• Wonders on Wheels | Sep 6, 2011

    Route 66 Exhibition Visits New Mexico State Fair Hitting The Road with the Van of Enchantment

    The Van of Enchantment, a statewide museum outreach vehicle operated by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, will present Road Trips, a free traveling exhibition, September 21-25 from 10:00am – 6:00pm Wednesday through Saturday and 10:00am – 3:00pm Sunday at the New Mexico State Fair located at the Expo New Mexico Fair Grounds.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 2, 2011

    Get Your Haiku On

    An afternoon of Haiku activities featuring Santa Fe Poet Laureate Joan Logghe, Axle Contemporary, and the New Mexico Museum of Art takes place Sunday, September 25, 2011. The public is invited to free workshops, readings, and more celebrating the completion of the innovative Roadsign Haiku Project and publication of a documentary catalogue. A series of events are planned that day between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

    An afternoon of Haiku activities featuring Santa Fe Poet Laureate Joan Logghe, Axle Contemporary, and the New Mexico Museum of Art takes place Sunday, September 25, 2011. The public is invited to free workshops, readings, and more celebrating the completion of the innovative Roadsign Haiku Project and publication of a documentary catalogue. A series of events are planned that day between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 1, 2011

    Fiesta weekend: Free admission to the downtown museums

    Whether you’re from New Mexico or out-of-state, you can visit the New Mexico History Museum and New Mexico Museum of Art for free on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11, thanks to the generous support of the Gerald Peters Gallery and the Peters Family Art Foundation. The free weekend falls during Fiesta de Santa Fe, a perfect time to connect with New Mexico’s art, history and culture.

    Both museums will close early on Friday, Sept. 9, at 5 pm rather than 8 pm.

    “This is an important weekend to honor the history of Santa Fe,” said Frances Levine, director of the History Museum. “We’re delighted that the Gerald Peters Gallery and Peters Family Art Foundation have recognized how these two museums can share in that celebration.”

  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 29, 2011

    Deepen your knowledge of NM history in a course for museum guides

    The New Mexico History Museum will begin a series of weekly classes for museum guides on Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am, Sept. 13 through the spring (holidays excepted). Dr. Andrew Leo Lovato, an author of New Mexico history and an associate professor at Santa Fe Community College, will give an overview of the state’s history and offer valuable communication skills for connecting with museum visitors. Numerous guest speakers will address topics of regional history and ways to use the museum’s exhibits, images and artifacts to interact with visitors.

    The course is free and takes place in the History Museum’s classroom. Seating is limited; preference is given to people who are or intend to become museum guides. Call Rene Harris at 505-476-5087 for more information or to sign up.

     

    The New Mexico History Museum will begin a series of weekly classes for museum guides on Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am, Sept. 13 through the spring (holidays excepted). Dr. Andrew Leo Lovato, an author of New Mexico history and an associate professor at Santa Fe Community College, will give an overview of the state’s history and offer valuable communication skills for connecting with museum visitors. Numerous guest speakers will address topics of regional history and ways to use the museum’s exhibits, images and artifacts to interact with visitors. The course is free and takes place in the History Museum’s classroom. Seating is limited; preference is given to people who are or intend to become museum guides. Call Rene Harris at 505-476-5087 for more information or to sign up.  

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 19, 2011

    Free admission on Indian Market weekend for History Museum, Museum of Art

    As a special treat to New Mexicans, out-of-state visitors, and the families of artists who come to Santa Fe during Indian Market weekend, Andrew Smith Gallery Inc. has generously offered to cover the cost of admission for visitors to the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and the New Mexico Museum of Art this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21. Regular admission is $6 for NM residents, $9 for out-of-state, with Sundays free to NM residents, and children 16 and under free every day.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 5, 2011

    Artist of the Week Gallery Talks

    Artist of the Week

    A series of gallery talks by New Mexico Museum of Art Docents featuring artists on display in the Museum.

    Wednesdays at 12:15

    FREE with museum admission (NM Seniors are free on Wednesdays; NM residents: $6; Adults $9; children 16 and under free; $1 discount for students).

     

    The New Mexico Museum of Art is located on the corner of Lincoln and Palace Avenues, on the Downtown Plaza, in Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Pickup (shuttle) stops outside our front door for easy access to the New Mexico Rail Runner trains.

