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Sep 1, 2023
Palace Avenue First Friday Art Walk
New Mexico History Museum
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fiesta Dresses in New Mexico

Visit us for FREE Admission for all as we celebrate Art and History every First Friday evening of every month!

Fiesta dresses have been worn in New Mexico and throughout the Southwest since the early 20th century.  These outfits, also known as patio dresses, were worn during celebrations commemorating community founding, parish feast days, or other significant events.  In honor of the 311th Santa Fe Fiestas, enjoy a delightful display of colorful Fiesta dresses here at the museum. 

Photo credit: Courtesy New Mexico History Museum/T. Harmon Parkhurst

 

 

 

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Sep 2, 2023
Lincoln Lecture: The Three Escapes of Billy the Kid | Lincoln Historic Site
Lincoln Historic Site
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

On September 2, Brandon Dickson will deliver the fourth lecture in our series on Lincoln history! Dickson’s lecture “The Three Escapes of Billy the Kid,” delivered in three sections, will deep dive on the granular details of Billy the Kid’s adventures. He will examine the Tunstall Store and murder of Sheriff Brady, the McSween house fire and the 5-Day Battle, and Billy’s escape from Lincoln’s jail and the killing of Bob Olinger and J.W. Bell. Come and learn about the exciting history of Lincoln.

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Sep 3, 2023
Dawn ’Til Dusk
Los Luceros Historic Site

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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Sep 3, 2023
New Mexico Outdoor Pass: Plants
Los Luceros Historic Site

Join Los Luceros Historic Site and Pajarito Environmental Center for the September edition of New Mexico Outdoor Pass: plants! The site will also be open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. as part of our Dawn ’Til Dusk program.

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Sep 3, 2023
FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH AT MIAC IS SUNDAY FUN DAY!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
MUSEUM ADMISSION IS FREE TO NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS WITH A VALID ID!

11:OO AM–3:OO PM
FAMILY-FRIENDLY HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES
IN THE EDUCATION CLASSROOM
Join us in MIAC’s Education Classroom for fun hands-on activities for the whole family. No need to bring supplies, our Education Classroom is well stocked with paper, paints, scissors, glue, markers, and more! Create something inspiring to share with friends and family.

1:OO PM
EHREN KEE NATAY | STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE
IN THE KATHRYN O’KEEFE THEATRE
Ehren Kee Natay (Kewa Pueblo, Diné) is a multimedia artist living in Santa Fe, NM. As a musician, he has over twenty-five years of experience playing drums and percussion as a live performer and a composer.  He works an arts educator in New Mexico public schools and maintains connection to his community through storytelling. This Storytelling series is generously funded by The Family of Marie & Tony Hillerman.

For more information, please contact Marita Hinds at (505) 476-1272.

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Sep 6, 2023
Friends of History ONLINE Wednesday Lecture Series
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The First Atomic Bomb Test: The Trinity Test in New Mexico

Please join Janet Farrell Brodie, Professor Emerita of US History at Claremont Graduate University, for an ONLINE talk as she explores the history of the Trinity test and its complicated aftermath, as part of our Friends of History Lecture Series.

On July 16, 1945, just weeks before the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, that brought about the end of World War II, the United States detonated the world’s first atomic bomb at the Trinity testing site located in the remote Tularosa Basin in south-central New Mexico.  Janet Farrell Brodie explores the history of the Trinity test and its complicated aftermath.  She will share some of her research into the everyday experiences of the little-known people who contributed to the test’s success — the men who built and worked at the site, along with the ranchers whose land became the test site — as well as the downwinders who suffered the consequences of the radiation.  Her study concentrates on these ordinary people who lived in the region and participated in the testing.

Janet Farrell Brodie is a professor emerita of US History at Claremont Graduate University (California), recently retired after 25 years.  She is the author of The First Atomic Bomb: The Trinity Site in New Mexico.  Her focus has been on researching, writing, and teaching about secrecy and American wars.  She has published articles on atomic secrecy in multiple venues, including the Journal of Social History and the Journal of Diplomatic History and in the edited volume, Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure, and Expertise.

Please register here: 

The First Atomic Bomb Test: The Trinity Test in New Mexico - Friends of History (friendsofhistorynm.org)

Photo credit: Courtesy of the University of Nebraska Press

Donations Welcome

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Sep 6, 2023
Ranger-Guided Tour | Fort Selden Historic Site
Fort Selden Historic Site
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join Ranger Mike for a guided tour of the Fort Selden ruins.

