• 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.

  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Jul 27, 2010

    Fort Stanton & Old Lincoln Days

    Fort Stanton - a Southern New Mexico landmark since the days of Billy the Kid, Kit Carson, and the Buffalo Soldiers - celebratets its continued service to New Mexico and the United States with Fort Stanton Live! Aug 6 - 8, 2010.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Jul 20, 2010

    The Girard Collection: Enduring Appeal

    Multiple Visions: A Common Bond has been the destination for well over a million first-time and repeat visitors to the Museum of International Folk Art.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 15, 2010

    Traces: Johnnie Winona Ross

    First one-man museum exhibition for Johnnie Winona Ross since moving to New Mexico in 1999.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Jun 15, 2010

    List of Cooperatives in Empowering Women Exhibition

    Ten women's artisan cooperatives will be represented in the Museum of International Folk Art's "Gallery of Conscience" inaugural exhibition, "Empowering Women."

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 15, 2010

    Sole Mates: Cowboy Boots and Art Public Programs

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 11, 2010

    Sole Mates: Cowboy Boots and Art Public Programs

    Mosey on over to the New Mexico Museum of Art this summer for more "sole-ful" fun. Wear your best boots, have some tasty trail chow, meet the artists, and more.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 7, 2010

    Museum Announces "Not Your Typical Annual Book Sale"

    This year's annual book sale to benefit the New Mexico Museum of Art due to very generous donors will have much more than books.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | May 18, 2010

    Empowering Women:

    A quiet revolution is taking place around the world led by women artisan cooperatives. Taking the initiative to collectively produce, manage, and market their crafts, they have enriched their lives and become powerful forces in their communities. On July 4, 2010 the Museum of International Folk Art inaugurates its’ “Gallery of Conscience,” a space dedicated to exploring contemporary issues affecting folk art production and consumption.

     Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities runs July 4, 2010 through May 8, 2011.

    A quiet revolution is taking place around the world led by women artisan cooperatives. Taking the initiative to collectively produce, manage, and market their crafts, they have enriched their lives and become powerful forces in their communities. On July 4, 2010 the Museum of International Folk Art inaugurates its’ “Gallery of Conscience,” a space dedicated to exploring contemporary issues affecting folk art production and consumption.  Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities runs July 4, 2010 through May 8, 2011.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | May 13, 2010

    The History Museum Turns 1: Start the Party

    After 20 years of planning, designing and building, the New Mexico History Museum’s first year turned into a blockbuster. Since opening to blocks-long lines on May 23, 2009, the museum has drawn 150,000 visitors; held a packed schedule of lectures, workshops and performances; played host to the Crown Prince of Spain; and carried home an armload of awards. 

    In honor of its accomplishments and in gratitude to those who helped make the first year such a success, the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents voted to open the museum for free May 22 and 23.

    “We want to throw a party to say `thank you’ for everything that New Mexicans and out-of-state visitors have done for us,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the museum. “The outpouring of support from visitors, scholars, donors, businesses, and especially our volunteers has carried us beyond our expectations.”

    After 20 years of planning, designing and building, the New Mexico History Museum’s first year turned into a blockbuster. Since opening to blocks-long lines on May 23, 2009, the museum has drawn 150,000 visitors; held a packed schedule of lectures, workshops and performances; played host to the Crown Prince of Spain; and carried home an armload of awards.  In honor of its accomplishments and in gratitude to those who helped make the first year such a success, the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents voted to open the museum for free May 22 and 23.“We want to throw a party to say `thank you’ for everything that New Mexicans and out-of-state visitors have done for us,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the museum. “The outpouring of support from visitors, scholars, donors, businesses, and especially our volunteers has carried us beyond our expectations.”

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 29, 2010

    Plaza Restaurant to Operate New "Cowden Cafe" at History Museum

    Downtown Santa Fe will soon have a new gathering spot for enjoying food, beverages, free wi-fi and a stunning view from an upstairs patio. The Cowden Café, opening May 20 at the New Mexico History Museum, will be operated by the historic Plaza Restaurant. The partnership between the museum and the restaurant fits into a new trend of museums as community gathering spots.

     

    “Museums are changing,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the museum. “It’s not just about visiting the exhibits, it’s about being comfortable in public spaces and providing amenities to help people feel comfortable. We want our museum to be a place for the community.”

     

     

    Downtown Santa Fe will soon have a new gathering spot for enjoying food, beverages, free wi-fi and a stunning view from an upstairs patio. The Cowden Café, opening May 20 at the New Mexico History Museum, will be operated by the historic Plaza Restaurant. The partnership between the museum and the restaurant fits into a new trend of museums as community gathering spots.  “Museums are changing,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the museum. “It’s not just about visiting the exhibits, it’s about being comfortable in public spaces and providing amenities to help people feel comfortable. We want our museum to be a place for the community.”   

