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Mar 1, 2024
First Friday: Pottery Making with Tumbleroot Pottery Pub
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us in making pottery with our friends from Tumbleroot Pottery Pub! 

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Mar 2, 2024
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 March 2, 2024 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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Mar 2, 2024
Sunrise Over the Ruins at Fort Selden
Fort Selden Historic Site
Nature Hike and Build a Campfire

Join Fort Selden Historic Site staff to see the sunrise over the historic ruins and the Robledo Mountains. 

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Mar 3, 2024
Family Art Making
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We invite families to join us in a fun art-making session at the Museum.

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Mar 3, 2024
SUNDAY FUNDAY! FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH AT MIAC!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
WEAVING and other fun art activities

Hands-on fun for the whole family!  

FREE to NM residents with a valid ID.  Come join us in the Education Classroom at MIAC.

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Mar 6, 2024
Friends of History Wednesday ON-LINE Lecture Series
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis

Please join Melissa J. Homestead, Professor, English, Program Faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Nebraska--Lincoln, as she gives an ON-LINE talk as part of our Friends of History Lecture Series.                                                  

Willa Cather and Edith Lewis lived together in New York City for nearly forty years. While Cather built her career as a novelist, Lewis worked as a magazine editor and advertising writer while also, behind the scenes, editing Cather’s fiction. This lecture will give an overview of their personal and creative partnership as recovered in The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis (Oxford University Press 2021) and will also give special attention to their shared travels in the American Southwest that inspired Cather’s novels The Professor’s House (1925) and Death Comes for the Archbishop

Dr. Melissa J. Homestead is professor of English and Program Faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies, where she also directs the Cather Project, co-edits The Complete Letters of Willa Cather, and co-directs A Digital Library of Willa Cather’s Literary Manuscripts. In addition to her many publications on Willa Cather, Homestead has published widely on American women’s writing from the colonial era through the nineteenth century. 

Dr. Homestead’s book, The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis,  is available from the Oxford University Press (global.oup.com/academic) or through your local bookshop ((bookshop, org).

 Register for this ON-LINE event here:  https://bit.ly/42C6dag

Photo credit: Book Cover. University of Nebraska Press, 2021. Photo: Willa Cather and Edith Lewis in New Mexico, 1925. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Archives & Special Collections.

Donations Welcome

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Mar 6, 2024 - Nov 20, 2024
Wednesday Walks with a Ranger at Fort Selden
Fort Selden Historic Site
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join a Fort Selden Historic Site ranger for a guided tour of the Fort Selden ruins. 

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Mar 7, 2024
Art of the Bullfight: Elaine de Kooning’s Juarez Series
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Head of Curatorial Affairs Christian Waguespack for a talk about Elaine de Kooning’s abstract paintings inspired by the art of the bullfight.

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Mar 9, 2024
World of Treasures Auction and Party
Museum of International Folk Art
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Special event for the Girard Legacy Endowment Fund.

Take the chill off winter and join fellow folk art fans at the festive World of Treasures Auction and Party. During our silent auction, you will be able to bid on more than 60 rare and high-value folk and fine art treasures from around the world.  Enjoy international food and beverages and an after-hours viewing of Multiple Visions: A Common Bond, the Alexander Girard collection. 

An enticing “Buy It Now” boutique, open throughout the evening, will offer more one-of-a-kind treasures, from ethnographic clothing to folk art pieces. “Buy It Now” shopping means it’s all yours once chosen and purchased!

Registration will be open to the public on January 25, 2024. Ticket price is $50 for members and $75 for non-members.  Tickets will go fast, so purchase early. Purchase tickets for the World of Treasures Auction and Party at: https://WorldOfTreasures.eventbrite.com

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

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Mar 9, 2024
HERE, NOW AND ALWAYS - NATIVE NARRATIVE SPEAKER SERIES
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WOMEN LEADING IN THE ARTS

Kathryn O’Keeffe Theatre - Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

Purchase your ticket in advance to reserve your seat.  SPACE IS LIMITED.Visit https://my.nmculture.org/overview/26827 or call (505) 476-1269 today.Members - use your promo code!

Generously funded by Edward and Maria Gale-Gale Family Foundation

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Mar 9, 2024
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 March 9, 2024 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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Mar 9, 2024
How to Build a Bat Box
Fort Selden Historic Site
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Fort Selden Historic Site to learn how to build your own bat box.

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Mar 10, 2024
Family Mornings at Folk Art
Museum of International Folk Art
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for our monthly Family Mornings at Folk Art program featuring storytime, art activity, and explorations in the galleries. FREE program!

This month’s theme: Let’s Make Music with Musician Charlie Lockwood

ASL Interpretation is provided for this program.

