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May 1, 2022
Dawn ’til Dusk Day
Los Luceros Historic Site
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Los Luceros Historic Site will extend its hours from sunrise to sunset on the first Sunday of each month. During this time, entrance into Los Luceros will be FREE for New Mexico residents and includes access to the site’s visitor center, historic buildings, trails, and picnic areas.

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May 1, 2022
NM RESIDENT FREE SUNDAY
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico residents admitted FREE the first Sunday of each month. Youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members are always free. We are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Come Explore our engaging exhibits!

 

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May 1, 2022
New Mexico Outdoor Pass: FISH
Los Luceros Historic Site
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Join us for a New Mexico Outdoor Pass special event: Fish! During this fish-themed day at Los Luceros Historic Site you’ll enjoy a tour of their grounds, make arts and crafts, and you’ll have an opportunity to join New Mexico Department of Game and Fish for a beginner-friendly fishing event (11-2:30 only for NMDGF portion of the event). Fishing poles and bait will be provided.

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May 4, 2022
CLEARLY INDIGENOUS
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Conversations on Glass Art: Raven Skyriver (Tlingit) and Dan Friday (Lummi)

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) invites you to virtually join Raven Skyriver (Tlingit) and Dan Friday (Lummi) for the last iteration of our lecture series surrounding our current exhibition, "Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass."

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May 4, 2022
Friends of History Wednesday Lecture Series
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Greetings and All That Sort of Thing: A Preview of the Baumann Archive

Please join Thomas Leech, Curator (Retired), Palace Press, New Mexico History Museum as he shares on the life and times of artist Gustave Baumann as documented though more than 30 boxes of recently received documents containing correspondence, print and sales records, handwritten notes, scrapbooks, color palettes, woodblocks, photographs, and ephemera as part of our Friends of History lecture series.

Please register to join the ONLINE Event here: 

https://friendsofhistorynm.org/event/greetings-and-al…-baumann-archive/

Photo credit: 

Title: Greetings, and All That Sort of Thing. Gustave Baumann, 1935 Holiday Card.

Attribution: Fray Angelico Chavez History Library, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM

Donations Welcome

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May 4, 2022
What Goes on in a Box of 100 Yōkai? A conversation between monster makers
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

FREE wtih museum admission


Junya Kōno is a yōkai scholar and artist. He teaches Yōkai Tourism at Kyoto’s Saga University of the Arts. In 2008, Kōno founded the yōkai student art collective Hyakuyōbako (Box of 100 Yōkai), and has since organized yōkai-themed events in Kyoto, such as Ichijō Hyakki Yagyō, an annual yōkai costume parade that emulates the famous Hyakki Yagyō emaki (Night Parade of One Hundred Demons scroll painting). In 2018, Kōno began working as a collaborator on MOIFA’s exhibition, Yokai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan.


Misaki Yasaka is an artist, a member of the yōkai art collective, Hyakuyōbako (Box of 100 Yōkai), and a recent graduate of Kyoto’s Saga University of the Arts. She collaborates with Kōno to create yōkai-themed events in Kyoto and and performs as a yōkai at haunted spaces. She has exhibited her artwork in Japan and currently in MOIFA’s exhibition, Yokai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan. She is also featured in the exhibition’s immersive Japanese ghost house performing traditional Japanese ghost stories.

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May 6, 2022
Palace Avenue First Friday Art Walk
New Mexico History Museum
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join us as we celebrate Art and History every first Friday evening of every month with some of our additional museum and gallery friends located along Palace Avenue in the heart of the historic Santa Fe Plaza. Each month we will highlight something new and wonderful to share. Together, we hope to educate, inspire, and encourage a love and appreciation of history and the diversity of art that the city different is so well known for. For this month, the History Museum offers our fascinating history of "In Search of Domiguez and Escalante", closing June 19th and located in the Palace of the Governors. Please enter by way of our main entrance on Lincoln Avenue.

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May 7, 2022 - May 8, 2022
Folk Art Flea Donation Days
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

Bring your tax-deductible folk art donations to MOIFA rear parking lot, 706 Camino Lejo, or call 505-476-1201 to make other arrangements.

Proceeds from the Folk Art Flea support education and exhibition programs of the Museum of International Folk Art through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF), a private 501c3 nonprofit organization.

