• Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jan 8, 2016

    Multi-Venue Celebration of the Life and Art of Innovative Native American Artist and Designer Lloyd Kiva New

    Year-Long Centennial Celebration of the Prominent Artist This year is the centennial of the birth of seminal Native American artist Lloyd Kiva New, and three Santa Fe arts institutions are celebrating this anniversary in style. Locally, New, a Cher ...

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Jan 3, 2016

    FLAMENCO: From Spain to New Mexico

    Passionate, fiery, sensual, intense In-depth examination of the history and culture of flamenco dance and music.


    The Museum of International Folk Art will present Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico, the most comprehensive exhibition to celebrate and study this living tradition as an art form. The exhibition opens November 22, 2015 and runs through September 10, 2017.

    More than 150 objects will be featured. Among them, items once used by renowned artists Encarnación López y Júlvez “La Argentinita”, José Greco, and Vicente Romero and María Benítez (both from New Mexico). In addition to other stunning loans from private collectors will be those from the museum’s expansive permanent collection.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jan 3, 2016

    Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities

    In 1492, when King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella unified the nation under the Catholic crown, a royal edict ordered all Jews to either leave the country or convert to Catholicism within four months—or else. The Spanish Inquisition (and later, the Portuguese and Mexican Inquisitions) stood ready to persecute anyone who failed to abide. Violators would endure prisons, torture and death. Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities, opening May 22, 2016, stands on the brink of that chasm and leaps into a diaspora that dates to biblical times. For the first time, a major institution tells the comprehensive story of how Spain’s Jewry found a tenuous foothold in North America. Despite continued persecution, its people persisted—sometimes as upright Catholic conversos, sometimes as self-identifying “crypto-Jews.”

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jan 2, 2016

    Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time

    For the first time in Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time, large prints of Heisey’s stunning images will be paired directly with the Lindberghs’. The exhibition opens October 25, 2015 and runs through May 2017 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. During 2007 and 2008, flying at alarmingly low altitudes and slow speeds, Adriel Heisey leaned out the door of his light plane, and holding his camera with both hands, re-photographed some of the Southwest’s most significant archaeological sites that Charles Lindbergh and his new bride Anne photographed in 1929. The exhibition comprises seventeen pairings of photographs.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Jan 1, 2016

    $27.6 Million in Arts Grants Includes $40,000 for Museum of International Folk Art Program

    The National Endowment for the Arts, the nation’s premiere public arts funding organization, announced today an important grant for the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA).

    The $40,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is part of $27.6 million awarded in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016. The money will allow MOIFA to develop and execute programs that enhance public participation and community collaboration in the Gallery of Conscience, in conjunction with a new exhibition opening in 2016.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Dec 22, 2015

    Resolved: Learn more history in 2016

    The New Mexico History Museum kicks off a new year with a series of robust programs, including the inaugural edition of its third-Sunday-of-the-month Family Fun Days. Check out our schedule for lectures, poetry readings and more.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Dec 1, 2015

    The 2016 Brainpower & Brownbags Lunch Lectures, part 1

    Billy the Kid, Kit Carson, Lucien Maxwell, the railroad, Pueblo Indians and more are among the topics covered in the next set of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library’s Brainpower & Brownbags Lunch Lectures. Organized by Librarian Tomas Jaehn, the monthly lectures are free, and you’re welcome to bring a lunch. Each lecture begins at noon in the Meem Community Room; enter through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors. Seating is limited.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 30, 2015

    The History Museum Times, December-January edition

    Find out about terrific holiday events and go behind the scenes with our trusty security staff. Learn about the Palace renovation project and check out a truck-sized effort to photograph the building. It’s all in the latest edition of the New Mexico History Museum’s newsletter. Click here to download a pdf or copy this URL into your browser: http://media.newmexicoculture.org/press_releases.php?action=download&releaseID=429.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 23, 2015

    The Book’s the Thing: Shakespeare from Stage to Page

    The Palace Press presents a special exhibition in collaboration with the New Mexico Museum of Art’s First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. The Book’s the Thing: Shakespeare from Stage to Page offers a multi-part exhibit with a hands-on twist: The printers will make facsimiles of a First Folio page using a replica “Gutenberg” wooden hand press. Visitors will be able to make their own prints for a take-home treat. In addition, members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group have crafted contemporary art books inspired by the works of Shakespeare. And Palace Press Director Thomas Leech and internationally known calligrapher Patricia Musick will collaborate on broadsides from Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 19, 2015

    Stage, Setting, Mood: Theatricality in the Visual Arts

    Stage, Setting, Mood: Theatricality in the Visual Arts examines the formal means artists employ to impart a sense of drama and setting in their compositions. The exhibition opens with a free public reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico at the New Mexico Museum of Art on February 5, 2016 and runs through May 1, 2016.

