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  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 24, 2012

    The Segesser Hide Paintings: Examine an 18th-century artifact with 21st-century tools

    In the early 1700s, Spain’s northern colony sat at the edge of a frontier that could be fraught with danger. Inside the Palace of the Governors at the New Mexico History Museum, visitors can see examples of what happened when explorers set out on that frontier. The Segesser Hide Paintings depict two such adventures on a grand scale—a total of roughly 137 square feet of what is likely bison leather painted with natural pigments.

    “The Segesser hides are a rare and important artifact of our collection, not only because of what they show but because of what they are,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the New Mexico History Museum. “The expeditions depicted on the Segesser hides likely began at the front door of the Palace of the Governors, so we like to think that the hides truly came home to us.”

    In the early 1700s, Spain’s northern colony sat at the edge of a frontier that could be fraught with danger. Inside the Palace of the Governors at the New Mexico History Museum, visitors can see examples of what happened when explorers set out on that frontier. The Segesser Hide Paintings depict two such adventures on a grand scale—a total of roughly 137 square feet of what is likely bison leather painted with natural pigments. “The Segesser hides are a rare and important artifact of our collection, not only because of what they show but because of what they are,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the New Mexico History Museum. “The expeditions depicted on the Segesser hides likely began at the front door of the Palace of the Governors, so we like to think that the hides truly came home to us.”

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 5, 2012

    The Saint Johnís Bible and Contemplative Landscape

    Thirteen years of painstaking work by some of the finest calligraphers, artists and theologians in the world comes to a close this year with the completion of The Saint John’s Bible – a contemporary handwritten and illuminated Bible created by a team of artists and calligraphers at a Scriptorium in Wales. Before its pages are bound into volumes and placed on permanent exhibition by the Benedictine monks at Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minn., 44 pages from two of the Bible’s seven volumes – Wisdom Books and Prophets – will be exhibited at the New Mexico History Museum.

    Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible (Oct. 23 through Dec. 30, 2012) will share its space and spirit with Contemplative Landscape (Oct. 23 through Dec. 30, 2012), a photographic exploration of how people have responded to and interacted with New Mexico’s landscape through art, architecture and sacred rituals. The exhibition prominently features the work of Tony O’Brien, whose 1994-95 sojourn at a New Mexico monastery forms the heart of his new book, Light in the Desert: Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert  (Museum of New Mexico Press), debuting with the exhibition.

    Thirteen years of painstaking work by some of the finest calligraphers, artists and theologians in the world comes to a close this year with the completion of The Saint John’s Bible – a contemporary handwritten and illuminated Bible created by a team of artists and calligraphers at a Scriptorium in Wales. Before its pages are bound into volumes and placed on permanent exhibition by the Benedictine monks at Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minn., 44 pages from two of the Bible’s seven volumes – Wisdom Books and Prophets – will be exhibited at the New Mexico History Museum. Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible (Oct. 23 through Dec. 30, 2012) will share its space and spirit with Contemplative Landscape (Oct. 23 through Dec. 30, 2012), a photographic exploration of how people have responded to and interacted with New Mexico’s landscape through art, architecture and sacred rituals. The exhibition prominently features the work of Tony O’Brien, whose 1994-95 sojourn at a New Mexico monastery forms the heart of his new book, Light in the Desert: Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert  (Museum of New Mexico Press), debuting with the exhibition.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Mar 20, 2012

    Learn Santa Fe History on Foot: Downtown Walking Tours Resume in April

    Ever noticed the recycled rifle barrels in a certain window of the Palace of the Governors? Wondered where the Manhattan Project scientists learned of their new posting? Picked out the Victorian architecture from the Pueblo Revival on the Santa Fe Plaza?

    Learn those facts and more by taking a Downtown Walking Tour led by New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors guides. The tours resume on April 16 (through mid-October), Monday-Saturday, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Gather at the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. Cost is $10. Children 16 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Mar 12, 2012

    New exhibit explores changing views of Native peoples through photography

    Since the Civil War, photographers have tried to capture the lives of Native American peoples, resulting in some of the most beautiful and elegant portraits in the collections of the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. More than 50 of these images will be on display from May 18 to November 4, 2012, in Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry, a salon-style exhibition in the History Museum’s Mezzanine Gallery. Along with a selection of contemporary photographs, the images document the changing perceptions of Native peoples over a span of 150 years.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Feb 22, 2012

    Good News: St. Johnís Bible Earns an Extended Engagement

    The popularity of Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible, combined with the delighted approval of the exhibition’s design from the monks of Saint John’s University, has led to an extension of the show’s run. Previously set to close on April 7, The Saint John’s Bible will now be on exhibit in the History Museum’s Herzstein Gallery until December 30, 2012.

