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Events for April 2014

April 1, 2014
Tunstall Store and Dr. Woods House Open for summer season


Lincoln Historic Site
April 4, 2014
Maria Ignacia Jaramillo: A Tale of Two Coats
A Free First Friday Gallery Talk
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Born in Mexican-era Taos, María Ignacia Jaramillo de Bent saw the opening of the Santa Fe Trail and the arrival of traders and trappers from the United States. She married Charles Bent, the first U.S. territorial governor of New Mexico; her younger sister, Josefa Jaramillo, married Kit Carson. Maria Ignacia and her children survived the murder of her husband and brother during the 1847 Taos Rebellion. As part of the museum’s Free First Friday Gallery Talks, learn more about her and the turbulent times she lived in from Collections and Education Manager René Harris, who focuses on the dolman jacket and lovely mantón de Manila on display in Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now as testaments to a woman with feet in two cultures.     Meet up with friends, learn a little something, and head onto dinner with the money you saved. The talks last 15-20 minutes and are repeated at 5:30 and 6:30 pm. Museum admission is free from 5-8 pm on the first Friday of the month, November through April.
New Mexico History Museum
April 6, 2014
Get To Know Your Art Museum
Family Activity Day
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Explore the inner workings of the museum with members of its staff.  Plus a hands-on art activity.
New Mexico Museum of Art
April 10, 2014
CLOSED FOR UTILITY WORK
City Crew

City waterline work in the neighborhood is scheduled for Thursday April 10, 2014 The Museum will be closed.
Museum of International Folk Art
April 13, 2014
Brazilian Music & Dance
with Frank & Pilar Leto
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
in conjunction with Brasil & Arte Popular
Museum of International Folk Art
April 13, 2014
Turquoise, Water, Sky
The Stone and Its Meaning
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Public Opening: 1pm and 3pm -  Dance performance by the Zuni Olla Maidens 1pm-4pm - Hands-on activities for all ages conducted by the museum’s Education Department. 2pm - Panel discussion by Cheryl Ingram(Silver Sun Gallery, Santa Fe), Joe Dan Lowry (The Turquoise Museum, Albuquerque), Douglas Magnus (silversmith and owner of the Tiffany Mine), Mark Bahti (Bahti Indian Arts, Santa Fe/Tucson), and Cody Sanderson (Navajo silversmith) in the O’Keeffe Theater. Seating Limited 2pm-4pm - Jewelry making demonstration by Ehren Natay (Santo Domingo Pueblo/Navajo) and Ed Natay (Navajo) 2pm-4pm - refreshments hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico FREE WITH REGULAR MUSEUM ADMISSION New Mexico residents with I.D. free on Sundays. Children 16 and under and members are always free.  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
April 14, 2014
Historical Downtown Walking Tours
10:15 am
Continues through April 30, 2014

Starting from April 14 and continuing through October 11, 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
April 16, 2014
Letís Take A Look
Curators Look at Your Treasures
Noon to 2:00 pm
During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them. The event is always FREE and open to the public.  Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
April 18, 2014
Premiere screening of Navajo-language Star Wars
Premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode IV:
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Museum Director, Della Warrior, "We are very excited to have our theater as a showcase for our Native films. This series will give our actors, writers, directors and producers a unique venue and audience for their films. Native film is a new medium for Native people to retell our stories to the world. Limited sitting , by reservation only. Call 505 476 1269, Museum of New Mexico Foundation members, free. All others by museum admissiion.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
April 19, 2014
Ft. Stanton Living History Event
10:00 am
Continues through April 20, 2014

The Fort Stanton Garrison will host a Living History Event the third Saturday of each month accept for July, which is Fort Stanton Live.
Fort Stanton Historic Site
April 19, 2014
Nature’s First Green is Gold: Earth Day Celebration
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Coronado Historic Site
April 20, 2014
Put A Spring In Your Step: Earth Day Celebration
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Jemez Historic Site
April 20, 2014
CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY

closed
Museum of International Folk Art
April 20, 2014
Closed on April 20

In honor of the Easter holiday, the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors will be closed on April 20. Please join us when we reopen at 10 am on Tuesday, April 22.
New Mexico History Museum
April 23, 2014
Contemporary Pinhole Photography in the West and Southwest
A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture
Noon to 1:00 pm
Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner speak on “Contemporary Pinhole Photography in the West and Southwest," part of the 2014 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series at noon on Wednesday, April 23, in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors. Spencer and Renner created the Pinhole Resource Collection from their home in New Mexico’s Mimbres Valley. They guest-curated the exhibition Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography at the New Mexico History Museum, April 26, 2014–March 29, 2015, along with its accompanying book (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2014).
New Mexico History Museum
April 25, 2014
Opening Reception
Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 Exhibition organized by Boca Raton Museum of Art.  Through July 27, 2014.  Free admission 5-8pm.
New Mexico Museum of Art
April 27, 2014
We Move Like the Wind-Apaches Off the Reservation
Friends of Coronado Lecture Series
2:00 pm

Coronado Historic Site
April 27, 2014
Exhibit opening: Pinhole Photography
Lecture and book signing
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Be among the first to see the stunning images in Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography and enjoy a lecture and book signing by guest curators Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner, "Passion, Light and Pinhole Photography," at 1 pm in the History Museum auditorium.Reception and book signing, 2 to 4 pm. As an extra treat, the Palace Press will release its latest letterpress broadside, Jane Always Dreaded Flying Home , featuring a digitally printed pinhole photo by Gregg Kemp and the poem it inspired by Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis. April 27 is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, and you can watch as images are added to www.pinholeday.com . Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.
New Mexico History Museum
April 30, 2014
Lincoln County 5th Grade Classes visit Lincoln


