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Events for September 2015

September 1, 2015
Historical Downtown Walking Tours
10:15 am
Continues through September 30, 2015

Starting from April 13 and continuing through October 17, 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
September 2, 2015
Performance, Politics, and Piety: Pageantry and Identity in Colonial Mexico City
Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Dr. Linda A. Curcio-Nagy, associate professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of Nevada, speaks on "Performance, Politics, and Piety:  Pageantry and Identity in Colonial Mexico City," during the museum’s annual Santa Fe Fiesta lecture. Free for Palace Guard members, $5 others, at the door.
New Mexico History Museum
September 4, 2015
Early closing for Zozobra
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Kick off Santa Fe Fiesta with the annual burning of Zozobra. We’ll close at 5 pm to make it easy for you, instead of our usual Free Friday Evening. See you at the show.
New Mexico History Museum
September 7, 2015
Open on Labor Day
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
You bet, we’re open our regular working hours today, 10 am to 5 pm. Bring your out-of-town guests and introduce them to New Mexico history!
New Mexico History Museum
September 9, 2015
Islands in the Sky: Photographers View the Llano Estacado
Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture
Noon to 1:00 pm
Bill Tydeman speaks on “Islands in the Sky: Photographers View the Llano Estacado,” part of the 2015 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors. Tydeman is a historian at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University. With Stephen Bogener, he edited the 2011 book, Llano Estacado: An Island in the Sky (Texas Tech University Press).
New Mexico History Museum
September 9, 2015
Georgia O'Keeffe in Process and Looking Forward Looking Back
Member Preview
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Foundation members are invited to preview  Georgia O’Keeffe in Process and  Looking Forward Looking Back. 6 to 8 p.m. Premier Early Access for Patron, Benefactor and Ambassador members 6:30 to 8 p.m. All members welcome. Student, Individual/Dual, Family/Grandparents and Sponsor members and above Georgia O’Keeffe in Process reveals the steps in O’Keeffe’s creative process and technique that span her career, while Looking Forward Looking Back showcases historic works by significant women artists from the museum’s collection while looking forward at new projects by contemporary women artists. Enjoy wine Hors d’oeuvres by Walter Burke Catering  Live music by the Shriner’s Club Band Participate in Looking Forward Looking Back exhibition artist Ligia Bouton’s Understudy for Animal Farm by posing for photographs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For questions, please call 505.982.6366. ext. 100
New Mexico Museum of Art
September 9, 2015
Community-in-Residence at the Santa Fe Opera
An Alzheimer’s Poetry Project event
10:30 am to 11:30 am
People with memory illnesses, their loved ones and care partners are invited to participate in this free, fun-filled hour creating poetry set to music inspired by the stories, costumes, and grounds of The Santa Fe Opera. To participate, contact alysha@aloveoflearning.org , or call 505-913-2186. The Community-in-Residence series are supported by a number of Santa Fe-based arts and cultural institutions, including the New Mexico History Museum; the Alzheimer’s Creativity Project; Alzheimer’s Poetry Project; Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Lifesongs: a program of the Academy for the Love of Learning; Museum of International Folk Art; Vista Living; and the Santa Fe Opera.
New Mexico History Museum
September 10, 2015
Opening Reception
Looking Forward Looking Back and O’Keeffe in Process
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Public Reception, Thursday, September 10, 5 – 7pm
New Mexico Museum of Art
September 10, 2015
How Lithography Shaped Our Memory of the Civil War
An exclusive event for Los Compadres and the Palace Guard
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Curator and Palace Press Director Tom Leech leads a members-only visit to see the Landfall Press and its Marinoni Voirin printing press (ca.1860). Master lithographers Jack Lemon and Steve Campbell will produce prints from a litho stone bearing a historic image of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Part of the programming series for the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War , which is a collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera’s debut of Cold Mountain this August. Free to members of the Palace Guard and Los Compadres. Reservations: (505) 982-7799, ext. 4. Not a member? Join: http://www.museumfoundation.org/palace-guard
New Mexico History Museum
September 10, 2015
Introduction to Stone Carving Workshop
with Master Sculptor Rollie Grandbois
10:00 am
Continues through September 12, 2015

Thursday - Saturday • September 10 - 12 • 10am - 3pm $125 fee includes limestone and instruction; students must bring gloves, safety glasses, earplugs, respirator, and photos/sketches/model for inspiration. Grandbois will have tools for sale and student use. To register and for more information, call Angela at (505) 476-1247. Limited space available. Students should bring bag lunch or plan to order from Museum Café. A sculptor for more than 30 years, Grandbois’s work was featured in MIAC’s recent Allan Houser exhibit. He is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa of North Dakota. Workshop will take place at the Museum.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
September 13, 2015
Navajo Jeweler Cody Sanderson
Artist’s Talk
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Cody Sanderson discusses his unique jewelry designs as a complement to our popular exhibition, Turquoise, Water, Sky. Free with museum admission. Held at MIAC’s O’Keeffe Theater.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
September 13, 2015
Red Poetry Slam
Closing Program
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Red That Colored the World closes at the Museum of International Folk Art with spoken word poetry.
Museum of International Folk Art
September 16, 2015
Let’s 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 waiting 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
September 17, 2015
What’s Hiding in the Basement???
Behind the Scenes Tour at MIAC

