National Hispanic Cultural Center | Nov 4, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The National Hispanic Cultural Center Library and Archives has received a generous donation of 238 books and a collection of papers from the personal library of Dr. Estela Cifre de Loubriel. Considered the “First Lady of Puerto Rican Genealogy,” Estela Cifre de Loubriel’s books and collection includes research on Puerto Rican emigration, immigration, and genealogy. Many of the books were written and published in Puerto Rico. Other books include a selection of children’s primers for the classroom, storybooks, and an outstanding collection of volumes containing fairy tales, fables, folk tales and more. The books and papers will become part of the NHCC’s library, archive, and special collections.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Nov 3, 2019
Join the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and the Rotary Club of Albuquerque for their 4th Annual Literacy Event.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Nov 1, 2019
A traveling exhibition of prints and drawing from the British Museum illustrates the story of Christ.
This winter the New Mexico Museum of Art will host The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo on view January 25, 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.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Oct 31, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico ) – Four New Mexico museums adopt their annual winter schedule effective Monday, November, 4, 2019. The seasonal hour change will be in effect at the New Mexico Museum of Art and the New Mexico History Museum off Santa Fe Plaza; and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill.
During winter months, all four museums are closed on Mondays. During this period, the Museum Hill Café will also be closed on Mondays.
Monday October, 28 was the final Monday opening until spring 2020.
Winter hours, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. are in effect Nov. 4, 2019 through April 27, 2020.
Monday openings resume May 4, 2020, when the museums resumes daily operations.
New Mexico State Library | Oct 29, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- Nominations open Wednesday, Oct. 30 for the position of State Poet Laureate. Sponsored by Senator Bill O’Neill, the 2019 legislature created the program within the Department of Cultural Affairs, developed as a partnership between the New Mexico State Library and New Mexico Arts.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Oct 26, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) --- The National Hispanic Cultural Center is hosting a number cultural events in the month of November celebrating music, dance, rhythm and poetry. The events include: Yjastros: A Nuestro Aire, A Celebration of 20 Years; Música del Corazón; the film; ¡COLORES! The Musical Adventures of John Donald Robb in New Mexico; and There Must be Other Names for the River concerts.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Oct 23, 2019
Visitors to the Home on the Range exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum will learn about ranch life in the Tularosa Basin during the early 20th century, and how events taking place halfway around the world brought about changes that for many ranchers were permanent. The area eventually became White Sands Missile Range, drawing some of the world’s greatest minds in science and engineering.
Museum of International Folk Art | Oct 22, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – In association with the ongoing exhibit Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico, the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) presents a special 1 hour gallery concert with Lara Manzanares on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 2 – 3 p.m. at 706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. Lara is an award-winning bilingual singer-songwriter whose musical style blends traditional New Mexican folk music and indie country, folk, and rock with a talent for poignant and comedic storytelling.
Fort Stanton Historic Site | Oct 22, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Fort Stanton Historic Site is offering a one-of-a-kind chance to explore the grounds and buildings after the sun goes down. The Fort Stanton After Dark! event is Saturday, October 26, from 6 to 10 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Oct 20, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The National Hispanic Cultural Center’s 2019 Community Ofrenda Exhibit will be on display in the Domenici Education Building and the Roy E. Disney Performing Arts Center Oct. 21 through Nov. 8, 2019. Each year the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) works with schools and community organizations to host an exhibit of ofrendas (altars) in celebration of Día de los Muertos. In addition to individual ofrendas, the NHCC has a community ofrenda where people are welcome to contribute items in remembrance of their loved ones.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Oct 19, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is pleased to announce Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo) as the 2020 recipient of the Native Treasures Living Treasures award. This award honors Native American artists who have made outstanding artistic contributions to the field of indigenous arts and culture.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Oct 15, 2019
The second of the New Mexico Museum of Art series of exhibitions - Alcoves 20/20 #2 - opens Saturday, October 19, 2019 and features work by contemporary New Mexican artists Jen Pack, Heather McGill, Daniel McCoy, Marietta Patricia Leis, and Sarah Stolar. Running through December 15, 2019, the exhibition’s Opening Reception will be held Friday, October 18, 5-7 p.m., followed by a conversation with the artists on Friday, October 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Both events will be at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W Palace Ave, in Santa Fe.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Oct 10, 2019
Dr. Sharyn Udall will give a free lecture entitled “Agnes Pelton and Georgia O’Keeffe: Natural and Mystical Impulses” on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Art. This lecture is collaborated with the traveling exhibition, Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist, currently on view at the Museum of Art.
An activity station connected with the exhibition has three opportunities to engage - perfect for children, families, or anyone visiting Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Oct 4, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The holiday season is always busy at the Museums and Historic Sites under the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Here are the events happening this holiday season.
