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Events for July 2014

July 1, 2014
Historical Downtown Walking Tours
10:15 am
Continues through July 31, 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
July 4, 2014
Summer Stomp!
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Dance to the country-swing music of Judge Bob and the Hung Jury
New Mexico Museum of Art
July 6, 2014
Plein Air Painting
9:00 am
Continues through August 31, 2014

Gather your paints, pencils and friends and enjoy the central garden patio for a personal adventure in art making.  Use of patio is free. 
New Mexico Museum of Art
July 6, 2014
Native Portrait Photo Booth
10:00 am
Continues through July 7, 2014

Create a memory of your visit to MIAC! Step into the mobile photo booth In the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery and an automatic digital photo will be produced. You are invited to add one print to the Community Gallery.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
July 6, 2014
Family Fun Day
Outside the Frame
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hands-on art-making for free 1-4pm
New Mexico Museum of Art
July 6, 2014
Opening for Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Reflect on The Immigrant Experience
New Exhibition in the Mark Naylor & Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience

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. Opening on Sunday July 6, to kick off international Folk Arts Week, is Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Reflect on the Immigrant Experience , an exhibition on immigration that features fiber arts, carving, paintings and works on paper about immigrant journeys and the challenges of transitioning to a new home. Traditional artists from the Americas, Africa and Asia articulate the hopes, fears, and challenges of newcomers in an unfamiliar and sometimes unwelcoming place. Events celebrating the opening of Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Reflect on the Immigrant Experience . Artist discussion with visitors in the gallery from 1-2pm. A reception with international foods and live music will be in the Museum Atrium from 2-4pm. All by museum admission, New Mexico residents with I.D. admitted Free on Sundays!
Museum of International Folk Art
July 6, 2014
OPENING events for Between Two Worlds
Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Reflect on the Immigrant Experience
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
disucssion with international and local artists and a reception hosted by the Museum of New Mexico Women’s Board.
Museum of International Folk Art
July 7, 2014
Monday Gallery Conversation Series
12:15 pm
Continues through August 25, 2014

Every Monday in July and August we will have a different person speak on a topic of interest from 12:15pm-1pm.
New Mexico Museum of Art
July 7, 2014
Gallery of Conscience Workshop
Part of International Folk Arts Week
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Folk Artists reflect on the immigrant experience in the gallery with visitors
Museum of International Folk Art
July 7, 2014
Japanese Kite Making
Part of International Folk Arts Week
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Museum of International Folk Art
July 9, 2014
Southwest Pottery Artist Demonstration
Featuring Erik J. Fender, San Ildefonso
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Native artists from different Southwest tribes, will discuss and demonstrate different techniques, clays and styles of pottery. Erik J. Fender of San Ildefonso has been experimenting with different materials and techniques to reproduce traditional stone polished polychrome ware. He is trying to perfect the almost lost techniqus of San Ildefonso.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
July 10, 2014
Art Santa Fe Opening Night
Santa Fe Convention Center
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Exhibition of alternative photographs at the Art Santa Fe fair 5-8pm.
New Mexico Museum of Art
July 11, 2014
Art Santa Fe
Santa Fe Convention Center
11:00 am
Continues through July 13, 2014

Exhibition of alternative photographs at the Santa Fe Convention Center 11am-6pm
New Mexico Museum of Art
July 11, 2014
Drop In and Draw
Noon
Continues through August 29, 2014

Every Friday during July and August 12:00 to 1:00 pm
New Mexico Museum of Art
July 12, 2014
Fort Stanton Live!
10:00 am
Continues through July 13, 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
July 12, 2014
Young Natives Arts & Crafts Sale
A free, family event
9:00 am
Continues through July 13, 2014

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the annual Young Natives Arts & Crafts Show. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the Palace Courtyard from 9 am to 3 pm, July 12 and 13. Free.   
New Mexico History Museum
July 12, 2014
ART Santa Fe Keynote
James Meyer
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
James Meyer is associate curator of modern art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and professor of art history at Johns Hopkins University. Meyer’s lecture for ART Santa Fe is titled “Children of the Sixties” and promises to be both insightful and provocative.  St. Francis Auditorium.
New Mexico Museum of Art
July 16, 2014
Letís Take A Look
Curators Look at Your Treasures
Noon to 2:00 pm
During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them. The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
July 19, 2014
Mudslingerís Mele
8:00 am
Continues through July 20, 2014


