• New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Dec 13, 2019

    Sayaka Ganz- Reclaimed Creations Opens At Museum

    For Immediate Release: December 13, 2019 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) –A new temporary exhibit will open at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science on January 10, 2020. The exhibit titled, “Sayaka Ganz- Reclaimed Creations,” ...

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Dec 12, 2019

    Museum Presents Untold Stories of Chaco Canyon

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will present “Revealing Untold Told Stories of Chaco Canyon: Archaeocosmology” on December 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Author Anna Sofaer, and researchers R ...

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 11, 2019

    State Historic Preservation Office approves final design of New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary

    (Santa Fe, NM) Following a recent review of the design for the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), the architectural team presented a final design that, in the words of lead architect Devendra Contractor “enhances the overall aesthetic and functionality of Vladem Contemporary” and preserves the historic integrity of the surrounding area. The SHPO review was state-mandated under the New Mexico Cultural Properties Act.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 9, 2019

    Holiday Open House at the New Mexico Museum of Art

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Gustave Baumann, a Santa Fe Legend, was an artist of many trades. His work included printmaking, painting, and marionette-making. Baumann hand-carved and decorated wooden puppets called marionettes and brought them to life in live performances. Some characters were tall and skinny, others were short and stout, some were animals and some were humans, but all had a personality and story of their own

  • New Mexico History Museum | Dec 6, 2019

    Las Posadas Reception Relocated to Portal of Palace of the Governors

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) --The reception following this year’s annual Las Posadas on the Santa Fe Plaza will be held under the portal of the Palace of the Governors at the New Mexico History Museum. The public is welcomed to enjoy hot cider, cookies and carols at the conclusion of the annual pageant. Typically held in the courtyard of the Palace of the Governors, the relocation of the reception is in an abundance of caution related to a tree damaged during recent winds.

  • New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Dec 5, 2019

    Farm & Ranch collaborates with weavers guild for exhibit

     “Local Color: Landscapes and Architecture” opens in the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Arts Corridor on Dec. 13. A free opening reception with refreshments is from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15.

  • Department of Cultural Affairs | Dec 4, 2019

    2019 Winter/2020 Spring Guide to New Mexico Museums & Historic Sites Available Online

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico,) – The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Museums & Historic Sites Guide for 2019 Winter/2020 Spring is now available online for free at http://nmculture.org/guide

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center | Nov 28, 2019

    Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment Returns to Albuquerque Journal Theatre Stage in December

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment will again be performed on the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s (NHCC) Albuquerque Journal Theatre stage this holiday season, Dec. 20-22, 2019. Last year’s production, presented by Festival Ballet Albuquerque and the NHCC, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells and full live orchestra under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, sold out.

  • Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 25, 2019

    DCA Welcomes New Legislative Liaison

    The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to welcome Michaelene M. Kyrala as the department’s newest Legislative Liaison.   

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Nov 22, 2019

    Closing of Beyond Standing Rock 

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) - The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture  (MIAC) will be closing its highly regarded exhibition, Beyond Standing Rock. The exhibit examined artistic expressions to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and provides a timely look – given the battle at Chaco Canyon – at similar encroachments and violations of Native American sovereignty, many of which have impacted Native health and sacred lands.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 19, 2019

    Picturing Passion: Artists Interpret the Penitente Brotherhood

    (Santa Fe New Mexico) – As artists arrived in New Mexico over the course of the twentieth century, they encountered no shortage of inspirational material. From the striking landscape, and regional architecture to native ceremony, the Southwest often proved exotic for artists who came from a predominantly eastern, Protestant background. One regional community that captured the attention and imaginations of artists was the Penitente Brotherhood.

  • Jemez Historic Site | Nov 19, 2019

    Light Among the Ruins Set for Two Nights at Jemez Historic Site

    Due to the enormous popularity of the Jemez Historic Site’s breath-taking and beloved annual holiday event, Light Among the Ruins has been expanded to two nights: Saturday Nov. 30 and Dec. 14.

