Lincoln Historic Site | Jul 20, 2015
It’s here, the official (and final) Old Lincoln Days Schedule of Events, Fri, Aug 7 through Sun, Aug 9.
Lincoln Historic Site | Jul 10, 2015
Old Lincoln Days begins Friday, August 7 and runs through Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 9am to 5pm both days; and on Sunday, August 9 from 9am to 3pm. Admission is $5 per adult to access the Historic Site. Children, veterans, and active military and their families are free. New Mexico residents are free on Sundays.
New Mexico History Museum | Jul 9, 2015
Workers are getting ready to apply new stucco, repair roofs, improve heating and cooling, change the landscaping and more at the Palace of the Governors, a 400-year-old National Treasure in the heart of historic Santa Fe. Begun in 1609–1610 as the seat of Spain’s North American colony, the Pueblo Revival building became the flagship of the state’s museum system in 1909. In recent years, it has drawn preservationists’ fears, most critically because of its 1970s cement stucco on the interior courtyard’s wall.
Now, thanks to a $400,000 infusion from the Department of Cultural Affairs and another $680,000 from the state Legislature’s recent session, that water-trapping stucco will be stripped off and replaced with a breathable lime plaster. Stucco around the rest of the building will be patched up, workers will install new roofs above the Palace gift shop and Meem Community Room, and the Palace’s capricious heating-and-cooling system will be tied into the New Mexico History Museum’s more reliable one.
Fort Stanton Historic Site | Jul 8, 2015
Fort Stanton; Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 9am to 8pm. Costumed re-enactors from the Civil War and Indian Wars era will be at the Fort for demonstrations, presentations, concerts and a military ball which will have visitors dancing into the night. Additionally, the event brings authors, historians, photographers, artists, and a variety of historical vendors to site to share their crafts and other handiwork. Local food vendors are on hand to provide food throughout the day. Activities include historic reenactments; cavalry, infantry, artillery demonstrations; Buffalo Soldiers; Mescalero Apaches; Victorian ladies tea; authors, speakers, tours; period Military Ball Saturday evening; church service on Sunday; old time games for kids; concessions and live entertainment. Admission $5 for adults, children under 16 free. Call 575-354-0341.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jul 6, 2015
The New Mexico Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition O’Keeffe in Process is its contribution to the “Fall of Modernism” cultural collaboration with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.
The exhibition opens Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5-7pm and runs through January 17, 2016.
Jemez Historic Site | Jul 1, 2015
On Sunday, August 9, the quaint and sleepy village of Jemez Springs—popularly known for its hot springs, hiking, and art galleries, comes alive with the 12th annual Pueblo Independence Day Celebration starting with a 7am pilgrimage run from Jemez Pueblo Plaza to Jemez Historic Site. Visitors to this free annual free event will also enjoy traditional Native dances, dine on authentic Native food, and shop Native arts and crafts.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 23, 2015
From the making of a classic Western to stories of remarkable women, Harvey Houses, Southwestern cuisine and the Llano Estacado, the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library’s Brainpower & Brownbags Lunch Lectures offer a wealth of learning. Organized by Librarian Tomas Jaehn, the monthly lectures are free and open to the public (and, yes, you can 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 | Jun 23, 2015
Start growing your collection of Native art at the Young Native Artists Show & Sale, July 4 and 5, in the Palace Courtyard from 9 am to 4 pm. Children and grandchildren of artists belonging to the Native American Artisans Program will show off their latest works of art, learn a few tricks of the customer-service trade, and potentially launch their careers. See the hand-crafted artwork, purchase refreshments, and strike up a conversation or two with artists who are growing and continuing to learn their craft. Admission is free through the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate on Lincoln Avenue, south of the New Mexico History Museum’s main entrance.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 10, 2015
Award-winning author and conservationist William deBuys speaks on and signs copies of his latest book and joins us for a reception honoring the museum’s acquisition of his papers. The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library hosts this free event on Friday, June 19, 5:30–7:30 pm, in the museum auditorium, with light refreshments in the lobby.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 4, 2015
At 2 pm on Saturday, June 20, see archival films from the Old Santa Fe Association’s new collection, including gems filmed by Ernest Knee, culled from residents’ garages and closets and boasting little-known cinematic glimpses of life in northern New Mexico. The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives is partnering with OSFA to preserve the films, prime artifacts in a city long devoted to protecting its historic authenticity. A free event.