Lincoln Historic Site


On Exhibit during April 2014

Through June 1, 2014
Work in Progress: Folk Artists on Immigration -- Exhibition Lab
Work in Progress: Folk Artists on Immigration is the prototype for the exhibition lab, preceeding the “official”  exhibition opening with a convening of international and local folk artists at MOIFA, in conjunction with the International Folk Art Market| Santa Fe ,  July 2014.  
Museum of International Folk Art
Through July 27, 2014
Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan
Taking flight this summer at the Museum of International Folk Art is Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan , an exhibition of more than 200 Japanese kites. The exhibition opened June 9, 2013 and runs through July 27, 2014!
Museum of International Folk Art
Through October 12, 2014
Donald Woodman: Transformed by New Mexico
Beginning with his early years working as a research photographer at the Sacramento Peak Solar Observatory in southern New Mexico, photographer Donald Woodman honed his photographic vision first through stars and clouds and then through sandy soil, majestic peaks and his own interior life. Donald Woodman: Transformed by New Mexico explores that journey through a series of photographs on exhibit February 23 through October 12, 2014, in the New Mexico History Museum’s Mezzanine Gallery. Transformed by New Mexico is one of the commemorations of the History Museum’s fifth anniversary, a yearlong series of exhibits and events celebrating all the museum has accomplished since its opening in May 2009.
New Mexico History Museum
Through December 30, 2014
Spotlight on Gustave Baumann
Gustave Baumann is one of New Mexico’s most treasured artists, known widely for his woodblock prints of Southwestern landscapes and traditions. The New Mexico Museum of Art has a comprehensive collection of Gustave Baumann’s work which includes prints, drawings, paintings, studies, furniture, and the eclectic menagerie of marionettes used to entertain generations of New Mexicans both young and old. Spotlight on Gustave Baumann opens February 1, 2014.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through December 30, 2014
New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History
Artists as diverse as E. Irving Couse, Joseph Henry Sharp, T.C. Cannon, Agnes Martin, Maria Martinez and Georgia O’Keeffe share the museum’s Clarke Gallery for New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History. This exhibition, culled from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection, tells the many stories which make up New Mexico through the eyes of some of this state’s most respected artists. The exhibition opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on February 1, 2014.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through January 5, 2015
Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry
More than 50 images from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives  - along with contemporary images by Native photographers - document the changing perceptions of Native peoples over a span of almost 100 years.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through January 5, 2015
BRASIL & ARTE POPULAR
A fascinating range of unique and vibrant folk traditions are presented in BRASIL & ARTE POPULAR , an exhibition opening Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the Museum of International Folk Art. The exhibition runs through January 5, 2015. This show will feature over 300 pieces from the museum’s rich Brazilian collection: woodblock prints, colorful ceramic and wood folk sculptures, toys and puppets, religious art, festival costumes, and more.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through February 15, 2015
Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico
One of the most far-reaching exhibits of New Mexico animal wood carvings, Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico, debuts at the Museum of International Folk Art on April 6, 2014 with 107 artworks made by such masters as Felipe Archuleta, Patrociñio Barela, and José Dolores López. The exhibition runs through February 15, 2015.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through March 14, 2015
FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY YEAR-LONG CYCLE OPENS IN MARCH WITH THREE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS AT NM MUSEUM OF ART
Focus on Photography is a year-long series of exhibitions opening March 7, 2014 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Three simultaneous exhibitions kick off the series: the solo show Beneath our Feet: Photographs by Joan Myers ; the group show of landscape photographs titled Grounded ; and the Photo Lab , an evolving interactive space exploring photographic processes and ideas. Focus on Photography is a year-long series running March 7, 2014 until March 15, 2015.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Open April 27, 2014 through March 29, 2015
Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography
In an age when every cell phone can take a respectable picture, cameras as low-tech as an oatmeal box still beguile a legion of practitioners, both artistic and documentarian. With roots in the ancient discovery of the camera obscura, pinhole photography has enchanted artists from the 1880s through today. Opening April 27 (through March 29, 2015), Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography , in the Herzstein Gallery of the New Mexico History Museum, explores a historical art form that exemplifies thoroughly contemporary ideals: Do-it-yourself handmade technology with a dash of steampunk style. Nearly 225 photographs and 40 cameras show how a light-tight box pierced by a hole and holding a piece of old-school film can reveal alternate versions of reality. At heart, photography is a method of capturing the way that light plays upon objects, the seen and the unseen—a visual form of poetry that extends beyond a literal representation whenever pinhole cameras are involved.
New Mexico History Museum
Through September 8, 2015
Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest
A celebration of sight, sound, and activity for visitors of all ages,  Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest , opens Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Over 100 objects relating to Southwestern Native dance and music will be featured, including a flute made by Grammy award-winning artist Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo. Collectively used for indigenous ritual performance, the drums, flutes, rasps, rattles, and clothing featured in the exhibition convey a richly layered message. Music, too, is integral to the ceremony—it is more than accompaniment for the dancers; each song is a prayer providing a pathway to the here and now and to the worlds beyond. The opening on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m.  will feature performances, demonstrations, hands-on activities for the entire family, and refreshments provided by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through May 2, 2016
Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning
Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning, opening April 13, 2014 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 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. People in the Southwest have used turquoise for jewelry and ceremonial purposes and traded valuable stones both within and outside the region for over a thousand years. Turquoise, Water, Sky presents hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrating how the stone was used and its deep significance to the people of the region. This comprehensive consideration of the stone runs through May 2, 2016.  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
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


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