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.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Aug 25, 2021
New Mexico Historic Sites is excited to welcome David Flores as the new maintenance and repair worker at Lincoln Historic Site and Fort Stanton Historic Site.
New Mexico Arts | Aug 23, 2021
Commissioned by New Mexico Arts, the state’s arts agency, as a result of an appropriation from the New Mexico legislature to honor victims of gun violence, internationally renowned artist Gordon Huether will be installing a new art piece titled “Luminaria” on the plaza of the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office on Saturday, August 28.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Aug 23, 2021
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is excited to present the exhibition “The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons,” opening on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Aug 18, 2021
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science today announced that it has received a grant from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $220,119. Funding for this award will go toward supporting the Steppe Parasite Networks (STEPP-NET) collaborative research project.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Aug 17, 2021
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Museum of Art (NMMOA) is excited to announce that it has been awarded a Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the amount of $250,000. The funds from this grant will go toward the conservation, digitization, and relocation of 6,500 photographs and 300 contemporary paintings and sculptures. These items will be a part of the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary, scheduled to open in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District in 2022.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Aug 12, 2021
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Cabinet Secretary Debra Garcia y Griego announced today the appointment of Michelle Gallagher Roberts as the new Deputy Cabinet Secretary for the department. Gallagher Roberts replaces Nick Schiavo, who retired at the end of July.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Aug 11, 2021
Thirty-six paintings by Ken and Betty Krebbs make up the show, “O Fair New Mexico: Land of Enchantment,” which opens in the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Arts Corridor on Aug. 20. A free meet-and-greet with the artists is set for 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 21.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Aug 10, 2021
The town of Lincoln came alive with the return of the Old Lincoln Days festival and “The Last Escape of Billy the Kid” pageant, allowing guests to experience history up close in one of the most legendary places in America.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Aug 10, 2021
The History and Literary Arts program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is excited to present “¡Mira! Nuestra Arquitectura: An Architectural Journey,” a history of the NHCC’s past, present and future.
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs | Aug 4, 2021
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Museum of Art (MOA) and Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) are pleased to announce that both museums have been awarded funding from the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation as part of the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative. MOA and MOIFA, both divisions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA), are among 79 visual art institutions in the U.S. that were awarded the funding to support the museums in becoming more energy-efficient.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Aug 3, 2021
Production crews were at the National Hispanic Cultural Center from July 27-30 to film scenes for the upcoming television streaming series “MacGruber.”
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jul 28, 2021
SANTA FE – The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) is pleased to announce two recipients for the 2021-2022 Goodman Aspiring Artist Fellowship. They are Rapheal Begay (Diné) and Abraham Peina (Zuni).