• Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Nov 3, 2017

    MIAC Unveils Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans, Sunday, December 10, 2017 Artifacts illustrate connections and contrasts between the Jicarilla, Mescalero, Chiricahua, San Carlos, and White Mountain Apache

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—Visitors will be treated to a rare glimpse into the cosmology and daily lives of diverse Apache groups from New Mexico and Arizona when the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, u ...

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 1, 2017

    What’s Happening While We’re Closed: Stairs, Upstairs, Downstairs & The Blue Alcove

    (Santa Fe, NM) -- After being closed since mid-September for an extensive renovation, this month the New Mexico Museum of Art reopens launching its Centennial year celebration. The renovation work will reveal and restore, as much as possible, the origina ...

  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 26, 2017

    Young Voices of Santa Fe Opera Present Encounters with Opera at Museum during National Opera Week 2017

    (Santa Fe, NM) -- New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science patrons will be treated a performance by the Young Voices of the Santa Fe Opera when they present Encounters with Opera. The performance will take place Saturday November, 4 during 2017 National Opera Week, a week-long celebration of opera takes place in cities and town throughout the country.

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Oct 25, 2017

    Public Invited to Sculpture Unveiling & Celebration of Life

    The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture invites the public to a commemorative sculpture unveiling and celebration of life – honoring the late Valentino Tzigiwhaeno Rivera (Pojoaque Pueblo), 2008 - 2016.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Oct 25, 2017

    What’s Happening While We’re Closed: The Floors

    (Santa Fe, NM) -- One month from today, the New Mexico Museum of Art will re-open its doors, launching its Centennial celebration, and its second century in operation. Built as a purpose-built art gallery for the Museum of New Mexico 100 years ago, it opened with much fanfare on November 25th, 1917. The museum was constructed to exhibit and celebrate art being made in New Mexico as well as to bring world class art and collections to the state, creating a venue that would be a catalyst for the transformation of Santa Fe into a cultural tourist destination.

  • New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Oct 25, 2017

    Exhibit celebrates 100 years of NM Farm & Livestock Bureau Exhibit opens at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum on Nov. 3

    "New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau: 100 Years Strong" opens on Nov. 3 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces.

  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Oct 22, 2017

    Enjoy the Holiday Events at New Mexico Historic Sites

    (Santa Fe, NM) -- This holiday season you can explore history where it happened at one of the New Mexico Historic Sites that are hosting several free holiday events.

  • Department of Cultural Affairs | Oct 19, 2017

    Something Old and Something Blue New Mexico Museums and Historic Sites Provide Beautiful Venues Under the Bluest Skies for Unforgettable Weddings

    The New Mexico Museums, the oldest state museum system in the country, offer some of the most beautiful buildings and perfect backdrops against which to celebrate one of life’s happiest moments. Your wedding will be rooted in culture, history and natural beauty, and your guests will experience the ultimate that New Mexico has to offer in charm and authenticity when you choose to celebrate at one of the four Santa Fe Museums or one of the two historic sites. 

  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 16, 2017

    Mars Geologic Features Get New Mexican and Spanish Names from El Camino Real Red Planet looks like New Mexico!

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – With names like Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos, and a giant crater the size of the Valles Caldera, future maps of the planet Mars will contain a lot of names familiar to the people of New Mexico. Suggested by a member of the Mars Rover team based in New Mexico, the names are of cities and locales along the legendary El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro and are being used to name features visited by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during an important phase of its mission. 

  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 12, 2017

    New Mexico Dinosaur Fossils Draw Huge Crowds in Japan

    (Albuquerque, NM) – New Mexico dinosaurs and other extinct reptiles drew huge crowds in Japan, during a yearlong three-city tour of the nation. During a collective 218 days on exhibition at the three venues, the exhibition drew more than 588,000 visitors.  

  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 10, 2017

    Spooky Science! Laser Shows & Family Fun Halloween Afternoon at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science

    (Albuquerque, NM) -- Make this a Halloween to remember for more than just candy and costumes! Spend Halloween afternoon at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and indulge in a little Spooky Science!

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Oct 9, 2017

    Explore New Mexico’s Ancient Past During International Archaeology Day

    (Santa Fe, NM)  Learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage through hands-on activities and demonstrations during International Archaeology Day, Saturday, October 21 at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology. Doors open from 10:00AM-5:00PM on to New Mexicans interested in digging deep into the past.

