Museum of Natural History and Science | Mar 21, 2018
Unleash your imagination and curiosity and contemplate man’s ability to fly like the birds. As part of the current, temporary exhibition Da Vinci—The Genius at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, find out how Leonardo da Vinci’s illustrations and study of natural flight eventually lead to modern aircraft during the next First Friday, April 6, from 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Jemez Historic Site | Mar 20, 2018
Starting Aug. 16, come see what is buried beneath your feet at “Dig Giusewa!”
In partnership with the Friends of Coronado Historic Site and the Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico Historic Sites is pleased to announce a new program at Jemez Historic Site, entitled “Dig Giusewa.” Running every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday between Aug. 16 and Oct. 6, archaeologists, tribal members, and volunteers will work to systematically excavate a five-by-five-meter area just north of the Visitor Center.
Wonders on Wheels | Mar 19, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs mobile museum Wonder on Wheels (WoW) is on the road with a new display for 2018. The featured exhibit from the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) is entitled Indigenous New Mexico: Sharing the Wonders of Our World. Among the venues WoW visits in the next few weeks are Jemez Pueblo and the Roundhouse.
Students and teachers at Jemez Day School will get a chance to experience the MIAC exhibit when the retrofitted RV visits Jemez Pueblo. WoW will be at Jemez Day School, 245 Day School Road, Jemez Pueblo Tuesday, March 27, from 8:15-9:45 a.m.
Lawmakers, legislative staff, and the public are invited to visit Wonders on Wheels Monday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. when it will be parked on Don Gaspar outside the State Capitol building
New Mexico Historic Sites | Mar 17, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – During 160 years in operation, Fort Stanton’s served as an Army post, tuberculosis sanatorium, internment camp and correctional facility. With infamy gained through the Lincoln County Wars, and the lives of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett, the history of Lincoln, New Mexico is riddled with acts of revenge, vigilante justice and senseless violence. Between 1870 and 1886, more than 50 people met a violent end along the main road.
Reports of paranormal activity in these two storied southeastern New Mexico Historic Sites dates back more than a century. Spine-tingling tales from former workers and people who have had unusual experiences at these and other New Mexico venues are being preserved by the Lincoln County Paranormal Society (LCPS).
Museum of Natural History and Science | Mar 14, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – New Mexico school students have a rare opportunity to explore their own genius by creating a video showcasing the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) into their education.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Mar 8, 2018
Today, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the New Mexico Museum of Art, and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation announced a gift of $4 million, and unveiled the name and architectural design of the museum’s new contemporary art venue, located at 404 Montezuma, at the Santa Fe Railyard.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Mar 7, 2018
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces that the four Santa Fe museums will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Because free admission is offered to New Mexico Residents the first Sunday of every month, free admission will be offered on Sunday, April 8, 2018 instead.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Mar 2, 2018
New Mexico Historic Sites will host the following series of public events this spring.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Mar 1, 2018
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) periodically features art recently acquired through gifts or purchases. What’s New in New: Selections from the Carol Warren Collection, highlights the collection donated to the Museum by Carol Warren, who was a volunteer in the Collections Department for more than 20 years.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 27, 2018
The New Mexico Museum of Art and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation invite the public to attend an unveiling of the architectural design of the museum’s new contemporary art annex in the Railyard Arts District. The unveiling, which will also feature a surprise announcement, is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1:30pm, at the Halpin Building at 404 Montezuma.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Feb 25, 2018
(Albuquerque, N.M.) – From the Vitruvian Man to his study of a woman’s hands, Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings of the human body are among his most famous works. Lesser known are his wing-based flight inventions and drawings of horses in motion for sculptures and murals. As part of the current exhibition Da Vinci—The Genius, find out what can still be learned from these works as the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science focuses on da Vinci’s anatomical drawings during $5 First Friday March 2 from 5:30 – 9 p.m.
New Mexico State Library | Feb 25, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) – Two new bookmobiles are being dispatched to serve thousands of rural New Mexicans without access to a public library by the New Mexico State Library, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. The new bookmobiles will serve two of the three routes covered by the State Library – the Northeast Route of the Cimarron office, and the East Route out of Tucumcari.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Feb 23, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) – Famed Santa Fe artist Maurice Turetsky died Tuesday, Feb. 20. A professional artist, painter and sculptor, Turetsky, a Philadelphia native and his wife Susan, moved to Santa Fe in 1995.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Feb 23, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2018 (Santa Fe, NM)—For those who love museums, and want to go behind-the-scenes to learn how favorite museum exhibitions are designed and installed, there’s a new opportunity to do just that starting in March 2018. Museum Resources, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, which designs, builds, and installs exhibitions for state museums, is presenting Back Stage Exhibition Tours, a series of four tours beginning March 26 and continuing weekly through April 16.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Feb 21, 2018
In the 10th concert in the Pimentel Music Series, Los Tres Reyes will perform at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) on Saturday, March 3 at 7 pm in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre. Tickets are $22, $27, and $37, with a $2 discount for seniors, children 12 and younger, and NHCC members, and are available from the NHCC Box Office, at (505) 724-4771, or at www.nhccnm.org. The event is presented in partnership with Pimentel Music.