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Sep 8, 2023
Late Night Friday
New Mexico History Museum
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join us for Late Night Friday as we offer the public the opportunity to extend their visit at the museum and explore our amazing collections, and learn more about the historic people, places, and events, that over time touched New Mexico.

Tonight’s visit is FREE TO NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS

Photo credit: Lensic Theater, San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1935.

Photographer: T. Harmon Parkhurst Negative number: 051556

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Sep 9, 2023
Flea Fall Donation Days for Friends of Folk Art
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

FOFA is seeking folk art donations of gently used textiles, clothing, ceramics, masks, wood carvings, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and décor items to be sold at the 2024 Folk Art Flea. If you have folk, tribal, fine art, decorative art, clothing with an ethnic or folk art look, or art books that you are ready to recycle to other art lovers then please join us for our fall donation days.

Each year patrons, collectors and folk art lovers donate a variety of folk art items to be sold at the annual Folk Art Flea, organized by the Friends of Folk Art, to raise funds for the educational and exhibition programs of the Museum of International Folk Art.

Anyone can donate!  If you have friends who are Spring cleaning, downsizing, or holding an estate sale, please let them know about this special opportunity to make a difference at one of Santa Fe’s most celebrated institutions by recycling their art items to the Flea.

Fall Donation Days

Saturday, September 9

Saturday, October 7

Saturday, October 21

All 11 am to 2 pm

Drive to the back of the Museum of International Folk Art parking lot and look for the pods. 

All folk art donations are tax deductible.

If you can’t come by our donation days but still would like to donate then call 505.476.1201 for pick-up or drop-off information.

 

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Sep 10, 2023
Celebrate Seventy! Community Birthday Party for MOIFA
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Free admission.

Come celebrate seventy years of community engagement at the Museum of International Folk Art. We will be serving birthday cake and punch, with family activity tables, docent-led tours, and live music & dance performance by Compañía Chuscales & Mina Fajardo Flamenco, made possible by the generous support of Friends of Folk Art. 

The Labyrinth Resource Group of Santa Fe will hold a walk titled "Ever Changing " from 1:00- 2:00 pm.

The Wonder on Wheels Mobile Museum will also be parked on Milner Plaza for everyone to explore their current exhibit.

 

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Sep 11, 2023
Elements of Art: Story Time at the Museum Library
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Every other Monday at 10 AM the Museum Library invites children ages 3-5 to learn about a basic element of art though story, song, and craft

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Sep 12, 2023
Life Drawing
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Looking for a creative outlet during your lunch break?

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Sep 12, 2023
Create Station at Del Sur Farmerís Market
New Mexico Museum of Art
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Stop by the Del Sur Farmer’s Market on Santa Fe’s southside, get your veggies, and make art at our Create Station! 

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Sep 13, 2023 - Sep 14, 2023
Friends of Folk Art trip to Las Vegas, NM
Museum of International Folk Art
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Unique trip to as Vegas, NM

The Friends of Folk Art are sponsoring a unique two-day trip to historic Las Vegas, NM beginning on Wednesday, September 13, with a short stop at San Miguel del Vado to see their historic plaza, and then onto the historic Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Villanueva to view the restored narrative embroideries inside.

Lunch following the Villanueva stop will be in Las Vegas at the Plaza Hotel, called the Belle of the Southwest. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a guided tour of Las Vegas’ historic Rail district, the Harvey girl dormitory, and a sampling of the 900+ historic buildings in town.

Dinner will be at the Castañeda Hotel, a historic Harvey House in Las Vegas, where a block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel for the night.

Thursday’s itinerary offers a visit to the campus of United World College, to tour two significant buildings: Montezuma Castle, a 90,000 square-foot Queen Anne-style hotel and the Dwan Light Sanctuary, a quiet space with prisms instead of windows. The tour will conclude there but we will have plenty of time for shopping, lunch, etc., before heading home.

This event is for FOFA members ONLY. FOFA members will receive an invitation by email which will include more details and the price. A single membership allows access to one ticket. A dual membership allows for two tickets, but each member must register separately.

 For information on joining FOFA, a membership group of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, please click here.

 For questions, please email friendsoffolkart@gmail.com

 

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Sep 15, 2023
Late Night Friday
New Mexico History Museum
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join us for Late Night Friday as we offer the public the opportunity to extend their visit at the museum and explore our amazing collections, and learn more about the historic people, places, and events, that over time touched New Mexico.

Tonight’s visit is FREE TO NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS

Photo credit: Mission church at McCartys, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico

Photographer: John Candelario, Date: 1940 - 1950?

