- 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.
- 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.
- 09/21/16 Small Wonders Celebrates Small Photographs
The New Mexico Museum of Art is making a big deal about little pictures! Opening with a free public reception on Friday evening, October 7, Small Wonders is a surprising selection of small contemporary photographic work that invites visitors to revel in the pleasures of the miniscule.
- 08/23/16 The Food Sovereignty Project: Reclaiming Native Health and Wellness Traditions
In partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is presenting the two-day event, The Food Sovereignty Project, followed by a Community wide celebration on Museum Hill, focusing on how New Mexico tribes are reincorporating traditional foods into their diets to foster greater health and wellness in their communities. The Food Sovereignty symposium brings together a diverse range of indigenous farmers, herders, and hunters, who have been able to successfully sustain and revitalize food production practices that are vital to traditional life. Also included are tribal program directors and educators who have initiated successful community-based traditional food programs. Food sovereignty efforts are part of a larger national movement of indigenous peoples to create sustainable forms of food production that are Native American driven.
- 08/22/16 Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition and New World Identities Symposium
The New Mexico History Museum will bring together historians, anthropologists, art historians, musicians and genealogists for a free symposium to explore the history of Sephardic Jews, conversos, and crypto-Jews’ 600-year process of identity transformation. Coinciding with the ongoing exhibition Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities at the New Mexico History Museum, this Symposium delves deeper into Spanish Judaism from the Golden Age of Spain to Mexico and New Mexico. The symposium will be held at the New Mexico History Museum on September 9th from 8:30am to 4pm and September 10th from 9am to 4pm.
- 08/15/16 Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Our National Parks
This year marks the Centennial for the National Park System in the United States. From Carlsbad Caverns to Chaco Canyon, National Parks pepper the terrain of New Mexico and the southwest. Each helps shape our regional history through the land. In celebration of one hundred years of our national parks, the New Mexico History Museum has scheduled a lecture by Dr. Dwight T. Pitcaithley, the former Chief Historican for the National Parks Service, on Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm in the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium at 113 Lincoln Avenue.
- 08/10/16 A Weekend Celebration of The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy in the Land of Enchantment on October 28-30, 2016
“Fredheads” and Harvey Girls unite! In celebration of the New Mexico History Museum’s long-term exhibition Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, the Museum has a whole weekend of events celebrating Fred Harvey history with it’s fifth annual Fred Harvey Weekend on October 28-30, 2016. The exhibition focuses on the rise of the Fred Harvey Company as a family business and events that transpired specifically in the Land of Enchantment. Some of the exciting events planned at the New Mexico History Museum for the weekend include lectures and discussions on collecting and collections, a Fred Harvey cooking class, a collectors’ trade show, a model train show-and-tell, and a Fred Harvey inspired family brunch.
- 08/01/16 Tibetan Monks to Construct a Mandala Sand Painting and Perform Special Ceremonies in Santa Fe, August 10-14, 2016
Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a Mandala Sand Painting Wednesday, August 10 to Sunday, August 14 at the Museum of International Folk Art during the museum’s open hours (10:00am – 5:00pm). From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks to form the image of a mandala. To date the monks have created mandala sand paintings in more than 100 museums, art centers, and colleges and universities in the United States and Europe.
- 07/25/16 Behind the Locked Doors of General Motors Design with Dennis Little
Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico
Join Dennis Little, retired Cadillac Design Studio’s chief designer as he takes you behind locked doors of the General Motors Design Studios. The talk will be held at the New Mexico History Museum auditorium at 2pm on Sunday, August 28, 2016 and is free with museum admission. This promises to be a visual treat for anyone interested in seeing and hearing how designers bring to life their vision of the future of transportation. GM design traces its roots back to Hollywood native Harley Earl and California’s rich, diverse and eclectic culture, which has inspired some of our greatest designs over the past century. General Motors Design Centers are in eight countries around the world. More than 1,500 men and women are responsible for the design development of every GM concept globally.
- 07/15/16 The New Mexico History Museum Hosts a Screening of New ARTBOUND Documentary Exploring the Life and Legacy of Charles Lummis
SANTA FE, NM and BURBANK, CA – July 8, 2016 -The New Mexico History Museum has partnered with Link TV for a special screening of the Emmy® award-winning arts and culture series ARTBOUND which showcases the new documentary film “Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West.” The event is free to the public and explores Charles Fletcher Lummis – one of the Southwest’s key and most controversial figures, July 29, at 6 p.m at the New Mexico History Museum. Lummis had a profound impact on the Santa Fe region, having lived on the Isleta Pueblo where he was a strong advocate for American Indian rights.
- 07/10/16 A Passionate, Fiery, In-Depth Examination Of Flamenco In Three Acts Combining A Dance Performance, Dinner & Tour
Famed Chef John Rivera Sedlar of Eloisa joins the Museum of International Folk Art to celebrate the living art form of Flamenco in several, three-part shows. Each event begins at 4pm with a tour of the Museum of International Folk Art’s ongoing exhibition “Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico” that runs through September 10, 2017. Participants will meet curator Nicolasa Chavez, author of “The Spirit of Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico,” and signed copies will also be available for purchase. The second part of the evening starts at 5:30pm, which consists of an artful and inspired Gypsy Dinner at Eloisa by Chef John Rivera Sedlar. The third part of the evening happens at 6:30pm at Eloisa with a live Flamenco performance. This shows take place on July 7, 22, August 26, September 9, and October 7, 2016 and cost $45 per guest, including dinner and show.