• New Mexico History Museum | Mar 23, 2011

    New Mexico’s African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable

    Since the 1860s, African American communities have been a significant presence in our state, a history detailed in New Mexico's African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable, May 15-Oct. 9 at the New Mexico History Museum. Focused on Blackdom, Las Cruces and Albuquerque, the exhibition is presented in cooperation with the African American Museum and Cultural Center of New Mexico. The show covers subjects as diverse as original families, newcomers and descendants, religion, social organizations and more.

    The exhibition joins the History Museum’s summer-long celebration of the roles of women in the West and of the universal desire to make a home here. The heart of the celebration is the exhibit Home Lands: How Women Made the West, along with New Mexico Ranch Women and Heart of the Home.

    Since the 1860s, African American communities have been a significant presence in our state, a history detailed in New Mexico's African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable, May 15-Oct. 9 at the New Mexico History Museum. Focused on Blackdom, Las Cruces and Albuquerque, the exhibition is presented in cooperation with the African American Museum and Cultural Center of New Mexico. The show covers subjects as diverse as original families, newcomers and descendants, religion, social organizations and more. The exhibition joins the History Museum’s summer-long celebration of the roles of women in the West and of the universal desire to make a home here. The heart of the celebration is the exhibit Home Lands: How Women Made the West, along with New Mexico Ranch Women and Heart of the Home.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Mar 21, 2011

    History’s Other Half: Celebrating Women of the West

    Imagine the story of the American West and you’re likely to see gunfighters, Indian wars and cattle barons. Where were the women? Everywhere, it turns out. This summer, the New Mexico History Museum begins filling in the historical gaps with four exhibitions focused on women past and present. Ranging across the centuries and ethnicity lines, the exhibits encompass African America settlers, New Mexico ranch women, the stories of Pueblo and Navajo women, and those of Hispanic women. 

    The summer's highlight is the exhibition Home Lands: How Women Made the West, June 19-Sept. 11. Originally organized by the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, it features additional materials from the History Museum’s collections. The largest of the summer’s four exhibits, it sweeps across the centuries in three regions: the Rio Arriba of northern New Mexico; Colorado’s Front Rage; and the Puget Sound.

     

     

    Imagine the story of the American West and you’re likely to see gunfighters, Indian wars and cattle barons. Where were the women? Everywhere, it turns out. This summer, the New Mexico History Museum begins filling in the historical gaps with four exhibitions focused on women past and present. Ranging across the centuries and ethnicity lines, the exhibits encompass African America settlers, New Mexico ranch women, the stories of Pueblo and Navajo women, and those of Hispanic women. The summer's highlight is the exhibition Home Lands: How Women Made the West, June 19-Sept. 11. Originally organized by the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, it features additional materials from the History Museum’s collections. The largest of the summer’s four exhibits, it sweeps across the centuries in three regions: the Rio Arriba of northern New Mexico; Colorado’s Front Rage; and the Puget Sound.    

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Mar 14, 2011

    Tweet This: History Museum and Audubon Center host wild-bird event

    Ernest Thompson Seton spent much of his life working to connect people -- and especially young people -- with nature. As part of its Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton exhibit, the New Mexico History is partnering with the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary to do just that.

    On Saturday, March 26, “Birds of a Feather Explore Together” offers individuals and families a free, daylong exploration of Seton himself and the wild birds he documented, along with hands-on activities, games and bird-watching with Audubon experts.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Mar 14, 2011

    Wild at Heart Exhibit Celebrates Ernest Thompson Seton and Connects People with Nature

    Now entering its final two months on exhibit, Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton offers plenty of opportunities to involve you and your family in free activities dedicated to connecting people with the natural world. Tour the ruins of Seton Castle. Join Audubon experts for an urban bird hike in the "wilds" of downtown Santa Fe. Hear an update on efforts to reintroduce the Mexican wolf to the wild.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Mar 9, 2011

    History in the Watching

    A colonial governor’s wife faces the Inquisition. A World War II kamikaze plane attacks the USS New Mexico. The New Mexico History Museum and PBS station KNME-TV will premiere eight documentaries featuring such scenes from its Moments in Time series at 2 pm, Sunday, March 20, in the History Museum Auditorium.