Summer of Color | Jun 3, 2015
As the “Summer of Color” kicks into high gear, the City Different’s Downtown museums are offering special exhibitions and programs, featuring a range of colors from a sunset’s multi-hued grandeur to the adobe mud that coats most of our buildings. Participating institutions are the New Mexico Museum of Art; New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors; Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 2, 2015
One of the staples of desert life is the presence—or scarcity—of water. Its importance can be seen across eastern New Mexico, where the Pecos River strives to quench a fragile, 926-mile riparian environment. Along the Pecos, a collage of photographs and sounds, opens June 19 on the second floor of the New Mexico History Museum. Developed by photographer Jennifer Schlesinger and the late composer Steven M. Miller, the materials were recently donated to the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, whose Photo Legacy Project collects the work of contemporary photographers.
Coronado Historic Site | May 14, 2015
Celebrating 75 years: May 29, 1940 to May 30, 2015 On Saturday, May 30 from 1 to 5pm, Coronado Historic Site celebrates its 75 th anniversary, but the site’s importance originates two millennia ago when people were living and farming in th ...
Lincoln Historic Site | May 7, 2015
Have you ever wondered what it was like to grow up in Lincoln County in the 1880s? Find out when the Lincoln Historic Site opens its new exhibit If You Were Growing Up in 1800s Lincoln. The items featured in the exhibit, objects and clothing used by children in the 1880s highlights the show’s theme, “Please Touch!” The exhibition opens Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10 a.m.
El Camino Real Historic Trail Site | May 7, 2015
El Camino Real Historic Trail Site hosts its first Fiber Fair, Saturday May 23, 2015. The event is free and runs from 10 am to 4 pm.
This Fiber Fair celebrates New Mexico’s rich and storied fiber arts tradition, featuring Native and traditional Pueblo artists demonstrating the use of cotton, yucca, wool, and other materials in both textiles and basketry. Other traditions demonstrated will be Spanish, and early and contemporary American fiber arts. Among them; quilting and felting, and two with related, fun kids’ hands-on activities—wool preparation (dyeing, carding, spinning) and Spanish Colcha embroidery.
New Mexico History Museum | May 4, 2015
Take a weeklong trip to action-packed 1863 at the New Mexico History Museum’s summer camp, Time Trekkers. Children 9-11 will enjoy VIP access to the museum and get daily doses of hands-on learning—braiding horsehair bracelets, gathering a picnic lunch at the Santa Fe Farmers Market, practicing calligraphy, roping a calf dummy, hand-stitching their own book, playing old-time games and more. The camp takes place 10 am–4 pm, Monday–Friday, June 15–19. Cost is $125 (10 percent discount to children and grandchildren of Museum of New Mexico Foundation members). Space is limited. For info on how to register by June 1, contact René Harris at email@example.com or Melanie LaBorwit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 30, 2015
Material Matters: Selections from the Joann and Gifford Phillips Gift opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Friday, April 17, 2015 and runs through August 16, 2015. The twenty-eight works on view are artists working in California and New Mexico who took an experimental approach to abstraction through materials and process.
Museum of International Folk Art | Apr 24, 2015
Exhibition Dates: May 17 to September 13, 2015 OPENING CELEBRATION, Sunday May 17, 2015, 1-4pm OPENING EVENTS SUNDAY MAY 17, 2015 1 to 2pm Lecture by Elena Phipps, President, Textile Society of America presents "Cochineal Red: The Global histor ...
New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 24, 2015
Seven contemporary artists from the Southwest are featured in the juried show, Art on the Edge 2015, presented by the New Mexico Museum of Art and its support group, Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography. The artists, who were selected by Nora Burnett Abrams of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, are Jill Christian, Will Clift, Danae Falliers, Ian Fisher, Sarah McKenzie, Chris Oatey, and Kate Rivers. Art on the Edge 2015 opened to the public on April 17, 2015 and the exhibition runs through August 16, 2015. The FOCA+P prize of $5,000 was awarded to artist Chris Oatey, as designated by juror Nora Burnett Abrams and curatorial staff of the New Mexico Museum of Art.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 24, 2015
National tour from Folger Shakespeare Library in commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death
New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 24, 2015
New Mexico Museum of Art, recently named New Mexico’s host for the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare national tour, is pleased to announce that the First Folio will be on view to the public February 5-28, 2016.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 21, 2015
The 1990 release of The Civil War, a nine-part documentary, not only brought new attention to our nation’s greatest crisis, but also revolutionized the art form. Film editor and post-production supervisor Paul Barnes worked hand-in-hand with Ken Burns on the series, which earned numerous awards. The two have since made other landmark documentaries.
