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Events for August 2016

August 1, 2016
Historical Downtown Walking Tours
10:15 am
Continues through August 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
August 2, 2016
Sephardic Legacy, by the Desert Chorale
A Fractured Faiths event
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
The Desert Chorale will present “Sephardic Legacy,” an original program of music, in conjunction with the exhibit Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities. Vanessa Paloma, Santa Fe native and Sephardic music expert, will be the guest vocalist. Fattah Abbou joins the program performing the oud and percussion instruments. Performances will take place at the New Mexico History Museum on Tuesday, July 26, at 8 pm; Sunday, July 31, at 3:30 pm; and Tuesday, August 2, at 8 pm. The program will be led by Joshua Habermann. Tickets for the performances are $65 and $45 each. For tickets, go to www.desertchorale.org .
New Mexico History Museum
August 2, 2016
Arts Alive!
FREE art making for all ages
10:00 am
Continues through August 5, 2016

FREE art making workshops for ages 3 to 103! Tuesday & Friday
Museum of International Folk Art
August 3, 2016
Flamenco En Vivo
Live Flamenco Guitar Music
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
New Mexico’s finest Flamenco guitarists perform Wednesday adfternoons from 1 to 3 pm
Museum of International Folk Art
August 5, 2016
Exhibit opening: Agnes Martin and Me
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
See Donald Woodman’s photographs of iconic artist Agnes Martin in this exhibit, which accompanies his new book, Agnes Martin and Me (Lyon Art Books; May 2016). A Free First Friday Evening event. Free admission 5-8 pm.
New Mexico History Museum
August 5, 2016
Meridel Rubenstein
Gallery Talk
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Artist Meridel Rubenstein discusses her work on view in Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders 5:30-6:30pm.
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 5, 2016
Breakfast with the Curators
with artist Jason Garcia and curator Valerie Verzuh
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibition - Into the Future - with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best. $30/Foundation Members and $35 for non-members. Call the MIAC front desk at 505-476-1269 to register.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 10, 2016
Sand Mandala Opening Ceremony
The Mystical Arts of Tibet
Noon to 4:00 pm
Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery will be at the Museum of International Folk Art constructing an Amitabha Sand mandala in conjunction with Sacred Realm: Blessings and Good Fortune Across Asia
Museum of International Folk Art
August 10, 2016
Flamenco En Vivo
Live Flamenco Guitar Music
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Live music in the gallery
Museum of International Folk Art
August 11, 2016
Artist Demonstration and Hands-On for all ages
Mandala construction & Community Sand Painting
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery construct an Amitabha Sand Mandala in the Neutrogena Lounge.
Museum of International Folk Art
August 12, 2016
CreativeMornings tackles weirdness
Lowrider Summer
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Legendary lowrider painter Rob Vanderslice explores the global theme of “weird” at the latest installment of CreativeMornings in collaboration with the History Museum exhibit Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico . Enjoy some networking with other creative professionals before the talk, along with coffee and pastries courtesy of Iconik Coffee Roasters. Free.
New Mexico History Museum
August 12, 2016
Artist Demonstration and Community Sand Painting
The Mystical Arts of Tibet
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery construct a Sand Mandala in the Neutrogena lounge leading to the exhibition Sacred Realm: Blessings and Good Fortune Across Asia
Museum of International Folk Art
August 12, 2016
SOLD OUT Breakfast with the Curators
with artist Teri Greeves and curator Valerie Verzuh
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibition - Into the Future - with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best. $30/Foundation Members and $35 for non-members. Call the MIAC front desk at 505-476-1269 to register.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 12, 2016
Music at the Museum
5:30 pm
Continues through August 26, 2016

August music at the museum Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 13, 2016
Demostration, Hands-on & Lecture
In conjunction with Sacred Realm
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sand Mandala construction and community Sand Painting
Museum of International Folk Art
August 14, 2016
Community Sand Painting, Lecture & Hands-on
The Mystical Arts of Tibet
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Final Day of Sand Mandala construction and Community Sand Painting
Museum of International Folk Art
August 15, 2016
Native Cinema Showcase

