New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Apr 12, 2022
“Seasons of Enchantment: Painting the New Mexico Farm and Ranch” features 28 works of art by members of the society. A public meet-and-greet with the artists is planned for 12 to 2 p.m. on April 23 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum. Entry is free to this reception and the art show only.
New Mexico Arts | Apr 12, 2022
The New Mexico Arts division of the Cultural Affairs Department is happy to announce that New Mexico’s Poetry Out Loud champion, Analisa Ibarra, is preparing to participate in the national semifinal competition in May.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Apr 11, 2022
On Sunday, May 1, 2022, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) will celebrate its 2022 Living Treasure, Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo) with an artist talk at 1pm, a book signing at 2pm, and entertainment from 3-5pm.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 11, 2022
The New Mexico History Museum is pleased to announce the opening of Honoring Tradition and Innovation, an exhibition commemorating 100 years of Santa Fe’s Indian Market, 1922-2022. The exhibition opens August 7, 2022.
New Mexico Arts | Apr 11, 2022
New Mexico Arts will competitively award Rescue Plan funds to eligible organizations in New Mexico. The funds are intended to help support jobs in the arts sector, keep the doors open to arts organizations statewide, and assist the field in its response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Mexico History Museum | Apr 7, 2022
On April 23, please join New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League for a hybrid in-person and virtual symposium marking the 20th anniversary of the historical marker.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Apr 7, 2022
Beautiful artwork recently acquired by the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is now featured in the northern part of the Museum’s Central Corridor. Six works of art that include five different mediums are displayed. This is an opportuni ...
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Apr 7, 2022
Join us at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) for a unique performance that highlights New Mexico’s blend of cultures through classical and contemporary dance. NHCC and Festival Ballet Albuquerque present Sacred Journeys III.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 5, 2022
On April 16, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 16 mission’s launch, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) will remember the past of human space exploration, while also looking to the future with the new mission to return people to the moon.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Apr 4, 2022
The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) and the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) are thrilled to welcome Dr. Ana Castillo for two evenings of Hispanic and Latiné literature on April 7-8.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Apr 4, 2022
A paleontologist from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science assisted with research on the brain development of mammals that has appeared in one of the world’s most prestigious academic journals.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Mar 31, 2022
New Mexico Historic Sites announces the grand opening commemoration event for the permanent interpretive exhibition “Bosque Redondo: A Place of Suffering…A Place of Survival” on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner Historic Site. A full day of events is planned, including welcome speeches, music, and cultural dance performances from Navajo (Diné) and Mescalero Apache (Ndé) community members, activities for children, and a complimentary barbeque lunch for the first 500 guests made possible by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and the Friends of Bosque Redondo Memorial. A Navajo rug and Native American art auction will be held in the afternoon. Tribal partners, VIP guests, all the collaborative partners, and the public are invited.
New Mexico Museum of Space History | Mar 21, 2022
The New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to welcome Leah Tookey, Curator of History at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, as the guest speaker for the Launch Pad Lecture on Friday, April 1. Home on the Range: From Ranches to Rockets tells the story of the ranchers who were forced off their land, and the military and defense industry that would turn it into a military complex. The Launch Pad Lecture begins at 9:00 am on the museum’s first floor and is free to the public.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Mar 18, 2022
New Mexico Historic Sites is delighted to welcome Norvell Carpenter as a new maintenance and repair worker at Fort Stanton Historic Site. His first day was December 13, 2021.
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 11, 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.