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Events for October 2014

October 1, 2014
Historical Downtown Walking Tours
10:15 am
Continues through October 11, 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
October 3, 2014
Broken by Secrets: Robert Oppenheimer and the Early Atomic Age
A Free First Friday Gallery Talk
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Dr. Jon Hunner, interim director of the museum, explores the complicated life of the atomic bomb’s father—from his childhood through his scientific career to his involvement with governmental policies during the early Atomic Age. Hunner’s Free First Friday talk, "Broken by Secrets: Robert Oppenheimer and the Early Atomic Age," will focus on Oppenheimer’s leadership of the Manhattan Project, his advocacy for an alternative way of dealing with these new weapons during the Cold War, and the events that led to him losing his security clearance in 1954. The museum is free to everyone from 5 to 8 pm.
New Mexico History Museum
October 4, 2014
Turquoise Mine Tour
Tiffany & Castilian Mines

Douglas Magnus, jewelry artist and owner of the Tiffany and Castilian Mines, among others in the Cerrillos District, will lead a tour of his mines. The tour is limited to twelve people. Tickets and information can be obtained at the Museum Gift Shop. (505-982-5057) PLEASE NOTE THAT EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
October 5, 2014
Albuquerque Baroque Players
A Painting the Divine event
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Hear the Albuquerque Baroque Players perform in the History Museum auditorium, featuring 17th- and 18th-century chamber music from Italy, Germany and France. Performing: MaryAnn Shore (oboe and recorder), Mary Bruesch (viola da gamba) and Susan Patrick (harpsichord). The event is free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents. Children 16 and under free daily.
New Mexico History Museum
October 7, 2014
The Linguists: Saving Endangered Languages
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
What does it take to save a dying language? Join linguists Greg Anderson and K. David Harrison for a free screening of their 2008 film, The Linguists , which follows them around the world as they collect recordings of people speaking threatened languages. The screening, which will be followed by a Q&A, will be held in the History Museum Auditorium and is presented in collaboration with the Lensic and the International Folk Art Alliance. (The Lensic will feature a multimedia presentation by the two men on Oct. 6 at 7 pm. Tickets for that event are $10; ticketssantafe.org .)
New Mexico History Museum
October 8, 2014
Bob Boze Bell Talk
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Museum of New Mexico Foundation is funding two special guests in Lincoln this October.  Bob Boze Bell, Executive Editor of True West Magazine, is going to be an artist-in-residence October 1st through the 10th.  While here Bob will be making sketches of Lincoln and historical events in the village.  Joining Bob as historian-in-residence will be author Frederick Nolan who will be doing original research on Lincoln or an associated event.  You are welcome and encouraged to talk to Bob and visit with him while he is here.
Lincoln Historic Site
October 11, 2014
Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale
Come Discover Your Own Treasures!

Continues through October 12, 2014

A unique sale of Native American jewelry and art from private collections that benefits the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Pottery, jewelry, textiles, paintings, baskets, carvings, sculpture, beadwork–historic and contemporary. Come discover your own treasures!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
October 12, 2014
From Pinholes to Black Holes
A lecture in support of the exhibit Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Los Alamos National Laboratory fellow and astrophysicist Ed Fenimore speaks in the History Museum auditorium on "From Pinholes to Black Holes," detailing his work on a complex pinhole-based camera that flew on a 1991 Space Shuttle experiment. Why pinhole? Some stars and especially black holes generate mostly x-rays, but x-rays reflect and refract poorly. The best imaging technique for such stars is the technologically simplistic pinhole. LANL developed a coded array with 20,805 pinholes to get the task done. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.  
New Mexico History Museum
October 15, 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
October 16, 2014
Dave Warren and the Transformation of Cultural Studies Symposium

Continues through October 17, 2014

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, in partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts, will honor Dr. Dave Warren with a symposium that examines the wide-ranging, profound impact his career has had on issues concerning modern indigenous people. Round-table and paper sessions will focus on areas related to his groundbreaking work in fields including: Native museums and cultural centers, tribal archives and Native education.  Limited seating, free to the public.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
October 18, 2014
Fiesta of Cultures
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
¡Viva la Fiesta! Enjoy panoramic views of the Rio Grande, the Bosque and the Sandia Mountains during Fiesta of Cultures, a celebration of local traditions including Pueblo, Hispanic and Anglo.
Coronado Historic Site
October 18, 2014
Spanish Guitar of the Americas
Free Concert Series

