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Events for May 2017

May 3, 2017
Brainpower & Brownbags
Uneasy Riders: Hippies, Hopper, and the 1960s and 1970s Counterculture in New Mexico
Noon to 1:00 pm
Lecture by Dr. Lois Rudnick, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts Boston Meem room Free event
New Mexico History Museum
May 5, 2017
Members Shops Extra Discount Weekend

Continues through May 7, 2017

Members are invited to shop at the five museum shops this weekend and enjoy an extra 10% member discount.  Members will receive 20% off and members of The Circles will receive 25% off.
Museum of New Mexico Foundation
May 5, 2017
Film Screening
THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE: A Land Art Film
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Screening of Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film. (74 minutes). Followed by a discussion by Postcommodity. St. Francis Auditorium.
New Mexico Museum of Art
May 5, 2017
Music at the Museum
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Ethran Chkhiro plays music rooted in classical guitar and profoundly inspired by the Moroccan sounds he grew up with as well as the environment he now inhabits. 5-7pm. Free.
New Mexico Museum of Art
May 5, 2017
Public Exhibition Opening at the Governor’s Gallery
Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision exhibition  will be on display in the Governor’s Gallery on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol. Two receptions are planned and all are welcome. The opening reception is scheduled for May 5, 2017, from 3pm to 5pm, and a reception during Indian Market week is scheduled for Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 3pm to 5pm.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
May 6, 2017
8th Annual Folk Art Flea
not your typical flea market
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
A dazzling array of folk art treasures
Museum of International Folk Art
May 7, 2017
First Sunday- NM residents Free
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
New Mexico resident free day!
Museum of International Folk Art
May 11, 2017
The Circles First Look: Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest
New Mexico History Museum
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
The Circles members will be first to see this imaginative exhibition exploring the pilgrimage of young people who sought an alternative way of life at burgeoning communes during the 1960s and 70s in New Mexico and the social and civil rights movements of the era. Topics include issues of justice and identity and countering social norms.
Museum of New Mexico Foundation
May 12, 2017
Music at the Museum
Alborz Trio
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sourena Sefati (composer/santour), Deborah Leah Ungar (clarinet), and Gregory Gutin (percussion) have combined their talents to share the music of Iran. This performance will highlight the special qualities of the Iranian Santour and Bb and G clarinets through new arrangements of folk music as well as contemporary compositions using the dastgah tradition. The dastgah in Persian music is similar to the Maqams in Turkish and Arabic music. This program will explore dastgah-e Homayun, Nava and Shur among others through arrangemens and improvisations, including Kuch (Migration) and Gazaal, Dokhtar-e Boyerahmadi, Omid (Hope), Farah Afza, Khalseh and Kabooki.
New Mexico Museum of Art
May 13, 2017
2nd Annual Bosque Redondo Memorial Gourd Dance
Healing the Past for our Children’s Future
10:00 am to 9:30 am
Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial is hosting their Second Annual Gourd Dance on Saturday May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Beginning at 8:30 p.m., Joe Tohonnie Jr. and the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers will be performing their fire dance to close the ceremonies. Additionally, there will be respected speakers, traditional foods, and craft vendors from both the Mescalero Apache Tribe and the Navajo Nation present.  Admission is free. Please join us and let the healing begin.
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner
May 13, 2017
Member Preview: Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest
New Mexico History Museum
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Members will be first to see this imaginative exhibition exploring the pilgrimage of young people who sought an alternative way of life at burgeoning communes during the 1960s and 70s in New Mexico and the social and civil rights movements of the era. Topics include issues of justice and identity and countering social norms.
Museum of New Mexico Foundation
May 13, 2017
NM FIBER CRAWL
DOCENT LED WEAVING TOUR
2:00 pm
Continues through May 14, 2017

MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS AND CULTURE PARTICIPATION IN NM FIBER CRAWL FOR MORE INFORMATION:  www.NMFiberCrawl.org SATURDAY, MAY 13 TH DOCENT GUIDED TOUR ON WEAVING 2:00 PM (HNA GALLERY) SUNDAY, MAY 14 TH DOCENT GUIDED TOUR ON WEAVING 2:00 PM (HNA GALLERY)   RAFFLE PRIZE: SPIDER WOMAN’S GIFT BOOK AND JEWELS OF THE NAVAJO LOOM: THE RUGS OF TEEC NOS POS
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
May 14, 2017
Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest public opening
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Be one of the first to see Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest. The exhibit spans the decades of the 60s and 70s exploring the influx of young people to New Mexico and the subsequent collision of cultures. Through archival footage, oral histories, photography, ephemera and artifacts, co-curators Meredith Davidson and Jack Loeffler take the visitor on a journey exploring this cultural revolution and ask how these forms of rebellion inform the ways we think about contemporary social and political questions today.   Refreshments courtesy of the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation from 2-4pm. Free with admission. 
New Mexico History Museum
May 14, 2017
An Evening with Gary Snyder, Hosted by Jack Loeffler
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The man known as the “the Godfather of Counterculture,” Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder ignites Santa Fe’s 50th anniversary celebration of the Summer of Love with this special kick-off event. Via poetry, prose, and personal stories, Snyder will share his perspective and experiences on the rise of the countercultural West Coast scene, the cross-pollination between the California and New Mexico scenes from the 1950s to the present, and his role as a literary godfather to those who sought alternatives to the mainstream. Immediately following the presentation, there will be a book-signing in the lobby hosted by the Collected Works Bookstore. Snyder will sign selected books; Jack Loeffler, Meredith Dacidson and several contributors will sign their new book, "Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest" published by the Museum of New Mexico Press.  Snyder’s keynote address launches this summer’s multi-venue multi-partner cultural collaboration, Be Here Now: Summer of Love Santa Fe and coincides with the opening day of the exhibition Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest at the New Mexico History Museum.  This event will be at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25 and available at http://tickets.ticketssantafe.org/   Proceeds help support the New Mexico History Museum’s public programs and exhibitions. 
New Mexico History Museum
May 14, 2017
NM FIBER CRAWL 2017
MIAC DOCENT WEAVING TOUR
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS AND CULTURE PARTICIPATION IN NM FIBER CRAWL FOR MORE INFORMATION:  www.NMFiberCrawl.org SATURDAY, MAY 13 TH DOCENT GUIDED TOUR ON WEAVING 2:00 PM (HNA GALLERY) SUNDAY, MAY 14 TH DOCENT GUIDED TOUR ON WEAVING 2:00 PM (HNA GALLERY)   RAFFLE PRIZE: SPIDER WOMAN’S GIFT BOOK AND JEWELS OF THE NAVAJO LOOM: THE RUGS OF TEEC NOS POS
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
May 18, 2017
Friends of Indian Art Event
Mark Bahti - Hopi Katsinas: From the Outside Looking In

Please join us as Mark Bahti shares his knowledge of Hopi katsinas. There are a number of ways to appreciate Hopi katsina carvings, and many levels of understanding and misunderstanding. He will explore the subject extensively. Mark grew up in the Indian arts business. His first trip to Hopi was to the Snake Dance when he was about 9 months old. His relationships there now span 4 and even 5 generations. Participation in this - and other Friends of Indian Art events - requires membership in the FIA. Not an FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
May 18, 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
May 18, 2017
The Presence of Women
Women in the Arts in New Mexico and Arizona
5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Dr. Julie Sasse will give an overview of the many women artists and gallerists in the Southwest.
New Mexico Museum of Art
May 19, 2017
Music at the Museum
Jesse Vernier
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Jesse Vernier plays classic guitar for our Friday evening celebration. Included with the cost of admission.
New Mexico Museum of Art
May 20, 2017
Annual Artist Studio Tour
Sanitary Tortilla Factory in Albuquerque


New Mexico Museum of Art
May 20, 2017
Hopi Weekend at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology

Continues through May 21, 2017

The Lalo family from the village of Hotevilla on Third Mesa will give an extended presentation on Hopi culture, farming, and art during this two-day event at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology. The first day will focus on Hopi dry-farming methods and the second day will be an introduction to several Hopi craft types including kachina carving, basket weaving, and ceremonial clothing weaving.
Office of Archaeological Studies
May 21, 2017
Families Make History workshop
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Be inspired by Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest to express yourself in a pretty groovy way. Bring your own prewashed white t-shirt or canvas shoes. Learn how to use permanent markers to create fabulous tie dye like designs. Seating and materials limited. Free.
New Mexico History Museum
May 22, 2017
Dig Kuaua
9:00 am
Continues through June 30, 2017

Explore the ruins of Kuaua Pueblo with archaeologists from the Office of Archaeological Studies.
Coronado Historic Site
May 25, 2017
Member Preview: Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now from the Collection of the British Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art is the first of only two US venues for this exhibition which uncovers the process and practice of drawing by famed artists such as Dürer, Degas, Michelangelo, Matisse, Rembrandt and Riley. This exhibition studies their complex thinking, giving us fresh insight into the creative impulse of some of the world’s greatest artists.
Museum of New Mexico Foundation
May 25, 2017
The Circles First Look: Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now from the Collection of the British Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art