For more information, go to: https://www.museumfoundation.org/events/folk-art-flea/

 

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May 7, 2022
All ages Yōkai art making event
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join visiting Japanese Yōkai artists Junya Kōno and Misaki Yasaka for an all ages Yōkai hands-on art making workshop.

Drop in anytime between 2-4 pm to make your own Japanese accordian book filled wtih monsters!

FREE with Museum Admission

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May 10, 2022
Virtual Tour: Folk Art Focus on Five
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Catch our last 2 virtuals tours till end of June!... Can’t wait to have a guided look at MOIFA’s Girard Wing with its 10,000 pieces of vibrantly colored and fantastically arranged folk art from dozens of countries? Here’s an opportunity to tour or even re-visit—virtually—Alexander Girard’s last massive art installation from the comfort of your home or hotel with fantastic MOIFA docents.  Tuesdays at 11am Mountain Time. The five “stop” tour lasts about 45 minutes. Register in advance for dates with links below:


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May 11, 2022
Native Pottery Demonstration Series
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Marlene and Dominic Melchor (Santo Domingo Pueblo)

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) invites you to virtually join potters with Marlene Melchor and Dominic Melchor (Santo Domingo Pueblo) on Wednesday, May 11, 2021, at 10 a.m. MST for MIAC’s popular Native Pottery Demonstration series via Zoom. 

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May 12, 2022
POSTPONED: Frontiers in Science
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Protecting Communities and Supporting Ecosystem Resilience

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May 13, 2022 - May 14, 2022
NHCC to host author ire’ne lara silva for two-day event
National Hispanic Cultural Center

The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is thrilled to welcome the second writer in its Escribir | Escuchar: Hispanic & Latine Writer Series, ire’ne lara silva, to the Cultural Center for a special two-day event later this month. 

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May 14, 2022
Family Mornings At Folk Art
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us at the museum on the Second Saturday of the Month for our Family Mornings at Folk Art program featuring storytime, art activity, and explorations in the galleries. FREE Family Program with Free museum admission included



  • May 14th - Animals in Folk Art  

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May 14, 2022 - May 15, 2022
FOLK ART FLEA DONATION DAYS
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

Bring your tax-deductible folk art donations to MOIFA rear parking lot, 706 Camino Lejo, or call 505-476-1201 to make other arrangements.

Proceeds from the Folk Art Flea support education and exhibition programs of the Museum of International Folk Art through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation (MNMF), a private 501c3 nonprofit organization.

For more information, go to: https://www.museumfoundation.org/events/folk-art-flea/

 

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May 15, 2022
NMMNHS to host eclipse viewing event on May 15
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
8:45 PM - 11:30 PM

Join us at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) on the evening of Sunday, May 15 to catch the first total lunar eclipse that will be visible in New Mexico since 2019.

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May 15, 2022
FRIENDS OF FOLK ART PRESENTS A MEMBERS ONLY EVENT: MODERN MAYAN TEXTILES with Beverley Spears, FAIA
Museum of International Folk Art
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) are invited hear local expert Beverley Spears share her research and knowledge of the ancient form of Guatemalan textiles. Learn how to distinguish which area textiles come from by their shape, color and weaving. Beverley will also share photographs of her extensive collection of Mayan textiles. Join in the fun and wear your favorite huipil!

All participants must be current members of the Friends of Folk Art. A Single membership allows access to one ticket. A Dual membership allows for two tickets, but each member must register separately.

If you are not a FOFA member and would like to join, please visit: https://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-folk-art/

FOFA requires proof of vaccination and booster to attend this gathering. This gathering is subject to current COVID Protocols. Masks are required.

 

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May 17, 2022
Virtual Tour: Folk Art Focus on Five
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Catch our last virtual tour before we go on break!... Can’t wait to have a guided look at MOIFA’s Girard Wing with its 10,000 pieces of vibrantly colored and fantastically arranged folk art from dozens of countries? Here’s an opportunity to tour or even re-visit—virtually—Alexander Girard’s last massive art installation from the comfort of your home or hotel with fantastic MOIFA docents.  Tuesdays at 11am Mountain Time. The five “stop” tour lasts about 45 minutes. Register in advance for dates with links below:


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May 20, 2022
Media Alert: Heritage Preservation Awards to commemorate NM’s heritage on May 20
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

New Mexico Historic Preservation Division (HPD) will host the 2022 edition of the Heritage Preservation Awards virtually on Friday, May 20 at 1 p.m. The presentation will be held live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nmhistoricpreservation or on Zoom at https://bit.ly/3L2G0rb (passcode: awards).   

