New Mexico History Museum | Jun 10, 2016
The American Association for State and Local History will bestow their Award of Merit for Leadership in History to the New Mexico History Museum at their annual awards banquet on September 16. This prestigious award recognizes the museum’s Historic New Mexico Maps project, the culmination of a four-year effort to catalog more than 6,000 maps, along with hosting an array of public programs and producing Historic Maps as Teaching Tools: A Curriculum Guide for Grades 5–8. Patricia Hewitt of the museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library oversaw the project. She and the museum share the award with the co-writers of the curriculum guide, Drs. Judy and Dennis Reinhartz of Santa Fe.
The museum’s map collection encompasses all of New Mexico history, from Spanish Colonial to Mexican Republic, U.S. territorial and statehood periods. From the smallest map (4 x 5 ½ in.) to the largest (13 x 122 ft.), the museum’s map collection includes more than 1,100 road maps, 800 railroad maps, and 2,000 topographic maps—all of them now available to researchers and interested members of the public visiting the library. (A plan to digitize the collection awaits appropriate funding and staffing.)
New Mexico Arts | Jun 10, 2016
Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Arts Commission today announced the eight artists and major contributors to the arts who will be recipients of the 2016 Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
The 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards ceremonies will be held on Friday, September 23, at 5:15 pm at the St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. The ceremony is preceded by an afternoon reception and exhibition opening, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, in the Governor’s Gallery at the State Capitol. Both the awards ceremony and gallery reception are free and open to the public.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 9, 2016
New Mexico History Museum presents Vanessa Paloma Elbaz speaking on “De tu boca a los cielos (From Your Mouth to the Heavens): Women’s Songs and Stories at the Heart of Sephardic Identity.” Using musical examples, this free talk will demonstrate the richness of women’s oral traditions in the Sephardic world and the role of their voices in the continuity of Sephardic identity.
Where: New Mexico History Museum Auditorium in conjunction with the exhibition, Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities.
When: Sunday, June 26 at 11 am.
Admission: Free with museum admission. NM residents with ID always free on Sundays.
Public Contact: 505-476-5200
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 3, 2016
The New Mexico Museum of Art’s third show in the Alcove 16/17 series will open on June 24, and be on view through August 14. Alcove 16/17.3 features works by Christina Dallas, Tom Joyce, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Heidi Pollard, and Cecilia Portal.
The Alcove exhibitions are a distinctive feature of the New Mexico Museum of Art, focusing on current work by contemporary New Mexico artists. Alcoves 16/17, curated by Merry Scully, is a series of five artist exhibitions with seven rotations over the course of a year. Thirty-five New Mexico artists in total will be featured in this series of seven week long exhibitions. These artist-centered showcases feature, new ideas, artists at all stages of their careers, and art being made in New Mexico right now.
New Mexico Museum of Art | May 17, 2016
Lowriders are the theme this summer in Santa Fe, with two groundbreaking museum exhibitions, an over-the-top Lowrider Day on the Plaza, and months of lowrider programs. First up is the exhibition, Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders ...
New Mexico History Museum | May 17, 2016
Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico Author Denise Chavez Santa Fe— Sunday, June 19, 2016 2 pm New Mexico History Museum auditorium Free with museum admission ¡ÓRALE! BORDER LOW & B ...
New Mexico Museum of Art | May 2, 2016
Part of Santa Fe’s Lowrider Summer Rolls into town May 21
The New Mexico Museum of Art celebrates the artistic influence of lowriders on contemporary New Mexico artists in Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders. Responding to this unique cultural icon in photographs, paintings, sculptures, and videos, this exhibition demonstrates the importance of lowriders as a rich subject for artistic inspiration. The artists in Con Cariño explore issues of family, gender, religion, and community, some coming to lowriders as outsiders and others using lowriders to explore their own heritage and traditions.
The exhibition opens with a free-to-the-public reception on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 5:30 pm, and is on view May 21 through Oct. 9, 2016.
El Camino Real Historic Trail Site | May 2, 2016
El Camino Real Historic Trail Site hosts its Second Annual Fiber Fair, Saturday May 21 , 2016. 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, willow, 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 weaving, and two with related, fun kids’ hands-on activities—wool preparation (carding, spinning) and Spanish Colcha embroidery.
Museum of International Folk Art | Apr 29, 2016
Come one, come all... step right up and enjoy yourselves from Morris Circus to Flamenco to Sacred Realm... we’ve got it all and for all ages!
New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 28, 2016
Featuring works by artists Philip Augustin, Stephen Davis, Kathrine Lee, Walter Robinson and Jack Slentz. Through June 3, 2016.
