New Mexico History Museum | Aug 20, 2009
In another place and time, she might have been prosecuted or even condemned to death for her chosen profession. But in the rowdy, rough-and-tumble gambling center that was Santa Fe in the mid-1800s, the legendary Doña Maria Gertrudis Barceló was an influential and respected member of the social elite.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Aug 14, 2009
Governor Bill Richardson today presided over groundbreaking ceremonies for the Center for New Mexico Archaeology, which will be constructed on Caja del Rio Road, off US 599/Santa Fe Bypass, across from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter.
“The irreplaceable artifacts that represent New Mexico’s past, together with the archaeologists who dig them up, will soon have a new home,” said Governor Richardson. “In a state that depends so much on history and culture to support tourism, education and quality of life, properly safeguarding our past is crucial.”
New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 3, 2009
The Surreal Life sets up a dialogue between the work of two artists, Gerry Snyder and Marco Rosichelli, who share a desire to create alternative universes both familiar and strange. A Surreal Life opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on September 25, 2009.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jul 30, 2009
The exhibition Manmade: Notions of Landscape from the Lannan Collection is primarily of photography including images of James Turrell's earthwork project Roden Crater, as welll as a significant Robert Smithson installation. Manmade runs from October 9, 2009 through January 3, 2010.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jun 30, 2009
Santa Fe style represents a state of mind held by those who live in this town either as full-time or part-time residents. Santa Fe style influenced fashion and design worldwide. It is not just jewelry and clothing but a feeling inside, a sense of place and that total belief in the Navajo saying, 'Walk in beauty.'
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jun 19, 2009
Native Couture II: Innovation and Style opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Sunday, August 30, 2009. This exhibition explores the history of Native fashion from hand-made clothing and accessories of the 1880s that influenced the development of a Santa Fe Style, to today’s contemporary Native couturiers. At its root, Indian art is the quintessential original American art. This centuries-long influence of Native American art requires the buyer, or wearer, and the American public in general to ponder the origins of a truly unique American style.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 11, 2009
The story was born in one man’s misguided notion of a utopia for Native Americans. It ended with one of the most shameful chapters in the history of the American West – the Long Walk.
New Mexico History Museum | May 28, 2009
The New Mexico History Museum continued taking strides in the days after its grand opening, earning a spot in the top five “cultural hot spots” not to miss this summer via the influential travel and lifestyle Web site Indagare. In its posting, http://www.indagare.com/passions/2/departments/172, the site ranked the History Museum with the likes of the Punta della Dogana in Venice, Italy; the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece; the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s New American Wing in New York; and the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing.
New Mexico History Museum | May 26, 2009
The New Mexico History Museum welcomed thousands of visitors today, May 24, 2009, to three-and-a-half floors of stories detailing centuries' worth of the stories that made the American West. By 3 p.m., an estimated 7,000 people had crossed the threshold, while dozens of others lined up outside, even during an hour-long thunderstorm.
New Mexico History Museum | May 26, 2009
The pealing bells of St. Francis Cathedral heralded Monday’s opening events for the New Mexico History Museum, as visitors continued to stream into the building at 113 Lincoln Avenue, north of the historic Santa Fe Plaza. An interfaith service at the Cathedral marked Monday’s festivities, with leaders from various religions and cultures coming together to commemorate the museum and the state’s rich and lengthy history.
New Mexico History Museum | May 22, 2009
When the Grand Opening ribbon is cut at the brand-new New Mexico History Museum on Sunday, May 24, it will be in historical style. A pair of 18th-century Spanish scribe’s scissors have been loaned to the Museum by longtime supporter Jerry Richardson, a Museum of New Mexico Foundation trustee.
New Mexico History Museum | May 21, 2009
Deciding which stories among centuries of stories to tell in the New Mexico History Museum took years of discussions with staff and historians and statewide meetings with people from every corner of the state. Deciding how to tell them took the expertise of Gallagher & Associates.
New Mexico History Museum | May 15, 2009
Hands-on history. That’s one of the many ways the New Mexico History Museum (http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/), opening May 24, puts visitors into the sights, sounds and actual feel of its stories.
New Mexico History Museum | May 14, 2009
With the installation of exterior signage today, the New Mexico History Museum took another step toward its May 24 grand opening. Workers affixed the words “New Mexico History Museum” and “Pete V. Domenici Building” over the Museum’s main entrance at 113 Lincoln Avenue, just north of the Santa Fe Plaza.