Continues through August 21, 2016

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the History Museum and the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market present a week’s worth of the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during Indian Market. The full list of daily films and times will be posted here, www.AmericanIndian.si.edu , and here, www.swaia.org , when it’s ready.
New Mexico History Museum
August 17, 2016
Film Screening and Panel Discussion
with Kevin Gover, Suzan Harjo, and Gyasi Ross
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
We present three films featured in the National Museum of the American Indian (Washington DC) exhibition Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United and American Indian Nations.  Robert Redford narrates the films, which run 20 minutes total.  Afterward, a panel comprising Kevin Gover, (National Museum of the American Indian, Gyasi Ross (Attorney and Activist) and Suzan Harjo (Activist and Author) will discuss the relevance of treaties in the twenty-first century
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 17, 2016
Flamenco En Vivo
Live Flamenco Guitar Music
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Flamenco guitar music in teh gallery every Wednesday afternoon
Museum of International Folk Art
August 17, 2016
Letís Take a Look...
Curators Examine Your Treasures
Noon to 2:00 pm
A monthly offering at MIAC, Let’s Take a Look is your chance to bring by your personal treasures for evalauation. While curators are prohibited from assigning retail value (we have a list of external appraisers for you), our curatorial staff is great at helping determine age, origin, use, etc. of many objects. Items with Native American roots are most common, but we can also help with other items periodically. This is a free program.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 18, 2016
Turquoise Buying Seminar with Garrick Beck
an Indian Market Primer
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Garrick Beck is back with his fascinating presentation on the myriad varieties of turquoise, including information on different treatments, and what to be wary of before making an investment. This is a great primer for Indian Market, even if you’re a turquoise afficionado!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 18, 2016
Pottery Demonstration and Talk
with potters Martha Arquero (Cochiti) and Camille Bernal (Taos)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Celebrate the gifts of Mother Earth with a special pottery demonstration and talk with two prominent artists. Using locally sourced materials, Martha Aquero (Cochiti Pueblo) and Camille Bernal (Taos Pueblo) will create and talk with visitors about the history and traditional practice of making pottery.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 19, 2016
Breakfast with the Curators
with Aysen New and curator Tony Chavarria
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Meet the minds behind one of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions - on Lloyd Kiva New - with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best. $30/Foundation Members and $35 for non-members. Call the MIAC front desk at 505-476-1269 to register.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 19, 2016
Panel Discussion with Artists-in-Residence
Joan Vigil, Nick Rosetta, Jonathan Loretto, and Steiner Cody
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hear from Joan Vigil (Jicarilla Apache), Nick Rosetta (Kewa), Jonathan Loretto (Walatowa/Cochiti), and Steiner Cody (Diné) about their research and artist residencies at MIAC this summer. The artists were graciously sponsored by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 20, 2016
Portal Artisans Celebration
8:00 am
Continues through August 21, 2016

Take a break during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market to enjoy the Palace Portal Artisans Celebration in the shady Palace Courtyard. From 8 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 21, 2016
Families Makes History monthly workshop
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
As we head into harvest, it’s time to think about gathering seeds for next year’s garden. Learn how to save seeds and then make traditional indigenous seed balls to preserve until spring planting. 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
August 24, 2016
Flamenco En Vivo
Live Flamenco Guitar Music
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
live Flamenco guitar evert Wednesday afternoon
Museum of International Folk Art
August 26, 2016
Exhibition Opening
Alcoves 16/17 #4
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Featuring works by artists Sally Anderson, Sheri Crider, Robert Drummond, Michael Namingha and John Vokoun
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 26, 2016
Breakfast with the Curators
with historian Erik O. Berg and curator Maxine McBrinn
8:30 am to 8:30 am
Meet the minds behind one of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions - Oblique Views - with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best. $30/Foundation Members and $35 for non-members. Call the MIAC front desk at 505-476-1269 to register.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 27, 2016
Annual House Tour
Friends of Folk Art
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
New date for the 2016 Friends of Folk Art Annual House Tour!
Museum of International Folk Art
August 28, 2016
Behind the Locked Doors of General Motors Design
Lowrider Summer
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dennis Little, a Santa Fe resident and retired Cadillac Studio Chief Designer, will present a glimpse into what really goes into creating the cars of the future. "Behind the Locked Doors of General Motors Design" offers a chance to see what the design studios look like, as well as illustrated slides of future car themes. His talk is part of the exhibit, Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico .  Free with museum admission; Sundays free to NM residents.
New Mexico History Museum
August 28, 2016
Panel Discussion
on Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Based on the book Moquis and Kastiilam: Hopis, Spaniards and the Trauma of History a panel will delve into the story of the first encounter in 1540 between the Hopis (who the Spaniards called Moquis) and the Spaniards (who the Hopis called Kastiilam) until the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. The panelists will discuss the balance of historical documents with oral histories creating a fresh perspective on the interface of Spanish and Hopi in the period of missionization. 
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 31, 2016
Flamenco En Vivo
Live Flamenco Guitar Music
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Live Flamenco guitar every Wednesday afternoon through October 5, 2016
Museum of International Folk Art


