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May 2017 Events & Exhibitions

May 28, 2017
Jammin’ at Jemez
Jemez Historic Site
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Day-long concert event featuring traditional Native American song in the morning and a modern musical act in the afternoon.


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May 27, 2017
Early Bird 
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival

Be first to purchase museum-quality artwork from more than 200 Native Treasures artists.

 


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May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival Show
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Native Treasures is one of the premier Native American art shows in the United States and attracts more than 6,000 knowledgeable collectors and art enthusiasts every year. 

 


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May 27, 2017
Reggae on the River – Free Concert
Coronado Historic Site
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Day-long concert event featuring traditional Native American song in the morning and a modern musical act in the afternoon.


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Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum

May 27, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art

The exhibition examines the many ways artists have used drawing as a means of recording and provoking thought from the fifteenth century to today .The internationally recognized line-up of artists is a ‘who’s who’ of artists through the centuries. The exhibition includes work by artists as diverse as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Albrecht Dürer, Piet Mondrian, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Franz Kline and Rachel Whiteread. Combining work from master artists of the past with artists working today, clearly demonstrates the common thread of drawing as the basis for creation. Drawing is one of the most effective mediums for the immediate expression and representation of an artist’s ideas. Drawing often serves as the starting point for other creative arts including painting, sculpture, even basic engineering design and architecture. The exhibition will help visitors to explore the range inherent in the medium of drawing and may even inspire them to draw as well.


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Opening Reception

May 26, 2017
Opening Reception
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum


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May 26, 2017
Native Treasures
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pre-Show Celebration and Benefit

Native Treasures artists, 2017 MIAC Living Treasure Judy Naranjo and event sponsors come together for a special celebratory event kick-off and opportunity to purchase unique “Shared Stories” themed artwork made exclusively for this evening. 


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May 25, 2017
Member Preview: Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now from the Collection of the British Museum
Museum of New Mexico Foundation
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art is the first of only two US venues for this exhibition which uncovers the process and practice of drawing by famed artists such as Dürer, Degas, Michelangelo, Matisse, Rembrandt and Riley. This exhibition studies their complex thinking, giving us fresh insight into the creative impulse of some of the world’s greatest artists.


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May 25, 2017
The Circles First Look: Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now from the Collection of the British Museum
Museum of New Mexico Foundation
New Mexico Museum of Art

The Circles members will be the first to see this exhition which uncovers the process and practice of drawing by famed artists such as Dürer, Degas, Michelangelo, Matisse, Rembrandt and Riley. This exhibition studies their complex thinking, giving us fresh insight into the creative impulse of some of the world’s greatest artists.


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May 23, 2017
New Deal Art and Architecture in Santa Fe
New Mexico History Museum

May 22, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017
Dig Kuaua
Coronado Historic Site
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Explore the ruins of Kuaua Pueblo with archaeologists from the Office of Archaeological Studies.


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Families Make History workshop

May 21, 2017
Families Make History workshop
New Mexico History Museum
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Be inspired by Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest to express yourself in a pretty groovy way. Bring your own prewashed white t-shirt or canvas shoes. Learn how to use permanent markers to create fabulous tie dye like designs.

Seating and materials limited.

Free.


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Annual Artist Studio Tour

May 20, 2017
Annual Artist Studio Tour
New Mexico Museum of Art
Sanitary Tortilla Factory in Albuquerque

May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Hopi Weekend at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology
Office of Archaeological Studies

The Lalo family from the village of Hotevilla on Third Mesa will give an extended presentation on Hopi culture, farming, and art during this two-day event at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology. The first day will focus on Hopi dry-farming methods and the second day will be an introduction to several Hopi craft types including kachina carving, basket weaving, and ceremonial clothing weaving.


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May 18, 2017
Mark Bahti - Hopi Katsinas: From the Outside Looking In
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Please join us as Mark Bahti shares his knowledge of Hopi katsinas. There are a number of ways to appreciate Hopi katsina carvings, and many levels of understanding and misunderstanding. He will explore the subject extensively. Mark grew up in the Indian arts business. His first trip to Hopi was to the Snake Dance when he was about 9 months old. His relationships there now span 4 and even 5 generations.


