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May 3, 2017
Brainpower & Brownbags
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Uneasy Riders: Hippies, Hopper, and the 1960s and 1970s Counterculture in New Mexico

Lecture by Dr. Lois Rudnick, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts Boston

Meem room

Free event

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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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May 5, 2017
Film Screening
New Mexico Museum of Art
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE: A Land Art Film

Screening of Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film. (74 minutes). Followed by a discussion by Postcommodity. St. Francis Auditorium.

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May 5, 2017
Music at the Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ethran Chkhiro plays music rooted in classical guitar and profoundly inspired by the Moroccan sounds he grew up with as well as the environment he now inhabits. 5-7pm. Free.

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May 5, 2017
Public Exhibition Opening at the Governor’s Gallery
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision

Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision exhibition will be on display in the Governor’s Gallery on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol. Two receptions are planned and all are welcome. The opening reception is scheduled for May 5, 2017, from 3pm to 5pm, and a reception during Indian Market week is scheduled for Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 3pm to 5pm.

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May 6, 2017
8th Annual Folk Art Flea
Museum of International Folk Art
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
not your typical flea market

A dazzling array of folk art treasures

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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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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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May 12, 2017
Letters About Literature Awards Ceremony
New Mexico State Library

The New Mexico State Library announced the state level champions of the 2017 Letters About Literature competition. This annual writing contest for young readers in grades 4 through 12 is made possible by a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and is administered nationally by the Library of Congress Center for the Book. 

Letters About Literature encourages young readers in grades 4 -12 to read a book and write a personal letter to the author explaining how the book changed or shaped their perspective on themselves or the world. The New Mexico State Library manages the state level program and submits a champion to the national competition for each of the three levels.

Raven Callaway-Kidd, a fifth grade student at Turquoise Trail Elementary in Santa Fe, is the Level 1 champion. Raven wrote her letter to Holly Schindler about her book, The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky.

Natashia McDonald, an eighth grade student at Des Moines Municipal Schools in Des Moines, is the Level 2 champion. Her letter is addressed to The Fault in Our Stars author, John Green.

Rebekah Hildebrant, an eleventh grade student at Arrowhead Park Medical Academy in Las Cruces, is the Level 3 champion. Rebekah wrote her letter to Rick Riordan about his books The Lightning Thief and The House of Hades.

From 52 New Mexico state finalists, the state judges selected three champions, three second place writers, three third place writers, and seven honorable mention letters. Champions, second and third place winners, and honorable mention recipients will be honored at the State Capitol on May 12 at 1:30 PM in the Rotunda. Secretary Gonzales and State Librarian Peiffer will congratulate the students and the state champions, who receive a $150 cash prize, will read their letters aloud. 

 

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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 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017
NM FIBER CRAWL
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
DOCENT LED WEAVING TOUR

MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS AND CULTURE PARTICIPATION IN NM FIBER CRAWL

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  www.NMFiberCrawl.org

SATURDAY, MAY 13TH DOCENT GUIDED TOUR ON WEAVING 2:00 PM (HNA GALLERY)

SUNDAY, MAY 14TH DOCENT GUIDED TOUR ON WEAVING 2:00 PM (HNA GALLERY)

 

RAFFLE PRIZE: SPIDER WOMAN’S GIFT BOOK AND JEWELS OF THE NAVAJO LOOM: THE RUGS OF TEEC NOS POS

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May 14, 2017
Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest public opening
New Mexico History Museum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Be one of the first to see Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest. The exhibit spans the decades of the 60s and 70s exploring the influx of young people to New Mexico and the subsequent collision of cultures. Through archival footage, oral histories, photography, ephemera and artifacts, co-curators Meredith Davidson and Jack Loeffler take the visitor on a journey exploring this cultural revolution and ask how these forms of rebellion inform the ways we think about contemporary social and political questions today.

 

Refreshments courtesy of the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation from 2-4pm. Free with admission. 

