- 01/16/17 “Be the Dinosaur!” at Museum’s $5 Dollar First Friday Event Featuring Extended Museum Hours, Reduced Entry Fees, & Fun Family Activities
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) announces family-friendly First Friday evenings at the museum. Offered four times per year, on the first Friday of select months, the entire museum will be open in the evening at a reduced admission fee. These special evenings will focus on a current scientific topic or activity. The February 3, 2017 First Friday event will feature the museum’s temporary exhibit, Be the Dinosaur!
- 01/16/17 New Mexico Museum of Art hosts British Museum’s “Lines of Thought” International Debut
In late May 2017, Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum makes its international debut at the New Mexico Museum of Art, the first, and one of only two United States venues to host the exhibition. With works from a list that reads like a “who’s who" of international artists through the centuries, the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to better understand the thinking behind an artist’s drawing, comparing side by side drawings from master draftsmen across five centuries.
- 01/12/17 The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Announces Historic Site Closures for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces that all state historic sites will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 16, 2017: Jemez Historic Site, Fort Stanton Historic Site, Fort Selden Historic Site, Coronado Historic Site, El Camino Real Historic Trail Site, Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner, and Lincoln Historic Site.
- 01/12/17 Inaugural Platinum Music Awards Honoring New Mexico Music Legends Set for July 21 at the Lensic – Nominations Now Open
Department of Cultural Affairs sponsors award ceremony to honor New Mexico music legends and to benefit Solace Crisis Treatment Center and the New Mexico Music Commission. Nominations are accepted through February 15.
- 01/04/17 “Wild Music” to Soothe the Savage Beast Opens at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Exploring the Art and Science of Sound
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) announces Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life, a highly interactive new exhibition exploring evidence for the biological origins of music.
- 12/12/16 “I-Witness Culture”a Solo Exhibition of the Unique Brand of Work Of Frank Buffalo Hyde Opens at MIAC
Investigating the space between the ancient and the new, where Native Americans live today, “I-Witness Culture,” is an exhibition of fourteen paintings and three sculptures by Native American artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) opening at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
- 12/12/16 The Museum of International Folk Art Presents “Lloyd’s Treasure Chest: Focus on Folk Art”
After an extensive renovation, Sunday January 29, 2017, the Museum of International Folk Art will reopen Lloyd’s Treasure Chest: Folk Art in Focus. The gallery will offer visitors a place to explore, interact, and create folk art.
- 12/07/16 Annual Holiday Open House Starring the Gustave Baumann Marionettes
In 1932, the Baumann Marionette Christmas Show at the Museum became a cherished community tradition. Join us as we continue the community tradition at the New Mexico Museum of Art at our Annual Holiday Open House. This event is for all ages and is a round-robin of puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, gallery activities, refreshments and music by Barbershop Sounds. Marionette plays are one half-hour long, showing at 1:00pm and 3:00pm in the St. Francis Auditorium.
- 12/02/16 New Mobile App Offers Interactive Way to Find Your Place in the Land of Enchantment
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces the Cultural Atlas of New Mexico, an interactive mobile app that puts New Mexico’s historic and cultural points of interest in the palm of your hand.
- 11/30/16 The Art of the "Do"
A Very Special Look at How Native Peoples Maintain Their Unique Hairstyle Traditions and the Different Cultural Meanings of Those Expressions
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture presents “Native Hairstyles,” on Sunday, December 11, 2016, a day of demonstrations and a talk about the significance of Native American men’s and women’s hairstyles from multiple tribes and nations, including Tewa, Jemez, Santa Clara, San Felipe, Navajo, Hopi, Pawnee, and Laguna. The demonstrations begin at 10am and the presentation by all participants, including a Q & A with the audience, begins at 3pm. The event takes place in the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture classroom and the O’Keeffe Theater.
- 11/14/16 Master Apprenticeship Showcase and Holiday Pop Up Market Inspired by “Today’s Global Marketplace,” an Exhibition-in-the-Making
On Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, from 1pm to 4pm, the Museum of International Folk Art presents a Holiday Pop Up Market comprised of six New Mexican artists and their apprentices who have been working together for the past six months. The afternoon of activities and art sales will demonstrate the intergenerational transfer of knowledge, skills and spirit within the community of traditional jewelers, potters, and fiber artists of New Mexico.
