Sep 8, 2024 - Sep 5, 2025
Between the Lines: Prison Art & Advocacy
Museum of International Folk Art

Between the Lines: Prison Art & Advocacy seeks to re-humanize the incarcerated. Through a combination of in-gallery artworks, fresh multimedia pieces (interviews with returned citizens and allies, art-making demonstrations, etc.) and community-co-developed events, this exhibition will explore prisoners’ rights, recidivism / systemic oppression, and transitional justice.

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May 21, 2023 - Apr 7, 2024
To Keep Them Warm: The Alaska Native Parka
Museum of International Folk Art

Parkas are complex expressions of Alaska Native cultures’ deep respect for the animals of land and sea. The harmonious marriage of beauty, function, and resourcefulness, parkas are a living tradition rooted in centuries of indigenous knowledge of material science and design. They also demonstrate the resilience of indigenous communities to thrive in the arctic environment. 

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Jan 29, 2023 - Jun 30, 2024
La Cartonería Mexicana / The Mexican Art of Paper and Paste
Museum of International Folk Art

Mexican cartonería uses simple materials of paste, cardboard, and paper to create a diverse array of subjects such as piñatas, dolls, Day of the Dead skeletons, and fantastical animals called alebrijes.  The first exhibition to focus exclusively on a Mexican folk art tradition in many years, La Cartonería Mexicana will display more than 100 whimsical historic sculptures from the Museum of International Folk Art’s Permanent Collection.  Many of the sculptures were collected by Alexander Girard and have never been displayed.  These historic works will be exhibited alongside the work of three visiting cartoneros who will be creating work at the Museum of International Folk Art.  Their work highlights that cartonería is a vital, living tradition.  

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Oct 23, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022
Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II
New Mexico History Museum

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Examines the Complex History of WWII Japanese American Incarceration Camps

The New Mexico History Museum announces 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.

 

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Aug 7, 2022 - Aug 31, 2023
Honoring Tradition and Innovation: 100-Years of Santa Fe’s Indian Market 1922-2022
New Mexico History Museum

The New Mexico History Museum as we present an exhibition that commemorates a century of Santa Fe’s Indian Market. Honoring Tradition and Innovation: 100 Years of Santa Fe’s Indian Market 1922-2022, traces the history of this historic market and explores the impact of Federal Indian policies on the Native American art world. Many of these policies are reflected in the social and economic trends that shaped Indian Market through the years. The exhibition celebrates the artists and collectors who have made it possible and includes over 200 pieces of artwork by Indian Market artists from private and public collections, as well as historic and contemporary photographs, and interviews with artists and collectors. 

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Jul 31, 2022 - May 29, 2023
Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture debuts a traveling exhibition that features more than 100 historic and contemporary works in clay. (Cochiti Pueblo 50009/12 Gift of Dr. Phyllis Harroun MIAC)

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Jul 23, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023
Transgressions and Amplifications: Mixed-Media Photography of the 1960s and 1970s
New Mexico Museum of Art

What defines a photograph? The dynamic new exhibition Transgressions and Amplifications: Mixed-Media Photography of the 1960s and 1970s showcases the work of mid-twentieth-century American artists exploring that question and responding with a range of images that may surprise, confound, or delight.

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Jul 2, 2022 - Jul 2, 2024
Here, Now and Always
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Opening July 2, 3, 2022

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture invites you to visit its brand new permanent exhibition, Here, Now and Always, opening July 2 and 3, 2022 on Museum Hill in Santa Fe.

Here, Now and Always centers on the voices, perspectives, and narratives of the Indigenous peoples of the American Southwest.

This groundbreaking exhibition features more than six hundred objects from the museum’s extraordinary collection of ceramics, jewelry, paintings, fashion, and more.

