- 05/02/16 El Camino Real Historic Trail Site hosts its Second Annual Fiber Fair
El Camino Real Historic Trail Site hosts its Second Annual Fiber Fair, Saturday May 21 , 2016. The event is free and runs from 10 am to 4 pm. This Fiber Fair celebrates New Mexico’s rich and storied fiber arts tradition, featuring Native and traditional Pueblo artists demonstrating the use of cotton, willow, wool, and other materials in both textiles and basketry. Other traditions demonstrated will be Spanish, and early and contemporary American fiber arts. Among them; quilting and weaving, and two with related, fun kids’ hands-on activities—wool preparation (carding, spinning) and Spanish Colcha embroidery.
- 05/02/16 Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders
Part of Santa Fe’s Lowrider Summer Rolls into town May 21 The New Mexico Museum of Art celebrates the artistic influence of lowriders on contemporary New Mexico artists in Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders. Responding to this unique cultural icon in photographs, paintings, sculptures, and videos, this exhibition demonstrates the importance of lowriders as a rich subject for artistic inspiration. The artists in Con Cariño explore issues of family, gender, religion, and community, some coming to lowriders as outsiders and others using lowriders to explore their own heritage and traditions. The exhibition opens with a free-to-the-public reception on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 5:30 pm, and is on view May 21 through Oct. 9, 2016.
- 04/29/16 A Summer of Fun at the Museum of International Folk Art
Come one, come all... step right up and enjoy yourselves from Morris Circus to Flamenco to Sacred Realm... we’ve got it all and for all ages!
- 04/28/16 Alcoves 16/17 #2
Featuring works by artists Philip Augustin, Stephen Davis, Kathrine Lee, Walter Robinson and Jack Slentz. Through June 3, 2016. The ‘Alcoves’ exhibitions are a distinctive feature of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Alcoves 16/17 is a series of seven rotations over the course of a year which will include thirty-five artists in total from across New Mexico. Five artists will show for seven weeks. Artist Gallery Talk - Friday May 6, 2016 - 5:30 to 6:30pm - Lively and engaging in gallery conversation with the artists from the Alcoves 16/17 #2.
- 04/11/16 Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art
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. 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. 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.
- 04/04/16 Screening of Citizen Min in New Mexico by Holly Yasui
The documentary film-in-progress, Citizen Min in New Mexico, by Holly Yasui, commemorates a little known hero of the Japanese American civil rights movement, Minoru Yasui, who was recently awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom. The film also presents a historic encounter between Min and Senator Pete Domenici in Albuquerque in 1984. Starting with a program on Friday May 6, 5:30-7:30pm at the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Min’s daughter, Holly Yasui, will be in New Mexico to tour a two-hour program that includes:
- A free screening of selected scenes from Holly Yasui’s Citizen Min in New Mexico, a documentary film-in-progress on her father.
- Live readings from Holly Yasui’s biographical play, Citizen Min, which depicts Minoru Yasui, an idealistic young lawyer in 1942
- A “talk back” between Holly Yasui and the audience
- 04/01/16 A Fragile Legacy: Earthen Architecture in New Mexico
Jake Barrow, program director at Cornerstones Community Partnerships, speaks on “A Fragile Legacy: Earthen Architecture in New Mexico” at 6 pm on Friday, April 1. The lecture in the History Museum auditorium underscores the importance of ongoing restoration projects at the Palace of the Governors, a National Historic Treasure and one of the most visible adobe structures in the state. Barrow and other Cornerstones staff are consultants to the museum on that project. This is a Free First Friday Evening event. Admission to the History Museum and Palace is free to everyone from 5–8 pm.
- 03/16/16 Free Lecture: Becoming a Global Artist
All New Mexico artists interested in marketing their artwork globally are invited to a free lecture at Albuquerque’s historic Kimo Theatre for a lecture by successful commercial artist Ray Troll.
- 03/15/16 Three Eminent Native Women Artists to be Honored at MIAC during Women’s History Month
The lives and contributions of distinguished artists Margarete Bagshaw, Josephine Myers-Wapp, and Jeri Ah-be-hill will be celebrated at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture as part of Women’s History Month. The free with museum admission program will be on Saturday, March 26 from 1 to 4 pm. The legacies of Santa Clara artist Margarete Bagshaw, Comanche educator and master craftsperson Josephine Myers-Wapp, and Kiowa/Comanche arts dealer and arts educator Jeri Ah-be-hill, all recently deceased, have had a profound impact in the areas of Native American painting, textile and clothing design, as well as Native arts marketing. Each contributed to ensuring a vibrant future for indigenous arts and their presence in the field will be greatly missed. Join us to celebrate their lives with a free program featuring stories and a selection of short films presented by family members and colleagues. A reception follows the presentations.
