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Events for October 2017

October 1, 2017
First Sunday- NM residents Free
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
New Mexico resident free day!
Museum of International Folk Art
October 1, 2017
"Not Entirely Remote: New Mexican Colonial Hide Paintings at a Cultural Crossroads"
Lecture by Kelly Donahue-Wallace, University of North Texas
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
  The lecture considers the prints that served as sources of inspiration for the hide painters of eighteenth-century New Mexico. It considers how local artists came to use printed images in their work and how these paper objects both connected New Mexico to the rest of the Spanish empire and helped shape a distinctly local culture Free with Admission Auditorium
New Mexico History Museum
October 1, 2017
Tom Lea & H.P. Mera at the Laboratory of Anthropology
Documenting Pueblo Designs in the 1930s
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
This Free First Sunday  program is offered in collaboration with the Tom Lea Institute (El Paso, TX) during its annual Tom Lea Month. Lea spent almost three years in Santa Fe, and the surrounding area, in the early 1930s. One of his posts as a New Deal Works Progress Administration (WPA) artist was at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Laboratory of Anthropology, where he painted several hundred designs from half of the current extant Pueblos’ pottery collected through the Indian Arts Fund. H.P. Mera complemented the illustrations with short descriptions of the 10 Pueblos, with a significant focus on Zuni’s "Rainbird Design" and its influence in nearby Pueblos. Speakers include Kathy Flynn of the New Deal Preservation Association and Dody Fugate, retired assistant curator at MIAC.  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
October 3, 2017
Acoma Pueblo Treasures Tour
8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Take a day-long insider’s tour of Acoma Pueblo and the Sky City Cultural Center & Haak’u Museum with the Friends of History. Tour is limited Fee includes roundtrip bus transportation, lunch, and tour fees. Please call for reservations and further information. Friends of History Hotline at: 505-982-7799 ext. 4.
New Mexico History Museum
October 4, 2017
Brainpower & Brownbags
“Steel Gangs: Native American Railroad Workers”
Noon to 1:00 pm
Lecture by Fred Friedman, former Bureau Chief, Railroad Bureau, NM Department of Transportation    Free Seating is limited/no food or beverages please
New Mexico History Museum
October 5, 2017
Nasario remembers the Rio Puerco
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
A special free Preview screening of the new hour-long documentary, Nasario remembers the Río Puerco.     Free Auditorium event-No reservations  No food or beverages please.
New Mexico History Museum
October 6, 2017
Into the Dinetah Labyrinth: Exploring Pueblo I and Navajo Archaeology

Continues through October 8, 2017

The Dinetah extends from Aztec in the north to Dulce in the south and is sandwiched roughly between US 64 on the east and US 550 on the west. The majority of the region is administered by the Bureau of Land Management, and the Dinetah may be the richest federal archaeological land holding in the United States. Hiking will not be strenuous but high clearance vehicles are recommended. We will be carpooling to all of the sites.
Office of Archaeological Studies
October 6, 2017
A Mexican Century
Prints from the Taller de Gráfica Popular
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
This exhibit features Mexican prints made by “the Peoples Graphic Workshop” from the collection of Senator Jeff and Anne Bingaman, along with other prints by contemporary artists working with the same commitment and passion for social justice. 
New Mexico History Museum
October 6, 2017
Chinese Quilts & Textiles
Trunk Show and Sale
10:00 am
Continues through October 7, 2017

