New Mexico State Library | Apr 4, 2019
Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico State Library has announced the state level champions of the 2019 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.
Galen Yane, a fifth grade student at Cien Aguas International School in Albuquerque, is the Level 1 champion. Galen wrote his letter to Gordon Korman about his book, Schooled.
Rowaina Alaini, an eighth grade student at Desert Ridge Middle School in Albuquerque, is the Level 2 champion. Her letter is addressed to Enchanted Air author, Margarita Engle.
Emily Freeman, a tenth grade student at East Mountain High School in Sandia Park, is the Level 3 champion. Emily wrote her letter to Ned Vizzini about his book, It’s Kind of a Funny Story.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Apr 2, 2019
Join the Museum of Indians Arts and Culture (MIAC) for an outdoors Earth Day celebration from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a lecture, book signing and reception from 2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 1, 2019
Want a great way to rejuvenate after a long work week? Unwind, relax, hit the dance floor, and learn about what dancing does to your brain at the This is your Brain on Dance happening Friday, April 19th at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science from 6-10:30 p.m.
New Mexico History Museum | Mar 29, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Shoulder to shoulder, women from different backgrounds performing nontraditional jobs are the featured topic of the New Mexico History Museum’s new exhibition We the Rosies: Women at Work. The exhibition opened March 1 and runs for a year through Feb. 29, 2020.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Mar 27, 2019
The New Mexico Museum of Art presents Social & Sublime: Land, Place, and Art, an artists’ response to the relationship between the American people and nature, on view from April 13 to August 25, 2019. The exhibition explores artistic trends through the museum’s in-house collection, challenging the idea that people are somehow detached from their environment.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Mar 27, 2019
Dr. Zohrab Samani and Dr. Hatim Geli each will give presentations in the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Theater at 7 p.m. on April 11 about how satellites are being used to gather information to aid water management in New Mexico.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Mar 25, 2019
The New Mexico Museum of Art presents the opening of The Great Unknown: Artists at Glen Canyon and Lake Powell, on March 30, running through September 15, 2019. The exhibition looks the many aspects of Glen Canyon and its history through the eyes of artists, offering a visual narrative in more than eighty works in a variety of mediums. The result is a rich tapestry of human responses to the natural world that engages with a broad range of artistic and social issues. A free, public opening reception will be held at the museum on April 5, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., which coincides with the museum’s first, free Sunday on April 7, 2019.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Mar 22, 2019
More than twenty years after their first joint exhibition at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), Diego and Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo) show their latest work as the 2019 Living Treasures, opening April 7, 2019. The exhibition, The Brothers Chongo: A Tragic Comedy in Two Parts, features Mateo Romero’s lithographs and paintings, as well as Diego Romero’s pottery and lithographs. Pairing Pueblo imagery with cutting-edge messages, the exhibition will be on view until October 2019. The public opening includes a reception, to be held at 1:00 p.m. with family-friendly activities until 4:00 p.m., and an artist discussion at 3:00 p.m.
Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 21, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Opening December 8, 2019, and remaining on view through January 10, 2021, the Museum of International Folk Art presents, Yokai: Ghosts and Demons of Japan. Yokai are supernatural beings (like ghosts, demons, ogres, shapeshifters and monsters) and strange, unexplainable phenomena. Yokai gained popularity beyond religious contexts, beginning perhaps as early as the Muromachi period (1392-1573). These ghost and demon images have surfaced throughout Japanese history, and have even influenced modern entertainment and popular culture. The Museum of International Folk Art will be one of the first museums to present a large-scale yokai-centered exhibition in the United States.
Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 20, 2019
March 20, 2019 (Santa Fe, NM)—The Mid-Century Santa Fe collaboration presents the 2019 Student Art and Design Competition, taking place from March 20 to April 26, 2019. The winning works will be on view from August 1 to August 20, 2019. The collaboration celebrates the works of Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), Alexander Girard, and Georgia O’Keeffe for their influence and contributions to New Mexico’s textile, fashion, and visual art landscape. Mid-Century Santa Fe proudly announces these three themes as competitive categories for the student competition, to run in tandem with the collaboration and IAIA’s Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Mar 19, 2019
The Historical Society of New Mexico is presenting its top publication award to New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum Director Mark Santiago for his book, “A Bad Peace and a Good War: Spain and the Mescalero Apache Uprising of 1795-99.”
The Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá Award is presented annually to the author of an outstanding publication in New Mexico or Southwest borderlands history. Santiago will be formally presented the award at the HSNM’s annual awards banquet at the 2019 New Mexico History Conference in Albuquerque at the Embassy Suites Hotel on March 30. A book-signing will follow.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Mar 19, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- Summer is just around the corner. Do you have a plan to keep your children busy and engaged this summer? When the kids are off school keep the learning going by signing them up for one of the day-long Young Explorers Winter Camps at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. The camps start June 16 and run through August 9, 2019. All camps are for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Mar 18, 2019
New Mexico Historic Sites have a host of entertaining, educational and engaging activities planned this spring. Below is a list of events at or associated with the six New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Historic Sites:
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Mar 15, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico ) -- This spring the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) , Central New Mexico Community College and the New Mexico State Parks Department are undertaking a project to document, map, and model one of the largest dinosaur tracksites in the United States. Hundreds of tracks, from at least four different species of dinosaurs, are exposed at the Clayton Lake State Park in northeastern New Mexico. The Clayton Lake Dinosaur Tracksite Project will involve students, staff and scientists from CNM, NMMNHS, and NM State Parks in photographing, scanning, mapping, and modeling hundreds of exposed dinosaur tracks.
