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Events for June 2016

June 1, 2016
Billy the Kid and Other New Mexico Legends
Noon to 1:00 pm
Ray John de Aragon speaks on “Billy the Kid and Other New Mexico Legends," as part of the Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series. De Aragon, an Albuquerque historian with a memorabilia collection of Kid-related materials, is the author of Billy the Kid Meets his Ghost (Event Horizon Press, 2015) and an Arcadia photo book on Lincoln, NM. He wrote the foreword to the reprint of The Real Billy the Kid by former Territorial Governor Miguel Antonio Otero. Lectures are free in the Meem Community Room. Enter through the Washington Avenue doors.
New Mexico History Museum
June 1, 2016
Historical Downtown Walking Tours
10:15 am
Continues through June 30, 2016

Through October 15, learn about the history of Santa Fe on a Downtown Walking Tour led by New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors guides every Monday through Saturday. Gather at the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Avenue at 10:15 am. Cost: $10; children 16 and under free when with an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. (No tours on Saturdays when large events are held on the Plaza, such as Spanish Market and Santa Fe Fiesta.)
New Mexico History Museum
June 1, 2016
Drop In and Draw
10:00 am
Continues through October 31, 2016

Take inspiration from the galleries, gardens and architecture of the museum any day of the week beginning June 1. Bring your own materials, or borrow the museum’s. 
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 3, 2016
Arthur Lopez
Gallery Talk
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Artist Arthur Lopez discusses his work on view in Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders 5:30-6:30pm.
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 4, 2016
Artful Looking
with Elaine Ritchel
3:00 pm
Continues through October 10, 2016

Join guest educator Elaine Ritchel on the first Saturday of the month from June to October 2016 from 3 to 4:00 pm for deeper appreciation of art
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 4, 2016
CANCELED: Honoring D-Day
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
This event has been canceled. On Saturday, June 4, 2016, the New Mexico History Museum will be host to "Honoring D-Day," a free event for those wishing to learn more about this historic event. The event is free and open to the public. Seating in the auditorium is limited. Bottled water only allowed.
New Mexico History Museum
June 5, 2016
Plein Air Painting
10:00 am
Continues through October 2, 2016

Sunday mornings at 10:00 am, the central garden patio becomes a place for a personal adventure in creativity and art making. Gather your paints, pencils and friends and enjoy painting in the open air.  
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 5, 2016
Lars Krutak Tattoo Lecture
in conjunction with Sacred Realm
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Discover the fascinating world of Tattoo Anthropologist Lars Krutak http://larskrutak.com / with a lecture and book signing presented in conjunction with the exhibition Sacred Realm: Bleassings and Good Fortune Across Asia
Museum of International Folk Art
June 7, 2016
Arts Alive
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
June 7, 2016  10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Arts Alive! for Families  Pottery Workshop with Jonathan Loretto (Walatowa/Cochiti Pueblo) Free Hands-on Workshops for Ages 3 to 103.  All workshops are from 10 am – 2 pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call to reserve a place and guarantee free admission to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Programs begin on the hour To make a reservation please call Joyce Begay-Foss at 476-1272 or email: joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
June 8, 2016
Live Flamenco Guitar Music
In conjunction with Flamenco: from Spain to New Mexico
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Enjoy live Flamenco guitar music in the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico  .
Museum of International Folk Art
June 10, 2016
Arts Alive
Designing With Fabric
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
June 10, 2016  10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Arts Alive! for Families  Designing with Fabric Free Hands-on Workshops for Ages 3 to 103.  All workshops are from 10 am – 2 pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call to reserve a place and guarantee free admission to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Programs begin on the hour To make a reservation please call Joyce Begay-Foss at 476-1272 or email: joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
June 12, 2016
Summer Salon
with Lauren Mantecon
11:00 am
Continues through October 9, 2016

Guided drawing technique with artist Lauren Mantecon in the galleries and courtyard on second Sunday of the month from June to October 2016 from 11am-12pm
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 12, 2016
Day Trip to Truchas
Friends of Folk Art -FULL
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Join us for an Art and Architecture trip to Truchas and Las Trampas featuring art created by well-known Hispanic santeros and painters of work in two historic churches (one built in the 1700s). We then visit “Casa de las Nubes” the home of a self-taught woodcarver who has been building it for 30 years. Lunch in Chimayo completes the tour. THIS TRIP HAS FILLED, waiting list only. To join the Friends of Folk Art call 505.982.6366 ext. 100, join on-line
Museum of International Folk Art
June 13, 2016
Time Trekkers Summer Camp
10:00 am
Continues through June 17, 2016

