• Museum of New Mexico | Dec 18, 2012

    Holiday Closings (and Especially Openings)

    What to do with the kids being off school and relatives coming in from out of state? New Mexico’s Santa Fe-based museums offer a range of ways to keep everyone happy, entertained, and educated.

    All four museums will be closed on Christmas day and New Year’s Day, but are otherwise open and ready to enchant New Mexicans and their visitors. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and New Mexico Museum of Art stay open for free from 5-8 pm on Fridays.

    Admission is $6 NM residents, $9 others, and the museums are free on Sundays to NM residents and on Wednesdays to NM seniors 60 and older. Children 16 and younger are free every day.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 17, 2012

    Art on the Edge 2013

    (Santa Fe, NM)—Eight contemporary artists from the Southwest will be featured in the Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography’s biennial juried show, Art on the Edge, hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Art. The artists, who were selected by Toby Kamps of the Menil Collection, Houston, are Rosemary Meza-DesPlas (Dallas, TX), Heidi Pollard (Albuquerque, NM), Rebekah Potter (Albuquerque, NM), Donna Ruff (Santa Fe, NM), Joel Santaquilani (Amarillo, TX), Martina Shenal (Tucson, AZ), Derrick Velasquez (Denver, CO), and Greta Young (Santa Fe, NM). Art on the Edge 2013 will open to the public on January 18, 2013. The exhibition runs through April 14, 2013.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Dec 13, 2012

    Marking Time: A Calendar-Making Workshop

    Keeping track of your daily schedule on a handheld electronic device may be the new normal, but in days of not-so-yore we relied on paper calendars that we marked up, doodled on, and jazzed up with designs of our own, then tacked to the wall for the entire family.

    In that spirit, the education staffs of the New Mexico History Museum and New Mexico Museum of Art invite you to join us in creating personalized calendars for 2013. Pulling inspiration from Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible at the New Mexico History Museum (closing on December 30) and It's About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico at the New Mexico Museum of Art, you can illuminate each month with seasonal images, drawings, collages, or glitter and note the days that mean the most to you. Dec. 17 at the History Museum, Jan. 3 at the Museum of Art; workshops at 10:30 am and 2 pm both days.

    Keeping track of your daily schedule on a handheld electronic device may be the new normal, but in days of not-so-yore we relied on paper calendars that we marked up, doodled on, and jazzed up with designs of our own, then tacked to the wall for the entire family.In that spirit, the education staffs of the New Mexico History Museum and New Mexico Museum of Art invite you to join us in creating personalized calendars for 2013. Pulling inspiration from Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible at the New Mexico History Museum (closing on December 30) and It's About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico at the New Mexico Museum of Art, you can illuminate each month with seasonal images, drawings, collages, or glitter and note the days that mean the most to you. Dec. 17 at the History Museum, Jan. 3 at the Museum of Art; workshops at 10:30 am and 2 pm both days.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 20, 2012

    Christmas at the Palace is saved! (The floors are finished)

    After concerns that a reflooring project in the entry of the Palace of the Governors would disrupt our holiday events, workmen put their backs into it and saved the day. Besides showing off its new planks, the Palace will again host Christmas at the Palace, this year for the 28th time, as the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors invites the community to get into the spirit within (and outside of) our walls.

    The complete lineup includes Schola Cantorum and the monks of Christ in the Desert singing songs of the Advent on Dec. 2; Christmas at the Palace, Dec. 7; Las Posadas, Dec. 9; and the Young Native Artists Show and Sale Dec. 15-16.

    After concerns that a reflooring project in the entry of the Palace of the Governors would disrupt our holiday events, workmen put their backs into it and saved the day. Besides showing off its new planks, the Palace will again host Christmas at the Palace, this year for the 28th time, as the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors invites the community to get into the spirit within (and outside of) our walls. The complete lineup includes Schola Cantorum and the monks of Christ in the Desert singing songs of the Advent on Dec. 2; Christmas at the Palace, Dec. 7; Las Posadas, Dec. 9; and the Young Native Artists Show and Sale Dec. 15-16.

