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Jun 17, 2022 - Mar 12, 2023
"Chocolate: The Exhibition" opens at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

“Chocolate: The Exhibition” is nearly ready to open at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS), and we will have a few new treats for you to explore once it does. 

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Dec 2, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022
Cardboard Playhouse: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer JR.
National Hispanic Cultural Center

The holiday classic soars off the screen in this Broadway Junior musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Performances on Dec. 2, Dec. 4, Dec. 10, and Dec. 11.

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Dec 9, 2022
Light Among the Ruins
Jemez Historic Site
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Light Among the Ruins is a fantastic opportunity to take in the beauty of Giusewa Pueblo and San Jose de los Jemez Mission, enhanced by the hundreds of farolitos dotting the site — and to appreciate the culture of Jemez Pueblo and Jemez Springs.

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Dec 9, 2022
Noche de Familia: Encanto
National Hispanic Cultural Center
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Decorate ornaments and craft luminarias, while enjoying music, hot chocolate, and biscochitos. Then, enjoy a free screening of Encanto at 7:00 pm!

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Dec 10, 2022
Museum Holiday Open House
New Mexico History Museum
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free Admission

Please join the New Mexico History Museum, the Museum of Art, and the Friends of History to celebrate the holiday season with a combined open house event. Along with music, crafts and holiday cheer, we encourage you to weave through the history of New Mexico and enjoy fabulous art in our gallery exhibitions.


Museums are open 10-5pm, and events are scheduled from 11-4pm.


Complimentary admission to both museums for this special day! 

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Dec 10, 2022
Holiday Open House
New Mexico Museum of Art
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The New Mexico Museum of Art’s Holiday Open House is back this year and better than ever. 

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Dec 10, 2022
Christmas Joy
National Hispanic Cultural Center
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance as Magnify Dance Ensemble will present the 38th season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production, Christmas Joy.

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Dec 10, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022
Christmas Joy
National Hispanic Cultural Center
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Magnify Dance Ensemble presents Christmas Joy. Come, Experience the Miracle! Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance as Magnify Dance Ensemble will present the 38th season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production, Christmas Joy.

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Dec 10, 2022
Light Among the Ruins
Jemez Historic Site

Light Among the Ruins is a fantastic opportunity to take in the beauty of Giusewa Pueblo and San Jose de los Jemez Mission, enhanced by the hundreds of farolitos dotting the site — and to appreciate the culture of Jemez Pueblo and Jemez Springs.


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Dec 10, 2022
Holiday Open House
New Mexico Museum of Art | New Mexico History Museum
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

New Mexico Museum of Art and New Mexico History Museum bring holiday cheer to Santa Fe’s historic plaza.

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Dec 11, 2022
Las Posadas
New Mexico History Museum
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The 46th annual community celebrated event returns to the plaza

Las Posadas returns to historic Santa Fe plaza!

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Dec 11, 2022
Christmas Joy
National Hispanic Cultural Center
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance as Magnify Dance Ensemble will present the 38th season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production, Christmas Joy.

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Dec 11, 2022
MAKE & TAKE @ MOIFA
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for art in the atrium on Sundays with art projects, coloring sheets, and self-guided treasure hunts. Add to your explorations at MOIFA with fun collection-inspired bilingual art kits, facilitated by our fantastic MOIFA docents. Our projects are always changing with changing gallery treasure hunts for the whole family.

This month’s themes: Sunday, December 11th - Tin Art, Make an Embossed Aluminum Frame!

Museum admission is always free for Kids and Members, program included with admission.

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Dec 16, 2022
FOCA+P Holiday Party
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

A holiday festivity for current Friends of Contemporary Art and Photography (FOCA+P) members.

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Dec 16, 2022
Winter Glow Holiday Stroll on Museum Hill
Museum Hill Partners
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a delightful winter celebration at the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Explore and enjoy family-friendly activities at each of our sites throughout the program.

