• New Mexico History Museum | Sep 27, 2016

    Orale! Lowrider Poetry Slam Celebrates Lowrider Culture and Traditions on October 16, 2016

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico, lowriter, poet and University of New Mexico professor Levi Romero invites poets Jessica Helen Lopez and Damien Flores to share the stage in a reading and presentation that celebrates New Mexico cultura, traditions, and down-and-low groovy lowcura on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 2pm at the New Mexico History Museum, free to the public. Take a little trip, take a little trip... on a Sunday afternoon poetry cruise that will make you feel as if you’re riding in a lowered, chain steering-wheeled bomba slithering through the blue dotted night along Riverside Drive, Española.      

  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Sep 25, 2016

    Los Luceros Celebrates With Fall Apple Harvest Festival on September 25th

    The New Mexico Historic Sites is sponsoring the Los Luceros Fall Apple Festival on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 12pm to 4pm. New Mexicans are encouraged to bring the whole family for a fun afternoon in Alcalde. The Fall Apple Festival will include an educational presentation on heritage apples, demonstrations of apple cooking ideas with take-home recipes, a cider pressing demonstration, live music, and tours of the historic ranch buildings. There will also be an exhibition space for area agricultural groups offering resources including the FFA, 4HA and extension office. The festival will be held at the the Los Luceros historic property located off State Route 68 in Alcalde, New Mexico. 

  • Museum Hill Partners | Sep 25, 2016

    Museum Hill Free-for-All Community Day Celebration

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2016, (Santa Fe, NM) The Museum Hill Partners of Santa Fe are pleased to announce their third annual Museum Hill Community Day on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 9am to 5pm. Admission to the Museum Hill Museums and related activities are free all day. 

    Comprising the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Indian Art and Culture, and the National Park Service, the Museum Hill Partners work together to draw tourists and residents to the vistas and wonders of Museum Hill, where one-third of Santa Fe’s museums call home

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 21, 2016

    Small Wonders Celebrates Small Photographs

    The New Mexico Museum of Art is making a big deal about little pictures! Opening with a free public reception on Friday evening, October 7, Small Wonders is a surprising selection of small contemporary photographic work that invites visitors to revel in the pleasures of the miniscule.

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Aug 23, 2016

    The Food Sovereignty Project: Reclaiming Native Health and Wellness Traditions

    In partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is presenting the two-day event, The Food Sovereignty Project, followed by a Community wide celebration on Museum Hill, focusing on how New Mexico tribes are reincorporating traditional foods into their diets to foster greater health and wellness in their communities. The Food Sovereignty symposium brings together a diverse range of indigenous farmers, herders, and hunters, who have been able to successfully sustain and revitalize food production practices that are vital to traditional life. Also included are tribal program directors and educators who have initiated successful community-based traditional food programs. Food sovereignty efforts are part of a larger national movement of indigenous peoples to create sustainable forms of food production that are Native American driven.     

  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 22, 2016

    Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition and New World Identities Symposium

    The New Mexico History Museum will bring together historians, anthropologists, art historians, musicians and genealogists for a free symposium to explore the history of Sephardic Jews, conversos, and crypto-Jews’ 600-year process of identity transformation. Coinciding with the ongoing exhibition Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities at the New Mexico History Museum, this Symposium delves deeper into Spanish Judaism from the Golden Age of Spain to Mexico and New Mexico. The symposium will be held at the New Mexico History Museum on September 9th from 8:30am to 4pm and September 10th from 9am to 4pm.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 15, 2016

    Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Our National Parks

    This year marks the Centennial for the National Park System in the United States. From Carlsbad Caverns to Chaco Canyon, National Parks pepper the terrain of New Mexico and the southwest. Each helps shape our regional history through the land. In celebration of one hundred years of our national parks, the New Mexico History Museum has scheduled a lecture by Dr. Dwight T. Pitcaithley, the former Chief Historican for the National Parks Service, on Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm in the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium at 113 Lincoln Avenue.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 10, 2016