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  • Museum of International Folk Art | Nov 14, 2012

    Plain Geometry: Amish Quilts

    Plain Geometry: Amish Quilts explores the origins and aesthetics of a tradition that has evolved in a changing world. Opening at the Museum of International Folk Art on Sunday, March 3, 2013, thirty-four quilts will be on view from the museum’s collection and from local collectors. These remarkably crafted textiles illustrate the influence of religious proscriptions, westward migration, and interaction with "English" neighbors.The exhibition runs through September 2, 2013.

    High resolution images may be downloaded from the Museum of New Mexico Media Center here.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 13, 2012

    Keep Calm and Merry On

    Update: The floors are finished, and Christmas at the Palace will happen as usual. See the updated press release at http://media.museumofnewmexico.org/press_releases.php?action=detail&releaseID=239

    Christmas at the Palace and Las Posadas, two of the most beloved holiday events in Santa Fe, are back again, but with a twist. A reflooring project in the entryway of the Palace of the Governors has forced us to lock its front doors, but we can’t keep Santa from greeting his fans at Christmas at the Palace on Friday, Dec. 7. Well-placed sources tell us that the world’s oldest elf plans to enter the Palace Courtyard through the Blue Gate on Washington Avenue, just south of the Lincoln Avenue entrance, and we advise all interested children to gather there at 5:30 pm with their families. Parts of the Palace, a National Historic Landmark, will be open. As a special treat, we’ll also open the first-floor lobby of the New Mexico History Museum for musical performances and a place to ward off the winter chill. Besides visiting with Santa in the Palace Courtyard, visitors can also enjoy Spanish carols, hot cider, biscochitos, and a piñata. The event, from 5:30—8 pm, is free. Donations of nonperishable foods are welcome. Las Posadas kicks off two nights later, at 5:30 pm on Sunday, Dec. 9.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Oct 30, 2012

    Museum of International Folk Art Dec 2012 to Feb 2013 Events

    The Museum of International Folk Art announces its December 2012 through February 2013 programs.

  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Oct 16, 2012

    New Mexico State Monument Designated Historic Landmark

    SANTA FE, NM October 16, 2012 – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced yesterday the designation of  San José de los Jémez Mission and Gíusewa Pueblo Site, as “one of 26 national historic landmarks… that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.” The Department of the Interior’s press release may be accessed here: http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/Interior-Designates-27-New-National-Landmarks.cfm

    San José de los Jémez Mission and Gíusewa Pueblo Site, a short drive from Albuquerque and Bernalillo, is part of the Jemez State Monument Heritage Area and is one of six New Mexico State Monuments.

    At the site are the remarkable stone ruins of a 500 year old Indian village and the San José de los Jemez church dating to 1610 (about ten years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock).

    The village of Gíusewa was built in the narrow San Diego Canyon by the ancestors of the present-day people of Jemez (Walatowa) Pueblo. The name “Gíusewa” is a Towa word that in English means “place at boiling water” because the Pueblo is located near a thermal spring.

    The Jémez participated in the Spanish Revolt in 1680 yet suffered a heavy defeat when 12 years later the Spanish returned. The survivors abandoned their villages and joined neighboring  Acoma, Zuni, Laguna, and Hopi Pueblos. The site then fell into ruins.

    In 1849 Gíusewa Pueblo was rediscovered during a US Topographical Corps land survey. Tourists, scholars, and photographers began to visit the ruins with the first excavation taking place in 1910.

    In 1921 the Museum of New Mexico and the School of American Research were gifted the land and in 1935 the site was declared a State Monument.

    Monument manager Rick Reycraft said,; "This designation is the result of several years of joint effort by the New Mexico State Monuments, the National Park Service, and the Pueblo of Jemez. We are very pleased to finally see Gíusewa and San José de los Jemez receive the national recognition that this site deserves."

    Upcoming at the Monument is the annual “Light Among the Ruins,” on December 15 beginning at 5 p.m. Free.

