New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Jul 22, 2022
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce that Anthony R. Fiorillo, Ph. D. has been appointed executive director of New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS), a division of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Dr. Fiorillo’s tenure will begin September 19, 2022.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jul 19, 2022
The Lightning Boy Foundation, a non-profit organization founded to honor the life of Valentino ‘Tzigiwhaeno’ Rivera and the legacy of his mentor Nakotah LaRance, will hold the Nakotah LaRance Memorial Youth Hoop Dance Competition August 6 and 7, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jul 18, 2022
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture will debut a traveling exhibition that features more than 100 historic and contemporary works in clay, debuting on July 31, 2022. The project, Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery is a unique exhibition curated by the Native American communities it represents.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jul 14, 2022
New Mexico Historic Sites is excited to announce that Carlyn Stewart has been promoted to regional manager of Los Luceros Historic Site. Stewart has been in her new role since May 14.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Jul 6, 2022
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and Museum of International Folk Art, both divisions of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, today announced new deputy directors at each museum. Melissa S. Powell, Ph.D. will serve as deputy director of MIAC and Laura J. Mueller, Ph.D. will serve as deputy director of MOIFA.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Jul 5, 2022
On July 28, the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is pleased to welcome Robert Arellano for a unique presentation on the lives of Cuban immigrants living in America.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Jul 4, 2022
Museum Hill in Santa Fe will have temporary changes to operations at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and Museum of International Folk Art during the 2022 International Folk Art Market (IFAM).
Fort Stanton Historic Site | Jun 30, 2022
New Mexico Historic Sites and New Mexico Historic Preservation Division are pleased to announce that a Cultural Landscape Report for Fort Stanton Historic Site is being developed.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Jun 21, 2022
A team of paleontologists, including several from New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS), have uncovered a fossil in New Mexico from the oldest tree-climbing reptile on record.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jun 16, 2022
New Mexico Historic Sites, a division of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, is delighted to announce that Matthew Barbour has been promoted to deputy director of New Mexico Historic Sites, effective immediately.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 16, 2022
New Mexico History Museum and the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library are proud to announce that Marcy Botwick, a master’s candidate at University of New Mexico, has been selected as the inaugural scholar to be supported by the Steve Wimmer Southwest Historical Research Fund. With the support provided by the Wimmer Fund, Marcy will study the life of artist Mary Blumenschein, as well as broaden understanding of the women and artist communities of New Mexico.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 14, 2022
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. Transgressions and Amplifications opens at New Mexico Museum of Art off the Santa Fe Plaza on July 23, 2022, running through January 8, 2023.
New Mexico Arts | Jun 14, 2022
A new study is underway to gauge the economic impact of America’s nonprofit arts and culture industry, including New Mexico’s.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Jun 13, 2022
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces interim leadership appointments at two of its museums in Santa Fe.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Jun 3, 2022
On June 10th and 11th, the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) will host award-winning poet and children’s book author Dr. Carmen Tafolla for a two-day event, featuring a free reading followed by a first-of-its-kind Día de Familia celebration featuring a StoryWalk and other family-friendly activities.
New Mexico State Library | May 24, 2022
Letters About Literature encourages young readers in grades 4 -12 to read a book and write a personal letter to the author explaining how the book changed or shaped their perspective on themselves or the world. NMSL believes that the lives of our state’s young readers are enriched when they are asked to reflect on literature in this way.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | May 23, 2022
The museums and historic sites of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs are offering free admission to first responders and residents impacted by New Mexico’s wildfires.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | May 18, 2022
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, will unveil its brand new permanent exhibition, Here, Now and Always, on July 2 and 3, 2022, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe.
Museum of International Folk Art | May 17, 2022
Musica buena means good music, and that is what the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs’ Wonders on Wheels (WoW) 38-foot RV will bring to Carlsbad on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for free. WoW features the Museum of International Folk Arts’ (MOIFA’s) “Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico,” now on exhibit at the museum. The community will be able to see and touch some of the musical instruments and costumes from MOIFA and enjoy live entertainment by Así se Baila Ballet Folklorico and Flamenco en Nuevo México by Pasión Flamenca.
New Mexico Historic Sites | May 6, 2022
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and New Mexico Historic Sites announce that preservation work has begun on some of the historic buildings at Fort Stanton Historic Site.
Museum of International Folk Art | May 5, 2022
New Mexico residents will be bringing their precious heirlooms and garage sale treasures to Milner Plaza on Museum Hill on June 14, 2022, when ANTIQUES ROADSHOW arrives in the capital city.
New Mexico Museum of Art | May 4, 2022
International supply chain issues and cold weather will delay completion of construction on the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary. Production disruptions, particularly in the steel and lumber industry, have caused significant delays. Late March snowstorms and cold temperatures caused additional interruptions to the concrete work. As a result, construction will not be completed until late winter.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | May 4, 2022
Get ready, Chocoholics: a new exhibition that explores every aspect of your favorite sweet treat is coming to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) this summer.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | May 2, 2022
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA) announced today that Khristaan Villela, executive director of Museum of International Folk Art and chair of arts and sciences for NMDCA, has become an associate director at Getty Research Institute. He will oversee the Dissemination and External Affairs.
Museum of International Folk Art | Apr 29, 2022
Beginning at noon at the Magdalena Public Library on May 7, visitors can enjoy a world of music inside Wonders on Wheels (WoW) – the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA) 38-foot RV that brings New Mexico music from Santa Fe’s Museum of International Folk Art to the state’s communities.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Apr 29, 2022
As part of the grand opening of Bosque Redondo Memorial’s permanent exhibition “A Place of Suffering…A Place of Survival” on May 28, R.B. Burnham & Company will be hosting one of their Native American art and rug auction. They are a trading company situated in Sanders, Arizona, a small reservation border town. 25 to 30 rugs will be made available through the auction, as well as baskets, jewelry, and pottery. The auction begins at 3:00 pm, but visitors will be able to view auction items throughout the day alongside the rest of the day’s events.
New Mexico Arts | Apr 22, 2022
Nominations for the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts are now open. Nominations may include individual New Mexican artists working in any discipline who have demonstrated outstanding achievement; individuals who have consistently made significant or distinguished contributions to the arts in New Mexico; or businesses, nonprofits, or foundations with sustained involvement in and support for the arts.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Apr 21, 2022
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce that New Mexico State Librarian Eli Guinnee will also join agency leadership with the additional role of Chair of Engagement and Education, effective immediately.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 14, 2022
Scientists with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) published new research this week in the scientific journal Oikos. They found a pattern common to isolated systems where small organisms often get larger (gigantism) and large organisms typically get smaller (dwarfism), known as the Island Rule or Island Syndrome.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Apr 13, 2022
Head to the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) for a weekend of Flamenco in Albuquerque at the end of the month. On April 29 and 30, Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company with Dallas’s Orchestra of New Spain will debut their new performance Quem Quæritis? A Flamenco Drama.