Museum of International Folk Art | Aug 1, 2016
Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a Mandala Sand Painting Wednesday, August 10 to Sunday, August 14 at the Museum of International Folk Art during the museum’s open hours (10:00am – 5:00pm).
From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks to form the image of a mandala. To date the monks have created mandala sand paintings in more than 100 museums, art centers, and colleges and universities in the United States and Europe.
New Mexico History Museum | Jul 25, 2016
Join Dennis Little, retired Cadillac Design Studio’s chief designer as he takes you behind locked doors of the General Motors Design Studios. The talk will be held at the New Mexico History Museum auditorium at 2pm on Sunday, August 28, 2016 and is free with museum admission. This promises to be a visual treat for anyone interested in seeing and hearing how designers bring to life their vision of the future of transportation. GM design traces its roots back to Hollywood native Harley Earl and California’s rich, diverse and eclectic culture, which has inspired some of our greatest designs over the past century. General Motors Design Centers are in eight countries around the world. More than 1,500 men and women are responsible for the design development of every GM concept globally.
New Mexico History Museum | Jul 15, 2016
SANTA FE, NM and BURBANK, CA – July 8, 2016 -The New Mexico History Museum has partnered with Link TV for a special screening of the Emmy® award-winning arts and culture series ARTBOUND which showcases the new documentary film “Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West.” The event is free to the public and explores Charles Fletcher Lummis – one of the Southwest’s key and most controversial figures, July 29, at 6 p.m at the New Mexico History Museum. Lummis had a profound impact on the Santa Fe region, having lived on the Isleta Pueblo where he was a strong advocate for American Indian rights.
Museum of International Folk Art | Jul 10, 2016
Famed Chef John Rivera Sedlar of Eloisa joins the Museum of International Folk Art to celebrate the living art form of Flamenco in several, three-part shows. Each event begins at 4pm with a tour of the Museum of International Folk Art’s ongoing exhibition “Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico” that runs through September 10, 2017. Participants will meet curator Nicolasa Chavez, author of “The Spirit of Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico,” and signed copies will also be available for purchase. The second part of the evening starts at 5:30pm, which consists of an artful and inspired Gypsy Dinner at Eloisa by Chef John Rivera Sedlar. The third part of the evening happens at 6:30pm at Eloisa with a live Flamenco performance. This shows take place on July 7, 22, August 26, September 9, and October 7, 2016 and cost $45 per guest, including dinner and show.
Lincoln Historic Site | Jul 8, 2016
The town of Lincoln, NM, perhaps better-known as Lincoln Historic Site, comes alive during the annual Old Lincoln Days, a three day-long celebration and historic re-creation of the frontier West. Bring your family and take a trip into the historic past.
Old Lincoln Days begins Friday, August 5 and runs through Saturday, August 6, 2015 from 9am to 5pm both days; and on Sunday, August 7 from 9am to 3pm. Admission is $7 per adult to access the Historic Site. Children, veterans, and active military and their families are free. New Mexico residents are free the first Sundays of the month.
Coronado Historic Site | Jun 15, 2016
A Talk Presented by Coronado Historic Site Ranger Ethan Ortega
Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30pm
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
Free with refreshments served afterward
Brief: Coronado Historic Site Ranger Ethan Ortega will present the findings from the Kuaua Research Initiative this year at the Albuquerque Archaeological Society. The lecture is free and open to the public. Ortega will also present artifact photos and will demonstrate the new “Sim-Pueblo” interactive exhibit.
Location: Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, 2000 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, Phone: 505-242-4600.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 10, 2016
As part of its summer celebration of the influence of lowriders on contemporary art, the New Mexico Museum of Art welcomes innovative contemporary artist Justin Favela as its artist-in-residence. Favela will create a half-scale, three-dimensional, piñata-style lowrider to suspend from the ceiling of the museum’s exhibition Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders, joining two of his smaller sculptures already on view. Visitors of all ages are invited to collaborate with Justin to create this unique made-in-New-Mexico paper lowrider.
