Department of Cultural Affairs | Jul 24, 2019
El Palacio magazine, first published within a year of New Mexico’s statehood, became a digital publication in 2019. The quarterly museum magazine’s new platform will provide readers with broader access and web-friendly, easily shareable content. El Palacio will continue publishing the print edition concurrently, maintaining its reach as it expands.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Jul 23, 2019
Santa Fe comes alive with arts each the summer, particularly Native arts during the month of August, celebrating internationally known Indian Market. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs offers a schedule of events from exhibitions on view and works from new artists to lectures and films celebrating many of the Pueblos and tribes across the state.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jul 22, 2019
On August 11, 2019, the San Ildefonso Tewa Women’s Club hosts the opening San Ildefonso Pottery, 1600—1930: Voices of the Clay at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Events include a Pueblo feast, celebration, and performances exemplifying the exhibition’s narrative, presented from the Pueblo’s perspective for the first time in San Ildefonso’s history. In illustrating portions of that narrative, co-curator Russell Sanchez (San Ildefonso) fired a pot on July 15, 2019, relaying histories behind his work.
New Mexico History Museum | Jul 22, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Northern New Mexico residents have a rare opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing with a temporary exhibit at the New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) in Santa Fe through Oct. 20. NMHM hosts “A Walk on the Moon: The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing” as part of the worldwide celebration of our nation’s space history and the role New Mexico played in it. (See below for available media resources.)
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jul 18, 2019
MIAC presents a series of lectures on August 15, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. in advance of Indian Market. The lectures will teach patrons how to distinguish between highly sought-after Native arts that bring audiences from all over the world and their counterparts masquerading as Native arts. The three lecture topics include weaving and textiles, turquoise and jewelry, and varied prints. Each lecturer is a professional artist, collector, or educator, centering their discussions on skills cultivated through generations across the country.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jul 11, 2019
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture hosts Cochiti artists Diego and Mateo Romero as they create a mural confronting the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic on Sunday, August 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. As part of the Romero Brothers’ current exhibition, The Brothers Chongo: A Tragic Comedy in Two Parts, the mural will be painted at Milner Plaza where guests can interact and speak with the artists.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Jul 11, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) –July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’S historic Apollo 11 Moon landing with a collaboration titled the Moon Fiesta. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is commemorating the Apollo Moon landing with Moon Fiesta events at these facilities: the New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) in Santa Fe, as well as The Screen, presented by the Center for Contemporary Arts; the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS); The New Mexico State Libraries; and National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque; and the New Mexico Museum of Space History (NMMSH) in Alamogordo, which has devoted extensive programming to the Apollo Moon Landing, beginning in January of this anniversary year.
“Our Department of Cultural Affairs has engineered a summer full of incredibly informative and fun events across all different media and across the state,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said. “This was a seminal moment in our nation’s history. All through this anniversary season, New Mexicans will have every opportunity to relive it, learn about it for the first time and dive into the memory of humankind’s first steps on the moon.”
More than 400,000 people were involved in one capacity or another in the Apollo 11 mission to the moon on July 20, 1969. The collaborative effort marked the advancement not only in space exploration but in mathematics, sciences, and technology. More than 600 million people around the globe watched as the Apollo 11 team took humankind’s first steps on the moon and in the wake of these steps came expeditions into space, both manned and machine-operated.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jul 10, 2019
Organized by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), Jeanine Belgodère, French scholar, presents a lecture on sculptor and artist Phillip Haozous (Warm Springs Chiricahua). The lecture, focused on Haozous’ varied representations and styles used in his life’s work, will take place at MIAC’s O’Keeffe Theater on August 4, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Jul 10, 2019
The 16th-annual Ice Cream Sunday, which happens to land on National Ice Cream Day, is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 21. The event routinely draws more than a thousand people.
Admission for Ice Cream Sunday is the same as regular museum admission: $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for children ages 4 to 17. Children 3 and under are admitted free.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jul 8, 2019
(Santa Fe New Mexico) -- New Mexico Historic Sites have hired a new deputy director with more than 20 years’ experience in fiscal management. Kristine Navarro-McElhaney also has extensive experience overseeing and implementing historically significant projects in public history with emphasis on oral history programs and initiatives.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Jul 5, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – New Mexico’s Historic Sites have a lot to offer this summer. Below is a compendium of upcoming events. Interviews and site video is available and approved for media use where indicated by *Media resources available.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jul 3, 2019
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is proud to introduce Dr. Matthew Martinez (Ohkay Owingeh) as the museum’s newest employee and Deputy Director. Dr. Martinez is a steward of education and Native leadership, bringing his expertise and in history and cultural advocacy to MIAC.
New Mexico History Museum | Jul 2, 2019
The New Mexico Museum of History (NMMH) welcomes Dr. Richard Wallace, who will present his lecture, “The Past and Future of Manned Space Exploration” on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Organized as part of NMHM’s Moon Festival to honor the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, the lecture centers on past, current, and future space exploration efforts.
Fort Selden Historic Site | Jul 1, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- Generations of New Mexicans know the story, but you’ve never heard it told quite like this. Saturday, July 13 from 6-9 p.m. bring the whole family for a special summer night among the fort ruins at Fort Selden Historic Site in Radium Springs.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Jun 28, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Visitors to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science can expect a more realistic and interactive experience when they visit the museum’s volcano exhibit this summer. The permanent exhibit titled “New Mexico: Land of Volcanoes” is undergoing a significant upgrade.