Take a weeklong trip to action-packed 1766 at Time Trekkers, a camp for children ages 9–12 presented by the New Mexico History Museum in collaboration with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. Participants enjoy VIP access to the museums and hands-on learning—making yucca bracelets, baking in an horno, trying on clothing, practicing calligraphy, hand-stitching their own book, playing oldtime games and more. June 13–17, 10 am–4 pm. $125 (10 percent discount to children and grandchildren of Museum of New Mexico Foundation members). Contact René Harris at rene.harris@state.nm.us , (505) 476-5087; or Melanie LaBorwit at melanie.laborwit@state.nm.us , (505) 476-5044.
New Mexico History Museum
June 14, 2016
Arts Alive
Native Foods
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
June 14, 2016  10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Arts Alive! for Families  Native Foods Free Hands-on Workshops for Ages 3 to 103.  All workshops are from 10 am – 2 pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call to reserve a place and guarantee free admission to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Programs begin on the hour To make a reservation please call Joyce Begay-Foss at 476-1272 or email: joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
June 15, 2016
Folk Art Market Tickets on Sale!
International Folk Art Market| Santa Fe
10:00 am
Continues through June 29, 2016

Advance tickets are on sale for 2016 International Folk Art Market| Santa Fe July 8-10, 2016.
Museum of International Folk Art
June 15, 2016
Live Flamenco Guitar Music
In conjunction with Flamenco: from Spain to New Mexico
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Enjoy live music in the gallery every Wenesday afternoon through October 5, 2016.
Museum of International Folk Art
June 16, 2016
From Bar to Bench
Friends of Indian Art

