• 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 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 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 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.

  • 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 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 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 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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