Nov 1, 2023
Friends of History Wednesday ONLINE Lecture Series
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Enchantorama’s Lenses: Photographs from the New Mexico Magazine Collection
Please join Hannah Abelbeck, Curator of Photographs and Archival Collections, New Mexico History Museum for an ON-LINE talk on the “EnchantOrama! New Mexico Magazine Turns 100” exhibition, currently on display at the New Mexico History Museum through Feb 16, 2024.
Collections Curator Hannah Abelbeck will discuss the EnchantOrama! exhibition and share a behind the scenes view into the Museum’s New Mexico Magazine Photo Collection. This lecture will include photo themes featured in the exhibition, introduce the rest of the collection not on display, dive deep into a few interesting frames, and discuss the visual legacy created by the Magazine’s editors and photographers.
Hannah Abelbeck has worked at the New Mexico History Museum for ten years and is currently the Curator of Photographs and Archival Collections in the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives and the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library. Originally from Nebraska, Hannah studied English and Art History at the University of Kansas and received a Masters in English from Pennsylvania State University. With experience in publishing, rare books, and special collections and archives, Collections Curator Abelbeck is an advocate for making the New Mexico History Museum’s archival collections more accessible to the public.Please register for this free ON-LINE event here: EnchantOrama’s Lenses: Photographs from the New Mexico Magazine Collection - Friends of History (friendsofhistorynm.org)
Visit us for FREE Admission for all as we celebrate Art and History every First Friday evening of every month!
Come immerse yourself in Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. On exhibit through 1/14/24!
Photo Credit: Crowd in the Reflecting Pool on Solidarity Day, 1968
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Laura Jones, © Laura Jones
Nov 3, 2023
First Friday: High School Performing Arts Initiative with the New Mexico School for the Arts Dance Department
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The New Mexico School for the Arts’ Dance Department is invested in highlighting its diverse group of dancers, as well as the rich history of its school through an interdisciplinary program and repertoire. For this reason, the department is collaborating with the Choir and Strings Ensemble from our school in this Fall Showcase.
Nov 4, 2023
Studio Workshop: Three Contemporary Artists Books with Julie R. Filatoff (Santa Fe Book Arts Group)
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Join Julie R. Filatoff of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group in this workshop to create your own artist books.
Have you ever wanted to learn more about Bosque Redondo Memorial’s new exhibit? Have you ever wanted to know more stories about the Diné (Navajo) and Ndé (Mescalero Apache)? Join Ranger Lily and Instructional Coordinator Rebekha on Saturday November 4, 2023 for a guided tour of the new permanent exhibition and exterior grounds at Fort Sumner Historic Site. These weekly tours will start at 1 p.m. and end at 3 p.m. We hope to see you there! This tour is included in general admission. $7/adult. Free for children 16 and under. Please call 575-355-2573 for more information.
Join us to celebrate our wildly popular exhibition Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan before it closes, MOIFA present a special Kabuki demonstration performance by Nakamura Gankyō (AKA Kirk Kanesaka). Kabuki theatre (歌舞伎, かぶき) is a classical form of Japanese theatre, mixing dramatic performance with traditional dance. Gankyō studied Kansai Kabuki acting at Shochiku Kamigata Kabuki Jyūku, in Osaka, one of the two Kabuki schools in Japan. The Preformance will include a scene of ’The Heron Maiden (Sagi Musume)’ and Highlights from ’The Babysitter and the Three Masks (Mitsumen Komori)’. This event on Sunday, November 5, marks the last day to visit the exhibition, Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan.
To request ASL interpretation for this event, contact Patricia Sigala by November 1st at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are thrilled to welcome Nakamura Gankyō (AKA Kirk Kanesaka) to Santa Fe for thh first time. Upon graduation, Gankyō was accepted into the Chikamatsu-za Troop as its youngest member, and apprenticed to the late National Living Treasure Sakata Tōjūrō IV. He was the first non-Japanese citizen to be accepted into the professional ranks of kabuki in the theater’s history. Gankyō earned his Ph.D. from UCLA in Japanese literature and was a Fulbright Scholar (2013-2015) at Waseda University and Tokyo University. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at California State University San Bernardino.
Nov 5, 2023
A Village in Bali and Its Painters, a lecture by Anne Frej
Museum of International Folk Art
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join the Friends of Folk Art for a lecture and slide show by Anne Frej. Anne will provide an inside look at the unique painting style of Batuan, a small village in Bali, Indonesia. As background, she will give an overview of the development of modern painting in Bali in the 1920s and 1930s, as the first generation of Bali painters made the transition from rice farmers to painters. Her focus on the painters of Batuan will be a personal narrative of the painters she got to know there and the stories behind their paintings. The techniques and styles, as well as inspirations will be discussed.
This lecture is for FOFA members ONLY. FOFA members will receive an invitation by email which will include all the details. A single membership allows access to one ticket. A dual membership allows for two tickets.
For information on joining FOFA, a membership group of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, please click here.
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PLEASE JOIN US:
11:00AM–3:00PM - Education Classroom
Family Friendly Hands-On Activities. Join us and get creative with our activities for all ages.
NOON–1:00PM - Kathryn O’Keeffe Theatre
Ehren Kee Natay (Kewa/Diné) Spirit Ranger Presentation
Ehren is a co-producer/songwriter for the Netflix animated series Spirit Rangers. In this presentation, Ehren will share his insights about working in the TV, film, and music industry, as well as his approach to creating music with an Indigenous sound. Ehren will demonstrate with both live instruments and pre-recorded performances.
