Come celebrate International Observe the Moon Night from the Sandia Mountains! On Saturday, October 1, the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center (SMNHC) is hosting an event associated with the international celebration, including a night sky observation from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
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.
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.
Come Explore our engaging exhibits!
Oct 2, 2022
Grounded in Clay: Making Earth Clay with Kathleen Wall
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Join renowned artist Kathleen Wall (Jemez) for an afternoon of processing clay and making pinch pots. This short workshop affords participants the opportunity to get hands-on with the clay-making process and learn pottery making basics from a master in her field.
New Mexico residents and visitors will have a new way to explore the skies during the week of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, as the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) hosts Part 2 of the gravity-defying planetarium show Over New Mexico and the Southwest!
Please join Anna M. Nogar, Professor of Hispanic Southwest Studies with the University of New Mexico’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese, as she shares on Ms. Otero-Warren’s life as a suffragette, education champion, cultural preservation advocate, business woman, and author, as part of our ON-LINE Friends of History lecture series.
Online event, Register here:
Photo credit: Nina Otero-Warren, c.1922, Bain News Collection, Library of Congress.
The Santa Fe High School Choir program will be debuting their first concert of the season. 4 choirs will be represented, including the Demon Choir, Vox 25, Bel Canto, and Caballeros. The performance in the New Mexico Museum of Art’s St. Francis Auditorium will be from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. This is the inaugural performance in the Museum’s First Friday High School Performing Arts Initiative. Look for the Capitol High School Guitar Ensemble in March of 2023.
Visit Fort Selden Historic Site to step into the past. Go on a moonlit tour of the site and meet people of the past and learn about how they lived, and how they died. Meet one of Pancho Villa’s soldiers, a curandera, hear about tuberculosis in New Mexico, mine disasters, and more!
Join us for art in the atrium on Sunday 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.
Museum admission is always free for Kids and Members, program included with admission.
This month’s themes:
Bring your tax-deductible folk art donations to the rear parking lot at MOIFA, 706 Camino Lejo, or call 505-476-1201 to make other arrangements.
Donating to the Folk Art Flea is the perfect way to share your gently used folk art treasures, get a tax credit, and benefit a great cause. All proceeds support the education programs and world class exhibitions at the museum.
For more information about the activities of the Friends of Folk Art, click here.
Oct 16, 2022
Public Talk - Masters of Monsters: The Tradition of Horror in Japanese Folklore and Manga
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us at MOIFA to jump deep into Yokai, J-horror, and all things spooky with Zack Davisson, Writer, Translator, Folklorist; as he shares the world of " Masters of Monsters: The Tradition of Horror in Japanese Folklore and Manga." Book signing to follow the talk. Free Talk with Museum Admission. Before the talk, get ready for Halloween and make your own Yokai mask from 12noon-2pm in our Atrium.
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From the ancient weird energy of mononoke to the rise of yokai in the Edo period, Japanese storytellers have a well of frights to draw on. Kabuki artists like Tsuruya Namboku IV spun ancient folklore into modern stories. Ukiyo-e artists like Yoshitoshi Tsukioka amped up the gore and writers like Ryunosuke Akutagawa refined the shock into terror.This is the inheritance of horror that modern manga artists have continued to build upon. ‘Ge-Ge-Ge no Kitaro’ artist Shigeru Mizuki was one of the first to use Japan’s folkloric past in manga, followed by second-wave artists like Hideshi Hino and Tsunezo Murotani and modern artists like Junji Ito. Learn more about this legacy of horror!
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.
Join us for a concert with acclaimed organist Damin Spritzer on the Frederick R. Haas Pipe Organ in the historic St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art. The concert will include pieces by Pierre Kunc, René Louis Becker, William Grant Still, Mary Howe, and other notable composers.
Please join The New Mexico History Museum for the opening of the Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II”. The exhibition examines the complicated history and impact of Executive Order 9066 that led to the incarceration of Japanese Americans following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Lite refreshments will be served from 1-4pm courtesy of the Women’s Board.
The exhibition will be on display from October 23-December31, 2022
Photo credit: The Mochida family, wearing identification tags, awaits a bus. They were forced to leave their two-acre nursery and greenhouse operation in Eden, California, May 1942.
Dorothea Lange, Courtesy of National Archives
Oct 30, 2022
Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Community Celebration
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Celebrate the Day of the Dead and decorate sugar skulls, calaveras de azúcar, eat traditional Day of Dead treats, pan de muerto, and view the Day of the Dead ofrendas (altars).
Watch Los Niños Dance Performances at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm.
FREE admission for everyone all day!
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