New Mexico History Museum | Nov 6, 2008
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the state Transportation Department have created a partnership to mobilize the New Mexico History Museum more than six months before its scheduled public opening in May 2009.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Oct 27, 2008
The New Mexico Museum of Art has been selected to receive a gift of fifty works of art from New York collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, with the help of the National Gallery of Art, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The gifts are part of a national gifts program entitled The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States. It will distribute 2,500 works from the Vogels' collection of contemporary art throughout the nation, with fifty works going to a selected art institution in each of the fifty states. Artists whose work is being donated to the New Mexico Museum of Art include; Neil Jenny, Katherine Porter, Lucio Pozzi, and Richard Tuttle.
Museum of International Folk Art | Oct 22, 2008
Dancing Shadows, Epic Tales: Wayang Kulit of Indonesia will introduce the distinct form of wayang kulit found in Central Java. Various aspects of this performance art will be explored, including gamelan, artistic techniques involved in making shadow puppets, the cast of characters, and regional variations of wayang.
New Mexico History Museum | Sep 17, 2008
If you think history is boring, the New Mexico History Museum, opening in historic downtown Santa Fe on Memorial Day Weekend 2009, will have you shelving that notion right alongside the dust-covered history textbooks banished to the attic. On Sunday, May 24, 2009, the 96,000-square-foot, world-class cultural institution will open its doors to the public to unveil a state-of-the-art, immersive interactive exhibition set to cast new light on how history can be learned, and redefine the modern history museum. The multi-media environment will bring to life the complex, colorful and legendary stories of the 47th state in the Union, stories that began long before the Pilgrims set sail on the Mayflower for American shores.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Sep 15, 2008
Native American Picture Books of Change—is an exhibition of original works by Hopi, Navajo, Apache, and Pueblo artists who illustrated children's books in the 1920's through today. Based on the book of the same title by Rebecca Benes, the exhibition focuses on illustrations in Native American children’s books of the last century. Emerging Indian artists illustrated the stories for Indian students based on Native oral traditions and narratives about everyday Indian life.
New Mexico History Museum | Sep 12, 2008
The Palace of the Governors announces the ever-popular holiday events Christmas at the Palace, Friday, December 12, and Las Posadas, Sunday, December 14. Enjoy Santa Fe holiday magic in activities at the Palace of the Governors and on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. Christmas at the Palace and Las Posadas promise old-fashioned charm and treasures, and are wonderful holiday experiences for the entire family.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 28, 2008
The reinstallation of the New Mexico Museum of Art collection in 2007 offered an opportunity to display the history of New Mexico art in a contemporary way. How the West Is One created a single chronology composed of Native American, Hispanic, and European American art. However, because this is a long term exhibition, the display could not include works on paper.
Paper Trail: How the West Is One, Too displays photographs, drawings, and prints to expand the original presentation. The exhibition opens on September 19, 2008 and runs through February 8, 2009.
Museum of International Folk Art | Aug 25, 2008
Writing with Thread: Traditional Textiles of Southwest Chinese Minorities, features a rare collection of entire ensembles of women's, men's and children's ceremonial dress, baby carriers, quilt covers, festive and religious vestments, silver jewelry, embroidered silk valences, and wax-resist dyed curtains, plus a loom, weaving tools, and embroidery cases. More than 500 objects in Writing with Thread: Traditional Textiles of Southwest Chinese Minorities, represent 15 ethnic groups and nearly 100 subgroups in China.
Museum of New Mexico | Aug 8, 2008
More than 1,200 new donors—giving at various levels—have brought the New Mexico History Museum closer to its $6.5 million goal to build exhibitions at the new downtown museum, according to a report at the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s Aug. 7 Annual Meeting.
New Mexicans from throughout New Mexico joined the History Museum campaign this spring to raise another $425,000 to help meet the terms of a $750,000 challenge grant from The Kresge Foundation. Thanks to their donations, only $323,000 remains to be raised to reach the Kresge challenge and complete the History Museum campaign.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jul 22, 2008
After a lengthy and extensive restoration process, the marionettes carved by Gustave Baumann in the 1930s will be on view beginning January 30, 2009 through May 10, 2009 at the New Mexico Museum of Art in the exhibition Pulling Strings: The Marionettes and Art of Gustave Baumann.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 15, 2008
Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción contains bultos, retablos, and crucifijos, dating from the late 1700s to 1900. They demonstrate how European stylistic traditions and iconography were combined with new palettes, different styles, and distinctive regional decorative designs that transformed New Mexican santo making into a unique hybrid. Highlighting the exhibit will be esoteric pieces such as the Crucifixion in a Large Nicho by the Laguna Santero and La Santísima Trinidad, a wood retablo with an applied paper painting of the Holy Trinity. Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción exhibition opened at the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum on July 20, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. and will be a long-term exhibition.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 10, 2008
Evita . . . Out of Africa . . . Dangerous Liaisons . . . Emma . . . Titanic . . . Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Characters we cannot forget will step out of these memorable films in an exhibition of fashion in film that will open at the New Mexico Museum of Art on October 17, 2008 under the auspices of the Trust for Museum Exhibitions and the London costumier, Cosprop Ltd.
El Palacio Magazine | Mar 27, 2008
Counter Culture Movement in New Mexico Documented in Recent Issue of El Palacio Santa Fe, NM (WebPR, March 27, 2008)—The Counter Culture of the 1960s in New Mexico is documented in the pages of the most recent edition of the quarterly publication ...
New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 6, 2007
Flower Power: A Subversive Botanical will examine anti-war sentiments, anti-establishment demands, class realignments, gender divisions, and utopian desires associated with the single petal, daisy flower that was an icon of the 1960s.