Nov 9, 2023
Archival Activation! In Celebration of Rick Dillinghams Birthday
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Please join us for a look into the archives as we celebrate Rick Dillingham’s birthday by discovering letters, cards & ephemera that belonged to him.
Nov 9, 2023
HERE, NOW AND ALWAYS NATIVE NARRATIVES SPEAKER SERIES: Diné Sáanii Siláołtsooí Color Guard
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
CELEBRATING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF INDIGENOUS MEMBERS OF THE US ARMED FORCES TICKET INCLUDES MUSEUM ADMISSION
10:30 am Posting of the Flags by the all-woman Diné Sáanii Siláołtsooí Color Guard
11:00 am Panel Discussion with Helena Barney Anthony, US Marine Corps; Elciena Baker, US Navy/US Army; Natasha Nelson, US Air Force; Tina Yazzie, US Army; and Angela Barney Nez, US Army
Kathryn O’Keeffe Theatre
12:00 pm Lunch in honor of our Veterans, provided by the Feasting Place, Norma Naranjo, US Navy
Continuously running throughout the afternoon: (1 hour duration) Canes of Power, a NM PBS film, tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s historic decision to grant tribal sovereignty to each of New Mexico’s 19 Pueblos. Kathryn O’Keeffe Theatre
Generously funded by Edward and Maria Gale, Gale Family Foundation.
For more information, please call (505) 476-1272
Nov 11, 2023
Zulu Weaving, Zulu Culture, & the Global Imagination
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dr. Thokozani Mhlambi and Dr. Elizabeth Perrill in Conversation
An immersive celebration of South African Zulu weaving and vibrant culture featuring presentations and conversation between Dr. Thokozani Mhlambi and Dr. Elizabeth Perrill.
Dr. Mhlambi will be presenting his body of work called “Zulu Song Cycle.” Unlocking cultural ties, Zulu Song Cycle is, in part, a compilation of songs that draw on the spirits and cultural legacy of the KwaZulu-Natal region.
Dr. Perrill will be discussing her approach to art historical and contemporary research in South Africa and KwaZulu-Natal. Based in life-history methodologies, Perrill’s work has been grounded in conversations with isiZulu-speaking artists since 2003. She will discuss how this work informs her curatorial practice and the collaborative film project that was undertaken this summer in and around the Durban metropolitan area.
This event is in anticipation of the Museum of International Folk Art’s upcoming fall 2024 exhibition iNgqikithi yokuPhica / Weaving Meanings: Telephone Wire Art from South Africa.
The first major exhibition of telephone-wire art in any North American museum, Weaving Meanings brings together several significant collections generously donated to the museum by David Arment. Guest curator Dr. Elizabeth Perrill, one of the world’s foremost experts on Zulu ceramics, brings to the project over 15 years of experience collaborating with artists in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and 25 years of engaged research in Southern Africa.
Learn more about the project here:
FREE with RSVP to Eventbrite at: https://zuluweavingandculture.eventbrite.com/
To request ASL Interpretation contact Patricia Sigala by November 6 at: firstname.lastname@example.org
As the holiday season approaches, we want to offer an opportunity for our visitors to unwind and enjoy a lower sensory evening at the museum with a Relaxed Night. This very special Relaxed Night reminds us to appreciate our veterans and military families for their service and sacrifices.
Winter Letters from the Reservation Farolito Tour is a live interactive event that connects you, the visitor, to the site history through landscape and storytelling using Fort Sumner archival military correspondence and oral histories from the Diné (Navajo) and Ndé (Mescalero Apache).
Nov 18, 2023
Gus on the Bus!: Puppets and Printmaking on the Plaza
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Come tour the Baumann exhibit onboard the Wonders on Wheels mobile museum, and learn how to manipulate a marionette!
Have you ever wanted to learn more about Bosque Redondo Memorial’s new exhibit? Have you ever wanted to know more stories about the Diné (Navajo) and Ndé (Mescalero Apache)? Join Ranger Lily and Instructional Coordinator Rebekha on Saturday November 18, 2023 for a guided tour of the new permanent exhibition and exterior grounds at Fort Sumner Historic Site. These weekly tours will start at 1 p.m. and end at 3 p.m. We hope to see you there! This tour is included in general admission. $7/adult. Free for children 16 and under. Please call 575-355-2573 for more information.
With the holiday season right around the corner, the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces is the place to be on Nov. 18-19. HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market is a great opportunity to sample and shop for New Mexico’s award-winning food products.
A joint program of the New Mexico Museum of Art, the New Mexico History Museum, and Wonders on Wheels Mobile Museum.
Please join us for a fun-filled, all-ages event, showcasing the marionettes and woodblock landscapes of beloved New Mexico artist Gustave Baumann.
Come tour the Baumann exhibit onboard the "Wonders on Wheels Mobile Museum," (located on Palace Avenue, in front of the Museum of Art) and learn how to manipulate a marionette! Make your own marionette at the craft station in the lobby of the Museum of Art, and learn how to make a color woodblock print using replicas of Baumann’s blocks. Replicas of Baumann’s marionettes will also be on display!
1:00pm: Please join us in the Museum of Arts’ St. Francis Auditorium, where a panel of speakers will discuss new approaches to Baumann’s artworks, highlighting the new Ann Baumann Trust Collection of Gustave Baumann materials at the New Mexico History Museums’ Fray Angelico Chavez History Library.
Also, please visit the New Mexico History Museum for their latest exhibition; "Art from the Heart & Good Cheer for the New Year": Gustave Baumann and artists’ friends holiday card exhibition, a captivating display of holiday cards created by renowned woodcut artist Gustave Baumann. On display November 17 , 2023 through February 18, 2024.