New Mexico Arts | Sep 12, 2018
(Santa Fe) – Governor Susana Martinez and Department of Cultural Affairs Secretary Veronica Gonzales will recognize the recipients of the 2018 Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts on Friday, September 14, 2018. Famed glass artist Dale Chihuly will receive a special leadership in the arts award, in conjunction with the 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards, for his significant contributions to the arts in New Mexico and beyond.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Sep 10, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --Start planning and make this holiday season historic at one of the seasonal programs at New Mexico Historic Sites.
New Mexico State Library | Sep 6, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Cabinet Secretary Veronica Gonzales today announced the hiring of new State Librarian Eli Guinnee, who comes to New Mexico from Jamestown, New York. Guinnee was previously the Executive Director of Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System in Jamestown, overseeing 38 public and tribal libraries in western New York.
New Mexico State Library | Sep 6, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- Santa Fe Author Thomas D. Clagett will discuss writing his new book Line of Glory: A Novel of the Alamo as historical fiction. Line of Glory is about the final 13 hours at the Alamo. Tom will talk about the sources he used, and the role of fact and conjecture in the writing process.
New Mexico State Library | Sep 5, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico-) – The New Mexico State Library, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), has been awarded a $50,000 National Leadership Grant for Libraries Program for the project “Libraries Lead: A Creative Economy Initiative” which utilizes public libraries as economic development centers for entrepreneurial and business training. The grant is made possible, by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Museum of Natural History and Science | Sep 4, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- Rarely seen fossil specimens from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science’s permanent collection will be on display for public viewing starting in late September, as the museum readies to host the 78th annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) convention meeting in Albuquerque Oct. 17-20, 2018.
Los Luceros | Sep 3, 2018
(Alcalde, NM) - The Los Luceros Fall Apple Festival on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from Noon to 4 p.m.
“We’ve got a bumper crop of apples to be picked during the beautiful New Mexico autumn on this idyllic property which will certainly make for a perfect day to enjoy this treasured historic property,” said Patrick Moore, the director of New Mexico Historic Sites.
New Mexicans are encouraged to bring the whole family for a fun afternoon in Alcalde. The Fall Apple Festival will include an educational presentation on heritage apples, demonstrations of apple cooking ideas with take-home recipes, a cider pressing demonstration, live music, and tours of the historic ranch buildings. There will also be an exhibition space for area agricultural groups offering resources including the FFA, 4HA and extension office. The festival will be held at the the Los Luceros historic property located off State Route 68 in Alcalde, New Mexico.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Aug 31, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Mark your calendar for a night of drinking and dancing with the dinosaurs at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Saturday, September 8, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Aug 30, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Lost on Rio Grande Boulevard in Albuquerque in the late summer of 2013, Snaplet the snapping turtle is thriving in her newly upgraded habitat inside a large aquarium in the Naturalist Center at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
When found on the road north of the Museum by a volunteer biking to work, Snaplet was a tiny hatchling with a 1.5” shell who may have been trying to find her way to the river. Snaplet’s story is a unique because the Museum does not advocate, endorse or otherwise encourage removal of wildlife, nor does the Museum accept live animals for donation.
“She looked like a walking clump of mud,” commented Naomy Riley, a long time Museum volunteer.
Museum of International Folk Art | Aug 29, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Former Museum of International Folk Art Director Marsha Bol and guest curator Dr. Suzanne Seriff are the 2018 recipients of the Michael M. Ames Award for innovative Museum Anthropology for the work from 2010-2017 in the founding and developing of the Mark Naylor and Dale Gun Gallery of Conscience at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, and for collaborative projects, exhibitions, and documentation created through the Gallery of Conscience.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Aug 27, 2018
The show features cars, trucks, off-road vehicles, and antique tractors from New Mexico Vintage Iron. A People’s Choice award will be given as local car clubs will have some of their vintage vehicles on display.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Aug 27, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The alarming escalation in opioid, methamphetamine, and illegal drug deaths in New Mexico and throughout the United States has reached epidemic proportions. As an engaged public institution and community partner, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will host two timely exhibitions in early 2019, Drugs: Costs and Consequences; and, Brain: The Inside Story. Entrance to both exhibitions will be included in the museum admission cost.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 22, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – A collection of 16 Southwestern works, prints, etchings, drawings, and two paintings, have been donated to the New Mexico Museum of Art by long-time New Jersey resident and New Mexico native, Leonora (Lee) Welsher whose last wish was that both her ashes and the artwork be returned “home to New Mexico.”
