New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Dec 24, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico ) -- On July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto, but its mission didn’t end there. On New Year’s Day, the probe will perform another flyby of a Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is closed on January 1, but will host an encounter party on January 2 from 12 – 3 p.m. Learn about the first mission to study the edges of our solar system with hands-on activities, videos, and local solar system experts.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Dec 21, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico ) -- Another Super Moon Total Eclipse is coming to the skies over New Mexico on the evening of Jan. 20, 2019. That night the moon will be full and relatively close to the Earth, which in recent years has become known as a Super Moon, and it will also be totally eclipsed! During the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science’s $5 First Friday event January 4 there will be a preview event of this astronomical convergence.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Dec 19, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is pleased to announce Diego and Mateo Romero as the 2019 recipients of the Native Treasures Living Treasures award. This award honors Native American artists who have made outstanding artistic contributions to the field of indigenous arts and culture.
New Mexico State Library | Dec 14, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- The New Mexico State Library Foundation (NMSLF) was established in 2017 to support the New Mexico State Library, an institution that is somewhat mysterious to many state residents. NMSLF created and produced the Fun Facts social media campaign to educate the public and potential funders about the State Library’s collections and the programs and services it provides to New Mexico’s 119 local libraries. As a result of this social media campaign, nearly 800 people now follow the Foundation on Facebook.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Dec 13, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Palentologists are announcing a new dinosaur discovery in the southwest United States. Crittendenceratops krzyzanowskii is a new ceratopsid (horned) dinosaur from 73-million-year-old (Late Cretaceous) rocks in southern Arizona. It is one of the few dinosaurs named from Arizona.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Dec 10, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture GranMary’s Place, a beloved story telling program for children, will continue on the first Sunday of the month at the Museum in 2019.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Dec 4, 2018
“Around the Farm and Ranch: Watercolors by Penny Thomas Simpson” opens on Dec. 14 and will be in the Museum’s Arts Corridor through March 31, 2019.
Museum of International Folk Art | Nov 28, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe is hosting an opening reception for a new exhibition in the Gallery of Conscience entitled Community through Making. The public opening Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. will feature artists talking about their work from 1-2 p.m.; an Artists’ Pop up Art market from 2-4 p.m.; and art making activities related to the exhibit from 2 -4 p.m. The public opening is a free event occurring on the first Sunday of the month.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Nov 26, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Division (SAMHSA) of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration will reimburse transportation costs for student field trips to the upcoming exhibition Drugs: Costs & Consequences: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. The exhibition will be available for tours beginning Jan. 26, 2019, and will continue through Fall of 2019.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 23, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico ) – The free New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Museums & Historic Sites Guide for Winter 2018/Spring 2019 is now available online at nmculture.org/guide.
This season’s Guide cover features a detailed image of Snow in Santa Fe by Paul Lantz – which is on long term loan to the New Mexico Museum of Art.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Nov 21, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- An historic plant-eating reptile fossil discovery near Alamogordo, New Mexico, rewrites the known evolutionary timeline. (See below for Links to Media Resources: audio, video, stills)
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) announces the discovery of Gordodon, a new sail-backed reptile based on an incomplete skeleton found in Permian age (about 300 million years old) rocks near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The unique structure of the skull, jaws and teeth of Gordodon indicate it was a surprisingly specialized plant eater (herbivore). Previously, such specialized plant eating was not known in reptiles older than about 200 million years
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Nov 19, 2018
(Albuquerque, NM) - Travel back to the sights and sounds of immortal musical groups, brought to life in laser light! Laser and planetarium projectors will fill the dome with choreographed light, allowing the music and images to envelope the audience. More than a million laser-generated hues and colors poetically express each timeless track. Laser concerts will light up the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Planetarium December 14 - 21.
Museum of International Folk Art | Nov 16, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico – Free admission, live music, hands-on art projects are added attractions planned around the opening of A Gathering of Voices: Folk Art from the Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg Collection. The exhibition celebrates the promised gift to the Museum of International Folk Art of the collection of Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg. The museum opens the exhibition Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. It runs through September 9, 2019.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Nov 16, 2018
“Drawn to the Land: Peter Hurd’s New Mexico” features 24 paintings and some of the artist’s belongings, including one of his palettes with brushes, a pair of chaps, boots, sombrero, guitar, and polo helmet and mallet. The show, which includes loans from the Hurd La Rinconada Gallery in San Patricio, N.M., and the El Paso Museum of Art, also features a video about Hurd (1904-1984).
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Nov 13, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) NASA exploration landings on Mars are always exciting events, and the next one will touchdown on November 26, 2018. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will host a landing party that day from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Learn about the latest mission to study the interior of Mars during a live NASA broadcast. Mars-related hands-on activities, videos, and local solar system experts will also be available.