    During the event, the ruins of Giusewa Pueblo and San José de los Jemez Mission will be decorated with hundreds of farolitos. Each evening’s program will include traditional Native American flute music and Jemez Pueblo dancers’ performing between two illuminating bon-fires. The Historic Site will also host an arts and crafts fair and have food available for purchase.

    Tickets on are on sale now: Adult $15 and Children (16 & under) $7.50. Visit http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/jemez to purchase your tickets.

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center | Nov 18, 2019

    Holiday Events and Performances at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Capture a bit of holiday magic this season at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, where a full roster of celebratory events is planned in December.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 17, 2019

    Updated Dates for Holiday Events at the New Mexico History Museum


    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- In order to accommodate the interests of sponsoring groups, the New Mexico History Museum has rescheduled two popular holiday events: the annual commemoration of Las Posadas on the Santa Fe Plaza, and the Young Native American Artists Show and Sale.

    The new dates for these events are:



    • Las Posadas – Sunday, December 8

    • Young Native Artists Show and Sale – Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15

    For additional details please visit our website at: http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org



  • Museum of International Folk Art | Nov 15, 2019

    Yokai: Ghosts and Demons from Japan Opens Sunday, December 8 at MOIFA

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) presents Yokai: Ghosts and Demons of Japan, opening December 8, 2019 and running until January 10, 2021. The Museum of International Folk Art will be one of the first museums to present a large-scale yokai-centered exhibition in the United States. Information on the public opening and associated programming included in this release.

  • Los Luceros Historic Site | Nov 15, 2019

    State’s Newest Historic Site Hosts Holiday Night-time Event

    (Alcalde, New Mexico) - Experience the magic of northern New Mexico this Holiday season at the Lights of Los Luceros.  The event takes place Saturday, Dec. 7 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Los Luceros Historic Site. 

    This unique nighttime event allows visitors to stroll the picturesque roads of Los Luceros lit by thousands of glowing farolitos. Entertainment includes Los Matachines de Alcalde and an Indigenous dance group who will perform throughout the evening around aromatic bonfires of piñon. Enjoy live music played on the piano in the Grand Sala of the Hacienda as well as Spanish guitarists and carolers.

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Nov 12, 2019

    Popular Seasonal Ornament Workshops in December at Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s popular ornament workshops return this year for four sessions in December. There are also two additional opportunities to make ornaments during the pottery demonstration of Lorrain Gala Lewis Wednesday, Dec. 11, and during the Museum Hill Holiday Stroll, Friday Dec. 13.

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Nov 12, 2019

    Holiday Closures for New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will be closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center | Nov 11, 2019

    Celebrating Luminarias, Light and the Winter Holidays: ˇIluminarte! Magical Light and Bike Parade

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) --¡Iluminarte! Magical Light and Bike Parade is a one-of-a-kind, winter holiday celebration inspired by luminarias and farolitos - a New Mexico tradition. This afternoon/evening event, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 from 5 - 8 p.m, includes a magical light and bike parade along the Paseo del Bosque Trail and short performances by Story Riders--a bilingual elementary school program focusing on bike safety and storytelling - with Circo Latino, AirDance New Mexico and Albuquerque Poet Laureate Michelle Otero.

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center | Nov 8, 2019

    Baila! Baila! and NHCC present Christmas in New Mexico ® 2019

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Make an extraordinary holiday memory this year by attending a unique New Mexico holiday program. Baila! Baila! and the National Hispanic Cultural Center present Christmas in New Mexico® 2019.

  • Museum Hill Partners | Nov 8, 2019

    Celebrate the Holidays at the 2019 Museum Hill Holiday Stroll December 13

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Make this holiday season extra special with a memorable and soul-feeding stroll among the cultural treasures on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. Join us for this annual tradition for friends and family. These are the events planned for the annual Holiday Stroll by the individual Museum Hill entities.

