• Museum of Natural History and Science | Apr 20, 2018

    May the 4th: Museum’s monthly First Friday celebrates “Star Wars” & Da Vinci’s Military Inventions

    The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science’s next First Friday event jointly celebrates the launch of the next Mars landing mission and “Star Wars” day. (May the 4th be with you!) During May 4th’s First Friday, patrons will be able to learn about and imagine space exploration and defense. Those visitors who take advantage of discounted prices to see Da Vinci—The Genius that night can also study how Leonardo da Vinci envisioned the future of military operations over 500 years ago.

  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Apr 19, 2018

    Registration Open Now for Museum’s Many Summer Camp Courses for Kids

    Registration is now open for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Sciences summer camp programs. The camps are for grades K-5 as indicated. Kindergarteners must have experiences in full-day classes before attending. 

  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Apr 18, 2018

    Bureau of Geology and Museum of Natural History & Science Team Up to Protect Groundwater New Monitoring Location at Museum for Groundwater Education and Outreach

    Join us Thursday, April 26 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science to experience how groundwater is being monitored across the state and to hear how decision makers and collaborators are moving to protect New Mexico’s groundwater future. Keynote speakers will include Senator Mimi Stewart, Senator Howie Morales and Representative Gail Armstrong.


  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Apr 13, 2018

    The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Presents Against All Odds: The Education of a Jicarilla Apache Chief’s Family In conjunction with Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans

    On Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will feature a panel comprising six of the seven children of Albert Velarde Jr. from the Jicarilla Apache Nation. They will offer a formal program about their college experiences from their Native perspectives, a question and answer session moderated by Veronica Tiller, Ph.D., daughter of Albert Velarde Jr., and plenty of time for queries from the audience. The panel has been organized to complement MIAC’s current exhibition, Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans.

  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Apr 12, 2018

    New Hours for DynaTheater and Planetarium

    The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is announcing new hours for showings at the museum’s Planetarium and the Lockheed Martin DynaTheater effectively immediately.

  • Department of Cultural Affairs | Apr 10, 2018

    Powerhouse Collaboration of Santa Fe Art Institutions to Explore Hot Button Topics in Indigenous Art Partnering Institutions Serve Thousands of Visitors Annually

    The richness of indigenous cultures, their unique languages, distinct arts and crafts, and cultural traditions handed down since pre-history, remain vibrantly evident in Santa Fe. New Mexico’s capitol city is a veritable mecca, and perhaps one of the best places in the world to explore the past, present, and future of indigenous arts and culture.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 9, 2018

    New Mexico Museum of Art Announces "Patrick Nagatani: Invented Realities" Beloved Albuquerque Resident and Teacher was a Leading Figure in the Directorial Style of Photography

    A survey of work by the Albuquerque-based artist and teacher Patrick Nagatani (1945-2017) that highlights the artist’s creative process and use of visual storytelling across his career opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on May 26, 2018 and will be on display through September 9, 2018. A leading figure in the “directorial photography” style, Nagatani often constructed complex tableaus and detailed models for the camera to bring attention to truths that are often hidden in plain sight.


  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Apr 8, 2018

    MacGillivray Freeman Film’s “National Parks Adventure” Commemorates the U.S. National Park Service’s 100-Year Anniversary on the Giant Screen in DynaTheater

    (ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO) -- MacGillivray Freeman Film’s National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 3, 2018

    Light in the Desert Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert By Tony O’Brien Opening at Governor’s Gallery

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – It was 1968 when Trappist monk Thomas Merton visited the Benedictine monastery Christ in the Desert, near Abiquiu, New Mexico, shortly after it was founded. Merton’s writings and photographs of the experience brought the secluded monastery to the attention of a wider community of people seeking sanctuary and spiritual inspiration.

    An exhibition of this work, Light in the DesertPhotographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert by Tony O’Brien opens at the Governor’s Gallery on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol Building, Friday, April 27.

  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Apr 2, 2018

    Party Like It’s 1599! Adult Renaissance Dance Party April 20 at Museum

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) - Dress as a Renaissance character, learn crafts and dances from the period, and party the night away! Tickets are now on sale for the Reliving the Renaissance, a themed-costume adult dance party in conjunction with the Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS). All exhibits will be open including Da Vinci—The Genius.

    For this special Renaissance evening, the NMMNHS has joined forces with the New Mexico Philharmonic, the Marshall Performing Arts Conservatory, and the Society for Creative Anachronism. Reliving the Renaissance happens Friday, April 20, from 6-11 p.m. at the Museum.


  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Apr 1, 2018

    Water is Life in New Mexico: Museum Collaborates on Statewide Groundwater Project

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) has joined the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources in a statewide collaborative groundwater monitoring network. The Museum will host one of the many monitoring locations for the project and serve as an important educational outlet.

