Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 21, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Opening December 6, 2019, and remaining on view through January 10, 2021, the Museum of International Folk Art presents, Yokai: Ghosts and Demons of Japan. Yokai are supernatural beings (like ghosts, demons, ogres, shapeshifters and monsters) and strange, unexplainable phenomena. Yokai gained popularity beyond religious contexts, beginning perhaps as early as the Muromachi period (1392-1573). These ghost and demon images have surfaced throughout Japanese history, and have even influenced modern entertainment and popular culture. 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.
Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 20, 2019
March 20, 2019 (Santa Fe, NM)—The Mid-Century Santa Fe collaboration presents the 2019 Student Art and Design Competition, taking place from March 20 to April 19, 2019. The winning works will be on view from August 1 to August 20, 2019. The collaboration celebrates the works of Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), Alexander Girard, and Georgia O’Keeffe for their influence and contributions to New Mexico’s textile, fashion, and visual art landscape. Mid-Century Santa Fe proudly announces these three themes as competitive categories for the student competition, to run in tandem with the collaboration and IAIA’s Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Mar 19, 2019
The Historical Society of New Mexico is presenting its top publication award to New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Director Mark Santiago for his book, “A Bad Peace and a Good War: Spain and the Mescalero Apache Uprising of 1795-99.”
The Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá Award is presented annually to the author of an outstanding publication in New Mexico or Southwest borderlands history. Santiago will be formally presented the award at the HSNM’s annual awards banquet at the 2019 New Mexico History Conference in Albuquerque at the Embassy Suites Hotel on March 30. A book-signing will follow.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Mar 18, 2019
New Mexico Historic Sites have a host of entertaining, educational and engaging activities planned this spring. Below is a list of events at or associated with the six New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Historic Sites:
Museum of Natural History and Science | Mar 15, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico ) -- This spring the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) , Central New Mexico Community College and the New Mexico State Parks Department are undertaking a project to document, map, and model one of the largest dinosaur tracksites in the United States. Hundreds of tracks, from at least four different species of dinosaurs, are exposed at the Clayton Lake State Park in northeastern New Mexico. The Clayton Lake Dinosaur Tracksite Project will involve students, staff and scientists from CNM, NMMNHS, and NM State Parks in photographing, scanning, mapping, and modeling hundreds of exposed dinosaur tracks.
The students and scientists participating are from Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) Schools of Applied Technologies and Math, Science and Engineering; CNM’s Executive Council of Students; the CNM Foundation; the CNM Student Activities Office; NMMNHS, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Mexico State Parks Department.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Mar 14, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Once again today, due to inclement weather, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is closing the four Santa Fe Museum today, Thursday March 14, for the health and safety of our visitors and staff.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 13, 2019
The Museum of International Folk Art is pleased to announce that Museum Executive Director Khristaan Villela, Ph.D., and co-editors of The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple: Freemasonry, Archeteicture, And Theatre, have won the Ralph Emerson Twitchell Award. The book was published by the Museum of New Mexico Press on June 24, 2018, and will receive the award on March 30, 2019.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Mar 13, 2019
Due to inclement weather, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is closing the four Santa Fe Museum today, Wednesday March 13, for the health and safety of our visitors and staff.
Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 12, 2019
March 12, 2019 (Santa Fe, NM)— This summer, the Mid-Century Santa Fe collaboration, supported by the Santa Fe Arts Commission, honors the city’s modern art and design icons Alexander Girard, Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), and Georgia O’Keeffe. The partnership between the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA), The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum explores the artists’ lives and influence through exhibitions and community engagement. The collaboration will focus on their contributions to New Mexico’s textile, fashion, and visual art landscape.
Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 11, 2019
The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) is honored to host a talk on March 24, 2019, with artists Israel Haros Lopez, John Paul Granillo, and Juan Lira, of Alas de Agua Art Collective. The museum commissioned a mural from the Collective which hangs outside the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience. The talk, taking place from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, revolves around the mural itself and the mission of the Alas de Agua Art Collective.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Mar 11, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- As part of the programming associated with the traveling exhibition Brain: The Inside Story and the exhibition from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs: Costs and Consequences the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is hosting a series of workshops for adults and families. Associated programming also includes the Curator’s Coffees, and Lecture series.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Mar 8, 2019
(Santa Fe, NM)—The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) will feature premier Native artists at the Native Treasures Art Market, during Memorial Day Weekend. Artistic mediums include jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography, and ceramics at the Santa Fe Convention Center. The market begins at 10:00 am both days with an early-bird option on Saturday, providing attendees the opportunity to pursue exclusive works by artists who have garnered national acclaim for their craft.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Mar 7, 2019
Experience Santa Fe captures the essence of our most and complex and rich cultural traditions. An arts and culture collaborative, Experience Santa Fe is comprised of seven partnering organizations, including the International Folk Art Market, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, the Santa Fe Indian Market, and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.Four markets emerge from the partnering organizations, Native Treasures Art Market, the International Folk Art Market, Traditional Spanish Market, and Indian Market, taking place from the last weekend of May to mid-August, 2019.
Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 6, 2019
(Santa Fe, NM)— Museum of International Folk Art’s exhibition Multiple Visions is in the beginning phases of restorative process, providing staff and museum patrons a deeper look at the details Alexander Girard orchestrated more than twenty-five years ago. The extensive cleaning allows audiences to see the details of Girard’s beloved exhibition that have been hidden for decades.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Mar 1, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is honored to celebrate Women’s History Month by hosting a series of prominent indigenous speakers and artists in March and April. For five consecutive weekends, beginning March 10, 2019, the museum highlights political leaders, activists, and artists for their work and commitment to Native peoples across the country.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 21, 2019
(Santa Fe, NM)— The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) announces its newest series of Pueblo Pottery Demonstrations beginning March 13, continuing April 10 and concluding May 8, 2019. Each demonstration will run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the museum employing modern styles cultivated from traditional practices. MIAC brings artists from San Ildefonso Pueblo, Zia Pueblo, and Santa Clara Pueblo to share how their cultures influence their techniques and artistry.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 15, 2019
(Santa Fe, NM)—The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), in collaboration with the Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF), presents the 15th annual Native Treasures Program, beginning April 7, 2019, concluding in the Spring of 2020. The collaboration will host a series of events in April and May. In addition to the Living Treasures exhibition and the Memorial Day Weekend Art Market, MIAC and MNMF will introduce the 2019 Living Treasures Artist Celebration. The celebration honors Mateo and Diego Romero as the 2019 Living Treasures artist award recipients for their contributions to indigenous arts and culture.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Feb 13, 2019
(Santa Fe, NM)— The Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce Culture Day, taking place on March 4, 2019 at the Roundhouse. From 8:00am to 2:30pm, a collection of New Mexico’s cultural organizations and museums will exhibit aspects of the state’s diverse landscape.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 12, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) will be hosting an opening reception with a panel discussion on Feb. 23, 2019, for its latest exhibit, Beyond Standing Rock. As the exhibition takes a look at art as advocacy, the museum proudly gathers individuals present at the NoDAPL protests. The reception itself will take place from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, serving appetizers and beverages. The discussion panel will take place at 2:00pm, featuring nationally celebrated artist-activists.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Feb 12, 2019
The popular festival is the museum’s annual tribute to the state’s ranching heritage and brings together skilled riders, talented musicians, outstanding cooks, great performers and offers lots of activities. The event is March 2-3.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Feb 11, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- New Mexico is a state where many homes are adorned with Santos, retablos, depictions of patron saints, and other cultural icons based in Christianity, often crafted by local artisans. Recently, a diverse group of New Mexico Museum of Natural History employees and citizens serving as an advisory committee to Drugs: Costs and Consequences, the new show now open at the Museum received an education about a specific patron saint with a dark side.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Feb 7, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – As part of the programming associated with the new traveling exhibition Brain: The Inside Story which opens Saturday Feb. 23 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, the museum’s 2019 Lectures & Curator’s Coffee Series theme is, “The Brain: It’s More Than You Think.”
Brain: The Inside Story draws on the most current research and technology to present the latest in neuroscience, highlighting the brain’s surprising ability to rewire itself in response to experience, disability or trauma. Organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York with other international partners, the exhibition also showcases modern technologies that researchers use to study the brain. Brain: The Inside Story will be on exhibition from Feb. 23 through June 23, 2019.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Feb 6, 2019
As part of the programming associated with the current exhibition from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Drugs: Costs & Consequences Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is hosting a lecture on the Oral Effects of Methamphetamine Use: The “Meth Mouth” Syndrome.
The presentation featuring graphic images of dental disease will be given by Stephen Wagner, D.D.S., M.S. and Charles Tatlock, D.D.S. MPH at the Museum Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 5, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – This is the story of a place - a place where millions of years of the earth’s development are openly revealed and where the hopes and aspirations of the human race have been inscribed for centuries. The place now known as Glen Canyon on the Colorado River has inspired artists since the time of its first human inhabitants.
This March 30 through Sept. 15, 2019, the New Mexico Museum of Art opens The Great Unknown: Artists at Glen Canyon and Lake Powell which explores how Glen Canyon and its later incarnation as Lake Powell become a catalyst for art, social action, and an examination of human values. Central to the narrative is the history of land use and environmentalism in the West and how artists respond to the work of their predecessors.
Located in canyon country along the Colorado River, Glen Canyon stretches from southeastern Utah down into northern Arizona, not far upriver from the more famous Grand Canyon. The canyon was carved into the rock of the Colorado Plateau by drops of water and attracted the attention of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in the 1950s, when it was looking for a place to build a dam. Amid much controversy, Glen Canyon Dam was completed in 1966 to generate hydroelectric power, thus submerging much of Glen Canyon under a reservoir called Lake Powell.
Museum of International Folk Art | Feb 4, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) is celebrating the 10th year of its innovative Folk Art Flea, and it is on the move. Normally held in May, this year’s Flea is jumping to June—Saturday, June 8. The Flea also is moving outdoors. Look for the big tent on Milner Plaza on Museum Hill where this year’s Flea treasures will be waiting for new homes. The large tent will be easy to spot and will provide a roomy and shaded location for shoppers to peruse this year’s folk art finds.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jan 22, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) is pleased to present its latest exhibition opening in Feb. 23 to Oct. 27, 2019, Beyond Standing Rock. The exhibition takes a look at one of the most widespread grassroots movements in recent history, highlighting works created at the protest by Native and non-Native artists. From early 2016 to early 2017, the Sioux Nation (Očhéthi Šakówiŋ) of Standing Rock Reservation protested corporate abuses of Native sovereignty and welfare. The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) planned construction through Standing Rock reservation, violating the 1851 Fort Laramie treaty and compromising the Sioux Nation’s access to clean water. As the movement grew, more than one hundred Native nations and allies gathered together to preserve the land through peaceful protest. The protest gained international attention through images, videos, and posters.
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.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jan 18, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico ) -- . During the $5 First Friday event February 1, the Museum welcomes you to fall in love … with science, that is!
Department of Cultural Affairs | Jan 18, 2019
(Santa Fe) - New Mexico’s state-run museums and historic sites are offering free admission to furloughed federal employees and their families during the government shutdown.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Jan 15, 2019
The revamped and expanded Antique Treasures Show on Jan. 26-27 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. The 14th annual event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27.