New Mexico History Museum | Oct 8, 2015
Grab the kids, don a costume, and head to the Santa Fe Plaza for a progressive Halloween party on Friday, October 30, at the Museum of Art and New Mexico History Museum. We’ll have music, treasure hunts, ghost stories, tarot cards and more. And it’s all free, from 5–8 pm, with full access to all of our exhibitions.
New Mexico History Museum | Oct 6, 2015
Weekly training classes for new volunteer tour guides at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors begin Tuesday, November 3, from 9–11 am. Upon completion in late April, students will have deepened their knowledge of our state’s history and be comfortably prepared to lead groups on tours according to their individual schedules.
Staff members and guest speakers lead the classes, which cover more than 500 years of New Mexico history. The training is free; classes will break for the holidays. To learn more and to register, contact René Harris at (505) 476-5087, email@example.com.
New Mexico History Museum | Oct 1, 2015
Sam Scarpino, a Santa Fe Institute resident, talks on the theme of “shock” at a free CreativeMornings event on Wednesday, October 14, 9–10 am. Besides Scarpino’s brief TED-like talk, you can do a little creative networking and enjoy pastries and coffee from the Santa Fe Baking Co. Support provided by the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation.
New Mexico History Museum | Oct 1, 2015
Space, the final frontier (for our collections). Creating an opera for people with memory illnesses. Making paper out of yucca fibers. It’s all in the latest edition of the New Mexico History Museum’s newsletter. To download a PDF of it, click on the red headline, then scroll down to the PDF command.
El Camino Real Historic Trail Site | Sep 10, 2015
El Camino Real Historic Trail Site hosts Native New Mexico, Saturday, September 19, 2015. The event is free and runs from 10am to 4pm.
Native New Mexico celebrates New Mexico’s native peoples through a daylong celebration of art, demonstrations, and music and dance performances. Among those participating will be the Red Turtle Dancers from Pojoaque Pueblo, Marlon Magdalena (Jemez) performing traditional flute music, Christopher and Darnell Lewis with Zorina Laweka demonstrating weaving, and from Taos and Santa Clara Pueblos will be Andrew and Judith Harvier demonstrating willow basketry, pottery and jewelry. Also performing will be members of the Piro-Manso-Tiwa tribe.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 27, 2015
Sept 11, 2015 – Jan 17, 2016
This exhibition looks back at historic works by significant women artists from the Museum of Art collection while looking forward at new projects by contemporary women artists. The historic works from the collection include Eleanor Antin’s 100 Boot postcards, a 1967 drawing by Eva Hesse, Beatrice Wood drawings from the 1920s, a selection of photographs from Ana Mendieta’s Silueta Series and selections from Juane Quick-to See-Smith’s Paper Dolls for a Post-Colonial World. Mid-career contemporary artists will be included with new and larger scale artworks. Arizona based artists Angela Ellsworth revisits her Mormon upbringing, community, and spirituality with her sculptural objects and installation. New Mexico artist Ligia Bouton riffs off the writings for George Orwell for her installation Understudy for Animal Farm. Southern California based Micol Hebron’s collaborative Gallery Tally poster project addresses gender representation in the art world.
New Mexico History Museum | Aug 17, 2015
Take in the annual Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture. Attend a free Teacher Resource Fair. Learn more about the Civil War in the West. These and other great events are happening in September at the New Mexico History Museum.
New Mexico History Museum | Aug 13, 2015
On Wednesday, September 2, at 6 pm, Dr. Linda A. Curcio-Nagy, associate professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of Nevada, exploresearly rituals and ceremonies in "Performance, Politics, and Piety: Pageantry and Identity in Colonial Mexico City." The lecture is free for Palace Guard members; $5 others, at the door. (To join the Palace Guard, call the Museum of New Mexico Foundation at 982-6366, ext. 100.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 10, 2015
October 2, 2015 – February 21, 2016
An American Modernism opens Friday, October 2, 2015, from 5:30-7:30pm and runs through February 21, 2016. An American Modernism joins the exhibition O’Keeffe in Process, both at the New Mexico Museum of Art, in the “Fall of Modernism” cultural collaboration with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Drawn primarily from the museum’s rich collection of Modernist art, An American Modernism explores the quest by early twentieth-century artists to find a distinctive American voice and to define art for the modern age.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 4, 2015
Treasured New Mexico Artist’s range of works on view
Few artists are as closely identified with Santa Fe as is Gustave Baumann; his art delighting viewers for almost a century. The New Mexico Museum of Art, the world’s largest repository of Gustave Baumann material, will show some of these works on paper, paintings, and prints, as well as some of his beloved marionettes in Gustave Baumann and New Mexico. The exhibition opens on Friday, August 14, 2015 and runs through December 27, 2015.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 4, 2015
That Multitudes May Share: Building the Museum of Art opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Friday, August 14, 2015. “This building that we have erected expresses something of our gratitude for, and appreciation of, these artists ...
New Mexico History Museum | Jul 29, 2015
A Palace renovation and potentially doomed trees. A great new photo exhibit and terrific interns. Enticing books on the craft of books and a glimpse of the Alvarado’s greatness. It’s all in the latest edition of the New Mexico History Museum’s newsletter. Click here to download a PDF of it.
New Mexico History Museum | Jul 23, 2015
The New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors hosts a month’s worth of vibrant events. Bring the family, bring your friends. Or just come by yourself. Besides great exhibits, you’ll find these special events ranging from a Civil War symposium to CreativeMornings event, music-based lectures, the Native Cinema Showcase and more.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jul 20, 2015
New Mexico’s Historic Sites tell the story of our state. The exhibit displays eight unique stories from areas where the past becomes real; must-see stops for visitors to learn about New Mexico’s diverse, rich, and vibrant history. New Mexico Historic Sites offers guests a deeper understanding of groups and individuals who shaped our state and culture into what it is today. On display at the Governor’s Gallery, located on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol, is History Where It Happened – New Mexico Historic Sites.