    Water shortages have been commonplace in communities across New Mexico over the past several years and the state lacks sufficient groundwater level measurements for many regions. In an effort to protect the groundwater resource, this new community-oriented program aims to reach out specifically to farmers, ranchers and well owners, as well as municipalities to share data and information.

    The Our Groundwater Future project will be launched Monday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the NMMNHS’s Kiwanis Learning Garden. The project goal is to work with well owners and operators in rural communities to inform and train them on groundwater measurements. The Learning Garden is located across 18th Street from the museum’s main entrance. A monitoring well for the project will be drilled April 10.

  • New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Mar 27, 2018

    Quilting meets gardening in new Farm & Ranch Museum exhibit ’How Does Your Garden Grow?’ opens April 6

    The New Mexico region of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) has created an enormous rack of seed packets illustrated by their fiber art.


  • Museum of International Folk Art | Mar 26, 2018

    Crafting Memory: The Art of Community Peru — Places of Memory Featured Artists Tell Stories of Those Who Disappeared

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Three Peruvian artists whose work is featured in the current exhibition Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru will spend an afternoon at the Museum of International Folk Art giving talks and meeting patrons on Sunday April 8 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

    The featured speakers, Adelina Garcia, Wari Zarate, and Rosalia Tineo are three Quechua artist activists whose work is at the forefront of the fight for truth and reconciliation in the wake of the 20 year internal armed conflict that claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 Peruvians between 1980 and 2000. Using traditional folk arts of the region, they tell the stories of the disappeared.

  • Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | Mar 23, 2018

    New Mexico’s Bosque Redondo Memorial Commemorates 150th Anniversary of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo & Formation of the Navajo Nation

    (Fort Sumner, New Mexico) – This summer marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo between the United States Government and the Navajo Nation. This anniversary will be commemorated through a series of events at the Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner Historic Site in eastern New Mexico. Ceremonies June 8 & 9, 2018, will mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of this important site and the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of 1868.

    During the June commemoration, patrons will be able to view plans for the new upcoming exhibit, participate in our ceremonial activities and enjoy tribal dances. Native artisans will be on-site offering traditional jewelry, weavings and foodstuffs. On June 9, a 7 mile walk from the historic site to Fort Sumner High school will honor the memory of The Long Walk

  • New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Mar 22, 2018

    Farm & Ranch Museum is ’Dressed for the Occasion’ Exhibit opens April 5

    Women’s clothing from the 1870s to the 1930s -- what was visible and some layers that were not always visible -- is the subject of a new exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. “Dressed for the Occasion” focuses on clothing for “everyday” as well as special occasions like weddings, funerals, and baptisms. The exhibit opens with a free reception from 5-7 p.m. on April 5. Costumed interpreters will be at the reception and refreshments will be provided.  

  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Mar 21, 2018

    Renaissance Fancies of Flight the Featured Focus at Museum’s First Friday Event in April

    Unleash your imagination and curiosity and contemplate man’s ability to fly like the birds. As part of the current, temporary exhibition Da Vinci—The Genius at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, find out how Leonardo da Vinci’s illustrations and study of natural flight eventually lead to modern aircraft during the next First Friday, April 6, from 5:30 – 9 p.m.

  • Jemez Historic Site | Mar 20, 2018

    Dig Giusewa: Exploring Jemez Origins and Acculturation at Jemez Historic Site

    Starting Aug. 16, come see what is buried beneath your feet at “Dig Giusewa!”

    In partnership with the Friends of Coronado Historic Site and the Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico Historic Sites is pleased to announce a new program at Jemez Historic Site, entitled “Dig Giusewa.” Running every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday between Aug. 16 and Oct. 6, archaeologists, tribal members, and volunteers will work to systematically excavate a five-by-five-meter area just north of the Visitor Center.

  • Wonders on Wheels | Mar 19, 2018

    Wonders on Wheels Mobile Museum to visit Jemez Pueblo & Roundhouse

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs mobile museum Wonder on Wheels (WoW) is on the road with a new display for 2018. The featured exhibit from the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) is entitled Indigenous New Mexico: Sharing the Wonders of Our World.  Among the venues WoW visits in the next few weeks are Jemez Pueblo and the Roundhouse. 

    Students and teachers at Jemez Day School will get a chance to experience the MIAC exhibit when the retrofitted RV visits Jemez Pueblo. WoW will be at Jemez Day School, 245 Day School Road, Jemez Pueblo Tuesday, March 27, from 8:15-9:45 a.m.

    Lawmakers, legislative staff, and the public are invited to visit Wonders on Wheels Monday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. when it will be parked on Don Gaspar outside the State Capitol building

  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Mar 17, 2018

    Paranormal Researchers share stories at Fort Stanton & Lincoln Historic Sites After Dark Events

    (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – During 160 years in operation, Fort Stanton’s served as an Army post, tuberculosis sanatorium, internment camp and correctional facility.  With infamy gained through the Lincoln County Wars, and the lives of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett, the history of Lincoln, New Mexico is riddled with acts of revenge, vigilante justice and senseless violence. Between 1870 and 1886, more than 50 people met a violent end along the main road.