  • New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Nov 7, 2019

    More demos added to Farm & Ranch Museum’s annual HomeGrown food show

    HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market returns for the sixth year at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum with more demonstrations, more samples, food trucks, and many new vendors. HomeGrown will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per vehicle, and the first 100 vehicles at the event each day will receive a free burlap shopping bag.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 6, 2019

    Museum Hosts Panel Discussion About Catalogue of Gustave Baumann Woodcuts

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- The New Mexico Museum of Art will host a panel discussion about In A Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann, A Catalogue Raisonné by Gala Chamberlain, with essays by Nancy E. Green and Thomas Leech, and a foreword by Martin Krause.  The catalogue was published September 24, 2019 by Rizzoli Electa. The New Mexico Museum of Art panel discussion on the making of the book, moderated by Kate Nelson, will be held at the Museum of Art, Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The discussion will be followed by a book signing. Panelists include Gala Chamberlain, Nancy E. Green, Martin Krause, Thomas Leech, and David Skolkin.

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center | Nov 6, 2019

    Celebrate the Music of New Mexico at Música del Corazón Concert & The Musical Adventures of John Donald Robb

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The National Hispanic Cultural Center is the setting for two unique evenings of diverse entertainment about our past and our future.  Be part of the celebration of ¡Música del Corazón! on November 13, and the celebration of Hispano folk songs with the Film: ¡COLORES! The Musical Adventures of John Donald Robb in New Mexico on November 14.

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Nov 6, 2019

    Museum Opens Exhibit on Molluscs

    New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science opens exhibit on Molluscs

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center | Nov 4, 2019

    “First Lady of Puerto Rican Genealogy” Personal Book Collection Donated by Family

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The National Hispanic Cultural Center Library and Archives has received a generous donation of 238 books and a collection of papers from the personal library of Dr. Estela Cifre de Loubriel. Considered the “First Lady of Puerto Rican Genealogy,” Estela Cifre de Loubriel’s books and collection includes research on Puerto Rican emigration, immigration, and genealogy.  Many of the books were written and published in Puerto Rico.  Other books include a selection of children’s primers for the classroom, storybooks, and an outstanding collection of volumes containing fairy tales, fables, folk tales and more. The books and papers will become part of the NHCC’s library, archive, and special collections.

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Nov 3, 2019

    Rotary Club of Albuquerque and Museum Host Annual Literacy Event

    Join the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and the Rotary Club of Albuquerque for their 4th Annual Literacy Event.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 1, 2019

    New Mexico Museum of Art presents "The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo"

    A traveling exhibition of prints and drawing from the British Museum illustrates the story of Christ. 

    This winter the New Mexico Museum of Art will host The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo on view January 25, 2020 – April 19, 2020. This traveling exhibition of more than fifty drawings and prints, organized by the British Museum from their extensive collection, tells the story of Italian art beginning with the Renaissance and ending in the 18th century through an examination of how artists have depicted the saga of Christ.

  • Department of Cultural Affairs | Oct 31, 2019

    Santa Fe Museums Close on Mondays for Winter

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico ) – Four New Mexico museums adopt their annual winter schedule effective Monday,  November, 4, 2019.  The seasonal hour change will be in effect at the New Mexico Museum of Art and the New Mexico History Museum off Santa Fe Plaza; and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill.

    During winter months, all four museums are closed on Mondays. During this period, the Museum Hill Café will also be closed on Mondays.

    Monday October, 28 was the final Monday opening until spring 2020.

    Winter hours, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  are in effect Nov. 4, 2019 through April 27, 2020.

    Monday openings resume May 4, 2020, when the museums resumes daily operations.

  • New Mexico State Library | Oct 29, 2019

    Nominations Open for Inaugural State Poet Laureate

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- Nominations open Wednesday, Oct. 30 for the position of State Poet Laureate.  Sponsored by Senator Bill O’Neill, the 2019 legislature created the program within the Department of Cultural Affairs, developed as a partnership between the New Mexico State Library and New Mexico Arts.

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