New Mexico Arts | Sep 25, 2023
Poetry Out Loud (POL) is looking for this year’s competitors! POL is a national arts education program dedicated to helping students engage with poetry and hone public speaking skills. It’s made possible through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, and state arts agencies across the country. The program wraps up in poetry recitation competitions, first locally and then at the national level. Earlier this year, Rutenda Musharu from Montezuma represented New Mexico in the national competition in Washington, D.C. for the 2022-2023 competition.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Sep 21, 2023
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA) announced today that Zack Quintero will serve as permanent executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque, NM.
Museum of International Folk Art | Sep 19, 2023
The traveling exhibition Protection: Adaptation and Resistance presents the work of more than 45 Alaska Native artists who explore the themes of climate crisis, struggles for social justice, strengthening communities through ancestral knowledge, and imagining a thriving future. The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) will present Protection in its Gallery of Conscience, opening with a public reception on Sunday, December 3, 2023, from 1 to 4 p.m. Protection is organized by the Bunnell Street Art Center, Homer, Alaska.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Sep 18, 2023
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) will soon be unveiling a new exhibit showcasing New Mexico’s oldest lifeforms in a brand-new way.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 14, 2023
What defines an artist? For Rick Dillingham (1952-1994), it was more than art and the pieces he created. He was a maker, collector, and community builder. New Mexico Museum of Art explores the multifaceted aspects of Dillingham’s work as an artist, community activist and anthropologist in their latest exhibition To Make, Unmake and Make Again, on view in the New Wing at the Plaza building October 6, 2023, through June 16, 2024.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 13, 2023
After an extensive nationwide search, New Mexico Museum of Art (NMMOA) is thrilled to announce Alexandra Terry as the new Curator of Contemporary Art.
“We’re excited to name Alexandra Terry as our next Curator of Contemporary Art," said Dr. Mark White, Executive Director. “Her credentials as a scholar of contemporary art make her an ideal complement to our strong curatorial team, especially as we prepare to open the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary.”
New Mexico History Museum | Sep 13, 2023
New Mexico History Museum is thinking about its place in the lives of New Mexicans and wants to better understand the diverse experiences and views of every visitor.
NMHM is a hub for New Mexico history and culture, bringing many perspectives together in a communal space. As the museum looks to the future, it wants to hear from people across the state about its work so far—about the stories told, the programs offered, and the communities supported. What do New Mexico residents think about its history museum? NMHM has launched an online questionnaire to give people across the state a chance to contribute. With public input, the museum hopes to understand the needs of visitors and create a space where everyone feels welcome and inspired.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Sep 13, 2023
On the final Saturday of this year’s Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the usual parade of hot air balloons overhead will have a new neighbor in the New Mexico sky: an annular eclipse that turns the sun into a ring of light around the moon for a few minutes.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Sep 12, 2023
Los Luceros Historic Site (LLHS) has found its new manager! After months of searching, New Mexico Historic Sites (NMHS) has brought on Michelle Zupan to look after the site.
“We are thrilled to have Michelle assume leadership of our incredible staff!” said Dr. Patrick Moore, executive director of NMHS. “We are so deeply fortunate to have someone with a truly remarkable list of accomplishments and credentials in leading historic site operations join our operations. She is a perfect fit for Los Luceros and Historic Sites as a whole!”
New Mexico Historic Sites | Sep 12, 2023
New Mexico Historic Sites aims to foster deep, meaningful relationships with its communities. One of the best ways to maintain these relationships is to bring members of the community onto site staff—and in recent weeks, that is exactly what has happened for Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner Historic Site.
“I am so excited to have a full staff of individuals ready to tackle new projects that beautify our site and expand our connections to local and regional communities,” said Aaron Roth, BRM manager.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Sep 8, 2023
The NM Senate Rules Committee voted for the reconfirmation of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Debra Garcia y Griego. A vote by the full Senate will be held during the upcoming Legislative Session, opening on January 16, 2024.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Sep 7, 2023
Monika Thomas has been hired as the Events Coordinator for New Mexico Historic Sites (NMHS). This is a new role for the division, one that is meant to connect communities across the state with the resources NMHS has access to.
“New Mexico Historic Sites is elated to have Monika join the team,” said Matt Barbour, deputy director of NMHS. “The addition of an Event Coordinator will help bring our special programs to the next level. We look forward to Monika’s contributions, starting with Fall Harvest Festival on September 24!”
New Mexico Historic Sites | Sep 7, 2023
Time for the harvest! Every year in late September, Los Luceros Historic Site (LLHS) invites the public to Fall Harvest Festival, a day of apple picking, local food and performances, community building, festivities, and education. The festival will be on September 24 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
New Mexico State Library | Sep 5, 2023
Small town libraries are the lifeblood of rural communities. They are learning centers and meeting places for residents along with providing reading and educational opportunities, broadband internet, even workforce development.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Aug 31, 2023
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) is proud to work with 900 students across central and northern New Mexico over the summer as they participated in "Be A Physicist." These young scientists had the opportunity to investigate the use of lasers in outer space, ski team apparel, and video game sound effects.