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE  FIA SITE  FOR MORE INFO. FIA members are in for a rare treat with this event, which will take attendees behind the scenes to view a treasure trove of Native American art, culture, and history hiding in MIAC basement. Participants will meet with museum curators for coffee and croissants and then break into intimate groups to "go where few have gone before." Some great surprises await attendees in museum storage!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
September 17, 2015
Teacher Resource Fair
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Teachers: Enjoy a free opportunity to learn how community organizations can amp up your offerings in the classroom and on field trips. The Teacher Resource Fair is offered through a partnership by the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and the Santa Fe Community Educators Network, made up of education directors from local nonprofits and government entities. Teachers of all kinds—from public schools, private schools and home schooling—are welcome. Free admission to explore the museum from 4–5 pm. From 5–7, visit with representatives from dozens of nonprofits and government entities that have programs for you and your students. Mingle with fellow teachers, enjoy light refreshments, register for door prizes and collect free materials.
New Mexico History Museum
September 18, 2015
Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts
Public Awards Ceremony
5:15 pm to 7:00 pm
St. Francis Auditorium 5:15-7pm
New Mexico Museum of Art
September 18, 2015
Governor’s Awards Honoree’s Exhibition
Public Reception
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
3:30-4:30pm on 4th Floor of State Capital
New Mexico Museum of Art
September 20, 2015
Empire and Liberty: The Civil War in the West
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Author and historian Virginia Scharff leads a panel discussion featuring Carolyn Brucken, curator at the Autry Museum; Durwood Ball, editor of the New Mexico Historical Review; and Jennifer Denetdale, a professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Part of the programming series for the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War , a collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera’s debut of Cold Mountain this August. Free with admission; admission free on Sundays to NM residents.
New Mexico History Museum
September 20, 2015
Second Annual Festival of the Drum
Celebrating Native Music in the Milner Plaza


Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
September 26, 2015
Collecting Modernist Art
A Conversation with Jan and Marica Vilcek
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
4-5PM, free lecture in St. Francis Auditorium
New Mexico Museum of Art
September 27, 2015
Family Fun Day
Here and There: Modernism Everywhere!
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1:00 pm  to 4:00 pm here and the O’Keeffe Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art
September 27, 2015
Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey
A Hispanic Heritage Month event
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
See a screening of a new American Masters documentary about a Mexican American born and raised in segregated Mesa, Arizona, who became an extraordinary international photographer. Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey program uses Guerrero’s words and images to explore his collaborations with three of the most iconic American artists of the 20th century: architect Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. Followed by an interactive discussion with architectural photographer Kirk Gittings and Photo Curator Daniel Kosharek. This event is presented by the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives in collaboration with New Mexico PBS to honor Hispanic Heritage Month. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents. Reserve a seat by clicking on  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-mexico-pbs-presents-american-masters-pedro-e-guerrero-a-photographers-journey-tickets-18367370299 ; or log onto www.newmexicopbs.org and follow the prompts.
New Mexico History Museum