    The event is free, but seating is limited. Attendees will be eligible for prizes including DVDs, CulturePasses, Museum of New Mexico Foundation memberships and more. 

     

    A colonial governor’s wife faces the Inquisition. A World War II kamikaze plane attacks the USS New Mexico. The New Mexico History Museum and PBS station KNME-TV will premiere eight documentaries featuring such scenes from its Moments in Time series at 2 pm, Sunday, March 20, in the History Museum Auditorium. The event is free, but seating is limited. Attendees will be eligible for prizes including DVDs, CulturePasses, Museum of New Mexico Foundation memberships and more.   

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Mar 1, 2011

    Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment Online exhibition moves to museum gallery

    Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment opening April 8, 2011 at the New Mexico Museum of Art documents the influence of Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter on subsequent generations of American landscape photographers. The exhibition runs through October 9, 2011. Opening event is 5:30-7:30 pm on April 8 with a reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Feb 24, 2011

    The Al-Mutanabbi Street Project: Honoring the soul of Baghdad’s literary community

    On March 5, 2007, a car bomb exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 30 people and wounding more than 100. For centuries, Al-Mutanabbi Street was the center of Baghdad bookselling, the heart and soul of Baghdad’s literary and intellectual community. From its wreckage came the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition, which sent out a call to letterpress printers worldwide: Craft a visual response to the attack. More than 40 printers, including three from New Mexico, answered that first call with a powerful edition of broadsides.

    The Press at the Palace of the Governors pays homage to the effort with a new exhibition of 60 broadsides in the John Gaw Meem Community Room and with a special reading from the broadsides at 6 pm on Friday, March 4, in the History Museum auditorium.

    On March 5, 2007, a car bomb exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 30 people and wounding more than 100. For centuries, Al-Mutanabbi Street was the center of Baghdad bookselling, the heart and soul of Baghdad’s literary and intellectual community. From its wreckage came the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition, which sent out a call to letterpress printers worldwide: Craft a visual response to the attack. More than 40 printers, including three from New Mexico, answered that first call with a powerful edition of broadsides.The Press at the Palace of the Governors pays homage to the effort with a new exhibition of 60 broadsides in the John Gaw Meem Community Room and with a special reading from the broadsides at 6 pm on Friday, March 4, in the History Museum auditorium.

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  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 3, 2011

    Creative Spark: The Life and Art of Tony Da

    Creative Spark: The Life and Art of Tony Da is the artist’s first comprehensive museum retrospective. The exhibition opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on February 13, 2011 running through December 31, 2011.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 31, 2011

    Conserving Public Art

    Public art produced with federal support during the Great Depression represents an important component of the New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection. The federal government still owns these works, but the museum is responsible for their care and conservation. Unfortunately, many were not matted, or had been improperly matted in the 1930s.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jan 7, 2011

    A Mary Jane Colter Weekend: The Shaping of Southwest Style

    Updated 3-2-11: See the new details for the sponsor-level dinner on April 1.

    Spend a weekend exploring the life of Mary Jane Colter, the brilliant architect and designer whose work for the Fred Harvey Co. left a lasting legacy of what became known worldwide as Southwest style. Begin with a reception April 1 at La Fonda on the Plaza, where Colter’s designs still define an authentic Santa Fe experience. Add on a special, sponsor-level dinner in a La Fonda setting that most distinctively captures her design aesthetic. On April 2, take part in a series of lectures, a Harvey House dinner and discussion of Colter’s legacy.

    Tickets start at $100 ($50 tax-deductible); $200 for the events plus the sponsor dinner ($100 tax-deductible). Proceeds benefit the New Mexico History Museum. Call 505-988-1234 or log onto www.TicketsSantaFe.org for tickets. Space is limited.

     

    Updated 3-2-11: See the new details for the sponsor-level dinner on April 1.Spend a weekend exploring the life of Mary Jane Colter, the brilliant architect and designer whose work for the Fred Harvey Co. left a lasting legacy of what became known worldwide as Southwest style. Begin with a reception April 1 at La Fonda on the Plaza, where Colter’s designs still define an authentic Santa Fe experience. Add on a special, sponsor-level dinner in a La Fonda setting that most distinctively captures her design aesthetic. On April 2, take part in a series of lectures, a Harvey House dinner and discussion of Colter’s legacy. Tickets start at $100 ($50 tax-deductible); $200 for the events plus the sponsor dinner ($100 tax-deductible). Proceeds benefit the New Mexico History Museum. Call 505-988-1234 or log onto www.TicketsSantaFe.org for tickets. Space is limited.  

