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Events for August 2017

August 1, 2017
Arts Alive August 1 & 3
FREE hands-on Workshops for ages 3 to 103
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
A collaborative summer program at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden and the Museum of International Folk Art providing free hands on workshops for ages 3 to 103.
Museum of International Folk Art
August 2, 2017
Brainpower & Brownbags
The Swastika in New Mexico Culture and History
Noon to 1:00 pm
Lecture by Dr. Richard Melzer, Regents Professor of History, University of New Mexico, Valencia Auditorium Free event
New Mexico History Museum
August 2, 2017
Flamenco En Vivo
Live Guitar in the Gallery
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
In the Hispanic Heritage Wing
Museum of International Folk Art
August 4, 2017
Breakfast with the Curators
with C. L. Kieffer at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Enjoy breakfast on-site at the CNMA (7 Old Cochiti Road) followed by a pointed discussion about arrowheads with archaeological research collections manager C. L. Kieffer. Then, explore MIAC’s collection of projectile points. Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best. To register, purchase tickets at the MIAC front desk with cash or check, or telephone 505-476-1269 to use a credit card. $35 per person ($30 for MNMF members) includes full breakfast and museum admission.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 4, 2017
Old Lincoln Days

Continues through August 6, 2017

Join us for Old Lincoln Days 2017! The weekend will be filled with a variety of activities highlighting Lincoln’s unique and storied past. 
Lincoln Historic Site
August 4, 2017
Pop Up Shop
in conjection with the Quilts of Southwest China
10:00 am
Continues through August 6, 2017

Textiles that cover beds, heads, floors, walls and babies.
Museum of International Folk Art
August 5, 2017
Archaeology Lecture with Leon Natker
Chupadero Black-on-White: Communities of Practice, Kinship, and the Chacoan Zeitgest
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The transmission of knowledge, and how it implicates the structure of a society and individual agency, has been a focus of recent social science research. In archaeology, the use of practice theory, to reconstruct the communities of practice which created the material culture of the prehistoric societies being studied, has become a means of investigating social identity. Chupadero Black-on-white, produced in central and southeast New Mexico, was possibly the longest lived of all the Black-on-white wares, manufactured from AD 1050/1100 to 1550 and extensively exchanged. Yet for all of its longevity and ubiquity in the Southwest, the design style, based on rim morphology and painted decoration remain constant. In this research, I conduct an attribute analysis of the decorative design and technological style of Chupadero in order to assess to what degree, if any, change in style occurs. I explore the areal dimensions of this long term production and the long distance exchange of Chupadero Black-on-white. I then discuss the implications for the communities of practice and the agency of the people who produced Chupadero starting in the late Pueblo II period. Finally, I discuss the implications of the kinship-mode of production of this ware in the context of exchange in the greater Southwest.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 6, 2017
First Sunday- NM residents Free
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
New Mexico resident free day!
Museum of International Folk Art
August 6, 2017
Sunday Fun Day for Families
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Enjoy Scavenger hunt with prizes, fun interactive drawing activities designed for all ages while exploring the Museum’s summer exhibitions. Art materials provided by museum. Children must be chaperoned by adult.  Included with cost of Museum Admission. 16 and under are always free
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 6, 2017
"The Hidden Circuits of Indigenous Computer Labor: A Photographic History of The Navajo Fairchild Ladies of Shiprock, New Mexico"
Lisa Nakamura, Professor of American Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
From 1965-1976 the Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation employed almost a thousand Navajo women and men in a state of the art plant on a Navajo reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico.  This talk uses previously unpublished photographic images from the archives of Henry Mahler, an industrial photographer who worked on site in Shiprock, to illustrate how women of color were incorporated into early discourses about gender in the digital industries.
New Mexico History Museum
August 6, 2017
Electronic Textiles: Making Simple Circuits
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Learn the basics of electricity, simple circuitry, and sewing during this introduction to electronic textiles. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own custom light up textile with conductive thread and sewable LED’s using patterns from circuit boards and Navajo textiles as inspiration. Recommended for 9 years and older. Space limited, for reservations call 505-476-5087. Free with admission to museum. The workshop is filled and no longer taking reservations.  
New Mexico History Museum
August 8, 2017
Arts Alive August 8 & 10
FREE hands-on Workshops for ages 3 to 103
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
A collaborative summer program on Museum Hill at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden and the Museum of International Folk Art.
Museum of International Folk Art
August 8, 2017
Suspension of Belief: Why I Don’t Believe Mesa Verde became Tewa
Brown Bag Talk