Following Dates:

  • April 14 - Earth Day for All with Artist Gasali Adeyemo
  • May 12 - Paper Art with Papier Mâché
  • June 2 - Summer Time!

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Mar 12, 2024
Studio Workshop: Paper marbling with Tom Leech
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Taught by Tom Leech, this course will familiarize students with the traditional patterns of marbled paper and provide the basic instruction and hands-on experience for creating them.

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Mar 15, 2024 - Mar 23, 2024
Friends of Folk Art Trip To Chiapas, Mexico
Museum of International Folk Art
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
African Folk Art Collector Natalie Fitz-Gerald

SOLD OUT!

The Friends of Folk Art invite you to join us for a magical trip to Chiapas, the southernmost state in Mexico.

The focus of this trip is to explore the wondrous state of Chiapas, understand its splendid past, honor and appreciate its present, and make a cultural connection from the past to the present.  We are going to use different approaches to understand Chiapas-- from archaeology to folk art, traditional medicine, and popular religiosity.   This trip experience will take you through 3000 years of history.

The trip itinerary includes:  nine days and eight nights.  We will visit four archaeological sites: La Venta, Palenque, Bonampak and Yaxchilan.  Enjoy three indigenous villages: Zinacantan, Tenejapa, San Juan Chamula. Visit museums specializing in textiles, traditional medicine, archaeology, and history.  Stay in the beautiful colonial city of San Cristobal de las Casas for four days.  Share with a local family at the Lacandona jungle.  Tour the Sumidero Canyon by boat and enjoy a private concert with the Nandayapa family.  Enjoy a gastronomical experience with the indigenous chef, Claudia Santiz, exploring the flavors of traditional regional cuisine, which differs from other parts of Mexico.

This trip is for FOFA members ONLY.  FOFA members will receive an invitation by email which will include all of the details and the price. A single membership allows access to one ticket. A dual membership allows for two tickets.

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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Mar 16, 2024
My Life as a Collector
New Mexico Museum of Art
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hear directly from the collectors who donated the photographs on view!

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Mar 16, 2024
Henry Glassie: Field Work
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FREE with Museum Admission. Reserve Seats Here

Join us for a screening of " Henry Glassie: Field Work" followed by a Q & A with Henry Glassie, moderated by Carrie Hertz, Curator of Dress and Textiles. Dr. Glassie shares a long history with the Museum of International Folk Art and has worked on multiple projects over the years, including authoring "The Spirit of Folk Art" and curating a major exhibition of Turkish Folk Art in 1991

From Director Pat Collins, ‘Field Work’, is a portrait of the celebrated folklorist and ethnologist Henry Glassie and is an immersive and meditative film set among the rituals and rhythms of working artists in Brazil, Turkey, North Carolina and Ireland. The film displays the director’s trademark eye for details and the process of the artist’s work is awe-inspiring. Glassie’s subject is folklore and art but his deep abiding love for the people who create it resonates throughout the film. “I don’t study people” Glassie says, “I stand with people and I study the things they create.” Artists like the sculptor Edival Rosas from Salvador in Brazil describe their practice as one where body and spirit are integrated, where in Glassie’s words the creative act brings “a momentary fulfilment of what it is to be human.”

ASL interpretation is available by request. Please e-mail Patricia Sigala by March 13th at: patricia.sigala@dca.nm.gov 

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Mar 16, 2024
HERE, NOW AND ALWAYS - NATIVE NARRATIVE SPEAKER SERIES
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
JULIE O’KEEFE (OSAGE)

Julie O’Keefe (Osage) Lead Osage Clothing Consultant for the Oscar-Nominated Film Killers of the Flower Moon.

Purchase your ticket in advance to reserve your seat.  SPACE IS LIMITED.

Visit https://my.nmculture.org/overview/26827 or call (505) 476-1269 today.Members - use your promo code!

Generously funded by Edward and Maria Gale/Gale Family Foundation

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Mar 16, 2024
Mesilla Plaza Walking Tour
Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property

The Town of Mesilla is full of fascinating stories! From a rich priest with very particular demands, to Billy the Kid and his defense lawyer who disappeared, to a very unique name for the postal line and a deadly riot, the history of Mesilla is vital to understanding the history of New Mexico. Join New Mexico Historic Sites staff at 10:00am at the bleachers for a walking tour of the Mesilla Plaza.

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Mar 16, 2024
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 March 16, 2024 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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Mar 16, 2024
Campfire Kitchen at Fort Selden
Fort Selden Historic Site
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage

Join Fort Selden Historic Site staff for an outdoor campfire cooking demonstration.

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Mar 17, 2024
"Folk Art: Continuity and Creativity" with Pravina Shukla and "The Global Sweep of Folk Art in Clay" with Henry Glassie
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for two talks on Folk Art by two Folk Art Scholars and co-authors of Folk Art: Continuity, Creativity, and the Brazilian Quotidian. A book signing with the authors will follow their talks.