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 7, 2011

    Cloudscapes: Photographs from the Collection

    A new exhibition of photographic luminaries invites visitors to lose themselves in a variety of cloud formations, from fluffy to enticing to intriguing to menacing. Cloudscapes: Photographs from the Collection, opening Feb. 4, features work by some of the masters of the medium, including Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, and Edward Weston. Also featured are more recent images by Paul Caponigro, William Clift, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, and Jim Stone.

    A new exhibition of photographic luminaries invites visitors to lose themselves in a variety of cloud formations, from fluffy to enticing to intriguing to menacing. Cloudscapes: Photographs from the Collection, opening Feb. 4, features work by some of the masters of the medium, including Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, and Edward Weston. Also featured are more recent images by Paul Caponigro, William Clift, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, and Jim Stone.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Jan 6, 2011

    A Noble Legacy: The USS New Mexico

    The proud history of the USS New Mexico stands front and center at the New Mexico History Museum Jan. 23-May 9, with a special installation and opening event featuring the ship’s commanding officer. A Noble Legacy: The USS “New Mexico” will be displayed in La Ventana Gallery at the museum’s main entrance with items that include a hand-crafted model of the New Mexico (BB-40), a battleship that saw significant action in World War II. Also included are items related to the new USS New Mexico (SSN-779), a nuclear submarine; photographs from both ships; and a short documentary by KNME-TV telling BB-40’s dramatic story.

    At 1 pm on Sunday, Jan. 23, the museum will host a special event in the auditorium honoring the ship and its crews. CDR George Perez, commanding officer of the SSN-779, and Dick Brown, chairman of the USS New Mexico Commissioning Committee, will speak. The Museum of New Mexico Women’s Board will serve refreshments afterward. (Sundays are free admission to NM residents.)

     

    The proud history of the USS New Mexico stands front and center at the New Mexico History Museum Jan. 23-May 9, with a special installation and opening event featuring the ship’s commanding officer. A Noble Legacy: The USS “New Mexico” will be displayed in La Ventana Gallery at the museum’s main entrance with items that include a hand-crafted model of the New Mexico (BB-40), a battleship that saw significant action in World War II. Also included are items related to the new USS New Mexico (SSN-779), a nuclear submarine; photographs from both ships; and a short documentary by KNME-TV telling BB-40’s dramatic story. At 1 pm on Sunday, Jan. 23, the museum will host a special event in the auditorium honoring the ship and its crews. CDR George Perez, commanding officer of the SSN-779, and Dick Brown, chairman of the USS New Mexico Commissioning Committee, will speak. The Museum of New Mexico Women’s Board will serve refreshments afterward. (Sundays are free admission to NM residents.)  

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Jan 6, 2011

    A Passionate Light: Polaroids by H. Joe Waldrum

    A rush to catch a plane and the convenience of a Safeway grocery store led to noted New Mexico artist H. Joe Waldrum’s long-term love affair with SX-70 Polaroid monoprints, images that Waldrum referred to as “little jewels.” The late artist’s collection of nearly 8,000 images was recently donated to the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. A selection of them will be displayed in a joint exhibition at the New Mexico History Museum and The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Jan. 30-April 10.

    A Passionate Light: Polaroids by H. Joe Waldrum features a total of 1,202 4½” x 3¼” images between the two museums (264 at the New Mexico History Museum; 938 at The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History). For the exhibit, Mary Anne Redding, curator of the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, has chosen images that range from Waldrum’s studies of northern New Mexico churches to the delicate transiency of flowers.