Negative Number: 165882

 

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Sep 16, 2023
Photography Tour | Fort Stanton Historic Site
Fort Stanton Historic Site
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us on the beautiful historic grounds of Fort Stanton for a photography tour.

Fort Stanton sits on 240 picturesque acres. Built in 1855, the site has changed a lot over time, leaving plenty of opportunities for stunning photography. On the tour, guests will be allowed to photograph off-limits areas, which include the back of the hospital and the neighboring building, #4. Free roam these spaces and capture the aging beauty of the site. This tour is limited to 12 people, and will be held Saturday, September 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Ticket cost is $20, non-refundable, and includes access to the other buildings on the site, open to the public.

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Sep 16, 2023
The Whistle: Screening and Filmmaker Discussion
New Mexico History Museum
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free with Museum Admission

A documentary about secret code shared among lesbian youth in 1970s/80s Albuquerque, New Mexico: They didn’t all know each other, but they knew how to find one another. 


 


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and explore an overlooked slice of New Mexico’s LGBTQIA+ history by attending “The Whistle: Screening and Filmmaker Discussion” at the New Mexico History Museum.


“The Whistle” tells the story of a secret code created by and shared among young lesbians in 1970s & 80s Albuquerque as a means of self-identification and finding community. The special whistle was hard to learn and easy to overlook–a lifeline to safe belonging. The documentary looks for the whistle’s origins and explores how the young people who used it navigated the humor and heartbreak of growing up queer and Chicanx in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


The event includes a showing of the documentary and a discussion with the filmmaker StormMiguel Florez, a queer Latinx trans man who was a member of the community after coming out in 1987 at Albuquerque’s Del Norte High School.


New Mexico History Museum, Auditorium 113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

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Sep 16, 2023
Making Prickly Pear Jam | Fort Selden Historic Site
Fort Selden Historic Site
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ranger Mike for a demonstration in making homemade prickly pear preserves!

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Sep 16, 2023
Ranger Guided Tour
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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 and Instructional Coordinator Rebekha on Saturday September 16, 2023 for a guided tour of the new permanent exhibition and exterior grounds at Fort Sumner Historic Site. These weekly tours will start at 1 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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Sep 17, 2023
A History of Enslaved and Free Black Cowboys in the Southwest
New Mexico History Museum
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Co-Presented with The School of Advanced Research

Ronald W. Davis, II, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Austin and curator of American history at San Antonio’s Witte Museum, will present an illustrated lecture on the history of Black cowboys in the Southwest, particularly Texas, before the Civil War and in the period after Reconstruction.

Davis will discuss the lived experience of Black cowboys, particularly how they navigated discrimination and racism in ranch life and during cattle drives, situations in which racial segregation was difficult to implement.

Photo courtesy of Ron Tarver

More Information and tickets: https://sarweb.org/registration/ronald-davis/

Limited seating begins at 1:30

Bottled water only please

 

 

 

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Sep 19, 2023
A Talk with Artist Leo Villareal: Past Works and Inspirations for Astral Array
New Mexico Museum of Art
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

To kick off opening week of the Vladem Contemporary we invite you to a lecture by artist Leo Villareal.

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Sep 20, 2023
Letís Take A Look with Curators
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Every Third Wednesday of the Month 12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

During Let’s Take a Look, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology wait in the lobby to look at your treasures. They will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them. While our curators prefer to work with objects from the Southwest, they are willing to take a look at anything you might bring in. If they cannot identify an object an attempt will be made to find someone who can! Sometimes, the lively discussion among curators may provide as much insight as an accurate object identification itself.

The event is always free and open to the public, but please note Federal and State regulations prohibit the monetary appraisal of objects.

Museum main lobby - Musuem of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo - Museum Hill.

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Sep 20, 2023
Ranger-Guided Tour | Fort Selden Historic Site
Fort Selden Historic Site
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join Ranger Kevin for a guided tour of the Fort Selden ruins.

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Sep 20, 2023
Sunrise and Inspiration Over the Ruins | Fort Selden Historic Site
Fort Selden Historic Site
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM

Join Ranger Kevin as he opens Fort Selden Historic Site at 6:00am to allow for early morning birding, photography, artist inspiration, and wildlife viewing.

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Sep 22, 2023
Late Night Friday
New Mexico History Museum
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join us for Late Night Friday as we offer the public the opportunity to extend their visit at the museum and explore our amazing collections, and learn more about the historic people, places, and events, that over time touched New Mexico.

