New Mexico Arts | Mar 15, 2022
Nominations and applications are now open for the next New Mexico Poet Laureate. The 2019 state legislature and Sen. Bill O’Neill created the program within the Department of Cultural Affairs, and it was developed as a partnership between the New Mexico State Library (NMSL) and New Mexico Arts, the state arts agency.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Mar 8, 2022
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces pays tribute to women making a difference in New Mexico agriculture with a rotating wall display in the central corridor. The exhibit is called “Her Land: Women in Agriculture” and the new featured exemplar is 21-year-old Sophia Moreno of La Union, N.M.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Mar 7, 2022
Fronteras del Futuro: Art in New Mexico and Beyond features artwork that explores the intersections of art, science, technologies (both ancient and modern), cosmic musings, future-oriented visions, and more.
New Mexico Museum of Space History | Feb 28, 2022
The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, and New Mexico State University – Alamogordo have completed the ownership transfer of the Clyde W. Tombaugh Science Education Center from the university to the museum.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Feb 18, 2022
New Mexico Historic Sites is pleased to announce that Dr. Rhonda Dass has been hired as regional site manager for Fort Selden Historic Site (Radium Springs) and Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property (Mesilla). Dr. Dass starts her new role on February 19, 2020.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Feb 18, 2022
Demonstrations, living history, and family fun are the focus as Cowboy Days returns to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces for the 22nd year. The event is Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 17, 2022
A new exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art surveys how modern artists brought new ideas to the American Southwest and drew upon the region for inspiration. "Western Eyes: 20th Century Art Here and Now" explores how artists as diverse as T.C Cannon, Georgia O’Keeffe, Fritz Scholder, and John Sloan responded to the distinctive cultures and environment of the Southwest with styles informed by national and international trends. The exhibition also highlights the museum’s role in fostering these developments in New Mexico. On view March 12, 2022 through January 8, 2023.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Feb 14, 2022
A team of paleontologists from the U.K. (Dr. Simon J. Braddy) and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (Research Associate Allan J Lerner and Curator Dr. Spencer G. Lucas) have published an article in the latest issue of the scientific journal Historical Biology describing a new species of giant sea scorpion (eurypterid) discovered in New Mexico.
Museum of International Folk Art | Feb 10, 2022
Museum of International Folk Art presents the 11th Annual Folk Art Flea on Saturday, June 4, with the largest and most diverse inventory in its history and a spacious new location to accommodate folk art from around the world. The Flea will take place at the Santa Fe Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Drive.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 10, 2022
The New Mexico History Museum is pleased to present Curative Powers: New Mexico’s Hot Springs, a photographic history of our state’s many hot springs. This exhibition explores well-known resorts as well as lesser-known hot springs. Ponce de Leon, Montezuma, and Faywood are a few among many areas whose history will be addressed. The nearly 90 photographs range from the late 19th century through the 1980s and document the evolution of how many of these springs were used and developed. Museum visitors will also see the stark change in how people dressed (or not) when they visited and enjoyed these hot springs. New Mexico attracted many people seeking respite from tuberculosis and other ailments, and they typically frequented hot springs to aid in this relief. Opening Friday, March 18, the exhibition runs until September 4, 2022.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 8, 2022
Join the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture for an evening with the United States Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo (Muscogee (Creek) Nation). Harjo will use poetry and storytelling to create a sense of place, inspired by the reimagined exhibit, Here, Now and Always, opening this summer at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC). This event is hosted by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and MIAC.
New Mexico Arts | Feb 8, 2022
The Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts and the NM Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA) seek to commission up to 26 New Mexican artists to create coloring page illustrations for a New Mexico-themed activity book. The project will create a multi-lingual, multi-cultural New Mexico-themed alphabet coloring book to further early childhood literacy. The application deadline is March 18, 2022.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Feb 4, 2022
The Department of Cultural Affairs recently completed a $400,000 major restoration project at The Lincoln Historic Site, located in Lincoln, NM. Part of the responsibilities of the New Mexico Historic Sites division is to face new and intriguing challenges as it cares for its portfolio of properties. One of the most recent such instances relates to the emergence of bats inside the historic Tunstall Store at the Lincoln Historic Site during this process.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 1, 2022
The New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary marked a major construction milestone on Monday, January 31, 2022, as the construction crew hoisted one of the final structural beams by crane into place. The topping off ceremony is a long-standing construction tradition commemorating the completion of a building’s steel structure. In keeping with COVID-19-safe protocols, a small group gathered to sign their names on the final steel beam then watched as it was lifted into place late Monday afternoon.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Feb 1, 2022
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is pleased to announce that it will be open on Mondays beginning February 7, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed to the public on Tuesdays.