David McElroy is a Santa Fe-based silversmith and member of the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma. After practicing law for nearly two decades in a variety of fields, including criminal, Federal Indian, tribal and international corporate law, David gave up his legal career to move to Santa Fe and pursue art. Now working as a silversmith, he has traded life in the courtroom for life in the studio, making jewelry and other items in sterling, fine silver and gold, with a focus on hand-chasing and repoussé designs. David will talk about his career in Indian law as well as his transition to life as an artist. Not a FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
June 17, 2016
Arts Alive
Loom Weaving
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
June 17, 2016  10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Arts Alive! for Families  Loom Weaving Free Hands-on Workshops for Ages 3 to 103.  All workshops are from 10 am – 2 pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call to reserve a place and guarantee free admission to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Programs begin on the hour To make a reservation please call Joyce Begay-Foss at 476-1272 or email: joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
June 17, 2016
CreativeMornings addresses broken
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Join a special speaker from the Santa Fe Opera for our latest installment of CreativeMornings, exploring the global them of "broken." Enjoy some networking with other creative professionals before the talk, along with coffee and pastries courtesy of Iconik Coffee Roasters. Free.
New Mexico History Museum
June 18, 2016
Book Sale
Library Fundraiser
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 18, 2016
Under Pressure: Choices Folk Artists Make in Today’s Global Marketplace
Panel discussion & open conversation
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Navigating Santa Fe’s Summer Markets from the Artist’s point of view
Museum of International Folk Art
June 19, 2016
Community Day PLUS Families Make History monthly workshop
Lowrider Summer
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Celebrate Father’s Day with Community Day at the New Mexico History Museum. See the exhibit Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico , along with these activities: 2pm: Acclaimed author and cultural activist Denise Chávez speaks on celebratory fronterizo lowrider culture in the “other” New Mexico in “ ¡Órale! Border Low & Border Slow,” with photos by Daniel Zolinsky. 1:30-3:30pm: Take part in an all-ages Families Make History free monthly workshop. Design a car and paint a miniature metal car just the way you imagine it. Learn about the science of motion and experiment with a DIY car propelled by air. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. Family Fun Days are held the third Sunday of every month.
New Mexico History Museum
June 19, 2016
ˇÓRALE! BORDER LOW & BORDER SLOW with Denise Chavez
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Santa Fe— Sunday, June 19, 2016, 2 pm, New Mexico History Museum auditorium, Free with museum admission ¡ÓRALE! BORDER LOW & BORDER SLOW with Denise Chavez In conjunction with the museum’s Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods exhibit, writer and cultural activist Denise Chávez takes a look at the celebratory fronterizo lowrider culture in Southern New Mexico with photo documentation by international photographer Daniel Zolinsky.  Chávez and Zolinsky will address the differences, similarities, and resonant traditions and customs of southern New Mexico, the sometimes forgotten, always highly-charged world within a world.  Denise Chávez was born, raised and still lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico, 42 miles from the México Border. If she didn’t live in Cruces, she would live in Española, New Mexico, “Low-Rider Capital of the World,” where she once lived and taught at Northern New Mexico Community College. Chávez’s most recent novel, The King and Queen of Comezón , won the International Latino Book Award in Fiction as well as the NM-AZ award in Fiction. Other books include Loving Pedro Infante , Face of An Angel and A Taco Testimony: Meditations on Family, Food and Culture, among others. Daniel Zolinsky was born in Paris, France to Franco/Russian parents and learned to take photographs when he arrived in the U.S. at age ten. He considers himself a “Fricano”—A French Chicano. Zolinsky has exhibited his photos throughout the U.S. and Europe and lives in Las Cruces with his wife, author, Denise Chávez.
New Mexico History Museum
June 20, 2016
Pueblo of Cochiti Community Storytelling Day at MIAC
with Jonathan Loretto, Elders, and Youth Group
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  Join MIAC/NMAI Artist Leadership Program fellow Jonathan Loretto (Cochiti/Jemez) for a morning of special community storytelling with family Snowflake Flower, Ada Suina, Martha Arquero, other community elders, and a youth group.  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
