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  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 15, 2015

    10 Great October Events at the History Museum

    Get crafty. Feel spooky. Sing like a cowboy. Revel in the Harvey House heyday—and more. This October has something for everyone, and most events are free.

  • El Camino Real Historic Trail Site | Sep 10, 2015

    El Camino Real Historic Trail Site hosts Native New Mexico

    El Camino Real Historic Trail Site hosts Native New Mexico, Saturday, September 19, 2015. The event is free and runs from 10am to 4pm.

    Native New Mexico celebrates New Mexico’s native peoples through a daylong celebration of art, demonstrations, and music and dance performances. Among those participating will be the Red Turtle Dancers from Pojoaque Pueblo, Marlon Magdalena (Jemez) performing traditional flute music, Christopher and Darnell Lewis with Zorina Laweka demonstrating weaving, and from Taos and Santa Clara Pueblos will be Andrew and Judith Harvier demonstrating willow basketry, pottery and jewelry. Also performing will be members of the Piro-Manso-Tiwa tribe.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 27, 2015

    Looking Forward Looking Back

    Sept 11, 2015 – Jan 17, 2016

    This exhibition looks back at historic works by significant women artists from the Museum of Art collection while looking forward at new projects by contemporary women artists. The historic works from the collection include Eleanor Antin’s 100 Boot postcards, a 1967 drawing by Eva Hesse, Beatrice Wood drawings from the 1920s, a selection of photographs from Ana Mendieta’s Silueta Series and selections from Juane Quick-to See-Smith’s Paper Dolls for a Post-Colonial World.  Mid-career contemporary artists will be included with new and larger scale artworks. Arizona based artists Angela Ellsworth revisits her Mormon upbringing, community, and spirituality with her sculptural objects and installation. New Mexico artist Ligia Bouton riffs off the writings for George Orwell for her installation Understudy for Animal Farm. Southern California based Micol Hebron’s collaborative Gallery Tally poster project addresses gender representation in the art world.


  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 17, 2015

    September events at the New Mexico History Museum

    Take in the annual Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture. Attend a free Teacher Resource Fair. Learn more about the Civil War in the West. These and other great events are happening in September at the New Mexico History Museum.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 13, 2015

    The 2015 Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture

    On Wednesday, September 2, at 6 pm, Dr. Linda A. Curcio-Nagy, associate professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of Nevada, exploresearly rituals and ceremonies in "Performance, Politics, and Piety:  Pageantry and Identity in Colonial Mexico City." The lecture is free for Palace Guard members; $5 others, at the door. (To join the Palace Guard, call the Museum of New Mexico Foundation at 982-6366, ext. 100.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 10, 2015

    An American Modernism

    October 2, 2015 – February 21, 2016

    An American Modernism opens Friday, October 2, 2015, from 5:30-7:30pm and runs through February 21, 2016. An American Modernism joins the exhibition O’Keeffe in Process, both at the New Mexico Museum of Art, in the “Fall of Modernism” cultural collaboration with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Drawn primarily from the museum’s rich collection of Modernist art, An American Modernism explores the quest by early twentieth-century artists to find a distinctive American voice and to define art for the modern age. 

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 4, 2015

    Gustave Baumann and New Mexico

    Treasured New Mexico Artist’s range of works on view

    Few artists are as closely identified with Santa Fe as is Gustave Baumann; his art delighting viewers for almost a century. The New Mexico Museum of Art, the world’s largest repository of Gustave Baumann material, will show some of these works on paper, paintings, and prints, as well as some of his beloved marionettes in Gustave Baumann and New Mexico. The exhibition opens on Friday, August 14, 2015 and runs through December 27, 2015.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 4, 2015

    That Multitudes May Share: Building the Museum of Art

    That Multitudes May Share: Building the Museum of Art opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Friday, August 14, 2015.   “This building that we have erected expresses something of our gratitude for, and appreciation of, these artists ...

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jul 29, 2015

    History Museum Times, August-September edition

    A Palace renovation and potentially doomed trees. A great new photo exhibit and terrific interns. Enticing books on the craft of books and a glimpse of the Alvarado’s greatness. It’s all in the latest edition of the New Mexico History Museum’s newsletter. Click here to download a PDF of it.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jul 23, 2015

    August events at the New Mexico History Museum

    The New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors hosts a month’s worth of vibrant events. Bring the family, bring your friends. Or just come by yourself. Besides great exhibits, you’ll find these special events ranging from a Civil War symposium to CreativeMornings event, music-based lectures, the Native Cinema Showcase and more.