Visitors to the Old Town-area museum can check out two special exhibitions: Dogs! A Science Tail, a highly interactive, family-friendly dive into the remarkably successful relationship between man and canine, and Mars: Science and Culture, presenting unforgettable images taken by exploration spacecraft during the development of our understanding about the Red Planet.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Jan 28, 2022
In collaboration with Opera Southwest, the National Hispanic Cultural Center is pleased to announce the debut of “Frida” by Robert Xavier Rodriguez.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 27, 2022
Ansel Adams is one of the first names that springs to mind when people think about photography. This exhibition of sixteen prints from the museum’s collection, augmented with two promised gifts, concentrates on the photographs that Adams made around 1932, before he became a household name. Ansel Adams: Pure Photography will open January 29 through May 22, 2022, in the Beauregard Gallery of the New Mexico Museum of Art.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Jan 27, 2022
“Riding Herd with Billy the Kid: The Rise of the Cattle Industry in New Mexico” begins with the 1866 cattle drive along what would become the Goodnight-Loving Trail in eastern New Mexico and ends with the Lincoln County War in the late 1870s and its aftermath.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Jan 21, 2022
Have you ever wondered what your dog was thinking or whether she can understand what you’re saying? This traveling exhibition offers a thrilling new interactive experience highlighting the dynamic bond between humans and dogs that enables guests to explore how dogs think and sense the world around them.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Jan 14, 2022
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s executive budget recommendation ensures the state’s capacity to preserve, protect, and present its rich cultural resources, while growing access and educational opportunities for New Mexico’s students. The total executive recommendation for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA) is $46.4 million, a $3.8 million increase (9%) over the previous fiscal year.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Dec 16, 2021
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition, Painted Reflections: Isomeric Design in Ancestral Pueblo Pottery, on February 6, 2022, which runs through March 12, 2023.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Dec 16, 2021
Visit Lincoln Historic Site on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021, and enjoy “Luminarias in Lincoln,”sponsored by the Lincoln Pageant Committee and Friends of Historic Lincoln and featuring special appearance by Santa and his trusty steed, Goober, the Longhorn steer.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 14, 2021
Visit the Santa Fe Plaza on Sunday, December 19, at the height of the holiday season and enjoy a joint open house hosted by New Mexico History Museum and New Mexico Museum of Art. Both museums are following Covid-safe practices, and there will be activities, music, Baumann puppet entertainment, and, of course, art!
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Dec 13, 2021
A deep appreciation of farm and ranch life in New Mexico is the impetus behind a new art show at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. “An Enchanted Vision: The Artistic Celebration of Farming and Ranching in New Mexico” features the artwork of artist Sue Nichols. Her paintings are on display in the Museum’s Arts Corridor, beginning with a reception on Dec. 18 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Dec 13, 2021
The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is excited to announce the 10th anniversary performance of “The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment."
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Dec 9, 2021
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has joined almost 500 sites across the country to celebrate the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s next great space science observatory. The museum will offer a range of public programs to bring the excitement of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) to children, teens, and adults.
Webb is the largest and most complex space science telescope ever built – the premier observatory of the next decade. This international mission, led by NASA in partnership with the European and Canadian space agencies, will launch in December 2021.
El Palacio Magazine | Dec 8, 2021
The Winter 2021 issue of El Palacio magazine, the official publication of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, has been shipped and is currently live at www.elpalacio.org.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Dec 2, 2021
Join Lincoln and Fort Stanton Historic Sites and experience history up close in some of the most legendary places in New Mexico. Former volunteers are invited to return, and the sites continue to seek new recruits for the volunteer program.
Museum of International Folk Art | Nov 18, 2021
The Museum of International Folk Art is proud to present “Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia” opening in the Neutrogena Gallery from December 12, 2021- February 19, 2023.
Dressing with Purpose examines three dress traditions—Swedish folkdräkt, Norwegian bunad, and Sámi gákti—and traces their development during two centuries of social and political change across Scandinavia.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 16, 2021
Celebrated organist Maxine Thévenot will perform a concert on the recently restored Frederick R. Haas Pipe Organ in the St. Francis Auditorium on December 11, 2021. Scheduled for 5:00 pm in the historic auditorium of New Mexico Museum of Art (NMMOA), the concert will include traditional holiday music as well as a selection of organ compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, and other notable composers.