The Circles members will be the first to see this exhition which uncovers the process and practice of drawing by famed artists such as Dürer, Degas, Michelangelo, Matisse, Rembrandt and Riley. This exhibition studies their complex thinking, giving us fresh insight into the creative impulse of some of the world’s greatest artists.
Museum of New Mexico Foundation
May 26, 2017
Opening Reception: Lines of Thought
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Start your Memorial Day weekend with a free showing of Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum.
New Mexico Museum of Art
May 26, 2017
Native Treasures
Pre-Show Celebration and Benefit
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Native Treasures artists, 2017 MIAC Living Treasure Judy Naranjo and event sponsors come together for a special celebratory event kick-off and opportunity to purchase unique “Shared Stories” themed artwork made exclusively for this evening. 
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
May 26, 2017
Music at the Museum
Rio : Brazilian Jazz and Bossa Nova
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Guitarist Max Hatt and singer Edda Glass perform Brazilian jazz and Bossa Nova as Rio for our Friday evening music.
New Mexico Museum of Art
May 26, 2017
Lincoln After Dark
Murder and Mayhem Along America’s Most Dangerous Street
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Join us for the second installment of our Lincoln After Dark tours! The history of Lincoln, New Mexico is mired with acts of revenge, tragic accidents, vigilante justice, and senseless violence. Between 1870 and 1886, more than fifty people met a violent end along this quarter-mile long stretch of dusty road. This fact led President Rutherford B. Hayes to declare Lincoln’s main thoroughfare as “The Most Dangerous Street in America.” Hundreds more were killed throughout the region during a time when feuds were most often settled at gunpoint, lawmen were oftentimes involved with the criminals they swore to apprehend, and danger lurked around every one of life’s corners. Please call 575-653-4025 to reserve your tickets. Space is limited so please call to RSVP.
Lincoln Historic Site
May 27, 2017
Early Bird 
Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Be first to purchase museum-quality artwork from more than 200 Native Treasures artists.  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
May 27, 2017
Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival Show
10:00 am
Continues through May 28, 2017

Native Treasures is one of the premier Native American art shows in the United States and attracts more than 6,000 knowledgeable collectors and art enthusiasts every year.   
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
May 27, 2017
Reggae on the River – Free Concert
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Day-long concert event featuring traditional Native American song in the morning and a modern musical act in the afternoon.
Coronado Historic Site
May 27, 2017
Public Lecture
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Join us for a special presentation about our latest exhibition, Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum. Book signing in lobby following lecture.
New Mexico Museum of Art
May 28, 2017
Jammin’ at Jemez
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Day-long concert event featuring traditional Native American song in the morning and a modern musical act in the afternoon.
Jemez Historic Site


