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Events for May 2016

May 1, 2016
Advance Ticket Sales Begin at 11am MST
International Folk Art Market| Santa Fe
11:00 am to 11:00 pm
The International Folk Art Alliance announces tickets sales begin for the 2016 International Folk Art Market| Santa Fe July 8-10, 2016.
Museum of International Folk Art
May 1, 2016
Opening of Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods
Noon to 4:00 pm
Be among the first to see our newest exhibit and the kickoff of "Lowrider Summer" in collaboration with the New Mexico Museum of Art. Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico at the New Mexico History Museum through March 5, 2017, celebrates these mobile works of art as well as their makers—home-grown Nuevomexicanos who customize, detail, paint and upholster these favorite symbols of Hispanic culture. Opening events include a free photo booth to take a souvenir of the day, screenings of the film, South American Cho Low , and a 2 pm lecture about the history of the nationally renowned Lowrider Magazine by Albuquerque correspondent and photographer Travis Ruiz. Refreshments courtesy of the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Free with admission, and Sundays are always free to NM residents. Children 16 and under free daily.
New Mexico History Museum
May 1, 2016
Historical Downtown Walking Tours
10:15 am
Continues through May 31, 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
May 1, 2016
Summer hours begin

Starting May 1 and running through Monday, Oct. 31, the History Museum is open daily 10 am to 5 pm, with Free Friday Evenings every week, 5-8 pm. (Winter hours are November through April, when we are closed on Mondays and offer Free Friday Evenings the first Friday of each month.)
New Mexico History Museum
May 1, 2016
Exhibit opening: Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Get bajito y suavecito (low and slow) at the opening of Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico . We’ll have cars in the lobby and the exhibition, along with a souvenir photo booth, a video loop screening of the movie South American Cho Lo , and a 2 pm lecture about the history of the exteemed Lowrider Magazine by its former editor, Ray John. Free to NM residents.
New Mexico History Museum
May 6, 2016
Music at the Museum
5:30 pm
Continues through June 10, 2016

on Friday evenings after 5:00 pm you can visit the Museum, see great art and listen to local live music.
New Mexico Museum of Art
May 6, 2016
Citizen Min in New Mexico
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Citizen Min in New Mexico commemorates an event of national significance—the posthumous award of a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Minoru (Min) Yasui, one of the heroes of Japanese American civil rights beginning in the World War II era of internment camps. It also presents a little-known event, a historic encounter between Min and Senator Pete Domenici in Albuquerque in 1984. At 6 pm on Friday, May 6, Min’s daughter, Holly Yasui, offers a special presentation as a Free First Friday Evening event. Museum admission is free to everyone from 5 to 8 pm. The program is sponsored by the New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League and funded by a generous grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council.
New Mexico History Museum
May 6, 2016
Artist Gallery Talk
Alcoves 16/17 #2
5:30 pm to 5:30 pm

New Mexico Museum of Art
May 7, 2016
7th Annual Folk Art Flea
benefitting exhibtiions & programs at MOIFA
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
A dazzling array of gently used folk art at bargain prices!
Museum of International Folk Art
May 7, 2016
The Cultural Landscape of the Caja del Rio/Los Aguajes Pueblo
Friends of Archaeology

Join Santa Fe National Forest archaeologist, Mike Bremer, and National Park Service volunteers, Bill Davis and Jerry Cooke, on a tour of the Aguajes landscape. On the approximately 3-mile hike (moderate difficulty) we will view the pueblo itself, fieldhouse structures, agricultural features, local shrines, a world shrine, petroglyphs and two large lithic fields that date from the Archaic to the Aguajes periods. We also will trace some ancestral trails to discover how they connect to the pueblo.
Office of Archaeological Studies
May 10, 2016
The Role of Settlement Pattern Studies and the Emergence of the Current Archaeological View of Ancient Maya Civilization
Office of Archaeological Studies and Friends of Archaeology Brown Bag Lecture:
Noon to 12:00 pm
Current scholarly understandings of Pre-Columbian Maya civilization are quite different from the traditional model of ancient Maya civilization that dominated the field of Maya studies until recently and still dominates public perception of the ancient Maya. In part, this new view is due to both the significant increase in archaeological studies in the Maya area in the past few decades and the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic texts, which have provided new insights into Maya history. Much of the change also is due to the introduction and rapid spread of settlement pattern studies conducted more than a half a century ago. This Brown Bag talk examines the major impact of the methodology of settlement pattern research on Maya archaeology and looks at new directions in the field. The Brown Bag talks will take place at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology at 12:00 noon in the CNMA library. Seating is limited. Admission is free. The Center for New Mexico Archaeology (7 Old Cochiti Road) is located off of Caja del Rio Road, across from Challenge New Mexico on the way to the Santa Fe Municipal Golf Course. Take 599 to South Meadows Road, continue through the traffic circle west along the Frontage Road to Caja del Rio Road. CNMA is on the left-hand side of the road and is the large building with white sail-like skylights on the roof.
Office of Archaeological Studies
May 11, 2016
Kit Carson and Lucien Maxwell, Compadres
Noon to 1:00 pm
Stephen Zimmer speaks on “Kit Carson and Lucien Maxwell, Compadres," as part of the Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series. Zimmer, a longtime Cimarron, NM, resident, is the author of numerous historical books, including People of the Cimarron Country (Eagle Trail Press, 2012). He was formerly director of museums at Philmont Scout Ranch. Lectures are free in the Meem Community Room. Enter through the Washington Avenue doors.
New Mexico History Museum
May 13, 2016
From Alfred Stieglitz to Cady Wells: The Rebecca Salsbury James Collection
by Karli Wurzelbacher
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Free noontime talk by Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center Fellow, Karli Wurzelbacher about the collection of art donated to us by artist Rebecca Salsbury James.
New Mexico Museum of Art
May 14, 2016
Feria
Spring Flamenco Festival
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Museum of International Folk Art
May 15, 2016
Families Make History monthly workshop
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Springtime in New Mexico means wind, and lots of it. Bring the family to learn about traditional pastimes and making your own kite. No previous experience necessary. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. Families Make History free workshops are held the third Sunday of every month.
New Mexico History Museum
May 19, 2016
Shawn Bluejacket-Roccamo: Jewelry with an International Flair
Friends of Indian Art

