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).
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jul 23, 2021
SANTA FE – In 1918, Gustave Baumann moved to New Mexico, where the formidable yellow and red landscapes and open skies dramatically changed his aesthetic, shifting his palette from monochromatic neutrals to the brilliant and vibrant colors that have come to define his western landscapes. Baumann also encountered a diverse cultural environment like nothing he had experienced before, which will be showcased in “Go West Said a Small Voice: Gustave Baumann and Dreams of New Mexico,” a new exhibition set to open at the New Mexico Museum of Art (MOA) on August 14, 2021.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jul 22, 2021
Lincoln Historic Site will once again come alive with the return of Old Lincoln Days. From August 6-8, experience history where it happened with three days of fun for all ages in one of the most legendary towns in America.
New Mexico State Library | Jul 20, 2021
SANTA FE - The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) awarded an $83,000 grant to the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (NMDCA) for the New Mexico State Library to purchase a new lower-emissions bookmobile that serves rural communities in the western part of the state.
New Mexico Arts | Jul 15, 2021
New Mexico Arts announces $1,058,200 in investments to 182 New Mexico cultural organizations and folk artists. The funding will provide arts programming and services, spur employment opportunities in the creative sector, and support communities across the state.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jul 13, 2021
SANTA FE – The traditions of storytelling in the Southwest can be traced back to ancient times and to the Indigenous populations of the region. The West holds a special place in the American imagination, providing a canvas to express the country’s hopes, fears, and aspirations. These stories include everyday life, agriculture, ecology, celebrations, grief, and local history, all of which are detailed in a new exhibition opening at the New Mexico Museum of Art (MOA) on July 17.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Jul 13, 2021
The National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation received a $30,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) through its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® (HKKF) initiative. The National Hispanic Cultural Center’s commitment to its Circo Latino program aligns with the vision of BCBSNM’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant program to help improve the health of children and their families in local communities.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Jul 12, 2021
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is paying tribute to women making a difference in New Mexico agriculture. A new, rotating wall display in the Museum’s central corridor is called “Her Land: Women in Agriculture.” The first person featured in the exhibit is Felicia Thal, a longtime rancher in northeastern New Mexico who passed away last year at the age of 92. The exhibit, which is now on display, will be changed every four months to feature a different woman involved in New Mexico agriculture. Moving forward, an emphasis is being placed on contemporary leaders and those who represent the future.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Jul 8, 2021
Throughout human history, honey bees have come to symbolize hard work, community, politics, and faith. This important eusocial flying insect is presented in the exhibit “What’s the Buzz? Why Honey Bees Matter,” opening on July 23 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Jul 8, 2021
Just as we are hopefully approaching the final days of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new exhibit opening on July 23 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science looks at how epidemiologists, veterinarians, and other healthcare workers on the front lines have come together in the fight against infectious diseases around the world throughout history.
New Mexico Arts | Jul 6, 2021
The Art in Public Places program of New Mexico Arts and the Local Selection Committee for the National Hispanic Cultural Center are working together to obtain qualifications from talented artists who will ultimately create a design as part of the Paseo Acequia revitalization project on the NHCC campus in Albuquerque.