     

    For further information please contact Ellen Zieselman, Curator of Education, 505-476-5075; ellen.zieselman@state.nm.us

    Artist of the Week A series of gallery talks by New Mexico Museum of Art Docents featuring artists on display in the Museum. Wednesdays at 12:15 FREE with museum admission (NM Seniors are free on Wednesdays; NM residents: $6; Adults $9; children 16 and under free; $1 discount for students).   The New Mexico Museum of Art is located on the corner of Lincoln and Palace Avenues, on the Downtown Plaza, in Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Pickup (shuttle) stops outside our front door for easy access to the New Mexico Rail Runner trains.   For further information please contact Ellen Zieselman, Curator of Education, 505-476-5075; ellen.zieselman@state.nm.us

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 4, 2011

    New Native Photography, 2011

    New Native Photography, 2011, opens Friday, August 12, 6 p.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Art in collaboration with the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA). The exhibition of contemporary Native photography is in conjunction with the 90Th Santa Fe Indian Market.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jul 25, 2011

    Collections of Photographer Donald Woodman Accepted into the Palace Photo Archives

    For more than 40 years, Donald Woodman has engaged the world through a camera’s lens. With a focus that ranges from architecture to therapy, clouds, the Holocaust and small-town rodeos, his evocative results have landed in collections that include London’s Victoria and Albert Museum; Switzerland’s Museum of Art and History; the New Orleans Museum of Art; and Ohio’s Butler Art Institute.

    The New Mexico History Museum proudly announces that the Photo Archives at the Palace of the Governors has accepted Woodman’s photographic archives into its collection. Currently housed in the Belen studio that Woodman shares with his wife, artist Judy Chicago, his archive includes negatives, slides, digital media, equipment, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, exhibition records and research. The first material that will be prepared for the Photo Archives’ collection is the series The Rodeo and the West.

    For more than 40 years, Donald Woodman has engaged the world through a camera’s lens. With a focus that ranges from architecture to therapy, clouds, the Holocaust and small-town rodeos, his evocative results have landed in collections that include London’s Victoria and Albert Museum; Switzerland’s Museum of Art and History; the New Orleans Museum of Art; and Ohio’s Butler Art Institute. The New Mexico History Museum proudly announces that the Photo Archives at the Palace of the Governors has accepted Woodman’s photographic archives into its collection. Currently housed in the Belen studio that Woodman shares with his wife, artist Judy Chicago, his archive includes negatives, slides, digital media, equipment, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, exhibition records and research. The first material that will be prepared for the Photo Archives’ collection is the series The Rodeo and the West.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jul 19, 2011

    Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz’ Letters

    Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz' personal letters will be the subject of Sarah Greenough's talk. Greenough, Senior Curator of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington will speak about her long-awaited and recently released book My Faraway One: The Letters of Georgia OKeeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Volume 1, 1915-1933, Wednesay, August 3, 6 pm, in St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art, Free.

    Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz' personal letters will be the subject of Sarah Greenough's talk. Greenough, Senior Curator of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington will speak about her long-awaited and recently released book My Faraway One: The Letters of Georgia OKeeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Volume 1, 1915-1933, Wednesay, August 3, 6 pm, in St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art, Free.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Jul 18, 2011

    Women Planting Seeds: Home, Healing and Horticulture

    Join authors, healers, horticulturists, artists, chefs and more at a two-day symposium co-hosted by the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. “Women Planting Seeds: Home, Healing and Horticulture" takes place from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, on Monday, July 25, and from 9:30 am to 12 pm, on Tuesday, July 26, in the History Museum Auditorium. The event is part of the exhibit Home Lands: How Women Made the West. Tickets are $25 at www.ticketssantafe.org, or at the door. (Seating is limited.) 

    Join authors, healers, horticulturists, artists, chefs and more at a two-day symposium co-hosted by the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. “Women Planting Seeds: Home, Healing and Horticulture" takes place from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, on Monday, July 25, and from 9:30 am to 12 pm, on Tuesday, July 26, in the History Museum Auditorium. The event is part of the exhibit Home Lands: How Women Made the West. Tickets are $25 at www.ticketssantafe.org, or at the door. (Seating is limited.) 

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  • El Palacio Magazine | Jul 18, 2011

    El Palacio Celebrates the Written Word, Musical Word and Spoken Word

    “Party with El Palacio” on Friday, Aug. 5, features a free triple-header of an evening with award-winning author Pam Houston, Albuquerque bluegrass band Breaking Blue and spoken-word poet Carlos Contreras.

    The event, hosted by El Palacio magazine, begins at 5 pm, with a reading and book signing by Houston in the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium. (Seating is limited.) At 6:30, come to the Palace of the Governors Courtyard for a toe-tapping and boot-scooting performance by Breaking Blue. (Wear your dancing shoes!). Preceding the band, Albuquerque spoken-word poet Carlos Contreras will perform his poem “Communion in the Desert (A Trip to the New Mexico History Museum).”