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 6, 2010

    Downtown Santa Fe Walking Tours Set to Resume

    Centuries of history unfolded in Santa Fe’s downtown, and museum guides from the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors are set to resume public walking tours to share those stories with first-time tourists and longtime residents alike. Beginning April 15, every Monday-Saturday at 10:15 a.m., tours begin at the blue gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. Cost is $10; children under 17 are free when accompanied by an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. The tours continue through Oct. 15.

     

    Centuries of history unfolded in Santa Fe’s downtown, and museum guides from the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors are set to resume public walking tours to share those stories with first-time tourists and longtime residents alike. Beginning April 15, every Monday-Saturday at 10:15 a.m., tours begin at the blue gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. Cost is $10; children under 17 are free when accompanied by an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. The tours continue through Oct. 15.  

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 24, 2010

    Art on the Edge 2010

    Art on the Edge presents the work of seven contemporary artists selected by Nicholas Baume for this biennial juried show organized by Friends of Contemporary Art (FOCA) and hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Art.

    The exhibition opens Friday, April 16, 2010 and runs through August 1, 2010

    Sublime horizons, water sculptures, stitched excerpts from Neruda, and adolescents in suburbia await the viewer in this show that wonders aloud, what gives art "edge"? The exhibition features Eric Tillinghast, Deborah Hamon, Erika Blumenfeld, Michael Rogers, Kate Beck, Jessica Loughlin, and Ryan Bush. This year's show marks the second edition of Art on the Edge. It was curated by Nicholas Baume, chief curator and director of the New York Public Art Fund.

     

    The Museum will host a free public lecture by Nicholas Baume at 6:00 p.m. in St. Francis Auditorium during the opening. The Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico will host an opening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Art on the Edge presents the work of seven contemporary artists selected by Nicholas Baume for this biennial juried show organized by Friends of Contemporary Art (FOCA) and hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Art. The exhibition opens Friday, April 16, 2010 and runs through August 1, 2010 Sublime horizons, water sculptures, stitched excerpts from Neruda, and adolescents in suburbia await the viewer in this show that wonders aloud, what gives art "edge"? The exhibition features Eric Tillinghast, Deborah Hamon, Erika Blumenfeld, Michael Rogers, Kate Beck, Jessica Loughlin, and Ryan Bush. This year's show marks the second edition of Art on the Edge. It was curated by Nicholas Baume, chief curator and director of the New York Public Art Fund.   The Museum will host a free public lecture by Nicholas Baume at 6:00 p.m. in St. Francis Auditorium during the opening. The Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico will host an opening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 17, 2010

    Sole Mates: Cowboy Boots and Art

    Sole Mates: Cowboy Boots and Art celebrates the art of the West and views cowboy boots as important symbols of western life.  The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, postcards, advertisements, sculptures, video imagery, and of course boots.  The images define changing aspects of the West, from 1880 to the present.  The exhibition includes more than 130 objects and pairs of boots that investigate freedom, loneliness, gender, fashion, allure and contemporary art. The exhibition opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Friday, May 15, 2010, and runs through October 24, 2010.

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 14, 2010

    Harry Fonseca: In the Silence of Dusk

    The exhibition Harry Fonseca: In the Silence of Dusk  focuses on four series of paintings that explore the transformative and mythic forces that Fonseca perceived in himself and the world around him. The painting series include In the Silence of Dusk, Stone Poems, St. Francis of Assisi; and Seasons. While not a retrospective, the exhibition explores Fonseca’s body of work as it changes focus from stylized but representational studies based on his Native American heritage to more abstract explorations of his world to non-objective compositions celebrating color. All of the works in the exhibition are courtesy of the Harry Fonseca Trust. The exhibition opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Sunday, February 14, 2010, 1:00-4:00 p.m and runs through January 2, 2011

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  • Museum of International Folk Art | Feb 10, 2010

    Silver Seduction

    In the mountain town of Taxco in Mexico’s state of Guerrero, large-scale mining can be dated to the sixteenth century, and silver is a way of life. In the years following the Mexican Revolution (1910–20), jewelry and other silver objects were crafted there with an entirely innovative approach, informed by modernism and the creation of a new Mexican national identity. Antonio Pineda was a member of the Taxco School and is recognized as a world-class designer.  He lived a long and creative life, passing away at the age of 90 on December 14, 2009.

    Nearly two hundred examples of Pineda’s acclaimed silver work will be displayed in Silver Seduction: The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda, a traveling exhibition opening at the Museum of International Folk Art June 6, 2010 through January 2, 2011. Exhibition images may be found at http://media.museumofnewmexico.org/.

