Department of Cultural Affairs | Mar 27, 2020
(Santa Fe, NM) The NM Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) strives to keep New Mexicans connected with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions while they are temporarily closed due to public health concerns related to COVID-19. It is the mission of DCA to continue celebrating the cultural integrity and diversity of our state.
DCA has been working to bring an online experience to constituents which will allow access to its divisions from computers and mobile devices.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Mar 12, 2020
(Santa Fe, N.M.) The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has implemented measures to minimize public health risks from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the interest of the health and well-being of our visitors and staff.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Mar 11, 2020
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) — A new exhibition opening at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum, celebrates NHCC’s expansive, and growing permanent collection. The exhibition entitled, ¡Aquí Estamos! New Selections for the Permanent Collection features select pieces from the Art Museum’s permanent collection which currently contains approximately 3000 artworks from around the globe. The exhibition opens March ?, 2020 and runs through ???.
New Mexico Arts | Mar 10, 2020
(Santa Fe, N.M.) - Zoe Sloan Callan, a junior at Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, beat out seven other high school students from across New Mexico in the 15th annual Poetry Out Loud state finals inside St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art on March 8.
New Mexico History Museum | Mar 9, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- As part of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs year-long commemoration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, the New Mexioc History Museum hosts Her Flag, a giant collaborative art flag. A work-in-progress that’s making its way across the nation, growing stripe by stripe and state by state, Her Flag will be in Santa Fe Thursday, April 30.
Her Flag founder, artist Marilyn Artus, sews each state’s stripe, which are designed by a woman artist in each visited state, onto the flag at a live event in each capital city. This is Artus’ “love letter” to all the men and women who worked to pass the 19th amendment and she uses it as a platform to encourage women to exercise their right to vote that so many fought for just 100 years ago.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Mar 6, 2020
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) — The National Hispanic Cultural Center performing arts offerings this month include performances from the Revolutions International Theatre Festival March 14, 27 and 28, and Yjastros 36: El Fuego Fatuo March 13 and 14.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Mar 5, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), in partnership with the New Mexico History Museum (NMHM), is honored to host its second annual “Trailblazer” awards. This year, the museums are honoring important Native women in New Mexico media for Women’s History Month. The honorees include Royale Dá, Tara Gatewood, Diane Reyna, and Beulah Sunrise, all native New Mexicans.
New Mexico History Museum | Mar 4, 2020
(Santa Fe, N.M.) - The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce that Billy Garrett has been appointed Executive Director of the New Mexico History Museum. He had previously served as the museum’s interim director since May 2019.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Mar 4, 2020
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) — A public groundbreaking for the much-anticipated new welcome center at the National Hispanic Cultural Center is March 12 at 11:30 a.m. near the Torreón on the 20-acre NHCC campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Coronado Historic Site | Mar 2, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- Are you searching for that special handcrafted artwork that reflects your unique style and puts the crowning touch on your home? Something that shouts “New Mexico?” You need look no further ahead than March 21 and no farther away than Bernalillo.
Find unique art and support New Mexico Historic Sites at the Third Annual New Mexico Art Auction Saturday, March 21, at the Prairie Star Restaurant in Bernalillo, north of Santa Ana Star Casino. The event is hosted by the Friends of Coronado Historic Site.
Up for bid will be 200 to 300 original handmade works of art—traditional, historic and modern—including paintings, pottery, baskets, rugs, textiles, sculptures, carvings, jewelry and more, from the many cultures of New Mexico. To get an idea, see photos of last year’s offerings at www.kuaua.org/events.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Feb 27, 2020
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) –“Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies,” is a traveling exhibit that will be coming to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science in Albuquerque. “Tiny Titans” is promoted by Silver Plume Exhibitions.
The exhibit is family-friendly and focuses on a variety of different dinosaurs and their young. It is ideal for younger children because there are a variety of interactive learning opportunities including a book nook, a dress-up area and a dinosaur “petting zoo.”
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 25, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2020 Native Treasures Living Treasure exhibition, featuring artwork by this year’s honoree, Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo).
The exhibition, A Place in Clay, seamlessly moves between clay sculptures and acrylic paintings, in which Wall engages with and explores her high desert surroundings. Finding inspiration in both her family’s artistic practices and the environment of Jemez Pueblo, Wall ask questions surrounding food sovereignty, language, and connection to place.
New Mexico Arts | Feb 25, 2020
(Santa Fe, N.M.) - Join eight New Mexico high school students at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2020 inside the St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art, as they compete to become New Mexico’s state champion in the 2020 Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 20, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- The opening of Palace Seen and Unseen, a new, long-term exhibit opening at the New Mexico History Museum, has been postponed. The Palace of the Governors is a National Historic Landmark located on the campus of the New Mexico History Museum. The building has been undergoing rehabilitation in accordance with the Secretary of Interior Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Feb 20, 2020
Culture, skill, and entertainment are the focus of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s 21st-annual Cowboy Days celebration. The fun is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 at the Las Cruces museum. The family-friendly admission this year is $10 per carload. Pets are not allowed at the festival.
