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Dec 2, 2015
Ladies of the Canyons: Remarkable Women of the Southwest
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

Lesley Poling-Kempes speaks on “Ladies of the Canyons: Remarkable Women of the Southwest,” part of the 2015 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

Poling-Kempes, an Abiquiu resident, has written numerous books about the Southwest, including Bone Horses, Ghost Ranch, and The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West. Her most recent book is Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest (University of Arizona Press, 2015).

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Dec 2, 2015
When Strangers Meet
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
The Multiple Modernisms of Pueblo, Hispano, and Anglo Artists in northern New Mexico

Lois Rudnick lectures in the St. Francis Auditorium

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Dec 4, 2015
Free Fridays
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Music at the Museum

Every Friday that we are open to the public 5-8pm there will be free music at the museum.

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Dec 4, 2015
Acting O U T
New Mexico Museum of Art
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
A Symposium on Indigenous Performance Art

Panels discussion in St. Francis Auditorium 9am - 4pm structured around topics of particular urgency to performance art practitioners today

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Dec 4, 2015
Treasures from a Trunk: The Costumes of Los Pastores
New Mexico History Museum
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Free First Friday

Get a peek at the Christmas-themed items that the museum found inside an early 20th-century steamer trunk during this Free First Friday event. Ca. 1915 costumes, including a horned devil, boy angel and hermit, reveal past performances of a traditional Hispanic Christmas play, Los Pastores (Shepherds’ Tales; also called Las Pastorelas). Bolstered by images in the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, they help tell a story of how New Mexicans re-enacted the play in days gone by.

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Dec 6, 2015
An Unbroken Thread: Wool & Weaving in Northern New Mexico
New Mexico History Museum
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

See a new film produced by the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center, examine touchable textiles and try your hand at weaving on Sunday, December 6, from 1:30–4 pm. The 20-minute film, An Unbroken Thread: Wool & Weaving in Northern New Mexico, will be shown at 1:30 and 2:30 pm in the History Museum auditorium. Throughout the afternoon, representatives from the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center and museum educators will engage visitors in the materials of the weaver’s trade and showcase finished textiles. This event is free with admission. Sundays are free to NM residents; children 16 and under are free daily.

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Dec 6, 2015
Lights of Kuaua
Coronado Historic Site
A Winter Celebration

Join Coronado Historic Site to celebrate the winter season with food vendors, live music, and native dancers!

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Dec 9, 2015
CreativeMornings enters a time warp: Ed Fenimore on Time
New Mexico History Museum
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join Los Alamos astrophysicist Ed Fenimore as he explores the theme of “time” at this month’s CreativeMornings event. Do a little creative networking and enjoy pastries and coffee from the Santa Fe Baking Co.

 

 

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Dec 11, 2015
Christmas at the Palace
New Mexico History Museum
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, piñatas, craft-making activities, a chance to operate an antique printing press and the visit of Mr. and Mrs. Claus -- all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors. A free, family event. (Donations of non-perishable food welcomed.)

The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event. Enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave. The History Museum will remain closed during the event.

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Dec 11, 2015
Carolyn Riman’s Advent
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Carolyn Riman’s Advent, brought to you by Axle Contemporary, will be parked outside near the corner of Lincoln & Palace 5:30-8pm

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Dec 12, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015
Young Native Artists Winter Show
New Mexico History Museum
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the Young Native Artists Winter Show. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the Meem Community Room from 9 am to 3 pm, December 12 and 13. Free.

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Dec 12, 2015
Artistís Talk and Workshop with Wanesia Spry Misquadace
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Birch Bark Biting and Quill Medallions

Misquadace - who just earned her MFA from UW-Madison - will discuss the nearly-lost art of birch bark biting that she has helped keep alive. Following her talk, she’ll conduct a short workshop in which participants can use quills to embroider their own piece of birch bark!

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Dec 13, 2015
Las Posadas
New Mexico History Museum
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The annual candle-lit procession of Las Posadas travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This version of an old Hispanic tradition recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus—and throws in a few devils for good measure. Stay for carols, cookies and hot cider in the Palace Courtyard. Free.

The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event.

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Dec 13, 2015
Winter Traditions Celebration
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Annual MIAC Holiday Program

Celebrate the arrival of winter with MIAC’s annual Winter Traditions Celebration!

The schedule includes storytelling by Emmett Garcia (Santa Ana/Jemez Pueblo); dance performances by Diné Tah Dancers, hands-on holiday clay activity with Steven Lockwood (Ohkay Owingeh) as outlined below.



  • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm:  Holiday hands-on clay activity with Steven Lockwood, MIAC classroom

  • 1:00 pm: Diné Tah Dancers, Milner Plaza

  • 1:45 pm: Emmett Garcia, O’Keeffe Theatre

  • 2:30 pm: Diné Tah Dancers, Milner Plaza

  • 3:15 pm: Emmett Garcia, O’Keeffe Theatre  

  • Light refreshments throughout the afternoon

Sundays are FREE for New Mexico residents, so this is a great, low (or no!) cost family outing.
 

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Dec 16, 2015
Letís Take a Look
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Curators Look at Your Treasures

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them.

The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

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Dec 19, 2015
Caroling, caroling
New Mexico History Museum
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

Come to the History Museum’s second-floor Gathering Space for a few carols sung by members of Santa Fe’s acclaimed Desert Chorale. A quartet from the group will serenade visitors at 2 pm. This is a special treat, the Desert Chorale’s gift to our museum and guests. For more on the group and its winter schedule, log onto https://www.desertchorale.org/.

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Dec 20, 2015
Artist’s Talk
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
with Jeweler Duane Maktima

Join us to explore the legacy of Duane Maktima’s (Hopi/Laguna) handcrafted works. Duane’s works are represented in many museum gift shops and finer galleries and shops who represent the best in quality and spirit of the refined Native American craftsman. A master Jeweler-Designer-Craftsman has created a niche/trademark that lives on as heirloom pieces for many distinguished patrons and collectors.

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Dec 24, 2015
Early closing on Christmas Eve
New Mexico History Museum

We’re giving our staff and volunteers a last chance to finish their holiday duties by closing at noon on December 24. We’ll stay closed until 10 am on Saturday, December 26. We wish you and your loved ones a safe and peaceful Christmas.

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Dec 25, 2015
Closed for Christmas
New Mexico History Museum

The New Mexico History Museum is closed on Christmas Day. Please join us from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, December 26.

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Dec 26, 2015
Snow closing
New Mexico History Museum

The museum closed at 1 pm today because of snow and deteriorating road conditions. We’ll decide in the morning whether to alter further hours.

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Dec 27, 2015
Let it snow: We’re still open
New Mexico History Museum

We plan to open at 10 am today and keep regular hours, pending any changes in the weather. Drive carefully!

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