    A Weekend Celebration of The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy in the Land of Enchantment on October 28-30, 2016

    “Fredheads” and Harvey Girls unite! In celebration of the New Mexico History Museum’s long-term exhibition Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, the Museum has a whole weekend of events celebrating Fred Harvey history with it’s fifth annual Fred Harvey Weekend on October 28-30, 2016. The exhibition focuses on the rise of the Fred Harvey Company as a family business and events that transpired specifically in the Land of Enchantment. Some of the exciting events planned at the New Mexico History Museum for the weekend include lectures and discussions on collecting and collections, a Fred Harvey cooking class, a collectors’ trade show, a model train show-and-tell, and a Fred Harvey inspired family brunch.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Aug 1, 2016

    Tibetan Monks to Construct a Mandala Sand Painting and Perform Special Ceremonies in Santa Fe, August 10-14, 2016

    Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a Mandala Sand Painting Wednesday, August 10 to Sunday, August 14 at the Museum of International Folk Art during the museum’s open hours (10:00am – 5:00pm).

    From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks to form the image of a mandala. To date the monks have created mandala sand paintings in more than 100 museums, art centers, and colleges and universities in the United States and Europe.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jul 25, 2016

    Behind the Locked Doors of General Motors Design with Dennis Little Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico

    Join Dennis Little, retired Cadillac Design Studio’s chief designer as he takes you behind locked doors of the General Motors Design Studios. The talk will be held at the New Mexico History Museum auditorium at 2pm on Sunday, August 28, 2016 and is free with museum admission. This promises to be a visual treat for anyone interested in seeing and hearing how designers bring to life their vision of the future of transportation. GM design traces its roots back to Hollywood native Harley Earl and California’s rich, diverse and eclectic culture, which has inspired some of our greatest designs over the past century. General Motors Design Centers are in eight countries around the world.  More than 1,500 men and women are responsible for the design development of every GM concept globally.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jul 15, 2016

    The New Mexico History Museum Hosts a Screening of New ARTBOUND Documentary Exploring the Life and Legacy of Charles Lummis

    SANTA FE, NM and BURBANK, CA – July 8, 2016 -The New Mexico History Museum has partnered with Link TV for a special screening of the Emmy® award-winning arts and culture series ARTBOUND  which showcases the new documentary film “Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West.” The event is free to the public and explores Charles Fletcher Lummis – one of the Southwest’s key and most controversial figures, July 29, at 6 p.m at the New Mexico History Museum. Lummis had a profound impact on the Santa Fe region, having lived on the Isleta Pueblo where he was a strong advocate for American Indian rights. 

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Jul 10, 2016

    A Passionate, Fiery, In-Depth Examination Of Flamenco In Three Acts Combining A Dance Performance, Dinner & Tour

    Famed Chef John Rivera Sedlar of Eloisa joins the Museum of International Folk Art to celebrate the living art form of Flamenco in several, three-part shows. Each event begins at 4pm with a tour of the Museum of International Folk Art’s ongoing exhibition “Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico” that runs through September 10, 2017. Participants will meet curator Nicolasa Chavez, author of “The Spirit of Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico,” and signed copies will also be available for purchase. The second part of the evening starts at 5:30pm, which consists of an artful and inspired Gypsy Dinner at Eloisa by Chef John Rivera Sedlar. The third part of the evening happens at 6:30pm at Eloisa with a live Flamenco performance. This shows take place on July 7, 22, August 26, September 9, and October 7, 2016 and cost $45 per guest, including dinner and show. 

  • Lincoln Historic Site | Jul 8, 2016

    Old Lincoln Days 2016

    The town of Lincoln, NM, perhaps better-known as Lincoln Historic Site, comes alive during the annual Old Lincoln Days, a three day-long celebration and historic re-creation of the frontier West. Bring your family and take a trip into the historic past.