    “The installation of the folios in the New Mexico History Museum presents The Saint John’s Bible in one of the most beautiful and faith-filled exhibitions of this Bible done to date,” said Tim Ternes, director of The Saint John’s Bible. “The contemplative environment artfully shares the story, work and process of this monumental project in a setting that compels the guest to slow down, relax and reflect. Saint John’s is very pleased to be able to extend this exhibition in the Santa Fe area, a place where art, faith and culture have been harmoniously blended for centuries.”

    The popularity of Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible, combined with the delighted approval of the exhibition’s design from the monks of Saint John’s University, has led to an extension of the show’s run. Previously set to close on April 7, The Saint John’s Bible will now be on exhibit in the History Museum’s Herzstein Gallery until December 30, 2012. “The installation of the folios in the New Mexico History Museum presents The Saint John’s Bible in one of the most beautiful and faith-filled exhibitions of this Bible done to date,” said Tim Ternes, director of The Saint John’s Bible. “The contemplative environment artfully shares the story, work and process of this monumental project in a setting that compels the guest to slow down, relax and reflect. Saint John’s is very pleased to be able to extend this exhibition in the Santa Fe area, a place where art, faith and culture have been harmoniously blended for centuries.”

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Feb 21, 2012

    The Statehood History Conference

    Outlaws, Rough Riders, classic restaurants and a possible spy will come to life at the 2012 New Mexico Statehood History Conference, May 3-5, in Santa Fe. Presented by the Historical Society of New Mexico and the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, this Centennial version of the Society’s annual conference includes a special treat: A daylong free symposium, open to the public, plus free admission to the History Museum on May 3. The conference, May 4 and 5 at the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Center, is held in collaboration with the New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance, which is having its annual conference at La Posada that weekend. Details, including special hotel rates and how to register for all or part of the Statehood History Conference, are at the Historical Society’s web site: http://www.hsnm.org/2012%20Items/home__2012_conference.htm.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Feb 13, 2012

    Encore: Schola Cantorum and the Monks of Christ in the Desert Monastery

    Last December, a performance by Santa Fe’s Schola Cantorum and the monks of Christ in the Desert Monastery drew an overflow crowd to the New Mexico History Museum. So many people were turned away that the singers graciously offered an impromptu, after-show performance in the museum lobby. Impressed by the turnout, as well as the unexpectedly fine acoustics of the lobby, the singers eagerly offered to return for an encore performance.

    At 2 pm on Sunday, March 11, come to the museum lobby for a soulful afternoon featuring Holy Week chants of 10th-century Europe, polyphony of the 16th-century Renaissance and, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, chants from Ireland’s Dublin Troper, published in 1360. The event is free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Dec 7, 2011

    History Museum to Return Peruvian Artifact

    The New Mexico History Museum is preparing to repatriate an archaeological artifact to Peru, a move that signals the museum’s commitment to cultural diplomacy on the international stage. The exchange of the artifact, a gold pendant from the Moché Period (100-800 AD), will take place on Thursday, Dec. 8, in Washington, D.C.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 28, 2011

    Holidays at the Palace

    Steep your holidays in time-honored traditions at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors this year. Our annual lineup—Christmas at the Palace, Las Posadas, and the Young Native Artists Show—is graced this year with several new additions, including the First National Bank’s beloved toy train. Because of the bank’s Main Office renovation on the Santa Fe Plaza, the train will be set up in the History Museum’s lobby from Tuesday, Dec. 13, through Saturday, Dec. 31.

     

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 17, 2011

    Thanksgiving weekend schedule for state museums in Santa Fe

    The four state museums in Santa Fe will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for a break from leftovers and football the rest of the weekend, join us from 10 am to 5 pm Friday-Sunday.

