New Mexico State Library | Jun 18, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - Changes are coming to the New Mexico State Library! The Southwest Room collection is moving to the main library on the second floor. Work will begin Monday, July 2. Once the move is complete, all the collections will be available from a single service point on the second floor. The consolidation of collections will allow library staff to provide convenient, consistent access to all the State Library resources.
Museum Hill Partners | Jun 15, 2018
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, which oversees the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, announces both museums will be closed to the public effective at noon, Thursday, July 19 for a special private event.
Coronado Historic Site | Jun 11, 2018
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) presents Coronado Historic Site and the Friends of Coronado Historic Site an Award of Merit for Dig Kuaua. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 73rd year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jun 7, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) --- Take to the dance floor and explore the depths of your artistic talent with a paintbrush and a glass of wine Friday night, June 15 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. The Museum is hosting Libations &a ...
New Mexico Arts | Jun 6, 2018
Santa Fe – Today, Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Arts Commission announced the artists and major contributors to the arts who will be recipients of the 2018 Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. Famed glass artist Dale Chihuly will receive a special leadership in the arts award in conjunction with the 2018 governor’s arts awards for his significant contributions to the arts in New Mexico and beyond.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Jun 4, 2018
As the 2017/2018 school year ends, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science reports, 191 separate groups from New Mexico public and private schools have toured the Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science since it opened February 10.
Museum of International Folk Art | Jun 2, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – This month, the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) welcomes a group of socially engaged artists from Lima Peru who will collaborate with local artists to create works that bridge North and South America. Carol Fernandez and Fernando Castro, founders of the screen printing collective Amapolay will be in Santa Fe from June 25 through July first. Amapolay will be collaborating with local print makers to create works around shared issues across international borders.
Museum of Natural History and Science | May 25, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- Acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb will be the first speaker in a new lecture series being launched by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, entitled “The Brain: It’s More Than You Think.” Gelb will speak July 26, three days before the current blockbuster exhibition Da Vinci—The Genius closes July 29, and, in anticipation of two planned exhibitions coming in 2019. Coming in February 2019, the NMMNHS will host an exhibition from the Drug Enforcement Administration Museum called “Drugs: Costs and Consequence, Opening Eyes to the Damages Drugs Cause” as well as another traveling exhibit on the human brain entitled “Brain: The Inside Story.”
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | May 23, 2018
(Fort Sumner, New Mexico) – These are the free public events planned at the Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9, to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Navajo Treaty of 1868.
Throughout the two-day commemoration at the Bosque Redondo Memorial, Native artisans will be on-site offering traditional jewelry, weavings and food.
New Mexico History Museum | May 22, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - Meridel Rubenstein’s two mixed media installations, Oppenheimer’s Chair and The Meeting comprised of photos, video, glass and steel, will be a featured highlight of the New Mexico History Museum’s upcoming Atomic Histories exhibition, opening June 3, 2018, through May 2019.
Jemez Historic Site | May 21, 2018
(Jemez Springs, New Mexico) – Get set to be serenaded Saturday nights this June and July by campers from the Hummingbird Music Camp performing at the Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs. The concerts will happen every Saturday night between May 26 and July 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. inside the 17th century wall of San Jose de los Jemez Mission.
Museum of Natural History and Science | May 18, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The next First Friday evening event at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science explores the technological genius of Leonardo da Vinci. On Friday evening, June 1, museum visitors who take advantage of discounted prices to see Da Vinci — The Genius can also study how Leonardo da Vinci envisioned the future of mechanical technology more than 500 years ago.
Department of Cultural Affairs | May 16, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - Eight state-run museums and Historic Sites under the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) are joining the 2018 launch of Blue Star Museums, the ninth annual collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2018. A list of participating museums nationwide is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
New Mexico History Museum | May 15, 2018
Next month, the New Mexico Historic Museum and the Santa Fe Book Art group jointly host a lecture by Santa Fe resident and professional calligrapher Randall Hasson. Hasson will recount the fascinating story of the creation of a new alphabet, of bringing the script into the digital world, and its spread at an astounding rate. Mr. Hasson’s serendipitous meeting with Ibrahima Barry, one of two brothers who invented and implemented a unique alphabetic writing system in present-day West Africa is the topic of the presentation on this remarkable endeavor.
Los Luceros | May 14, 2018
(Alcalde, New Mexico) – From ancient pueblo settlements to Spanish colonial haciendas, Los Luceros Historic Property has provided a bountiful life for people through the centuries. This summer, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs’ Historic Sites division invites you and your family to enjoy the Los Luceros Historic property.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | May 11, 2018
Santa Fe’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, a premier repository of Native art and material culture, will have a large role in an exhibition opening in midsummer 2018 at Disney Epcot’s American Heritage Gallery at the American Adventure Pavilion. The exhibition, Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art, is made possible through collaboration among Epcot, MIAC, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | May 11, 2018
(Fort Sumner, New Mexico) –Two full days of activity are planned at the Bosque Redondo Memorial Site at Fort Sumner June 8 and 9 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Navajo Treaty of 1868, the formation of the Navajo Nation, and the 50th anniversary of the Fort Sumner Historic Site The events include a seven-mile walk June 9 from the memorial to Fort Sumner High School, oral histories from direct descendants of Long Walk survivors, tribal dances and a rare opportunity to see the long-missing copy of the Treaty.