- 03/10/16 Dancing to remember
From offering caregivers an hour of respite to discovering new wells of creativity, the acclaimed Alzheimer’s Poetry Project has spent the last decade developing techniques to reach people with memory illnesses through literature, performance, art and museum exhibits. Now you can learn techniques focused on movement and dance to reach learners of all abilities. Join us on Saturday, April 9, from 10 am to 1:30 pm, when the New Mexico History Museum and the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project present “Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care: A Day of Learning.” The workshop will be held at the History Museum, 113 Lincoln Avenue, on the Santa Fe Plaza. A registration fee of $25 includes a light breakfast. Continuing Education Units are available. To register, go to www.dementiaarts.com, or call (505) 577-2250. Seating is limited, so reserve a spot today.
- 03/09/16 April Events at the New Mexico History Museum
Learn about preserving adobe structures (including our beloved Palace of the Governors), learn to tackle risk, take a historical stroll, and enjoy family-friendly activities. It’s all in April at the History Museum.
- 03/08/16 Finding a Contemporary Voice: The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA
May 21 – October 10, 2016 Taking a Fritz Scholder group portrait of IAIA faculty and the legacy of the institution’s first artistic director, Lloyd Kiva New, as starting points, Finding a Contemporary Voice: The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA includes work from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection by IAIA faculty and alumni from the 1960s to the present such as Scholder, Neil Parsons, T.C. Cannon, Melanie Yazzie, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, and Will Wilson. The Museum of Art’s free to the public exhibition opening is on Friday, May 20, 2016. The exhibition is open May 21, 2016 through Oct. 10, 2016.
- 03/07/16 Assumed Identities: Photographs by Anne Noggle
Pilot, photographer, professor, and poet, Anne Noggle (1922-2005) began her groundbreaking career as a photographer late in life but quickly gained recognition for her witty and honest work. Assumed Identities: Photographs by Anne Noggle opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Saturday, April 2, 2016 and runs through September 11, 2016. A free to the public opening is on Friday, April 1 from 5.30 to 7.30pm.
- 03/03/16 ALCOVES 16/17
Alcoves 16/17 opens March 4, 2016 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. This will be the first in a series of seven alcove exhibitions that concludes on March 26, 2017. Each of the seven rotations will highlight five artists at various career stages and working in New Mexico today. In this first of seven exhibitions, artists working in all media will be featured; Scott Anderson, Gloria Graham, Scott Greene, Herbert Lotz, and Bonnie Lynch.
- 03/02/16 A Fragile Legacy: Earthen Architecture in New Mexico
Jake Barrow, acting executive director at Cornerstones Community Partnerships, speaks on “A Fragile Legacy: Earthen Architecture in New Mexico” at 6 pm on Friday, April 1. The lecture will compare and contrast the challenges of preserving earthen architecture using several case studies, including the evolution of the Palace of the Governors, a National Historic Treasure and one of the most visible adobe structures in the state. Barrow and other Cornerstones staff are participating with the museum on educational initiatives focusing on the preservation of New Mexico’s earthen architectural heritage. This is a Free First Friday Evening event in the History Museum auditorium. Admission to the History Museum and Palace is free to everyone from 5–8 pm.
- 02/18/16 March into History
Enter spring like a history lion by attending special events in March that range from Pancho Villa to colcha embroidery, 17th-century books, and a new exhibit with portraits of Santa Feans.
- 02/17/16 Family Archaeology Sundays at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Geared to families, this series allows visitors to learn about ancient technologies and traditional arts developed by Native peoples thousands of years ago using the natural resources around them. All four programs are on Sundays at 1pm and free with museum admission. New Mexico residents with ID free on Sundays. Youth 16 and under and MNMF members always free. 710 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe. For more information the public may call 505-476-1269 or visit IndianArtsAndCulture.org
- 02/17/16 Children’s Museum joins History Museum for a special summer camp
To bring extra oomph to this year’s Time Trekkers Summer Camp, the New Mexico History Museum has crafted a partnership with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. During the weeklong camp, History Museum educators will work with volunteers and staff from the Children’s Museum, mostly at the History Museum. One day will be spent at the Children’s Museum, where participants will learn about different kinds of 18th-century foods, bake in an horno, and explore traditional plants in the gardens.
- 02/16/16 Pancho Villa and the U.S. Army: A Training Ground for World War I
To commemorate this year’s 100th anniversary of Pancho Villa’s attack on Columbus, NM, the New Mexico History Museum hosts a special lecture by noted author and photographer Jeff Lowdermilk and Helen Patton, granddaughter of General Patton. “Pancho Villa and the U.S. Army: A Training Ground for World War I” is at 2 pm on Sunday, March 6, in the museum auditorium. Seating is limited. The lecture is free with admission; Sundays are free to NM residents.
- 02/11/16 El Palacio Magazine Announces Candace Walsh As New Editor in Chief
El Palacio magazine, the country’s oldest museum magazine at 102 and counting, is pleased to announce the hire of Candace Walsh as Editor in Chief. El Palacio reflects the work of New Mexico’s four state museums in Santa Fe; its eight New Mexico Historic Sites; and its singular Office of Archaeological Studies and is considered the source for knowledge about the art, history and culture of the Southwest.