All Press Releases

  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Jan 26, 2018

    Postponed Until Further Notice: Celebrating Our Future: Honoring Our Past Recognizing the Cultural Gifts of the J. Paul Taylor Family

    (Santa Fe, NM) -  In 2003, former State Representative J. Paul Taylor, his wife Mary Daniels Taylor, and their family donated their home and two attached stores to the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs for development as a future State Historic Site. 

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jan 24, 2018

    Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger Leads Community Bead Project Bead Project Focused on Missing Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Queer and Trans People

    Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan  Hidatsa/Arikara/Lakota) will be at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Saturday, February 24, 2018, for a day of making beads with the community.

    The beads, 2”x 2” in size, are needed to complete a monumental beaded portrait which will be created by Luger from a photograph taken by First Nations photographer Kali Spitzer (Lower Post, British Columbia). This community collaboration acknowledges missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, queer, and trans people. In Canada alone, the number of missing and murdered indigenous women was at 4,096 in 2016, as noted in research gathered by the Native Women’s Association of Canada.

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Jan 24, 2018

    Super Blue Moon Eclipse on January 31

    (Albuquerque, NM) – In the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 31, a rare astronomical concurrence of events will include a full moon, a Supermoon and a Blue Moon that will be totally eclipsed! Early risers can experience this phenomenon at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science early that morning from 5 – 7 a.m. (weather permitting)

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Jan 23, 2018

    Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico travels the state

    (Santa Fe, NM) -- The sensual dance of flamenco has traveled the world, yet within the United States only in New Mexico is it integral to our state’s culture. In November of 2015 the Museum of International Folk Art opened the most comprehensive exhibition on flamenco, celebrating this living tradition as an art form. This stunning exhibition is now traveling to museums throughout the New Mexico.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 22, 2018

    The New Mexico Museum of Art Presents Shifting Light: Perspective in Photography, An Instagram Initiative Shifting Light: Perspective in Photograph

    Having just celebrated its 100th anniversary in November 2017, the Museum of Art is now actively engaged in shaping its next century by inviting a group of 19 artists working in New Mexico to be guest contributors to its Instagram account (follow us at @nmartmuseum). Inaugurating the series is Albuquerque-based photographer Noah McLaurine, who will begin posting the week of January 21.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jan 21, 2018

    A Counterculture Encore: Dropouts, Renegades, and Utopians, “new settlers of Northern New Mexico” presentation by author Benjamin Klein

    (Santa Fe, NM) – As an encore to the New Mexico History Museum’s Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest which closes February 11, author Benjamin Klein presents a talk entitledDropouts, Renegades, and Utopians: Irwin Klein’s photographs of the ’new settlers’ of northern New Mexico.

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jan 18, 2018

    “I-Witness Culture” a Solo Exhibition of Frank Buffalo Hyde Extended Through April 30, 2018 Popular Exhibition extended through Spring

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Jan. 18, 2018 (Santa Fe, NM)—The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is pleased to announce an extended closing date of April 30, 2018 for the popular exhibition of Frank Buffalo Hyde’s work called, I-Witness Culture ...

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Jan 18, 2018

    Beadwork Adorns the World Opening in April On Exhibition April 22, 2018 – February 3, 2019

    (Santa Fe, NM) – The ultimate migrants, small glass beads travel the world and end up entering the cultural lives of people far away to be worked into a garment or an object of art.  This spring, the Museum of International Folk Art opens the exhibition, Beadwork Adorns the World, opening April 22, 2018 and running through February 3, 2019.



  • New Mexico History Museum | Jan 16, 2018

    Fall Symposium Planned for 100th Anniversary of Gustave Baumann’s Arrival in New Mexico

    (Santa Fe, NM) – During the fall of 2018, the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art will hold a two day-symposium commemorating the 100th Anniversary of artist Gustave Baumann’s arrival in New Mexico. The event entitled, “Gathering for Gus” will be held Friday and Saturday, September 28 & 29, 2018 at the two Santa Fe museums located across the street from each other.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 15, 2018

    Frederick Hammersley Exhibition will Travel to New Mexico Museum of Art “Frederick Hammersley: To Paint without Thinking” At The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens: Oct. 21, 2017 – Jan. 22, 2018 At the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe: May 26, 2018 – Sept. 29, 2018

    SAN MARINO, Calif.— The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens and the New Mexico Museum of Art announced today that “Frederick Hammersley: To Paint without Thinking,” an exhibition on view at The Huntington through Jan. 22, will travel to the New Mexico venue, where it will be on view from May 26 through Sept. 29, 2018.   The exhibition showcases the American artist’s sketchbooks, notebooks, inventories, and vibrant color swatches to illuminate the systematic  process he used to create his lively hard-edge geometric paintings. The presentation in New Mexico, where the artist lived from 1968 until his death in 2009, will be expanded by a dozen additional works from New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection.