Lincoln Historic Site | Jul 20, 2015
It’s here, the official (and final) Old Lincoln Days Schedule of Events, Fri, Aug 7 through Sun, Aug 9.
Lincoln Historic Site | Jul 10, 2015
Old Lincoln Days begins Friday, August 7 and runs through Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 9am to 5pm both days; and on Sunday, August 9 from 9am to 3pm. Admission is $5 per adult to access the Historic Site. Children, veterans, and active military and their families are free. New Mexico residents are free on Sundays.
New Mexico History Museum | Jul 9, 2015
Workers are getting ready to apply new stucco, repair roofs, improve heating and cooling, change the landscaping and more at the Palace of the Governors, a 400-year-old National Treasure in the heart of historic Santa Fe. Begun in 1609–1610 as the seat of Spain’s North American colony, the Pueblo Revival building became the flagship of the state’s museum system in 1909. In recent years, it has drawn preservationists’ fears, most critically because of its 1970s cement stucco on the interior courtyard’s wall.
Now, thanks to a $400,000 infusion from the Department of Cultural Affairs and another $680,000 from the state Legislature’s recent session, that water-trapping stucco will be stripped off and replaced with a breathable lime plaster. Stucco around the rest of the building will be patched up, workers will install new roofs above the Palace gift shop and Meem Community Room, and the Palace’s capricious heating-and-cooling system will be tied into the New Mexico History Museum’s more reliable one.
Fort Stanton Historic Site | Jul 8, 2015
Fort Stanton; Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 9am to 8pm. Costumed re-enactors from the Civil War and Indian Wars era will be at the Fort for demonstrations, presentations, concerts and a military ball which will have visitors dancing into the night. Additionally, the event brings authors, historians, photographers, artists, and a variety of historical vendors to site to share their crafts and other handiwork. Local food vendors are on hand to provide food throughout the day. Activities include historic reenactments; cavalry, infantry, artillery demonstrations; Buffalo Soldiers; Mescalero Apaches; Victorian ladies tea; authors, speakers, tours; period Military Ball Saturday evening; church service on Sunday; old time games for kids; concessions and live entertainment. Admission $5 for adults, children under 16 free. Call 575-354-0341.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jul 6, 2015
The New Mexico Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition O’Keeffe in Process is its contribution to the “Fall of Modernism” cultural collaboration with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.
The exhibition opens Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5-7pm and runs through January 17, 2016.
Jemez Historic Site | Jul 1, 2015
On Sunday, August 9, the quaint and sleepy village of Jemez Springs—popularly known for its hot springs, hiking, and art galleries, comes alive with the 12th annual Pueblo Independence Day Celebration starting with a 7am pilgrimage run from Jemez Pueblo Plaza to Jemez Historic Site. Visitors to this free annual free event will also enjoy traditional Native dances, dine on authentic Native food, and shop Native arts and crafts.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 23, 2015
From the making of a classic Western to stories of remarkable women, Harvey Houses, Southwestern cuisine and the Llano Estacado, the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library’s Brainpower & Brownbags Lunch Lectures offer a wealth of learning. Organized by Librarian Tomas Jaehn, the monthly lectures are free and open to the public (and, yes, you can bring a lunch). Each lecture begins at noon in the Meem Community Room; enter through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors. Seating is limited.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 23, 2015
Start growing your collection of Native art at the Young Native Artists Show & Sale, July 4 and 5, in the Palace Courtyard from 9 am to 4 pm. Children and grandchildren of artists belonging to the Native American Artisans Program will show off their latest works of art, learn a few tricks of the customer-service trade, and potentially launch their careers. See the hand-crafted artwork, purchase refreshments, and strike up a conversation or two with artists who are growing and continuing to learn their craft. Admission is free through the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate on Lincoln Avenue, south of the New Mexico History Museum’s main entrance.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 10, 2015
Award-winning author and conservationist William deBuys speaks on and signs copies of his latest book and joins us for a reception honoring the museum’s acquisition of his papers. The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library hosts this free event on Friday, June 19, 5:30–7:30 pm, in the museum auditorium, with light refreshments in the lobby.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 4, 2015
At 2 pm on Saturday, June 20, see archival films from the Old Santa Fe Association’s new collection, including gems filmed by Ernest Knee, culled from residents’ garages and closets and boasting little-known cinematic glimpses of life in northern New Mexico. The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives is partnering with OSFA to preserve the films, prime artifacts in a city long devoted to protecting its historic authenticity. A free event.
Summer of Color | Jun 3, 2015
As the “Summer of Color” kicks into high gear, the City Different’s Downtown museums are offering special exhibitions and programs, featuring a range of colors from a sunset’s multi-hued grandeur to the adobe mud that coats most of our buildings. Participating institutions are the New Mexico Museum of Art; New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors; Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 2, 2015
One of the staples of desert life is the presence—or scarcity—of water. Its importance can be seen across eastern New Mexico, where the Pecos River strives to quench a fragile, 926-mile riparian environment. Along the Pecos, a collage of photographs and sounds, opens June 19 on the second floor of the New Mexico History Museum. Developed by photographer Jennifer Schlesinger and the late composer Steven M. Miller, the materials were recently donated to the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, whose Photo Legacy Project collects the work of contemporary photographers.
Coronado Historic Site | May 14, 2015
Celebrating 75 years: May 29, 1940 to May 30, 2015 On Saturday, May 30 from 1 to 5pm, Coronado Historic Site celebrates its 75 th anniversary, but the site’s importance originates two millennia ago when people were living and farming in th ...