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May 14, 2017
An Evening with Gary Snyder, Hosted by Jack Loeffler
New Mexico History Museum
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The man known as the “the Godfather of Counterculture,” Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder ignites Santa Fe’s 50th anniversary celebration of the Summer of Love with this special kick-off event. Via poetry, prose, and personal stories, Snyder will share his perspective and experiences on the rise of the countercultural West Coast scene, the cross-pollination between the California and New Mexico scenes from the 1950s to the present, and his role as a literary godfather to those who sought alternatives to the mainstream.

Immediately following the presentation, there will be a book-signing in the lobby hosted by the Collected Works Bookstore. Snyder will sign selected books; Jack Loeffler, Meredith Dacidson and several contributors will sign their new book, "Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest" published by the Museum of New Mexico Press. 

Snyder’s keynote address launches this summer’s multi-venue multi-partner cultural collaboration, Be Here Now: Summer of Love Santa Fe and coincides with the opening day of the exhibition Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest at the New Mexico History Museum. 

This event will be at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25 and available at http://tickets.ticketssantafe.org/ 

Proceeds help support the New Mexico History Museum’s public programs and exhibitions. 

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May 14, 2017
NM FIBER CRAWL 2017
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
MIAC DOCENT WEAVING TOUR

MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS AND CULTURE PARTICIPATION IN NM FIBER CRAWL

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  www.NMFiberCrawl.org

SATURDAY, MAY 13TH DOCENT GUIDED TOUR ON WEAVING 2:00 PM (HNA GALLERY)

SUNDAY, MAY 14TH DOCENT GUIDED TOUR ON WEAVING 2:00 PM (HNA GALLERY)

 

RAFFLE PRIZE: SPIDER WOMAN’S GIFT BOOK AND JEWELS OF THE NAVAJO LOOM: THE RUGS OF TEEC NOS POS

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

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.

Participation in this - and other Friends of Indian Art events - requires membership in the FIA.

Not an FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.

 

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May 18, 2017
Free Kundalini Yoga at the New Mexico History Museum
New Mexico History Museum
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Bring your mat, your mind and your body for a free monthly third Thursday Kundalini yoga class in conjunction with Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest. As was taught by Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini yoga is an ancient technology of developing harmony in body, mind and spirit through gentle yogic stretches, energizing breathing and calming meditation. Classes are free (donations welcome), open to everybody and fun. Please bring a mat or a blanket to the Meem Community Room and arrive at least 5-10 minutes before class begins.

Classes taught by Kirpal S. Khalsa an accredited Kundalini Yoga Trainer, Minister of Sikh Dharma and involved member of the Espanola Sikh Community.

No registration required.

Questions? Email: drkripalsingh@yahoo.com 

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May 18, 2017
The Presence of Women
New Mexico Museum of Art
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Women in the Arts in New Mexico and Arizona

Dr. Julie Sasse will give an overview of the many women artists and gallerists in the Southwest.

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

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

Start your Memorial Day weekend with a free showing of 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 26, 2017
Lincoln After Dark
Lincoln Historic Site
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Murder and Mayhem Along America’s Most Dangerous Street

Join us for the second installment of our Lincoln After Dark tours!

The history of Lincoln, New Mexico is mired with acts of revenge, tragic accidents, vigilante justice, and senseless violence. Between 1870 and 1886, more than fifty people met a violent end along this quarter-mile long stretch of dusty road. This fact led President Rutherford B. Hayes to declare Lincoln’s main thoroughfare as “The Most Dangerous Street in America.” Hundreds more were killed throughout the region during a time when feuds were most often settled at gunpoint, lawmen were oftentimes involved with the criminals they swore to apprehend, and danger lurked around every one of life’s corners.

Please call 575-653-4025 to reserve your tickets. Space is limited so please call to RSVP.

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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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May 27, 2017
Public Lecture
New Mexico Museum of Art
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a special presentation about our latest exhibition, Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum.

Book signing in lobby following lecture.

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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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