  • Museum of International Folk Art | Jan 14, 2018

    Popular Folk Art Flea Returns to Museum of International Folk Art

    (Santa Fe, NM) – One of Santa Fe’s favorite community events, the Folk Art Flea, will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018,  at the Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill. From toys to textiles and jewelry to masks from all over the world,  The Flea features an impressive array of well-priced folk art treasures. The treasured “Collectors’ Corner” returns with especially rare and unique items. The event is presented by the Museum Foundation of New Mexico’s Folk Art Committee in support of the Museum of International Folk Art Museum (MoIFA).

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 12, 2018

    Santa Fe’s Colorful Legacy: Celebrating 100+ Years of Art, Culture, and History A Lecture Series in Partnership with the School for Advanced Research

    In partnership with the School for Advanced Research (SAR), the New Mexico Museum of Art presents a series of public presentations in honor of the centennial celebration of the Museum of Art, SAR’s 110th anniversary, and the 40th anniversary of the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at SAR. These presentations will take place beginning in February 2018 and continue through October 2018.  

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Jan 10, 2018

    Prepare for Leonardo da Vinci at the Museum’s $5 First Friday on February 2

    In anticipation of the February 10 opening of a blockbuster exhibition about Leonardo da Vinci, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is offering enjoyable family activities to introduce visitors to this well-known Renaissance artist, inventor, engineer, scientist, naturalist, and life-long learner. This orientation to the topics that will be covered in the upcoming exhibition will give each family member an opportunity to discover their own muse and interests through the eyes of one of the greatest minds of the last five hundred years.


  • New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Jan 4, 2018

    Age, style in abundance for Farm & Ranch Museum’s antique show, new exhibit

    The exhibit, “Form & Function: Objects with Flair,” opens on Jan. 12. This fun exhibit features 44 objects from the museum’s collections that combine usefulness and beauty. Antique Treasures Day is Jan. 21.

  • Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | Jan 3, 2018

    Bosque Redondo Memorial: Commemorating 150 Years since the Treaty of 1868

    (Santa Fe, NM) – This summer marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo between the United States and many Navajo leaders which will be commemorated at the Bosque Redondo Memorial in June.  This free event is hosted by the Navajo Nation, the Mescalero Apache Tribe and by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs parent agency of New Mexico Historic sites which includes the Bosque Redondo Memorial.

  • Wonders on Wheels | Jan 1, 2018

    Wonder on Wheels Mobile Museum Reached Thousands of School Students in New Mexico’s Rural Communities in 2017

    (Santa Fe, NM) —  From mid-April through the end of 2017, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Wonder on Wheels (WoW) mobile museum was visited by 17,430 New Mexicans. WoW’s featured exhibit for 2017 sampled the vast paleontological resources held by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) in Albuquerque. In this exhibit, children learned how fossils were formed, what paleontologists do, what dinosaurs ate, how they lived, and their habitat.

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Dec 26, 2017

    Super Blue Moon Eclipse Preview at the Museum’s $5 First Friday January 5th

    (Albuquerque, NM) – There is an astronomical trifecta happening January 31 – a Super Blue Moon Eclipse. On that morning, the moon will be full and is both a Super Moon and Blue Moon and it will also be totally eclipsed!  During the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science’s $5 First Friday event on January 5 there will be a preview event of this astronomical phenomenon convergence.     

  • New Mexico History Museum | Dec 11, 2017

    History Museum & Santa Fe Opera presentations recognize New Mexico’s ‘Atomic Histories’

    The New Mexico History Museum and the Santa Fe Opera will each feature presentations exploring New Mexico’s Atomic Histories during 2018 and 2019. The History Museum’s Atomic Histories exhibition opens June 3, 2018 and runs through May 2019. The exhibition will highlight American artist Meridel Rubenstein’s artwork including two photo/video/glass/steel installations from the traveling exhibition Critical Mass (1993-97) and “Oppenheimer’s Chair” (1995) commissioned by the first SITE Santa Fe Biennial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first atomic test.


  • New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Dec 6, 2017

    Art show at Farm & Ranch Museum reveals a lifetime of creativity

    A new exhibit opening soon at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum showcases a lifetime of beautifully creative work by the late Las Cruces artist Connie Garcia.  The show, “Connie Garcia: A Lifetime of Art,” opens with a fr ...

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Dec 6, 2017

    Natural History Collector: Hunt, Discover, Learn! How-to-book for collectors written by Museum Educator

      It is now easier for amateur explorers to find and identify treasures in our state or where they live, thanks to a new book written by New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science  Educator Michael Sanchez.