On Exhibit during August 2016

Through September 11, 2016
Landscape of an Artist: Living Treasure Dan Namingha
Public Opening on Sunday, March 20, 2016 Screening of Dan Namingha: Seeking Center in Two Worlds at 1:00p.m. Q&A with Dan Namingha at 2:00p.m. Every year at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival , the museum chooses to honor an artist as a MIAC Living Treasure. This year, Dan Namingha (Hopi-Tewa) is being honored as the MIAC Living Treasure and 2016 Native Treasures Featured Artist. Born and raised on the Hopi reservation, Dan Namingha’s work is inspired by the Southwest region and subjects within his culture. For the past five decades his work has continuously evolved as he has refined his studio practice by experimenting with different mediums and techniques.  Throughout this evolution, Namingha has employed alterations and abstractions to give the viewer a mere impression or glimpse of the subjects and landscapes.  This process allows him to share sacred aspects of his culture in familiar forms with the public, while still protecting the sanctity of his Hopi and Tewa culture. Namingha’s work has garnered praise and has been well received on both the national and international art scene at numerous exhibitions. This March, MIAC invites you to help us honor Namingha’s achievements and explore the Landscape of an Artist: Living Treasure Dan Namingha .
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through September 11, 2016
Assumed Identities: Photographs by Anne Noggle
Pilot, photographer, professor, and poet, Anne Noggle (1922-2005) began  her groundbreaking career as a photographer late in life but quickly gained recognition for her witty and honest work. Assumed Identities: Photographs by Anne Noggle opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Saturday, April 2, 2016 and runs through September 11, 2016. A free to the public opening is on Friday, April 1 from 5.30 to 7.30pm.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through September 18, 2016
Santa Fe Faces: Alan Pearlman Photographs
In 2009, photographer Alan Pearlman set out on a quest to capture the soul of Santa Fe in a series of staged portraits. Some of the results take center stage as archival pigment prints in the New Mexico History Museum’s Mezzanine Gallery, March 13–September 18, 2016. Santa Fe Faces: Alan Pearlman Photographs features a selection from 90 portraits he took between 2009 and 2013. Included among them are images of flamenco artist Juan Siddi and Turquoise Trail rancher Archie West. Through them, Pearlman aimed to reveal a moment in the City Different’s history, focusing on the ways that clothing and settings speak to identities and occupations.
New Mexico History Museum
Through October 10, 2016
Finding a Contemporary Voice: The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA
Taking a Fritz Scholder group portrait of IAIA faculty and the legacy of the institution’s first artistic director, Lloyd Kiva New, as starting points, Finding a Contemporary Voice: the Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA includes work from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection by IAIA faculty and alumni from the 1960s to the present such as Scholder, Neil Parsons, T.C. Cannon, Melanie Yazzie, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, and Will Wilson. The Museum of Art’s free to the public exhibition opening is on Friday, May 20, 2016 and the exhibition runs through Oct. 10, 2016. Finding a Contemporary Voice complements concurrent exhibitions at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture ( A New Century: The Life and Legacy of Cherokee Artist and Educator Lloyd "Kiva" New ) and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design, and Influence . All three exhibitions and associated symposia, lectures, and other events celebrate the centennial of Native American artist Lloyd Kiva New’s birth by focusing on key aspects of his significant contributions to contemporary Native culture.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through December 30, 2016
The Life and Art of Innovative Native American Artist and Designer Lloyd Kiva New
This year is the centennial of the birth of seminal Native American artist Lloyd Kiva New, and three Santa Fe arts institutions are celebrating this anniversary in style. Locally, New, a Cherokee, is known as the Institute of American Indian Art’s (IAIA) first artistic director, yet nationally, Native people refer to him as the "Godfather of Native Fashion." Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s career retrospective A New Century: The Life and Legacy of Cherokee Artist and Educator Lloyd "Kiva" New (February 14 through December 30, 2016). A New Century is a mesmerizing look into New’s storied life from his humble beginnings on the family farm in Oklahoma to the burgeoning days at IAIA. In between he strides the decks of the USS Sanborn during World War II and the halls of the Art Institute of Chicago. Opening successive and successful boutiques and craft centers in the gleaming post-war enclave of Scottsdale, Arizona. New was a pioneer in the worlds of fashion, entrepreneurship, and Native art instruction. His vision of cultural studies and creative arts education continues to influence and inspire. Through personal recollections, photos, archival documents, and objects pour la couture, New Century: The Life and Legacy of Cherokee Artist and Educator Lloyd "Kiva" New reviews the life of this American Indian visionary. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, and the New Mexico Museum of Art will each present an exhibition in 2016 focusing on key aspects of Lloyd Kiva New’s (b. 1916 - d. 2002) significant contributions to contemporary Native culture. Additionally, the three institutions are planning a symposium, multiple lectures, panel discussions, a fashion show, Gala, and, as pure celebration, a 100th birthday party.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through December 31, 2016
Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities
In 1492, Spain’s King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella issued a royal edict ordering all Jews to either leave the country or convert to Catholicism. The Spanish Inquisition (and later, the Portugese and Mexican Inquisitions) stood ready to persecute anyone who failed to abide. Violators would endure prisons, torture and death. Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities , opening May 22, 2016, leaps into the ensuing diaspora, a journey that stretches back to biblical times. For the first time, a major institution tells the comprehensive story of how Spain’s Jewry found a tenuous foothold in North America. Despite continued persecution, its people persisted—sometimes as upright Catholic conversos, sometimes as self-identifying “crypto-Jews.”
New Mexico History Museum
Through January 1, 2017
The Morris Miniature Circus: Return of the Little Big Top
Built over the course of forty years by W.J. “Windy” Morris (1904–1978) of Amarillo, Texas, the Morris Miniature Circus is a 3/8”-scale circus model that was acquired by the museum in 1984 and exhibited in 1986. In 2016, the museum will restore and install the Circus once again.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through March 5, 2017
Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico
¡Orale! Take a ride into the creative reimaginings of American steel as captured in photographs, hubcaps, hood ornaments, car show banners and, yes, actual cars. Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico , opening May 1 (through March 5, 2017) at the New Mexico History Museum focuses on mobile works of art and their makers—home-grown Nuevomexicanos who customize, detail, paint and upholster these favorite symbols of Hispanic culture. Photo Curator Daniel Kosharek has pulled together an extensive collection of images by Don Usner, Annie Sahlin, Jack Parsons, Sam Adams, Norman Mauskopf, Dottie Lopez, Gabriela Campos, Meridel Rubinstein and others. In addition, the exhibit features a chromed and touchable engine, miniature-scale model-car collections, trophies, memorabilia and other ephemera. The museum lobby will host a rotating selection of cherry examples. The thrill ride doesn’t stop there.
New Mexico History Museum
Through March 19, 2017
Sacred Realm: Blessings & Good Fortune Across Asia
 What more can we ask than for blessings and good fortune? Whether perceived as miraculous boons or a response to ceremonious prayer, blessings and good fortune come in many forms and bring joy, comfort, and balance to our lives. God, deities, nature spirits, and other unseen forces exist in human belief, which can bring both great harm and great fortune to people on earth.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through March 26, 2017
ALCOVES 16/17
Alcoves 16/17 opens March 4, 2016 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. This will be the first in a series of seven alcove exhibitions that concludes on March 26, 2017. Each of the seven rotations will highlight five artists at various career stages and working in New Mexico today. In this first of seven exhibitions, artists working in all media will be featured; Scott Anderson, Gloria Graham, Scott Greene, Herbert Lotz, and Bonnie Lynch.  
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through May 7, 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 7, 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 August 5, 2017
Agnes Martin and Me
Shrouded in myth, the artist Agnes Martin (1912-2004), an iconic figure in 20 th -century art, was emotionally and artistically tortured, exquisitely sensitive yet socially inept. Canadian born, she started to make a name for herself in the New York art scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s, but in 1967, abandoned her career for a reclusive life in the New Mexico desert. She did not return to her work for nearly a decade. Several years after she began creating art again, photographer Donald Woodman met her and remained a fixture in her life from 1977 through 1984. In Agnes Martin and Me , an exhibit opening August 5 at the New Mexico History Museum (precise closing date to be determined), Woodman shares his photographs of their time together. The exhibit accompanies his new book, Agnes Martin and Me (Lyon Art Books; May 2016), which reveals the raw, unveiled person he knew in the seven rollercoaster years of their constant contact.
New Mexico History Museum
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
Through October 22, 2017
Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art
Sponge Bob Square Pants, Pac Man, and Curious George, all sporting a particularly Native American twist, are just a few images from popular mainstream culture seen in the exhibition, Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art. The free to the public opening for Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is on July 17, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm and the show runs through October 22, 2017 . Featuring nearly 100 objects by more than fifty artists from the museum’s collections as well as others borrowed from collectors and artists, the work on view in Into the Future will be in such various media as traditional clothing and jewelry, pottery and weaving, photography and video, through to comics, and on into cyberspace.  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through December 30, 2017
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
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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