June 22, 2016
Live Flamenco Guitar Music
In conjunction with Flamenco: from Spain to New Mexico
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Live flamenco guitar in the gallery
Museum of International Folk Art
June 24, 2016
Map Mania Symposium Opening Reception
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
On Friday June 24 and Saturday June 25, the Chávez History Library hosts "Map Mania Symposium," a free event for all who love maps. The symposium opens with a reception and keynote speech on June 24, followed by a day of discussions on the 25 th. The event is co-sponsored by the Historical Society of New Mexico. The event is free and open to the public. Seating in the auditorium is limited.
New Mexico History Museum
June 24, 2016
Exhibition Opening
Alcoves 16/17 #3
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Featuring works by artists Christina Dallas, Tom Joyce, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Heidi Pollard, and Cecilia Portal.  Also enjoy jazz and classic acoustic guitar by Pat Malone.
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 25, 2016
Map Mania Symposium
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
On Friday June 24 and Saturday June 25, the Chávez History Library hosts "Map Mania Symposium," a free event for all who love maps. The symposium opens with a reception and keynote speech on June 24, followed by a day of discussions on the 25 th The event is co-sponsored by the Historical Society of New Mexico. The event is free and open to the public. Seating in the auditorium is limited.
New Mexico History Museum
June 25, 2016
Pueblo Pintado
Friends of Archaeology

This will be a long, one-day Saturday field trip, June 25, touring Pueblo I-era sites in the San Juan Basin with Tom Windes, a retired archaeologist from the National Park Service. We will visit two clusters of sites near Pueblo Pintado and near Chaco Canyon. The sites represent the small settlements that are the 9th and early 10th century hamlets and villages that preceded the monumental construction of great houses in Chaco Canyon. These sites are roughly contemporaneous with some of the sites that will be visited on the Dinetah Labyrinth tour earlier in June, but there are significant differences in their appearance. We have also reserved a group campground in Chaco for the night of June 25. Interested participants are welcome to stay overnight in the campground and join Eric Blinman for an informal tour of downtown Chaco on Sunday morning. Hiking will not be strenuous but high clearance vehicles are recommended and carpooling is highly encouraged. Trip cost for both days will be $170/FOA members, $190/non-members.  Cost for first day only $85/members, $95/non-members. Spaces are limited. Make reservations beginning May 31, 2016 at 7:00 am by calling (505) 982-7799, ext. 6. NOTE:  Those signing up for either of the above field trips should attend Eric Blinman’s P1 Brown Bag talk at noon on Tuesday May 24, or at 7:00PM on Thursday evening May 26, at CNMA.  See nmarchaeology.org for details.
Office of Archaeological Studies
June 26, 2016
An Afternoon with Forrest Goodluck
Film Shorts Screening with Q&A
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WAS MOVED FROM SATURDAY, 6/25 TO 6/26 DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. Join us for a film shorts screening with Forrest Goodluck (Diné / Mandan / Hidatsa / Tsimshian) -- followed by a Q&A. Goodluck, an alum of MIAC’s Native Youth Film Camp, recently had his breakout role (as Leonardo DiCaprio’s son) in "The Revenant," which garnered a dozen Academy Award nominations and brought home three big ones: director, best actor, and cinematography.    
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
June 26, 2016
A Talk on Women’s Oral Traditions in the Sephardic World
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
New Mexico History Museum presents Vanessa Paloma Elbaz speaking on “De tu boca a los cielos (From Your Mouth to the Heavens): Women’s Songs and Stories at the Heart of Sephardic Identity.” Using musical examples, this free talk will demonstrate the richness of women’s oral traditions in the Sephardic world and the role of their voices in the continuity of Sephardic identity. Where: New Mexico History Museum Auditorium in conjunction with the exhibition, Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities . When:  Sunday, June 26 at 11 am. Admission: Free with museum admission. NM residents with ID always free on Sundays. Public Contact: 505-476-5200
New Mexico History Museum
June 29, 2016
Live Flamenco Guitar Music
In conjunction with Flamenco: from Spain to New Mexico
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Enjoy live Flamenco guitar music in the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico 
Museum of International Folk Art


