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Events for July 2016

July 1, 2016
We Declare
A Free First Friday Evening event
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Buff up on your American history. The Palace Press is creating a commemorative Declaration of Independence to take home, and we’ll host an out-loud read-along of its text in the museum lobby. A Free First Friday Evening event. Free admission to everyone 5-8 pm.
New Mexico History Museum
July 1, 2016
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 1, 2016
Historical Downtown Walking Tours
10:15 am
Continues through July 30, 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
July 1, 2016
Luis Tapia
Gallery talk
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Luis Tapia discusses his work on view in  Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders  5:30-6:30 pm
New Mexico Museum of Art
July 1, 2016
MIAC Native Youth Film Camp Shorts Premiere
5:30 pm to 5:30 pm
The students of the 2016 MIAC Youth Film Camp will show the film shorts they created over the last two rigorous weeks. It is recommended that you arrive early as seating is always limited for this event!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
July 2, 2016
Young Native Artists Summer Show & Sale
9:00 am
Continues through July 3, 2016

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the annual Young Native Artists Summer Show & Sale. 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. Free.
New Mexico History Museum
July 3, 2016
Under Pressure: Choices Folk Artists Make in Today’s Global Marketplace
Exhibition opening
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Celebrate the opening of Under Pressure with local and international artists in the Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience.
Museum of International Folk Art
July 6, 2016
Live Flamenco Guitar Music
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Flamenco guitar in the gallery Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 pm through October 5, 2016
Museum of International Folk Art
July 6, 2016
Artist Demonstrations & Performances
by Dayak Artists
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Part of International Folk Arts Week 2016, presented in conjunction with Sacred Realm: Blessings and Good Fortune Across Asia
Museum of International Folk Art
July 8, 2016
Gallery Talk
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

New Mexico Museum of Art
July 8, 2016
Justin Favela
Visiting Artist and Community Artmaking
10:00 am
Continues through July 10, 2016

Artist Justin Favela brings his distinctive style to the museum for a three-day residency, working with the local community to create a paper lowrider that will be added to the exhibition  Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders  when it is completed. Bring your family and friends and be part of making something spectacular to hang in the museum! No experience necessary, all ages welcome!
New Mexico Museum of Art
July 8, 2016
Music at the Museum
5:30 pm
Continues through July 22, 2016

Free music every Friday 5:30-7:30pm.
New Mexico Museum of Art
July 9, 2016
Living with Archaeology in the Tewa Basin or Where did the ancient ones live before the Pajarito Plateau?
Friends of Archaeology

For most of the public, and even for most archaeologists, the story of Northern Rio Grande archaeology begins with Bandelier National Monument and the Coalition period (AD 1175-1300). Well preserved sites on the Pajarito Plateau have attracted attention since the late 19th century due to their visibility, but the sites are almost exclusively post-AD 1175 in age. Earlier sites dating to the AD 900-1175 period are present in the valley bottoms of the Rio Grande and its tributaries, but these early sites are generally hidden and have only rarely been investigated. The valley bottoms were, and are, great places to farm and live, so these ancient sites are now covered by layers of occupation up to and including our modern communities. This day trip will visit the Wickersham extended family in the vicinity of La Puebla, New Mexico, just north of Santa Fe. After purchasing the property in the mid-20th century, they discovered that many generations had lived there previously, including during the Late Developmental period. This will be a chance for tour participants to see Late Developmental period archaeology in the Northern Rio Grande, to see why archaeologists know so little about this important period in the culture history of the Tewa Basin, and to hear anecdotes of the surprises in store for modern landowners who find themselves only the latest of more than 50 generations of valley citizens. Trip leaders will be Stephen Post (Deputy Director Emeritus, OAS) and Steven Lakatos (Archaeologist, New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department). This trip will have a limited number of participants. Make reservations beginning at 7:00 am on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 by calling (505) 982-7799, ext. 7. Difficulty: Moderate with moderate to strenuous hiking. Cost to FOA members/$85, non-FOA members/$95. A second site will be selected to complement the visit to the Wickersham site in Puebla.  Please check back on nmarchaeology.org and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s Friends of Archaeology website for updates.
Office of Archaeological Studies
July 9, 2016
International Folk Art Market| Santa Fe
tickets include Museum Admission
9:00 am
Continues through July 10, 2016

ticket information for the 2016 International Folk Art
Museum of International Folk Art
July 10, 2016
Community Fun Day
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1-4pm free family event
New Mexico Museum of Art
July 12, 2016
Hands-On Workshops
Friends of Folk Art

