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.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Nov 15, 2021
During testimony today before the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC), New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA) Secretary Debra Garcia y Griego requested $37.25 million in general funds for the agency’s fiscal year 2023 operating budget. These funds will ensure ongoing education, protection, and preservation of the state’s rich cultural resources. This represents a 10% increase over fiscal year 2022.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Nov 10, 2021
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is pleased to announce Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo) as the 2022 recipient of the MIAC Living Treasure award. This award is part of the annual Native Treasures Art Market and honors Native American artists who have made outstanding artistic contributions to the field of Indigenous arts and culture.
New Mexico History Museum | Nov 10, 2021
New Mexico History Museum has received a $172,564 award from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ American Rescue Plan to pursue research related to an upcoming exhibition on Miguel Trujillo (Isleta Pueblo). This exhibition will explore his victorious 1948 court case against the State of New Mexico to secure voting access for Native Americans living on tribal lands.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Nov 8, 2021
The seventh-annual HomeGrown event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per vehicle, and the first 100 vehicles at the event each day will receive a free burlap shopping bag.
New Mexico History Museum | Oct 29, 2021
SANTA FE – Since 2010, the New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) has been presenting talks about Fred Harvey history, which have grown into the annual Fred Harvey History Weekend and the Fred Harvey Foodie Dinner & Auction at La Fonda on the Plaza. Ticket revenue will benefit NMHM, home of the nation’s only major permanent exhibit which combines Fred Harvey, the Harvey Girls, Harvey design guru Mary Colter, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, Native American art, and Southwest history.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Oct 29, 2021
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Margie Huerta as executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) and Ms. Noël Bella Merriam as its artistic director. These two appointments represent an exciting new leadership model for the NHCC.
New Mexico Arts | Oct 29, 2021
New Mexico Arts (NMA) and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA) are pleased to announce the official Premiere of the 2021 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. On Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. the 2021 Awards can be watched on the New Mexico Arts and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Facebook pages.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Oct 19, 2021
LINCOLN – Today, New Mexico Historic Sites (NMHS) announced that Herbert “Bo” Chesney has been hired as acting regional site manager for Lincoln Historic Site and Fort Stanton Historic Site. Chesney started his new role on October 18, 2021.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Oct 8, 2021
ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA) announced today that Margaret M. Marino, executive director of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS), will retire effective October 22, 2021.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Oct 7, 2021
ALBUQUERQUE – The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Foundation is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant in the amount of $8,500 from the U.S. Bank Foundation. Funding from this gift will be used to support online education resources offered by the NHCC’s Visual Arts program, in connection with the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs “Invite an Educator” program
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Oct 1, 2021
ALBUQUERQUE – Scientists at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) and other institutions have named a new kind of horned dinosaur (ceratopsid) that lived in New Mexico about 72 million years ago.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 24, 2021
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Museum of Art (NMMOA) is excited to announce the opening of “Poetic Justice: Judith F. Baca, Mildred Howard, and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith.” This exhibition showcases the formal and thematic intersection of artists Judith F. Baca (b. 1946), Mildred Howard (b. 1945), and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (b. 1940 Citizen of Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, MT). Opening on October 9, 2021, and on view until June 19, 2022, “Poetic Justice” celebrates the careers of three women artists whose commitment to their artistic practice is matched by their passion for social and cultural equity.
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | Sep 24, 2021
FORT SUMNER – New Mexico Historic Sites announces the public opening of the permanent exhibit “Bosque Redondo: A Place of Suffering…A Place of Survival” at Bosque Redondo Memorial/Fort Sumner Historic Site. In an effort to ensure that all international and tribal partners can travel to the site and participate, the Grand Opening celebration, originally scheduled for October 9, 2021, has been rescheduled for May 28, 2022. The site has been welcoming visitors to experience the new exhibit since a soft opening on July 1.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Sep 23, 2021
ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science announces that it will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day from September 29 through October 10, coinciding with the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Sep 16, 2021
The National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation is excited to announce that it has received a grant in the amount of $50,000 from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support the National Hispanic Cultural Center Community Film Program at the Bank of America Theatre.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Sep 16, 2021
SANTA FE – Museum Hill Community Day is back, and you’re invited! The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is excited to announce that this year’s Community Day will take place on Sunday, September 19, 2021, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on beautiful Museum Hill located in Santa Fe.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Sep 14, 2021
SANTA FE – Birds are one of the earth’s greatest treasures. Acting as spiritual messengers between sky and earth, they have been held in the highest regard in Native American culture, both in the past and in the present. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is excited to announce the opening of “Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies.” Beginning September 18, 2021, and on display in MIAC Laboratory of Anthropology, this temporary exhibition explores the role of birds in Native American culture of the Southwest and beyond.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Sep 8, 2021
This summer, hundreds of students in central and northern New Mexico tackled challenges in electrical, biomedical, environmental, and structural engineering through at-home experiments, videos, and live virtual events. As part of the GSK Science in the Summer™ program, these young engineers explored the design process as they solved real-world problems — including managing a playground’s storm water runoff and designing a sturdy lightweight pedestrian bridge.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Sep 3, 2021
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science presents the documentary “Into America’s Wild,” now showing at the Verus Research DynaTheater. Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman and directed by Academy Award nominee Greg MacGillivray, the film takes viewers on a cross-country adventure into the hidden natural wonders of North America.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 1, 2021
SANTA FE - After more than a century at its current location on Santa Fe’s historic downtown Plaza, the New Mexico Museum of Art prepares for a renaissance and expansion to The Railyard. The Museum embarked on a journey beginning in 2014 to reengage its founding vision and explore future opportunities. The outcome was a transformational idea for an additional space specifically for contemporary art to complement the historic location on the Plaza, creating “One Museum, Two Locations.”
El Palacio Magazine | Sep 1, 2021
The Fall 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.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Aug 31, 2021
SANTA FE – The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is eager to provide an update on the work and changes that have been made to the museum’s permanent exhibition, “Here, Now and Always” (HNA). Scheduled to reopen to the public in June 2022, staff and contractors have made significant progress to stay on schedule for the revitalization of this one-of-a-kind exhibition.
New Mexico History Museum | Aug 27, 2021
SANTA FE – Beginning in 2003, photographers Siegfried Halus and Greg Mac Gregor set out to document contemporary changes to the lands of the American West that Franciscan friars Atanasio Domínguez and Silvestre Vélez de Escalante traversed in 1776. Halus and Mac Gregor’s images captured during that journey are the basis for the New Mexico History Museum’s (NMHM) new exhibition, “In Search of Domínguez and Escalante,” on view from September 3, 2021, through June 19, 2022.