Please join New Mexico State Historian Rob Martinez as he examines the role of racial mixing, identity, and the categorizing of humans living in Spanish Colonial New Mexico, through the lens of the casta, or caste system, using historical research, genealogy, and DNA in order to provide a clearer understanding of Hispano roots in New Mexico, and Latino-Meso America and Hispanic Europe, as part of our Friends of History lecture series.
Auditorium event with limited seating-bottled water only please.
Photo acquisition:1763 by Miguel Cabrera. Museum of the Americas collection.
Los Luceros is a local gem of the New Mexico Historic Sites. More than 150 species have been seen at Los Luceros and it is rarely open for birding. However, it was once nominated as an Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA). PEEC and New Mexico Historic Sites have partnered to open the site to a birding tour led by local birder Joe Fitzgibbon.
Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for our all-ages program featuring storytime, Hands-on art activity and explorations in the galleries.
Sunday, April 5 - “Earth Day – Recycled Art”
FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund
Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of thin coiled strips of paper that are shaped and glued together to create decorative designs. Experiment with color and a new old medium.
All ages welcome, and free with admission.
Apr 5, 2020
Cancelled: Opening of 2020 Living Treasure Kathleen Wall’s
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Join us for the opening of MIAC’s 2020 Native Treasure Living Treasure exhibition, A Place in Clay, on Sunday, April 5. Jemez artist Kathleen Wall’s work will be displayed as part of her being honored as the 2020 MIAC Living Treasure.
"The Palate of my work reflects where I live," says Wall. "The Native cultures of my family and friends have always been my inspiration. The high desert surroundings, and the earth colors that surround me, are as much a part of me as they are a part of my art."
Karen has been a potter most of her life. A childhood friend - Fawn Navasie - was her teacher and taught her how to mold large pots, how to fire with sheep manure, and most importantly, how to respect the clay and always pray. Karen only uses a piece of gourd and her two hands to create her hand-coiled pottery. The painting is done with a brush made from the yucca plant.
Apr 10, 2020
Our Fair New Mexico: A VIRTUAL Concert Series Featuring Musicians Living In New Mexico
Museum of International Folk Art
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us on MOIFA’s Facebook Page as The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with our state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, announces a series of VIRTUAL concerts – Our Fair New Mexico – featuring musicians living in New Mexico on Friday evenings, beginning April 10, 2020.
Apr 10, 2020
Cancelled: A Native Cuisine Tasting with Chefs Lois Ellen Frank and Walter Whitewater
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A Friends of Indian Art Member Event
Join us at the Hotel Santa Fe for a Native culinary tour with James Beard award-winning Kiowa chef and Southwest food historian, Lois Ellen Frank Ph.D, and acclaimed Diné chef, Walter Whitewater. Chefs Frank and Whitewater, of Red Mesa Cuisine, will present a talk on the history of the foods of the Southwest Indian Nations, followed by a canapé tasting refl ecting the fl avors of the region. Lois, who has spent 25 years documenting the foods and lifeways of Native American tribes in the Southwest, will introduce us to the “Magic Eight” ingredients that are central to Native cuisine and discuss the ways in which they have been utilized. Chef Walter Dominguez, of Amaya at Hotel Santa Fe, will treat us to hors d’oeuvres featuring recipes from Chef Frank’s cookbook, which incorporate these ancestral ingredients with a modern twist. A truly educational and delicious evening! Due to the unique format/location of this event, a $25 fee per person will be required and there will be a cash bar.
On Easter Sunday, Jemez Historic Site hosts an all faiths sunrise service, with the Jemez Valley Baptist Church, the Jemez Mountain Baptist Church, the Jemez Springs Community Presbyterian Church and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church participating. After the service, take in the picturesque ruins and scenic vistas. Enjoy a sense of place. Call 575-829-3530 for more information.
Apr 17, 2020
CANCELLED - Conversations with Collections: Caring for Family Heirlooms and Personal Collections
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Go behind the scenes of the New Mexico Museum of Art to see what it takes to care for a wide-ranging collection.