    While you’re there, shop for unique holiday presents at the museums’ shops, and check out new exhibits at the New Mexico History Museum, New Mexico Museum of Art, Museum of International Folk Art and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Nov 10, 2011

    Calligraphers Offer Free Demonstrations and Hands-On Tips

    As part of the new exhibitions Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible and Contemplative Landscape, calligraphers from Albuquerque and Santa Fe will demonstrate a wide variety of book crafts in the History Museum’s second-floor Gathering Space, through Saturday, April 7. The demonstrators plan to be available from 10 am to noon and 1-3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. If you have a group of visitors coming at other times, call Tom Leech at 505-476-5096, and we’ll try to arrange a demonstration.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 31, 2011

    Palace of the Governors Photo Archives Wins Hewett Award

    Citing its many resources and online accessibility, the New Mexico Association of Museums will bestow its Edgar L. Hewett Award for Excellence on the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives at its annual business meeting in Farmington on Friday, Nov. 4.

    “The staff of the Photo Archives has worked diligently to make the state’s visual record readily available to people in any part of the state and even the world,” said Dr. Frances Levine, director of the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors. “These resources will prove especially valuable as we prepare to enter our Centennial year as a state. We’re honored by this award.”

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 14, 2011

    World-Renowned Calligrapher Donald Jackson Coming to Santa Fe

    Enjoy a special presentation by one of the world’s foremost calligraphers, Donald Jackson, artistic director of The Saint John’s Bible and senior scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Crown Office at the House of Lords.

    “Donald Jackson: Illuminating the Word,” will be held on Monday, Nov. 7, at 6 pm, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in downtown Santa Fe. Tickets are $15. A private reception following is $50. Tickets are available at www.ticketssantafe.org or (505) 988-1234.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 11, 2011

    2012 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series Tackles the Centennial

    In celebration of our 100th year as a state, the New Mexico History Museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library is devoting its 2012 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series to Centennial speakers. All of the lectures are held at 12 pm in the John Gaw Meem Room of the museum; enter through the Washington Avenue doors. The lectures are free and, yes, you may bring a lunch to enjoy. Click on "more" for the complete schedule.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 11, 2011

    History Museum celebrates the Centennial with 47 Stars exhibit

    The United States Flag Act of 1818 set forth a rule that no new stars could be added to Old Glory until the Fourth of July immediately following a state’s admission to the union. Thanks to that once-a-year-and-only-once-a-year mandate, New Mexicans hoping to share their pride at becoming the 47th state were essentially forced into committing their first illegal acts as U.S. citizens.

    From January 6 through November 25, 2012, the New Mexico History Museum commemorates that dip into the dark side with 47 Stars, an exhibit of the officially unofficial 47-star flag. 47 Stars joins a collection of long-term exhibits, a year of Centennial topics in the ongoing Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series, and a tongue-in-cheek front-window installation that lets you step into a historic photo, all to help celebrate the state’s Centennial.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Oct 6, 2011

    2011 Season of Downtown Walking Tours on Santa Fe History Comes to a Close Oct. 15

    If you’ve been meaning to check out one of the New Mexico History Museum’s daily walking tours of downtown history, better get on board soon. The 2011 season ends Oct. 15. Monday through Saturday, gather at 10:15 am at the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. Cost is $10; guides do not accept tips. Expect a leisurely pace and up to two hours of walking. Reservations are not necessary, but special group tours can be arranged by calling (505) 476-5200.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Sep 1, 2011

    Fiesta weekend: Free admission to the downtown museums

    Whether you’re from New Mexico or out-of-state, you can visit the New Mexico History Museum and New Mexico Museum of Art for free on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11, thanks to the generous support of the Gerald Peters Gallery and the Peters Family Art Foundation. The free weekend falls during Fiesta de Santa Fe, a perfect time to connect with New Mexico’s art, history and culture.

    Both museums will close early on Friday, Sept. 9, at 5 pm rather than 8 pm.

    “This is an important weekend to honor the history of Santa Fe,” said Frances Levine, director of the History Museum. “We’re delighted that the Gerald Peters Gallery and Peters Family Art Foundation have recognized how these two museums can share in that celebration.”