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Voices of the Counterculture in the Southwest

May 14, 2017 - Feb 11, 2018
Voices of the Counterculture in the Southwest
New Mexico History Museum

2nd Annual Bosque Redondo Memorial Gourd Dance

May 13, 2017
2nd Annual Bosque Redondo Memorial Gourd Dance
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner
10:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Healing the Past for our Children’s Future

Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial is hosting their Second Annual Gourd Dance on Saturday May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Beginning at 8:30 p.m., Joe Tohonnie Jr. and the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers will be performing their fire dance to close the ceremonies.

Additionally, there will be respected speakers, traditional foods, and craft vendors from both the Mescalero Apache Tribe and the Navajo Nation present.  Admission is free. Please join us and let the healing begin.


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May 13, 2017
Member Preview: Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest
Museum of New Mexico Foundation
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Mexico History Museum

Members will be first to see this imaginative exhibition exploring the pilgrimage of young people who sought an alternative way of life at burgeoning communes during the 1960s and 70s in New Mexico and the social and civil rights movements of the era. Topics include issues of justice and identity and countering social norms.


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May 12, 2017 - May 15, 2017
Salinas Pueblos Trip
Office of Archaeological Studies


A four-day tour of the spectacular pueblo and mission ruins in the Salinas area of central New Mexico. Formerly populated by both the Tompiro and Tiwa tribes, the Salinas area has long been regarded as a cultural crossroads between traditional Puebloan cultures to the north, Plains cultures to the east, and the Mogollon culture to the south.


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May 11, 2017
The Circles First Look: Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest
Museum of New Mexico Foundation
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
New Mexico History Museum

The Circles members will be first to see this imaginative exhibition exploring the pilgrimage of young people who sought an alternative way of life at burgeoning communes during the 1960s and 70s in New Mexico and the social and civil rights movements of the era. Topics include issues of justice and identity and countering social norms.


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First Sunday- NM residents Free

May 7, 2017
First Sunday- NM residents Free
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico resident free day!


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8th Annual Folk Art Flea

May 6, 2017
8th Annual Folk Art Flea
Museum of International Folk Art
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
not your typical flea market

A dazzling array of folk art treasures


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May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Members Shops Extra Discount Weekend
Museum of New Mexico Foundation

Members are invited to shop at the five museum shops this weekend and enjoy an extra 10% member discount.  Members will receive 20% off and members of The Circles will receive 25% off.


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2017 Native Treasures Artist Exhibition

May 5, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017
2017 Native Treasures Artist Exhibition
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Opening on May 5, 2017, and on display through September 2017, the exhibition will honor each Living Treasure’s body of work to-date. The Governor’s Gallery will feature the work of celebrated Living Treasures: Robert Tenorio (2006), Mike Bird-Romero (2007), Connie Tsosie Gaussoin (2008), Upton Ethelbah, Jr. (2009), Lonnie Vigil (2010), Roxanne Swentzell (2011), Tony Abeyta (2012), Tammy Garcia (2013), Joe & Althea Cajero (2014) Keri Atuambi & Teri Greeves (2015), Dan Namingha (2016), and current Living Treasure, Jody Naranjo (2017).    


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Imagining New Mexico

Apr 8, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
Imagining New Mexico
New Mexico Museum of Art

Over the past century artists have imagined and reimagined New Mexico through their work. The New Mexico Museum of Art presents an exhibition of work from the collection that investigates how artists in New Mexico have responded to key themes as they relate to the state’s identity. New Mexico, like all places, is as much an idea as it is a geographical location. This exhibition considers how the states identity was formed by various, sometimes fantastical and often contradictory interpretations of the areas land, traditions, and histories. Imagining New Mexico does not presume to be a complete survey of the history of the state, but instead a collection of fantasies about what New Mexico has come to mean for artists over time. 


