- 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.
- 10/03/16 The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Announces New Programs and Schedule Changes
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science announces the presentation of two special programs designed to expand access to the Museum and Tuesday closures designed to provide more flexibility in after hour access. The first special program "Afternoon Science Adventures" celebrating National Fossil Day will be held on October 12, 2016 from 3pm to 6pm. The second special program "Startup Sendoff" will be held on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 5:30pm to 9:00pm to bid farewell to "StartUp," the Museum’s computer revolution exhibition. The Museum will be closed every Tuesday beginning on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
- 10/03/16 Fright Night at the Natural Museum
Leave the kids at home, and enjoy a Halloween party just for adults on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7pm - 11pm at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. There will be dancing and a cash bar (cash only) in the atrium of the museum and scary delicious food truck goodies will be available on site. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, fractal shows will be held in the Planetarium for $5, and there will be a screening of the original "Nightmare on Elm St." on the giant screen in the Dynatheater for $5. This event is for adults 21 and older and a valid ID is required for entry.
- 09/28/16 Celebrate World Archaeology Day on October 15th at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology
A celebration of World Archaeology Day will be held at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology, 7 Old Cochiti Road in Santa Fe, on Saturday, October 15. Please join the staff of The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology and the Office of Archaeological Studies for the annual celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event celebrates 12,000 years of cultural heritage of the State of New Mexico.
- 09/28/16 Handmade Paper Sale Comes to Santa Fe
The New Mexico History Musuem/Palace of the Governors and Friends of Dard Hunter welcome everyone in the Santa Fe community to shop a special Paper Sale on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2016. Vendors will be selling tools, supplies, crafts, and fine art related to paper, print, and book arts.
- 09/27/16 Orale! Lowrider Poetry Slam Celebrates Lowrider Culture and Traditions on October 16, 2016
In conjunction with the exhibit, Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico, lowriter, poet and University of New Mexico professor Levi Romero invites poets Jessica Helen Lopez and Damien Flores to share the stage in a reading and presentation that celebrates New Mexico cultura, traditions, and down-and-low groovy lowcura on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 2pm at the New Mexico History Museum, free to the public. Take a little trip, take a little trip... on a Sunday afternoon poetry cruise that will make you feel as if you’re riding in a lowered, chain steering-wheeled bomba slithering through the blue dotted night along Riverside Drive, Española.
- 09/25/16 Museum Hill Free-for-All Community Day Celebration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2016, (Santa Fe, NM) The Museum Hill Partners of Santa Fe are pleased to announce their third annual Museum Hill Community Day on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 9am to 5pm. Admission to the Museum Hill Museums and related activities are free all day. Comprising the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Indian Art and Culture, and the National Park Service, the Museum Hill Partners work together to draw tourists and residents to the vistas and wonders of Museum Hill, where one-third of Santa Fe’s museums call home
- 09/25/16 Los Luceros Celebrates With Fall Apple Harvest Festival on September 25th
The New Mexico Historic Sites is sponsoring the Los Luceros Fall Apple Festival on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 12pm to 4pm. New Mexicans are encouraged to bring the whole family for a fun afternoon in Alcalde. The Fall Apple Festival will include an educational presentation on heritage apples, demonstrations of apple cooking ideas with take-home recipes, a cider pressing demonstration, live music, and tours of the historic ranch buildings. There will also be an exhibition space for area agricultural groups offering resources including the FFA, 4HA and extension office. The festival will be held at the the Los Luceros historic property located off State Route 68 in Alcalde, New Mexico.