Try your hand at artisan crafts in workshops led by artists coming to the 2016 International Folk Art Market. Exclusively for Friends of Folk Art. Space will be limited. To join the Friends of Folk Art call 505.982.6366 ext. 100
Museum of International Folk Art
July 13, 2016
Enjoy live Flamenco guitar music in the exhibition
Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Enjoy live Flamenco guitar music in the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico 
Museum of International Folk Art
July 17, 2016
Families Make History monthly workshop
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Dive into Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico , then come to our "Low Writing Workshop," open to all ages. Learn to write your name lowrider style. Try a similar calligraphic style to design your own escudo (family crest) like those seen in Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities . Listen to some car-inspired poetry and write your own, with northern New Mexico poet and artist Tara Evonne Trudell. 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
July 17, 2016
Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art
EXHIBITION OPENING!
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Take a journey between past, present, and future Indigenous artistic expressions. Explore Native works that narrate the artists’ own histories,explore their self-definition, and act as a catalyst for change. PUBLIC OPENING SUNDAY, JULY 17 · 1:00 – 4:30 PM DANCE PERFORMANCES 1:00 – 1:30 & 4:00 – 4:30 · MILNER PLAZA World Champion Hoop Dancer Nakotah LaRance (Hopi / Tewa / Assiniboine) accompanied by his father Steve LaRance (Hopi) followed by KeeNatay Performing Arts Collective dancers and musicians. PANEL DISCUSSION 2:00 – 3:30 · O’KEEFFE THEATER “Past, Present, and Future: Music and Dance of the Southwest” with performers Ehren Kee Natay (Navajo), Nakotah and Steve LaRance, and trumpeter Delbert Anderson (Navajo). HANDS-ON ACTIVITES FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN 1:00 – 4:00 · MUSEUM CLASSROOM Pueblo Paper Dolls with Ashley Browning (Santa Clara) and Michele Tapia Browning (Pojoaque / Santa Clara). REFRESHMENTS 1:00 – 4:00 · MUSEUM LOBBY Provided by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
July 20, 2016
Enjoy live Flamenco guitar music in the exhibition
Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Museum of International Folk Art
July 21, 2016
A Visit to the Home of Dr. Leticia Chambers
Friends of Indian Art

Dr. Chambers will welcome us to her beautiful home where she will lead a tour of her eclectic collection of contemporary sculpture and paintings. She will also speak about the role of the arts in sustaining and advancing American Indian cultures as well as her philosophy on the art of collecting. Dr. Chambers, a long time collector of American Indian art, is one of the founders and Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums, which has had a major influence in boosting professionalism in the field. She is also a former CEO of the Heard Museum. Not a FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
July 22, 2016
Ice Cream Social
Free
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sponsored by the Santa Fe Espresso Company / Häagen-Daz on the Santa Fe Plaza, visitors are invited to enjoy free ice cream in the courtyard of the Museum of Art.
New Mexico Museum of Art
July 22, 2016
Arts Alive!
FREE art making for all ages
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
July 19 and 22 Balinese mask making
Museum of International Folk Art
July 23, 2016
New Mexico Treasures
A Palace Guard event
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Our annual thank-you event to members of the Palace Guard moves to the home of History Museum Director Andrew Wulf for cocktails and catered appetizers. Museum curators share their favorite stories and artifacts, while you learn what goes on behind-the-scenes of our museum. Join us as we toast your support and membership. Free for Palace Guard members. Not a Palace Guard member? To join, click here or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100. For reservations, call Alex Hesbrook: (505) 982-6366, ext. 119.
New Mexico History Museum
July 24, 2016
Doña Teresa Confronts the Spanish Inquisition
A lecture and book signing for
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Join scholar and ethnohistorian Frances Levine for a special lecture in honor of her new book, Doña Teresa Confronts the Spanish Inquisition: A Seventeenth-Century New Mexican Drama (University of Oklahoma Press). Levine speaks at 2 pm on Sunday, July 24, in the History Museum auditorium. Her talk is free with admission; NM residents are free on Sundays.
New Mexico History Museum
July 26, 2016
Sephardic Legacy, by the Desert Chorale
A Fractured Faiths event
6:00 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. Free, pre-concert lectures will be given by Steven Ovistky, executive director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and a frequent lecturer on Sephardic music. Tickets for the performances are $65 and $45 each. For tickets, go to www.desertchorale.org .
New Mexico History Museum
July 26, 2016
Arts Alive!
FREE art making for all ages
10:00 am
Continues through July 29, 2016

Flamenco dance and percission workshops July 26 and 29
Museum of International Folk Art
July 27, 2016
Enjoy live Flamenco guitar music in the exhibition
Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Flamenco guitar every Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 3pm through October 5, 2016
Museum of International Folk Art
July 28, 2016
Weaving Demonstration
with Diné Fiber Artist Steiner Cody
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Diné fiber artist Steiner Cody demonstrates his talent at MIAC! From Pine Hill, New Mexico, his work is unique and innovative in traditional weaving concepts, materials, and techniques. Cody will demonstrate as part of his internship requirements with the National Museum of the American Indian and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Artist Leadership Program.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
July 31, 2016
Sephardic Legacy, by the Desert Chorale
A Fractured Faiths event
1:00 pm to 5:00 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. Free, pre-concert lectures will be given by Steven Ovistky, executive director of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and a frequent lecturer on Sephardic music. Tickets for the performances are $65 and $45 each. For tickets, go to www.desertchorale.org .
New Mexico History Museum


On Exhibit during July 2016

Through July 30, 2016
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
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 25, 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 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 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
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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