FREE with Museum admission. Reserve Seats Here

Dr. Henry Glassie, College Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, has written twenty books, based on fieldwork in the United States, Ireland, Turkey, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Brazil. Three of his books, Passing the Time in Ballymenone, The Spirit of Folk Art, and Turkish Traditional Art Today, were named among the notable books of the year by the New York Times. The film by Pat Collins, Henry Glassie: Field Work, was named the best Irish documentary of the year in 2020.  Dr. Glassie also curated  a major exhibition for MOIFA of Turkish Folk Art in 1991.

Dr. Pravina Shukla, Provost Professor, has won six teaching awards including the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. She is the author of The Grace of Four Moons: Dress, Adornment, and the Art of the Body in Modern India, winner of the Coomaraswamy Prize of the Association of Asian Studies and the Davenport Award of the Costume Society of America. She also wrote Costume: Performing Identities through Dress and co-authored The Individual and Tradition.

Folk Art: Continuity, Creativity, and the Brazilian Quotidian (Indiana University Press, 2023) Book Description: Listen to the artists of the Brazilian Northeast. Their work, they say, comes of continuity and creativity. Continuity runs along lines of learning toward social coherence. Creativity brings challenges and deep personal satisfaction.

What they say and do in Brazil aligns with ethnographic evidence from New Mexico and North Carolina; from Ireland, Portugal, and Italy; from Nigeria, Turkey, India, and Bangladesh; from China and Japan.

This book is about that, about folk art as a sign of human unity.

ASL Interpretation is provided for this event.

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Mar 20, 2024
Organ Recital Series - Part II
New Mexico Museum of Art
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for the second installment of Pro Musica’s Organ Recital Series with Frederick Frahm.

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Mar 23, 2024
Paaqtuq: A Tupik Mi Film
Museum of International Folk Art
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a screening of Paaqtuq: A Tupik Mi, a film by Michael Conti and produced by Holly Mititquq Nordlum. Presented in conjunction with   Protection: Adaptation and Resistance, the film focuses on traditional Inuit tattooing as a way to find identity, healing, and strength in the face of Western society.  

FREE with Museum Admission. Reserve Seats Here

Michael Conti is a photographer and filmmaker living and working in the land of the Dena’ina people in Anchorage, Alaska. He earned a BFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and an MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design. His video work has been shown at the Nam June Paik Art Center in Seoul, South Korea, ContainR at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada and won awards at the Anchorage International Film Festival.  In 2016 he mounted a solo exhibition at the Anchorage Museum entitled “Stick and Puck.”   He has been included in numerous juried and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, as well as 20 solo shows. He received a project award from the Rasmuson Foundation in 2006, 2015 and 2022. He is a Connie Boocheever Fellow from the Alaska State Council on the Arts in 2011. He is a term instructor of photography at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Owner of Naniq Design, Holly Mititquq Nordlum is an artist, a graphic designer, public art contractor, traditional Inuit tattooer and a hopeful social justice insister. Using many mediums: .printmaking, painting, filmmaking, and tatooing  to express her ideas about life and issues of native people in todays world. Nordlum received a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Graphic Design and Photography from the University of Alaska Anchorage.   Nordlum was named a Time Warner Fellow with the Sundance Film Festival, and received an Art Matters grant, and a Humanities Forum grant for her work documenting the Tupik Mi Project (traditional Inuit tattooing) – which was also featured in the New York Times Lifestyles Section Summer 2018, a Rasmuson Individual Artist Award, and was named to the Smithsonian’s Nation Museum of The American Indian’s Artist Leadership Program.  

ASL interpretation is available by request. Please e-mail Patricia Sigala by March 19th at: patricia.sigala@dca.nm.gov 

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Mar 23, 2024
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 March 23, 2024 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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Mar 26, 2024
The Diplomacy of Independence: Benjamin Franklin and Spain
New Mexico Museum of Art
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us on March 26 for the El Rancho de las Golondrinas Winter Lecture Series. This long running collaboration explores exciting corners of New Mexico’s history and culture as presented by engaging authors and historians.

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Mar 29, 2024
Final Friday: Artist Talk with Angela Ellsworth
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join artist Angela Ellsworth for a talk about her work on view in the exhibition Shadow and Light at the Vladem Contemporary.

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Mar 30, 2024
50 Years, 7 Families: The Legacy of Rick Dillingham and Pueblo Pottery
New Mexico Museum of Art
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for a lively conversation about the lasting impact of Rick Dillingham’s 1974 publication 7 Families in Pueblo Pottery, featuring a panel of experts in contemporary ceramics, pueblo pottery, and anthropology.

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Mar 30, 2024
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 March 30, 2024 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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