New Mexico Arts | Jan 30, 2020
(Santa Fe, NM) - New Mexico Arts and the New Mexico State Library, both divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs, are excited to announce the appointment of Levi Romero of Albuquerque as the state’s inaugural Poet Laureate. His first act will be to read a poem during Library Legislative Day at the Roundhouse on January 31.
New Mexico Arts | Jan 28, 2020
(Santa Fe, NM) – The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Laflamme-Childs as Executive Director of New Mexico Arts, the state arts agency. She most recently served as Program Director for the 1% for Art in Public Places Program of New Mexico Arts.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Jan 27, 2020
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) — The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) turns 20 years old in 2020 and the milestone anniversary will be celebrated all year long with a series events and programs. On Saturday, Feb. 29 (Leap Day), NHCC hosts the first centerwide anniversary event from 2-5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 24, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Work will begin the first week of February on the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary. The initial step of the construction project is the removal of the Halpin Building annex, a portion of the main building, followed by required archaeological survey investigations.
Museum of International Folk Art | Jan 22, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – In association with the ongoing exhibition, Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico, the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) presents a special one hour concert with Dr. Cipriano Vigil on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 2 – 3 p.m. Dr. Vigil is a 2019 New Mexico Music Commission Platinum Music Awards honoree. He has received many other prestigious awards including the Governor’s Award, the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities Award, and the National Heritage Award for outstanding work in maintaining and preserving traditional folk music, which he was nominated for three times. Dr. Vigil has also been honored as a Living Treasure.
New Mexico State Library | Jan 22, 2020
The campaign for woman’s suffrage in New Mexico is rich and deep. But, as with other aspects of women’s lives, most of their stories—political, economic, social—are not found in history books. This talk travels from suffrage nationally to suffrage and suffragists in New Mexico.
Friday, February 21, 2020 12:00 noon
New Mexico State Library
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Jan 21, 2020
(Albuquerque, New Mexico – The play Fresno, by acclaimed Latino author Augusto Federico Amador, opens at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Wells Fargo Auditorium Friday, Feb. 28 with a preview Thursday, Feb. 27 and runs through Sunday, March 15. Evening performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Produced by Drita James Productions, Fresno is directed by Saranda Kalaveshi.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Jan 20, 2020
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Jan 16, 2020
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – During a six- month celebration of the centennial of womens’ right to vote in the United States, the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s History and Literary Arts Program presents a new exhibit, “El voto femenino: Sufragistas Latinas luchando por el derecho al voto/The Women’s Vote: Latina Suffragists who Fought for the Right to Vote” which opens on Friday, January 24, 2020 and runs through June 30, 2020.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jan 15, 2020
(Santa Fe, NM) - This winter the New Mexico Museum of Art will host The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo on view January 24, 2020 – April 19, 2020. This traveling exhibition of more than fifty drawings and prints, organized by the British Museum from their extensive collection, tells the story of Italian art beginning with the Renaissance and ending in the 18th century through an examination of how artists have depicted the saga of Christ.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Jan 15, 2020
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- Alerting all Jazz-lovers and music fans in general, next Friday, the New Mexico Jazz Latino Orchestra will present a two-part show at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC). Their fourth performance at the NHCC will feature Latin Jazz, cha-cha, salsa, and rumba and showcase the versatility of the group’s musicians.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jan 13, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – On Sunday, February 2, 2020, at 1 p.m., the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture hosts Dr. Joseph “Woody” Aguilar for “An Indigenous Archaeology of a Colonial Encounter in the Pueblo Southwest,” which is based on Aguilar’s research and fieldwork over the last decade. An enrolled member of San Ildefonso Pueblo, Aguilar received a Doctorate of Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania last year.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Jan 13, 2020
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The National Hispanic Cultural Center will present its first History Festival Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22, 2020. This multigenerational event will include workshops, lectures, temporary murals, middle and high school contests, and other events for all ages.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jan 10, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – New Mexico Historic Sites have named two new site managers at Lincoln/Fort Stanton and Los Luceros Historic Sites. Wesley Meiss is the new manager at the Lincoln/Fort Stanton Historic Sites, and Ethan Ortega is now the site manager at Los Luceros.