    Old Lincoln Days begins Friday, August 5 and runs through Saturday, August 6, 2015 from 9am to 5pm both days; and on Sunday, August 7 from 9am to 3pm. Admission is $7 per adult to access the Historic Site. Children, veterans, and active military and their families are free. New Mexico residents are free the first Sundays of the month. 

  • Coronado Historic Site | Jun 15, 2016

    Rewriting the History of the Ancient Village of Kuaua

    A Talk Presented by Coronado Historic Site Ranger Ethan Ortega

    Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30pm

    Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

    Free with refreshments served afterward

    Brief: Coronado Historic Site Ranger Ethan Ortega will present the findings from the Kuaua Research Initiative this year at the Albuquerque Archaeological Society. The lecture is free and open to the public. Ortega will also present artifact photos and will demonstrate the new “Sim-Pueblo” interactive exhibit.

    Location: Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, 2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, Phone: 505-242-4600.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 10, 2016

    Artist-in-Residence Justin Favela Creates Piñata-Style Lowrider for New Mexico Museum of Art Exhibition

    As part of its summer celebration of the influence of lowriders on contemporary art, the New Mexico Museum of Art welcomes innovative contemporary artist Justin Favela as its artist-in-residence. Favela will create a half-scale, three-dimensional, piñata-style lowrider to suspend from the ceiling of the museum’s exhibition Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders, joining two of his smaller sculptures already on view. Visitors of all ages are invited to collaborate with Justin to create this unique made-in-New-Mexico paper lowrider.

    The lowrider the artist will create at the museum is part of his ongoing interest in how vehicles are part of the popular imagination. In previous work, he has explored the iconic role of cars and trucks in celebrity tragedy and spectacle. Favela also created a life-sized Impala for a 2014 exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, highlighting Chicano culture in the South and bringing pop culture into a high-culture institution. In New Mexico, as part of a collaborative artmaking project in the context of an exhibition celebrating lowriders, his sculptural lowrider will assert the vibrancy of Chicano culture’s contributions to American art and celebrate the lowrider as an artistic and cultural icon. 

    Workshop Hours:

    Friday, July 8: 2-4 pm

    Saturday, July 9: 10 am-1 pm and 2-4 pm

    Sunday, July 10: 1 to 3:30 pm, followed by a procession with the completed lowrider at 4 pm.


    Artist Talks:

    Friday, July 8: 2 pm

    Saturday, July 9: 2 pm

    Sunday, July 10: 2 pm

    The event is free with museum admission on Friday and Saturday and free to New Mexico residents all day on Sunday. The last day of his residency coincides with the museum’s Family Day, on Sunday, July 10, from 1:00-4:00 pm. Activities include:

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jun 10, 2016

    History Museum’s Chávez Library Wins National Award for Historic New Mexico Maps Project

    The American Association for State and Local History will bestow their Award of Merit for Leadership in History to the New Mexico History Museum at their annual awards banquet on September 16. This prestigious award recognizes the museum’s Historic New Mexico Maps project, the culmination of a four-year effort to catalog more than 6,000 maps, along with hosting an array of public programs and producing Historic Maps as Teaching Tools: A Curriculum Guide for Grades 5–8. Patricia Hewitt of the museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library oversaw the project. She and the museum share the award with the co-writers of the curriculum guide, Drs. Judy and Dennis Reinhartz of Santa Fe.

    The museum’s map collection encompasses all of New Mexico history, from Spanish Colonial to Mexican Republic, U.S. territorial and statehood periods. From the smallest map (4 x 5 ½ in.) to the largest (13 x 122 ft.), the museum’s map collection includes more than 1,100 road maps, 800 railroad maps, and 2,000 topographic maps—all of them now available to researchers and interested members of the public visiting the library. (A plan to digitize the collection awaits appropriate funding and staffing.)

  • New Mexico Arts | Jun 10, 2016

    Artists and Arts Contributors Named for 2016 Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

    Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Arts Commission today announced the eight artists and major contributors to the arts who will be recipients of the 2016 Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.