New Mexico Arts | Feb 20, 2020
(Santa Fe, NM) - The New Mexico Arts Commission and New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, are accepting nominations for the 2020 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Feb 19, 2020
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The art of colcha embroidery is practiced in a group session on the third Saturday of every month at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque. The unique monthly Colcha Community Stitch-along allows patrons to use their embroidery skills along in a social setting.
Museum of International Folk Art | Feb 13, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) —The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) presents Sewing Stories of Displacement, opening February 16, 2020, and running until September 27, 2020. This exhibition is guest curated by Dr. Martha Manier, a Research Associate at MOIFA and author of Sewing Their Stories, Telling Their Lives: Embroidered Narratives from Chile to the World Stage (1969-2016), published by Humboldt State University Press, 2019.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Feb 13, 2020
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – On Saturday, April 25, 2020, the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, hosts its second annual Children’s Bilingual Book Festival, the only one of its kind in the U.S. that features children’s books in Spanish and English and Native languages and English. (*Media assets: link to video from last year’s festival below).
Museum of International Folk Art | Feb 12, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of International Folk Art invites you to join us for a special talk with Jennifer Jenkins, Ph.D., on Sunday, March 1, 2020, starting at 2 p.m. University of Arizona professor Jenkins, Principal Investigator of the Tribesourcing Southwest Film Project, will demonstrate the merging of old video and new audio in Mukurtu at Tribesourcingfilm.com and discuss what she has learned in the process of digitally repatriating these midcentury films.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 12, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- New Mexico’s present day museum system, which includes eight museums and eight Historic Sites under the Department of Cultural Affairs, evolved from the Museum of New Mexico established in 1909. Now, the New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) explores the extensive holdings amassed by the Museum of New Mexico over the past century in a new exhibition entitled Looking Back: Reflecting on Collections which opens March 6, 2020 with an opening reception, Sunday March 8. The exhibition runs through March 7, 2021.
New Mexico Arts | Feb 12, 2020
(Santa Fe, NM) - New Mexico Arts (the state art agency and a division of the state Department of Cultural Affairs) and the Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department are seeking original designs from Santa Fe County residents for a temporary public art project entitled “You Are Here/Estás Aquí: A Public Art Activation Project.”
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 10, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – With the upcoming renovation of the Here, Now and Always (HNA) exhibition at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), the museum and its staff are hard at work planning and executing the curation of the exhibition. There any many new and interactive sections that are planned to be installed during the restoration, however, MIAC is asking for the public’s help in acquiring one of their envisioned interactive objects.
MIAC is searching for a pre-21st century (Chevy or Ford) pick-up truck that is intended to be a part of the Language and Song section of HNA. The truck will serve as a focus object that will give visitors the option to sit in and hear music and languages form indigenous areas around the Southwest.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Feb 10, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- An art auction, Earth Day celebrations, Easter Sunday sunrise service, historic Mesilla Plaza tour, create art among the ruins, a night of stargazing, and exploration of the proud legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers are among the special events planned at New Mexico Historic Sites in March and April.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 6, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Alcoves 20/20 #3, the third installment of the New Mexico Museum of Art series of exhibitions – Alcoves 20/20 opens to the public on Saturday, February 15, 2020, and will be on exhibit through April 13, 2020. Public Reception will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020, from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. A conversation with the artists on Friday, April 3, 2020, starting at 5:30 p.m. Both events will be at the New Mexico Museum of Art, located at 107 W Palace Ave, in Santa Fe.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Feb 6, 2020
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Feb 5, 2020
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Aspiring artists and those just looking for a fun, social, hands-on opportunity to create art can take advantage of the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s ¡Vamos al Museo! a free monthly morning of art-making for all ages.
Held in the Creative Classroom in the Pete V. Domenici Education Building on the NHCC campus, ¡Vamos al Museo! always includes a staff member or artist to lead the art-making workshops. The workshops are also timely, based on a theme. This month, the Feb. 1, ¡Vamos al Museo! was let by artist Lita Sandoval who helped guide the guests during a Valentine-themed workshop.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 4, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico -- The New Mexico History Museum welcomes author Jack Loeffler Wednesday, February 19 at noon to talk about his new autobiography “Headed into the Wind: A Memoir. The talk and book-signing will be held in the History Museum auditorium. Headed into the Wind was just named one of the 2019 Southwest Books of the Year.
With the temperament of Santa Claus and the tenacity of a badger, Jack Loeffler reveals his compassion and concern for Southwestern traditional cultures and their respective habitats in the wake of Manifest Destiny. Working both as an individual and with comrades—including Edward Abbey and Gary Snyder, Loeffler was part of an early coterie of counter culturalists and environmentalists who fought to thwart the plunder of natural resources in the Southwest.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Feb 4, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel R. Zillmann as Marketing and Communications Manager. He has been a publicist at Unison Media since 2019 and recently served as Director of Media and Public Relations at The Santa Fe Opera.