A Free Concert Series featuring performances by award-winning guitarists Randy Rane and Ivan Rane, well-known Brazilian group Rio, classical guitarist Jesse Vernier, and Western Americana band Bone Orchard. Celebrate the change of seasons in beautiful Southern New Mexico with music, regional cuisine and museum exhibits on the history of El Camino Real. 10 am to 6 pm. Also on November 22nd and December 13th.  
El Camino Real Historic Trail Site
October 18, 2014
Spanish Guitar of the Americas -- A Music Festival
10:00 am
Continues through December 13, 2014

Celebrate the change of seasons in beautiful southern New Mexico with music, regional cuisine, and museum exhibits at El Camino Real Historic Trail Site Beginning on Saturday, October 18, and again on Saturday, November 22, and on Saturday, December 13 will be a free concert series and festival of the Spanish guitar at El Camino Real Historic Trail Site from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all three dates.
El Camino Real Historic Trail Site
October 18, 2014
(Indigène Vérité) Digital Reclamation of Indigenous Storyscapes
Films by Jeffrey Palmer
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Join us on Saturday October 18, 2014, in the In the Kathryn O’Keefe Theatre for screenings of films by Jeffrey Palmer.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
October 21, 2014
Friends of Archaeology: Yucatan, The Mayan Route and Chiapas

Continues through November 4, 2014

From Merida to San Cristobal de las Casas, this excursion will visit several of the most famous Mayan cities: Palenque, Chichen Itza, Calakmul, and the murals of Bonampak. Museums, shopping and sharing experiences with local residents are also on the activity list. Organized by Rosa Carlson, and accompanied by OAS director emeritus, Tim Maxwell. Cost to be announced. Please check  here  and  here  for updates. To become a FOA member, click  here .  
Office of Archaeological Studies
October 25, 2014
Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care: A Day of Learning
A special workshop
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
How can we build creative connections among people with memory illnesses using music, poetry and museum exhibits? Learn new techniques at a daylong workshop sponsored by the New Mexico History Museum and the acclaimed Alzheimer’s Poetry Project. Participation is open to museum staff, caregivers, educators, family members--anyone with an interest in reaching new populations through creative learning. A registration fee of $35 includes light breakfast and lunch. Continuing Education Units are available. To register or for more information call (505) 577-2250 or go to: www.dementiaarts.com .
New Mexico History Museum
October 26, 2014
Cameras from the Kitchen
A family-friendly workshop for Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Bring an empty coffee can, oatmeal box, potato chip can or shoebox (with lids). We’ll provide the rest to help you make your own camera obscura and see the world through a pinhole of light. A drop-in, family-friendly event suitable for all ages. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.
New Mexico History Museum
October 29, 2014
Fred Harvey, the Hotel Castañeda, and the Future of the Past in Railroad New Mexico
A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture
Noon to 1:00 pm
Stephen Fried, author of the best-selling biography, Appetite for   America , delivers a Brainpower & Brownbags Lunch Lecture on “Fred Harvey, the Hotel Castañeda, and the Future of the Past in Railroad New Mexico.” Fried is an expert on the legacy of Fred Harvey and his many Harvey Houses, including the soon-to-be-renovated Hotel Castañeda in Las Vegas, NM. 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


On Exhibit during October 2014

Through December 7, 2014
FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY CONTINUES WITH THREE NEW PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS
Opening on August 28 is the second suite of exhibitions in the series  Focus on Photography : Delilah Montoya: Syncretism Cameraless ,  a group show of photographic prints made without using a camera Photo Lab , an evolving interactive space exploring photographic processes and ideas, featuring photography from the collection made with historic processes and mixed media The exhibition runs through December 7, 2014.  
New Mexico Museum of Art
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 February 23, 2015
Alcove Shows 1917 – 1927
The New Mexico Museum of Art presents Alcove Shows 1917 – 1927 featuring sixty-one art works by twenty-four artists in the museum’s permanent collection.  The exhibition is on view Aug 8, 2014 through Feb 23, 2015 with the opening reception on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. (Please note the day change as the annual Zozobra event is being held on the museum’s usual Friday opening evening.)  Guest curator MaLin Wilson Powell looked back at the first 10 years of exhibitions at the Museum of Art to draw a small selection of works by artists who exhibited during that time
New Mexico Museum of Art
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 June 1, 2015
Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is proud to honor the hundreth birth year of Allan Houser with this exhibition of his sculptures and those of thirteen Native American artists whose lives he changed forever. Larry Ahvakana, Don Chunestudey, Cliff Fragua, Craig Dan Goseyun, Rollie Grandbois, Bob Haozous, Phillip Mangas Haozous, Doug Hyde, Oreland Joe, Tony Lee, Estella Loretto, Bill Prokopiof and Robert Shorty
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
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
Open October 24, 2014 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 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
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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