    Media Contact:

    Steve Cantrell, PR Manager

    505-476-1144

    Steve.cantrell@state.nm.us

     

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    Public Information:

    Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays and & Tuesdays.

    Admission: $3. A combination ticket, good for admission to both Jémez and Coronado State Monuments is available for $5. Sunday admission for New Mexico residents with ID is free. Wednesday admission is free to New Mexico Seniors with ID. Children 16 and under are always admitted free.

    New Mexico State Monuments are operated by the Department of Cultural Affairs.

     

     

     

    SANTA FE, NM October 16, 2012 – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced yesterday the designation of  San José de los Jémez Mission and Gíusewa Pueblo Site, as “one of 26 national historic landmarks… that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.” The Department of the Interior’s press release may be accessed here: http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/Interior-Designates-27-New-National-Landmarks.cfm San José de los Jémez Mission and Gíusewa Pueblo Site, a short drive from Albuquerque and Bernalillo, is part of the Jemez State Monument Heritage Area and is one of six New Mexico State Monuments. At the site are the remarkable stone ruins of a 500 year old Indian village and the San José de los Jemez church dating to 1610 (about ten years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock). The village of Gíusewa was built in the narrow San Diego Canyon by the ancestors of the present-day people of Jemez (Walatowa) Pueblo. The name “Gíusewa” is a Towa word that in English means “place at boiling water” because the Pueblo is located near a thermal spring. The Jémez participated in the Spanish Revolt in 1680 yet suffered a heavy defeat when 12 years later the Spanish returned. The survivors abandoned their villages and joined neighboring  Acoma, Zuni, Laguna, and Hopi Pueblos. The site then fell into ruins. In 1849 Gíusewa Pueblo was rediscovered during a US Topographical Corps land survey. Tourists, scholars, and photographers began to visit the ruins with the first excavation taking place in 1910. In 1921 the Museum of New Mexico and the School of American Research were gifted the land and in 1935 the site was declared a State Monument. Monument manager Rick Reycraft said,; "This designation is the result of several years of joint effort by the New Mexico State Monuments, the National Park Service, and the Pueblo of Jemez. We are very pleased to finally see Gíusewa and San José de los Jemez receive the national recognition that this site deserves." Upcoming at the Monument is the annual “Light Among the Ruins,” on December 15 beginning at 5 p.m. Free. Media Contact: Steve Cantrell, PR Manager 505-476-1144 Steve.cantrell@state.nm.us   ###   Public Information: Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays and & Tuesdays. Admission: $3. A combination ticket, good for admission to both Jémez and Coronado State Monuments is available for $5. Sunday admission for New Mexico residents with ID is free. Wednesday admission is free to New Mexico Seniors with ID. Children 16 and under are always admitted free. New Mexico State Monuments are operated by the Department of Cultural Affairs.      

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 27, 2012

    Baumann Marionettes Take Center Stage This Holiday Season

    Beloved Santa Fe artist Gustave Baumann, well-known for his wood block prints, also carved marionettes to entertain his daughter in the family’s living room at Christmas. On Sunday, December 16 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. the New Mexico Museum of Art will host the marionettes at their annual performance during the museum’s free Annual Holiday Open House.

  • Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | Sep 25, 2012

    Little Sister Rug’s Journey Marks a Sign of Healing

    One of the largest Navajo rugs in the world is currently on display at Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner State Monument through October 28, 2012.

    The Little Sister Rug measures 26 by 28 feet. Twelve weavers, members of the Chilchinbeto Chapter of the Navajo, worked simultaneously and in two groups - one on each side, their work meeting in the middle. The project was begun in 1981 and completed a year later.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 20, 2012

    Chromatic Fusion and Emerge - Two Glass Shows Opening

    The New Mexico Museum of Art announces two concurrent exhibitions of glass art to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the American studio glass movement in 2012. The exhibitions—Chromatic Fusion: The Art of Fused Glass, featuring Klaus Moje and Emerge 2012: A Showcase of Rising Talents in Kiln-glass—include both emerging and established artists working in kilnformed glass. Artists from around the globe are highlighted in these two exhibitions that open to the public on Friday, October 5, 2012, 5:30-7:30 pm, with a reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico. Both shows will be on view through January 6, 2013.