    All the events are free. Come for one or for all three.

    “Party with El Palacio” on Friday, Aug. 5, features a free triple-header of an evening with award-winning author Pam Houston, Albuquerque bluegrass band Breaking Blue and spoken-word poet Carlos Contreras. The event, hosted by El Palacio magazine, begins at 5 pm, with a reading and book signing by Houston in the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium. (Seating is limited.) At 6:30, come to the Palace of the Governors Courtyard for a toe-tapping and boot-scooting performance by Breaking Blue. (Wear your dancing shoes!). Preceding the band, Albuquerque spoken-word poet Carlos Contreras will perform his poem “Communion in the Desert (A Trip to the New Mexico History Museum).” All the events are free. Come for one or for all three.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Jul 18, 2011

    History Museum’s Cafe Re-opens

    Someone’s In the Kitchen, a longtime Santa Fe catering company, has begun serving light breakfasts and lunches in the New Mexico History Museum’s Cowden Café, 10 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday through Sunday. Diners don’t need to pay museum admission, unless they’d also like to wander the exhibits. Besides good food and a great view of downtown Santa Fe from its balcony patio, the café has free wireless.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jun 23, 2011

    History Museum Wins National Award

    The American Association for State and Local History has given The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States a 2011 Award of Merit by the group’s Leadership in History Awards Committee - the nation’s most prestigious competition for recognition of achievement in state and local history. The New Mexico History Museum, El Paso Museum of History, and The Historic New Orleans Collection collaborated on bringing the exhibition of rare documents, paintings and maps from Spain, developing a robust series of public programs, and publishing a bilingual companion catalogue. The exhibition made its U.S. debut at the New Mexico History Museum from Oct. 17, 2010 to Jan. 9, 2011.

    The American Association for State and Local History has given The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States a 2011 Award of Merit by the group’s Leadership in History Awards Committee - the nation’s most prestigious competition for recognition of achievement in state and local history. The New Mexico History Museum, El Paso Museum of History, and The Historic New Orleans Collection collaborated on bringing the exhibition of rare documents, paintings and maps from Spain, developing a robust series of public programs, and publishing a bilingual companion catalogue. The exhibition made its U.S. debut at the New Mexico History Museum from Oct. 17, 2010 to Jan. 9, 2011.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 15, 2011

    Gustave Baumann: A Legacy Honored in Santa Fe

    The New Mexico Museum of Art is presenting two exhibitions this summer celebrating Baumann, his prodigious creativity, and his love for New Mexico. On view through September 2, 2011 in the Governor’s Gallery at the New Mexico State Capitol is Gustave Baumann: Painter, Printmaker, and Puppeteer; and opening July 1, 2011 at the New Mexico Museum of Art is The Prints of Gustave Baumann. Both exhibitions were curated by Merry Scully, curator of the Governor’s Gallery.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jun 1, 2011

    Symposium Explores the African American Experience in Northern New Mexico

    Learn more about the African American experience in northern New Mexico--and share your own family’s story--during a symposium in conjunction with the exhibit New Mexico’s African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable. “The Journey of the African American to Northern New Mexico” takes place 2-4 pm on Sunday, June 12, in the History Museum Auditorium. The event is free with admission; Sundays are free to New Mexico residents.

    The symposium will divide the topic into eras, from 1880 to the present, with discussions on original families, churches and social organizations, patterns of integration and segregation, and entrepreneurship.

     

     

    Learn more about the African American experience in northern New Mexico--and share your own family’s story--during a symposium in conjunction with the exhibit New Mexico’s African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable. “The Journey of the African American to Northern New Mexico” takes place 2-4 pm on Sunday, June 12, in the History Museum Auditorium. The event is free with admission; Sundays are free to New Mexico residents. The symposium will divide the topic into eras, from 1880 to the present, with discussions on original families, churches and social organizations, patterns of integration and segregation, and entrepreneurship.    

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  • Museum of New Mexico | May 27, 2011

    Free admission to museums and monuments for military families

    As part of the 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.

    The National Endowment for the Arts created the Blue Star Museums program in 2010 to honor our active duty military members and their families.  More than 1,000 museums across America have signed on to the program for summer 2011 and will be offering free admission from Memorial Day, May 30 through Labor Day, September 5. 

  • Museum of New Mexico | May 25, 2011

    Summer Days (and Nights) at the Museums

    The four state museums in Santa Fe will be open 10 am to 5 pm on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, the annual start to their seven-days-a-week summer schedule, through Labor Day. In addition, the Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture on Museum Hill will this summer join the two downtown museums—the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art—in staying open late on Fridays with free admission, 5-8 pm.

