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Jul 5, 2020
Making History
New Mexico History Museum
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Please join us as we explore the fun of Blockprinting!

Please view here: https://youtu.be/jKiODFbmTFQ

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Jul 8, 2020
Friends of History Lecture Series (Virtual Event)
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Santa Fe River in New Mexico History

Drawing on extensive research and stories collected over the years on life along the Santa Fe River from the early Spanish days to the present, Andy Otto, Executive Director, Santa Fe Watershed Association, together with William Mee, the Un-Official Mayor of Agua Fria, will share their thoughts on the importance of the Santa Fe River in New Mexico history and the preservation of the Watershed in today’s climate-change impacted environment. 

About Andy:

Andy Otto has been the Executive Director of the Santa Fe Watershed Association since 2014. He holds a degree in watershed management from the University of Arizona. His experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders—from city and county governments to tribes to individual property owners—has served him well in meeting the challenges to improve the health of the Santa Fe Watershed. 

About William:

William Mee is a long-time resident of the Santa Fe Watershed. Over the years, he has collected many stories of life along the Santa Fe River and its importance in New Mexico history.

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Photo credit: Santa Fe River. Jesse Nusbaum. 1912?. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, New Mexico History Museum. Neg #061573

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Jul 12, 2020
Free virtual Family Mornings at Folk Art Museum
Museum of International Folk Art
Sunday July 12th at 10 am

Join us on Sunday July 12th at 10 am for our free virtual Family Mornings at Folk Art Museum featuring Grab-and-Go Art Kits and a Zoom program.  The July theme is “My Favorite Animals”.  The Zoom program will include Story Time and ‘Show-and-Tell’ Time for the children to share their Art. By registering, you are consenting to your child being on camera and audio throughout the duration of the program.   

Grab-and-Go Kits will be available for pick up prior to the day of the Zoom meeting. Please register in advance to receive the art kit, which will include instructions and supplies for the project. Supplies are limited, and kits are only available as they last. 

To register for the Grab-n-Go Kits or the Family Morning Zoom meeting, or both, fill out the registration form here:  https://forms.gle/2bfdctPgaX5XPCaP8

We will email the login link and password for the Zoom meeting.   Please share the program information with friends and family, but each family participant must register individually to participate in the zoom meeting.


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Jul 15, 2020
Of Warp and Weft: Fiber Arts in the Pueblo Southwest Past, Present, and Future
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
with Louie Garcia (Tiwa/Piro Pueblo)

Louie Garcia (Tiwa/Piro Pueblo) is a traditional Pueblo fiber artist. Over the years, Garcia has exhibited his work in various local museums and has talked extensively on the topic of Pueblo weaving at different venues. He is a part of the Cedar Mesa Perishables Project, a team of archaeologists and Pueblo weavers documenting prehistoric perishable collections in various museums and institutions across the United States. Their aim is to compile a database accessible to all who may be interested in learning more about the material culture of the ancient Pueblo Southwest.  Link to access lecture at 6pm on Wednesday, July 15: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86927318253

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Jul 16, 2020
Cancelled: Young Artists Balancing Tradition with Contemporary Expression
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A Friends of Indian Art Member Event

Join us for a panel discussion on the challenges and difficulties facing three young artists as they express their vision through contemporary art while honoring their heritage and culture.  Terran Last Gun (Blackfeet) works in printmaking, photography, and painting.  He is best known for his bold, geometric works that reflect his Blackfeet history and cultural narratives.  Del Curfman (Crow) is a painter known for his work with tribal imagery and cultural exploration.  He investigates his heritage, tradition and humanity through his oil paintings.  George Alexander (Muskogee) is an artist who has created a thought-provoking body of work influenced by his deep appreciation of his own culture.  The imagery he uses comes from his own ideas and how he views the world as he wishes it to be.

Please note that you must be a member of the Friends of Indian Art in order to participate in FIA events. You can learn more about joining the friends group by visiting its page on the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s website.


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Jul 22, 2020
A Look at Classic Period Tewa Communities in the Velarde Area
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
with Patrick Cruz (Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo)

Patrick Cruz (Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo) is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Anthropology with an archaeology focus at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research interests have focused on Southwest archaeology and more specifically the PIII Great Pueblo Migration (GPM) out of the Four Corners, the post GPM period in the Northern Rio Grande, along with investigating identity, Tewa language, village formation, Indigenous archaeology, and phenomenology. He has 20 years of experience working in both the archaeology and museum fields at Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico History Museum, and the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Link to access lecture at 6pm on Wednesday, July 22: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88545265547



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Jul 29, 2020
Breaking Down Cardboard Boxes: How Archaeology Can Erase Histories and How It Can Reveal Them
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
with Dr. Lewis Borck

Dr. Lewis Borck studies the material histories of the past peoples in the American Southwest and the Caribbean. He is particularly interested in how social movements and contentious politics shaped religion and politics through time as well as how modern politics and worldviews recreate the histories and ideas of the “West” in the Indigenous past. For this talk, Dr. Borck will explore how archaeologists and historians create history, how that can erase the history of commoners, particularly of their politics and revolutions. He will use 15 years of research in the Gallina region of New Mexico, including a current field school, as a case study to contextualize many of these ideas. Link to access lecture at 6pm on Wednesday, July 22: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84209568860    

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Jul 30, 2020
Invite a Virtual MOIFA Educator to Your Summer Camp!
Museum of International Folk Art

Ongoing- Any time through the summer

Hey Camp Counselors, Youth Group Leaders, and Teachers! Visit this link to invite a MOIFA educator to give your summer camp a virtual visit on a fun folk art topics from around the world: https://bit.ly/Invite-an-educator . 

MOIFA, along Department of Cultural Affairs educators, are available for virtual visits covering a variety of fun and engaging topics. These can include hands-on art activities and projects for your online summer programs. Discover the origins of folk art traditions from all over the world and make your own.

Or... find out about traditional sheep herding. Uncover what an archaeologist does. Learn how women won the right to vote in Spanish-speaking countries. Explore the diversity of southwest pottery, textiles, paintings, and jewelry. Discover the history of airships and build your own blimp.  Here is a full list of available programs: https://tinyurl.com/y8to2wm8

Please share this with New Mexico camps and teachers you know! Ongoing Throughout the Summer.

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