    In the performing arts, “stage, setting and mood” refer to the evocative and emotional experiences that can be created in the physical space of the theater with the use of backdrops, props, lighting, sound, and the work of the performers. In the visual arts, artists employ theatrical pictorial means to appeal to the senses. Colors, bold forms, and compelling subjects can be called on to elicit an emotional connection between viewer and artwork. In this exhibition, artworks that feature high drama, theatrical presentation, and narrative storytelling, demonstrate the connection between sensation and spectacle.

    The exhibition comprises close to 50 artworks dating from the late 18th century to the present.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 12, 2015

    December events at the History Museum

    Remarkable women, a family-day wool-and-weaving event, and our annual holiday events. Find out what’s up in December at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 3, 2015

    Wool-and-weaving day at the History Museum

    See a new film produced by the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center, examine textiles and try your hand at weaving on Sunday, December 6, from 1:30–4 pm. The 20-minute film, An Unbroken Thread: Wool & Weaving in Northern New Mexico, will be shown at 1:30 and 2:30 pm in the History Museum auditorium. Throughout the afternoon, representatives from the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center and museum educators will engage visitors in the materials of the weaver’s trade, teach basic weaving skills and showcase finished textiles. This event is free with admission. Sundays are free to NM residents; children 16 and under are free daily.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 28, 2015

    Palace Press honored with prestigious Edgar L. Hewett Award

    The Press at the Palace of the Governors will receive the Edgar L. Hewett Award by the New Mexico Association of Museums. The award is made to individuals or organizations whose actions exemplify leadership and service to the New Mexico museum community and for their achievements in the museum field. Past recipients include the New Mexico History Museum (2009), the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (2011), and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 20, 2015

    Japanese Internee Fathers, American Patriot Sons

    During World War II, Santa Fe was the site of one of the nation’s largest Justice Department internment camps. It primarily housed Japanese immigrants, among them the Rev. Tamasaku Watanabe. On Sunday, November 15, at 2 pm, Watanabe’s granddaughter, Dr. Gail Y. Okawa, speaks on a brain-twisting aspect of that heartbreaking period: Even as our government locked up Japanese residents over fears of their supposed disloyalty, their own children put on soldiers’ uniforms to defend the nation.

    “Compounded Ironies: Japanese Internee Fathers, American Patriot Sons” is a free-with-admission lecture in the New Mexico History Museum auditorium. (Sundays are free to NM residents.)

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 19, 2015

    November events at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors

    From an exclusive Palace Guard events to a book-arts flea market and talks on the history of the New Mexico National Guard, internment camps of Japanese people and the various types of Southwestern cuisine, the New Mexico History Museum will deepen your appreciation for the past during November.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Oct 8, 2015

    Halloween at the Museums

    Grab the kids, don a costume, and head to the Santa Fe Plaza for a progressive Halloween party on Friday, October 30, at the Museum of Art and New Mexico History Museum. We’ll have music, treasure hunts, ghost stories, tarot cards and more. And it’s all free, from 5–8 pm, with full access to all of our exhibitions.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 8, 2015

    Halloween at the Museums

    Grab the kids, don a costume, and head to the Santa Fe Plaza for a progressive Halloween party on Friday, October 30, at the Museum of Art and New Mexico History Museum. We’ll have music, treasure hunts, ghost stories, tarot cards and more. And it’s all free, from 5–8 pm, with full access to all of our exhibitions.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 6, 2015

    Wanted: History Heroes

    Weekly training classes for new volunteer tour guides at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors begin Tuesday, November 3, from 9–11 am. Upon completion in late April, students will have deepened their knowledge of our state’s history and be comfortably prepared to lead groups on tours according to their individual schedules.

    Staff members and guest speakers lead the classes, which cover more than 500 years of New Mexico history. The training is free; classes will break for the holidays. To learn more and to register, contact René Harris at (505) 476-5087, rene.harris@state.nm.us.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 1, 2015

    CreativeMornings Gets a Shock

    Sam Scarpino, a Santa Fe Institute resident, talks on the theme of “shock” at a free CreativeMornings event on Wednesday, October 14, 9–10 am. Besides Scarpino’s brief TED-like talk, you can do a little creative networking and enjoy pastries and coffee from the Santa Fe Baking Co. Support provided by the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 1, 2015

    History Museum Times, October-November edition

    Space, the final frontier (for our collections). Creating an opera for people with memory illnesses. Making paper out of yucca fibers. It’s all in the latest edition of the New Mexico History Museum’s newsletter. To download a PDF of it, click on the red headline, then scroll down to the PDF command.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 24, 2015

    Celebrating Fred Harvey

    “Fredheads” unite! The New Mexico History Museum has October events sure to deepen your appreciation for the Fred Harvey Company’s legacy across the Southwest.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 15, 2015

    10 Great October Events at the History Museum

    Get crafty. Feel spooky. Sing like a cowboy. Revel in the Harvey House heyday—and more. This October has something for everyone, and most events are free.