    The 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards ceremonies will be held on Friday, September 23, at 5:15 pm at the St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. The ceremony is preceded by an afternoon reception and exhibition opening, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, in the Governor’s Gallery at the State Capitol. Both the awards ceremony and gallery reception are free and open to the public.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jun 9, 2016

    A Talk on Women’s Oral Traditions in the Sephardic World

    New Mexico History Museum presents Vanessa Paloma Elbaz speaking on “De tu boca a los cielos (From Your Mouth to the Heavens): Women’s Songs and Stories at the Heart of Sephardic Identity.” Using musical examples, this free talk will demonstrate the richness of women’s oral traditions in the Sephardic world and the role of their voices in the continuity of Sephardic identity.

    Where: New Mexico History Museum Auditorium in conjunction with the exhibition, Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities.

    When:  Sunday, June 26 at 11 am.

    Admission: Free with museum admission. NM residents with ID always free on Sundays.

    Public Contact: 505-476-5200

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 3, 2016

    Alcove 16/17.3, Third Exhibition in a Series of Seven Shows

    The New Mexico Museum of Art’s third show in the Alcove 16/17 series will open on June 24, and be on view through August 14. Alcove 16/17.3 features works by Christina Dallas, Tom Joyce, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Heidi Pollard, and Cecilia Portal.

    The Alcove exhibitions are a distinctive feature of the New Mexico Museum of Art, focusing on current work by contemporary New Mexico artists.  Alcoves 16/17, curated by Merry Scully, is a series of five artist exhibitions with seven rotations over the course of a year. Thirty-five New Mexico artists in total will be featured in this series of seven week long exhibitions. These artist-centered showcases feature, new ideas, artists at all stages of their careers, and art being made in New Mexico right now.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | May 17, 2016

    Two Lowrider Exhibitions Roll Into Santa Fe – And, The Plaza Will Never Be The Same

    Lowriders are the theme this summer in Santa Fe, with two groundbreaking museum exhibitions, an over-the-top Lowrider Day on the Plaza, and months of lowrider programs. First up is the exhibition, Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders ...

  • New Mexico History Museum | May 17, 2016

    ¡ÓRALE! BORDER LOW & BORDER SLOW with Denise Chavez

    Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico   Author Denise Chavez Santa Fe— Sunday, June 19, 2016 2 pm New Mexico History Museum auditorium Free with museum admission ¡ÓRALE! BORDER LOW & B ...

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | May 2, 2016

    Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders

    Part of Santa Fe’s Lowrider Summer Rolls into town May 21

    The New Mexico Museum of Art celebrates the artistic influence of lowriders on contemporary New Mexico artists in Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders. Responding to this unique cultural icon in photographs, paintings, sculptures, and videos, this exhibition demonstrates the importance of lowriders as a rich subject for artistic inspiration. The artists in Con Cariño explore issues of family, gender, religion, and community, some coming to lowriders as outsiders and others using lowriders to explore their own heritage and traditions.

    The exhibition opens with a free-to-the-public reception on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 5:30 pm, and is on view May 21 through Oct. 9, 2016.

  • El Camino Real Historic Trail Site | May 2, 2016

    El Camino Real Historic Trail Site hosts its Second Annual Fiber Fair

    El Camino Real Historic Trail Site hosts its Second Annual Fiber Fair, Saturday May 21 , 2016. The event is free and runs from 10 am to 4 pm.

    This Fiber Fair celebrates New Mexico’s rich and storied fiber arts tradition, featuring Native and traditional Pueblo artists demonstrating the use of cotton, willow, wool, and other materials in both textiles and basketry. Other traditions demonstrated will be Spanish, and early and contemporary American fiber arts. Among them; quilting and weaving, and two with related, fun kids’ hands-on activities—wool preparation (carding, spinning) and Spanish Colcha embroidery.