On Exhibit during May 2017

Through August 5, 2017
Agnes Martin and Me
Shrouded in myth, the artist Agnes Martin (1912-2004), an iconic figure in 20 th -century art, was emotionally and artistically tortured, exquisitely sensitive yet socially inept. Canadian born, she started to make a name for herself in the New York art scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s, but in 1967, abandoned her career for a reclusive life in the New Mexico desert. She did not return to her work for nearly a decade. Several years after she began creating art again, photographer Donald Woodman met her and remained a fixture in her life from 1977 through 1984. In Agnes Martin and Me , an exhibit opening August 5 at the New Mexico History Museum (precise closing date to be determined), Woodman shares his photographs of their time together. The exhibit accompanies his new book, Agnes Martin and Me (Lyon Art Books; May 2016), which reveals the raw, unveiled person he knew in the seven rollercoaster years of their constant contact.
New Mexico History Museum
Through August 25, 2017
Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision - At the Governor’s Gallery
Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision exhibition, Governors Gallery, 4 th floor of the State Capital Building, Santa Fe New Mexico. May 5, thru August 25 th 2017 Upcoming Event : Meet the Living Treasures , reception August 17 th , 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. the Governors Gallery, 4 th floor of the State Capital Building. Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision presents a selection of indigenous arts that could only come from the State of New Mexico.  As a state that celebrates the great artistic achievements of its residents – past and present – the exhibit is fittingly installed in the Governor’s Gallery of the State Capitol.  Works by fourteen of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s “Living Treasures” enliven the space with bold assertions of creativity, cultural survival and beauty.  Since 2006, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture has awarded outstanding indigenous artists with the designation of “Living Treasure” during the Museum’s annual Native Treasures Festival. These artists, who have left their mark in the field of contemporary indigenous arts and culture, have achieved excellence in the areas of painting, sculpture, beadwork, pottery and jewelry.  The more adventurous museum goer, who takes the time to go off the beaten track to the fourth floor of the Rotunda, will find a hidden gem in Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision. The pieces on display from artists such as Lonnie Vigil, Roxanne Swentzell, Teri Greeves, and Robert Tenorio, stand as a powerful reminder that tradition and cultural practices thrive within the vibrant, creative worlds of New Mexico’s Pueblo and tribal communities. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture provides a venue for communities throughout New Mexico to come together to celebrate, educate, and promote transformative opportunities for dialogue and exchange between people. The Museum serves over 45,000 visitors a year with education programs, art and history exhibitions, lectures and artist demonstrations. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Living Treasures : 2006--- Robert Tenorio , Santo Domingo Pueblo 2007--- Mike-Bird Romero , San Juan Pueblo 2008--- Connie Tsosie Gaussoin , Picuris Pueblo/Navajo 2009--- Upton S. Ethelbah, Jr., White Mountain Apache/Santa Clara Pueblo 2010--- Lonnie Vigil , Nambe’ Pueblo 2011--- Roxanne Swentzell , Santa Clara Pueblo 2012--- Tony Abeyta , Navajo  2013--- Tammy Garcia , Santa Clara Pueblo 2014--- Althea Cajero , Santo Domingo Pueblo/Acoma Pueblo 2014--- Joe Cajero , Jemez Pueblo 2015--- Teri Greeves , Kiowa 2015--- Keri Ataumbi , Kiowa 2016--- Dan Namingha , Tewa/Hopi 2017--- Jody Naranjo , Santa Clara Pueblo   Exhibition Thumbnail photo: Rainbow Dancers by Tammy Garcia, Santa Clara Pueblo, c. 1999. Clay. Purchased with funds from the Buchsbaum Purchase Fund for the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. 
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 September 17, 2017
Imagining New Mexico
Over the past century artists have imagined and reimagined New Mexico through their work. The New Mexico Museum of Art presents an exhibition of work from the collection that investigates how artists in New Mexico have responded to key themes as they relate to the state’s identity. New Mexico, like all places, is as much an idea as it is a geographical location. This exhibition considers how the states identity was formed by various, sometimes fantastical and often contradictory interpretations of the areas land, traditions, and histories. Imagining New Mexico does not presume to be a complete survey of the history of the state, but instead a collection of fantasies about what New Mexico has come to mean for artists over time. 
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through September 17, 2017
Light Tight : New Work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern
Artists Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern investigate the basic materials of photography and subvert the idea of photographic representation and the commercialization of the medium. The title of the show refers to the need to keep light sensitive material covered up, or “light tight,” until it is ready to be used. 
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through September 17, 2017
Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum
The exhibition examines the many ways artists have used drawing as a means of recording and provoking thought from the fifteenth century to today. The internationally recognized line-up of artists is a ‘who’s who’ of artists through the centuries. The exhibition includes work by artists as diverse as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Albrecht Dürer, Piet Mondrian, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Franz Kline and Rachel Whiteread. Combining work from master artists of the past with artists working today, clearly demonstrates the common thread of drawing as the basis for creation. Drawing is one of the most effective mediums for the immediate expression and representation of an artist’s ideas. Drawing often serves as the starting point for other creative arts including painting, sculpture, even basic engineering design and architecture. The exhibition will help visitors to explore the range inherent in the medium of drawing and may even inspire them to draw as well.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through September 17, 2017
Cady Wells: Ruminations
The New Mexico Museum of Art, in partnership with The Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK, presents the dynamic and psychologically penetrating watercolor paintings of Cady Wells (1904-1954). This group of more than 25 works features Wells’ uniquely modernist interpretations of Southwestern landforms and cultural-religious traditions. Born to a traditional, well-to-do New England family, Wells settled in northern New Mexico beginning in 1932. There, his art took on the complex layering of a spirit inspired by music, calligraphy and stained glass, but traumatized by active WWII combat, sexual intolerance, and Atomic bomb experiments at Los Alamos, just 12 miles from where he lived and painted. Such mid-century influences marked his increasingly surrealist style with equal parts rapture and disquietude.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through October 1, 2017
Sleeping During the Day
Photographs by Herbert Lotz
New Mexico History Museum
Through October 14, 2017
Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar
From the 1880s into the early 20 th century, cigar manufacturers provided an avenue for the lithographic arts to flourish. Layering up to 10 colors in a stone-lithography process and even adding gold embellishments and stamped embossings, the images sold cigars through romantic landscapes, Western adventures, and hot-blooded señoritas. In Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar , opening Oct. 7, 2016 (precise closing date to be determined ), Palace Press Curator Thomas Leech shares primo examples to showcase the rich breadth of artwork created during the golden age of cigar box labels.
New Mexico History Museum
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
Through December 29, 2017
Lloyd’s Treasure Chest
Artistic Heritage: Syrian Folk Art
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 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 8, 2018
Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Market Place
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 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 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
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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