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Dec 1, 2022
Ranger-Guided Tour
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Bosque Redondo Memorial’s new exhibit? Have you ever wanted to know more stories about the Diné (Navajo) and Ndé (Mescalero Apache)? Join Ranger Lily on Thursday December 1, 2022 for the last guided tour of the new permanent exhibition at Bosque Redondo Memorial this season. The last tour will start at 2 p.m. and end at 3 p.m. We hope to see you there! This tour is included in general admission. $7/adult. Free for children 16 and under. Please call 575-355-2573 for more information.

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Dec 1, 2022
VIRTUAL TOURS: Alexander Girardís Nativities
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:

 

Dec 1, 2022 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) Alexander Girard’s Nativities

 

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Dec 2, 2022
First Friday- Drawing In The Galleries
New Mexico Museum of Art

Join us on Friday, December 2nd from 5-7pm for Drawing in the Galleries.

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Dec 2, 2022
Old Town Holiday Stroll
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The City of Albuquerque’s Old Town Holiday Stroll is returning on Dec. 2 after a two-year hiatus, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) is thrilled to be part of the festivities!

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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.

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Dec 3, 2022
Baila! Baila!’s: Christmas in New Mexico
National Hispanic Cultural Center
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Christmas in New Mexico blends holiday traditions from around the globe with our own traditions here in New Mexico. The result is a celebration of music and dance that must be seen to be believed! 

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Dec 3, 2022
Winter Letters From the Reservation
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Winter Letters from the Reservation (In-Person), Saturday December 3, 2022 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  The evening will begin with a traditional New Mexico dinner of pork posolé, tortillas, tortilla chips, salsa, and a winter cake served with coffee or hot chocolate from the hot chocolate bar.  Dinner will be followed by a journey into the Memorial’s storyteller’s room where volunteers and staff will tell the story of life on the reservation through archival letters and oral histories from the months of November, December, January, and February (1863-1867).  There is no admission fee for this event and the food is free.  Please join us and listen to history unfold. 

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Dec 3, 2022
Baila! Baila!’s Christmas in New Mexico
National Hispanic Cultural Center
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Christmas in New Mexico blends holiday traditions from around the globe with our own traditions here in New Mexico. The result is a celebration of music and dance that must be seen to be believed! 

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Dec 3, 2022
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. Tour included in general admission.

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Dec 4, 2022
Railroading and Old Santa Fe
New Mexico History Museum
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
an Exhibition, Short Film, & Lecture about NM Railroad History

The Old Santa Fe Association and the New Mexico History Museum have partnered for “Railroading and Old Santa Fe.” This history event will feature a visit to the exhibit "Working on the Railroad," a short train film by John Gaw Meem, and a lecture by railroad historian Fred Friedman.

Fred Friedman is a recognized authority on New Mexico’s railroads, having served as a government transportation administrator, a railroad accident investigator, & expert witness about railroad accidents across the country.

He has lectured and written on New Mexico’s railroads, their depots, workers, legislation, and related subjects. Recognized as a New Mexico History Scholar, by the Office of the State Historian, he researched the subject of Native American Railroad Workers 1880-2000 and recently edited the personal memoir of a depression era track maintenance supervisor, Forty Years on the Santa Fe Railroad: 1921-1961.  Fred recently published a two-part article for the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s El Palacio Magazine on the history of the Lamy branch line.

To reserve your seat, please register here: https://tinyurl.com/3xbpkbem

Limited seating, walk-ins welcome space permitting, bottled water only please

Museum free to NM resident’s 1st Sunday of each month Nov-April

Photo credit: New Mexico History Museum Photo Archives

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Dec 4, 2022
Dawn ítil Dusk Day
Los Luceros Historic Site
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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.

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Dec 4, 2022
Baila! Baila!’s Christmas in New Mexico
National Hispanic Cultural Center
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Christmas in New Mexico blends holiday traditions from around the globe with our own traditions here in New Mexico. The result is a celebration of music and dance that must be seen to be believed! 

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Dec 4, 2022
The 40th Anniversary of Alexander Girard’s Multiple Visions a Common Bond
Museum of International Folk Art
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Join us for the special celebration of the 40th Anniversary of our permanent exhibition Multiple Visions: A Common Bond. Enjoy a full day of programming from hands-on activities, performances, and music.

Museum Admission and all events are FREE and open to the public!

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Dec 4, 2022
MEET THE CURATORS Nampeyo to Namingha: An Artistic Legacy
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Grounded in Clay community curators, Dan, Arlo, and Michael Namingha, for a conversation on family legacy and artistic tradition. Respected artists in their own right, the Naminghas will discuss the myriad ways they honor their Nampeyo family’s legacy through their own artistic practices.

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Dec 5, 2022
VIRTUAL TOURS: "FAB FAVES" As the Girard Wing Turns 40
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:

Dec 5, 2022 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) A TIME TO CELEBRATE: "FAB FAVES" AS THE GIRARD WING TURNS 40 

https://nmculture-org.zoom.us/.../tZYtd--trzsiEtU...

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Dec 7, 2022
Friends of History Wednesday Lecture Series
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Deeply Honored: Two Heroes of the 442nd

Please join Fred Hagstrom, Emeritus Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Art, Carleton College, for an ONLINE presentation about the incarceration of people of Japanese descent during World War II, as part of our Friends of History lecture series.  The talk is based on two artist’s books: “Deeply Honored” and “Returning Home”, and covers the student relocation project, an initiative that allowed some students of college age to leave camp for their education, as well as the loyalty of Nisei who left camp to volunteer for military service.

Fred Hagstrom has recently moved to New Mexico after a career teaching at Carleton College in Minnesota.  His books and prints are held in numerous public collections, including the Library of Congress.  He has spoken on the topic of the World War II incarceration at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, near Seattle.

Register here: https://friendsofhistorynm.org/event/deeply-honored-two-heroes-of-the-442nd/

 

Photo credit: Courtesy of Fred Hagstrom from his book, deeply honored. St. Paul, Minnesota: Strong Silent Type Press, 2010.

 

Donations Welcome

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Dec 7, 2022
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. Tour included in general admission.

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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

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 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.

Save the date! The full schedule is forthcoming. 

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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 Artisansí 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! 

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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 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 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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