Shawn Bluejacket’s (Shawnee/Cherokee) jewelry is as diverse as her background. Her geologist father moved their family to New Zealand where Shawn grew up surrounded by Maori, Pacific Islanders, and European emigrees. These early influences are often translated into her work, which evokes multiculturalism and an ancient feel that is not readily apparent but is always subtly evident. She prefers the immediacy of fabrication to casting. Most of her jewelry is hollow formed out of 30-gauge sheet, which allows for architectural shape yet is lightweight for wearability. Not a FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
May 19, 2016
FOCA+P Memberís Preview
Con Carino : Artists Inspired by Lowriders and Finding a Contemporary Voice : The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join FOCA+P members for an exclusive, fun-filled evening of hors d’oevres and wine as the museum highlights the opening of two exhibitions,  Con Carino : Artists Inspired by Lowriders and  Finding a Contemporary Voice : The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA . FOCA+P RSVP hotline 982-7799 ext. 1
New Mexico Museum of Art
May 20, 2016
Public Opening
Two exhibitions
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Join us for a, fun-filled evening of art, music and hors d’oevres as the Museum of Art celebrates the opening of two exhibitions,  Con Carino : Artists Inspired by Lowriders and  Finding a Contemporary Voice : The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA.   5:30 to 7:30 pm. Free
New Mexico Museum of Art
May 22, 2016
Lowrider Day on the Plaza
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
A mayoral proclamation opens a car procession and show, hopper demos and awards. Free admission to two exhibits for NM residents
New Mexico Museum of Art
May 22, 2016
Lowrider Day on the Plaza
Lowrider Summer
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Drive on down to catch Mayor Javier Gonzales reading a proclamation declaring this the official Lowrider Day of Santa Fe. See a car procession from Fort Marcy, followed by a show on the plaza, with music by DJ Jason Crawford (a History Museum security officer), a hopper demonstration and awards presentation. Free admission for NM residents to Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico at the New Mexico History Museum, and Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders   at the New Mexico Museum of Art.
New Mexico History Museum
May 22, 2016
Exhibition opening
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Be among the first to see the ground-breaking exhibition, Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities . For the first time, a major institution tells the comprehensive story of Spanish Jewry’s 1492 diaspora and how it led to a tenuous foothold in North America. Despite continued persecution, its people persisted—sometimes as upright Catholic conversos , sometimes as secret “crypto-Jews”—to finally make a mark as successful merchants, artists and philanthropists in New Mexico. Sundays are free to NM residents.
New Mexico History Museum
May 26, 2016
Lowriders, Hoppers & Hot Rods in Santa Fe
A Palace Guard adventure
Noon to 4:00 pm
Here’s an invitation to members of our Friends group, the Palace Guard: Enjoy lunch with Photo Curator Daniel Kosharek and take a trip to the private shop of mechanic and collector Sonnie Jaramillo, where we’ll see examples of lowrider and custom-car work in action. Not a Palace Guard member? To join, click here or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100. These events feature a mix of carpools and buses. This event costs $45. Call Alex Hesbrook for reservation details: (505) 982-6366, ext. 119.  
New Mexico History Museum
May 27, 2016
NATIVE TREASURES: Indian Arts Festival
Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 - 29

Continues through May 29, 2016

Join us for the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s 12th Annual Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival , Santa Fe’s only museum-quality Indian art show and sale. Over 200 Native American artists participate - each of whom is specially invited by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture - to represent the best and brightest of the Indian art world. In fact, many of the artists at Native Treasures are represented in the Museum’s permanent collection. Participating artists represent a wide range of tribes and pueblos, as well as a variety of art forms, from traditional to contemporary. In addition to established artists, we have an Emerging Artist section to showcase new talent. Native Treasures is a benefit for the museum. Sponsorships, event ticket sales and a portion of artists’ sales support the museum’s exhibitions and educational programs through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation , the museum’s fiscal agent and private partner. Please join us and support your favorite artists and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture at the same time! Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM Friday, May 27, 2016 Pre-Show Celebration; Tickets $125; Call 505-476-1247 or visit www.museumfoundation.org/native-treasures/ Saturday, May 28, 2016 Early Bird Admission: 9am - 10am; $25 General Admission: 10am - 5pm; $10 All tickets available at entrance Sunday, May 29, 2016 Free General Admission; 10am - 5pm Visit www.nativetreasure.org for more details and up-to-date artist list.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture


On Exhibit during May 2016

Through May 2, 2016
Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning
Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning highlights the Museum’s extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry and presents all aspects of the stone, from geology, mining and history, to questions of authenticity and value. Hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrate the stone’s use and its deep significance to the people of the region.  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through May 12, 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
Open May 21, 2016 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
Open May 22, 2016 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 secret “crypto-Jews”—to finally make a mark as successful merchants, artists and philanthropists in New Mexico.
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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