  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Sep 19, 2012

    Discover New Mexico State Monuments at the Big Thank You

    Discover New Mexico State Monuments at the Big Thank You is a free event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Sunday, September 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Museum Resources/Udall Building at 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Sep 18, 2012

    New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más

    An exploration of the dawn of world cuisine as we know—and consume—it today opens December 9, 2012 at the Museum of International Folk Art with New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate Y Más. The exhibition runs through January 5, 2014.

    High Resolution images may be downloaded at the Museum of New Mexico Media Center (here).

  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 5, 2012

    Tall Tales of the Wild West: The Stories of Karl May

    Mention “Winnetou” or “Old Shatterhand” almost anywhere in Europe, and you’ll be met with smiles. But try it in the United States, and you’re more likely to earn a blank stare. Created by German author Karl May, Winnetou and Old Shatterhand are two of the most popular fictional characters of the 19th and 20th century. In a series of novels, they served as trail guides to the mystique of the American West and even today are celebrated in European festivals and theme parks.

    May’s books have outsold those of Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey combined and were beloved by the likes of Albert Einstein, Herman Hesse, Fritz Lang, and Franz Kafka. All of that makes the author (who died in 1912) something of an authority on cowboys, Indians, Rocky Mountains, saloon girls, soldiers, and banks ripe for robbing.

    But there’s a hitch: May never saw the West. Nevertheless, his faith in the glory of the West and his ability to nurture an entire continent’s love for it has drawn countless people across the Atlantic to visit and to stay. From Nov. 18, 2012, to Feb. 9, 2014, the New Mexico History Museum celebrates May’s life, legacy and lasting impact in Tall Tales of the Wild West: The Stories of Karl May.

  • Museum of New Mexico | Aug 30, 2012

    Deputy Cabinet Secretary Named at Cultural Affairs

    Michael Scott Delello has been named Deputy Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Delello is a former presidential appointee who held positions of Congressional Liaison, Special Assistant and Advisor under George H.W. Bush (Sr.). He will start his new position at Cultural Affairs on September 4. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University and has a diverse professional background in congressional and governmental affairs, constituent services, policy, international relations, and non-profit and business management. 

    “Michael brings a very high level of expertise and skill to the day-to-day management and operations of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs.” DCA Secretary Veronica Gonzales said. “He has a keen interest in New Mexico and deep appreciation for our diverse cultural resources.”

    Michael Scott Delello has been named Deputy Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Delello is a former presidential appointee who held positions of Congressional Liaison, Special Assistant and Advisor under George H.W. Bush (Sr.). He will start his new position at Cultural Affairs on September 4. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University and has a diverse professional background in congressional and governmental affairs, constituent services, policy, international relations, and non-profit and business management.  “Michael brings a very high level of expertise and skill to the day-to-day management and operations of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs.” DCA Secretary Veronica Gonzales said. “He has a keen interest in New Mexico and deep appreciation for our diverse cultural resources.”

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 21, 2012

    7th Annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show

    Volcanoes, earthquakes, water, wind, and ice created the raw materials that adorn our favorite pieces of jewelry. See and purchase a worldwide variety of the authentic versions of stones, fossils and gems at the 7th annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show, Sept. 28-30, in the Palace Courtyard. New this year: Jewelry-making and mineral-painting workshops join the daily al fresco lectures on a variety of topics.

    Enter for free through the Blue Gate on Lincoln Avenue and meet the miners, traders and jewelers whose stories of how the forces of nature formed geodes, fossils, and turquoise will deepen your appreciation for the treasures beneath our feet. The event is open 10 am to 7 pm on Friday, Sept. 28; and 9 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30.