  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Oct 8, 2017

    Da Vinci--The Genius Exhibition Explores Early Aviation Concepts Coming February 10 through July 29, 2018

    (Albuquerque, NM) – Thousands of visitors and New Mexicans will be looking skyward this week at hot air balloons participating in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  Hot air balloon and aviation enthusiasts enjoying the enchanting vision of colorful balloons and special shapes will have another opportunity to study the origins of flight when the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science hosts Da Vinci—The Genius, by Grand Exhibitions from February 10 through July 29, 2018.

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center | Oct 6, 2017

    Call for Involvement in Project to Promote Community Healing Through the Arts

    The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is looking for people and organizations that are interested in participating in a multi-year project funded through a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to bring our community together to work through the deep historical and contemporary issues that falsely divide us by race, gender and more. The project, called Our Truth, is meant to give value and meaning to the lived stories of our New Mexico community; bring heightened awareness of racial divides and inequalities in a non-data, non-dogmatic, non-partisan way, that relies on the experiences of people and families to tell a story of human pain and struggle; and helping to navigate ways to heal and move forward together.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 5, 2017

    The 1960s: Great Dreams or Grim Nightmares? A RENESAN Symposium

    (Santa Fe, NM) --  The way you answer that question may depend on your age, your gender, your geographic location, your income, and your race. The Bay Area, Mississippi, Taos, Greenwich Village, and Chicago tell different stories, with some common threads running through them. For some, it was a time of great promise and renewed social activism; for others, these same activities posed a challenge to the established order and a threat to national security.

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center | Oct 5, 2017

    The NHCC Welcomes Maryam Faghihimani As Part of The McCain Institute for International Leadership Next Generation Leaders Program

    The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) will welcome Maryam Faghihimani between October 2017 and July 2018 as part of the McCain Institute for International Leadership’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program, which is designed to promote character-driven, global leadership for mid-career professionals from the United States and around the world who are seeking tailored professional and personal development in the U.S.http://www.nhccnm.org/

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Oct 4, 2017

    Revel in Dia de los Muertos, Sunday, October 29, 1–4 pm, with sugar skulls, dancing, and song

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—The Museum of International Folk Art announces its annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration, 1–4 pm, Sunday, October 29, 706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill. Celebrated thro ...

  • Fort Stanton Historic Site | Oct 4, 2017

    Tour Fort Stanton & Lincoln Historic Sites After Dark!! Get serious about being Spooky this Halloween!

    (Santa Fe, NM) – For the first time ever, Fort Stanton Historic Site will open the main hospital building constructed in 1936 to the public. Members of the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society will be onsite to discuss their previous investigations at Fort Stanton.

    The Fort Stanton hospital tour is being offered during the upcoming Fort Stanton and Lincoln Historic Sites After Dark! These two one-of-a-kind nights are Friday, October 27 from 6-9pm at Fort Stanton After Dark! and, Saturday, October 28th from 6-9pm at Lincoln After Dark!

  • New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Oct 3, 2017

    Lost ranches at WSMR subject of talk at Farm & Ranch Museum

    “The Range: From Livestock to Missiles,” is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12 in the Museum’s theater. The focus is ranching in the Tularosa Basin and in the San Andres and Oscura Mountain ranges and how the ranchers lost their land to America’s military needs. The speaker is Jim Eckles.

  • New Mexico State Library | Oct 3, 2017

    Continuing the Dialogue about Key Issues Facing Libraries Statewide

     (Santa Fe, NM) -  The future of New Mexico’s libraries is up for discussion among New Mexico librarians as various task forces report back on their findings following up on a statewide conference last year.  Sustainable public funding, alternate funding sources and e-rate/broadband were identified in the 2016 Libraries Transform New Mexico conference as key issues facing libraries statewide.

  • Fort Selden Historic Site | Oct 2, 2017

    Voice of the Past: Moonlight Tours Bring Historic Fort Selden Alive

    (Santa Fe, NM) – Meet historic characters and hear ghost stories and legends of New Mexico by a cozy fire during Voices of the Past: Moonlight Tours at Fort Selden Historic Site. The fun begins at 6:00pm through 9:00pm on Saturday, October 21. Fort Selden is located 13 miles north of Las Cruces, exit 19, off I-25, Radium Springs.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 1, 2017

    Another Aleppo: A Lecture by Author Claudette Sutton

    (Santa Fe, NM)— In conjunction with the current exhibition, “Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat,” on exhibit at the New Mexico History Museum through November 3, 2017, author Claudette Sutton will give a lecture exploring her family’s Syrian roots on Saturday, October 14, from 2:00-3:30PM.