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Dec 16, 2022
Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment
National Hispanic Cultural Center
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

It’s an opportunity to experience our holiday traditions here in New Mexico blended with the most popular holiday ballet of all time! 

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Dec 16, 2022
Winter Glow Holiday Stroll on Museum Hill
Museum of International Folk Art
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a delightful winter celebration at the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Explore and enjoy family-friendly activities at each of our sites throughout the program. 

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Dec 16, 2022
Winter Glow Holiday Stroll on Museum Hill
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a delightful winter celebration at the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Explore and enjoy family-friendly activities at each of our sites throughout the program. 


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Dec 17, 2022
Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

It’s an opportunity to experience our holiday traditions here in New Mexico blended with the most popular holiday ballet of all time! 

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Dec 17, 2022
Lights of Los Luceros
Los Luceros Historic Site
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Walk the grounds and explore the majestic historic buildings while they are all lit up for the holidays!

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Dec 17, 2022 - Dec 18, 2022
Native American Portal Artisans’ Winter Youth Show
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free Admission

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more by supporting the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople.


Join the children and grandchildren of artists associated with the New Mexico History Museums’ Portal Program as they demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the museum’s main lobby.


Free event

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Dec 17, 2022
Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment
National Hispanic Cultural Center
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

It’s an opportunity to experience our holiday traditions here in New Mexico blended with the most popular holiday ballet of all time! 

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Dec 17, 2022
Holiday on the Hill!
New Mexico Museum of Space History
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
A Free Day at the Museum for You and Yours!

The Museum of Space History is pleased to present "Holiday on the Hill" on Saturday, December 17. This free day at the museum features free admission for the entire family, fun activities for kids, holiday carolers, and a food drive at the New Horizons Theater and Planetarium - see a planetarium film or live star show for the low admission price of two cans of food per person!

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Dec 18, 2022
Native American Portal Artisans’ Winter Youth Show
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free Admission

A fantastic opportunity to begin supporting the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople.


 

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Dec 18, 2022
Nacimientos Open House
Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Explore the Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property’s more than 200 Nativity scenes!

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Dec 18, 2022
Winter Stroll at the Palace
New Mexico History Museum
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Free public event presented by the New Mexico History Museum

Experience the Palace of the Governors’ historical ambience, plus a taste of the holidays.

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Dec 18, 2022
MAKE & TAKE @ MOIFA
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for art in the atrium on Sundays with art projects, coloring sheets, and self-guided treasure hunts. Add to your explorations at MOIFA with fun collection-inspired bilingual art kits, facilitated by our fantastic MOIFA docents. Our projects are always changing with changing gallery treasure hunts for the whole family.

This month’s themes: Sunday, December 18th - Tin Art, Make an Embossed Aluminum Frame!

Museum admission is always free for Kids and Members, program included with admission.

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Dec 18, 2022
Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment
National Hispanic Cultural Center
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

It’s an opportunity to experience our holiday traditions here in New Mexico blended with the most popular holiday ballet of all time! 

more information »

Dec 18, 2022
Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment
National Hispanic Cultural Center
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

It’s an opportunity to experience our holiday traditions here in New Mexico blended with the most popular holiday ballet of all time! 

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Dec 19, 2022
VIRTUAL TOURS: 40th Anniversary of the Alexander Girard Wing
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kick-off the 40th Anniversary of the Alexander Girard Wing with the Museum of International Folk Art in December. As part of the Celebration, we invite you to join us for 3 different virtual tours of the Wing- Nativities; 40th Fab Favs; and Focus on Five- presented over zoom with our Fabulous Docents as your guides. An engaging and intriguing peek into the world of "Multiple Visions: Common Bonds" for everyone; and all free. Please note tours run on MOUNTAIN TIME.

Register for the zoom at the date and time you prefer below:


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Dec 20, 2022
Farm-La-La
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s first "Farm-La-La" event is scheduled for Dec. 20 from 4-7 p.m.

