- 02/16/17 MIAC Lecture Explores Pictorial Traditions of the Kiowa During Period of Radical Change in Plains Indian Life and Culture
A selection of Silver Horn’s original drawings will be on view during the March 11, 2017 lecture featuring perspectives from noted Kiowa tribal historian and storyteller, Dorothy White Horse Delaune, and Dr. Candace Greene, a specialist in plains pictorial traditions. The lecture will take place from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Kathryn O’Keeffe Theater at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
- 02/16/17 History Museum’s Photo Legacy Project Catalogs Santa Fean’s Experience of Vietnam War
There is no shortage of photographs documenting the horrors of the Vietnam War. But, there are very few that document the war from the perspective of a young gay man serving in the United States Army. The New Mexico History Museum will display this unique perspective through the photographs of Santa Fean Herbert Lotz, acquired through the museum’s Photo Legacy Project in 2008. The exhibition, Sleeping During the Day: Vietnam 1968, will run from April 7 to October 1, 2017.
- 02/14/17 Students Create Theatrical Performance From History Museum’s Archive of Lowrider Culture
Utilizing the museum’s resources, theater students from Northern New Mexico College created “12 Switches,” a theatrical performance speaking to family heritage, car culture and more. Performances are open to the public and will take place at the Nick Salazar Theater in Espanola on Saturday, March 11 from 5:00-6:00pm, with an encore performance at the New Mexico History Museum on Sunday, March 12 from 2:00-3:00pm.
- 02/10/17 Self-Proclaimed “Humble Negro Printer” Will Address Civil Rights, the Power of The Press, and Other Boundary-Pushing Subjects at the History Museum
On Friday, March 3, the museum will host an artist’s talk and screen a segment of the 2008 film, Proceed And Be Bold!, a documentary following the life and work of Kennedy and his socially and politically charged works of art. Following the event, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase his hand-printed and much sought-after posters. The event will take place at 6:00pm in the museum’s auditorium; attendance is free and open to the public.
- 02/07/17 The Sun, The Moon and Chaco Canyon: Recent Findings by the Solstice Project
The Sun Dagger site has inspired three decades of research through the non-profit Solstice Project, including new findings that will be presented in an evening lecture at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science on February 17, from 7:00-8:30pm.
- 02/02/17 New Mexico History Museum Presents: Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest
Opening at the History Museum on May 14, 2017 and running through February 11, 2018, 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.
- 02/01/17 Museum of Art Hosts 2017 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Joining with other institutions around the world, the New Mexico Museum of Art is hosting the fourth annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to generate coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and encourage female editorship. Back by popular demand, the all-day event is scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Museum’s historic St. Francis Auditorium.
- 01/30/17 A Gem of a Gem: “The Wonderful World of Opals” Opens at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Katherine Jetter, the Santa Fe based, Australian born, internationally recognized jewelry designer, is the guest curator for a exhibition of opals from around the world opening at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.
- 01/25/17 ‘Luted Crucible’ Casting Lecture and Artist Demonstration with Piers Watson; Last Day to See Sacred Realm
The Museum of International Folk Art hosts lecture and artist’s demonstration of a Luted Crucible casting with noted artist and author, Piers Watson, on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
- 01/24/17 Pulling Back the Veil: A conversation with Kirk and Sheila Ellis on Iran
Seasoned world travelers and folk art collectors Kirk and Sheila Ellis will share some of their experiences and images from their recent journey through Iran’s Central Valley at the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) on Sunday, February 19 at 2 pm. The event is free with museum admission.
- 01/24/17 Museum of Art Presents Two-Person Show Questioning the Nature of Photography
Light Tight: New Work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern, on display from March 25 – September 17, 2017, is a two-person exhibition that presents new and unconventional work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern.
- 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.