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Events for August 2014

August 1, 2014
Ice Cream Social
Free
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Enjoy free ice cream in the New Mexico Museum of Art’s courtyard, graciously provided by Haagen-Dazs.
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 1, 2014
Old Lincoln Days
8:30 am
Continues through August 3, 2014


Lincoln Historic Site
August 1, 2014
Historical Downtown Walking Tours
10:15 am
Continues through August 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
August 1, 2014
Print to Painting in New Spain
A Free First Friday Gallery Talk
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
How did artists in Spain’s farflung colonies draw inspiration for the lavishly detailed artwork on display in Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World? Secular and sacred engravings were sent to New World colonies like Santa Fe, and inventories made in the viceroyalties confirm that these European prints were displayed in churches and private homes. Local artists based their own work on them, helping to create a unique regional aesthetic. Meet curator Josef Díaz in the Painting the Divine gallery, where he will show how the art evolved.  Free museum admission to everyone from 5 to 8 pm.
New Mexico History Museum
August 1, 2014
Breakfast with the Artist
Estella Loretto
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Breakfast with Estella Loretto, (Jemez Pueblo) who is currently one of a few Native American women working in monumental bronze sculpting. She has studied and trained with mentors including her mother, her grandmother, and most notably with Native American sculptor Allan Houser.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 3, 2014
Sculpture Exhibit Opening
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Apache Indian artist Allan Houser is a renowned sculptor, painter and teacher, whose work is featured in museums and in private and corporate collections worldwide.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 3, 2014
A musical performance by Schola Cantorum Santa Fe
A Painting the Divine event
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Back by popular demand, one of the History Museum’s favorite groups, Schola Cantorum Santa Fe, performs "Echoes of Mary," seldom-heard sacred music dedicated to Mary from the cathedrals of Mexico City and Cuba to the capillas of northern New Mexico. Part of the programming series for Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World . Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents and children 16 and under are free daily.
New Mexico History Museum
August 6, 2014
Conversation on Collaboration
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Artist Judy Chicago and photographer Donald Woodman are married and work both individually and in partnership. Join them, along with Merry Scully and Mary Anne Redding, the curators of two exhibits, Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico, 1984-2014 (New Mexico Museum of Art) and Donald Woodman: Tran sformed by New Mexico (New Mexico History Museum), for a conversation on the triumphs and challenges of both approaches. Note: This FREE event will be in the Museum of Art’s St. Francis Auditorium.   
New Mexico History Museum
August 6, 2014
Conversation with Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Conversation on collaboration with artists Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman and curators Mary Anne Redding and Merry Scully
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 6, 2014
Southwest Pottery Artist Demonstration
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Native artists from different Southwest tribes will discuss and demonstrate different techniques, clays, and styles of pottery.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 8, 2014
Pinhole to Pixel
A lecture in support of the exhibit Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
California pinhole artist Peggy Ann Jones speaks in the History Museum auditorium on "Pinhole to Pixel" and what happens to the creative potential of photography when the artist designs and constructs the camera. Basic concepts of the photographic process led Jones to visually comment on principles of photography and traditionally accepted modes of photographic production. Her photos and cameras are included in Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography . Free.
New Mexico History Museum
August 8, 2014
Breakfast with the Artist
Lee Marmon, Laguna Pueblo Photographer
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Enjoy breakfast with and a presentation by Lee Marmon, Laguna Pueblo Photographer. Lee’s photographs are featured in Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry. Lee will share stories of early Southwestern photographers, highlights of his career as the first Pueblo photographer, and the changes in the Native communities
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 9, 2014
Turquoise Buying Seminar
Learn Before You Buy
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
We’re surrounded by turquoise, especially in Santa  Fe. Before you buy, learn what you should be looking for. Seminar given by Jim Kissock of Kings Trading Company, Santa Fe  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 10, 2014
Pueblo Independence Day
7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Jemez Historic Site
August 10, 2014
Perspectives and Meanings
Turquoise from Prehistory to the Present: A Lecture Series
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
"Navajo," the fourth lecture of a five part series. Speaker Fritz Casuse is Navajo, and an award-winning artist known for his sculptural, contemporary jewelry. He shares his skills by teaching at the Poeh Arts Program while continuing to create jewelry, paintings, sculpture and more. This lecture is free with museum admission.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 14, 2014
Breakfast with the Curators
Maxine McBrinn, Curator of
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Breakfast with Maxine McBrinn, curator of "Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning." The exhibit 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
August 14, 2014
Crash Course: How to Take an Oral History
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Join historian Jon Hunner, interim director of the New Mexico History Museum, and curator Meredith Davidson for an exclusive workshop on gathering and archiving oral histories. This free, introductory course will be offered twice, from 10 am to noon on Wednesday, July 23, in the Meem Community Room. The class will be repeated from 1 to 3 pm on Thursday, Aug. 14, in the History Museum classroom. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Tomas Jaehn at tomas.jaehn@state.nm.us to reserve a seat.
New Mexico History Museum
August 15, 2014
Breakfast with the Artist
Dallin Maybee
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Dallin Maybee (Northern Arapaho/Seneca) was raised on the Cattaraugas Indian Reservation in Western New York, home of the Seneca Nation. Dallin is currently Interim Chief Operating Officer for the Soutwestern Association  of Indian Arts (SWAIA). In addition to being an award-winning artist, international performer and lecturer, Dallin has a Juris Doctorate from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 16, 2014
Ft. Stanton Living History Event
10:00 am
Continues through August 17, 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
August 17, 2014
Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography
Annual Summer House Party

Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography (FOCA+P) are inivted to socialize with other members, artists and curators.
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 17, 2014
Revolutions, Big and Small
Special Community Conversations with Cut+Paste Society
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Artists and writers share journal entries to spark conversation on daily practice 2pm-3:30pm in the Parlor
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 17, 2014
Steve La Rance & Marian Denipah Lecture

Steve LaRance(Assiniboine/Hopi)and Marian Denipah(Navajo/Ohkay Owingeh) create jewelry, paintings, and sculptures as individuals and as partners. Their tufa-cast silverwork creates jewelry that are tiny sculptures, set with precious and semi-precious stones, including high-grade turquoise. They use traditional Native design to make pieces that feel creatively contemporary.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 18, 2014
Today’s movie: Incident at Oglala
Native Cinema Showcase
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Today’s kickoff for the Native Cinema Showcase features Incident at Oglala at 7 pm. (USA, 1992, 89 min. For mature audiences) The documentary recalls the turbulence of the Pine Ridge Reservation when, on June 26, 1975, mounting antagonism between the U.S. government, tribal government, and Lakota traditionalists resulted in the deaths of many, including two FBI agents. The subsequent trial ends in the conviction of one – American Indian Movement member Leonard Peltier. Presented at the New Mexico History Museum in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market.
New Mexico History Museum
August 19, 2014
Today’s movies: Indian Market Classification X Winners 2014
Native Cinema Showcase
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presented at the New Mexico History Museum in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, today’s offerings include the Santa Fe Indian Market moving image Classification X winners (1 pm) and Kumu Hina (7 pm), preceded by Wakening . All movies are free in the History Museum auditorium.
New Mexico History Museum
August 20, 2014
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 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
August 20, 2014
Artist Lecture/Demonstration
Dawn Jackson
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Dawn Jackson’s, Saginaw Chippewa, painting style reflects the bold and colorful imagery of classic animation, using cel vinyl paint and painting in reverse on layers of clear acetate to create striking depth and dimension.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 20, 2014
Breakfast with the Artist
John Torres Nez
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Breakfast with John Torres Nez (Navajo) Ph.D., President of Indigenous Fine Art Market (IFAM). IFAM was born in April 2014, out of a positive movement by artists who wanted a voice in how their market is produced. Its inaugural year will include amazing artists from across North America. John comes from the world of archaeology and museum worlds, including as a curator here at MIAC. He is also a bead worker, flint napper, and jeweler.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 20, 2014
Southwest Pottery Artist Demonstration
Sharon Lewis, Acoma Pueblo
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Native artists from different Southwest tribes will discuss and demonstrate different techniques, clays, and styles of pottery.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 20, 2014
Today’s movies: Navajo classics and Craters of the Moon
Native Cinema Showcase
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presented at the New Mexico History Museum in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, today’s offerings include 1966 shorts from Navajo students (1 pm) and Craters of the Moon (7 pm), preceded by two Inuk shorts. All movies are free in the History Museum auditorium.
New Mexico History Museum
August 21, 2014
Dawn Jackson, Saginaw Chippewa, Artist Lecture/Demonstration
Cel Vinyl Painting
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Dawn Jackson’s painting style reflects the bold and colorful imagery of classic animation, using cel vinyl paint and painting in reverse on layers of clear acctate to create striking depth and dimension.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 21, 2014
The Civil War in New Mexico: The War for the Southwest
A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture
Noon to 1:00 pm
Georgetown University doctoral student Oliver Horn speaks on "The Civil War in New Mexico: The War for the Southwest" on Thursday, Aug. 21. The Brainpower & Brownbags Lectures are free and open to the public. Enter the Meem Community Room through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors.
New Mexico History Museum
August 21, 2014
A Tribe Called Red in Concert on Museum Hill
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in collaboration with The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will present a live concert with acclaimed Native group, A Tribe Called Red. The three-man First Nation’s crew is one of Canada’s most prestigious groups. The event will be on Thursday, August 21 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology which is located on Museum Hill at 710 Camino Lejo, off Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe, N.M. with free admission and doors opening at 8 p.m.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 21, 2014
Today’s movies: Mann v. Ford, Road to Paloma, Among Ravens
Native Cinema Showcase
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presented at the New Mexico History Museum in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, today’s offerings include Mann v. Ford   (noon), Road to Paloma   (3 pm), and Among Ravens  (7 pm). All movies are free in the History Museum auditorium.
New Mexico History Museum
August 22, 2014
Today’s movies: Spirit in Glass, Rhymes for Young Ghouls and more
Native Cinema Showcase
1:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Presented at the New Mexico History Museum in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, today’s offerings include Spirit in Glass (1 pm), Future Voices of New Mexico (5 pm) and Rhymes for Young Ghouls (8 pm). All movies are free in the History Museum auditorium.
New Mexico History Museum
August 23, 2014
Portal Artisans Celebration
10:00 am
Continues through August 24, 2014