The lowrider the artist will create at the museum is part of his ongoing interest in how vehicles are part of the popular imagination. In previous work, he has explored the iconic role of cars and trucks in celebrity tragedy and spectacle. Favela also created a life-sized Impala for a 2014 exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, highlighting Chicano culture in the South and bringing pop culture into a high-culture institution. In New Mexico, as part of a collaborative artmaking project in the context of an exhibition celebrating lowriders, his sculptural lowrider will assert the vibrancy of Chicano culture’s contributions to American art and celebrate the lowrider as an artistic and cultural icon.
Friday, July 8: 2-4 pm
Saturday, July 9: 10 am-1 pm and 2-4 pm
Sunday, July 10: 1 to 3:30 pm, followed by a procession with the completed lowrider at 4 pm.
Friday, July 8: 2 pm
Saturday, July 9: 2 pm
Sunday, July 10: 2 pm
The event is free with museum admission on Friday and Saturday and free to New Mexico residents all day on Sunday. The last day of his residency coincides with the museum’s Family Day, on Sunday, July 10, from 1:00-4:00 pm. Activities include:
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 10, 2016
The American Association for State and Local History will bestow their Award of Merit for Leadership in History to the New Mexico History Museum at their annual awards banquet on September 16. This prestigious award recognizes the museum’s Historic New Mexico Maps project, the culmination of a four-year effort to catalog more than 6,000 maps, along with hosting an array of public programs and producing Historic Maps as Teaching Tools: A Curriculum Guide for Grades 5–8. Patricia Hewitt of the museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library oversaw the project. She and the museum share the award with the co-writers of the curriculum guide, Drs. Judy and Dennis Reinhartz of Santa Fe.
The museum’s map collection encompasses all of New Mexico history, from Spanish Colonial to Mexican Republic, U.S. territorial and statehood periods. From the smallest map (4 x 5 ½ in.) to the largest (13 x 122 ft.), the museum’s map collection includes more than 1,100 road maps, 800 railroad maps, and 2,000 topographic maps—all of them now available to researchers and interested members of the public visiting the library. (A plan to digitize the collection awaits appropriate funding and staffing.)
New Mexico Arts | Jun 10, 2016
Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Arts Commission today announced the eight artists and major contributors to the arts who will be recipients of the 2016 Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
The 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards ceremonies will be held on Friday, September 23, at 5:15 pm at the St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. The ceremony is preceded by an afternoon reception and exhibition opening, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, in the Governor’s Gallery at the State Capitol. Both the awards ceremony and gallery reception are free and open to the public.
New Mexico History Museum | Jun 9, 2016
New Mexico History Museum presents Vanessa Paloma Elbaz speaking on “De tu boca a los cielos (From Your Mouth to the Heavens): Women’s Songs and Stories at the Heart of Sephardic Identity.” Using musical examples, this free talk will demonstrate the richness of women’s oral traditions in the Sephardic world and the role of their voices in the continuity of Sephardic identity.
Where: New Mexico History Museum Auditorium in conjunction with the exhibition, Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities.
When: Sunday, June 26 at 11 am.
Admission: Free with museum admission. NM residents with ID always free on Sundays.
Public Contact: 505-476-5200
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 3, 2016
The New Mexico Museum of Art’s third show in the Alcove 16/17 series will open on June 24, and be on view through August 14. Alcove 16/17.3 features works by Christina Dallas, Tom Joyce, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Heidi Pollard, and Cecilia Portal.
The Alcove exhibitions are a distinctive feature of the New Mexico Museum of Art, focusing on current work by contemporary New Mexico artists. Alcoves 16/17, curated by Merry Scully, is a series of five artist exhibitions with seven rotations over the course of a year. Thirty-five New Mexico artists in total will be featured in this series of seven week long exhibitions. These artist-centered showcases feature, new ideas, artists at all stages of their careers, and art being made in New Mexico right now.