The students and scientists participating are from Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) Schools of Applied Technologies and Math, Science and Engineering; CNM’s Executive Council of Students; the CNM Foundation; the CNM Student Activities Office; NMMNHS, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Mexico State Parks Department.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Mar 14, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Once again today, due to inclement weather, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is closing the four Santa Fe Museum today, Thursday March 14, for the health and safety of our visitors and staff.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 13, 2019
The Museum of International Folk Art is pleased to announce that Museum Executive Director Khristaan Villela, Ph.D., and co-editors of The Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple: Freemasonry, Architecture, And Theatre, have won the Ralph Emerson Twitchell Award. The book was published by the Museum of New Mexico Press on June 24, 2018, and will receive the award on March 30, 2019.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Mar 13, 2019
Due to inclement weather, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is closing the four Santa Fe Museum today, Wednesday March 13, for the health and safety of our visitors and staff.
Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 12, 2019
March 12, 2019 (Santa Fe, NM)— This summer, the Mid-Century Santa Fe collaboration, supported by the Santa Fe Arts Commission, honors the city’s modern art and design icons Alexander Girard, Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), and Georgia O’Keeffe. The partnership between the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA), The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum explores the artists’ lives and influence through exhibitions and community engagement. The collaboration will focus on their contributions to New Mexico’s textile, fashion, and visual art landscape.
Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 11, 2019
The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) is honored to host a talk on March 24, 2019, with artists Israel Haros Lopez, John Paul Granillo, and Juan Lira, of Alas de Agua Art Collective. The museum commissioned a mural from the Collective which hangs outside the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience. The talk, taking place from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, revolves around the mural itself and the mission of the Alas de Agua Art Collective.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Mar 11, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- As part of the programming associated with the traveling exhibition Brain: The Inside Story and the exhibition from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs: Costs and Consequences the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is hosting a series of workshops for adults and families. Associated programming also includes the Curator’s Coffees, and Lecture series.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Mar 8, 2019
(Santa Fe, NM)—The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) will feature premier Native artists at the Native Treasures Art Market, during Memorial Day Weekend. Artistic mediums include jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography, and ceramics at the Santa Fe Convention Center. The market begins at 10:00 am both days with an early-bird option on Saturday, providing attendees the opportunity to pursue exclusive works by artists who have garnered national acclaim for their craft.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Mar 7, 2019
Experience Santa Fe captures the essence of our most and complex and rich cultural traditions. An arts and culture collaborative, Experience Santa Fe is comprised of seven partnering organizations, including the International Folk Art Market, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, the Santa Fe Indian Market, and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.Four markets emerge from the partnering organizations, Native Treasures Art Market, the International Folk Art Market, Traditional Spanish Market, and Indian Market, taking place from the last weekend of May to mid-August, 2019.
Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 6, 2019
(Santa Fe, NM)— Museum of International Folk Art’s exhibition Multiple Visions is in the beginning phases of restorative process, providing staff and museum patrons a deeper look at the details Alexander Girard orchestrated more than twenty-five years ago. The extensive cleaning allows audiences to see the details of Girard’s beloved exhibition that have been hidden for decades.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Mar 1, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is honored to celebrate Women’s History Month by hosting a series of prominent indigenous speakers and artists in March and April. For five consecutive weekends, beginning March 10, 2019, the museum highlights political leaders, activists, and artists for their work and commitment to Native peoples across the country.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 21, 2019
(Santa Fe, NM)— The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) announces its newest series of Pueblo Pottery Demonstrations beginning March 13, continuing April 10 and concluding May 8, 2019. Each demonstration will run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the museum employing modern styles cultivated from traditional practices. MIAC brings artists from San Ildefonso Pueblo, Zia Pueblo, and Santa Clara Pueblo to share how their cultures influence their techniques and artistry.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 15, 2019
(Santa Fe, NM)—The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), in collaboration with the Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF), presents the 15th annual Native Treasures Program, beginning April 7, 2019, concluding in the Spring of 2020. The collaboration will host a series of events in April and May. In addition to the Living Treasures exhibition and the Memorial Day Weekend Art Market, MIAC and MNMF will introduce the 2019 Living Treasures Artist Celebration. The celebration honors Mateo and Diego Romero as the 2019 Living Treasures artist award recipients for their contributions to indigenous arts and culture.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Feb 13, 2019
(Santa Fe, NM)— The Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce Culture Day, taking place on March 4, 2019 at the Roundhouse. From 8:00am to 2:30pm, a collection of New Mexico’s cultural organizations and museums will exhibit aspects of the state’s diverse landscape.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 12, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) will be hosting an opening reception with a panel discussion on Feb. 23, 2019, for its latest exhibit, Beyond Standing Rock. As the exhibition takes a look at art as advocacy, the museum proudly gathers individuals present at the NoDAPL protests. The reception itself will take place from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, serving appetizers and beverages. The discussion panel will take place at 2:00pm, featuring nationally celebrated artist-activists.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Feb 12, 2019
The popular festival is the museum’s annual tribute to the state’s ranching heritage and brings together skilled riders, talented musicians, outstanding cooks, great performers and offers lots of activities. The event is March 2-3.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Feb 11, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- New Mexico is a state where many homes are adorned with Santos, retablos, depictions of patron saints, and other cultural icons based in Christianity, often crafted by local artisans. Recently, a diverse group of New Mexico Museum of Natural History employees and citizens serving as an advisory committee to Drugs: Costs and Consequences, the new show now open at the Museum received an education about a specific patron saint with a dark side.