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Art Walking Tours

Apr 3, 2017 - Nov 27, 2017
Art Walking Tours
New Mexico Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Mondays April - November.


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Discount tickets for 2017 International Folk Art Market

Apr 1, 2017 - Jun 15, 2017
Discount tickets for 2017 International Folk Art Market
Museum of International Folk Art
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
International Folk Art Market| Santa Fe

ADVANCE TICKETS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET SANTA FE JULY 14, 15 AND 16, 2017


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Jody Naranjo: Revealing Joy

Apr 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
Jody Naranjo: Revealing Joy
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture will host a solo exhibition featuring the work of current Living Treasure, prolific Santa Clara pueblo potter Jody Naranjo, in the lobby of the museum.


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Light Tight : New Work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern

Mar 25, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
Light Tight : New Work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern
New Mexico Museum of Art

Artists Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern investigate the basic materials of photography and subvert the idea of photographic representation and the commercialization of the medium. The title of the show refers to the need to keep light sensitive material covered up, or “light tight,” until it is ready to be used. 


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Cady Wells: Ruminations

Mar 25, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
Cady Wells: Ruminations
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art, in partnership with The Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK, presents the dynamic and psychologically penetrating watercolor paintings of Cady Wells (1904-1954). This group of more than 25 works features Wells’ uniquely modernist interpretations of Southwestern landforms and cultural-religious traditions. Born to a traditional, well-to-do New England family, Wells settled in northern New Mexico beginning in 1932. There, his art took on the complex layering of a spirit inspired by music, calligraphy and stained glass, but traumatized by active WWII combat, sexual intolerance, and Atomic bomb experiments at Los Alamos, just 12 miles from where he lived and painted. Such mid-century influences marked his increasingly surrealist style with equal parts rapture and disquietude.


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 No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art

Mar 12, 2017 - Sep 16, 2018
No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art
Museum of International Folk Art

Tramp art is the product of industry, a style of woodworking from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that made use of discarded cigar boxes and fruit crates that were notched and layered to make a variety of domestic objects.


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Frank Buffalo Hyde: I-Witness Culture

Feb 3, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018
Frank Buffalo Hyde: I-Witness Culture
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) believes it is the artist’s responsibility to represent the times in which they live. Transforming street art techniques into fine art practices, his humorous and acerbic narrative artworks do exactly that. In I-Witness Culture, Hyde investigates the space where Native Americans exist today: between the ancient and the new; between the accepted truth and the truth; between the known and the unknown. Hyde, who created fourteen paintings and three sculptures for I-Witness, divides his contemporary narrative into three sections: Paranormal: The Truth is Out There; Selfie Skndns; and In-Appropriate.

Pre-millennium, if you asked anyone if Native Americans existed, they would tell you only in the past, in black and white photos. They are almost extinct, they would say, and their lands are gone. If you ever meet one, ask if you can touch their hair, take a picture of them as proof that you actually saw one—like Bigfoot they exist beyond the scope of normal experience.

Post-millennium, Native Americans are part of the digital age, the selfie age, where if something hasn’t been posted to social media, it never happened. We are sharing information at a rate that has never been possible before in human history: We no longer just experience reality; we filter reality through our electronic devices. Today’s Native artists use technology as a tool of Indigenous activism, a means to document, and a form of validation.

In a nation obsessed with sameness—afraid of difference—popular culture homogenizes indigenous cultures, "honoring" us with fashion lines, misogynistic music videos, or offensive mascots and Halloween costumes. Today, these stereotypes and romantic notions are irrelevant as a new generation of Native American artists uses social media to let the world know who they are. Today, we are the observers, as well as the observed. We are here, we are educated, and we define Indian art.

 

 

 


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Lloyd’s Treasure Chest

Jan 29, 2017 - Jan 29, 2018
Lloyd’s Treasure Chest
Museum of International Folk Art
Discover Folk Art Treasures!