     

  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 20, 2012

    State Historian to Deliver the Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture

    Diego de Vargas’s 1693 reconquest of Santa Fe did not create the peaceful Spanish province he needed for successful governance. To get it, he employed a series of strategies, including compadrazgo (godparenthood) of tribal children, divide-and-conquer, and a sweet helping of chocolate diplomacy.

    State Historian Rick Hendricks will detail what Vargas did and how it worked in ”I Was Godfather to Them: Diego de Vargas and the Reconquest of New Mexico,” the annual Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture at the New Mexico History Museum at 6 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The lecture is sponsored by the Palace Guard, and admission is free to its members; $5 others, at the door. Seating is limited.

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jul 29, 2012

    Woven Identities

    For the first time in over 30 years, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture opens a major exhibition of North American Indian baskets on Sunday, November 20, 2011. The exhibition runs through February 23, 2014.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jul 26, 2012

    New World: Timeless Visions

    The New Mexico Museum of Art will host New World: Timeless Visions, the biennial membership exhibition of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC). The exhibition coincides with the IAC’s biennial General Assembly, which is being held this year in Santa Fe. The exhibition will be on view September 7-23, 2012.

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jun 18, 2012

    Summer of Baskets: Demonstrations and Workshops

    In conjunction with the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s exhibition Woven Identities: Basketry Art from the Collections a series of basketry programming is offered over the course of three weekends this summer; June 23 and 24, July 7 and 8, and August 4 and 5.

    Workshops run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MIAC classroom, with an hour break for lunch. Lunch is not provided, please plan to bring your own lunch or purchase one from Museum Hill Café during the break. Cost is $25 per person or $15 for youth and students (ages 10 and over). Space is limited and preregistration is required.  Please call 505-982-5057 for tickets or purchase in person at the MIAC gift shop. The public may call 505-476-1271 for more information.

     Demonstrations are free with museum admission. Museum admission for Sunday demonstrations is FREE to New Mexico residents and children under 17.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jun 12, 2012

    Pinhole Photography Collection Joins the New Mexico History Museum

    Mysterious, artistic, and as low-tech as an oatmeal box, pinhole photography has captivated everyone from schoolchildren to professional photographers for more than a century. The Pinhole Resource Archives, the world’s largest collection of images, books and cameras, just joined New Mexico’s largest archive of photography, the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives at the New Mexico History Museum.

    The collection was a donation from Pinhole Resource Inc., which is based in New Mexico and led by Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer. Already in the works is a 2014 exhibition, Poetics and Light, celebrating works from the collection.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Jun 12, 2012

    The Art of Gaman

    The Art of Gaman reflects the strength of Japanese American character in the face of humiliating internment through nearly 100 objects created during World War II. The exhibition opens at the Museum of International Folk Art July 8, 2012 and runs through October 7, 2012.

  • Museum of New Mexico | May 22, 2012

    A Gift to Military Families from NM Museums & Monuments

    As part of the national Blue Star Museums Program, New Mexico’s 14 state-run museums and historic monuments will once again offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families during the summer months.

    “This is a gesture of appreciation for the service and dedication of the men and women of our military,” said Governor Susana Martinez. “When New Mexicans put on our country’s uniform to defend our freedom, they make a tremendous sacrifice—and so do their families. I hope that all active-duty military members in New Mexico, as well as their families, will enjoy some of our finest cultural treasures this summer.”

    The National Endowment for the Arts created the Blue Star Museums program in 2010 to honor active-duty military members and their families.  More than 1,500 museums across America have signed up for the program this summer. The free admission will be available from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, September 3.

  • New Mexico History Museum | May 15, 2012

    "Native American Portraits" Opening Reception

    Santa Fe—A dazzling collection of original prints featuring Native Americans from across North America opens this Friday at the New Mexico History Museum. The Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation will serve refreshments from 5-7 pm. The museum is open for free on Fridays from 5-8 pm.

    Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry pulls some of the most beautiful and elegant portraits from the collections of the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. Dating back to the Civil War, the images reveal photographers’ attempts to portray the lives of Native American peoples. Almost inadvertently, the photographs also portray a nation’s changing attitudes toward Native peoples.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | May 8, 2012

    Treasures Seldom Seen

    Treasures Seldom Seen rejoices in the representational paintings from the New Mexico Museum of Art collection that defined mainstream New Mexico Art almost a century ago. Landscapes by George Bellows, John Sloan, and Fremont Ellis, as well as portraits by Paul Berlin, Oscar Berninghaus, Victor Higgins, and Joseph Henry Sharp are featured. In addition, an alcove presents works by, and about, Georgia O’Keeffe and another introduces the museum’s Web site New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | May 8, 2012

    The Curve: Center Award Winners, 2012

    The New Mexico Museum of Art partners again this year exhibiting the winners of CENTER’s  annual Project Competition and Project Launch. The exhibition opens May 25 and runs through August 26, 2012.

    First place winners are Anastasia Taylor-Lind in the Project Competition for her series The National Womb, and Odette England in the Project Launch for her series Thrice Upon a Time.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | May 2, 2012

    Alcove Show 12.2

    (SANTA FE, NM  MAY 2, 2012)—Alcove 12.2, the second in a series of nine Alcove Shows highlighting artists working in New Mexico today, opens on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the New Mexico Museum of Art.  Each Alcove show will last five weeks and feature five New Mexico artists at various career stages. Over-all, forty-five artists working in all media will be on view until the cycle of exhibitions ends April 2013.

     The artists exhibiting in Alcove 12.2 are:  Robert Ellis, Steve Fitch, Harmony Hammond, August Muth and Terri Rolland. 

  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 24, 2012

    The Segesser Hide Paintings: Examine an 18th-century artifact with 21st-century tools

    In the early 1700s, Spain’s northern colony sat at the edge of a frontier that could be fraught with danger. Inside the Palace of the Governors at the New Mexico History Museum, visitors can see examples of what happened when explorers set out on that frontier. The Segesser Hide Paintings depict two such adventures on a grand scale—a total of roughly 137 square feet of what is likely bison leather painted with natural pigments.

    “The Segesser hides are a rare and important artifact of our collection, not only because of what they show but because of what they are,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the New Mexico History Museum. “The expeditions depicted on the Segesser hides likely began at the front door of the Palace of the Governors, so we like to think that the hides truly came home to us.”

    In the early 1700s, Spain’s northern colony sat at the edge of a frontier that could be fraught with danger. Inside the Palace of the Governors at the New Mexico History Museum, visitors can see examples of what happened when explorers set out on that frontier. The Segesser Hide Paintings depict two such adventures on a grand scale—a total of roughly 137 square feet of what is likely bison leather painted with natural pigments. “The Segesser hides are a rare and important artifact of our collection, not only because of what they show but because of what they are,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the New Mexico History Museum. “The expeditions depicted on the Segesser hides likely began at the front door of the Palace of the Governors, so we like to think that the hides truly came home to us.”

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 11, 2012

    Repeat After Me

    The New Mexico Museum of Art exhibition Repeat After Me assembles more than twenty contemporary prints that make use of repetition—as process and as image. A print, by definition, is a reproducible image: multiple prints can be made from a single plate. Repetition is seen also in these prints as visual motifs such as a line, a figure, or a geometric form such as a square, flower, or circle.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 6, 2012

    Waterscapes: Photographs from the Collection

    (Santa Fe, NM)—Water, its scarcity or abundance and our relation to this substance which sustains life, is the theme of this photography exhibition. Waterscapes follows on last year’s exhibition of cloud photographs, both drawn from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s permanent collection by Curator of Photography Katherine Ware. The exhibition remains open through August 26, 2012.

    The selection of more than thirty photographs showcases the museum’s strong holding of work by mid-century masters such as Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Laura Gilpin, Lisette Model, Eliot Porter, and Brett Weston as well as contemporary artists including Renate Aller, Debra Bloomfield, Wanda Hammerbeck, John Pfahl, and Edward Ranney.

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