    A rush to catch a plane and the convenience of a Safeway grocery store led to noted New Mexico artist H. Joe Waldrum’s long-term love affair with SX-70 Polaroid monoprints, images that Waldrum referred to as “little jewels.” The late artist’s collection of nearly 8,000 images was recently donated to the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. A selection of them will be displayed in a joint exhibition at the New Mexico History Museum and The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Jan. 30-April 10. A Passionate Light: Polaroids by H. Joe Waldrum features a total of 1,202 4½” x 3¼” images between the two museums (264 at the New Mexico History Museum; 938 at The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History). For the exhibit, Mary Anne Redding, curator of the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, has chosen images that range from Waldrum’s studies of northern New Mexico churches to the delicate transiency of flowers.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 3, 2011

    Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment Online Exhibition

    Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment offers both a survey and a contemporary view of how artists working in photography have addressed our relationship to the environment, one of the greatest challenges facing us since at least the mid-twentieth century. Using beauty, humor, and horror to engage attention, these photographers provoke questions about the legacy of industry, construction, consumption, and waste disposal while pointing toward new directions such as local farming, new energy source technologies, green roofs, and a renewed connection with the landscapes we inhabit. The exhibition opens April 8, 2011, and runs through October 9, 2011. Opening event is 5:30-7:30 pm on April 8 with a reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico.

    Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment offers both a survey and a contemporary view of how artists working in photography have addressed our relationship to the environment, one of the greatest challenges facing us since at least the mid-twentieth century. Using beauty, humor, and horror to engage attention, these photographers provoke questions about the legacy of industry, construction, consumption, and waste disposal while pointing toward new directions such as local farming, new energy source technologies, green roofs, and a renewed connection with the landscapes we inhabit. The exhibition opens April 8, 2011, and runs through October 9, 2011. Opening event is 5:30-7:30 pm on April 8 with a reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico.

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  • Museum of International Folk Art | Jan 3, 2011

    Folk Art of the Andes

    The Museum of International Folk Art opens a major exhibition, Folk Art of the Andes, April 17, 2011. This will be the first exhibit in the United States to feature a broad range of folk art from the Andean region of South America.

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jan 1, 2011

    A River Apart: The Pottery of Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos

    A River Apart: The Pottery of Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos, opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on October 19, 2008 running through September 26, 2011. A River Apart: The Pottery of Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos presents ceramic masterpieces of both Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jan 1, 2011

    Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton

    Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton dedicates itself to telling the often overlooked story of the conservationist, author, artist, lecturer and co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America. Ernest Thompson Seton’s impact on America’s conservation movement was immeasurable but, today is largely forgotten. Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton sets out to change that through this exhibit and a full year of special programming.

    Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton dedicates itself to telling the often overlooked story of the conservationist, author, artist, lecturer and co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America. Ernest Thompson Seton’s impact on America’s conservation movement was immeasurable but, today is largely forgotten. Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton sets out to change that through this exhibit and a full year of special programming.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Dec 29, 2010

    Speakers for the 2011 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series Announced

    Speakers in the 2011 Brainpower and Brownbags Lecture Series will delve into topics as diverse as the Old Spanish Trail, Hispanic land grants, Texas invasions, Billy the Kid, frontier journalism, and climate change. The annual series, organized by Tomas Jaehn of the museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, is free and open to the public (and, yes, you can bring a lunch). Each lecture begins at noon in the John Gaw Meem Community Room; enter through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors. (Click on the title of this release to see the full schedule.)

    Speakers in the 2011 Brainpower and Brownbags Lecture Series will delve into topics as diverse as the Old Spanish Trail, Hispanic land grants, Texas invasions, Billy the Kid, frontier journalism, and climate change. The annual series, organized by Tomas Jaehn of the museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, is free and open to the public (and, yes, you can bring a lunch). Each lecture begins at noon in the John Gaw Meem Community Room; enter through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors. (Click on the title of this release to see the full schedule.)

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 29, 2010

    Baumann Marionettes Take Center Stage at Museum Holiday Open House

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 12, 2010

    The Palace Press Brings a Bobcat Home

    The newest addition to the collection of presses at the Palace Print Shop and Bindery is a modern-day replica of a Gutenberg Press hand-crafted by Cedar Crest, N.M., artisan Richard Hicks.

    “It’s just a sweet, solid thing,” said Tom Leech, director of the Palace Press, said of the Bobcat Press. “It’s a work of art in itself.”

     

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 10, 2010

    Holiday Traditions Begin at the Palace

    From folding traditional printers’ hats out of newsprint to chatting with Santa in the Palace Courtyard to circling the Plaza with Joseph and Mary, the Palace of the Governors has kept holiday traditions alive for 26 years. The annual Holidays at the Palace includes Christmas at the Palace, the Young Native Artisans Show, and Las Posadas, a community re-enactment of a centuries-old Spanish custom. The events are free -- and you just might snag a bizcochito and a chat with Santa.