Take the Vehicle to the Vault


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NM Seniors Free

Dec 7, 2016 - Dec 27, 2017
NM Seniors Free
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Mexico residents age 60 and over are admitted free every Wednesday


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Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar

Oct 14, 2016 - Oct 14, 2017
Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar
New Mexico History Museum

From the 1880s into the early 20th century, cigar manufacturers provided an avenue for the lithographic arts to flourish. Layering up to 10 colors in a stone-lithography process and even adding gold embellishments and stamped embossings, the images sold cigars through romantic landscapes, Western adventures, and hot-blooded señoritas. In Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar, opening Oct. 7, 2016 (precise closing date to be determined), Palace Press Curator Thomas Leech shares primo examples to showcase the rich breadth of artwork created during the golden age of cigar box labels.


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Docent Training

Sep 28, 2016 - May 24, 2017
Docent Training
New Mexico Museum of Art
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

For more information or to apply, please contact Sara Van Note, Volunteer Coordinator, at 476-5075 or email sara.vannote@state.nm.us.


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Agnes Martin and Me

Aug 5, 2016 - Aug 5, 2017
Agnes Martin and Me
New Mexico History Museum

Shrouded in myth, the artist Agnes Martin (1912-2004), an iconic figure in 20th-century art, was emotionally and artistically tortured, exquisitely sensitive yet socially inept. Canadian born, she started to make a name for herself in the New York art scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s, but in 1967, abandoned her career for a reclusive life in the New Mexico desert. She did not return to her work for nearly a decade.

Several years after she began creating art again, photographer Donald Woodman met her and remained a fixture in her life from 1977 through 1984. In Agnes Martin and Me, an exhibit opening August 5 at the New Mexico History Museum (precise closing date to be determined), Woodman shares his photographs of their time together. The exhibit accompanies his new book, Agnes Martin and Me (Lyon Art Books; May 2016), which reveals the raw, unveiled person he knew in the seven rollercoaster years of their constant contact.


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Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art

Jul 17, 2016 - Oct 22, 2017
Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Sponge Bob Square Pants, Pac Man, and Curious George, all sporting a particularly Native American twist, are just a few images from popular mainstream culture seen in the exhibition, Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art.

The free to the public opening for Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is on July 17, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm and the show runs through October 22, 2017.

Featuring nearly 100 objects by more than fifty artists from the museum’s collections as well as others borrowed from collectors and artists, the work on view in Into the Future will be in such various media as traditional clothing and jewelry, pottery and weaving, photography and video, through to comics, and on into cyberspace.

 


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Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Market Place

Jul 3, 2016 - Jan 8, 2018
Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Market Place
Museum of International Folk Art
in the Mark Naylor & Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience

The  Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience is an experimental gallery inside the Museum of International Folk Art where the public is invited to help shape the content and form of the exhibition in real tme.


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FLAMENCO: From Spain to New Mexico

Nov 22, 2015 - Sep 10, 2017
FLAMENCO: From Spain to New Mexico
Museum of International Folk Art
In the Hispanic Heritage Wing

Passionate, fiery, sensual, intense In-depth examination of the history and culture of flamenco dance and music.

The Museum of International Folk Art presents Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico, the most comprehensive exhibition to celebrate and study this living tradition as an art form. The exhibition opened November 22, 2015 and runs through September 10, 2017.  More than 150 objects are featured. Among them, items once used by renowned artists Encarnación López y Júlvez “La Argentinita”, José Greco, and Vicente Romero and María Benítez (both from New Mexico). In addition to other stunning loans from private collectors will be those from the museum’s expansive permanent collection.


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Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time

Oct 25, 2015 - May 7, 2017
Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

For the first time in Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time, large prints of Heisey’s stunning images will be paired directly with the Lindberghs’. The exhibition opens October 25, 2015 and runs through May 7, 2017 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

During 2007 and 2008, flying at alarmingly low altitudes and slow speeds, Adriel Heisey leaned out the door of his light plane, and holding his camera with both hands, re-photographed some of the Southwest’s most significant archaeological sites that Charles Lindbergh and his new bride Anne photographed in 1929.