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Apr 29, 2016

    A Summer of Fun at the Museum of International Folk Art

    Come one, come all... step right up and enjoy yourselves from Morris Circus to Flamenco to Sacred Realm... we’ve got it all and for all ages!

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 28, 2016

    Alcoves 16/17 #2

    Featuring works by artists Philip Augustin, Stephen Davis, Kathrine Lee, Walter Robinson and Jack Slentz. Through June 3, 2016.

    The ‘Alcoves’ exhibitions are a distinctive feature of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Alcoves 16/17 is a series of seven rotations over the course of a year which will include thirty-five artists in total from across New Mexico. Five artists will show for seven weeks. 

    Artist Gallery Talk - Friday May 6, 2016 - 5:30 to 6:30pm - Lively and engaging in gallery conversation with the artists from the Alcoves 16/17 #2. 


  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Apr 11, 2016

    Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art

    Sponge Bob Square Pants, Pac Man, and Curious George, all sporting a particularly Native American twist, are just a few images from popular mainstream culture seen in the exhibition, Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art. Featuring nearly 100 objects by more than fifty artists from the museum’s collections as well as others borrowed from collectors and artists, the work on view in Into the Future will be in such various media as traditional clothing and jewelry, pottery and weaving, photography and video, through to comics, and on into cyberspace.

    The free to the public opening for Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is on July 17, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm and the show runs through October 22, 2017.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 4, 2016

    Screening of Citizen Min in New Mexico by Holly Yasui

    The documentary film-in-progress, Citizen Min in New Mexico, by Holly Yasui, commemorates a little known hero of the Japanese American civil rights movement, Minoru Yasui, who was recently awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom. The film also presents a historic encounter between Min and Senator Pete Domenici in Albuquerque in 1984. Starting with a program on Friday May 6, 5:30-7:30pm at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Min’s daughter, Holly Yasui, will be in New Mexico to tour a two-hour program that includes:

    • A free screening of selected scenes from Holly Yasui’s Citizen Min in New Mexico, a documentary film-in-progress on her father.

    • Live readings from Holly Yasui’s biographical play, Citizen Min, which depicts Minoru Yasui, an idealistic young lawyer in 1942

    • A “talk back” between Holly Yasui and the audience

  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 1, 2016

    A Fragile Legacy: Earthen Architecture in New Mexico

    Jake Barrow, program director at Cornerstones Community Partnerships, speaks on “A Fragile Legacy: Earthen Architecture in New Mexico” at 6 pm on Friday, April 1. The lecture in the History Museum auditorium underscores the importance of ongoing restoration projects at the Palace of the Governors, a National Historic Treasure and one of the most visible adobe structures in the state. Barrow and other Cornerstones staff are consultants to the museum on that project.

    This is a Free First Friday Evening event. Admission to the History Museum and Palace is free to everyone from 5–8 pm.

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Mar 16, 2016

    Free Lecture: Becoming a Global Artist

    All New Mexico artists interested in marketing their artwork globally are invited to a free lecture at Albuquerque’s historic Kimo Theatre for a lecture by successful commercial artist Ray Troll.

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Mar 15, 2016

    Three Eminent Native Women Artists to be Honored at MIAC during Women’s History Month

    The lives and contributions of distinguished artists Margarete Bagshaw, Josephine Myers-Wapp, and Jeri Ah-be-hill will be celebrated at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture as part of Women’s History Month. The free with museum admission program will be on Saturday, March 26 from 1 to 4 pm.

    The legacies of Santa Clara artist Margarete Bagshaw, Comanche educator and master craftsperson Josephine Myers-Wapp, and Kiowa/Comanche arts dealer and arts educator Jeri Ah-be-hill, all recently deceased, have had a profound impact in the areas of Native American painting, textile and clothing design, as well as Native arts marketing. Each contributed to ensuring a vibrant future for indigenous arts and their presence in the field will be greatly missed. Join us to celebrate their lives with a free program featuring stories and a selection of short films presented by family members and colleagues. A reception follows the presentations.

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