New Mexico Museum of Art | May 17, 2016
Lowriders are the theme this summer in Santa Fe, with two groundbreaking museum exhibitions, an over-the-top Lowrider Day on the Plaza, and months of lowrider programs. First up is the exhibition, Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders ...
New Mexico History Museum | May 17, 2016
Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico Author Denise Chavez Santa Fe— Sunday, June 19, 2016 2 pm New Mexico History Museum auditorium Free with museum admission ¡ÓRALE! BORDER LOW & B ...
New Mexico Museum of Art | May 2, 2016
Part of Santa Fe’s Lowrider Summer Rolls into town May 21
The New Mexico Museum of Art celebrates the artistic influence of lowriders on contemporary New Mexico artists in Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders. Responding to this unique cultural icon in photographs, paintings, sculptures, and videos, this exhibition demonstrates the importance of lowriders as a rich subject for artistic inspiration. The artists in Con Cariño explore issues of family, gender, religion, and community, some coming to lowriders as outsiders and others using lowriders to explore their own heritage and traditions.
The exhibition opens with a free-to-the-public reception on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 5:30 pm, and is on view May 21 through Oct. 9, 2016.
El Camino Real Historic Trail Site | May 2, 2016
El Camino Real Historic Trail Site hosts its Second Annual Fiber Fair, Saturday May 21 , 2016. 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, willow, 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 weaving, and two with related, fun kids’ hands-on activities—wool preparation (carding, spinning) and Spanish Colcha embroidery.
Museum of International Folk Art | Apr 29, 2016
Come one, come all... step right up and enjoy yourselves from Morris Circus to Flamenco to Sacred Realm... we’ve got it all and for all ages!
New Mexico Museum of Art | Apr 28, 2016
Featuring works by artists Philip Augustin, Stephen Davis, Kathrine Lee, Walter Robinson and Jack Slentz. Through June 3, 2016.
The ‘Alcoves’ exhibitions are a distinctive feature of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Alcoves 16/17 is a series of seven rotations over the course of a year which will include thirty-five artists in total from across New Mexico. Five artists will show for seven weeks.
Artist Gallery Talk - Friday May 6, 2016 - 5:30 to 6:30pm - Lively and engaging in gallery conversation with the artists from the Alcoves 16/17 #2.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Apr 11, 2016
Sponge Bob Square Pants, Pac Man, and Curious George, all sporting a particularly Native American twist, are just a few images from popular mainstream culture seen in the exhibition, Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art. Featuring nearly 100 objects by more than fifty artists from the museum’s collections as well as others borrowed from collectors and artists, the work on view in Into the Future will be in such various media as traditional clothing and jewelry, pottery and weaving, photography and video, through to comics, and on into cyberspace.
The free to the public opening for Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is on July 17, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm and the show runs through October 22, 2017.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 4, 2016
The documentary film-in-progress, Citizen Min in New Mexico, by Holly Yasui, commemorates a little known hero of the Japanese American civil rights movement, Minoru Yasui, who was recently awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom. The film also presents a historic encounter between Min and Senator Pete Domenici in Albuquerque in 1984. Starting with a program on Friday May 6, 5:30-7:30pm at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Min’s daughter, Holly Yasui, will be in New Mexico to tour a two-hour program that includes:
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 1, 2016
Jake Barrow, program director at Cornerstones Community Partnerships, speaks on “A Fragile Legacy: Earthen Architecture in New Mexico” at 6 pm on Friday, April 1. The lecture in the History Museum auditorium underscores the importance of ongoing restoration projects at the Palace of the Governors, a National Historic Treasure and one of the most visible adobe structures in the state. Barrow and other Cornerstones staff are consultants to the museum on that project.
This is a Free First Friday Evening event. Admission to the History Museum and Palace is free to everyone from 5–8 pm.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Mar 15, 2016
The lives and contributions of distinguished artists Margarete Bagshaw, Josephine Myers-Wapp, and Jeri Ah-be-hill will be celebrated at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture as part of Women’s History Month. The free with museum admission program will be on Saturday, March 26 from 1 to 4 pm.