  • New Mexico Historic Sites | Jul 20, 2015

    The Governor’s Gallery: History Where It Happened – New Mexico Historic Sites

    New Mexico’s Historic Sites tell the story of our state. The exhibit displays eight unique stories from areas where the past becomes real; must-see stops for visitors to learn about New Mexico’s diverse, rich, and vibrant history.  New Mexico Historic Sites offers guests a deeper understanding of groups and individuals who shaped our state and culture into what it is today. On display at the Governor’s Gallery, located on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol, is History Where It Happened – New Mexico Historic Sites.

  • Lincoln Historic Site | Jul 20, 2015

    "OFFICIAL" 2015 Old Lincoln Days Schedule of Events

    It’s here, the official (and final) Old Lincoln Days Schedule of Events, Fri, Aug 7 through Sun, Aug 9.

  • Lincoln Historic Site | Jul 10, 2015

    Old Lincoln Days

    Old Lincoln Days begins Friday, August 7 and runs through Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 9am to 5pm both days; and on Sunday, August 9 from 9am to 3pm. Admission is $5 per adult to access the Historic Site. Children, veterans, and active military and their families are free. New Mexico residents are free on Sundays.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jul 9, 2015

    The Palace is set for first phase of long-awaited renovations

    Workers are getting ready to apply new stucco, repair roofs, improve heating and cooling, change the landscaping and more at the Palace of the Governors, a 400-year-old National Treasure in the heart of historic Santa Fe. Begun in 1609–1610 as the seat of Spain’s North American colony, the Pueblo Revival building became the flagship of the state’s museum system in 1909. In recent years, it has drawn preservationists’ fears, most critically because of its 1970s cement stucco on the interior courtyard’s wall.

    Now, thanks to a $400,000 infusion from the Department of Cultural Affairs and another $680,000 from the state Legislature’s recent session, that water-trapping stucco will be stripped off and replaced with a breathable lime plaster. Stucco around the rest of the building will be patched up, workers will install new roofs above the Palace gift shop and Meem Community Room, and the Palace’s capricious heating-and-cooling system will be tied into the New Mexico History Museum’s more reliable one.

  • Fort Stanton Historic Site | Jul 8, 2015

    Fort Stanton Live!

    Fort Stanton; Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 9am to 8pm. Costumed re-enactors from the Civil War and Indian Wars era will be at the Fort for demonstrations, presentations, concerts and a military ball which will have visitors dancing into the night. Additionally, the event brings authors, historians, photographers, artists, and a variety of historical vendors to site to share their crafts and other handiwork. Local food vendors are on hand to provide food throughout the day. Activities include historic reenactments; cavalry, infantry, artillery demonstrations; Buffalo Soldiers; Mescalero Apaches; Victorian ladies tea; authors, speakers, tours; period Military Ball Saturday evening; church service on Sunday; old time games for kids; concessions and live entertainment. Admission $5 for adults, children under 16 free. Call 575-354-0341.

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Jul 6, 2015

    O’Keeffe in Process

    The New Mexico Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition O’Keeffe in Process is its contribution to the “Fall of Modernism” cultural collaboration with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

    The exhibition opens Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5-7pm and runs through January 17, 2016.

  • Jemez Historic Site | Jul 1, 2015

    12th Annual PUEBLO INDEPENDENCE DAY: Commemorating the 1680 Pueblo Revolt

    On Sunday, August 9, the quaint and sleepy village of Jemez Springs—popularly known for its hot springs, hiking, and art galleries, comes alive with the 12th annual Pueblo Independence Day Celebration starting with a 7am pilgrimage run from Jemez Pueblo Plaza to Jemez Historic Site. Visitors to this free annual free event will also enjoy traditional Native dances, dine on authentic Native food, and shop Native arts and crafts.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jun 23, 2015

    Brainpower and Brownbags 2015 series, part II

    From the making of a classic Western to stories of remarkable women, Harvey Houses, Southwestern cuisine and the Llano Estacado, the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library’s Brainpower & Brownbags Lunch Lectures offer a wealth of learning. Organized by Librarian Tomas Jaehn, the monthly lectures are free and open to the public (and, yes, you can bring a lunch). Each lecture begins at noon in the Meem Community Room; enter through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors. Seating is limited.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jun 23, 2015

    Young Native Artists Show & Sale

    Start growing your collection of Native art at the Young Native Artists Show & Sale, July 4 and 5, in the Palace Courtyard from 9 am to 4 pm. Children and grandchildren of artists belonging to the Native American Artisans Program will show off their latest works of art, learn a few tricks of the customer-service trade, and potentially launch their careers. See the hand-crafted artwork, purchase refreshments, and strike up a conversation or two with artists who are growing and continuing to learn their craft. Admission is free through the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate on Lincoln Avenue, south of the New Mexico History Museum’s main entrance.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jun 10, 2015