Wonders on Wheels | Feb 20, 2018
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) displays 2018’s featured exhibit from the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) in the Wonders on Wheels (WoW) mobile museum Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. in the parking lot of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) in Albuquerque. The WoW exhibit from MIAC offers New Mexicans a unique look at the 24 Native American tribal communities of New Mexico, told through the eyes of Pueblo, Apache and Navajo children.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Feb 15, 2018
Cowboy Days returns to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces for the 19 th year with a new activity, and a homecoming performance by country music’s Josh Grider. Cowboy Days is March 3-4. The fun is from 9 a.m. t ...
New Mexico State Library | Feb 12, 2018
The New Mexico State Library, (NMSL), Creative Startups, a growing international business accelerator based in Santa Fe, Fab Lab Hub, a technology product prototyping provider, and the newly-formed New Mexico State Library Foundation have joined together in an innovative partnership to utilize public libraries as economic development centers for entrepreneurial and business training. Libraries as Launchpads will fast track potential entrepreneurs from idea and concept to action and business formation. The program kicks-off on February 15 at five pilot libraries: Zuni, South Albuquerque, Santa Fe’s Southside branch, Raton and Las Cruce
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Feb 9, 2018
Frank and Pilar Leto, in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, continue the annual celebration of Carnaval with “Carnaval Fever” on Friday and Saturday, February 9-10, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the NHCC’s Albuquerque Journal Theatre. Tickets are $17, $22, and $27, with a $2 discount for students, seniors, and NHCC members, and are available from the Center’s Box Office, at 505- 724-4771, or at www.nhccnm.org.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Feb 8, 2018
(Albuquerque, NM) – In conjunction with the world-class Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science from February 10 through July 29, 2018, the museum is hosting many da Vinci-related events. The events include $5 First Fridays, adult party nights, lectures, and panel discussions.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 7, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) — During the opening celebration of its new exhibition The Land That Enchants Me So: Picturing Popular Songs of New Mexico, the New Mexico History Museum will unveil a long-lost original recording of New Mexico’s state song, O, Fair New Mexico, sung by its author, Elizabeth Garrett.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Feb 6, 2018
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) is announcing the topic for this the 2018 NatureScapes Annual Photo competition – Clouds.
Photographs can be submitted to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in August 2018.
Museum of International Folk Art | Feb 1, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) -- Mark your calendar to celebrate the “Year of the Dog” at the Museum of International Folk Art Annual Lunar New Year Celebration in the afternoon of Sunday, February 18 on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. Activities begin at 1:00 P.M. and continue through 4:00 P.M. Admission to the event is free to everyone, thanks to funding from the International Folk Art Foundation and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Feb 1, 2018
The National Hispanic Cultural Center partners with Wize Latina Productions as the NHCC’s 2017-2018 Siembra: Latino Theatre Season continues with El Corrido de Jorge, directed by Magdelene Gallegos and written by playwright Patricia Crespín. The show opens on Thursday, February 1, running for two weekends in the Wells Fargo Auditorium with performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $18 with a $2 discount for students and seniors and a $3 discount for NHCC members Friday through Saturday, and $10 for the Thursday shows only, and are available from the NHCC Box Office, at (505) 724-4771, or at www.nhccnm.org.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jan 28, 2018
(Albuquerque, NM) – Evidence for water-deposited sedimentary rocks discovered on Mars by the NASA Rovers, and small iron concretions called ‘blueberries’ found on the Red Planet, will be discussed by University of Utah professor, Marjorie A. Chan, Ph.D. She will also discuss the water-deposited sedimentary rocks that occur here in New Mexico and other parts of the Southwest.
The lecture is Wednesday January 31 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the museum. General admission tickets for the lecture are $7, ($6 members, $4 students). Purchase lecture tickets at NMnaturalhistory.org or (if seats are available) at the door. Doors open at 5:45pm at the Museum located at 1801 Mountain Rd NW just east of Old Town Plaza in Albuquerque.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jan 27, 2018
(Albuquerque, NM) – Da Vinci—The Genius opens at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science two weeks from today at 9am on Saturday, February 10, 2018. This world class exhibition from Grande Exhibitions remains on display at the Museum daily from 9am-5pm through July 29, 2018.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jan 26, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) - In 2003, former State Representative J. Paul Taylor, his wife Mary Daniels Taylor, and their family donated their home and two attached stores to the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs for development as a future State Historic Site.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jan 26, 2018
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) announces its Archaeology 101 Lecture Series, which has been created to inform the general public about topics in archaeology and current research being done in the field. The purpose of the series is also to provide young scientists the opportunity to share their knowledge and research while learning to translate their academic research into formats that are more approachable and understandable for the general public.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jan 24, 2018
(Albuquerque, NM) – In the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 31, a rare astronomical concurrence of events will include a full moon, a Supermoon and a Blue Moon that will be totally eclipsed! Early risers can experience this phenomenon at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science early that morning from 5 – 7 a.m. (weather permitting)
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jan 24, 2018
Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan Hidatsa/Arikara/Lakota) will be at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Saturday, February 24, 2018, for a day of making beads with the community.
The beads, 2”x 2” in size, are needed to complete a monumental beaded portrait which will be created by Luger from a photograph taken by First Nations photographer Kali Spitzer (Lower Post, British Columbia). This community collaboration acknowledges missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, queer, and trans people. In Canada alone, the number of missing and murdered indigenous women was at 4,096 in 2016, as noted in research gathered by the Native Women’s Association of Canada.