New Mexico Arts | Jun 20, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - Today, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Arts Commission announced the artists and major contributors to the arts who will be recipients of the 2019 Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
Museum of International Folk Art | Jun 18, 2019
The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) brings artists from Santa Fe and Lima, Peru together for an event, Celebrating Art, Music, and Activism, at the Santa Fe Railyard on June 29, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event features organizations such as Santa Fe’s Alas de Agua Art Collective and Three Sisters Collective, along with Lima’s Amapolay as part of the current exhibition, Community through Making: From Peru to New Mexico (Comunidad a través de la Creación de Perú a Nuevo México).
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Jun 14, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is honoring New Mexicans who have lost their lives to drugs. The goal of the memorial gallery is to help show the local impact and consequences drugs have on our community. It is also a way for families to remember their loved ones.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jun 13, 2019
Organized by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s education department, the pottery demonstration series continues in July with Shelden Nuñez-Velarde, a member of the Ollero clan of the Jicarilla Apache, on July 3, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Jun 12, 2019
Albuquerque, N.M.--Festival Ballet Albuquerque, in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC), presents Sacred Journeys II on Aug. 24-25, 2019. In this show, classical and contemporary dance combine with the eclectic music of two-time Grammy award-winning Taos Pueblo musician Robert Mirabal in a reflection of New Mexican cultures through dance, music, and spoken word. Performances will take place in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre at 7 p.m., on Saturday and 2 p.m., on Sunday. Tickets are $14, $20, $29, $39 and $48, with a $2 discount for seniors, children 10 and younger and NHCC members. In addition, attendees can purchase tickets for $65 for a VIP meet and greet after-party with Robert Mirabal and Jock Soto. Tickets may be purchased from the Box Office at (505) 724-4771, or at www.nhccnm.org.
Jemez Historic Site | Jun 10, 2019
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- On May 17, New Mexico Historic Sites and the Pueblo of Jemez won the Archaeology Heritage Preservation Award, by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and the New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee. The award was presented at the 2019 New Mexico Historic Preservation Awards for collaboration during the “Dig Giusewa” Project.
New Mexico Historic Sites Director Patrick Moore Moore, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Christopher Toya, Manager Matthew Barbour, Coordinator Ethan Ortega, and Coordinator Marlon Magdalena were on hand to receive the honor which was presented by New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Secretary Debra Garcia y Griego and Cultural Properties Review Committee Member and Historical Archaeologist Douglas Boggess.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | Jun 10, 2019
Come enjoy seeing and learning about the beautiful creations that are produced locally by fiber artists on June 22 at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. Also make plans to attend the Health & Fitness Expo, which also will be at the Museum on the same day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission to the Fiber Fiesta (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), the Health Expo, and all of the regular Museum offerings on this day are free.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Jun 7, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- New Mexico’s Bisti Beast will be welcomed home with Japanese performances and food at a celebration June 22 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. The museum’s newest attraction, the Bisti Beast is a robotic dinosaur based on the skull found in the Four Corners area of New Mexico. The robotic dinosaur was made in Japan and is a permanent exhibit at the museum. (*see below for media resources)
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Jun 6, 2019
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) proudly announces the summer 2019 collaboration with the State Tribal Libraries Programs (STLP), A Universe to Discover. This summer marks the program’s fifth year, engaging youth in activities, centering on outer space as this year’s theme. MIAC will bring objects from the museum, fostering an appreciation for the state’s arts and culture collections.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Jun 6, 2019
The exhibition The Great Unknown: Artists at Glen Canyon and Lake Powell articulates more than a century of responses through eighty objects, stoking conversation about art as activism, documentation, and representation. In celebration of the exhibition, the New Mexico Museum of Art presents two gallery talks. On June 21, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., photographers David Scheinbaum and Janet Russek talk about Eliot Porter’s Glen Canyon photographs On August 23, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., historian and environmentalist Jack Loeffler talks about the Colorado River and the West.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science | Jun 4, 2019
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is hosting another roster of events related Drugs: Costs & Consequences, Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause, the US Drug Enforcement Administration exhibition extended through December 8, 2019.
Fort Selden Historic Site | Jun 3, 2019
Celebrate Father’s Day with your dad a day early and bring the whole family to Fort Selden Historic Site for an afternoon of games and activities. On Saturday afternoon, June 15, from 1-5 p.m. folk troubadour Ralph Estes will take you on a trip through a thousand years of the American West from the Anasazi to the Atomic Age, showcasing the songs of the trappers, traders, cowboys, Native Americans, and settlers.
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner | May 30, 2019
(Santa Fe, NewMexico) — The Bosque Redondo Memorial, a New Mexico Historic Site, International Site of Conscience and division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, as part of its ongoing partnership and exhibit collaboration, assisted with the transfer of the third and last-remaining original copy of the Navajo Treaty of 1868 to the Navajo Nation on May 24, 2019. This copy of the treaty has been on display at Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner Historic Site since June 6, 2018, as part of the 150th commemoration of its signature. The subsequent donation of the treaty took place May 29, 2019, at 9 a.m. at the Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, Arizona, with great reverence and ceremony.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum | May 30, 2019
Historian and author W. Michael Farmer will discuss the trial of rancher Oliver Lee at 7 p.m. on June 13. Admission to this presentation in the Museum’s Theater is free.
Museum of International Folk Art | May 29, 2019
The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) presents Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico from October 6, 2019, to March 7, 2021. The exhibition explores nearly four centuries of inherited musical styles, which developed into regionally specific traditions. Música Buena articulates the roots of New Mexican music through video, sound, instruments, and live performance.