Apr 17, 2020
NHCC Hosts Second Virtual ‘Our Fair New Mexico’ Concert featuring Oti Ruiz with Leticia Cuevas
National Hispanic Cultural Center
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
What: Our Fair New Mexico – A Virtual Concert Series presented by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with National Hispanic Cultural Center
Who: Oti Ruiz with Leticia Cuevas
When: Friday, April 17, 7 p.m. (MDT)
Where: NHCC’s Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/NHCCNM/ and other DCA-affiliated Facebook pages
View the cosmos through multiple telescopes and listen to Native American storytelling, while exploring Jemez Historic Site after dark. Art and food will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 per person at the door. Cash is preferred. Profits from the event will support ruin preservation and exhibit renovations at the Jemez Historic Site. Call 575-829-3530 for more information.
Celebrate Earth Day early by joining a staff led hike through the beautiful 148 acre Los Luceros Historic Site property. Earth day activities and workshops will also be offered. This listing will be updated as the event gets closer.
Call (505) 476-1165 for more information.
Apr 21, 2020
Curator’s Coffee: Plastics are Forever-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Apr 24, 2020
Our Fair New Mexico: A VIRTUAL Concert Series Featuring Musician Lara Manzanares
Museum of International Folk Art
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us on MOIFA’s Facebook Page as The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with our state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, announces a series of VIRTUAL concerts – Our Fair New Mexico – featuring musicians living in New Mexico on Friday evenings, beginning April 10, 2020. on Friday night join: Lara Manzanares is a bilingual singer-songwriter of Northern New Mexican heritage.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS of SANTA FE
Please see the attached links (to follow) for presentations related to the global theme: Literacy
(links will remain active following this schedueled event)
Since 1985, Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe (LVSF) has been serving the community by providing literacy instruction for adults and their families. We believe that literacy is essential to improving the quality of life of individuals, promoting economic growth, and building an informed, responsible citizenry. Our purpose is to offer programs that provide free, quality tutoring in basic literacy and English as a Second Language, financial literacy, health literacy, citizenship and numeracy skills.
Over the past 34 years, LVSF has trained 4,902 tutors, who have provided over 504,327 hours of instruction to help more than 13,780 adult students obtain essential skills and reach their fullest potential. This represents volunteer contributions equivalent to over $12 million. Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe is the only program in Santa Fe County that provides free literacy tutoring services for adults.
Here is the link to the April 2020 Literacy Volunteers talk:
Donations of folk art for the Folk Art Flea cannot be accepted at the Museum of International Folk Art until the museum reopens to the public. Pick-up of folk art donations is currently suspended.
Please be patient and hold on to the folk art that you plan to donate. We DO want it. At the moment, everything is on hold, but there will be donation days in the Fall.
The Flea phone line is being monitored: 505.476.1201
Apr 26, 2020
Facebook Event: Put a Spring in your Step – Earth Day Celebration
Jemez Historic Site
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Join Instructional Coordinator Marlon Magdalena on a virtual hike up Oak Canyon. Coordinator Magdalena will identify species of flora and fauna encountered and discuss their importance to the indigenous people of New Mexico. Participation is free and will be available online at https://www.facebook.com/jemezhistoricsite/.
Apr 28, 2020
Lecture - Los Luceros: The Story of How Our State’s Newest Historic Site Came to Fruition
Los Luceros Historic Site
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
On March 28, 2019, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation designating Los Luceros (formerly a Historic Property) as a State Historic Site, thus securing funding, staffing, and preservation of the site in perpetuity.
Join Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project for a Lecture by Ethan Ortega hosted virtually at:
In the interest of public health, Marilyn Artus has decided to cancel her live performance in Santa Fe. Instead, she’ll be live-streaming the sewing from the Her Flag Facebook and Instagram pages at the set time of the event.
Founder, artist Marilyn Artus, sews each state’s stripe, which was designed by a woman artist in that state, onto the flag at a live event in each capital city. This is her “love letter” to all the men and women who worked to pass the 19th amendment and she uses it as a platform to encourage women to exercise their right to vote that so many fought for just 100 years ago.