On Exhibit during September 2015

Through September 7, 2015
Summer of Color
Santa Fe appears to be awash in gradations of adobe brown yet it is a city of rich colors found nowhere else – as seen by the generations of artists who’ve made this city their home. And color in its many shades and hues comes to the fore this summer when some of the city’s leading cultural institutions located on Museum Hill coordinate a series of exhibitions and events; Museum of International Folk Art , Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe , Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian , Museum of Spanish Colonial Art , and  Santa Fe Botanical Garden.
Museum of International Folk Art
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 September 20, 2015
Colors of the Southwest
The New Mexico Museum of Art is participating in the city’s 2015 “Summer of Color” celebration with the exhibition Colors of the Southwest . The exhibtion dates are March 6 – September 20, 2015. The exhibition will encompass an array of art created from the early 20th century to the present and will include paintings, photographs, prints, watercolors, and ceramics.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through October 19, 2015
Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women
First exhibit of its kind featuring leading American Indian Women sculptors of 20th and 21st centuries   Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Nov. 2, 2014 and runs through Oct. 19, 2015. The exhibition features figures of women sculpted by seven American Indian women artists.  Most of the ten works on view will be in the museum’s outdoor Roland Sculpture Garden. There is a long history of sculpting among the indigenous peoples of the Americas. The artists in Courage and Compassion , while contemporary in their approach are steeped in tradition. Using the same materials as their ancestors did thousands of years ago, the works presented draw on cultural influences of those who have gone before
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through December 27, 2015
Gustave Baumann and New Mexico
Treasured New Mexico Artist’s range of works on view Few artists are as closely identified with Santa Fe as is Gustave Baumann; his art delighting viewers for almost a century. The New Mexico Museum of Art, the world’s largest repository of Gustave Baumann material, will show some of these works on paper, paintings, and prints, as well as some of his beloved marionettes in Gustave Baumann and New Mexico. The exhibition opens on Friday, August 14, 2015 and runs through December 27, 2015.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through December 27, 2015
That Multitudes May Share: Building the Museum of Art
That Multitudes May Share: Building the Museum of Art opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Friday, August 14, 2015. The exhibition looks at the story behind the creation of the Santa Fe style, the process that led to the building the Museum of Art in 1917, and considers the history of the New Mexico Museum of Art’s influential Pueblo Revival building. 
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through January 3, 2016
Pottery of the U.S. South: A Living Tradition
Pottery was crucial to agrarian life in the U.S. South, with useful forms such as pitchers, storage jars, jugs, and churns being most in demand for the day-to-day activities of a household and farm. Today, a century after that lifeway began to change, potters in the South continue to make vital wares that are distinctively Southern. The Museum of International Folk Art will celebrate this “living tradition” of American regional culture with the exhibition Pottery of the U.S. South: A Living Tradition , which opens on Friday, October 24, with a free public reception from 5:30 to 7:30pm hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico. The two-man folk orchestra Round Mountain will perform Southern-inspired music, including original compositions, at the opening reception. The exhibition presents traditional stoneware from North Carolina and north Georgia, current works characterized by earthy local clays, salt and ash glazes, and surprising effects of wood firing.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through January 10, 2016
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 Jan. 10, 2016), 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 January 16, 2016
Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley
Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture February 15, 2015 and runs through January 16 2016. On view will be 32 works of art spanning his career, including paintings, mixed media works, and bronze sculptures.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Open September 11, 2015 through January 17, 2016
Looking Forward Looking Back
This exhibition looks back at historic works by significant women artist from the Museum of Art Collection while looking forward at new projects by contemporary feminist artists. Artists in the exhibition include Eleanor Antin, Louise Bourgeois, Beatrice Wood, Angela Ellsworth and Ligia Bouton.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Open September 10, 2015 through January 17, 2016
O’Keeffe in Process
The New Mexico Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition O’Keeffe in Process is its contribution to the “Fall of Modernism” cultural collaboration with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. The exhibition opens Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5-7pm and runs through January 17, 2016.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through February 26, 2016
Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War
Civil War battles raged across America’s northern and southern states as Texas Confederates launched a plot: Head north and west through the New Mexico Territory with hopes of seizing California’s goldfields and sea ports. In 1862, battles erupted in Mesilla, Valverde, and Glorieta. Confederate forces briefly occupied the Palace of the Governors. Despite such victories, breaks in supply chains forced the Texans to retreat. While the carnage of Shiloh, Manassas and Gettysburg roiled the nation, New Mexico’s role in the Civil War faded—like the photographs of soldiers and loved ones held for remembrance as a nation faltered and the dead were buried. What was left behind—cased-image portraits of wartime soldiers and their families; a tattered flag; post-war lithographs—failed to definitively answer our nation’s questions, leaving mysteries, unknown faces and untold stories. In the museum’s intimate Mezzanine Gallery, three curators—Meredith Davidson, Daniel Kosharek and Tom Leech—come together, approaching the subject from different angles and inviting visitors to consider these fragments of memories and how a long-gone war still defines us as Americans.
New Mexico History Museum
Through March 13, 2016
Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World
A 1960s’ ecclesiastical wave of urban renewal inspired mission churches throughout the Americas to undergo renovations and, all too often, cast off centuries-old artwork. Charles W. Collier, a cultural attaché to Bolivia, and his wife, Nina Perera Collier, began purchasing and obtaining pieces that eventually formed the backbone of the International Institute of Iberian Colonial Art, once based at their Los Luceros estate in northern New Mexico. In 2005, with the promised construction of spacious galleries and a state-of-the-art collections vault at the New Mexico History Museum, the Institute donated 70 paintings and three sculptures. When Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World opens on June 29, 35 of these 17 th - and 18 th -century masterpieces will share one exhibition space for the first time ever. Painting the Divine includes works from Spain’s three colonial capitals: Peru, Mexico and New Mexico. Together, they reveal how faith sustained Spanish colonists in harsh and remote frontiers and how their religious art evolved in those places.
New Mexico History Museum
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 June 19, 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
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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