Take a break during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market to enjoy the Palace Portal Artisans Celebration in the shady Palace Courtyard. From 10 am—5 pm, portal artisans will offer music, hand-crafted art, raffles, a Native specialties food booth, and traditional Indian dances. The event is free.
New Mexico History Museum
August 23, 2014
Ways to Teach, Ways to Learn: Traditional Native American Games in the Classroom
Free Teacher Workshop (Middle School)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Join Lee Lomayestewa (Hopi), Research Assistant for the Hopi Tribe’s Cultural Preservation Office, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and National Museum of the American Indian staff, for a hands-on, informative, and practical way to experience indigenous forms of teaching and learning.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 23, 2014
Today’s movies: Yakona and Something to Talk About Shorts
Native Cinema Showcase
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presented at the New Mexico History Museum in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, today’s offerings include Yakona (1 pm) and the Something to Talk About Shorts Program (3 pm). All movies are free in the History Museum auditorium.
New Mexico History Museum
August 24, 2014
Today’s movies: Indian Market Classification X Winners and Empire of Dirt
Native Cinema Showcase
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Presented at the New Mexico History Museum in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, today’s offerings include the Indian Market Clasification X Winners (11 am) and Empire of Dirt (3 pm). All movies are free in the History Museum auditorium.
New Mexico History Museum
August 27, 2014
Crash Course: How to Take an Oral History
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Join historian Jon Hunner, interim director of the New Mexico History Museum, and curator Meredith Davidson for an exclusive workshop on gathering and archiving oral histories. This free, introductory course will be offered twice, from 10 am to noon on Wednesday, July 23, in the Meem Community Room. The class will be repeated from 1 to 3 pm on Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the History Museum classroom. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Tomas Jaehn at tomas.jaehn@state.nm.us to reserve a seat.
New Mexico History Museum
August 28, 2014
Opening Reception
Focus on Photography
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Selection of photographs by Delilah Montoya, photograms, and non-standard photographs. 5-7pm.  Free
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 28, 2014
Opening Reception
Alcove Shows 1917 – 1927
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Guest curator Malin Wilson-Powell looks back at the first 10 years of our exhibition history.  5-7pm.  Free
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 29, 2014
Museum closes at 5 pm today
5:00 pm to 5:00 pm
In honor of the Santa Fe Fiestas and tonight’s burning of Zozobra, we’ll close the museum at 5 pm. Join us next week for Free Friday Night, 5-8 pm.
New Mexico History Museum
August 30, 2014
Art Making Workshop : Collage
Homage to Your Pet or Favorite Animal
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
In St. Francis Auditorium 1:00 to 3:30 pm
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 30, 2014
Cat Adoption Event
Noon to 4:00 pm
12-4pm Inspired by Judy Chicago’s Kitty City
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 30, 2014
Cowboy Poetry
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Lincoln Historic Site


On Exhibit during August 2014

Through October 12, 2014
Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014
Marking both her seventy-fifth birthday and three decades of living and working in New Mexico, Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014 opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art June 6, 2014 and runs through October 12, 2014. The exhibition will focus on both large-scale public projects and smaller-scale personal artworks and will be among the first to focus on recent works by Judy Chicago.
New Mexico Museum of 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 1, 2015
Toys and Games: A New Mexico Childhood
Museums often focus on how we worked, how we fought, the businesses we built, and the challenges we overcame – the adult side of life. But before we became hard workers, everyone was a child, and every child shaped his or her play-world with toys. From the homemade or passed down to those bought new, toys deeply impact how we fill our childhood worlds. The History Museum collections contain a range of examples of how we played, and in observance of our fifth anniversary, we’ll display some of the most exquisite pieces in an installation in our front window. Toys and Games: A New Mexico Childhood invites visitors to travel down memory lane while also introducing today’s children to the delights of childhood past.
New Mexico History Museum
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 29, 2015
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 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 April 19, 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 April 15, 2015.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through May 24, 2015
Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Reflect on the Immigrant Experience
The Gallery of Conscience is an experimental space where the public is invited to help shape the content and form of the exhibition through interactive elements and facilitated dialogues
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 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
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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