New Mexico History Museum | Apr 28, 2009
The Fiestas de Santa Fe have been celebrated every autumn for 297 years to commemorate the Spanish reconquest of the City of Holy Faith in 1692. The stories behind the founding of Santa Fe, the Pueblo Revolt, and the Spanish reoccupation are just a shadow of the vibrant cultural history you’ll discover at the New Mexico History Museum, www.nmhistorymuseum.org, scheduled to open May 24, 2009.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 24, 2009
A 20-foot metal sculpture crawls along an exterior wall, mimicking the life-giving Rio Grande. Inside, a magical mix of sculpted resin and strategic spotlights turns apparently mundane objects into an amazing array of shadows.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 22, 2009
Life’s passages carry layers of meaning and memory – the foods we eat, the songs we sing, the clothes we wear. The ways in which our predecessors chose to clothe themselves – for a baptism, a prom, a war, or an opera opening – have been collected by the New Mexico History Museum for 100 years. As part of the Museum’s grand opening May 24, many of those outfits are, shall we say, coming out of the closet.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 16, 2009
What does ultra-chic Tiffany’s have in common with New Mexico? More than you’d expect. From late-1800s Tiffany-blue turquoise to a spectacular early 20th- century silver service, Tiffany’s ties to New Mexico are among the surprises awaiting visitors to the New Mexico History Museum, opening May 24.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 7, 2009
After more than 20 years of preparing for the New Mexico History Museum, we hope you can understand our excitement. Recently, we jumped the gun on letting at least some of you know about the stories we’ll be telling upon our grand opening May 24. We’re still opening, but want to make sure everyone gets the word.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 24, 2009
A bane to Downtown drivers, shoppers and merchants but a boon to New Mexico History Museum construction workers, the fence that ate part of Lincoln Avenue west of the new building will come down this weekend, barring snow, ice or a highly unlikely hurricane.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 20, 2009
Santa Fe—Paintings, drawings and photographs presenting multiple views of neighborhood life by New Mexico artists will be on display in Santa Fe at the Governor’s Gallery in the New Mexico State Capitol. Canvassing the Neighborhood—on view from April 3 to June 14, 2009— highlights works by Teal McKibben, Tim Prythero, Carlotta Boettcher, and Alex Harris with works that range from the surreal to the abstract.
The exhibition opens on Friday, April 3, 2009, with a reception between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m., hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico. Gallery hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, admission is free.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 20, 2009
100 Years of the Museum of New Mexico will include select objects from the four museums’ diverse collections complimented by a selection of historic photographs and a brief timeline reflecting significant milestones in the Museum of New Mexico’s history.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 16, 2009
Works by Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast, Augustus Vincent Tack, and John Henry Twachtman, are among other American Masters who compose some of this exhibition’s highlights.
The artists represented in this exhibition were among the first generation of American painters to absorb the technique, brighter palette, and subject matter of impressionism from their French counterparts.
Museum of New Mexico | Jan 12, 2009
The four state museums in Santa Fe will celebrate the Museum of New Mexico’s 100th with the special exhibitions. For more detail and images on each exhibition, please visit our Media Center at http://media.newmexicoculture.org/
Office of Archaeological Studies | Dec 30, 2008
The Friends of Archaeology are sponsoring a series of five lectures on Fridays, January 9 through February 6, 2009 at 5: 30 p.m. as their contribution to the Museum of New Mexico’s 100th. They will take place at the New Mexico Film Museum Theater, 418 Montezuma Street, Santa Fe (the old Jean Cocteau Cinema).
Museum of International Folk Art | Dec 11, 2008
Nuevo México: El Corazón de la Cultura, or New Mexico: The Heart of Culture, at the Museum of International Folk Art, showcases the best of Hispano/Latino arts of New Mexico from the early colonial period until the present.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 11, 2008
The New Mexico Museum of Art presents Alternative Spaces, February 20, 2009 through May 3, 2009, a challenging exhibition that runs counter to the conventional display of artwork in a museum setting. The eight artists in Alternative Spaces will take over various locations in the museum and instill them with their own meaning.
New Mexico History Museum | Dec 4, 2008
In conjunction with the exhibition, Through the Lens: Crating Santa Fe, now on view in the west wing of the Palace of the Governors on the Plaza in Santa Fe though October 25, 2009, the Photo Archives at the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum, presents a year-long lecture series. Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe is part of the city-wide celebration of Santa Fe’s 400th anniversary as well as the centennial of the Museum of New Mexico. Invited speakers will focus on various aspects of the visual history of Santa Fe.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Nov 26, 2008
Joe Sando, Pueblo historian, will lecture and sign his latest book Pueblo Recollections, the Life of Paa-Péh at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7. Admission is free to New Mexico residents.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 18, 2008
Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on April 24, 2009 and runs through September 6, 2009. The Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico will host an opening reception on the Free Friday Evening, April 24, 2009 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m.
New Mexico History Museum | Nov 10, 2008
150/100! The Historical Society and the Museum of New Mexico symposium commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Historical Society of New Mexico and the 100th of the Museum of New Mexico. The day will feature scholars and historians discussing the intertwined origins and histories of these two institutions.
150/100! The Historical Society and the Museum of New Mexico will be held at the St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe on Thursday, April 30, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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.