On Exhibit during June 2016

Through July 1, 2016
Under Pressure:
The Gallery of Conscience is an experimental gallery in the Museum of International Folk Art where the public is invited to help shape the content and form of the exhibition in real tme.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through July 25, 2016
Along the Pecos
One of the staples of desert life is the presence—or scarcity—of water. Its importance can be seen across eastern New Mexico, where the Pecos River strives to quench a fragile, 926-mile riparian environment. Along the Pecos , a collage of photographs and sounds, opens June 19 on the second floor of the New Mexico History Museum. Developed by photographer Jennifer Schlesinger and the late composer Steven M. Miller, the materials were recently donated to the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, whose Photo Legacy Project collects the work of contemporary photographers.
New Mexico History Museum
Through September 11, 2016
Landscape of an Artist: Living Treasure Dan Namingha
Public Opening on Sunday, March 20, 2016 Screening of Dan Namingha: Seeking Center in Two Worlds at 1:00p.m. Q&A with Dan Namingha at 2:00p.m. Every year at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival , the museum chooses to honor an artist as a MIAC Living Treasure. This year, Dan Namingha (Hopi-Tewa) is being honored as the MIAC Living Treasure and 2016 Native Treasures Featured Artist. Born and raised on the Hopi reservation, Dan Namingha’s work is inspired by the Southwest region and subjects within his culture. For the past five decades his work has continuously evolved as he has refined his studio practice by experimenting with different mediums and techniques.  Throughout this evolution, Namingha has employed alterations and abstractions to give the viewer a mere impression or glimpse of the subjects and landscapes.  This process allows him to share sacred aspects of his culture in familiar forms with the public, while still protecting the sanctity of his Hopi and Tewa culture. Namingha’s work has garnered praise and has been well received on both the national and international art scene at numerous exhibitions. This March, MIAC invites you to help us honor Namingha’s achievements and explore the Landscape of an Artist: Living Treasure Dan Namingha .
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through September 11, 2016
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.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through September 18, 2016
Santa Fe Faces: Alan Pearlman Photographs
In 2009, photographer Alan Pearlman set out on a quest to capture the soul of Santa Fe in a series of staged portraits. Some of the results take center stage as archival pigment prints in the New Mexico History Museum’s Mezzanine Gallery, March 13–September 18, 2016. Santa Fe Faces: Alan Pearlman Photographs features a selection from 90 portraits he took between 2009 and 2013. Included among them are images of flamenco artist Juan Siddi and Turquoise Trail rancher Archie West. Through them, Pearlman aimed to reveal a moment in the City Different’s history, focusing on the ways that clothing and settings speak to identities and occupations.
New Mexico History Museum
Through October 10, 2016
Finding a Contemporary Voice: The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA
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 and the exhibition runs through Oct. 10, 2016. Finding a Contemporary Voice complements concurrent exhibitions at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture ( A New Century: The Life and Legacy of Cherokee Artist and Educator Lloyd "Kiva" New ) and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design, and Influence . All three exhibitions and associated symposia, lectures, and other events celebrate the centennial of Native American artist Lloyd Kiva New’s birth by focusing on key aspects of his significant contributions to contemporary Native culture.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through December 30, 2016
The Life and Art of Innovative Native American Artist and Designer Lloyd Kiva New
This year is the centennial of the birth of seminal Native American artist Lloyd Kiva New, and three Santa Fe arts institutions are celebrating this anniversary in style. Locally, New, a Cherokee, is known as the Institute of American Indian Art’s (IAIA) first artistic director, yet nationally, Native people refer to him as the "Godfather of Native Fashion." Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s career retrospective A New Century: The Life and Legacy of Cherokee Artist and Educator Lloyd "Kiva" New (February 14 through December 30, 2016). A New Century is a mesmerizing look into New’s storied life from his humble beginnings on the family farm in Oklahoma to the burgeoning days at IAIA. In between he strides the decks of the USS Sanborn during World War II and the halls of the Art Institute of Chicago. Opening successive and successful boutiques and craft centers in the gleaming post-war enclave of Scottsdale, Arizona. New was a pioneer in the worlds of fashion, entrepreneurship, and Native art instruction. His vision of cultural studies and creative arts education continues to influence and inspire. Through personal recollections, photos, archival documents, and objects pour la couture, New Century: The Life and Legacy of Cherokee Artist and Educator Lloyd "Kiva" New reviews the life of this American Indian visionary. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, and the New Mexico Museum of Art will each present an exhibition in 2016 focusing on key aspects of Lloyd Kiva New’s (b. 1916 - d. 2002) significant contributions to contemporary Native culture. Additionally, the three institutions are planning a symposium, multiple lectures, panel discussions, a fashion show, Gala, and, as pure celebration, a 100th birthday party.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through December 31, 2016
Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities
In 1492, Spain’s King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella issued a royal edict ordering all Jews to either leave the country or convert to Catholicism. The Spanish Inquisition (and later, the Portugese and Mexican Inquisitions) stood ready to persecute anyone who failed to abide. Violators would endure prisons, torture and death. Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities , opening May 22, 2016, leaps into the ensuing diaspora, a journey that stretches back to biblical times. For the first time, a major institution tells the comprehensive story of how Spain’s Jewry found a tenuous foothold in North America. Despite continued persecution, its people persisted—sometimes as upright Catholic conversos, sometimes as self-identifying “crypto-Jews.”
New Mexico History Museum
Through January 1, 2017
The Morris Miniature Circus: Return of the Little Big Top
Built over the course of forty years by W.J. “Windy” Morris (1904–1978) of Amarillo, Texas, the Morris Miniature Circus is a 3/8”-scale circus model that was acquired by the museum in 1984 and exhibited in 1986. In 2016, the museum will restore and install the Circus once again.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through March 5, 2017
Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico
¡Orale! Take a ride into the creative reimaginings of American steel as captured in photographs, hubcaps, hood ornaments, car show banners and, yes, actual cars. Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico , opening May 1 (through March 5, 2017) at the New Mexico History Museum focuses on mobile works of art and their makers—home-grown Nuevomexicanos who customize, detail, paint and upholster these favorite symbols of Hispanic culture. Photo Curator Daniel Kosharek has pulled together an extensive collection of images by Don Usner, Annie Sahlin, Jack Parsons, Sam Adams, Norman Mauskopf, Dottie Lopez, Gabriela Campos, Meridel Rubinstein and others. In addition, the exhibit features a chromed and touchable engine, miniature-scale model-car collections, trophies, memorabilia and other ephemera. The museum lobby will host a rotating selection of cherry examples. The thrill ride doesn’t stop there.
New Mexico History Museum
Through March 19, 2017
Sacred Realm: Blessings & Good Fortune Across Asia
 What more can we ask than for blessings and good fortune? Whether perceived as miraculous boons or a response to ceremonious prayer, blessings and good fortune come in many forms and bring joy, comfort, and balance to our lives. God, deities, nature spirits, and other unseen forces exist in human belief, which can bring both great harm and great fortune to people on earth.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through March 26, 2017
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.  
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through May 25, 2017
Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time
For the first time in Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time , large prints of Heisey’s stunning images will be paired directly with the Lindberghs’. The exhibition opens October 25, 2015 and runs through May 2017 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. During 2007 and 2008, flying at alarmingly low altitudes and slow speeds, Adriel Heisey leaned out the door of his light plane, and holding his camera with both hands, re-photographed some of the Southwest’s most significant archaeological sites that Charles Lindbergh and his new bride Anne photographed in 1929.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through September 10, 2017
FLAMENCO: From Spain to New Mexico
Passionate, fiery, sensual, intense In-depth examination of the history and culture of flamenco dance and music. The Museum of International Folk Art presents Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico, the most comprehensive exhibition to celebrate and study this living tradition as an art form. The exhibition opened November 22, 2015 and runs through September 10, 2017.  More than 150 objects are featured. Among them, items once used by renowned artists Encarnación López y Júlvez “La Argentinita”, José Greco, and Vicente Romero and María Benítez (both from New Mexico). In addition to other stunning loans from private collectors will be those from the museum’s expansive permanent collection.
Museum of International Folk Art
on long-term display
The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery
The Buchsbaum Gallery features each of the Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona in a selection of pieces that represent the development of a community tradition. In addition, a changing area of the gallery, entitled Traditions Today highlights the evolving contemporary traditions of the ancient art of pottery making.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
on long-term display
Here, Now and Always
Here, Now, and Always is a major exhibition based on eight years of collaboration among Native American elders, artists, scholars, teachers, writers and museum professionals. Voices of fifty Native Americans guide visitors through the Southwest's indigenous communities and their challenging landscapes. More than 1,300 artifacts from the Museum's collections are displayed accompanied by poetry, story, song and scholarly discussion.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
on long-term display
Segesser Hide Paintings
Though the source of the Segesser Hide Paintings is obscure, their significance cannot be clearer: the hides are rare examples of the earliest known depictions of colonial life in the United States. Moreover, the tanned and smoothed hides carry the very faces of men whose descendants live in New Mexico today...
New Mexico History Museum
on long-term display
Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time
Now 400 years old, Santa Fe was once an infant city on the remote frontier.  Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time, on long-term exhibit in the Palace of the Governors, explores the archaeological evidence and historical documentation of the City Different before the Spanish arrived, as well as at the settling of the first colony in San Gabriel del Yungue, the founding of Santa Fe and its first 100 years as New Mexico’s first capital. Co-curated by Josef Diaz of the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and Stephen Post of the DCA/Office of Archaeological Studies, Santa Fe Found collects more than 160 artifacts from four historic sites, along with maps, documents, household goods, weaponry and religious objects. Together, they tell the story of cultural encounters between early colonists and the Native Americans who had long called this place home.
New Mexico History Museum
on long-term display
Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now
Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now , the main exhibition of the New Mexico History Museum, sweeps across more than 500 years of stories - from early Native inhabitants to today's residents - told through artifacts, films, photographs, computer interactives, oral histories and more. Together, they breath life into the people who made the American West: Native Americans, Spanish colonists, Mexican traders, Santa Fe Trail riders, fur trappers, outlaws, railroad men, scientists, hippies and artists.  
New Mexico History Museum
on long-term display
Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción
Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción contains bultos, retablos, and crucifijos dating from the late 1700s to 1900 which illustrate the distinctive tradition of santo making in New Mexico introduced by settlers from Mexico.
New Mexico History Museum
on long-term display
Multiple Visions: A Common Bond
"I believe we should preserve this evidence of the past, not as a pattern for sentimental imitation, but as nourishment for the creative spirit of the present." - Alexander Girard
Museum of International Folk Art
on long-term display
Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy
Will Rogers noted that Fred Harvey “kept the West in food—and wives.” But the company’s Harvey Girls are by no means its only legacy. From the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway’s 1879 arrival in New Mexico to the 1970 demolition of Albuquerque’s Alvarado Hotel, the Fred Harvey name and its company’s influence have been felt across New Mexico, not to mention the American West. The company and its New Mexico establishments served as the stage on which people such as Mary Colter were able to fashion an “authentic” tourist experience, along with Herman Schweizer who helped drive the direction of Native American jewelry and crafts as an industry. Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy , a new section that joins the New Mexico History Museum’s main exhibit, Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now, helps tell those stories. Opening December 7, Setting the Standard uses artifacts from the museum’s collection, images from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives and loans from other museums and private collectors. Focusing on the rise of the Fred Harvey Company as a family business and events that transpired specifically in the Land of Enchantment, the tale will leave visitors with an understanding of how the Harvey experience resonates in our Southwest today.
New Mexico History Museum


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