Coronado Historic Site | Nov 12, 2018
(Bernalillo, New Mexico) -- Major archaeological news is being reported from the Coronado Historic Site in Bernalillo, New Mexico. An ongoing archaeological metal detector survey of the site revealed, for the first time, tangible evidence that the expedition of Vázquez de Coronado was present at this site. (*See below links to Media Resources: video interview, site & artifact images.)
New Mexico History Museum | Nov 9, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - Following World War I, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) was established to enhance the overseas military cemeteries for the fallen and to erect memorials to the combat accomplishments of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). In 1925 ABMC retained Paul Philippe Cret as their consulting architect. He subsequently guided every aspect of their ambitious construction program, including designing the permanent headstones used for overseas American burials. This illustrated lecture will examine Cret’s crucial role in overseas military cemetery design after World War I as well as ABMC’s monument building program
Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 8, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – December is always a busy month at the Museums and Historic Sites under the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, from beloved traditions to new events. Below is a list of holiday events planned at various Department of Cultural Affairs divisions next month.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Nov 6, 2018
For the fifth consecutive year, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture will be partnering with the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum to co-host HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show and Gift Market.
HomeGrown will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. Admission to HomeGrown is $5 per vehicle, and the first 100 vehicles at the event each day will receive a free burlap shopping bag.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Nov 6, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico ) – Between now and the end of January there are several major space science events, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is the place to experience them.
Jemez Historic Site | Nov 1, 2018
(Jemez Springs, New Mexico) – The enormous popularity of the Jemez Historic Site’s breath-taking and beloved Light Among the Ruins annual holiday event has necessitated changes this year to accommodate large crowds.
Jemez Historic Site | Oct 30, 2018
(Jemez Springs, New Mexico) -- This summer Jemez Historic Site hosted its first major archaeological excavation in over 50 years. The project, entitled “Dig Giusewa,” was part of New Mexico Historic Sites award winning Public Archaeology Program. The project was undertaken to address long held questions about the Jemez people involving their origins and how their lives changed after the arrival of the Spanish. Over an eight week period, New Mexico Historic Site Staff, University of New Mexico Students, Friends of Coronado Historic Site, and Jemez Pueblo Tribal Members excavated a large room just north of the Visitor Center in Giusewa, or San Jose, Pueblo.
Coronado Historic Site | Oct 29, 2018
(Bernalillo, New Mexico) -- The Friends of Coronado Historic Site are hosting a lecture entitled “Him Old Ruins: Edgar Lee Hewett and the Archaeology of Pueblo Painting” Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. in the DeLavy House in Bernalillo.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 22, 2018
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – An impressive panel of federal and local law enforcement, state agencies, justice, school system, medical fields, behavioral health, addiction and aftercare treatment organizations, faith-based groups, involved community sponsors like Blake’s LotaBurger, and a representative of the funeral industry have joined forces with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) to ensure effective community outreach and involvement to maximize the impact of an upcoming exhibition entitled Drugs: Costs and Consequences - Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 18, 2018
(Albuquerque, NM) – When the kids are off school for the holiday break, keep the learning going by signing them up for 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 26 and run through January 4. All camps are for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Oct 16, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- Three upcoming exhibitions at the New Mexico Museum of Art opening before the end of the year delve into the darkness through painting and photography and, explore 20th Century New Mexican sculpture in a range of styles.
The exhibitions are entitled: Wait Until Dark, Shots in the Dark, and Carved & Cast: 20th Century New Mexican Sculpture.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 12, 2018
(Albuquerque, NM) – Don’t let the kids have all the fun this Halloween. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science celebrates the spooky season with a costume dance party for adults and a special showing of “Beetlejuice” on in the Dynatheater on the 30th anniversary of the film’s release.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Oct 11, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Santa Fe’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Director Della Warrior, a member of the Otoe-Missouria tribe, is named as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, whose work has significantly contributed to the preservation and understanding of Indigenous cultural heritage. Warrior has focused her life’s work helping bring about positive change for Native people in educational arenas, tribal governments, Native history, arts and culture.
New Mexico History Museum | Oct 11, 2018
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – New Mexico achieved statehood just two short years before the Great War broke out in Europe in 1914. Recruitment in the nascent state was aggressive, and New Mexicans stepped up to serve in large numbers. By the end of the first World War, New Mexico ranked fifth in the nation for military service, enlisting more than 17,000 recruits from all 33 New Mexican counties. The war claimed the lives of 501 New Mexicans. The global conflict ended with the signing of the armistice Nov. 11, 1918.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 8, 2018
A world-class repository for fossils, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science’s latest exhibition Back to Bones: New Mexico’s Links to the Past featuring rarely seen specimens from the permanent collection is on display to greet the 78th annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Albuquerque Oct. 17-20, 2018.