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Dec 20, 2022 - Dec 29, 2022
Family Science Days at NMMNHS
New Mexico Museum of Art | New Mexico History Museum

Winter break is nearly upon us, but there are plenty of opportunities for kids to continue learning about science even after school lets out. Join us at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) for a series of Family Science Days over winter break. 

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Dec 21, 2022
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Joseph Aguilar
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tune into SAR Artists Live on Thursday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. MDT!

We chat with Joseph Aguilar (San Ildefonso), a member of the Pueblo Pottery Collective. This Native-based collective is comprised of artists, community organizers, museum professionals, scholars and more – namely, all of whom have been curators for the exhibition “Grounded in Clay”.

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Dec 21, 2022
Let’s Take a Look
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

MIAC staff are returning to the museum’s lobby to look at your treasures for "Let’s Take a Look". Bring a weaving, ceramic, piece of jewelry (or something else!) to our in-person meeting, and curator of ethnology Tony Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo) and MIAC assistant curator, Lillia McEnaney. 

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Dec 21, 2022
Science Fiction or Fact- "The Martian" (2015)
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
5:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science as we celebrate the Winter Solstice with an evening of science fiction and stargazing!

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Dec 21, 2022
Library Open House
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

We invite you to drop into the Museum Library on Dec. 21 from 10 AM - 1 PM to view greeting cards from our archival collections.

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Dec 31, 2022
Opera Southwest: New Year’s with the Opera!
National Hispanic Cultural Center
2:30 PM - 2:30 PM

New Year’s with the Opera! is a fun variety show featuring Opera Southwest’s most beloved recent performers, the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, and the Opera Southwest Chamber Orchestra.  With a variety of opera favorites and light classics, there is something for everyone to ring in the New Year.

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Dec 31, 2022
Noches de Luminarias
Fort Selden Historic Site
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

After two years, the Site’s annual holiday tradition has returned!

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Jan 5, 2023
VIRTUAL TOURS: 40th Anniversary of the Alexander Girard Wing
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kick-off the 40th Anniversary of the Alexander Girard Wing with the Museum of International Folk Art in December. As part of the Celebration, we invite you to join us for 3 different virtual tours of the Wing- Nativities; 40th Fab Favs; and Focus on Five- presented over zoom with our Fabulous Docents as your guides. An engaging and intriguing peek into the world of "Multiple Visions: Common Bonds" for everyone; and all free. Please note tours run on MOUNTAIN TIME.

Register for the zoom at the date and time you prefer below:


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Jan 6, 2023
First Friday- A Last Look at Transgressions and Amplifications
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This exhibition is closing Jan. 8, so be sure to stop by for a last look!

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Jan 7, 2023
Hardtack
Fort Selden Historic Site
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Ranger Mike to learn about this once common soldier food. Discuss why it was popular (was it?) and how to make it. Demonstration and ranger interaction included in general admission.

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Jan 8, 2023
Pop-In and Pop-Up: San Felipe Pottery Exhibition and Demonstration
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Swing by to view Evolutions in Clay, a pop-up exhibition on the dynamic and diverse tradition of pottery making in San Felipe Pueblo. Then stick around to join potters Ray Garica (San Felipe) and Ricardo Ortiz (San Felipe) for an afternoon of storytelling and artmaking. 

Admission to the museum and exhibition programming is free to New Mexico residents.  

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Jan 8, 2023
Family Mornings at Folk Art
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our monthly Family Mornings at Folk Art program featuring storytime, art activity, and explorations in the galleries. FREE Family Program!


Themes:



  • January 8th - Dressing with Purpose & Staying Warm | Make a Fleece Poncho

  • February 12th - Lunar New Year & Stories | Make a Puppet Theater

  • March 12th - Circus Fun!

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Jan 11, 2023
Ranger-Guided Tour
Fort Selden Historic Site
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Ranger Flo for a guided tour of the Fort Selden ruins. Explore 1400 years of history from the Mogollon to the Spanish and the American military.