    An Evening with William deBuys

    Award-winning author and conservationist William deBuys speaks on and signs copies of his latest book and joins us for a reception honoring the museum’s acquisition of his papers. The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library hosts this free event on Friday, June 19, 5:30–7:30 pm, in the museum auditorium, with light refreshments in the lobby.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jun 4, 2015

    Home Movies--Discovered, Collected, Preserved

    At 2 pm on Saturday, June 20, see archival films from the Old Santa Fe Association’s new collection, including gems filmed by Ernest Knee, culled from residents’ garages and closets and boasting little-known cinematic glimpses of life in northern New Mexico. The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives is partnering with OSFA to preserve the films, prime artifacts in a city long devoted to protecting its historic authenticity. A free event.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jun 2, 2015

    Along the Pecos, a photo and sound exhibition

    One of the staples of desert life is the presence—or scarcity—of water. Its importance can be seen across eastern New Mexico, where the Pecos River strives to quench a fragile, 926-mile riparian environment. Along the Pecos, a collage of photographs and sounds, opens June 19 on the second floor of the New Mexico History Museum. Developed by photographer Jennifer Schlesinger and the late composer Steven M. Miller, the materials were recently donated to the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, whose Photo Legacy Project collects the work of contemporary photographers.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jun 1, 2015

    The June-July edition of the History Museum Times

    Summer camp caught our fancy this month, and we’re itching to hit the road and visit some of State Historic Sites. Learn what’s new at the New Mexico History Museum. Click here to download a PDF.

  • Coronado Historic Site | May 14, 2015

    Rediscover Coronado Historic Site

    Celebrating 75 years: May 29, 1940 to May 30, 2015 On Saturday, May 30 from 1 to 5pm, Coronado Historic Site celebrates its 75 th anniversary, but the site’s importance originates two millennia ago when people were living and farming in th ...

  • New Mexico History Museum | May 14, 2015

    June fun at the History Museum

    Go to summer camp. Remember the Alvarado Hotel. See home movies. Find "the last unicorn"—and more. We’ve got something for everyone in the family this June at the New Mexico History Museum.

  • Lincoln Historic Site | May 7, 2015

    Lincoln Historic Site opens new Children’s Exhibit

    Have you ever wondered what it was like to grow up in Lincoln County in the 1880s? Find out when the Lincoln Historic Site opens its new exhibit If You Were Growing Up in 1800s Lincoln. The items featured in the exhibit, objects and clothing used by children in the 1880s highlights the show’s theme, “Please Touch!” The exhibition opens Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10 a.m.

  • El Camino Real Historic Trail Site | May 7, 2015

    El Camino Real Historic Trail Site hosts its first Fiber Fair

    El Camino Real Historic Trail Site hosts its first Fiber Fair, Saturday May 23, 2015. The event is free and runs from 10 am to 4 pm.

    This Fiber Fair celebrates New Mexico’s rich and storied fiber arts tradition, featuring Native and traditional Pueblo artists demonstrating the use of cotton, yucca, wool, and other materials in both textiles and basketry. Other traditions demonstrated will be Spanish, and early and contemporary American fiber arts. Among them; quilting and felting, and two with related, fun kids’ hands-on activities—wool preparation (dyeing, carding, spinning) and Spanish Colcha embroidery.

  • New Mexico History Museum | May 4, 2015

    Time Trekkers Summer Camp at the New Mexico History Museum

    Take a weeklong trip to action-packed 1863 at the New Mexico History Museum’s summer camp, Time Trekkers. Children 9-11 will enjoy VIP access to the museum and get daily doses of hands-on learning—braiding horsehair bracelets, gathering a picnic lunch at the Santa Fe Farmers Market, practicing calligraphy, roping a calf dummy, hand-stitching their own book, playing old-time games and more. The camp takes place 10 am–4 pm, Monday–Friday, June 15–19. Cost is $125 (10 percent discount to children and grandchildren of Museum of New Mexico Foundation members). Space is limited. For info on how to register by June 1, contact René Harris at or Melanie LaBorwit at

  • New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 30, 2015

    Material Matters: Selections from the Joann and Gifford Phillips Gift

    Material Matters: Selections from the Joann and Gifford Phillips Gift opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Friday, April 17, 2015 and runs through August 16, 2015. The twenty-eight works on view are artists working in California and New Mexico who took an experimental approach to abstraction through materials and process.


  • Museum of International Folk Art | Apr 24, 2015

    The Red That Colored the World Public Programs

    Exhibition Dates: May 17 to September 13, 2015 OPENING CELEBRATION, Sunday May 17, 2015, 1-4pm OPENING EVENTS SUNDAY MAY 17, 2015 1 to 2pm Lecture by Elena Phipps, President, Textile Society of America presents "Cochineal Red: The Global histor ...

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