Frederica Antonio began making pottery at age 18. Antonio was inspired to continue her family’s pottery tradition by her mother-in-law, Mildred Antonio, who taught her all the fundamentals. Specializing in contemporary hand-coiled pottery with hand-painted, intricate designs that dazzle the eye, Antonio uses multiple colors, creating an interesting three-dimensional effect. Like the pottery in Painted Reflections, her intricate designs engage the viewer. Antonio will demonstrate the striking painting techniques of her innovative Acoma style.
Buchsbaum Gallery - Free with museum admission.
Mar 3, 2023
First Friday: Performance by the Capital High School Guitar Ensemble
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Join us for An Evening of Classical Guitar featuring students from Santa Fe’s Capital High School.
Culture, skill, and entertainment will be in abundance at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s 23rd-annual Cowboy Days celebration in Las Cruces. The fun is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. The family-friendly admission price is $10 per carload.
New Mexico residents admitted FREE on 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!
Participate in this Sunday’s Make & Take program, and make an Ema, a Japanese Wishing Plaque.
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.
Mar 5, 2023
First Sundays of the Month– Sunday, Funday!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
We’re launching our first “Sunday, Funday.” Every first Sunday of the month, the Museum will feature programing events including, hands on family activities, lectures, storytelling, and much more. Bring the whole family its Free!
Dr. Elisabeth Stone, Women’s Lives in the Past: What can we learn from archaeology? NOON–1PM - Museum of Indian Arts and Culture - Kathryn O’Keeffe Theater
Women and children have always been vital, visible parts of our communities, but you might not know that when looking at archaeological studies and reconstructions. Join us for a conversation about ways that archaeology and history can take a closer look at women’s lives in the past using feminist approaches to research, and how this knowledge can inform our lives today. Dr. Elisabeth Stone is the new Regional Manager for the Coronado Historic Site (CHS) and Jemez Historic Site (JHS). She is an accomplished archaeologist with an emphasis on equity, community, and collaboration. Her area of focus is cultural heritage, particularly Indigenous history, archeology, and contemporary life.
Yucca Fiber Sandal Making with Mary Weahkee 1–3PM - Musuem of Indian Arts and Culture Education Classroom
Mary Weahkee, Comanche/Santa Clara Pueblo, attended California State University, Fullerton and later taught PE classes in local schools. It was in 1992 that her interest in archeology began, she says “I discovered that I had a natural curiosity about where my people came from.” In 2006 she was hired to help excavate the Santa Fe Convention Center and joined the Office of Archeological Studies, (OAS). She’s been with the OAS for 16 years and is known as “the yucca lady.” She teaches the traditional uses of this versatile plant. She wants to preserve cultural knowledge as well as revive forgotten art forms.
Please join us for a talk with Navajo textile artists Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Jean Teller Ornelas, who will share their stories and experiences of the Navajo weaving tradition and Santa Fe’s annual Indian Market.
Lecture is Free WITH Admission.
Meet the speakers:
Navajo tapestry weaver Lynda Teller Pete was born into the Tábąąhá (Water Edge Clan) and born for the Tó’aheedlíinii (Two Waters Flow Together Clan). Originally from the Two Grey Hills, Newcomb, NM area of the Navajo Nation. She lives in Denver with her husband Belvin Pete. Weaving is a legacy in the Teller family. For over seven generations, her family has produced award-winning rugs in the traditional Two Grey Hills regional style. Along with her weaving, Lynda is collaborating with fiber art centers, museums, universities, fiber guilds and other art venues to educate the public about Navajo history and the preservation of Navajo weaving traditions. Lynda and her sister Barbara wrote Spider Woman’s Children, Navajo Weavers Today in 2018. This book is the first book written about Navajo weavers by Navajo weavers since the time of Spanish and colonial contacts. Their second book is How to weave a Navajo rug and other lessons from Spider Woman in 2020. Lynda has also collaborated with three authors on the book, Navajo Textiles: The Crane Collection at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in 2016. Lynda has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in Public Programs from Arizona State University. She is also a 2022-2023 Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellow and has been elected as Board Director by the Textile Society of America for 2020-2025.
Barbara Jean Teller Ornelas is a fifth-generation Master Navajo Weaver and culture bearer, raised near the famed Two Grey Hills Trading Post on the Navajo Nation. Her father, Sam Teller (1918–2000), was a Navajo trader for thirty-two years, and her mother, Ruth Teller (1928–2014), was a weaver, gardener, quilter, and photographer. When Teller Ornelas was ten, her paternal grandmother dreamed that she would become a great weaver who shared their traditions around the world. Fifty-six years later, Teller Ornelas has not only honed her artistry as a Two Grey Hills weaver but shared it with audiences internationally in the form of workshops, lectures, and exhibitions. For Teller Ornelas, weaving is a living thing, she uses her weavings to tell stories—a legacy passed down by her great-grandfather, a Keeper of Stories who was a prisoner of war at Bosque Redondo after the U.S. military forcibly relocated the Navajo people in 1863. Teller Ornelas is herself a survivor of two U.S. government residential schools—institutions which aimed to eradicate Navajo culture. In the face of this, she has dedicated her life to preserving and innovating Navajo weaving. Her designs reference both her matrilineal traditions and lived experience. As a teacher, she has shared her knowledge with students from Arizona to Peru, to Uzbekistan, to Kyrgyzstan, building solidarity with other indigenous peoples. Today, her mission is to connect Navajo people in her own cultural ecosystem with their heritage by passing on this crucial ancestral knowledge and nurturing new generations of Navajo weavers.