    From folding traditional printers’ hats out of newsprint to chatting with Santa in the Palace Courtyard to circling the Plaza with Joseph and Mary, the Palace of the Governors has kept holiday traditions alive for 26 years. The annual Holidays at the Palace includes Christmas at the Palace, the Young Native Artisans Show, and Las Posadas, a community re-enactment of a centuries-old Spanish custom. The events are free -- and you just might snag a bizcochito and a chat with Santa.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Oct 12, 2010

    Case Studies From The Bureau of Contemporary Art

    The New Mexico Museum of Art will present an exhibition of works from its Bureau of Contemporary Art, a fictitious entity created for this exhibition in order to emphasize contemporary art’s prominent place within the museum’s permanent collection. Case Studies from the Bureau of Contemporary Art will be on view November 19, 2010 through March 20, 2011.

  • New Mexico CulturePass | Oct 6, 2010

    Let New Mexico Museums Build Your Santa Fe Holiday Tradition

    Santa Feans know how to do traditions right—from annual markets in the plaza to religious processionals to the Native artisans who gather each day at the Palace Portal. Come holiday time, few cities can hold a farolito* to the City Different. This year, delight your family by adding these Museum of New Mexico traditions to your celebrations.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 21, 2010

    Boots and Suits

    Last chance to wear your cowboy boots and get down with a live band at a closing party for the exhibition Sole Mates: Cowboy Boots and Art. Free, Friday, October 1, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 8, 2010

    Imagining Mexico explores the Mexican Conquest, from Aztecs to New Spain

    In 1519, Hernán Cortés and a small group of Spanish soldiers made first contact with the Aztecs. The stories they sent back to Europe detailing the wealth and sophistication of the Aztec empire astonished their countrymen – and fed 300 years of efforts to write and re-write the story of the Mexican Conquest.

    From Oct. 1 through Jan. 23, 2011, the History Museum’s Triangle Gallery will present Imagining Mexico: From the Aztec Empire to Colonial New Spain, an original exhibit featuring books, prints and maps from the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library’s John Bourne Collection of Meso-Americana, the Rare Books Collection, and the Map Collection. Created mainly for people who would never cross the Atlantic but live their adventures vicariously, the works formed perceptions – fictitious at times – of the land of Cortés, Moctezuma, amazing temples and important battles.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Sep 7, 2010

    A Century of Masters: The NEA National Heritage Fellows of New Mexico

    The opening for A Century of Masters has been rescheduled to Sunday, September 27, 2009 and is scheduled to close January 31, 2011. The exhibition celebrates the Museum of New Mexico’s 100th.

    “The quality and range of artworks created by New Mexico’s National Heritage Fellows is impressive. The exhibit will stand as testimony to the dedication and skill of these talented artists;” said Dr. Joyce Ice, Director of the Museum of International Folk Art.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 1, 2010

    CANCELED: Chow Down at the Cowden Cafe

    Note: This event has been canceled while the Cowden Cafe's operators, owners of the historic Plaza Cafe, deal with fire damages to that restaurant's kitchen. The event will be rescheduled and, in the meantime, the Cowden Cafe is open for business 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday-Sunday. Show your support for the Plaza Cafe by dropping in to the Cowden for lunch or a snack.

    The lecture accompanying this grand-opening event is also being rescheduled. Author Michael Pettit, a great-grandson of the Cowden family ranchers who founded the legendary JAL Ranch, is planning to talk about "Historic and Contemporary Family Ranching in New Mexico."

    The History Museum’s Cowden Cafe, operated by the owners of the famous Plaza Cafe, celebrates its grand opening Sept. 12, with a ranch-style barbecue and live Western music by Sid Hausman, plus a free lecture about the Cowden Ranch. Take a break from the Santa Fe Fiesta to enjoy a $9.99 buffet. Tap your toes and feast on barbecue chicken, brisket, fruit cobbler and more on the café’s second-floor terrace from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. At 3:30 pm in the History Museum Auditorium, author Michael Pettit will talk about “Historic Ranching in Southeast New Mexico and Contemporary Family Ranching in New Mexico.”