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May 21, 2022
Crafting New Pathways: A walking-stick-making workshop with Sámi artists Jenni Laiti and Tilde-Ristin Kuoljok
Museum of International Folk Art
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 In this workshop the Arctic Sámi craft and the New Mexican landscape meet. Participants make their own walking sticks with from locally sourced materials from Santa Fe and crafting materials from Sápmi. This workshop is led by Sámi duojárs (masters of traditional Sámi crafts) Jenni Laiti and Tilde-Ristin Kuoljok. While working, Laiti and Kuoljok will talk about Indigenous peoples of the Arctic, the Sámi and their traditional crafts, duodji.

Registration and a $10.00 fee to cover materials are required for this workshop.  To register, send an email to:  leslie.fagre@state.nm.us

You will receive an email confirmation.

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May 21, 2022
Audubon Day: A Celebration of Birds
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

On May 21st, 2022, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC)/Laboratory of Anthropology staff will host Audubon Day: A Celebration of Birds, at Museum Hill, outside the Laboratory of Anthropology building from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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May 25, 2022
Mesa Talks: The Lucero Legacy by Rebecca Ward
Los Luceros Historic Site
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome to the second Mesa Talks lecture of the season. This is a lecture series between Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project and Los Luceros Historic Site focusing on all things history and archaeology in New Mexico and the Southwest! This will be hosted in person at Los Luceros as well as streamed virtually on Facebook and YouTube. 

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May 25, 2022
ENGAGING THE FUTURE: Conversations with Goodman Fellowship Artist
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Conversation with Carly Feddersen (Confederated Tibes of the Colville Reservation)

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture invites you to the final iteration of our 2021-2022 lecture series, Engaging the Future: Conversations with Goodman Fellowship Artists. This series has been an opportunity for our MIAC community to become better acquainted with our Goodman Fellows through hour-long Zoom visits to their home studios.

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May 26, 2022
FRIENDS OF FOLK ART MEMBERS ONLY EVENT: DAY TRIP TO ALBUQUERQUE FOR FOLK ART, ARCHITECTURE AND ART OF THE NEW DEAL
Museum of International Folk Art
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) are invited on a field trip for a unique day in Albuquerque to visit the Historic Los Poblanos Inn as well as the Zimmerman Library on the campus of UNM and The Tile House, a unique home covered inside and out with mosaic tile.  

Cost: $90, which covers lunch, bus transportation from Los Poblanos, and docent/guide fees. All participants are responsible for their own transportation to Los Poblanos. This trip is limited to 25 participants. 

All participants must be current members of FOFA. A single membership allows access to one ticket while a dual membership allow for two tickets, but each member must register separately. If you are not currently a FOFA member and would like to join, please visit: https://www.museumfoundation.org/friends/friends-of-folk-art/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 28, 2022
Bosque Redondo: A Place of Suffering...A Place of Survival Grand Opening Event
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner

Fort Sumner, NM - New Mexico Historic Sites (NMHS) announces the grand opening commemoration event for the permanent interpretive exhibition “Bosque Redondo: A Place of Suffering…A Place of Survival” on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner Historic Site. A full day of events is planned, including welcome speeches, music, and cultural dance performances from Navajo (Diné) and Mescalero Apache (Ndé) community members, activities for children, and a complimentary barbeque lunch for the first 500 guests made possible by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and the Friends of Bosque Redondo Memorial. A Navajo rug and Native American art auction will be held in the afternoon. Tribal partners, VIP guests, all the collaborative partners, and the public are invited.  

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May 28, 2022
Community Day Celebration & Youth Open Mic
New Mexico Museum of Art

Free Community Day in celebration of the exhibition Poetic Justice: Judith F. Baca, Mildred Howard, and Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith, on view at the New Mexico Museum of Art through June 19, 2022

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