New Mexico History Museum | May 12, 2009
With the completion of the trans-continental railroad in 1869, many Americans set out to discover the “Wild West” for themselves. What they found held a few discouragements. The long, dusty ride across the country had little to offer in the way of lodging, and the food often consisted of little more than rancid meat, cold beans and week-old coffee.
New Mexico History Museum | May 7, 2009
For generations, New Mexico’s men and women have heard the nation’s call to service and answered it with courage, sacrifice and honor. Their stories – including those of the Buffalo Soldiers, Indian Code Talkers and Bataan Death March survivors – are among the many told by the New Mexico History Museum, opening May 24, 2009, at 113 Lincoln Avenue on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. More than four centuries of stories fill the Museum’s 96,000 square feet – a testament to the roles New Mexico has played and continues to play in how the American West evolved.
New Mexico History Museum | May 5, 2009
After 20 years in the planning – not to mention centuries in the making – New Mexico’s newest museum opens its doors to the public at noon on Sunday, May 24, 2009. It wouldn’t be a Santa Fe event without a Santa Fe-style party, and we’re pulling out the stops.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | May 5, 2009
Sun Mountain Gathering, a unique cultural celebration for all ages, returns to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Geared to families and free to the public, this annual favorite is filled with activities such as pump drills, arrow making, spear throwing, and pottery making.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 28, 2009
The Fiestas de Santa Fe have been celebrated every autumn for 297 years to commemorate the Spanish reconquest of the City of Holy Faith in 1692. The stories behind the founding of Santa Fe, the Pueblo Revolt, and the Spanish reoccupation are just a shadow of the vibrant cultural history you’ll discover at the New Mexico History Museum, www.nmhistorymuseum.org, scheduled to open May 24, 2009.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 24, 2009
A 20-foot metal sculpture crawls along an exterior wall, mimicking the life-giving Rio Grande. Inside, a magical mix of sculpted resin and strategic spotlights turns apparently mundane objects into an amazing array of shadows.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 22, 2009
Life’s passages carry layers of meaning and memory – the foods we eat, the songs we sing, the clothes we wear. The ways in which our predecessors chose to clothe themselves – for a baptism, a prom, a war, or an opera opening – have been collected by the New Mexico History Museum for 100 years. As part of the Museum’s grand opening May 24, many of those outfits are, shall we say, coming out of the closet.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 16, 2009
What does ultra-chic Tiffany’s have in common with New Mexico? More than you’d expect. From late-1800s Tiffany-blue turquoise to a spectacular early 20th- century silver service, Tiffany’s ties to New Mexico are among the surprises awaiting visitors to the New Mexico History Museum, opening May 24.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 7, 2009
After more than 20 years of preparing for the New Mexico History Museum, we hope you can understand our excitement. Recently, we jumped the gun on letting at least some of you know about the stories we’ll be telling upon our grand opening May 24. We’re still opening, but want to make sure everyone gets the word.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 24, 2009
A bane to Downtown drivers, shoppers and merchants but a boon to New Mexico History Museum construction workers, the fence that ate part of Lincoln Avenue west of the new building will come down this weekend, barring snow, ice or a highly unlikely hurricane.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 20, 2009
Santa Fe—Paintings, drawings and photographs presenting multiple views of neighborhood life by New Mexico artists will be on display in Santa Fe at the Governor’s Gallery in the New Mexico State Capitol. Canvassing the Neighborhood—on view from April 3 to June 14, 2009— highlights works by Teal McKibben, Tim Prythero, Carlotta Boettcher, and Alex Harris with works that range from the surreal to the abstract.
The exhibition opens on Friday, April 3, 2009, with a reception between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m., hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico. Gallery hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, admission is free.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 20, 2009
100 Years of the Museum of New Mexico will include select objects from the four museums’ diverse collections complimented by a selection of historic photographs and a brief timeline reflecting significant milestones in the Museum of New Mexico’s history.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 16, 2009
Works by Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast, Augustus Vincent Tack, and John Henry Twachtman, are among other American Masters who compose some of this exhibition’s highlights.
The artists represented in this exhibition were among the first generation of American painters to absorb the technique, brighter palette, and subject matter of impressionism from their French counterparts.