The legacies of Santa Clara artist Margarete Bagshaw, Comanche educator and master craftsperson Josephine Myers-Wapp, and Kiowa/Comanche arts dealer and arts educator Jeri Ah-be-hill, all recently deceased, have had a profound impact in the areas of Native American painting, textile and clothing design, as well as Native arts marketing. Each contributed to ensuring a vibrant future for indigenous arts and their presence in the field will be greatly missed. Join us to celebrate their lives with a free program featuring stories and a selection of short films presented by family members and colleagues. A reception follows the presentations.
New Mexico History Museum | Mar 10, 2016
From offering caregivers an hour of respite to discovering new wells of creativity, the acclaimed Alzheimer’s Poetry Project has spent the last decade developing techniques to reach people with memory illnesses through literature, performance, art and museum exhibits. Now you can learn techniques focused on movement and dance to reach learners of all abilities. Join us on Saturday, April 9, from 10 am to 1:30 pm, when the New Mexico History Museum and the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project present “Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care: A Day of Learning.”
The workshop will be held at the History Museum, 113 Lincoln Avenue, on the Santa Fe Plaza. A registration fee of $25 includes a light breakfast. Continuing Education Units are available. To register, go to www.dementiaarts.com, or call (505) 577-2250. Seating is limited, so reserve a spot today.
New Mexico History Museum | Mar 9, 2016
Learn about preserving adobe structures (including our beloved Palace of the Governors), learn to tackle risk, take a historical stroll, and enjoy family-friendly activities. It’s all in April at the History Museum.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Mar 8, 2016
May 21 – October 10, 2016
Taking a Fritz Scholder group portrait of IAIA faculty and the legacy of the institution’s first artistic director, Lloyd Kiva New, as starting points, Finding a Contemporary Voice: The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA includes work from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection by IAIA faculty and alumni from the 1960s to the present such as Scholder, Neil Parsons, T.C. Cannon, Melanie Yazzie, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, and Will Wilson. The Museum of Art’s free to the public exhibition opening is on Friday, May 20, 2016. The exhibition is open May 21, 2016 through Oct. 10, 2016.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Mar 7, 2016
Pilot, photographer, professor, and poet, Anne Noggle (1922-2005) began her groundbreaking career as a photographer late in life but quickly gained recognition for her witty and honest work. Assumed Identities: Photographs by Anne Noggle opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Saturday, April 2, 2016 and runs through September 11, 2016. A free to the public opening is on Friday, April 1 from 5.30 to 7.30pm.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Mar 3, 2016
Alcoves 16/17 opens March 4, 2016 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. This will be the first in a series of seven alcove exhibitions that concludes on March 26, 2017. Each of the seven rotations will highlight five artists at various career stages and working in New Mexico today.
In this first of seven exhibitions, artists working in all media will be featured; Scott Anderson, Gloria Graham, Scott Greene, Herbert Lotz, and Bonnie Lynch.
New Mexico History Museum | Mar 2, 2016
Jake Barrow, acting executive director at Cornerstones Community Partnerships, speaks on “A Fragile Legacy: Earthen Architecture in New Mexico” at 6 pm on Friday, April 1. The lecture will compare and contrast the challenges of preserving earthen architecture using several case studies, including the evolution of the Palace of the Governors, a National Historic Treasure and one of the most visible adobe structures in the state. Barrow and other Cornerstones staff are participating with the museum on educational initiatives focusing on the preservation of New Mexico’s earthen architectural heritage.
This is a Free First Friday Evening event in the History Museum auditorium. Admission to the History Museum and Palace is free to everyone from 5–8 pm.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 17, 2016
Geared to families, this series allows visitors to learn about ancient technologies and traditional arts developed by Native peoples thousands of years ago using the natural resources around them.
All four programs are on Sundays at 1pm and free with museum admission. New Mexico residents with ID free on Sundays. Youth 16 and under and MNMF members always free. 710 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. For more information the public may call 505-476-1269 or visit IndianArtsAndCulture.org