New Mexico History Museum | Feb 12, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) --- New Mexico’s present day museum system, which includes eight museums and eight Historic Sites under the Department of Cultural Affairs, evolved from the Museum of New Mexico established in 1909. Now, the New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) explores the extensive holdings amassed by the Museum of New Mexico over the past century in a new exhibition entitled Looking Back: Reflecting on Collections which opens March 6, 2020 with an opening reception, Sunday March 8. The exhibition runs through March 7, 2021.
New Mexico Arts | Feb 12, 2020
(Santa Fe, NM) - New Mexico Arts (the state art agency and a division of the state Department of Cultural Affairs) and the Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department are seeking original designs from Santa Fe County residents for a temporary public art project entitled “You Are Here/Estás Aquí: A Public Art Activation Project.”
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Feb 10, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – With the upcoming renovation of the Here, Now and Always (HNA) exhibition at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), the museum and its staff are hard at work planning and executing the curation of the exhibition. There any many new and interactive sections that are planned to be installed during the restoration, however, MIAC is asking for the public’s help in acquiring one of their envisioned interactive objects.
MIAC is searching for a pre-21st century (Chevy or Ford) pick-up truck that is intended to be a part of the Language and Song section of HNA. The truck will serve as a focus object that will give visitors the option to sit in and hear music and languages form indigenous areas around the Southwest.
New Mexico Historic Sites | Feb 10, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) -- An art auction, Earth Day celebrations, Easter Sunday sunrise service, historic Mesilla Plaza tour, create art among the ruins, a night of stargazing, and exploration of the proud legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers are among the special events planned at New Mexico Historic Sites in March and April.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 6, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Alcoves 20/20 #3, the third installment of the New Mexico Museum of Art series of exhibitions – Alcoves 20/20 opens to the public on Saturday, February 15, 2020, and will be on exhibit through April 13, 2020. Public Reception will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020, from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. A conversation with the artists on Friday, April 3, 2020, starting at 5:30 p.m. Both events will be at the New Mexico Museum of Art, located at 107 W Palace Ave, in Santa Fe.
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Feb 6, 2020
National Hispanic Cultural Center | Feb 5, 2020
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Aspiring artists and those just looking for a fun, social, hands-on opportunity to create art can take advantage of the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s ¡Vamos al Museo! a free monthly morning of art-making for all ages.
Held in the Creative Classroom in the Pete V. Domenici Education Building on the NHCC campus, ¡Vamos al Museo! always includes a staff member or artist to lead the art-making workshops. The workshops are also timely, based on a theme. This month, the Feb. 1, ¡Vamos al Museo! was let by artist Lita Sandoval who helped guide the guests during a Valentine-themed workshop.
New Mexico History Museum | Feb 4, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico -- The New Mexico History Museum welcomes author Jack Loeffler Wednesday, February 19 at noon to talk about his new autobiography “Headed into the Wind: A Memoir. The talk and book-signing will be held in the History Museum auditorium. Headed into the Wind was just named one of the 2019 Southwest Books of the Year.
With the temperament of Santa Claus and the tenacity of a badger, Jack Loeffler reveals his compassion and concern for Southwestern traditional cultures and their respective habitats in the wake of Manifest Destiny. Working both as an individual and with comrades—including Edward Abbey and Gary Snyder, Loeffler was part of an early coterie of counter culturalists and environmentalists who fought to thwart the plunder of natural resources in the Southwest.
Department of Cultural Affairs | Feb 4, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel R. Zillmann as Marketing and Communications Manager. He has been a publicist at Unison Media since 2019 and recently served as Director of Media and Public Relations at The Santa Fe Opera.
New Mexico Museum of Art | Feb 3, 2020
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - The New Mexico Museum of Art is pleased to announce the installation of Berg XV, 2013/2014 by internationally acclaimed sculptor Tom Joyce, on Thursday, February 6, 2020.
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.