Learn more and plan your visit now at https://indianartsandculture.org

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May 1, 2022 - Apr 1, 2023
ReVOlution
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
MIAC’s 2022 Living Treasure, Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti)

Enter the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) and join in the celebration of its 2022 Living Treasure, Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo).  Ortiz’s vision, as seen through his murals and ceramic objects gracing MIAC’s lobby, are examples of combining his Pueblo culture with sci-fi, fantasy and apocalyptic themes.

The artist’s work has been exhibited in venues from the Netherlands to Paris to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian and other U.S. museums.  On display through April 1, 2023

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Mar 12, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023
Western Eyes: 20th Century Art Here and Now
New Mexico Museum of Art

Exploring regional developments of modernism including American realism, Indigenous Modernism and Native American Art, and Mexican Modernism

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Feb 6, 2022 - Mar 12, 2023
Painted Reflections
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Isomeric Design in Ancestral Pueblo Pottery

Explore the designs painted on ancestral and contemporary Pueblo pottery by visiting Painted Reflections: Isomeric Design in Pueblo Pottery. Never before the subject of a museum exhibition, Painted Reflections offers new insights into the study of Pueblo art through an analysis of the visual structure of ceramic design.

 

*Gallup Black-on-White Bowl

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Feb 4, 2022 - Feb 4, 2024
Riding Herd with Billy the Kid
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
The Rise of the Cattle Industry in New Mexico

This extensive exhibit weaving together a many-layered story that led to one of the most infamous periods in New Mexico history. “Riding Herd with Billy the Kid: The Rise of the Cattle Industry in New Mexico” begins with the 1866 cattle drive along what would become the Goodnight-Loving Trail in eastern New Mexico and ends with the Lincoln County War in the late 1870s and its aftermath.

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Long Term Exhibition
Early Agriculture
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

People have been growing food in what is now New Mexico for 4,000 years.

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Jan 29, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022
Selections from the 20th Century Collection
New Mexico Museum of Art

After more than a century of collecting, the New Mexico Museum of Art has become home to some of the finest examples of Southwestern.  Art by the regions most beloved artists

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Dec 12, 2021 - Feb 19, 2023
Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia
Museum of International Folk Art

Dress helps us fashion identity, history, community, and place. Dress has been harnessed as a metaphor for both progress and stability, the exotic and the utopian, oppression and freedom, belonging and resistance. Dressing with Purpose examines three Scandinavian dress traditions—Swedish folkdräkt, Norwegian bunad, and Sámi gákti—and traces their development during two centuries of social and political change across northern Europe.

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Dec 12, 2021 - Feb 19, 2023
Fashioning Identities: A Companion to Dressing with Purpose.
Museum of International Folk Art

Fashioning Identities: A Companion to Dressing with Purpose. This display in Lloyd’s Treasure Chest Gallery serves as a companion to Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia by offering more examples from our permanent collection of Sámi duodji, textile-making tools, and regional clothing from Northern Europe. December 12, 2021 - February 19, 2023. 

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Jun 19, 2021 - Jun 19, 2026
The Palace Seen and Unseen: A Convergence of History and Archaeology
New Mexico History Museum

Reflecting current archaeological and historical perspectives, Palace Seen and Unseen draws from historic documents, photographs, and archaeological and architectural studies produced by its former residents, visitors, stewards, and scholars. When the dynamic expertise of historians and archaeologists converges, a richer story and better understanding emerges. It is this integrative approach to what is seen and unseen that guides the themes explored by this exhibition. On long term view. 

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May 30, 2021 - Jan 15, 2023
#mask: Creative Responses to the Global Pandemic
Museum of International Folk Art

Face masks have become daily attire for people around the world. More than a Personal Protective Device that keeps ourselves and others safe, face masks have become a creative outlet for many. They are representations of self-expression, political stance, fashion, and a symbol of humanity’s hope and care for one another. This exhibition is an ode to the face mask, and to the artists and every day citizens making their way through the COVID-19 crisis.

