America. Carol Fernandez and Fernando Castro, founders of the screen printing collective Amapolay will be in Santa Fe from June 25 through July first. Amapolay will be collaborating with local print makers to create works around shared issues across international borders.
Museum of Natural History and Science | May 25, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- Acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb will be the first speaker in a new lecture series being launched by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, entitled “The Brain: It’s More Than You Think.” Gelb will speak July 26, three days before the current blockbuster exhibition Da Vinci—The Genius closes July 29, and, in anticipation of two planned exhibitions coming in 2019. Coming in February 2019, the NMMNHS will host an exhibition from the Drug Enforcement Administration Museum called “Drugs: Costs and Consequence, Opening Eyes to the Damages Drugs Cause” as well as another traveling exhibit on the human brain entitled “Brain: The Inside Story.”
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | May 23, 2018
(Fort Sumner, New Mexico) – These are the free public events planned at the Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9, to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Navajo Treaty of 1868.
Throughout the two-day commemoration at the Bosque Redondo Memorial, Native artisans will be on-site offering traditional jewelry, weavings and food.
New Mexico History Museum | May 22, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - Meridel Rubenstein’s two mixed media installations, Oppenheimer’s Chair and The Meeting comprised of photos, video, glass and steel, will be a featured highlight of the New Mexico History Museum’s upcoming Atomic Histories exhibition, opening June 3, 2018, through May 2019.
Jemez Historic Site | May 21, 2018
(Jemez Springs, New Mexico) – Get set to be serenaded Saturday nights this June and July by campers from the Hummingbird Music Camp performing at the Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs. The concerts will happen every Saturday night between May 26 and July 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. inside the 17th century wall of San Jose de los Jemez Mission.
Museum of Natural History and Science | May 18, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The next First Friday evening event at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science explores the technological genius of Leonardo da Vinci. On Friday evening, June 1, museum visitors who take advantage of discounted prices to see Da Vinci — The Genius can also study how Leonardo da Vinci envisioned the future of mechanical technology more than 500 years ago.
Department of Cultural Affairs | May 16, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - Eight state-run museums and Historic Sites under the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) are joining the 2018 launch of Blue Star Museums, the ninth annual collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2018. A list of participating museums nationwide is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
New Mexico History Museum | May 15, 2018
Next month, the New Mexico Historic Museum and the Santa Fe Book Art group jointly host a lecture by Santa Fe resident and professional calligrapher Randall Hasson. Hasson will recount the fascinating story of the creation of a new alphabet, of bringing the script into the digital world, and its spread at an astounding rate. Mr. Hasson’s serendipitous meeting with Ibrahima Barry, one of two brothers who invented and implemented a unique alphabetic writing system in present-day West Africa is the topic of the presentation on this remarkable endeavor.
Los Luceros | May 14, 2018
(Alcalde, New Mexico) – From ancient pueblo settlements to Spanish colonial haciendas, Los Luceros Historic Property has provided a bountiful life for people through the centuries. This summer, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs’ Historic Sites division invites you and your family to enjoy the Los Luceros Historic property.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | May 11, 2018
Santa Fe’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, a premier repository of Native art and material culture, will have a large role in an exhibition opening in midsummer 2018 at Disney Epcot’s American Heritage Gallery at the American Adventure Pavilion. The exhibition, Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art, is made possible through collaboration among Epcot, MIAC, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | May 11, 2018
(Fort Sumner, New Mexico) –Two full days of activity are planned at the Bosque Redondo Memorial Site at Fort Sumner June 8 and 9 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Navajo Treaty of 1868, the formation of the Navajo Nation, and the 50th anniversary of the Fort Sumner Historic Site The events include a seven-mile walk June 9 from the memorial to Fort Sumner High School, oral histories from direct descendants of Long Walk survivors, tribal dances and a rare opportunity to see the long-missing copy of the Treaty.
“The two-days of events at Bosque Redondo are scheduled to follow Navajo vice president Jonathan Nez’s 400-mile run from Fort Sumner to Window Rock and the Navajo Nation’s commemoration events of the Treaty anniversary and the Dine’ people’s return to their homelands,” said Patrick Moore, Director of New Mexico Historic sites which oversees the Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | May 11, 2018
May 19 is a day full of special programs, demonstrations and activities as the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | May 10, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo, signed June 1, 1868, by displaying an extraordinary wool rug woven in tribute to the Long Walk. Created in the early 1900s, the rug is an impressive 9 ft. by 15 ft., last displayed at MIAC in 1996.
New Mexico Museum of Art | May 9, 2018
The New Mexico Museum of Art is pleased to announce an exhibition about the work and working methods of Frederick Hammersley will be on view from May 26, 2018 through Sept. 9, 2018. Frederick Hammersley: To Paint without Thinking looks at the artist’s meticulous record keeping as a significant aspect of his practice, and features over 60 objects, pairing items from Hammersley’s archives with seven paintings, including the New Mexico Museum of Art’s recently conserved Couplet, #15 1965(1968), and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens’ See saw, #3 1966. It also includes dozens of other works, including lithographs, silkscreens, and computer drawings from the collections of The Huntington, New Mexico Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Palm Springs Art Museum, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.