Museum of International Folk Art | Oct 3, 2019
The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) announces its annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on Sunday, October 27, 2019, 1 - 4 p.m., at MOIFA on Museum Hill.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Oct 2, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – The New Mexico Historic Preservation Division is joining forces with Mu Alpha Nu Anthropology Club from Eastern New Mexico University and Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark (NHL) to host the 2019 New Mexico Archaeology Fair, Celebrating 90 Years of Archaeological Research at Blackwater Draw NHL. Free and open to the public, the Archaeology Fair will be held Saturday Oct. 26 at Blackwater Draw NHL, near Portales.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Oct 1, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The National Hispanic Cultural Center History and Literary Arts Program has three events coming up in October: a call to action talk on climate change, and two readings and book-signings. All are free events held on the NHCC campus.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Sep 30, 2019
Visitors to the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces are now greeted by a beautiful, new sculpture in front of the Bruce King Building. The life-sized bronze by Albuquerque artist Reynaldo “Sonny” Rivera captures the determination and skill of barrel racer Amberley Snyder. Rivera, a native of Mesquite, N.M., read an article in Horse & Rider Magazine about Snyder’s inspirational story of competing in the sport she loves after being paralyzed from the waist down in a vehicle accident when she was 18.
Museum of International Folk Art | Sep 26, 2019
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.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Sep 25, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The National Hispanic Cultural Center partners with ABQ Zine Fest to bring you a day dedicated to zine culture Saturday, Oct. 5. More than 60 exhibitors from 21 cities across the nation will be in New Mexico to sell and trade their zines, comics and small press publications.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Sep 24, 2019
On October 3, 8, and 9, 2019 consignors may make appointments to contribute pieces from private collections for the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale. Walk-in donations and consignment will be accepted on October 8 and 9, 2019. Guidelines and forms are available on the MIAC website. Forms must be completed before the intake process begins.
New Mexico History Museum | Sep 19, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – They came from all over, and through back-breaking manual labor, railroad workers transformed the United States and impacted millions of lives. When the railroad came to New Mexico in 1879, it brought thousands of job opportunities for local people from rural villages, reservations, and larger towns. In addition to the homegrown workforce, the railroad also brought immigrant Chinese, European, and Mexican laborers to New Mexico. On a national scale, by the time women were granted the vote under the 19th Amendment in 1920, one out of every 50 citizens worked for the railroad; this number increased exponentially during the US’ involvement in World War II.
Museum of International Folk Art | Sep 18, 2019
Metamorfosis Documentation Project presents Noche de Animas. Tzintzuntzan, a documentary film about Day of the Dead, on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 2 p.m. at the Museum of International Folk Art.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Sep 17, 2019
(Albuquerque New Mexico) -- The National Hispanic Cultural Center is issuing the call for entries for the 2019 Community Ofrenda Exhibit. Entries are being accepted through October 9.
Each year the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) works with schools and community organizations to host an exhibit of ofrendas (altars) in celebration of Día de los Muertos. Ofrendas will be placed in the Domenici Education Building and the Roy E. Disney Performing Arts Center on the NHCC campus
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Sep 13, 2019
For Immediate Release: September 17, 2019 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Jurassic dinosaur fossils were first found in New Mexico more than 100 years ago. Now a crocodile fossil has been discovered in New Mexico’s Jurassic rocks. The fo ...
Museum of International Folk Art | Sep 11, 2019
Girard: Culture x Design is a two-day symposium examining the creative force of Alexander Girard, a luminary of modern design whose close engagement with traditional arts, whimsical toys, and everyday objects from around the world created a broad and influential body of work. Symposium speakers and moderated discussions will examine Girard through various lenses in order to create a more complex and textured understanding of his place in the history of American design as well as explore his approach to collecting and exhibiting global material culture. The symposium will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on October 18 and 19, 2019, at the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA), Santa Fe, New Mexico, an appropriate location for a multi-faceted examination of his creative process, as Girard had a long-standing relationship with the museum and made Santa Fe, New Mexico, his home for more than forty years.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Sep 11, 2019
Join the New Mexico Museum of Art as it opens the doors of the future site of Vladem Contemporary to the community in two public events. Both events are free and will allow the community access to explore this extraordinary addition to Santa Fe and the State of New Mexico’s museum system.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Sep 10, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) –¡Globalquerque! 2019 will be held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Sept. 20 and 21. This Quinceañera year marks the 15th edition of ¡Globalquerque! - a celebration of music featuring a wide range of artists from around the world.
Patrons have an opportunity to trot the globe, musically, during this two-day event. ¡Globalquerque! features live musical performances by touring bands from Colombia, Congo, Tunisia and more. Additional attractions during the event include workshops, a global village and hands-on children’s activities.
Museum Hill Partners | Sep 9, 2019
Join Museum Hill Partners, comprised of six organizations for Community Day, a day of free, family-friendly activities and art on September 22, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The annual event, which attracts nearly 2,000 attendees per year, will be free to the public and offer fun for all ages.