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Jan 12, 2023
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Brian D. Vallo
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Tune into SAR Artists Live on Thursday, January 12 at 6:00 p.m. MDT to hear about “Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery”, firsthand, from one if it’s curators: Brian D. Vallo.

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Jan 12, 2023
Frontiers in Science: Wildfire, Water and Climate Change with Adam Atchley
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Protecting Communities and Supporting Ecosystem Resilience

We invite you to join us for this talk to learn how Los Alamos National Laboratory is providing innovative scientific tools to safely manage burns to maximize ecosystem stability, reduce carbon release, and protect human health, air quality, and water resources.

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Jan 18, 2023
Ranger-Guided Tour
Fort Selden Historic Site
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Ranger Mike for a guided tour of the Fort Selden ruins. Explore 1400 years of history from the Mogollon to the Spanish and the American military.

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Jan 19, 2023
Third Thursday: A Musical Tribute to Western Eye
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a “farewell” to the exhibition Western Eyes looking at the art alongside musical inspiration.

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Jan 24, 2023
Winter Lecture Series with El Rancho de Las Golondrinas: Matt Fitsimmons
New Mexico Museum of Art
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Forging the Future: Navajo Silversmithing & the Art of the Resistance

We invite you this lecture and to learn about the origins of Navajo/Diné silversmithing and the ration-token counterfeiting operation at Bosque Redondo

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Jan 28, 2023
Trade Along El Camino Real
Fort Selden Historic Site
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Ranger Flo and learn about the history of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, one of North America’s oldest roads. Walk on a portion of the trail and check out some of the goods that were traded along the trail. 

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Feb 3, 2023
First Friday: Date Night at the Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We invite you to make a connection over discussions about art!

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Feb 4, 2023
Campfire Cooking: Buffalo Soldiers
Fort Selden Historic Site
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Ranger Mike and learn some basic campfire cooking focusing on the Buffalo Soldiers. Experience African American cooking culture from the later part of the 19th century.

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Feb 5, 2023
N.M. Art Book Club
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for thoughtful discussion as we explore the galleries through the lens of Robert Henri’s classic The Art Spirit.

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Feb 5, 2023
Family Art Making
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On the first Sunday of each month we invite families to join us for a fun art-making session at the Museum. 

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Feb 11, 2023
Ranger-Guided Tour: The Buffalo Soldiers
Fort Selden Historic Site
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Ranger Flo for a guided tour of Fort Selden focusing on the Buffalo Soldier experience.

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Feb 14, 2023
Life Drawing at the Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a casual session of life drawing at the Museum.

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Feb 15, 2023
Ranger-Guided Tour: The Buffalo Soldiers
Fort Selden Historic Site
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Ranger Mike for a guided tour of Fort Selden focusing on the Buffalo Soldier experience.

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Feb 16, 2023
Third Thursday: Fast Art
New Mexico Museum of Art
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a series of 3-minute talks on a range of topics by artists and cultural thinkers from around Santa Fe.

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Feb 22, 2023
Coyotes
Fort Selden Historic Site
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Ranger Flo to learn abou these common, and sometimes misunderstood, creatures.

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Feb 25, 2023
Community Day for the exhibition Nature of Glass
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the opening weekend of the exhibition The Nature of Glass.

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Feb 28, 2023
Winter Lecture Series with El Rancho de Las Golondrinas: Ron Duncan Hart
New Mexico Museum of Art
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
New Mexico’s Hidden Jewish Heritage

We invite you to join us for a lecture exploring Jewish Heritage in New Mexico.

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Mar 3, 2023
First Friday: Performance by the Capitol 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 Capitol High School. 

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Mar 5, 2023
Family Art Making
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We invite families to join us in a fun art-making session at the Museum.

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Mar 14, 2023
Life Drawing at the Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

We invite you to the Museum for a casual session of life drawing.

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