All Press Releases
New Mexico History Museum | Mar 29, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Shoulder to shoulder, women from different backgrounds performing nontraditional jobs are the featured topic of the New Mexico History Museum’s new exhibition We the Rosies: Women at Work. The exhibition opened March 1 and runs for a year through Feb. 29, 2020.
New Mexico History Museum | Jan 21, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors is hosting an opening reception Feb. 1 for the new exhibition: The Massacre of Don Pedro Villasur. The reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the lobby of the New Mexico History Museum Friday, Feb. 1.
New Mexico History Museum | Nov 9, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - Following World War I, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) was established to enhance the overseas military cemeteries for the fallen and to erect memorials to the combat accomplishments of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). In 1925 ABMC retained Paul Philippe Cret as their consulting architect. He subsequently guided every aspect of their ambitious construction program, including designing the permanent headstones used for overseas American burials. This illustrated lecture will examine Cret’s crucial role in overseas military cemetery design after World War I as well as ABMC’s monument building program
New Mexico History Museum | Oct 11, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – New Mexico achieved statehood just two short years before the Great War broke out in Europe in 1914. Recruitment in the nascent state was aggressive, and New Mexicans stepped up to serve in large numbers. By the end of the first World War, New Mexico ranked fifth in the nation for military service, enlisting more than 17,000 recruits from all 33 New Mexican counties. The war claimed the lives of 501 New Mexicans. The global conflict ended with the signing of the armistice Nov. 11, 1918.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 30, 2018
The New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art are announcing the schedule of events for this fall’s two day-symposium commemorating the 100th Anniversary of artist Gustave Baumann’s arrival in New Mexico. The event entitled, “A Gathering for Gus” will be held Friday and Saturday, September 28 & 29, 2018 at the two museums located just off the Plaza in Santa Fe.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 3, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – It was 1968 when Trappist monk Thomas Merton visited the Benedictine monastery Christ in the Desert, near Abiquiu, New Mexico, shortly after it was founded. Merton’s writings and photographs of the experience brought the secluded monastery to the attention of a wider community of people seeking sanctuary and spiritual inspiration.
An exhibition of this work, Light in the Desert: Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert by Tony O’Brien opens at the Governor’s Gallery on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol Building, Friday, April 27.
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.
New Mexico History Museum | Jan 21, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) – As an encore to the New Mexico History Museum’s Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest which closes February 11, author Benjamin Klein presents a talk entitled: Dropouts, Renegades, and Utopians: Irwin Klein’s photographs of the ’new settlers’ of northern New Mexico.
New Mexico History Museum | Jan 16, 2018
(Santa Fe, NM) – During the fall of 2018, the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art will hold a two day-symposium commemorating the 100th Anniversary of artist Gustave Baumann’s arrival in New Mexico. The event entitled, “Gathering for Gus” will be held Friday and Saturday, September 28 & 29, 2018 at the two Santa Fe museums located across the street from each other.
New Mexico History Museum | Dec 11, 2017
The New Mexico History Museum and the Santa Fe Opera will each feature presentations exploring New Mexico’s Atomic Histories during 2018 and 2019. The History Museum’s Atomic Histories exhibition opens June 3, 2018 and runs through May 2019. The exhibition will highlight American artist Meridel Rubenstein’s artwork including two photo/video/glass/steel installations from the traveling exhibition Critical Mass (1993-97) and “Oppenheimer’s Chair” (1995) commissioned by the first SITE Santa Fe Biennial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first atomic test.
New Mexico History Museum | Nov 19, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) — Before radio and television, when making music at home was the evening’s entertainment and playing the piano was considered an essential talent among the middle class, sheet music was the music consumer’s gateway to the world.” The New Mexico History Museum celebrates this era with sheet music of popular songs about the State of New Mexico, dating from the mid-19th through the mid-20th centuries, in the new exhibition The Land That Enchants Me So: Popular Songs of New Mexico which opens on Friday, March 2, 2018. The show spotlights graphically striking sheet-music covers published from 1840s through about 1960, along with other printed materials, sound recordings, and memorabilia relating to New Mexico and its musical life.
New Mexico History Museum | Oct 5, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM) -- The way you answer that question may depend on your age, your gender, your geographic location, your income, and your race. The Bay Area, Mississippi, Taos, Greenwich Village, and Chicago tell different stories, with some common threads running through them. For some, it was a time of great promise and renewed social activism; for others, these same activities posed a challenge to the established order and a threat to national security.