  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 29, 2011

    Deepen your knowledge of NM history in a course for museum guides

    The New Mexico History Museum will begin a series of weekly classes for museum guides on Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am, Sept. 13 through the spring (holidays excepted). Dr. Andrew Leo Lovato, an author of New Mexico history and an associate professor at Santa Fe Community College, will give an overview of the state’s history and offer valuable communication skills for connecting with museum visitors. Numerous guest speakers will address topics of regional history and ways to use the museum’s exhibits, images and artifacts to interact with visitors.

    The course is free and takes place in the History Museum’s classroom. Seating is limited; preference is given to people who are or intend to become museum guides. Call Rene Harris at 505-476-5087 for more information or to sign up.

     

    The New Mexico History Museum will begin a series of weekly classes for museum guides on Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 am, Sept. 13 through the spring (holidays excepted). Dr. Andrew Leo Lovato, an author of New Mexico history and an associate professor at Santa Fe Community College, will give an overview of the state’s history and offer valuable communication skills for connecting with museum visitors. Numerous guest speakers will address topics of regional history and ways to use the museum’s exhibits, images and artifacts to interact with visitors. The course is free and takes place in the History Museum’s classroom. Seating is limited; preference is given to people who are or intend to become museum guides. Call Rene Harris at 505-476-5087 for more information or to sign up.  

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Aug 19, 2011

    Free admission on Indian Market weekend for History Museum, Museum of Art

    As a special treat to New Mexicans, out-of-state visitors, and the families of artists who come to Santa Fe during Indian Market weekend, Andrew Smith Gallery Inc. has generously offered to cover the cost of admission for visitors to the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and the New Mexico Museum of Art this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21. Regular admission is $6 for NM residents, $9 for out-of-state, with Sundays free to NM residents, and children 16 and under free every day.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jul 25, 2011

    Collections of Photographer Donald Woodman Accepted into the Palace Photo Archives

    For more than 40 years, Donald Woodman has engaged the world through a camera’s lens. With a focus that ranges from architecture to therapy, clouds, the Holocaust and small-town rodeos, his evocative results have landed in collections that include London’s Victoria and Albert Museum; Switzerland’s Museum of Art and History; the New Orleans Museum of Art; and Ohio’s Butler Art Institute.

    The New Mexico History Museum proudly announces that the Photo Archives at the Palace of the Governors has accepted Woodman’s photographic archives into its collection. Currently housed in the Belen studio that Woodman shares with his wife, artist Judy Chicago, his archive includes negatives, slides, digital media, equipment, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, exhibition records and research. The first material that will be prepared for the Photo Archives’ collection is the series The Rodeo and the West.

    For more than 40 years, Donald Woodman has engaged the world through a camera’s lens. With a focus that ranges from architecture to therapy, clouds, the Holocaust and small-town rodeos, his evocative results have landed in collections that include London’s Victoria and Albert Museum; Switzerland’s Museum of Art and History; the New Orleans Museum of Art; and Ohio’s Butler Art Institute. The New Mexico History Museum proudly announces that the Photo Archives at the Palace of the Governors has accepted Woodman’s photographic archives into its collection. Currently housed in the Belen studio that Woodman shares with his wife, artist Judy Chicago, his archive includes negatives, slides, digital media, equipment, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, exhibition records and research. The first material that will be prepared for the Photo Archives’ collection is the series The Rodeo and the West.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Jul 18, 2011

    Women Planting Seeds: Home, Healing and Horticulture

    Join authors, healers, horticulturists, artists, chefs and more at a two-day symposium co-hosted by the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. “Women Planting Seeds: Home, Healing and Horticulture" takes place from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, on Monday, July 25, and from 9:30 am to 12 pm, on Tuesday, July 26, in the History Museum Auditorium. The event is part of the exhibit Home Lands: How Women Made the West. Tickets are $25 at www.ticketssantafe.org, or at the door. (Seating is limited.) 

    Join authors, healers, horticulturists, artists, chefs and more at a two-day symposium co-hosted by the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. “Women Planting Seeds: Home, Healing and Horticulture" takes place from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, on Monday, July 25, and from 9:30 am to 12 pm, on Tuesday, July 26, in the History Museum Auditorium. The event is part of the exhibit Home Lands: How Women Made the West. Tickets are $25 at www.ticketssantafe.org, or at the door. (Seating is limited.) 