“The two-days of events at Bosque Redondo are scheduled to follow Navajo vice president Jonathan Nez’s 400-mile run from Fort Sumner to Window Rock and the Navajo Nation’s commemoration events of the Treaty anniversary and the Dine’ people’s return to their homelands,” said Patrick Moore, Director of New Mexico Historic sites which oversees the Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | May 11, 2018
May 19 is a day full of special programs, demonstrations and activities as the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | May 10, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo, signed June 1, 1868, by displaying an extraordinary wool rug woven in tribute to the Long Walk. Created in the early 1900s, the rug is an impressive 9 ft. by 15 ft., last displayed at MIAC in 1996.
New Mexico Museum of Art | May 9, 2018
The New Mexico Museum of Art is pleased to announce an exhibition about the work and working methods of Frederick Hammersley will be on view from May 26, 2018 through Sept. 9, 2018. Frederick Hammersley: To Paint without Thinking looks at the artist’s meticulous record keeping as a significant aspect of his practice, and features over 60 objects, pairing items from Hammersley’s archives with seven paintings, including the New Mexico Museum of Art’s recently conserved Couplet, #15 1965(1968), and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens’ See saw, #3 1966. It also includes dozens of other works, including lithographs, silkscreens, and computer drawings from the collections of The Huntington, New Mexico Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Palm Springs Art Museum, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | May 9, 2018
The new showpiece is the sculpture, "Sodbuster, San Isidro," by the late Luis A. Jiménez, Jr. The sculpture will be presented at a reception from 5-7 p.m. on May 18. The free reception includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, and is part of the weeklong celebration of the museum’s 20th Anniversary.
New Mexico State Library | May 7, 2018
The New Mexico State Library has announced the state level champions of the 2018 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.
Kaelyn Siefkes, a fifth grade student at Estancia Valley Classical Academy in Moriarty, is the Level 1 champion. Kaelyn wrote her letter to Rachel Renee Russel about her series, The Dork Diaries.
Allie Vice, a seventh grade student at Eisenhower Middle School in Albuquerque, is the Level 2 champion. Her letter is addressed to Out of My Mind author, Sharon M. Draper.
Steffen Ortiz, a tenth grade student at East Mountain High School in Sandia, is the Level 3 champion. Steffen wrote his letter to Markus Zusak about his book, The Book Thief.
From the 45 New Mexico state finalists, the state judges selected three champions, three second place writers, three third place writers, and six honorable mention letters. Champions, second and third place winners, and honorable mention recipients were honored at the State Capitol on May 4 at 1:30 PM. Secretary Gonzales congratulated the students and the state champions read their letters aloud.
Museum of Natural History and Science | May 5, 2018
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) has received a generous grant of $5000 from New Mexico Humanities Council to support the Museum’s series of education programs called “Da Vinci Dialogues”.
Fort Selden Historic Site | May 3, 2018
(Radium Springs, New Mexico) – Fort Selden Historic Site, in southern New Mexico, is getting ready for summer, setting aside a special day to honor fathers, and announcing a series of summer kids classes for children.
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | May 2, 2018
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the Bosque Redondo Memorial, a New Mexico Historic Site and an International Site of Conscience, announce that the third and last-remaining copy of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo has been found in Manchester, Massachusetts. The authenticity of the 150-year-old, 17-page, handwritten document was confirmed by the National Archives last month, its owner stated.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 30, 2018
The New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art are announcing the schedule of events for this fall’s two day-symposium commemorating the 100th Anniversary of artist Gustave Baumann’s arrival in New Mexico. The event entitled, “A Gathering for Gus” will be held Friday and Saturday, September 28 & 29, 2018 at the two museums located just off the Plaza in Santa Fe.
Museum of Natural History and Science | Apr 27, 2018
Amateur photographers participating in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) annual NatureScapes Photo Competition need to submit their entries to the museum by August 31. “Clouds” is the topic for this year’s NatureScapes competition.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Apr 25, 2018
New Mexico’s Historic Sites have a lot to offer the weekend of Mother’s Day. Meet Amazing Women of the Wild West at Fort Selden Historic Site on Saturday. Take Mom to a Mother’s Day Tea at Fort Stanton Historic Site on Sunday. Enjoy a gourd dance at the Fort Sumner Historic Site.