    Note: This event has been canceled while the Cowden Cafe's operators, owners of the historic Plaza Cafe, deal with fire damages to that restaurant's kitchen. The event will be rescheduled and, in the meantime, the Cowden Cafe is open for business 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday-Sunday. Show your support for the Plaza Cafe by dropping in to the Cowden for lunch or a snack.The lecture accompanying this grand-opening event is also being rescheduled. Author Michael Pettit, a great-grandson of the Cowden family ranchers who founded the legendary JAL Ranch, is planning to talk about "Historic and Contemporary Family Ranching in New Mexico." The History Museum’s Cowden Cafe, operated by the owners of the famous Plaza Cafe, celebrates its grand opening Sept. 12, with a ranch-style barbecue and live Western music by Sid Hausman, plus a free lecture about the Cowden Ranch. Take a break from the Santa Fe Fiesta to enjoy a $9.99 buffet. Tap your toes and feast on barbecue chicken, brisket, fruit cobbler and more on the café’s second-floor terrace from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. At 3:30 pm in the History Museum Auditorium, author Michael Pettit will talk about “Historic Ranching in Southeast New Mexico and Contemporary Family Ranching in New Mexico.”

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 31, 2010

    Exhibit of Rare Spanish Documents Makes its U.S. Debut

    From a 1602 field drawing of a buffalo to portraits of President George Washington, Spanish explorers, colonists and diplomats have played key roles in American culture for five centuries. An exhibit coming to the New Mexico History Museum from Spain explores the first 300 years of those encounters – from the friars who made first contact with Native peoples through Spain’s timely assistance to American forces in the Revolutionary War.

    The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States (El Hilo de la Memoria: España y los Estados Unidos) opens Oct. 16 with a ticketed event featuring New Mexican and Spanish dignitaries. On Sunday, Oct. 17, the public is invited to enjoy the U.S. premiere of nearly 140 rare documents, maps, illustrations and paintings – many of which have never been displayed outside of Spain.

    The opening also marks the start of the Threads of Memory Lecture Series, with keynote speaker Luis Laorden of Madrid, Spain. The series includes lectures, musical performances, panel discussions and more that further explore the role Spain has played in shaping America as it is.

    From a 1602 field drawing of a buffalo to portraits of President George Washington, Spanish explorers, colonists and diplomats have played key roles in American culture for five centuries. An exhibit coming to the New Mexico History Museum from Spain explores the first 300 years of those encounters – from the friars who made first contact with Native peoples through Spain’s timely assistance to American forces in the Revolutionary War. The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States (El Hilo de la Memoria: España y los Estados Unidos) opens Oct. 16 with a ticketed event featuring New Mexican and Spanish dignitaries. On Sunday, Oct. 17, the public is invited to enjoy the U.S. premiere of nearly 140 rare documents, maps, illustrations and paintings – many of which have never been displayed outside of Spain. The opening also marks the start of the Threads of Memory Lecture Series, with keynote speaker Luis Laorden of Madrid, Spain. The series includes lectures, musical performances, panel discussions and more that further explore the role Spain has played in shaping America as it is.

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  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Aug 21, 2010

    Huichol Art and Culture:

    For the first time, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology presents a significant collection of Huichol art from the early part of the last century in Huichol Art and Culture: Balancing the World. The exhibition opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture April 11, 2010 and will run through February 12, 2012

    There are important ties between Huichol work and Native American, prehispanic, and Hispanic art histories and cultures. Known today for colorful, decorative yarn paintings, the origins of modern Huichol art are found in the earlier Huichol religious arts of the Robert M. Zingg ethnographic collection at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

    For the first time, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology presents a significant collection of Huichol art from the early part of the last century in Huichol Art and Culture: Balancing the World. The exhibition opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture April 11, 2010 and will run through February 12, 2012 There are important ties between Huichol work and Native American, prehispanic, and Hispanic art histories and cultures. Known today for colorful, decorative yarn paintings, the origins of modern Huichol art are found in the earlier Huichol religious arts of the Robert M. Zingg ethnographic collection at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 9, 2010

    Drip Tease: John Tinker’s Narrative Sculptures

    In Drip Tease John Tinker challenges the public with sixteen sculptures that offer droll comments about politics, survival, and popular culture.

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