  • El Camino Real Historic Trail Site | Sep 10, 2015

    El Camino Real Historic Trail Site hosts Native New Mexico

    El Camino Real Historic Trail Site hosts Native New Mexico, Saturday, September 19, 2015. The event is free and runs from 10am to 4pm.

    Native New Mexico celebrates New Mexico’s native peoples through a daylong celebration of art, demonstrations, and music and dance performances. Among those participating will be the Red Turtle Dancers from Pojoaque Pueblo, Marlon Magdalena (Jemez) performing traditional flute music, Christopher and Darnell Lewis with Zorina Laweka demonstrating weaving, and from Taos and Santa Clara Pueblos will be Andrew and Judith Harvier demonstrating willow basketry, pottery and jewelry. Also performing will be members of the Piro-Manso-Tiwa tribe.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 27, 2015

    Looking Forward Looking Back

    Sept 11, 2015 – Jan 17, 2016

    This exhibition looks back at historic works by significant women artists from the Museum of Art collection while looking forward at new projects by contemporary women artists. The historic works from the collection include Eleanor Antin’s 100 Boot postcards, a 1967 drawing by Eva Hesse, Beatrice Wood drawings from the 1920s, a selection of photographs from Ana Mendieta’s Silueta Series and selections from Juane Quick-to See-Smith’s Paper Dolls for a Post-Colonial World.  Mid-career contemporary artists will be included with new and larger scale artworks. Arizona based artists Angela Ellsworth revisits her Mormon upbringing, community, and spirituality with her sculptural objects and installation. New Mexico artist Ligia Bouton riffs off the writings for George Orwell for her installation Understudy for Animal Farm. Southern California based Micol Hebron’s collaborative Gallery Tally poster project addresses gender representation in the art world.

     

  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 17, 2015

    September events at the New Mexico History Museum

    Take in the annual Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture. Attend a free Teacher Resource Fair. Learn more about the Civil War in the West. These and other great events are happening in September at the New Mexico History Museum.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 13, 2015

    The 2015 Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture

    On Wednesday, September 2, at 6 pm, Dr. Linda A. Curcio-Nagy, associate professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of Nevada, exploresearly rituals and ceremonies in "Performance, Politics, and Piety:  Pageantry and Identity in Colonial Mexico City." The lecture is free for Palace Guard members; $5 others, at the door. (To join the Palace Guard, call the Museum of New Mexico Foundation at 982-6366, ext. 100.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 10, 2015

    An American Modernism

    October 2, 2015 – February 21, 2016

    An American Modernism opens Friday, October 2, 2015, from 5:30-7:30pm and runs through February 21, 2016. An American Modernism joins the exhibition O’Keeffe in Process, both at the New Mexico Museum of Art, in the “Fall of Modernism” cultural collaboration with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Drawn primarily from the museum’s rich collection of Modernist art, An American Modernism explores the quest by early twentieth-century artists to find a distinctive American voice and to define art for the modern age. 

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 4, 2015

    Gustave Baumann and New Mexico

    Treasured New Mexico Artist’s range of works on view

    Few artists are as closely identified with Santa Fe as is Gustave Baumann; his art delighting viewers for almost a century. The New Mexico Museum of Art, the world’s largest repository of Gustave Baumann material, will show some of these works on paper, paintings, and prints, as well as some of his beloved marionettes in Gustave Baumann and New Mexico. The exhibition opens on Friday, August 14, 2015 and runs through December 27, 2015.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 4, 2015

    That Multitudes May Share: Building the Museum of Art

    That Multitudes May Share: Building the Museum of Art opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Friday, August 14, 2015.   “This building that we have erected expresses something of our gratitude for, and appreciation of, these artists ...

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jul 29, 2015

    History Museum Times, August-September edition

    A Palace renovation and potentially doomed trees. A great new photo exhibit and terrific interns. Enticing books on the craft of books and a glimpse of the Alvarado’s greatness. It’s all in the latest edition of the New Mexico History Museum’s newsletter. Click here to download a PDF of it.

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