    The four state museums in Santa Fe will be open 10 am to 5 pm on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, the annual start to their seven-days-a-week summer schedule, through Labor Day. In addition, the Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture on Museum Hill will this summer join the two downtown museums—the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art—in staying open late on Fridays with free admission, 5-8 pm.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | May 20, 2011

    Heads Up, Rock Hounds: Palace Gem & Mineral Show Returns

    From New Mexico’s earliest inhabitants forward, the desire to adorn ourselves with the jewels of the earth has abounded. See and purchase a worldwide variety of high-quality stones, fossils, gems and more at the annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show, Sept. 23-25, in the Palace Courtyard. Admission to the show is free.

    New this year: A special lecture by retired National Park Service archaeologist Joan Mathien, “The Role of Gems and Minerals in the Pueblo Worlds,” at 2 pm, Saturday, Sept. 24, in the History Museum Auditorium. Tickets cost $5 through the Lensic, www.ticketssantafe.org

     

    From New Mexico’s earliest inhabitants forward, the desire to adorn ourselves with the jewels of the earth has abounded. See and purchase a worldwide variety of high-quality stones, fossils, gems and more at the annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show, Sept. 23-25, in the Palace Courtyard. Admission to the show is free.New this year: A special lecture by retired National Park Service archaeologist Joan Mathien, “The Role of Gems and Minerals in the Pueblo Worlds,” at 2 pm, Saturday, Sept. 24, in the History Museum Auditorium. Tickets cost $5 through the Lensic, www.ticketssantafe.org.   

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | May 18, 2011

    The Curve: Center Award Winners, 2011

    The New Mexico Museum of Art partners this year with Center, Santa Fe’s renowned organization supporting gifted photographers, on an exhibition of photographs by Tamas Dezso and the collaborative team of Michel Palazzi and Alessandro Penso, first-place winners in the 16th Annual Center Awards for Project Competition and Project Launch. The exhibition opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art May 20 and runs through August 7, 2011.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | May 3, 2011

    Young Brides, Old Treasures: Macedonian Embroidered Dress

    Macedonian ethnic dress has it all – it is full of meaning and significance, visually stunning, quite possibly overwhelming, and embodies the skill, expectations, hopes and fears, creative use of materials, and aesthetic sense of the individuals who made and wore it. Saturated with cultural meaning, these many-layered ensembles rank among the best examples of textile art anywhere. Young Brides, Old Treasures: Macedonian Embroidered Dress opens at the Museum of International Folk Art October 1, 2011 and runs through January 6, 2013.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 27, 2011

    Catch the closing lectures of

    Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton, closes May 8. Take one last look and take in the two final lectures.

    6 pm, Friday, April 29: “Growing Up with Uncle Ernest’s Wildlife Stories,” by noted author and environmentalist William deBuys. Free; History Museum Auditorium.

    2 pm, Sunday, May 1: “Woodmyth & Fable – A Look Back at Seton,” Wild at Heart guest curator David L. Witt. Free with admission (Sundays free to NM residents); History Museum Auditorium.

    Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton, closes May 8. Take one last look and take in the two final lectures. 6 pm, Friday, April 29: “Growing Up with Uncle Ernest’s Wildlife Stories,” by noted author and environmentalist William deBuys. Free; History Museum Auditorium. 2 pm, Sunday, May 1: “Woodmyth & Fable – A Look Back at Seton,” Wild at Heart guest curator David L. Witt. Free with admission (Sundays free to NM residents); History Museum Auditorium.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 27, 2011

    Jesús Moroles Fountain at New Mexico Museum of Art to be Renovated

    Since 1985, sculptor Jesús Moroles’s fountain has welcomed visitors in the summer months to the New Mexico Museum of Art, enlivening its historic central patio with the sound and ambience of cascading water. Last summer the patio was silent as the fountain was turned off due to repair needs. In early May 2011, Moroles and his crew will be at the museum to repair Mountain Fountain so it can be enjoyed once again by the museum’s many visitors.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 27, 2011

    New Mexico Museum of Art to Receive Dorothy Woodward Award

    The Historical Society of New Mexico has announced that the New Mexico Museum of Art will receive its 2011 Dorothy Woodward Award for advancement of history education. The Award is being given specifically for the Museum’s New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History, a web-based history curriculum for students and teachers.