Museum of New Mexico Foundation Gift Shops presents a special selection of quilts, textiles and handwoven cloth in conjunction with the exhibition, Quilts of Southwest China
Museum of International Folk Art
October 7, 2017
Lecture and Book signing by Paul Pletka
“Converging Rituals of Faith in the New World”
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Santa Fe artist Paul Pletka will give a lecture based from his newly released book on Saturday, October 7, from 2:00-4:00PM.  The focus of the talk is the syncretism that occurred when the culture of the Old World collided with that of the New World in the Americas, and how Pletka explores that theme in his paintings.   The lecture will be followed by a discussion with curator Andrew Connors of the Albuquerque Museum.  Following the discussion, Pletka will sign copies of his book, Paul Pletka: Imagined West s by Amy Scott (Author) James K. Ballinger (Foreword), Paul Pletka (Contributor).
New Mexico History Museum
October 8, 2017
A Mexican Century
Prints from the Taller de Gráfica Popular
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman will speak on prints from his collection, followed by a talk on the Taller de Gráfica popular by Suzanne M. Schadl , PhD, Associate Professor and Curator of Latin American Collections ,  UNM Libraries. New Mexico History Museum Auditorium Free with admission  Seating is Limited
New Mexico History Museum
October 8, 2017
Film Screening of Peasant Family Happiness
with the filmmaker Dr. Jenny Chio, Emory University
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Labor of Leisure: Reconsidering the Work of Tourism in Rural Ethnic China Film Screening of the documentary 农家乐 Peasant Family Happiness and a Public Talk with the filmmaker Dr. Jenny Chio, Emory University
Museum of International Folk Art
October 12, 2017
The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Secret Intelligence Perspective
Lecture by Bruce Held presented in partnership with RENESAN
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
October 2017 is the 55th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Bruce Held presents on the events during this afternoon lecture. Many people know about the Thirteen Days, the dramatic story of how President Kennedy managed the crisis. This lecture provides a secret intelligence perspective on the two years that led up to the world’s closest brush with nuclear Armageddon. What did the CIA know? How and when did they know it? What did the US Government do? Auditorium $10.00 fee applies and registration is required: http://www.ssreg.com/renesan/classes/results.asp?cID=102450
New Mexico History Museum
October 13, 2017
CreativeMornings with Tom Guralnick
9:00 am to 10:00 am
CreativeMornings, a breakfast lecture series for the creative community hosted in over 160 cities around the world, tackles the global theme of “pioneer” with Jazz musician and Executive Director of the Outpost Performance Space, Tom Guralnick. Enjoy some networking with other creative professionals before the talk, along with coffee and pastries courtesy of Iconik Coffee Roasters. This event is free.
New Mexico History Museum
October 14, 2017
New Buffalo and Beyond
Gallery talk with Iris Keltz
Noon to 1:30 pm
Join the New Mexico History Museum every second Saturday of the month from June-February for a presentation and conversation-style gallery talk in conjunction with the current exhibit, Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest. Iris Keltz, author of Scrapbook of a Taos Hippie, shares stories of living at New Buffalo and in the Taos area during the countercultural era. “The whole name of New Buffalo means the buffalo sustained the Indians for many years and this is New Buffalo. We were going to be sustained by the earth. So, I think of all the communes New Buffalo was more interested in learning how to grow food and getting back to the land.” – Iris Keltz   Free with admission. 
New Mexico History Museum
October 14, 2017
Another Aleppo: A Lecture by author Claudette Sutton
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

New Mexico History Museum
October 15, 2017
Families Make History Workshop
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Knot again! Macramé is the art and craft of decorative knotting. Pretend you are back in 1970 and master your own macramé choker. Beads optional. Free.
New Mexico History Museum
October 15, 2017
Film Screening & Talk
Outsider: The Life and Art of Judith Scott
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Reflections by Joyce Scott on her sister, Judith Scott, the film screening is followed by a book signing.
Museum of International Folk Art
October 19, 2017
Free Kundalini Yoga at the New Mexico History Museum
Noon to 1:15 pm
Bring your mat, your mind and your body for a free monthly third Thursday Kundalini yoga class in conjunction with Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest. As was taught by Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini yoga is an ancient technology of developing harmony in body, mind and spirit through gentle yogic stretches, energizing breathing and calming meditation. Classes are free (donations welcome), open to everybody and fun. Please bring a mat or a blanket to the Meem Community Room and arrive at least 5-10 minutes before class begins. Classes taught by Kirpal S. Khalsa an accredited Kundalini Yoga Trainer, Minister of Sikh Dharma and involved member of the Espanola Sikh Community. No registration required. Questions? Email   drkripalsingh@yahoo.com
New Mexico History Museum
October 19, 2017
Tour of NMSA and Future Railyard Museum

FOCA+P Exclusive Event
New Mexico Museum of Art
October 20, 2017
Fred Harvey Annual Weekend
10:00 am
Continues through October 21, 2017