Museum of Natural History and Science | Aug 21, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- On July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto and its moons at 31,000 miles per hour. That day some 1.7 billion mentions of New Horizons sped across the internet and social media, evidence of worldwide interest in this first mission to the last planet of the classical solar system. Now, the epic voyage of exploration continues with a planned New Year’s 2019 flyby of a mysterious and still more distant Kuiper Belt Object nicknamed Ultima Thule.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Aug 20, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Following enormous popularity and public support for the Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition, held-over at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) through Wednesday, August 29, the Museum will offer four pay-what-you-can days to exhibits and planetarium shows Thursday through Sunday, August 30, 31, September 1 and 2 - which is the normal free Sunday for New Mexico residents. The DynaTheater will also be offering special discounted admission.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Aug 16, 2018
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s annual Community Appreciation Day (Aug. 25) includes free admission and many demonstrations, activities for children, and rides.
Museum of International Folk Art | Aug 13, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Acclaimed Navajo quilter Susan Hudson’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Since 1492 will be on exhibition at the Museum of International Folk Art for a limited showing from August 16 through September 17, 2018.
New Mexico History Museum | Aug 10, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Genetic genealogy, Place and Identity in New Mexico; and Native American Slavery During the Pueblo Revolt are the topics that will be covered during this year’s free all-day public symposium at the New Mexico History Museum during Santa Fe Fiesta week. This year’s symposium will be held Wednesday, September 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Aug 9, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), announced today that it has been awarded a $460,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support the redesign and reinstallation of MIAC’s permanent exhibition, Here, Now and Always.
Museum of International Folk Art | Aug 9, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of International Folk Art Bead Exchange will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from Noon until 4 p.m. as part of Community Day on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill.
Museum Hill Partners | Aug 9, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- Have you ever been to Museum Hill in Santa Fe? Many New Mexicans don’t even know it exists. You can explore all the riches this unique Santa Fe collaborative of museums and botanical garden has to offer free of charge during Community Day, Sunday, Sept. 23. This event attracts 2,000 people to Museum Hill, where all museums offer a slew of activities for the entire family.
Museum Resources | Aug 8, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- On Exhibit: Designs That Defined the Museum of New Mexico, presents a fascinating look back at more than a century of changing exhibition design in the historic state museum system. This “exhibit about exhibits” reveals how presentation techniques evolved over the years and helped establish the unique character of the Santa Fe’s museums. Starting in 1885 with the first public museum space in the Palace of the Governors, On Exhibit shows how creative design techniques made exhibitions progressively more accessible and visitor-oriented up through the 21st century. On Exhibit: Designs That Defined the Museum of New Mexico opens at the New Mexico History Museum, Friday, October 26, 2018 and runs through July 28, 2019.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Aug 6, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- Whether you are a new or seasoned collector of Native American arts, you are sure to find something perfect at the Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale! Pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, baskets, carvings - vintage and contemporary - will be available for purchase.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Aug 3, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico)—The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces a dozen experiences related to Native American culture—ranging from an independent film festival, to artist talks, to art and anthropological exhibitions— coinciding with Santa Fe Indian Market Week, Aug. 12–19. The Department manages New Mexico’s museums and historic sites.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Aug 2, 2018
Jacob Pfeiffer, who moved to Las Cruces in 2013, specializes in oil painting on canvas and linen. His works in the show feature scenes of Native Americans and early settlers, animals, and even scenes of local sites like the Museum and the Las Cruces Farmers’ & Crafts Market. There are 26 included in the show. The show opens Aug. 17.
Jemez Historic Site | Jul 30, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- The village of Jemez Springs is the site of the 15th annual Pueblo Independence Day Celebration Sunday, Aug. 12. The event commemorates the events of Aug. 10, 1680— when the Pueblo People of New Mexico—aided by Apache and Navajo allies—launched a successful rebellion against Spanish colonization.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jul 27, 2018
“Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” debuts inside The American Adventure pavilion at Epcot
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (July 27, 2018) – American Indian history and culture come to life in a new art exhibition at Walt Disney World Resort that debuted July 27. “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” at Epcot displays the work of contemporary Native artists alongside artifacts from centuries past, demonstrating how ancestral craftsmanship influences modern generations.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jul 25, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Asking, “Would Leonardo make a good Astrobiologist?”, eminent scientist and nationally recognized director of NASA’s National Astrobiology Institute, Penelope J. Boston, Ph.D. is the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science featured guest lecturer in the Da Vinci –the Genius series. The popular world class exhibition Da Vinci—The Genius has been extended through August 29 and the final guest lecturer in the da Vinci series, Dr. Boston will speak Friday, August 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Museum Dynatheater.
Museum of International Folk Art | Jul 20, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2018 (Santa Fe, NM)—The monumental installation, Every One , by Cannupa Hanska Luger kicks off Santa Fe Indian Market Week, Saturday, August 11, 2018, when it will be exhibited at the Museum of International Folk Ar ...