  • El Camino Real Historic Trail Site | Feb 9, 2010

    5th Annual Historic Forts Day at El Camino Real International Heritage Center

    El Camino Real International Heritage Center will host its 5th annual Historic Forts Day on Saturday, February 20th, 11 am – 4 pm.  The event will include living history re-enactments of soldier camp activities including bullet-making, black powder demonstration, treadle sewing, open fire and horno cooking as well as a carreta/wagon building demonstration.  The event will also feature a special lecture series about forts in New Mexico courtesy of the New Mexico Historical Society.  Shuttle service from Socorro will be available, 575-835-1501.

    El Camino Real International Heritage Center will host its 5th annual Historic Forts Day on Saturday, February 20th, 11 am – 4 pm.  The event will include living history re-enactments of soldier camp activities including bullet-making, black powder demonstration, treadle sewing, open fire and horno cooking as well as a carreta/wagon building demonstration.  The event will also feature a special lecture series about forts in New Mexico courtesy of the New Mexico Historical Society.  Shuttle service from Socorro will be available, 575-835-1501.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 29, 2010

    Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings

    Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Daniel Libeskind, Tadao Ando, Spacelab’s (Peter Cook/Colin Fournier), Rafael Viñoly, and Yoshio Taniguchi are members of a pantheon of architects regarded for their original, innovative, and groundbreaking designs. ...

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Jan 11, 2010

    Material World: Textiles and Dress from the Collection

    Material World: Textile and Dress from the Collection gives a tantalizing glimpse into the Museum of International Folk Art’s largest collection, textiles and costumes stored in 57 closets and numerous trunks and drawers. The 138 rarely-seen items in this exhibition, ranging from everyday household articles to elaborately detailed ceremonial wear, highlight the remarkable breadth and depth of this collection’s 20,000 objects. Material World opens at the Museum of International Folk Art on December 20, 2009 and runs through August 7, 2011.

    Material World: Textile and Dress from the Collection gives a tantalizing glimpse into the Museum of International Folk Art’s largest collection, textiles and costumes stored in 57 closets and numerous trunks and drawers. The 138 rarely-seen items in this exhibition, ranging from everyday household articles to elaborately detailed ceremonial wear, highlight the remarkable breadth and depth of this collection’s 20,000 objects. Material World opens at the Museum of International Folk Art on December 20, 2009 and runs through August 7, 2011.

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  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 8, 2010

    Museum Unveils Recently Donated Works

    New Arrivals: Works from the Collection is an exhibition of recent acquisitions to the Museum’s permanent collection. New Arrivals highlights the important role the art patron plays in developing a Museum’s collection— either through an outright donation or partnering with the Museum in a purchase. The exhibition runs from February 12 to April 4, 2010.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 20, 2009

    Holiday Celebration with Annual Baumann Marionette Performance – Freckles, Warts, Rosina, and Santa, too!

    The Gustave Baumann marionettes have entertained generations of Santa Feans every Christmas in St. Francis Auditorium. The marionettes, props, and other stage material have been used in Christmas productions since 1935.

    The Gustave Baumann marionettes have entertained generations of Santa Feans every Christmas in St. Francis Auditorium. The marionettes, props, and other stage material have been used in Christmas productions since 1935.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 20, 2009

    New Mexico History Museum to Receive Hewett Award

    The New Mexico History Museum will receive the New Mexico Association of Museums’ Hewett Award this week at the group’s annual meeting in Santa Fe. Also receiving a Hewett is Louise Stiver, retired senior curator of the History Museum, whose Fashioning New Mexico exhibit is on display through April 14, 2010.

    The New Mexico History Museum will receive the New Mexico Association of Museums’ Hewett Award this week at the group’s annual meeting in Santa Fe. Also receiving a Hewett is Louise Stiver, retired senior curator of the History Museum, whose Fashioning New Mexico exhibit is on display through April 14, 2010.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 20, 2009

    Exhibit opening: Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time

    Join the curators for the grand opening of the New Mexico History Museum’s newest exhibit, Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time, a historical and archaeological exploration of the founding and first 100 years of La Villa Real de Santa Fé. A free reception will be 5:30-7 pm on Friday, Nov. 20, in the Palace of the Governors. The event is hosted by the Women’s Board. Visitors can enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave., or the History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave.

    Join the curators for the grand opening of the New Mexico History Museum’s newest exhibit, Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time, a historical and archaeological exploration of the founding and first 100 years of La Villa Real de Santa Fé. A free reception will be 5:30-7 pm on Friday, Nov. 20, in the Palace of the Governors. The event is hosted by the Women’s Board. Visitors can enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave., or the History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 20, 2009

    Spanish Crown Prince Tours NM History Museum,

    His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Spain, with his wife, Princess Letizia, on Tuesday visited the New Mexico History Museum, which he called “amazing” for its depictions of diverse cultures living and sometimes clashing over the centuries.

    His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Spain, with his wife, Princess Letizia, on Tuesday visited the New Mexico History Museum, which he called “amazing” for its depictions of diverse cultures living and sometimes clashing over the centuries.

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