Join us for our monthly Family Mornings at Folk Art program featuring storytime, art activity, and explorations in the galleries. FREE Family Program!
March 12th - Circus Fun! Enjoy the special performance of "Too Much Noise" a folk tale presented by Wise Fool New Mexico.
It’s Churro Sheep Day! In parternship with Española Fiber Aets, and in honor of Churro Week, Los Luceros Historic Site is hosting a day all about the Site’s sheep. Come learn about Churro Sheep and their importance to New Mexico!
Explore the ways of Pueblo life through cooking, art demonstrations, dances, and much more at Jemez Historic Site, once a month. Visit with local artists, enjoy some pueblo food, or try a new skill. Learn the history of Guisewa with this engaging, hands-on opportunity!
During Let’s Take a Look, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology wait in the lobby to look at your treasures. They will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them. While our curators prefer to work with objects from the Southwest, they are willing to take a look at anything you might bring in. If they cannot identify an object an attempt will be made to find someone who can! Sometimes, the lively discussion among curators may provide as much insight as an accurate object identification itself.
The event is always free and open to the public, but please note Federal and State regulations prohibit the monetary appraisal of objects.
It’s that time of year again! Los Luceros Historic Site is looking for volunteer help to clean along the acequia madre. Like the other farms along the acequia, the Site is obligated to help clean the acequia madre every year in order to get ready to turn the ditch on in mid-to-late March.
A public talk by YUMOTO Kōichi: From Collecting to Making Museums: Creating the Yumoto Kōichi Yōkai Museum.
Mr. Yumoto, founder of the YUMOTO Kōichi Yōkai Museum (Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Prefecture), has researched and collected yōkai material for more than thirty years, which culminated in a collection of approximately five thousand objects. He donated his collection to Miyoshi City, forming the basis of this new Yōkai Museum, which opened in April 2019. He is a former curator and general manager of the Kawasaki City Civic Museum (Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture). Among his publications in English are Yōkai Museum: The Art of Japanese Supernatural Beings from the YUMOTO Kōichi Collection (2013) and Yōkai Wonderland: More Supernatural Beings in Japanese Art from the YUMOTO Kōichi Collection (2018), and he is a contributor to the publication, Yōkai: Ghosts, Demons, & Monsters of Japan (Katz-Harris, editor, Museum of New Mexico Press: 2019), the companion book to the exhibition at the Museum of International Folk Art.
Traveling from Tokyo, Mr. Yumoto will join us on March 19, at 2 pm to talk about his wonderful collection and amazing Museum.
Mar 26, 2023
Retracing New Mexico’s Ancestry: Los Genízaros with Ranger Joseph Tackes
Los Luceros Historic Site
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
On Sunday, March 26, Ranger Joseph Tackes will be hosting a talk about the genízaros—a little-discussed story rooted in New Mexico’s history of indentured servitude.
Mar 28, 2023
Winter Lecture Series with El Rancho de Las Golondrinas: Alan Carr: The Manhattan Project
New Mexico Museum of Art
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mar 30, 2023
Student Art Exhibition | Exposición de Arte Estudiantil
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
We are excited to share about the collaboration with El Camino Real Academy Santa Fe Art Department and Museum of International Folk Art as part of our Museum-School Partnerships. This year, we focused on the exhibit La Cartonería Mexicana, students learned about paper mache and celebrations associated with this art form. Two sixth-grade classes had the opportunity to meet Dagwood Reeves, an Albuquerque-based artist to learn about his artistic practice and process. Students also created their own sculptures and masks using paper and paste.
The students’ artwork will be showed case in a collaborative exhibit at the museum. We encourage you to come see our young artists’ artwork. The exhibition will be on view from March 20th through the 31st in the museum atrium.
Mar 31, 2023
2023 School for Advanced Research Native Arts Speaker Series: Grounded in Clay Conversations
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Earth, Wind, Fire, Water: Pueblo Pottery and the Environment - Dr. Matthew Martinez, (Ohkay Owingeh); Jason Garcia (Santa Clara) and Dr. Christina M. Castro (Jemez, Taos, and Chicana)
Dr. Matthew Martinez (Ohkay Owingeh) sits down with Jason Garcia (Santa Clara) and Dr. Christina M. Castro (Jemez, Taos, and Chicana) to discuss deeply seated connections between Pueblo pottery and the environment. Martinez, Garcia, and Castro examine the ways in which Pueblo values and beliefs pertaining to the environment are reflected in Pueblo pottery and explore the impact of climate change on Pueblo communities and practices.