Tonight’s visit is FREE TO NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS

Photo credit: State capitol rotunda, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Date: 1970

Photographer: Robert H. Martin, Negative number: 068301

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Sep 23, 2023
Vladem Contemporary Grand Opening
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate the opening of Vladem Contemporary with free admission to New Mexico’s newest museum!

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Sep 23, 2023
Sunrise and Inspiration Over the Ruins | Fort Selden Historic Site
Fort Selden Historic Site
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM

Join Ranger Kevin as he opens Fort Selden Historic Site at 6:00am to allow for early morning birding, photography, artist inspiration, and wildlife viewing.

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Sep 24, 2023
Fall Harvest Festival | Los Luceros Historic Site
Los Luceros Historic Site
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Time for the harvest!

Every year in late September, Los Luceros Historic Site invites the public to Fall Harvest Festival, a day of apple picking, local food and performances, community building, festivities, and education.

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Sep 25, 2023
Elements of Art: Story Time at the Museum Library
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 Every other Monday at 10 AM the Museum Library invites children ages 3-5 to learn about a basic element of art though story, song, and craft.

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Sep 25, 2023
Smarter Smartphone Photography Workshop
New Mexico Museum of Art
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This three-day introductory workshop covers tips and basic information on content and composition that will benefit photographs made with any kind of camera. 

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Sep 26, 2023
Create Station at Del Sur Farmerís Market
New Mexico Museum of Art
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Stop by the Del Sur Farmer’s Market on Santa Fe’s southside, get your veggies, and make art at our Create Station! 

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Sep 26, 2023
Conversations: Intimate Salons with folk art makers, collectors & icons presents Roxanne Swentzell, Native American clay & bronze sculptor, and contemporary pueblo artist.
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Join the Friends of Folk Art to hear the personal stories of Roxanne Swentzell. Roxanne will take us through her gallery and explain the symbolism and meanings of her work.  She will also talk about the installation of her work at the Poeh Cultural Center.  Roxanne focuses a lot on interpretative female portraits attempting to bring back the balance of power between the male and female, inherently recognized in her own culture. Additionally, she increasingly uses a powerful sense of humor to communicate. Her figures represent a full range of emotions and irrepressible moods.  Though steeped in her own culture, Roxanne’s work demonstrates an astounding universality, speaking to people of all cultures.

This event is for FOFA members ONLY.  FOFA members will receive an invitation by email which will include more details and the price. A single membership allows access to one ticket. A dual membership allows for two tickets, but each member must register separately.

For information on joining FOFA, a membership group of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, please click here.

 For questions, please email friendsoffolkart@gmail.com

 

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Sep 26, 2023
Virtual Tour: Celebrate 70 "Folk Art Focus on Five"
Museum of International Folk Art
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate 70 years of the Museum of International Folk Art! It’s our birthday and we invite you to join us virtually.  Want to know more about MOIFA’s Girard Wing with its 10,000 pieces of vibrantly colored and fantastically arranged folk art from dozens of countries? Here’s an opportunity to tour or re-tour—virtually—this massive folk art installation from the comfort of your home or hotel with fantastic MOIFA docents. The five “stop” tour lasts about 45 minutes. Please note tour runs on Mountain Time!

Sep 26, 2023 01:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

 Register here: https://nmculture-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlc-2ppjwuHt1XCIAcJ0po4kQQzjl7sNqq

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Sep 27, 2023
Riparian Areas and the Rio Grande | Fort Selden Historic Site
Fort Selden Historic Site
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Ranger Mike for a guided tour focusing on the riparian areas surrounding Fort Selden Historic Site.

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Sep 29, 2023
Late Night Friday
New Mexico History Museum
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join us for Late Night Friday as we offer the public the opportunity to extend their visit at the museum and explore our amazing collections, and learn more about the historic people, places, and events, that over time touched New Mexico.

Tonight’s visit is FREE TO NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS

Photo credit: Cassell Motor Co., Lincoln Avenue at Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Photographer: T. Harmon Parkhurst, Date: ca. 1929

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Sep 29, 2023
Final Friday: Cristina GonzŠlez Window Box Talk and Blessing
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us at the Vladem Contemporary with Window Box artist, Cristina González, for a traditional blessing followed by remarks about her installation. 

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Sep 30, 2023
Ranger Guided Tour
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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 and Instructional Coordinator Rebekha on Saturday September 30, 2023 for a guided tour of the new permanent exhibition and exterior grounds at Fort Sumner Historic Site. These weekly tours will start at 1 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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