On Friday, May 8, at 6 pm, Barnes will show re-cut clips from The Civil War to detail their experience and describe how they remastered the series in high definition for a 25th-anniversary airing on PBS stations this September. Barnes will speak at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center, which is graciously partnering with the museum on this event. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10. The presentation is part of the programming series for the History Museum exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War, opening May 1, in collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera’s debut of Cold Mountain this August.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 17, 2015
May 1 through July 26, 2015
Longtime Santa Fe resident Gay Block’s photography is internationally recognized for its fearless exploration of personal identity issues—gender, class, religion, familial relationships, and sexual orientation. A survey of more than forty of her works from 1975 to 2012 in To Feel Less Alone: Gay Block, A Portrait, opens Friday, May 1, 2015 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. The exhibition runs through July 26, 2015.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 17, 2015
The fourth in a series of “Photo Lab” installations opens Friday, May 1, 2015 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Featured will be photographs from the collection made with two historic processes. The first are cyanotypes—cyan meaning blue--are “bluish” images (think blueprints); the other are albumen prints—albumen meaning egg white—are photographs made using a combination of egg white and specific chemicals. Both of these processes were popular in the nineteenth-century and the examples on view will be by early practitioners including Francis Frith, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Arthur Wesley Dow. These processes have been revived by contemporary artists—such as Rita Dewitt, Betty Hahn, Robin Hill, Jennifer Schlesinger, Nancy Sutor, and Zoë Zimmerman–whose work is exhibited alongside these earlier masters.
Photo Lab #4 is part of the final installment of “Focus on Photography” series. The free to the public opening is on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 5.30 p.m. Photo Lab #4 runs through July 26 2015.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 16, 2015
From the Civil War to the Gila River, Harvey Girls and more, there’s something for everyone this month. Most events are free with admission. Sundays are free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. May 1: Opening of Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War. May 3: Decorate the Divine, a family art-making event. May 6: A Brainpower & Brownbags lecture on the Gila Bioregion. May 8: Revisiting The Civil War, the Ken Burns’ classic documentary. May 23: Harvey Girls Day. May 31: A performance by Schola Cantorum and a panel discussion on restoring the 1785 Roque Lobato House.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 14, 2015
Fire Season is the fourth and final group exhibition in the Focus on Photography series, a year-long examination of the influential and ever-changing medium of photography. The exhibition opens Friday, May 1 at 5.30 p.m. with a free public reception and runs through July 26, 2015. This group show of fifteen photographs includes work by Jane Fulton Alt, Patricia Galagan, Philip Metcalf, Larry Schwarm, and Greg Mac Gregor.
Museum of International Folk Art | Apr 9, 2015
Provocative program on pottery announced The Museum of International Folk Art presents a dialogue on Southern pottery featuring leading ceramic writer and commentator Garth Clark and prominent North Carolina potters Mark Hewitt and Matt Jone ...
New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 9, 2015
Seven contemporary artists from the Southwest will be featured in the Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography’s juried exhibition, Art on the Edge, hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Art. The artists, selected by Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at MCA Denver.
ART ON THE EDGE 2015 participating artists: Jill Christian, Will Clift, Danae Falliers, Ian Fisher, Sarah McKenzie, Chris Oatey, and Kate Rivers.
The exhibition opens Friday, April 17, 2015 with a free public reception and runs through August 16, 2015.
Surveying recent art from the region, Art on the Edge celebrates the myriad ways artists are working today. Painting, photography, collage, and sculpture are but a few highlights of these western artists’ creative practices. Culled from nearly 300 submissions, the seven artists represented here demonstrate both a deep connection to their immediate environments, as well as a remove from the exigencies of daily life. Taken together, the works indicate how these artists engage a rich diversity of approaches and a broad range of content to produce artworks that employ traditional techniques as much as they embrace the pace and spirit of contemporary life. Whether they are invigorating landscape photography or sky-scape painting — or even playing with color tonalities — the works on view make clear that these regional artists are pushing the boundaries of their chosen medium or subject matter and advancing the long-held notion of the West as a site of continual creative expansion and exploration. Nora Burnett Abrams Curator, MCA Denver