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El Palacio, the oldest museum magazine in the country, is the source for knowledge about the art, history and culture of the Southwest. Published since 1913, El Palacio—now as then—reflects the work of New Mexico’s four state museums in Santa Fe; its eight New Mexico Historic Sites; and its singular Office of Archaeological Studies.

Spring 2018

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Letter from the Editor
Living History
by Candace Walsh

Turning Toward the Taproot
Small, yet mighty indigenous seeds are restoring pueblo culture and health.
By Emily Withnall

OAS Oasis
Sometimes answers show up in the form of the darkest blue corn you've ever seen.
By Scott Jaquith

The Continuous Path
Pueblo Movement and Archaeology along the Northern Rio Grande
By Robert Preucel and Samuel Duwe

They Came to Heal and Stayed to Paint
The Artists, Their Boss, and the Gallery
by Nancy Owen Lewis

History's Footprints
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture's Stepping Out exhibition gives us occasion to examine the meaning-packed relics of an anti-barefoot movement.
by Laurie Webster

An O'Keeffe Odyssey
Thirty-three years after its purchase, a painting as peripatetic as its creator comes home--for good--to the New Mexico Museum of Art.
by Kate Nelson

The House of Mirth
Living with the itinerant genre of tramp art.
by Les Daly

Project Indigene: Opening the
Doors to Closure

This second article in the Project Indigene series focuses on Edilberto Jiménez Quispe, and one of his most significant works.
by Amy Groleau


Roamings, Run-Ins, and Rendez-Vous
Contact: Local to Global celebrates the
rewards of artistic confluence at the New Mexico Museum of Art.
by Merry Scully

Radio Killed the Sheet Music Star
The golden age of DIY music enjoyment is back for an encore at the New Mexico History Museum.
by Meredith Davidson and James M. Keller

Manson's Mission
Once upon a time, Charles Manson prowled
New Mexico's counterculture scene in search of
free digs and devotees.
by Denise Lassaw

Framework: Outside the Frame
by Hannah Abelbeck

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