    The Historical Society of New Mexico has announced that the New Mexico Museum of Art will receive its 2011 Dorothy Woodward Award for advancement of history education. The Award is being given specifically for the Museum’s New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History, a web-based history curriculum for students and teachers.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 20, 2011

    Kimono: Karen LaMonte and Prints of the Floating World

    Kimono: Karen LaMonte and Prints of the Floating World juxtaposes contemporary artist Karen LaMonte’s life-sized cast-glass sculpture of a kimono with Japanese woodblock prints from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection and from a private collection. The exhibition runs June 24 through November 6, 2011, with a free public reception on “First Friday,” July 1, 2011, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 13, 2011

    Michelle Shocked in Concert

    Shocked’s Roadworks 2011 Campfire Girl Tour lands on the St. Francis Auditorum stage, New Mexico Museum of Art, on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Lensic Community Box Office at 988-1234.

    This year’s Campfire Girl tour bears witness to the enduring legacy of her highly unusual debut, The Texas Campfire Tapes, a bootleg famously recorded 25 years ago on a Sony Walkman and released, unbeknownst to Shocked, by an enterprising Briton.

    Shocked’s Roadworks 2011 Campfire Girl Tour lands on the St. Francis Auditorum stage, New Mexico Museum of Art, on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Lensic Community Box Office at 988-1234. This year’s Campfire Girl tour bears witness to the enduring legacy of her highly unusual debut, The Texas Campfire Tapes, a bootleg famously recorded 25 years ago on a Sony Walkman and released, unbeknownst to Shocked, by an enterprising Briton.

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  • Museum of International Folk Art | Apr 11, 2011

    The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Natural Disaster

    The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Disaster explores how folk artists helped their communities recover from four recent natural disasters: the Haitian Earthquake; Hurricane Katrina on the U.S. Gulf Coast; Pakistani floods; and the recent volcanic eruption of Mt. Merapi in Indonesia.

    Opening July 3, 2011 in the Museum of International Folk Art’s ‘Gallery of Conscience’running through May 6, 2012.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 6, 2011

    David Lance Goines: A Master of the Artful Poster Speaks

    Noted graphic artist David Lance Goines, whose work includes posters for Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse restaurant and the Ravenswood Wine labels, speaks at 2 pm, Saturday, April 23, in the History Museum Auditorium. His lecture, "David Lance Goines: A Life in Posters,” is presented by the Press at the Palace of the Governors, Fisher Press and the New Mexico chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design.

    Admission is $10 at the door; $5 for members of AIGA; free, students with ID. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited. A 4-6 pm reception at Fisher Press, 307 Camino Alire, in Santa Fe follows Goines’ lecture. Copies of his new book, The Poster Art of David Lance Goines, A 40-Year Retrospective (Dover Press, 2010), will be available for sale and signing. The gallery will display the exhibition David Lance Goines: A Life in Posters through May 14.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 5, 2011

    Downtown Historic Walking Tours Resume April 18

    Ever wonder why there’s an obelisk in the middle of the Santa Fe Plaza? Have you noticed the gargoyles on top of the Catron Building? Where was the gambling hall? Which tucked-away building held a Manhattan Project secret?

    Find out by taking a Downtown Walking Tour led by New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors guides. The tours resume on April 18 (through Oct. 15), Monday-Saturday, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Gather at the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. Cost is $10. Children 16 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. Each tour lasts about 2 hours and features a leisurely pace with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

    Ever wonder why there’s an obelisk in the middle of the Santa Fe Plaza? Have you noticed the gargoyles on top of the Catron Building? Where was the gambling hall? Which tucked-away building held a Manhattan Project secret?Find out by taking a Downtown Walking Tour led by New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors guides. The tours resume on April 18 (through Oct. 15), Monday-Saturday, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Gather at the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. Cost is $10. Children 16 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. Each tour lasts about 2 hours and features a leisurely pace with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Mar 30, 2011

    Earth Now Keynote Lecture: Michael P. Berman

    In this keynote address for the exhibition Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment, Berman brings together his training as a biologist and a photographer to discuss the concept of “untrammeled wilderness” and why it may be a useful strategy in mediating human demands on the landscape. A series of the artist’s photographs will be screened during his talk.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Mar 28, 2011

    History Museum’s Cowden Cafe to (Temporarily) Close

    The Cowden Café at the New Mexico History Museum will serve its final patrons on Friday, April 1. The closure by operators Andy and Daniel Razatos comes as the two focus all of their attention on renovations at the Plaza Restaurant, which suffered serious damage in a fire last September.

    The museum plans to issue a request for proposals as soon as next week for a new operator, with a goal of getting the café up and running by the end of May for visitors to enjoy a rooftop view of Santa Fe from its terrace this summer.

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