The ‘Alcoves’ exhibitions are a distinctive feature of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Alcoves 16/17 is a series of seven rotations over the course of a year which will include thirty-five artists in total from across New Mexico. Five artists will show for seven weeks.
Artist Gallery Talk - Friday May 6, 2016 - 5:30 to 6:30pm - Lively and engaging in gallery conversation with the artists from the Alcoves 16/17 #2.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Apr 11, 2016
Sponge Bob Square Pants, Pac Man, and Curious George, all sporting a particularly Native American twist, are just a few images from popular mainstream culture seen in the exhibition, Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art. Featuring nearly 100 objects by more than fifty artists from the museum’s collections as well as others borrowed from collectors and artists, the work on view in Into the Future will be in such various media as traditional clothing and jewelry, pottery and weaving, photography and video, through to comics, and on into cyberspace.
The free to the public opening for Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is on July 17, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm and the show runs through October 22, 2017.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 4, 2016
The documentary film-in-progress, Citizen Min in New Mexico, by Holly Yasui, commemorates a little known hero of the Japanese American civil rights movement, Minoru Yasui, who was recently awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom. The film also presents a historic encounter between Min and Senator Pete Domenici in Albuquerque in 1984. Starting with a program on Friday May 6, 5:30-7:30pm at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Min’s daughter, Holly Yasui, will be in New Mexico to tour a two-hour program that includes:
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 1, 2016
Jake Barrow, program director at Cornerstones Community Partnerships, speaks on “A Fragile Legacy: Earthen Architecture in New Mexico” at 6 pm on Friday, April 1. The lecture in the History Museum auditorium underscores the importance of ongoing restoration projects at the Palace of the Governors, a National Historic Treasure and one of the most visible adobe structures in the state. Barrow and other Cornerstones staff are consultants to the museum on that project.
This is a Free First Friday Evening event. Admission to the History Museum and Palace is free to everyone from 5–8 pm.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Mar 15, 2016
The lives and contributions of distinguished artists Margarete Bagshaw, Josephine Myers-Wapp, and Jeri Ah-be-hill will be celebrated at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture as part of Women’s History Month. The free with museum admission program will be on Saturday, March 26 from 1 to 4 pm.
The legacies of Santa Clara artist Margarete Bagshaw, Comanche educator and master craftsperson Josephine Myers-Wapp, and Kiowa/Comanche arts dealer and arts educator Jeri Ah-be-hill, all recently deceased, have had a profound impact in the areas of Native American painting, textile and clothing design, as well as Native arts marketing. Each contributed to ensuring a vibrant future for indigenous arts and their presence in the field will be greatly missed. Join us to celebrate their lives with a free program featuring stories and a selection of short films presented by family members and colleagues. A reception follows the presentations.
New Mexico History Museum | Mar 10, 2016
From offering caregivers an hour of respite to discovering new wells of creativity, the acclaimed Alzheimer’s Poetry Project has spent the last decade developing techniques to reach people with memory illnesses through literature, performance, art and museum exhibits. Now you can learn techniques focused on movement and dance to reach learners of all abilities. Join us on Saturday, April 9, from 10 am to 1:30 pm, when the New Mexico History Museum and the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project present “Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care: A Day of Learning.”
The workshop will be held at the History Museum, 113 Lincoln Avenue, on the Santa Fe Plaza. A registration fee of $25 includes a light breakfast. Continuing Education Units are available. To register, go to www.dementiaarts.com, or call (505) 577-2250. Seating is limited, so reserve a spot today.
New Mexico History Museum | Mar 9, 2016
Learn about preserving adobe structures (including our beloved Palace of the Governors), learn to tackle risk, take a historical stroll, and enjoy family-friendly activities. It’s all in April at the History Museum.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Mar 8, 2016
May 21 – October 10, 2016
Taking a Fritz Scholder group portrait of IAIA faculty and the legacy of the institution’s first artistic director, Lloyd Kiva New, as starting points, Finding a Contemporary Voice: The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA includes work from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection by IAIA faculty and alumni from the 1960s to the present such as Scholder, Neil Parsons, T.C. Cannon, Melanie Yazzie, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, and Will Wilson. The Museum of Art’s free to the public exhibition opening is on Friday, May 20, 2016. The exhibition is open May 21, 2016 through Oct. 10, 2016.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Mar 7, 2016
Pilot, photographer, professor, and poet, Anne Noggle (1922-2005) began her groundbreaking career as a photographer late in life but quickly gained recognition for her witty and honest work. Assumed Identities: Photographs by Anne Noggle opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Saturday, April 2, 2016 and runs through September 11, 2016. A free to the public opening is on Friday, April 1 from 5.30 to 7.30pm.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Mar 3, 2016
Alcoves 16/17 opens March 4, 2016 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. This will be the first in a series of seven alcove exhibitions that concludes on March 26, 2017. Each of the seven rotations will highlight five artists at various career stages and working in New Mexico today.
