New Mexico History Museum | May 15, 2018
Next month, the New Mexico Historic Museum and the Santa Fe Book Art group jointly host a lecture by Santa Fe resident and professional calligrapher Randall Hasson. Hasson will recount the fascinating story of the creation of a new alphabet, of bringing the script into the digital world, and its spread at an astounding rate. Mr. Hasson’s serendipitous meeting with Ibrahima Barry, one of two brothers who invented and implemented a unique alphabetic writing system in present-day West Africa is the topic of the presentation on this remarkable endeavor.
Los Luceros Historic Site | May 14, 2018
(Alcalde, New Mexico) – From ancient pueblo settlements to Spanish colonial haciendas, Los Luceros Historic Property has provided a bountiful life for people through the centuries. This summer, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs’ Historic Sites division invites you and your family to enjoy the Los Luceros Historic property.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | May 11, 2018
Santa Fe’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, a premier repository of Native art and material culture, will have a large role in an exhibition opening in midsummer 2018 at Disney Epcot’s American Heritage Gallery at the American Adventure Pavilion. The exhibition, Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art, is made possible through collaboration among Epcot, MIAC, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | May 11, 2018
(Fort Sumner, New Mexico) –Two full days of activity are planned at the Bosque Redondo Memorial Site at Fort Sumner June 8 and 9 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Navajo Treaty of 1868, the formation of the Navajo Nation, and the 50th anniversary of the Fort Sumner Historic Site The events include a seven-mile walk June 9 from the memorial to Fort Sumner High School, oral histories from direct descendants of Long Walk survivors, tribal dances and a rare opportunity to see the long-missing copy of the Treaty.
“The two-days of events at Bosque Redondo are scheduled to follow Navajo vice president Jonathan Nez’s 400-mile run from Fort Sumner to Window Rock and the Navajo Nation’s commemoration events of the Treaty anniversary and the Dine’ people’s return to their homelands,” said Patrick Moore, Director of New Mexico Historic sites which oversees the Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | May 11, 2018
May 19 is a day full of special programs, demonstrations and activities as the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | May 10, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo, signed June 1, 1868, by displaying an extraordinary wool rug woven in tribute to the Long Walk. Created in the early 1900s, the rug is an impressive 9 ft. by 15 ft., last displayed at MIAC in 1996.
New Mexico Museum of Art | May 9, 2018
The New Mexico Museum of Art is pleased to announce an exhibition about the work and working methods of Frederick Hammersley will be on view from May 26, 2018 through Sept. 9, 2018. Frederick Hammersley: To Paint without Thinking looks at the artist’s meticulous record keeping as a significant aspect of his practice, and features over 60 objects, pairing items from Hammersley’s archives with seven paintings, including the New Mexico Museum of Art’s recently conserved Couplet, #15 1965(1968), and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens’ See saw, #3 1966. It also includes dozens of other works, including lithographs, silkscreens, and computer drawings from the collections of The Huntington, New Mexico Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Palm Springs Art Museum, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | May 9, 2018
The new showpiece is the sculpture, "Sodbuster, San Isidro," by the late Luis A. Jiménez, Jr. The sculpture will be presented at a reception from 5-7 p.m. on May 18. The free reception includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, and is part of the weeklong celebration of the museum’s 20th Anniversary.
New Mexico State Library | May 7, 2018
The New Mexico State Library has announced the state level champions of the 2018 Letters About Literature competition. This annual writing contest for young readers in grades 4 through 12 is made possible by a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and is administered nationally by the Library of Congress Center for the Book.
Letters About Literature encourages young readers in grades 4 -12 to read a book and write a personal letter to the author explaining how the book changed or shaped their perspective on themselves or the world. The New Mexico State Library manages the state level program and submits a champion to the national competition for each of the three levels.
Kaelyn Siefkes, a fifth grade student at Estancia Valley Classical Academy in Moriarty, is the Level 1 champion. Kaelyn wrote her letter to Rachel Renee Russel about her series, The Dork Diaries.
Allie Vice, a seventh grade student at Eisenhower Middle School in Albuquerque, is the Level 2 champion. Her letter is addressed to Out of My Mind author, Sharon M. Draper.
Steffen Ortiz, a tenth grade student at East Mountain High School in Sandia, is the Level 3 champion. Steffen wrote his letter to Markus Zusak about his book, The Book Thief.
From the 45 New Mexico state finalists, the state judges selected three champions, three second place writers, three third place writers, and six honorable mention letters. Champions, second and third place winners, and honorable mention recipients were honored at the State Capitol on May 4 at 1:30 PM. Secretary Gonzales congratulated the students and the state champions read their letters aloud.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | May 5, 2018
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) has received a generous grant of $5000 from New Mexico Humanities Council to support the Museum’s series of education programs called “Da Vinci Dialogues”.
Fort Selden Historic Site | May 3, 2018
(Radium Springs, New Mexico) – Fort Selden Historic Site, in southern New Mexico, is getting ready for summer, setting aside a special day to honor fathers, and announcing a series of summer kids classes for children.