- 11/01/16 The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Announces a Special Sendoff for StartUp, the First Museum Exhibition Dedicated to the History of the Microcomputer
StartUp is the first museum exhibition dedicated to the history of the microcomputer—the little machine that revolutionized the way we live, work and play. The gallery features one-of-a-kind artifacts, video and interactive displays, including “Rise of the Machines” —an immersive multimedia theater experience.
- 11/01/16 Reading is Fun Event at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
The Rotary Club of Albuquerque announces their annual Reading is Fun event at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS.) The event will take place on the Museum’s monthly free day, this Sunday, November 6, 2016, from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM.
- 10/28/16 Be With Me: A Small Exhibition of Large Paintings and Conversations in Painting, Early 20th Century to Post-War American Art Open at New Mexico Museum of Art
Two exhibitions centered around the medium of painting – one a brief historic overview the other reductive contemporary paintings by Nick Aguayo, Harmony Hammond and John Zurier. Conversations in Paintings sets a backdrop of 20th century artistic movements through which the 21 Century works in Be With Me can be appreciated. Be With Me: A Small Exhibition of Large Paintings and Conversations in Painting, Early 20th Century to Post- War American Art open at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Saturday, October 29, 2016 and runs through April 30, 2017. A free public opening will be held on Friday, October 28 from 5.30 to 7:30 pm.
- 10/26/16 Nature in Your Backyard Photo Competition Invited New Mexicans to Explore Their State and Submit Photos for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science NatureScapes Gallery
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (NMMNHS) NatureScapes gallery sponsors a photo contest each year that encourages contestants to examine and understand the natural beauty of New Mexico. This year’s theme, “Nature in Your Backyard” invited photographers to explore and re-discover the nature in their backyards.
- 10/24/16 Drawing the Line: The Early Work of Agnes Martin A free “First Friday” lecture
At 5:30 pm on Friday, November 4, Albuquerque author Christina Rosenberger will speak about artist Agnes Martin (1912-2004), an iconic figure in 20th century art with a continuing artistic legacy in New Mexico.
- 10/17/16 The Museum of International Folk Art Presents No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art
The Museum of International Folk Art presents No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art, the first large-scale museum exhibition dedicated to tramp art since 1975. The exhibition will present more than 150 examples of tramp art, concentrating on works from the United States, with additional examples from France, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Canada, Mexico and Brazil to demonstrate the far reach this art form has had. Additionally, the show will analyze and dismantle the myths and misperceptions about tramp art, particularly as they relate to assumptions related to class, quality, and the anonymity of the makers. No Idle Hands opens on March 12, 2017 and remains on display through September 16, 2018.
- 10/17/16 New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Announces New Children’s Exhibition in the Kiwanis Learning Garden Opening on October 31, 2016
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science announces a new exhibition created by children, installed outdoors in the Kiwanis Learning Garden, now open to the public for viewing.
- 10/05/16 Alcoves 16/17 #5, Fifth Exhibition in a Series of Seven Shows
The New Mexico Museum of Art’s fifth show in the Alcoves 16/17 series will open on October 15, 2016 and be on view through December 4, 2016 with a public opening reception on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The exhibition features works by Mira Burack, Kelly Eckel, Shaun Gilmore, Dara Mark, and Signe Stuart, selected by Katherine Ware, the museum’s curator of photography.
- 10/03/16 Natural History Museum Announces New Interactive Dinosaur Temporary Exhibit "Be the Dinosaur"
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science’s new traveling exhibit Be the Dinosaur™ is a state-of-the-art video game that allows visitors to explore some of the greatest mysteries of paleontology in a completely interactive way while walking through the Cretaceous period as a dinosaur. The six stations allow the visitor to forage through a virtual field searching for food and water while also avoiding attacks from other dinosaurs. Visitors of all ages can enter into the largest and most complex restoration of an extinct ecosystem ever created. The exhibit is set up in a way to help explain what a day in the life of a dinosaur was like and demonstrates how they might have lived. The exhibit is scheduled to open on Saturday October 1, 2016.