Culture

Getting the Points

BY CHRIS CREWS AND C.L. KIEFFER Saturday, October 21 is International Archaeology Day. For the past few years [...]

Happy Birthday, MIAC!

BY LYNN CLINE It’s been thirty years since the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture opened its doors on Museum [...]

The History Whisperer

BY CAMILLE FLORES WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY MINESH BACRANIA Renowned historian Thomas E. Chávez is a grateful, if [...]

A Tribute to a Titan

BY LAURA ADDISON Lloyd Cotsen, the charismatic, longtime executive of Neutrogena Corporation from 1967 to [...]

The Secret Sanctuary

BY MICHAEL MILLER The New Mexico historic property known today as Los Luceros has supported consistent human [...]

Lasting Impressions

BY MAXINE MCBRINN Years ago, I fell in love with ancient sandals. These simple sandals were worn 2,000 to [...]

The Art Of Listening

What is a need? Lama founder Barbara Durkee (now Asha Greer), speaking about the 1967 founding of Lama Commune just north of Taos, explains that she knew there was a need for water, and hot water at that; here in New Mexico there is always a need for water. Her needs did not extend much beyond that. Experiencing a back-tothe land lifestyle on the side of a mountain was the real need she was attempting to fulfill. The pursuit of this desire was one of the many products of the rise of the 1960s and 1960s counterculture in the American Southwest. [...]

Dressed for Success in the West

In 1865, New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley famously urged, “Go West, young man, and grow up with the country.” The imperative suggested economic opportunity, and indeed boundless opportunities greeted the young men and women who struck out on wagon trains and horseback to make their fortunes in the West. But the young, restless, and unemployed also saw the opportunity as a chance to reinvent themselves by tossing off Eastern conventions. [...]

Rooted In History

As I enter the Palace of the Governors, I often stop at the doorway on the left. It opens onto an austere room—the Office of the Governors—where locally made wooden chairs sit around a table, representing long gone administrations: Spanish, Mexican, Territorial. [...]

Picturing the Future

Cultivating, weaving, and dyeing cotton were regular parts of Mo Aiqun’s childhood. Born in 1958 in the Zhuang village of Sanbao (Tian’e County, Guangxi), she began learning to sew and embroider when she was thirteen. Like many young women in her community, she arrived at her new husband’s home with quilts she made for her dowry. [...]

MAKING HISTORY

Cutting-edge, technology-driven operas may not seem like an immediate fit with the New Mexico History Museum, but if the goal is to explore emerging technology through the lens of history, this partnership is the solution. [...]
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