  • Museum of International Folk Art | Sep 29, 2017

    Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru opens Sunday, December 3, 2017 Exhibition of 21st-Century Peruvian folk arts depicts political, economic, and environmental transformation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—The Museum of International Folk Art unveils Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru , an important exhibition of contemporary folk art that expresses political, economic, and environm ...

  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Sep 27, 2017

    NatureScapes 2017 Photo Contest Winners Announced

    The results are in, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) has announced the winners of the 2017 NatureScapes photo competition. Each year, NMMNHS choses a theme for the photo contest that encourages contestants to examine and understand New Mexico’s natural beauty. This year’s theme - “Water” - invited photographers to explore and re-discover nature throughout the state.  Winning photographs will hang in the gallery from October 21 through January 19, 2018.

  • New Mexico State Library | Sep 27, 2017

    DCA Deputy Secretary Delello Honored for Innovation & Continued Service to New Mexico Libraries

    (Santa Fe, NM) – New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Deputy Secretary Mike Delello is the recipient of the Mountain Plains Library Association’s (MPLA) Carl Gaumer Library Champion Award. The MPLA is a twelve-state association of librarians, library professionals and friends of libraries in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming.  The Carl Gaumer Library Champion Award is to be given to an individual, organization or company whose positive support of the Mountain Plains Library Association is demonstrated by repeated conscientious endeavors towards libraries, library staff, trustees, and professional activities.  Deputy Secretary Delello won the award for his innovative accomplishments and staunch library advocacy while serving as Interim State Librarian during 2014 -2015 and his continued work with libraries state-wide as the Deputy Cabinet Secretary.

  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Sep 26, 2017

    “Spooky Salsa” Halloween Costume Party for Adults set for October 20 at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science

    Why let kids have all the fun this Halloween?  Figure out a costume, grab your partner and plan a night of ‘Spooky Salsa’ at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Adult Halloween party Friday, October 20th

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center | Sep 19, 2017

    Los Pleneros de la 21 Premiere Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena Ensemble Performs at the NHCC

    The National Hispanic Cultural Center and the Outpost Performance Space present Los Pleneros de la 21, an Afro-Puerto Rican bomba and plena ensemble of musicians, dancers, and artisans, on Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 PM in the NHCC’s Albuquerque Journal Theatre. Tickets are $32 and $35, with a $3 discount for students and seniors and a $5 discount for Outpost and NHCC members, and are available from the Center’s Box Office, at 505-724-4771, or at www.nhccnm.org. The concert is part of the NHCC’s Chispa: Latino Music Season.

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center | Sep 19, 2017

    NHCC Brings 4,000-Square-Foot Fresco and Other Masterpieces Online on Google Arts and Culture

    People around the world can now view artifacts from the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) online through a partnership with Google Arts and Culture. Thanks to this new virtual exhibition, users will be able to see Mundos de Mestizaje, a 4,000-square-foot painting that is the largest concave fresco in North America, in addition to select pieces from the NHCC Art Museum’s permanent collection.

  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Sep 14, 2017

    Celebrate “The Wonderful World of Opals” at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science $5 First Friday October 6

    Just one month remains to see The Wonderful World of Opals at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.  This one-of-a-kind exhibit disbands after October 15.  It features cut and uncut stones from around the world, including Australia, Mexico, Ethiopia and Peru and a one-of-a-kind rough opal specimen from Australia that weighs over 160 pounds. The exhibit includes set opal jewels from guest curator Katherine Jetter’s own collection. The Australian born, Santa Fe based internationally recognized jewel designer is a GIA graduate gemologist and a leading expert in the opal industry for more than a decade.

  • New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Sep 7, 2017

    Farm & Ranch Museum features breed of sheep created in NM Debouillet sheep originated in southeastern NM in 1920s

    The Debouillet sheep breed originated in southeastern New Mexico, and the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces has a new display that chronicles the development of this type of sheep. The Museum also has two Debouillet ewes among its livestock collection.  Debouillet sheep were developed by the late Amos Dee (A.D.) Jones of Roswell and Tatum. In 1920, Jones began crossing Ohio Delaine rams on his herd of 5,500 Rambouillet ewes. These ewes were an exceptional herd of commercial sheep. By selective breeding, Jones produced a long-stapled, fine-wooled sheep with a large, smooth body.  


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