Join us for our annual Fred Harvey weekend. This year’s program includes two days of lectures including a look into the Spanish Colonial materials of the Fred Harvey Fine Arts Collection housed at the Museum of International Folk Art; a talk by Fred Harvey descendant Dr. Charles Harvey; and a presentation with a first look into the Mary Colter jewelry and library collection held by Mesa Verde National Park presented by Stephen Fried, author of the best-selling book “Appetite for America.” See full schedule of talks and times attached.   The talks are all free and open to the public, with limited seating. If you would like to reserve a seat, contact Meredith Davidson at Meredith.Davidson@state.nm.us
New Mexico History Museum
October 21, 2017
Fiesta of Cultures
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Come celebrate New Mexico’s diverse and unique cultures!
Coronado Historic Site
October 21, 2017
International Archaeology Day at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Office of Archaeological Studies
October 21, 2017
Center for New Mexico Archaeology’s Annual Open House
Hands-on Family Activities, Demonstrations, and Tours
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s Archaeological Research Collection Staff and the Office of Archaeological Studies invites you to their annual open house for International Archaeology Day. Many of the day’s activities will be thematically in line with CNMA’s new exhibit “Points Through Time,” which focuses on projectile points in New Mexico. Tours of the facility, hands on activities, and live demonstrations will occur between 10am and 4pm. This program is FREE. CNMA is located at 7 Old Cochiti Road, which is located off of Caja Del Rio Road off the 599 bypass on the southwestern side of Santa Fe.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
October 21, 2017
Voice of the Past: Moonlight Tours Bring Historic Fort Selden Alive
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
(Santa Fe, NM) – Meet historic characters and hear ghost stories and legends of New Mexico by a cozy fire during Voices of the Past: Moonlight Tours at Fort Selden Historic Site. The fun begins at 6:00pm through 9:00pm on Saturday, October 21. Fort Selden is located 13 miles north of Las Cruces, exit 19, off I-25, Radium Springs.
Fort Selden Historic Site
October 22, 2017
"Into the Future" Moves into the Past!
Last Day to View Contemporary Art exhibition
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
For more information on Into the Future, please visit the highly detailed exhibition page HERE  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
October 22, 2017
"Contested Territory: Segesser II and Plains Indian Narrative Painting"
Lecture by Gaylord Torrence, Senior Curator of American Indian Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Free  Auditorium event-Bottled Water only Seating is limited
New Mexico History Museum
October 24, 2017
Dia de los Muertos: Pre-Columbian Past to Present
Brown Bag Talks


Office of Archaeological Studies
October 26, 2017
1Earth Institute Cross-Cultural Open Dialogue Circle
with Mamo Calixto Suarez Villafane and Glenn Aparicio Parry, PhD

Continues through October 29, 2017

This program, which takes place on October 26, 28, and 29th is offered by the 1Earth Institute. For full details, CLICK HERE , where you will find a detailed description and registration information.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
October 27, 2017
Tour Fort Stanton After Dark!
Get serious about being Spooky this Halloween
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
 For the first time ever, Fort Stanton Historic Site will open the main hospital building constructed in 1936 to the public. Members of the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society will be onsite to discuss their previous investigations at Fort Stanton.  The Fort Stanton hospital tour is being offered during the upcoming Fort Stanton and Lincoln Historic Sites After Dark! These two one-of-a-kind nights are Friday, October 27 from 6-9pm at Fort Stanton After Dark ! and, Saturday, October 28 th from 6-9pm at Lincoln After Dark !
Fort Stanton Historic Site
October 28, 2017
Donation Drop off Day
Supporting MOIFA
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Volunteers will cheerfully accept your donation of gently used folk art items  (ceramics, ethnic apparel, jewelry, small furniture, framed art, sculpture, linens, masks, figurines) in exchange for a tax-deductible donation receipt  from 11AM to 2pm at the Museum of International Folk Art, on Museum Hill. If you have large items, or a lot to donate, please call the Folk Art Flea Hotline at 476-1201. 
Museum of International Folk Art
October 28, 2017
Tour Lincoln Historic Site After Dark!!
Get serious about being Spooky this Halloween
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 28 th from 6-9pm at Lincoln After Dark !
Lincoln Historic Site
October 29, 2017
Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos
A FREE Seasonal celebration
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Annual celebration of the duality of life and death. Altars, art making,  refreshments and music all FREE courtesy of the Friends of Folk Art of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation
Museum of International Folk Art