In this first of seven exhibitions, artists working in all media will be featured; Scott Anderson, Gloria Graham, Scott Greene, Herbert Lotz, and Bonnie Lynch.
New Mexico History Museum | Mar 2, 2016
Jake Barrow, acting executive director at Cornerstones Community Partnerships, speaks on “A Fragile Legacy: Earthen Architecture in New Mexico” at 6 pm on Friday, April 1. The lecture will compare and contrast the challenges of preserving earthen architecture using several case studies, including the evolution of the Palace of the Governors, a National Historic Treasure and one of the most visible adobe structures in the state. Barrow and other Cornerstones staff are participating with the museum on educational initiatives focusing on the preservation of New Mexico’s earthen architectural heritage.
This is a Free First Friday Evening event in the History Museum auditorium. Admission to the History Museum and Palace is free to everyone from 5–8 pm.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 17, 2016
Geared to families, this series allows visitors to learn about ancient technologies and traditional arts developed by Native peoples thousands of years ago using the natural resources around them.
All four programs are on Sundays at 1pm and free with museum admission. New Mexico residents with ID free on Sundays. Youth 16 and under and MNMF members always free. 710 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. For more information the public may call 505-476-1269 or visit IndianArtsAndCulture.org
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 17, 2016
To bring extra oomph to this year’s Time Trekkers Summer Camp, the New Mexico History Museum has crafted a partnership with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. During the weeklong camp, History Museum educators will work with volunteers and staff from the Children’s Museum, mostly at the History Museum. One day will be spent at the Children’s Museum, where participants will learn about different kinds of 18th-century foods, bake in an horno, and explore traditional plants in the gardens.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 16, 2016
To commemorate this year’s 100th anniversary of Pancho Villa’s attack on Columbus, NM, the New Mexico History Museum hosts a special lecture by noted author and photographer Jeff Lowdermilk and Helen Patton, granddaughter of General Patton. “Pancho Villa and the U.S. Army: A Training Ground for World War I” is at 2 pm on Sunday, March 6, in the museum auditorium. Seating is limited. The lecture is free with admission; Sundays are free to NM residents.
El Palacio Magazine | Feb 11, 2016
El Palacio magazine, the country’s oldest museum magazine at 102 and counting, is pleased to announce the hire of Candace Walsh as Editor in Chief. El Palacio reflects the work of New Mexico’s four state museums in Santa Fe; its eight New Mexico Historic Sites; and its singular Office of Archaeological Studies and is considered the source for knowledge about the art, history and culture of the Southwest.
Museum of International Folk Art | Feb 10, 2016
After 30 years, the beloved Morris Miniature Circus returns to the Museum of International Folk Art. Built over the course of 40 years by W.J. “Windy” Morris (1904–1978) of Amarillo, Texas, the Morris Miniature Circus is a 3/8”-sc ...
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 10, 2016
¡Orale! Take a ride into the creative reimaginings of American steel as captured in photographs, hubcaps, hood ornaments, car show banners and, yes, actual cars. Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico, opening May 1 (through March 5, 2017) at the New Mexico History Museum focuses on mobile works of art and their makers—home-grown Nuevomexicanos who customize, detail, paint and upholster these favorite symbols of Hispanic culture.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 10, 2016
In 2009, photographer Alan Pearlman set out on a quest to capture the soul of Santa Fe in a series of photographic portraits. Some of the results take center stage in the New Mexico History Museum’s Mezzanine Gallery, March 13–September 18, 2016. Santa Fe Faces features a selection from 90 portraits that Pearlman created between 2009 and 2013. Included among them are images of flamenco artist Juan Siddi and Turquoise Trail rancher Archie West. Through them, Pearlman aimed to reveal a moment in the City Different’s history, focusing on the ways that clothing and settings speak to identities and occupations.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 8, 2016
Join local arts organizations and Gary Glazner, founder of the internationally acclaimed Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, for a fun-filled morning of creating poetry and song inspired by The Book’s the Thing: Shakespeare from Stage to Page. This event is crafted especially for people with memory illnesses and their care partners, though everyone is welcome to participate.
Meet at the New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Avenue in Santa Fe, on Tuesday, February 23, from 10–11 am. Community-in-Residence is a free event during which we’ll explore Shakespeare’s famous quotes in a spirit of creativity, playfulness and learning, and then invent a performance inspired by his work.