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Dec 5, 2017

    Vaderlimulus - 245-Million-year-old Horseshoe Crab Fossil named after Star War’s Darth Vader

     A 245 million-year-old fossil horseshoe crab recently discovered in Idaho has been named Vaderlimulus because the animal’s head shield resembles the helmet worn by Darth Vader from the Star Wars film series. Paleontologists from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque (Allan J Lerner, Spencer G. Lucas) and the University of Colorado at Denver (Martin Lockley) just published a scientific article describing the extinct fossil horseshoe crab. Their findings were published in the latest issue of the German paleontological journal Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, which is the world’s oldest paleontological journal.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 4, 2017

    O’Keeffe’s Desert Abstraction (Bear Lake) finds ‘forever home’ at the New Mexico Museum of Art

    In honor of the New Mexico Museum of Art Centennial year celebration, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation made permanent its long-term loan of the Georgia O’Keeffe’s Desert Abstraction (Bear Lake) to the Museum. With this move, the 1931 O’Keeffe piece, becomes part of the Museum of Art’s permanent 



  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Dec 2, 2017

    Wonders on Wheels Exhibit, Featuring New Mexico’s Native American Tribes, Sets Out on the Road in 2018 Mobile museum visits public and tribal schools, libraries, and community-based institutions statewide

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 2, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—Wonders on Wheels mobile museum presents a unique look at the twenty-four Native American tribal communities of New Mexico, told through the eyes of Pueblo, Apache, and Navajo children. Adminis ...

  • Museum of International Folk Art | Nov 28, 2017

    This December, Shop at Santa Fe’s Peruvian Connection Store, and 10 Percent of Your Purchase Benefits MOIFA Mention Peruvian Connection’s advertisement in the Winter 2017 issue of

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 28, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—As part of an innovative public-private partnership, Peruvian Connection announces that for the month of December 2017, 10 percent of shoppers’ purchases at its Santa Fe store, 328 S. Gu ...

  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Nov 28, 2017

    Ranger Ethan Ortega Now Historic Site Instructional Coordinator

    (Santa Fe, NM) -- New Mexico Historic Sites has selected one of its own, Ranger Ethan Ortega, as the new Instructional Coordinator.  Vacant since mid-June the instructional coordinator’s role has been significantly expanded. In his new position, Ranger Ortega will continue to service Coronado Historic Site as well as the entire Northern Region of New Mexico Historic Sites including Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs and Los Luceros property in Alcalde.

    In his new position, Ranger Ortega is initially tasked with reimagining the exhibits at Jemez Historic Site.  He will work in tandem with Jemez Instructional Coordinator Marlon Magdalena on public outreach and digital media promoting the sites.

  • Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Nov 27, 2017

    Free Screenings of "The Missing" on December 3, 2017 Celebrate the Authentic Portrayal of Apache Culture on Film Events Herald the Opening of the New Exhibit "Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans," December 10, 2017

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Monday, November 27, 2017 (Santa Fe, NM)—The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, announces two screenings of The Missing (2003), Sunday, December 3, 10 am and 1 pm in MIAC’s Kathryn O’Keeffe Thea ...

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Nov 27, 2017

    Live Music Groups Perform at Final Wild Music!! Event December 8

    (Albuquerque, NM) -- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will be filled with musical sounds on the evening of December 8.  Live musicians will perform in the final event associated with the museum’s current exhibition Wild Music: Songs & Sounds of Nature.  Two groups will be sending joyous music throughout the museum.  The Young Musicians Initiative (YMI) will perform at 6 p.m. and de Profundis, an acapella men’s group, will sing at 8 p.m. in the atrium.

  • New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 26, 2017

    Your Free 2017 Winter Guide Now Available Online

    (Santa Fe, NM) –  The free New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs 2017 Museums & Historic Sites Winter Guide is now available online at

    This year’s guide features an historic photo of the New Mexico Museum of Art on the cover in recognition of the Museum’s Centennial Year.  As the storied Museum of Art launches into a second century of service to New Mexico, it hosts three new exhibitions: Horizons: People & Place in 20th Century New Mexican Art; Shifting Light: Photographic Perspectives; and Contact: Local to Global which like the other centennial exhibitionshighlights the engagement of artists with New Mexico, the Museum of Art with artists and collectors.

  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Nov 21, 2017

    Young Explorers: Winter Camps for School Age Campers at the Museum of Natural History & Science

    (Albuquerque, NM) – Keep your young explorers engaged and active this winter with one of the day-long Young Explorers Winter Camps at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque.  The camps start December 18th and run through January 2nd.   All camps are for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 19, 2017

    The Land that Enchants Me So: Popular Songs of New Mexico coming to New Mexico History Museum Museum Show Draws on Exceptional Collection of Sheet Music, Recordings, and Music Memorabilia to Celebrate Golden-Age Popular Songs in Praise of New Mexico

    (Santa Fe, NM) —  Before radio and television, when making music at home was the evening’s entertainment and playing the piano was considered an essential talent among the middle class, sheet music was the music consumer’s gateway to the world.”  The New Mexico History Museum celebrates this era with sheet music of popular songs about the State of New Mexico, dating from the mid-19th through the mid-20th centuries, in the new exhibition The Land That Enchants Me So: Popular Songs of New Mexico which opens on Friday, March 2, 2018. The show spotlights graphically striking sheet-music covers published from 1840s through about 1960, along with other printed materials, sound recordings, and memorabilia relating to New Mexico and its musical life.

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