New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 17, 2021
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Museum of Art (NMMOA) is excited to announce that it has been awarded a Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the amount of $250,000. The funds from this grant will go toward the conservation, digitization, and relocation of 6,500 photographs and 300 contemporary paintings and sculptures. These items will be a part of the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary, scheduled to open in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District in 2022.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Aug 12, 2021
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Cabinet Secretary Debra Garcia y Griego announced today the appointment of Michelle Gallagher Roberts as the new Deputy Cabinet Secretary for the department. Gallagher Roberts replaces Nick Schiavo, who retired at the end of July.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Aug 11, 2021
Thirty-six paintings by Ken and Betty Krebbs make up the show, “O Fair New Mexico: Land of Enchantment,” which opens in the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Arts Corridor on Aug. 20. A free meet-and-greet with the artists is set for 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 21.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Aug 10, 2021
The town of Lincoln came alive with the return of the Old Lincoln Days festival and “The Last Escape of Billy the Kid” pageant, allowing guests to experience history up close in one of the most legendary places in America.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Aug 10, 2021
The History and Literary Arts program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is excited to present “¡Mira! Nuestra Arquitectura: An Architectural Journey,” a history of the NHCC’s past, present and future.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Aug 4, 2021
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Museum of Art (MOA) and Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) are pleased to announce that both museums have been awarded funding from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation as part of the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative. MOA and MOIFA, both divisions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA), are among 79 visual art institutions in the U.S. that were awarded the funding to support the museums in becoming more energy-efficient.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Aug 3, 2021
Production crews were at the National Hispanic Cultural Center from July 27-30 to film scenes for the upcoming television streaming series “MacGruber.”
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jul 28, 2021
SANTA FE – The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) is pleased to announce two recipients for the 2021-2022 Goodman Aspiring Artist Fellowship. They are Rapheal Begay (Diné) and Abraham Peina (Zuni).
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jul 23, 2021
SANTA FE – In 1918, Gustave Baumann moved to New Mexico, where the formidable yellow and red landscapes and open skies dramatically changed his aesthetic, shifting his palette from monochromatic neutrals to the brilliant and vibrant colors that have come to define his western landscapes. Baumann also encountered a diverse cultural environment like nothing he had experienced before, which will be showcased in “Go West Said a Small Voice: Gustave Baumann and Dreams of New Mexico,” a new exhibition set to open at the New Mexico Museum of Art (MOA) on August 14, 2021.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jul 22, 2021
Lincoln Historic Site will once again come alive with the return of Old Lincoln Days. From August 6-8, experience history where it happened with three days of fun for all ages in one of the most legendary towns in America.
New Mexico State Library | Jul 20, 2021
SANTA FE - The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) awarded an $83,000 grant to the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA) for the New Mexico State Library to purchase a new lower-emissions bookmobile that serves rural communities in the western part of the state.
New Mexico Arts | Jul 15, 2021
New Mexico Arts announces $1,058,200 in investments to 182 New Mexico cultural organizations and folk artists. The funding will provide arts programming and services, spur employment opportunities in the creative sector, and support communities across the state.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jul 13, 2021
SANTA FE – The traditions of storytelling in the Southwest can be traced back to ancient times and to the Indigenous populations of the region. The West holds a special place in the American imagination, providing a canvas to express the country’s hopes, fears, and aspirations. These stories include everyday life, agriculture, ecology, celebrations, grief, and local history, all of which are detailed in a new exhibition opening at the New Mexico Museum of Art (MOA) on July 17.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Jul 13, 2021
The National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation received a $30,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) through its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® (HKKF) initiative. The National Hispanic Cultural Center’s commitment to its Circo Latino program aligns with the vision of BCBSNM’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant program to help improve the health of children and their families in local communities.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Jul 12, 2021
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is paying tribute to women making a difference in New Mexico agriculture. A new, rotating wall display in the Museum’s central corridor is called “Her Land: Women in Agriculture.” The first person featured in the exhibit is Felicia Thal, a longtime rancher in northeastern New Mexico who passed away last year at the age of 92. The exhibit, which is now on display, will be changed every four months to feature a different woman involved in New Mexico agriculture. Moving forward, an emphasis is being placed on contemporary leaders and those who represent the future.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Jul 8, 2021
Throughout human history, honey bees have come to symbolize hard work, community, politics, and faith. This important eusocial flying insect is presented in the exhibit “What’s the Buzz? Why Honey Bees Matter,” opening on July 23 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Jul 8, 2021
Just as we are hopefully approaching the final days of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new exhibit opening on July 23 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science looks at how epidemiologists, veterinarians, and other healthcare workers on the front lines have come together in the fight against infectious diseases around the world throughout history.