    Reports of paranormal activity in these two storied southeastern New Mexico Historic Sites dates back more than a century. Spine-tingling tales from former workers and people who have had unusual experiences at these and other New Mexico venues are being preserved by the Lincoln County Paranormal Society (LCPS).

  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Mar 14, 2018

    Da Vinci—The Genius in Me: Solutions for a Better Tomorrow Museum Launches Video Contest for Students

    (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – New Mexico school students have a rare opportunity to explore their own genius by creating a video showcasing the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) into their education.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Mar 8, 2018

    New Mexico Museum of Art Announces Gift of $4 Million Dollars And Unveils the Name and Architectural Design of New Contemporary Art Venue at the Santa Fe Railyard

    Today, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the New Mexico Museum of Art, and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation announced a gift of $4 million, and unveiled the name and architectural design of the museum’s new contemporary art venue, located at 404 Montezuma, at the Santa Fe Railyard.

  • Department of Cultural Affairs | Mar 7, 2018

    The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Announces Easter Sunday Plans at Museums and Historic Sites Santa Fe Museums and State Historic Sites Closed, Other Museums Remain Open

    The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces that the four Santa Fe museums will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Because free admission is offered to New Mexico Residents the first Sunday of every month, free admission will be offered on Sunday, April 8, 2018 instead.


  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Mar 2, 2018

    Upcoming Events Planned at New Mexico Historic Sites

    New Mexico Historic Sites will host the following series of public events this spring.



  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Mar 1, 2018

    The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Announces What’s New in New: Selections from the Carol Warren Collection Opening on June 3, 2018, with Public Opening from 10am to 5pm

    The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) periodically features art recently acquired through gifts or purchases. What’s New in New: Selections from the Carol Warren Collection, highlights the collection donated to the Museum by Carol Warren, who was a volunteer in the Collections Department for more than 20 years. 

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 27, 2018

    New Mexico Museum of Art Unveils Architectural Design of New Contemporary Art Venue at the Santa Fe Railyard Welcome by Secretary of Cultural Affairs Veronica Gonzales

    The New Mexico Museum of Art and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation invite the public to attend an unveiling of the architectural design of the museum’s new contemporary art annex in the Railyard Arts District. The unveiling, which will also feature a surprise announcement, is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1:30pm, at the Halpin Building at 404 Montezuma.


  • Museum of Natural History and Science | Feb 25, 2018

    Learn About da Vinci’s Study of Anatomy at $5 First Friday March 2nd

    (Albuquerque, N.M.) – From the Vitruvian Man to his study of a woman’s hands, Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings of the human body are among his most famous works. Lesser known are his wing-based flight inventions and drawings of horses in motion for sculptures and murals. As part of the current exhibition Da Vinci—The Genius, find out what can still be learned from these works as the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science focuses on da Vinci’s anatomical drawings during $5 First Friday March 2 from 5:30 – 9 p.m.



  • New Mexico State Library | Feb 25, 2018

    State Library Dispatches Two New Bookmobiles to Serve Rural New Mexico

    (Santa Fe, NM) – Two new bookmobiles are being dispatched to serve thousands of rural New Mexicans without access to a public library by the New Mexico State Library, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. The new bookmobiles will serve two of the three routes covered by the State Library – the Northeast Route of the Cimarron office, and the East Route out of Tucumcari.

  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Feb 23, 2018

    Artist Maurice Turetsky collaborated on Historic Site Projects

    (Santa Fe, NM) – Famed Santa Fe artist Maurice Turetsky died Tuesday, Feb. 20. A professional artist, painter and sculptor, Turetsky, a Philadelphia native and his wife Susan, moved to Santa Fe in 1995.

  • Department of Cultural Affairs | Feb 23, 2018

    The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the Museum Resources Division Present Look Behind the Curtain with its Backstage Exhibition Tours Get a Peak Behind the Curtains at the Museums!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2018 (Santa Fe, NM)—For those who love museums, and want to go behind-the-scenes to learn how favorite museum exhibitions are designed and installed, there’s a new opportunity to do just that starting in March 2018. Museum Resources, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, which designs, builds, and installs exhibitions for state museums, is presenting Back Stage Exhibition Tours, a series of four tours beginning March 26 and continuing weekly through April 16.

  • National Hispanic Cultural Center | Feb 21, 2018

    Los Tres Reyes at the NHCC Romantic Music From Mexico’s “Golden Age”

    In the 10th concert in the Pimentel Music Series, Los Tres Reyes will perform at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) on Saturday, March 3 at 7 pm in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre. Tickets are $22, $27, and $37, with a $2 discount for seniors, children 12 and younger, and NHCC members, and are available from the NHCC Box Office, at (505) 724-4771, or at www.nhccnm.org. The event is presented in partnership with Pimentel Music.

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