New Mexico History Museum | Oct 1, 2017
(Santa Fe, NM)— In conjunction with the current exhibition, “Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat,” on exhibit at the New Mexico History Museum through November 3, 2017, author Claudette Sutton will give a lecture exploring her family’s Syrian roots on Saturday, October 14, from 2:00-3:30PM.
New Mexico History Museum | Aug 25, 2017
A few days after his new book comes out, Santa Fe artist Paul Pletka will give a lecture at the New Mexico History Museum auditorium on Saturday, October 7, from 2:00-4:00PM. The lecture will be followed by a discussion with curator Andrew Connors of the Albuquerque Museum. Following the discussion, Pletka will sign copies of his book, Paul Pletka: Imagined Wests by Amy Scott (Author) James K. Ballinger (Foreword), Paul Pletka (Contributor)
New Mexico History Museum | Aug 16, 2017
On Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 the New Mexico History Museum will present Letters Home from the Vietnam War: Herbert Lotz in conversation with Gregory Hinton in conjunction with the Lotz photography exhibit Sleeping During the Day: Vietnam 1968; in honor of Santa Fe Gay Pride weekend.
New Mexico History Museum | Aug 9, 2017
In September, the New Mexico History Museum is hosting Our Times with Miss O’Keeffe (and Other Stories) with three distinguished writers who describe their memorable moments with New Mexico’s most recognized artist.
New Mexico History Museum | Aug 8, 2017
The New Mexico History Museum is hosting a Fiesta Symposium focusing on the history of the Pueblo Revolt, the Reconquest, and the Fiesta itself. Featuring an array of presenters, this event aims to open broader understandings of the complexities of New Mexico’s history. The day will culminate in a roundtable community conversation in which audience members are invited to participate.
New Mexico History Museum | Jul 5, 2017
It is not too late to enroll your daughter in this summer’s Innovate & Create Camp - an engaging two-week STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) experience at the New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors for young women in grades 6-10. For two weeks this month (July 10-14, 2017 and July 24-28, 2017), participants will via guided maker activities bridging technology, art, and history in fun innovative ways.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 27, 2017
Construction of an iconic beehive-shaped mud oven horno will commence over two upcoming weeks in July at the New Mexico History Museum in the courtyard of the Palace of the Governors. Construction will take place Wednesday & Thursday, July 12 & 13, and againTuesday & Wednesday, July 18 & 19.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 27, 2017
As part of 2017’s Be Here Now: Summer of Love Santa Fe, a cultural collaboration celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, historic Santa Fe Plaza will host an afternoon of Yoga, uplifting music, performances with refreshments and children’s activities Sunday, July 9th.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 23, 2017
As Syria’s ongoing civil war, staggering death toll, and displacement of thousands of refugees threatens to destroy Syrian culture, the Palace of the Governors displays seven albums of photographs of historic sites in Syria taken between 1899 and 1909.
New Mexico History Museum | May 2, 2017
In celebration of the landmark exhibition Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest, on display at the New Mexico History Museum from May 14, 2017 to February 11, 2018, the CCA Cinematheque presents an eight-month film series, exploring elements including the Summer of Love, Chicano resistance and avant-garde Southwest storytelling experiments.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 25, 2017
The Innovate & Create Camp is an engaging two-week STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) experience hosted at the New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors for young women in grades 6-10. For two weeks this July (July 10-14, 2017 and July 24-28, 2017), participants will learn via guided maker activities that bridge technology, art, and history in fun an innovative ways.
New Mexico History Museum | Mar 10, 2017
The man known as the “the Godfather of Counterculture,” Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder ignites Santa Fe’s 50th anniversary celebration of the Summer of Love at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 5pm, with “An evening with Gary Snyder, Hosted by Jack Loeffler.”
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 16, 2017
There is no shortage of photographs documenting the horrors of the Vietnam War. But, there are very few that document the war from the perspective of a young gay man serving in the United States Army. The New Mexico History Museum will display this unique perspective through the photographs of Santa Fean Herbert Lotz, acquired through the museum’s Photo Legacy Project in 2008. The exhibition, Sleeping During the Day: Vietnam 1968, will run from April 7 to October 1, 2017.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 14, 2017
Utilizing the museum’s resources, theater students from Northern New Mexico College created “12 Switches,” a theatrical performance speaking to family heritage, car culture and more. Performances are open to the public and will take place at the Nick Salazar Theater in Espanola on Saturday, March 11 from 5:00-6:00pm, with an encore performance at the New Mexico History Museum on Sunday, March 12 from 2:00-3:00pm.