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Jul 18, 2011

    History Museum’s Cafe Re-opens

    Someone’s In the Kitchen, a longtime Santa Fe catering company, has begun serving light breakfasts and lunches in the New Mexico History Museum’s Cowden Café, 10 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday through Sunday. Diners don’t need to pay museum admission, unless they’d also like to wander the exhibits. Besides good food and a great view of downtown Santa Fe from its balcony patio, the café has free wireless.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Jun 23, 2011

    History Museum Wins National Award

    The American Association for State and Local History has given The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States a 2011 Award of Merit by the group’s Leadership in History Awards Committee - the nation’s most prestigious competition for recognition of achievement in state and local history. The New Mexico History Museum, El Paso Museum of History, and The Historic New Orleans Collection collaborated on bringing the exhibition of rare documents, paintings and maps from Spain, developing a robust series of public programs, and publishing a bilingual companion catalogue. The exhibition made its U.S. debut at the New Mexico History Museum from Oct. 17, 2010 to Jan. 9, 2011.

    The American Association for State and Local History has given The Threads of Memory: Spain and the United States a 2011 Award of Merit by the group’s Leadership in History Awards Committee - the nation’s most prestigious competition for recognition of achievement in state and local history. The New Mexico History Museum, El Paso Museum of History, and The Historic New Orleans Collection collaborated on bringing the exhibition of rare documents, paintings and maps from Spain, developing a robust series of public programs, and publishing a bilingual companion catalogue. The exhibition made its U.S. debut at the New Mexico History Museum from Oct. 17, 2010 to Jan. 9, 2011.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Jun 1, 2011

    Symposium Explores the African American Experience in Northern New Mexico

    Learn more about the African American experience in northern New Mexico--and share your own family’s story--during a symposium in conjunction with the exhibit New Mexico’s African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable. “The Journey of the African American to Northern New Mexico” takes place 2-4 pm on Sunday, June 12, in the History Museum Auditorium. The event is free with admission; Sundays are free to New Mexico residents.

    The symposium will divide the topic into eras, from 1880 to the present, with discussions on original families, churches and social organizations, patterns of integration and segregation, and entrepreneurship.

     

     

    Learn more about the African American experience in northern New Mexico--and share your own family’s story--during a symposium in conjunction with the exhibit New Mexico’s African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable. “The Journey of the African American to Northern New Mexico” takes place 2-4 pm on Sunday, June 12, in the History Museum Auditorium. The event is free with admission; Sundays are free to New Mexico residents. The symposium will divide the topic into eras, from 1880 to the present, with discussions on original families, churches and social organizations, patterns of integration and segregation, and entrepreneurship.    

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  • New Mexico History Museum | May 20, 2011

    Heads Up, Rock Hounds: Palace Gem & Mineral Show Returns

    From New Mexico’s earliest inhabitants forward, the desire to adorn ourselves with the jewels of the earth has abounded. See and purchase a worldwide variety of high-quality stones, fossils, gems and more at the annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show, Sept. 23-25, in the Palace Courtyard. Admission to the show is free.

    New this year: A special lecture by retired National Park Service archaeologist Joan Mathien, “The Role of Gems and Minerals in the Pueblo Worlds,” at 2 pm, Saturday, Sept. 24, in the History Museum Auditorium. Tickets cost $5 through the Lensic, www.ticketssantafe.org

     

    From New Mexico’s earliest inhabitants forward, the desire to adorn ourselves with the jewels of the earth has abounded. See and purchase a worldwide variety of high-quality stones, fossils, gems and more at the annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show, Sept. 23-25, in the Palace Courtyard. Admission to the show is free.New this year: A special lecture by retired National Park Service archaeologist Joan Mathien, “The Role of Gems and Minerals in the Pueblo Worlds,” at 2 pm, Saturday, Sept. 24, in the History Museum Auditorium. Tickets cost $5 through the Lensic, www.ticketssantafe.org.   

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 27, 2011

    Catch the closing lectures of

    Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton, closes May 8. Take one last look and take in the two final lectures.

    6 pm, Friday, April 29: “Growing Up with Uncle Ernest’s Wildlife Stories,” by noted author and environmentalist William deBuys. Free; History Museum Auditorium.

    2 pm, Sunday, May 1: “Woodmyth & Fable – A Look Back at Seton,” Wild at Heart guest curator David L. Witt. Free with admission (Sundays free to NM residents); History Museum Auditorium.

    Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton, closes May 8. Take one last look and take in the two final lectures. 6 pm, Friday, April 29: “Growing Up with Uncle Ernest’s Wildlife Stories,” by noted author and environmentalist William deBuys. Free; History Museum Auditorium. 2 pm, Sunday, May 1: “Woodmyth & Fable – A Look Back at Seton,” Wild at Heart guest curator David L. Witt. Free with admission (Sundays free to NM residents); History Museum Auditorium.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 6, 2011

    David Lance Goines: A Master of the Artful Poster Speaks

    Noted graphic artist David Lance Goines, whose work includes posters for Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse restaurant and the Ravenswood Wine labels, speaks at 2 pm, Saturday, April 23, in the History Museum Auditorium. His lecture, "David Lance Goines: A Life in Posters,” is presented by the Press at the Palace of the Governors, Fisher Press and the New Mexico chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design.

    Admission is $10 at the door; $5 for members of AIGA; free, students with ID. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited. A 4-6 pm reception at Fisher Press, 307 Camino Alire, in Santa Fe follows Goines’ lecture. Copies of his new book, The Poster Art of David Lance Goines, A 40-Year Retrospective (Dover Press, 2010), will be available for sale and signing. The gallery will display the exhibition David Lance Goines: A Life in Posters through May 14.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Apr 5, 2011

    Downtown Historic Walking Tours Resume April 18

    Ever wonder why there’s an obelisk in the middle of the Santa Fe Plaza? Have you noticed the gargoyles on top of the Catron Building? Where was the gambling hall? Which tucked-away building held a Manhattan Project secret?

    Find out by taking a Downtown Walking Tour led by New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors guides. The tours resume on April 18 (through Oct. 15), Monday-Saturday, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Gather at the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. Cost is $10. Children 16 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. Each tour lasts about 2 hours and features a leisurely pace with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

    Ever wonder why there’s an obelisk in the middle of the Santa Fe Plaza? Have you noticed the gargoyles on top of the Catron Building? Where was the gambling hall? Which tucked-away building held a Manhattan Project secret?Find out by taking a Downtown Walking Tour led by New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors guides. The tours resume on April 18 (through Oct. 15), Monday-Saturday, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Gather at the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. Cost is $10. Children 16 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. Each tour lasts about 2 hours and features a leisurely pace with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

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  • New Mexico History Museum | Mar 28, 2011

    History Museum’s Cowden Cafe to (Temporarily) Close

    The Cowden Café at the New Mexico History Museum will serve its final patrons on Friday, April 1. The closure by operators Andy and Daniel Razatos comes as the two focus all of their attention on renovations at the Plaza Restaurant, which suffered serious damage in a fire last September.

    The museum plans to issue a request for proposals as soon as next week for a new operator, with a goal of getting the café up and running by the end of May for visitors to enjoy a rooftop view of Santa Fe from its terrace this summer.

  • New Mexico History Museum | Mar 23, 2011

    New Mexicoís African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable

    Since the 1860s, African American communities have been a significant presence in our state, a history detailed in New Mexico's African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable, May 15-Oct. 9 at the New Mexico History Museum. Focused on Blackdom, Las Cruces and Albuquerque, the exhibition is presented in cooperation with the African American Museum and Cultural Center of New Mexico. The show covers subjects as diverse as original families, newcomers and descendants, religion, social organizations and more.

    The exhibition joins the History Museum’s summer-long celebration of the roles of women in the West and of the universal desire to make a home here. The heart of the celebration is the exhibit Home Lands: How Women Made the West, along with New Mexico Ranch Women and Heart of the Home.

    Since the 1860s, African American communities have been a significant presence in our state, a history detailed in New Mexico's African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable, May 15-Oct. 9 at the New Mexico History Museum. Focused on Blackdom, Las Cruces and Albuquerque, the exhibition is presented in cooperation with the African American Museum and Cultural Center of New Mexico. The show covers subjects as diverse as original families, newcomers and descendants, religion, social organizations and more. The exhibition joins the History Museum’s summer-long celebration of the roles of women in the West and of the universal desire to make a home here. The heart of the celebration is the exhibit Home Lands: How Women Made the West, along with New Mexico Ranch Women and Heart of the Home.

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