On Exhibit during October 2017

Through November 3, 2017
Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat
As Syria’s ongoing civil war, staggering death toll, and displacement of thousands of refugees threatens to destroy Syrian culture, the Palace of the Governors will display seven albums of photographs of historic sites in Syria taken between 1899 and 1909. Entitled Syria: Cultural Patrimony Under Threat , the exhibition will includes a multi-functional information kiosk with insights into Syrian people and culture.
New Mexico History Museum
Through December 29, 2017
Lloyd’s Treasure Chest
Folk Art is a treasure, and Lloyd’s Treasure Chest offers a participatory gallery experience highlighting the Museum’s permanent collection of over 136,000 objects of international folk art from over 100 countries, representing thousands of unique cultures. Because the entire collection can never be on view at the same time, collections are carefully stored and cared for in rooms such as our Neutrogena Vault, which visitors can view from the Treasure Chest gallery.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through December 31, 2017
Jody Naranjo: Revealing Joy
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture will host a solo exhibition featuring the work of current Living Treasure, prolific Santa Clara pueblo potter Jody Naranjo, in the lobby of the museum.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through December 31, 2017
Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts exhibition
The Governor’s Gallery on the 4th floor of the State Capitol is honoring the 2017 recipients of the New Mexico Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts .
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through January 7, 2018
I-Witness Culture: Frank Buffalo Hyde
Artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) believes it is the artist’s responsibility to represent the times in which they live. Transforming street art techniques into fine art practices, his humorous and acerbic narrative artworks do exactly that. In I-Witness Culture , Hyde investigates the space where Native Americans exist today: between the ancient and the new; between the accepted truth and the truth; between the known and the unknown. Hyde, who created fourteen paintings and three sculptures for I-Witness , divides his contemporary narrative into three sections: Paranormal: The Truth is Out Ther e; Selfie Skndns ; and In-Appropriate . Pre-millennium, if you asked anyone if Native Americans existed, they would tell you only in the past, in black and white photos. They are almost extinct, they would say, and their lands are gone. If you ever meet one, ask if you can touch their hair, take a picture of them as proof that you actually saw one—like Bigfoot they exist beyond the scope of normal experience. Post-millennium, Native Americans are part of the digital age, the selfie age, where if something hasn’t been posted to social media, it never happened. We are sharing information at a rate that has never been possible before in human history: We no longer just experience reality; we filter reality through our electronic devices. Today’s Native artists use technology as a tool of Indigenous activism, a means to document, and a form of validation. In a nation obsessed with sameness—afraid of difference—popular culture homogenizes indigenous cultures, "honoring" us with fashion lines, misogynistic music videos, or offensive mascots and Halloween costumes. Today, these stereotypes and romantic notions are irrelevant as a new generation of Native American artists uses social media to let the world know who they are. Today, we are the observers, as well as the observed. We are here, we are educated, and we define Indian art.      
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through January 21, 2018
Quilts of Southwest China
Chinese quilts have received little attention from scholars, collectors, or museums.  The examples featured here offer an introduction based on new research by a bi-national consortium of American and Chinese museums, including participation by the Museum of International Folk Art.  Embodying layers of history, identity, and expertise, these quilts reveal new insights into the contemporary lives of minority communities adapting to a period of great change in China.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through February 11, 2018
Voices of the Counterculture in the Southwest
At a time when concerts and gatherings on the West Coast gave birth to 1967’s infamous “Summer of Love,” New Mexico was experiencing its own social and environmental revolution depicted in Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest . On display through February 11, 2018, the exhibition spans the decades of the 60s and 70s exploring this influx of young people to New Mexico and the subsequent collision of cultures. Through archival footage, oral histories, photography, ephemera and artifacts, the exhibition examines this cultural revolution and asks how these forms of rebellion inform the ways we think about contemporary social and political questions of what it means to be an engaged citizen.
New Mexico History Museum
Through February 18, 2018
A Mexican Century
This exhibit features Mexican prints made by “the Peoples Graphic Workshop” from the collection of Senator Jeff and Anne Bingaman, along with other prints by contemporary artists working with the same commitment and passion for social justice. 
New Mexico History Museum
Through July 16, 2018
Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Marketplace
The  Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience is an experimental gallery inside 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 3, 2018
Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West
Footwear is evocative. It tells us about belonging, love, and social aspiration, reflecting the lives of makers and wearers and offering a window into the past and the present. This exhibition features sandals that date back thousands of years found in the dry caves of New Mexico and nearby regions; includes Plains and Southwest moccasins, many beautifully beaded or quilled, and exhibited for the first time in decades; and concludes with examples of contemporary high fashion footwear made artists like Teri Greeves, Lisa Telford, and Emil Her Many Horses. Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on August 27, 2017, and will be on display until September 3, 2018.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through September 16, 2018
No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art
Tramp art is the product of industry, a style of woodworking from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that made use of discarded cigar boxes and fruit crates that were notched and layered to make a variety of domestic objects.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through October 1, 2018
Points Through Time
Projectile points are one of the most iconic images of archaeology in the American Southwest. This exhibition focuses on some of the projectile points that are commonly found here in New Mexico from Paleoindian times (13,500 years ago), through the Archaic, and into Puebloan times (1,260 to 110 years ago) as well as some of the exotic points that have come to New Mexico from California and Texas. The exhibit discusses how archaeologists classify points, why they change through time, and how illegal collection of points can impact the archaeological record. This exhibit opens on International Archaeology Day on Saturday October 21, 2017 at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (7 Old Cochiti Road). After that, the exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on holidays. Please drop by Archaeology Day at the CNMA! For more info on the event, click the "Upcoming Events" tab to your right.
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
Multiple Visions: A Common Bond has been the destination for well over a million first-time and repeat visitors to the Museum of International Folk Art. First, second, third, or countless times around, we find our gaze drawn by different objects, different scenes. With more than 10,000 objects to see, this exhibition continues to enchant museum visitors, staff and patrons.
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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