Museum of International Folk Art | Jan 9, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) presents From Combat to Carpet: The Art of Afghan War Rugs, opening January 12, 2020 and running until August 30, 2020. From Combat to Carpet is a traveling exhibition curated by Enrico Mascelloni and Annemarie Sawkins and features more than 40 handwoven rugs with war-related iconography collected over the past forty years.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Jan 8, 2020
Whether it’s learning how to best preserve a family heirloom, identifying an archaeological discovery, or looking to find a special antique to purchase, the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s annual Antique Treasures Show is a two-day celebration of all things old, unique, and precious. The show is Jan. 25-26.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jan 6, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) — From its beginnings in 1989, Here, Now and Always (HNA), a permanent exhibition at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), emphasized Native knowledge and worldview. In the decades before its opening in 1997, museum representations of Native life and history were told by non-Native “experts” who stood on the outside looking in. They often represented Native cultures as existing in the past, discounting the living cultures of today — cultures whose traditions and lifeways have long been steeped in the humanities. HNA challenged and changed all that. It realized a new standard for seeing and sharing the Native world — from the community’s point of view.
New Mexico History Museum | Jan 6, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- Palace Seen and Unseen, a new, long-term exhibit opening April 19, 2020, at the New Mexico History Museum, delves into the first 300 years of the Palace of the Governors 400-year history. The guest curators who created the exhibit, Cordelia Snow and Stephen Post have a combined 85 years-experience working with the Palace’s architecture, history and archaeology.
The public opening for Palace Seen and Unseen is Sunday, April 19, from 12-4 p.m. at the Palace of the Governors and is sponsored by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s Women’s Board.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 31, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Words and pictures have a long history of playing well together, sometimes reinforcing and sometimes contradicting each other. Word Play is an exhibition of more than forty works of art in a variety of mediums features images by artists who incorporate letters, words, and phrases into their visual creations.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Dec 23, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The National Hispanic Cultural Center, in partnership with the City of Albuquerque and the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico, has launched a New Mexico master calendar of events celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the U.S. women’s vote.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Dec 20, 2019
(Lincoln County, New Mexico) -- New Mexico Historic Sites, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, announces new days of operation at the Lincoln and Fort Stanton Historic Sites beginning January 1, 2020.
Visitors can walk in the footsteps of Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett and other legends of the American West at Lincoln Historic Site, Wednesday through Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fort Stanton Historic Site, one of the best preserved frontier forts in America, will be open Tuesday through Sunday. The grounds of Fort Stanton will open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the museum and visitor center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public can learn more about the state’s eight historic sites and plan trips at www.nmhistoricsites.org.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Dec 19, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) — The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) has launched its third performing arts proposal process to determine its Performing Arts Season that will run from July 2020 through June 2021. All performing artists who would like to present a show at the NHCC during this time frame are asked to submit a proposal form no later than midnight on February 29, 2020. Additional information along with links to the forms can be found in the proposal guidelines.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Dec 16, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) announces a screening of the award-winning documentary, Canes of Power , on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 1 p.m. The screening will be presented inside MIAC’s Kath ...
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Dec 13, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) –A new temporary exhibit will open at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science on January 10, 2020. The exhibit titled, “Sayaka Ganz- Reclaimed Creations,” features sculptures made of discar ...
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Dec 12, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will present “Revealing Untold Told Stories of Chaco Canyon: Archaeocosmology” on December 12th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Author Anna Sofaer, and researchers R ...
New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 11, 2019
(Santa Fe, NM) Following a recent review of the design for the New Mexico Museum of Art Vladem Contemporary by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), the architectural team presented a final design that, in the words of lead architect Devendra Contractor “enhances the overall aesthetic and functionality of Vladem Contemporary” and preserves the historic integrity of the surrounding area. The SHPO review was state-mandated under the New Mexico Cultural Properties Act.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Dec 9, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Gustave Baumann, a Santa Fe Legend, was an artist of many trades. His work included printmaking, painting, and marionette-making. Baumann hand-carved and decorated wooden puppets called marionettes and brought them to life in live performances. Some characters were tall and skinny, others were short and stout, some were animals and some were humans, but all had a personality and story of their own
New Mexico History Museum | Dec 6, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --The reception following this year’s annual Las Posadas on the Santa Fe Plaza will be held under the portal of the Palace of the Governors at the New Mexico History Museum. The public is welcomed to enjoy hot cider, cookies and carols at the conclusion of the annual pageant. Typically held in the courtyard of the Palace of the Governors, the relocation of the reception is in an abundance of caution related to a tree damaged during recent winds.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Dec 5, 2019
“Local Color: Landscapes and Architecture” opens in the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s Arts Corridor on Dec. 13. A free opening reception with refreshments is from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Dec 4, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico,) – The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Museums & Historic Sites Guide for 2019 Winter/2020 Spring is now available online for free at http://nmculture.org/guide