New Mexico History Museum | Sep 19, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – They came from all over, and through back-breaking manual labor, railroad workers transformed the United States and impacted millions of lives. When the railroad came to New Mexico in 1879, it brought thousands of job opportunities for local people from rural villages, reservations, and larger towns. In addition to the homegrown workforce, the railroad also brought immigrant Chinese, European, and Mexican laborers to New Mexico. On a national scale, by the time women were granted the vote under the 19th Amendment in 1920, one out of every 50 citizens worked for the railroad; this number increased exponentially during the US’ involvement in World War II.
Museum of International Folk Art | Sep 18, 2019
Metamorfosis Documentation Project presents Noche de Animas. Tzintzuntzan, a documentary film about Day of the Dead, on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 2 p.m. at the Museum of International Folk Art.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Sep 17, 2019
(Albuquerque New Mexico) -- The National Hispanic Cultural Center is issuing the call for entries for the 2019 Community Ofrenda Exhibit. Entries are being accepted through October 9.
Each year the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) works with schools and community organizations to host an exhibit of ofrendas (altars) in celebration of Día de los Muertos. Ofrendas will be placed in the Domenici Education Building and the Roy E. Disney Performing Arts Center on the NHCC campus
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Sep 13, 2019
For Immediate Release: September 17, 2019 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Jurassic dinosaur fossils were first found in New Mexico more than 100 years ago. Now a crocodile fossil has been discovered in New Mexico’s Jurassic rocks. The fo ...
Museum of International Folk Art | Sep 11, 2019
Girard: Culture x Design is a two-day symposium examining the creative force of Alexander Girard, a luminary of modern design whose close engagement with traditional arts, whimsical toys, and everyday objects from around the world created a broad and influential body of work. Symposium speakers and moderated discussions will examine Girard through various lenses in order to create a more complex and textured understanding of his place in the history of American design as well as explore his approach to collecting and exhibiting global material culture. The symposium will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on October 18 and 19, 2019, at the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA), Santa Fe, New Mexico, an appropriate location for a multi-faceted examination of his creative process, as Girard had a long-standing relationship with the museum and made Santa Fe, New Mexico, his home for more than forty years.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 11, 2019
Join the New Mexico Museum of Art as it opens the doors of the future site of Vladem Contemporary to the community in two public events. Both events are free and will allow the community access to explore this extraordinary addition to Santa Fe and the State of New Mexico’s museum system.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Sep 10, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) –¡Globalquerque! 2019 will be held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Sept. 20 and 21. This Quinceañera year marks the 15th edition of ¡Globalquerque! - a celebration of music featuring a wide range of artists from around the world.
Patrons have an opportunity to trot the globe, musically, during this two-day event. ¡Globalquerque! features live musical performances by touring bands from Colombia, Congo, Tunisia and more. Additional attractions during the event include workshops, a global village and hands-on children’s activities.
Museum Hill Partners | Sep 9, 2019
Join Museum Hill Partners, comprised of six organizations for Community Day, a day of free, family-friendly activities and art on September 22, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The annual event, which attracts nearly 2,000 attendees per year, will be free to the public and offer fun for all ages.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Sep 7, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) - In September, the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series showcases the ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with ¡Globalquerque!. Most films in the series are from countries whose artists are represented in this year’s festival.
Museum of International Folk Art | Sep 6, 2019
The Museum of International Folk Art invites the public to the opening exhibition Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico, a Camalache (gathering) and Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 6, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Camalache features live entertainment, food, hands-on activities for the entire family, and local vendors all celebrating the history and influence New Mexico’s music has on its culture.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Sep 6, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- Sandia Performing Arts Company presents the world premiere of Rosalie’s Magic Rocks, a tale of how life changes for an enterprising young Latina. This story of coming of age in Hispanic New Mexico, a Latino version of Tom Sawyer, is based on real-life events.
Rosalie’s Magic Rocks will be performed in the Wells Fargo Auditorium on Friday & Saturday nights from September 27 to October 6 at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday performances at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person, with a $2 discount for seniors, students and NHCC members. Tickets are $12 for children 12 and under.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Sep 5, 2019
For Immediate Release: September 5, 2019 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is co-hosting a free Fossil Fiesta in Farmington on September 21 st from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the Farmington Public Library. T ...
Museum of International Folk Art | Sep 4, 2019
MOIFA welcomes Dr. Deborah Dorotinsky of Mexico City’s Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas to discuss popular arts as diplomatic strategies, titled, Popular Arts as national Stand-Ins: Mexico’s 1968 Cultural Olympiad on September 25, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.
Los Luceros Historic Site | Sep 1, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Fall is upon us and Los Luceros Historic Site’s Harvest is just around the corner. (*Media resources available)
Participate in a celebration of northern New Mexico culture this fall at Los Luceros Historic Site. This family friendly event will feature local food trucks as well as arts and crafts vendors.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Aug 30, 2019
World Renowned Volcano Expert Visits New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science For Immediate Release: August 30, 2019 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) --The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is holding a lecture ...