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Daily Docent Tours

Jan 2, 2015 - Dec 2, 2017
Daily Docent Tours
New Mexico Museum of Art

Enjoy a tour of the museum by one of our volunteer docents. Call 505-476-5063 for times.


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Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy

Long Term Exhibition
Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy
New Mexico History Museum

Will Rogers noted that Fred Harvey “kept the West in food—and wives.” But the company’s Harvey Girls are by no means its only legacy. From the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway’s 1879 arrival in New Mexico to the 1970 demolition of Albuquerque’s Alvarado Hotel, the Fred Harvey name and its company’s influence have been felt across New Mexico, not to mention the American West. The company and its New Mexico establishments served as the stage on which people such as Mary Colter were able to fashion an “authentic” tourist experience, along with Herman Schweizer who helped drive the direction of Native American jewelry and crafts as an industry.

Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, a new section that joins the New Mexico History Museum’s main exhibit, Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now, helps tell those stories. Opening December 7, Setting the Standard uses artifacts from the museum’s collection, images from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives and loans from other museums and private collectors. Focusing on the rise of the Fred Harvey Company as a family business and events that transpired specifically in the Land of Enchantment, the tale will leave visitors with an understanding of how the Harvey experience resonates in our Southwest today.


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Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

Long Term Exhibition
Multiple Visions: A Common Bond
Museum of International Folk Art
Longterm

"I believe we should preserve this evidence of the past, not as a pattern for sentimental imitation, but as nourishment for the creative spirit of the present."

- Alexander Girard


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Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time

Long Term Exhibition
Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time
New Mexico History Museum
The archaeological and historic roots of America’s oldest capital city

Now 400 years old, Santa Fe was once an infant city on the remote frontier.  Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time, on long-term exhibit in the Palace of the Governors, explores the archaeological evidence and historical documentation of the City Different before the Spanish arrived, as well as at the settling of the first colony in San Gabriel del Yungue, the founding of Santa Fe and its first 100 years as New Mexico’s first capital.

Co-curated by Josef Diaz of the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and Stephen Post of the DCA/Office of Archaeological Studies, Santa Fe Found collects more than 160 artifacts from four historic sites, along with maps, documents, household goods, weaponry and religious objects. Together, they tell the story of cultural encounters between early colonists and the Native Americans who had long called this place home.


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Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now

Long Term Exhibition
Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now
New Mexico History Museum

Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now, the main exhibition of the New Mexico History Museum, sweeps across more than 500 years of stories - from early Native inhabitants to today's residents - told through artifacts, films, photographs, computer interactives, oral histories and more. Together, they breath life into the people who made the American West: Native Americans, Spanish colonists, Mexican traders, Santa Fe Trail riders, fur trappers, outlaws, railroad men, scientists, hippies and artists.

 


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Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción

Long Term Exhibition
Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción
New Mexico History Museum

Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción contains bultos, retablos, and crucifijos dating from the late 1700s to 1900 which illustrate the distinctive tradition of santo making in New Mexico introduced by settlers from Mexico.
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Segesser Hide Paintings

Long Term Exhibition
Segesser Hide Paintings
New Mexico History Museum

Though the source of the Segesser Hide Paintings is obscure, their significance cannot be clearer: the hides are rare examples of the earliest known depictions of colonial life in the United States. Moreover, the tanned and smoothed hides carry the very faces of men whose descendants live in New Mexico today...
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The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery

Long Term Exhibition
The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

The Buchsbaum Gallery features each of the Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona in a selection of pieces that represent the development of a community tradition. In addition, a changing area of the gallery, entitled Traditions Today highlights the evolving contemporary traditions of the ancient art of pottery making.
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Here, Now and Always

Long Term Exhibition
Here, Now and Always
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Here, Now, and Always is a major exhibition based on eight years of collaboration among Native American elders, artists, scholars, teachers, writers and museum professionals. Voices of fifty Native Americans guide visitors through the Southwest's indigenous communities and their challenging landscapes. More than 1,300 artifacts from the Museum's collections are displayed accompanied by poetry, story, song and scholarly discussion.
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