Coronado Historic Site
July 19, 2014
Turquoise Buying Seminar
Learn Before You Buy
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
We are surrounded by turquoise, especially in Santa Fe. Before you buy learn what you should be looking for. Garrick Beck from Natural Stones, Santa Fe, will be doing the seminar.  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
July 19, 2014
Art Making Workshop : Painting
The Ritual Table
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
In the Patio 1:00 to 3:30 pm
New Mexico Museum of Art
July 19, 2014
Printing Our Lady
A Painting the Divine event
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Bring the family and print a historic image of Our Lady on a replica medieval press, an activity accompanying the exhibit Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World . Free with admission. Children 16 and under free daily
New Mexico History Museum
July 20, 2014
Make a Camera Obscura
A hands-on workshop for Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join Santa Fe educator, photographer and camera obscura developer Jackie Mathey for a family workshop on building a take-home tabletop camera obscura that can be used as drawing aids. Explore how light moves and images are formed. Travel in your imagination to the age of the Renaissance where devices like these were used by artists. It’s free, but class size is limited; make a reservation by calling 505-476-5087.
New Mexico History Museum
July 20, 2014
Perspectives and Meanings
Turquoise from Prehistory to the Present: A Lecture Series
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
"Zuni": this is the third of a five part series. This lecture is free with museum admission.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
July 23, 2014
Southwest Pottery Artist Demonstration
Featuring Pam Quintana, Cochiti Pueblo
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Native artists from different Southwest tribes, will discuss and demonstrate different techiniques, clays and styles of pottery. Pam Quintana from Cochiti Pueblo was taught as a child, the historic art and her family’s tradition of making story tellers by her parents Pablo and Margaret Quintana. Pamela hand forms and fires in a kiln. She uses micaceous clay "so that it glitters."
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
July 23, 2014
Crash Course: How to Take an Oral History
10:00 am to 12:00 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
July 28, 2014
The Life and Misfortunes of Tom Horn
A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture
Noon to 1:00 pm
Join Larry D. Ball as he discusses Tom Horn, a legendary lawman, soldier, hired gunman, detective, outlaw and assassin, who has fascinated Americans since his death by hanging before his 43 rd birthday. Ball is a professor emeritus at Arkansas State University and author of Tom Horn in Life and Legend (University of Oklahoma Press, 2014). 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
July 30, 2014
Judy Chicago: Feminist Icon and Iconoclast
with Lois Rudnick
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
In conjunction with  Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014  St. Francis Auditorium 6-7pm.
New Mexico Museum of Art
July 30, 2014
World War I and New Mexico
A special noon lecture and remembrance
Noon to 1:00 pm
After Pancho Villa’s March 9, 1916, attack on Columbus, NM, Gen. John J. Pershing launched a Punitive Expedition with one goal: Get Villa. Given his failure to do so, Pershing’s effort could easily be chalked up as a military failure. But its long-term impact was significant. The surge into Mexico provided valuable training for Pershing and for New Mexico troops who would all too soon enter World War I. As centenary commemorations for “The Great War” begin across the globe, the History Museum’s interim director, Jon Hunner, will speak on “World War I and New Mexico” at noon on Wednesday, July 30. This free lecture will be in the Meem Community Room; enter through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors.
New Mexico History Museum
July 31, 2014
Journey to Places of Devotion with the Palace Guard
A Painting the Divine event

Join curator Josef Díaz and guides Rosa Carlson and Nancy Benkof for a special day exploring the devotional art and places of worship in the Española Valley, a special event for Palace Guard members in conjunction with the exhibit Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World . Meet in Santa Fe and travel by bus to the Ron Robles-designed home and studio of artist Paul Pletka, who will show his ethnographic collection and talk about the artistic process. Then head north to the historic Santa Cruz de la Cañada Church, where santero Victor Goler will talk about the Stations of the Cross he created for the nave. Visit a morada and enjoy a vegetarian lunch at the Sikh farm community. End the day at La Capilla de la Sagrada Familia near San Ildefonso Pueblo, one of the most photographed small churches in northern New Mexico and generally closed to the public. $63 for Palace Guard members. Make a reservation beginning July 1 by calling 505-992-2715, ext. 4. Join the Palace Guard by calling 505-982-6366, ext. 102.
New Mexico History Museum


On Exhibit during July 2014

Through July 27, 2014
Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan
Taking flight this summer at the Museum of International Folk Art is Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan , an exhibition of more than 200 Japanese kites. The exhibition opened June 9, 2013 and runs through July 27, 2014!
Museum of International Folk Art
Through July 27, 2014
Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony
Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony explores the development of Santa Fe as a haven for artists beginning in the early 20th century through the late 1930s. The exhibition opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art April 25, 2014 and is on view through July 27, 2014. Southwestern Allure celebrates the dynamic art scene that developed here in Santa Fe in the early 20th century as part of the explosion of artistic activity taking place in Northern New Mexico.  The origins of the New Mexico Museum of Art and these early 20th century art colonies are inextricably linked.
New Mexico Museum of Art
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 14, 2015
FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY YEAR-LONG CYCLE OPENS IN MARCH WITH THREE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS AT NM MUSEUM OF ART
Focus on Photography is a year-long series of exhibitions opening March 7, 2014 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Three simultaneous exhibitions kick off the series: the solo show Beneath our Feet: Photographs by Joan Myers ; the group show of landscape photographs titled Grounded ; and the Photo Lab , an evolving interactive space exploring photographic processes and ideas. Focus on Photography is a year-long series running March 7, 2014 until March 15, 2015.
New Mexico Museum of Art
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 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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