Historic Preservation Division | Aug 30, 2023
Working to build and strengthen vital relationships with the state’s 23 tribal nations, Dr. Gregorio Gonzales was appointed as a full-time tribal liaison earlier this summer by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA).
Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property | Aug 16, 2023
Earlier this year, we said goodbye to J. Paul Taylor, one of the most stalwart advocates for art, culture, and education in New Mexico’s history. He would have been 103 on August 24—and to celebrate his life and legacy, New Mexico Historic Sites is throwing him a birthday celebration. New Mexicans of all stripes are invited to celebrate the lives of Mr. Taylor and Mary Daniels Taylor, his late wife, on the Mesilla Plaza.
New Mexico State Library | Aug 11, 2023
Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico will be well represented at this year’s National Book Festival! Tumble by Celia C. Pérez, a youth book, and Shutter by Ramona Emerson, an adult book, have been selected by New Mexico Center fo ...
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Aug 3, 2023
“Antidotes: Seeing Beauty, Finding Connection,” opens at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces on Aug. 19. An artist’s reception with refreshments and free admission is set for 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Aug. 19. The show will continue in the Museum’s Arts Corridor through Dec. 2, 2023.
New Mexico Arts | Aug 3, 2023
Artists who reflect their people, their communities, and their culture are being recognized among the recipients of the 2023 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA), New Mexico Arts (NMA), and the New Mexico Arts Commission (NMAC) join in the Governor’s celebration of this diverse group of influential and impactful individuals.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Aug 1, 2023
A wish is coming true for Hoop Dancer Valentino Tzigiwhaeno Rivera, Pojoaque Pueblo (2008-2016). From the time he was a boy, his dream was that all Native young people could learn the traditional dance. He was inspired by dancer Nakotah LaRance ( (Hopi-Tewa) who is credited for bringing the Native American Hoop Dance back to New Mexico where it is flourishing in the state with hundreds of participants. But it’s not just exciting people here.
Lincoln Historic Site | Jul 25, 2023
Billy the Kid and other desperados once walked what was considered “The Most Dangerous Street in America” in Lincoln, New Mexico. Now that street will fill again, this time with Wild West fans enjoying the stories of the Lincoln County War, gun fights, and dangerous escapes during Old Fort Lincoln Days on August 4th through the 6th.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Jul 18, 2023
Season four of Encounter Culture, the podcast from New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA), celebrates the 75th anniversary of Miguel H. Trujillo’s fight for Native American voting rights in New Mexico. With the support of New Mexico History Museum (NMHM), host Charlotte Jusinski and co-host Stephanie Padilla (Isleta, Laguna, Cochiti) peel back the layers of this important story. Season 4 releases weekly through the end of July. You can learn more on the Encounter Culture website, which features in-depth show notes and soon, full episode transcripts.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jul 17, 2023
Santa Fe, NM – How does New Mexico Historic Sites (NMHS) tell our state’s stories? There are a lot of resources at hand! Staff take their lead from the very land and structures managed by NMHS, but they also rely on public records, collecti ...
Office of Archaeological Studies | Jul 11, 2023
Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS) has brought on Dr. Thatcher Seltzer-Rogers as Director of Business Operations. His first day was June 26, 2023. Thatcher’s role supervises client archaeological projects, including regulatory definition (permitting), scoping with clients, budget development and management, personnel selection, plan preparation and review, supervision of project execution including archaeological fieldwork, oversight of artifact analyses and report writing, and review to ensure that work products satisfy regulatory requirements.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jul 10, 2023
The New Mexico Museum of Art (NMMOA) Vladem Contemporary debuts its inaugural exhibition, Shadow and Light, opening Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, and running through May 28, 2024. This exhibition plays upon the famed New Mexico light which has attracted artists and photographers from all corners of the world to this area for centuries.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Jul 6, 2023
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation is proud to announce the continued support of Albuquerque-based Verus Research for the DynaTheater located in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS). Verus Research awarded $50,000 to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation as the Presenting Sponsor of the Verus Research DynaTheater.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jul 5, 2023
Lincoln Historic Site is ecstatic to unveil Preservation of Lincoln Through the Lens of Walter and Nora Henn, a brand-new exhibition showing in the Luna-Chavez House. The exhibit features pen-and-ink drawings by Walter Henn and dives into his and his wife’s contributions to the preservation of Lincoln, and is available to visitors now.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 28, 2023
New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) has become a new resource about the life and work of internationally acclaimed artist and printer Gustave Baumann for art collectors and students of Southwestern history. Born in Germany, Baumann eventually settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1918, after periods in Chicago and Indiana. He died in 1971.