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Aug 29, 2019
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is pleased to welcome Diego Romero (Cochiti Pueblo) for his third exhibition at the museum titled, Diego Romero vs. the End of Art, opening October 6, 2019 until January 4, 2021. The exhibition will be the largest assemblage of Romero’s work, exploring his reflections on Native identity and history. Romero’s personal style combines Cochiti pottery techniques with graphic art influences, which together, create a narrative combating an allusive villain, the End of Art.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Aug 29, 2019
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will hold a memorial on August 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for local youth who have lost their lives due to substance abuse. The Museum has a "Lost Talent" gallery on display with stories and photos of the local victims.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 27, 2019
The New Mexico Museum of Art, The William Dailey Trust and Dr. Nicole Panter Dailey are pleased to announce the irrevocable gift to the Museum of eight works of art by members of the Transcendental Painting Group (1938-42). The Transcendental Painting Group (TPG) was formally established in Taos, New Mexico. The group was committed to innovative new directions in Modern American art, their manifesto announced their goal to “carry painting beyond the appearance of the physical world, through new concepts of space, color, light, and design, to imaginative realms that are idealistic and spiritual.”
New Mexico History Museum | Aug 27, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – As part of this year’s 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing events, the New Mexico History Museum offers the lecture More than Footprints: An Archaeological Hike on the Moon. This presentation by Beth Laura O’Leary, Ph.D. is in connection with the ongoing exhibit: “A Walk on the Moon: The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing.”
New Mexico State Library | Aug 27, 2019
The New Mexico State Library has chosen The Storm Runner, written by J. C. Cervantes, a Rick Riordan Presents book, published by Disney Hyperion, as the book which will represent New Mexico in the Parade of the States at the 2019 National Book Festival. J.C. Cervantes is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, Tortilla Sun. Ms. Cervantes lives with her family in New Mexico. When told The Storm Runner would be representing the state of New Mexico at the National Book Festival this year, she said, “That’s wonderful news! Thanks so much!”
The Storm Runner provides readers with an excellent description of New Mexico’s landscape and demonstrates how a youthful imagination can transform those landscapes into a place of wonder and adventure, which many New Mexican’s still do into adulthood. It is a great coming of age story. Any young reader will be able to relate to the emotional concerns of Zane, the main character, who as he finds his strength, displays those basic human concerns about fitting in, being liked, and finding your path in the world. The next book in the series, The Fire Keeper, will be released in the fall.
The National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, is now in its nineteenth year. This popular event celebrating the joys of reading and lifelong literacy will be held on Saturday, August 31st in Washington, D.C. Deanne Dekle, the Youth Services and Outreach Coordinator for public and tribal libraries across the state and Matthew Benbennick, the Reference & ILLiad Librarian at the State Library will represent New Mexico at the Festival.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Aug 24, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is hosting a lecture on Alzheimer’s disease and a documentary on medical marijuana. The programs are part of an ongoing roster of events related to the exhibit ...
New Mexico History Museum | Aug 21, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The New Mexico History Museum will exhibit vintage fiesta dresses during this year’s annual Fiesta de Santa Fe. Local Santa Fe women, performers, as well as former Fiesta Queens donated many of these dresses as part of the museum’s permanent collection.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Aug 19, 2019
The process of planting about 175 different types of irises in the raised beds in front of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Bruce King Building has begun. Led by the Mesilla Valley Iris Society, groups from throughout the state are planting the flowers in preparation for the National Iris Convention that will be in Las Cruces in 2021.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Aug 16, 2019
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) presents the annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale on October 12 and 13, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The sale, comprised of generations of Native Arts from private collectors, will be held in the museum’s Meem Auditorium, and benefits the museum through shared profits. Mediums include pottery, jewelry, textiles/weavings, paintings, baskets, and sculptures.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Aug 16, 2019
Colorful farm scenes will decorate the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Arts Corridor from Aug. 16 through Dec. 1. An opening celebration of Las Cruces artist Jeri Desrochers exhibit, Cultivating Color, is set for Aug. 18 from 2:30-4 ...
Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property | Aug 13, 2019
(Las Cruces, New Mexico) – A 99th birthday salute to J. Paul Taylor will be held Sunday, August 25, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. This annual celebration, sponsored by Friends of the Taylor Family Monument in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and New Mexico Historic Sites, honors Taylor as a friend, benefactor, and civic leader.
Come greet Mr. Taylor and join the Friends group as they work to support the Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property. Admission is a membership in the organization.
For more information contact the Friends of the Taylor Family Monument at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Mexico History Museum | Aug 12, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- Beginning this fall, the New Mexico History Museum will offer guided tours of the Palace of the Governors during breaks in construction activity. The tours will allow a rare look at this historic building as it undergoes preservation treatment in support of its continued use as a public museum. (*see below for media resources.)
Beginning on August 30, information about tours will be available at the front desk of the New Mexico History Museum or by calling 505-476-5200.
Office of Archaeological Studies | Aug 8, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – In celebration of International Archaeology Day, Saturday, October 20, the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA) will open its doors to the public, providing an opportunity to learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage through hands-on activities and demonstrations.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Aug 7, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – New Mexico’s Historic Sites have a host of upcoming events planned this fall and winter. Below is a compendium of upcoming events. Interviews and site video available and approved for media use where indicated by *Media resources available.