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Dec 8, 2019 - Sep 4, 2023
Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan
Museum of International Folk Art

Vivid in Japanese art and imagination are creatures that are at once ghastly and comical. Yōkai is a catchall word that generally refers to demons, ghosts, shapeshifters, and “strange” and supernatural beings. Yōkai  are prevalent in Japanese popular and expressive culture; you find them in manga (comics), anime (animation), and character-based games such as Pokémon (“pocket monster”).

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Long Term Exhibition
The Massacre of Don Pedro Villasur
New Mexico History Museum

This exhibition features 23 original graphic history art works by Santa Fe-based artist Turner Avery Mark-Jacobs. This display, ’The Massacre of Don Pedro Villasur,’ narrates the history of an ill-fated Spanish colonial military expedition which set out from Santa Fe in 1720. This depicted story shares the exhibit room with the History Museum’s Segesser I and II Hide paintings located in the Telling New Mexico gallery.  

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Long Term Exhibition
The First World War
New Mexico History Museum
Exhibition opening on the 100th anniversary of Armistice

The First World War exhibition investigates the contributions of New Mexicans to the war, through letters, photographs and objects.

“New Mexico played an important role in both world wars,” said Andrew Wulf, then-Director of the New Mexico History Museum. “We are proud to be able to recognize and remember that contribution and add The First World War as a permanent exhibition, to underscore the sacrifice and heartfelt letters home from these brave soldiers.”

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Long Term Exhibition
New Mexico Colonial Home - Circa 1815
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

The Spanish colonial home (la casa) gives visitors an idea of what a home from the time around 1815 would have looked like.

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Long Term Exhibition
Icons of Exploration
New Mexico Museum of Space History

Showcases some of the Museum’s most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first man-made satellites, Sputnik and Explorer, and the Gargoyle, an early guided missile.

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Long Term Exhibition
John P. Stapp Air & Space Park
New Mexico Museum of Space History

Named after International Space Hall of Fame Inductee and aeromedical pioneer Dr. John P. Stapp, the Air and Space Park consists of large space-related artifacts documenting mankinds exploration of space.

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Dec 7, 2014 - Dec 31, 2024
Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy
New Mexico History Museum

Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, a new section that joins the New Mexico History Museum’s main exhibit, Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now, helps tell those stories. Setting the Standard uses artifacts from the museum’s collection, images from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives and loans from other museums and private collectors. Focusing on the rise of the Fred Harvey Company as a family business and events that transpired specifically in the Land of Enchantment, the tale will leave visitors with an understanding of how the Harvey experience resonates in our Southwest today.

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Long Term Exhibition
Multiple Visions: A Common Bond
Museum of International Folk Art
Permanent Exhibit

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond has been the destination for well over a million first-time and repeat visitors to the Museum of International Folk Art. First, second, third, or countless times around, we find our gaze drawn by different objects, different scenes. With more than 10,000 objects to see, this exhibition continues to enchant museum visitors, staff and patrons. Explore highlights from the GIRARD WING.

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Long Term Exhibition
Lloyd’s Treasure Chest: Folk Art in Focus
Museum of International Folk Art

Lloyds’s Treasure Chest: Folk Art in Focus is a participatory gallery that encourages the exploration of folk art and contemplation of what is meant by “folk art.” Temporary, thematic displays are drawn from, and highlight the museum’s permanent collection of folk art, which is the museum’s “treasure.”

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Jan 15, 2010 - Jan 15, 2025
Michael Naranjo Touching Beauty Exhibit
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

On display in the Bataan Building Atrium Gallery: Touching Beauty Now, sculpture by Santa Clara Pueblo’s Michael Naranjo, celebrated the world over for his bronze and stone forms suspended in fluid, graceful movement.

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Long Term Exhibition
Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now
New Mexico History Museum

Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now sweeps across more than 500 years of history—from the state’s earliest inhabitants to the residents of today. These stories breathe life into the people who made the American West: Native Americans, Spanish colonists, Mexican citizens, Santa Fe Trail riders, fur trappers, outlaws, Buffalo Soldiers, railroad workers, miners, scientists, hippies, artists, and photographers. 

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