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | May 2, 2018
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the Bosque Redondo Memorial, a New Mexico Historic Site and an International Site of Conscience, announce that the third and last-remaining copy of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo has been found in Manchester, Massachusetts. The authenticity of the 150-year-old, 17-page, handwritten document was confirmed by the National Archives last month, its owner stated.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 30, 2018
The New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art are announcing the schedule of events for this fall’s two day-symposium commemorating the 100th Anniversary of artist Gustave Baumann’s arrival in New Mexico. The event entitled, “A Gathering for Gus” will be held Friday and Saturday, September 28 & 29, 2018 at the two museums located just off the Plaza in Santa Fe.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 27, 2018
Amateur photographers participating in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) annual NatureScapes Photo Competition need to submit their entries to the museum by August 31. “Clouds” is the topic for this year’s NatureScapes competition.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Apr 25, 2018
New Mexico’s Historic Sites have a lot to offer the weekend of Mother’s Day. Meet Amazing Women of the Wild West at Fort Selden Historic Site on Saturday. Take Mom to a Mother’s Day Tea at Fort Stanton Historic Site on Sunday. Enjoy a gourd dance at the Fort Sumner Historic Site.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 24, 2018
A new exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) explores different ways that biological research specimens have been used by scientists.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 20, 2018
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science’s next First Friday event jointly celebrates the launch of the next Mars landing mission and “Star Wars” day. (May the 4th be with you!) During May 4th’s First Friday, patrons will be able to learn about and imagine space exploration and defense. Those visitors who take advantage of discounted prices to see Da Vinci—The Genius that night can also study how Leonardo da Vinci envisioned the future of military operations over 500 years ago.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 19, 2018
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 18, 2018
Join us Thursday, April 26 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science to experience how groundwater is being monitored across the state and to hear how decision makers and collaborators are moving to protect New Mexico’s groundwater future. Keynote speakers will include Senator Mimi Stewart, Senator Howie Morales and Representative Gail Armstrong.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Apr 13, 2018
On Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will feature a panel comprising six of the seven children of Albert Velarde Jr. from the Jicarilla Apache Nation. They will offer a formal program about their college experiences from their Native perspectives, a question and answer session moderated by Veronica Tiller, Ph.D., daughter of Albert Velarde Jr., and plenty of time for queries from the audience. The panel has been organized to complement MIAC’s current exhibition, Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Apr 10, 2018
The richness of indigenous cultures, their unique languages, distinct arts and crafts, and cultural traditions handed down since pre-history, remain vibrantly evident in Santa Fe. New Mexico’s capitol city is a veritable mecca, and perhaps one of the best places in the world to explore the past, present, and future of indigenous arts and culture.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 9, 2018
A survey of work by the Albuquerque-based artist and teacher Patrick Nagatani (1945-2017) that highlights the artist’s creative process and use of visual storytelling across his career opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on May 26, 2018 and will be on display through September 9, 2018. A leading figure in the “directorial photography” style, Nagatani often constructed complex tableaus and detailed models for the camera to bring attention to truths that are often hidden in plain sight.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 8, 2018
(ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO) -- MacGillivray Freeman Film’s National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 3, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – It was 1968 when Trappist monk Thomas Merton visited the Benedictine monastery Christ in the Desert, near Abiquiu, New Mexico, shortly after it was founded. Merton’s writings and photographs of the experience brought the secluded monastery to the attention of a wider community of people seeking sanctuary and spiritual inspiration.
An exhibition of this work, Light in the Desert: Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert by Tony O’Brien opens at the Governor’s Gallery on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol Building, Friday, April 27.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 2, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) - Dress as a Renaissance character, learn crafts and dances from the period, and party the night away! Tickets are now on sale for the Reliving the Renaissance, a themed-costume adult dance party in conjunction with the Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS). All exhibits will be open including Da Vinci—The Genius.
For this special Renaissance evening, the NMMNHS has joined forces with the New Mexico Philharmonic, the Marshall Performing Arts Conservatory, and the Society for Creative Anachronism. Reliving the Renaissance happens Friday, April 20, from 6-11 p.m. at the Museum.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 1, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) has joined the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources in a statewide collaborative groundwater monitoring network. The Museum will host one of the many monitoring locations for the project and serve as an important educational outlet.
Water shortages have been commonplace in communities across New Mexico over the past several years and the state lacks sufficient groundwater level measurements for many regions. In an effort to protect the groundwater resource, this new community-oriented program aims to reach out specifically to farmers, ranchers and well owners, as well as municipalities to share data and information.
The Our Groundwater Future project will be launched Monday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the NMMNHS’s Kiwanis Learning Garden. The project goal is to work with well owners and operators in rural communities to inform and train them on groundwater measurements. The Learning Garden is located across 18th Street from the museum’s main entrance. A monitoring well for the project will be drilled April 10.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Mar 27, 2018
The New Mexico region of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) has created an enormous rack of seed packets illustrated by their fiber art.
Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 26, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Three Peruvian artists whose work is featured in the current exhibition Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru will spend an afternoon at the Museum of International Folk Art giving talks and meeting patrons on Sunday April 8 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
The featured speakers, Adelina Garcia, Wari Zarate, and Rosalia Tineo are three Quechua artist activists whose work is at the forefront of the fight for truth and reconciliation in the wake of the 20 year internal armed conflict that claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 Peruvians between 1980 and 2000. Using traditional folk arts of the region, they tell the stories of the disappeared.