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. The early morning and late evening are ideal for bird watching at Los Luceros, which boasts a large diversity of species including bald eagles, hummingbirds, migratory waterfowl, as well as one of the largest concentrations of flicker woodpeckers in New Mexico. Also, the edge of the Rio Grande on the property at sunset is an ideal location to view bats beginning their nightly feast. The extended hours are also a great opportunity for visual artists to capture more of the natural beauty of Los Luceros.
New Mexico residents admitted FREE 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.
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Please join Robert L. Spude, Ph.D., Regional Historian (retired), NPS, for an online tour of some of his favorite ghost towns around the Southwest as he discusses their histories, legends, and preservation as part of our Friends of History lecture series.
Online Event: Link to follow
Oct 7, 2021
From the Southwest to the Southern Cone: A Century of Collecting at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, with Daniel Arbino, PhD
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free zoom lecture
Dr. Arbino is the Head of Collection Development & US Latinx Librarian at UT Austin.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and the New Mexico Environmental Law Center are co-hosting a FREE film screening in honor of Indigenous People’s Day 2021.
Join us for a converation after the filmmaker Lean Hosea and members of the communities of Church Rock and Crownpoint to learn more about uranium conttamination issues affecting groundwater.
Born into the Sky Clan on Acoma Pueblo, Franklin Peters learned the art of pottery making as he grew up surrounded by some of Acoma’s most distinguished potters.
In 2011, Franklin was honored with the Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. While there he studied the methods and designs of his Acoma ancestors and how to incorporate those methods and designs into his contemporary work. Today, Franklin’s pottery is characterized by bold slips and colors. He likes sharp lines in his striking mixes of traditional and contemporary Acoma and Laguna designs.
Being from the Sky Clan, Franklin says he is always praying for rain. On his pots, the thin fine lines symbolize rain and those constant prayers.
On September 15th, MIAC staff are returning to the museum’s virtual lobby to look at your treasures. Bring a weaving, ceramic pot, piece of jewelry (or something else!) to our Zoom meeting, and curator of ethnology Tony Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo), curator of archaeological research collections Julia Clifton, other staff members will attempt to identify and explain the item.