New Mexico Arts | Jul 6, 2021
The Art in Public Places program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee for the National Hispanic Cultural Center are working together to obtain qualifications from talented artists who will ultimately create a design as part of the Paseo Acequia revitalization project on the NHCC campus in Albuquerque.
Museum of International Folk Art | Jun 29, 2021
SANTA FE – In collaboration with Museum Hill partners, a new thematic display, “Glass: Selections from the Collection,” has moved into Lloyd’s Treasure Chest at the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA). This exhibition is on display through January 30, 2022.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jun 29, 2021
Since 1931, the New Mexico Historic Sites system has welcomed visitors to explore the state’s past by following in the footsteps of Indigenous people, Spanish conquistadors, Civil War soldiers, outlaws, and lawmen. Each historic site offers unique learning experiences, and in order to continue providing these programs and resources the cost of admission will increase at many sites on Thursday, July 1.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Jun 16, 2021
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs today announced that Della Warrior (Otoe-Missouria), Executive Director of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, will retire effective August 27, 2021.
New Mexico Arts | Jun 11, 2021
In January 2021, the New Mexico Music Commission launched the Rural County Outreach program in 30 of 33 counties across the state. Commissioners will serve as liaison for these counties to identify two music-related service projects to fill a void in the area’s music industry due to stoppages and closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Jun 10, 2021
Explore the latest online programming from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, bringing the state’s unique blend of cultures into your home through its museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions. This week, sign up for a writer’s workshop, a new arts and crafts series, and the return of science story time, as well as other content from across the department.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jun 9, 2021
SANTA FE – The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) is excited to announce that the museum will be receiving a total of $80,000 in grant funding to support upcoming exhibitions.
New Mexico State Library | Jun 8, 2021
The New Mexico Poet Laureate Program, a collaboration between the New Mexico State Library and New Mexico Arts, is currently accepting submissions for consideration for publication in the New Mexico Poetry Anthology: Vol. 1.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Jun 3, 2021
Explore the latest online programming from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, bringing the state’s unique blend of cultures into your home through its museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions. This week, a look at the Spanish Inquisition in New Mexico, a panel discussion on "Why We Serve," and talks between curators and artists at the New Mexico Musuem of Art, as well as other content from across the department.
New Mexico Historic Sites | May 27, 2021
A couple of notable decorative doors on the eastern side of the Storehouse at Los Luceros Historic Site could soon get a much-needed makeover.
In the fall of 2020, the historic state property received a Save America’s Treasures grant in the amount of $451,252 from the National Park Service to address preservation needs and increase accessibility to the two-story adobe Hacienda and adjacent one-story adobe Storehouse at the site. While the initial phase of this structural care project involves an assessment of the buildings and architectural components, the staff at the historic state property has been working with local object conservator Rae Beaubien, who has completed an initial evaluation of the two folk art-style doors of the Storehouse.
Department of Cultural Affairs | May 26, 2021
Explore the latest online programming from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, bringing the state’s unique blend of cultures into your home through its museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions. This week, summer activities from the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, read about the cultural and natural history of Los Luceros Historic Site, and docent-led tours of the current exhibitions at New Mexico Musuem of Art are now available, as well as other content from across the department.
New Mexico Arts | May 24, 2021
Presented in partnership by New Mexico Arts/New Mexico Arts & the Military, EXIT12, Keshet Dance, and DADvocacy Consulting, watch a Memorial Day virtual screening of the award-winning documentary “EXIT12: Moved by War," followed by the premiere of a new piece choreographed during EXIT 12’s New Mexico residency, and a Q&A with the artists of EXIT12.