Dr. Eric Blinman will present a lecture on his theory countering the current idea that the modern Tewa-speaking people migrated, en masse, from the Mesa Verde region of Colorado.
Office of Archaeological Studies
August 11, 2017
Ice Cream Social
5:00 pm to 6:30 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. Included with cost of admission.
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 11, 2017
Summer Salon
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Engage in sketching and drawing with the guidance of local artists. Included with cost of Museum Admission.
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 11, 2017
Breakfast with the Curators
with Frank Buffalo Hyde, Courtney Leonard, Cannupa Haska, and Carmen Selam
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Join featured artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga / Nez Perce), three contemorary Native artists - Courtney Leonard, Cannupa Hanska, and Carmen Selam - and curator Valerie Verzuh for breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe, a brief tour of I-Witness Culture , and a panel moderated by Hyde about the current state of the contemporary Native art market. Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best. To register, purchase tickets at the MIAC front desk with cash or check, or telephone 505-476-1269 to use a credit card. $35 per person ($30 for MNMF members) includes full breakfast and museum admission.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 11, 2017
Local Coloring
Opening Reception/Book Release
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Axle Contemporary, the mobile gallery, will be parked outside of the New Mexico Museum of Art to open this exhibition of drawings by 67 New Mexico artists illustrating stories by 5 New Mexico writers.
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 12, 2017
My journey with Nanao Sakaki
Gallery talk by John Brandi
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. John Brandi shares the history of his friendship with Japanese poet Nanao Sakaki. Good friends with Gary Snyder and Allen Ginsberg, Sakaki was encouraged by them to travel to the US, and in 1971 he was drawn to northern New Mexico where he ended up living in a school bus below Taos Mountain. Sakaki’s poetry is marked by humor and appreciation for a simple lifestyle, the embodiment of unconventional wisdom and spirited non-conformism. Brandi, founder of Tooth of Time Books, published Sakaki’s first major collection poetry, "Real Play" and will speak about Sakaki’s poetry and role as a countercultural literary icon.   
New Mexico History Museum
August 13, 2017
Pueblo Independence Day
7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Come join us for our 14th annual commemoration of Pueblo Independence Day.
Jemez Historic Site
August 13, 2017
Film Screening with Jock Soto (Navajo)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Film screening with Jock Soto (Navajo), one of the most influential modern ballet dancers. Water Flowing Together is an intimate portrait of this remarkable American artist and will be followed with Q&A. Run time 57 mins. Free with Museum admission.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 15, 2017
Native Cinema Showcase
10:00 am
Continues through August 20, 2017

Welcome to the annual event where the National Museum of the American Indian brings the best of Native American filmmaking beyond our locations in Washington, D.C., and New York City. Native American Showcase hosts complimentary screenings at the New Mexico History Museums Auditorium, and on Saturday Night at the Santa Fe Railyard Park. For film locations and showtimes, please visit http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/national-museum-american-indian-s-2017-native-cinema-showcase-returns-new-mexico-17th-year .   Admission is free/Seating is limited No food or Beverages allowed in the NMHM Auditorium. Bottle water only please.
New Mexico History Museum
August 17, 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
August 17, 2017
Living Treasures Exhibition Reception at Roundhouse
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Join past and current MIAC Living Treasures for a reception on the fourth floor of the State Capital - in the Governor’s Gallery, where Living Treasures A Celebration of Vision is on display.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 17, 2017
Traditional Hopi kachina carving presentation

Hopi kachina carvers from the Third Mesa village of Hotevilla will be giving a day-long demonstration at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology highlighting their traditional methods of carving. The carvers will give presentations on the types of materials they use, the manner in which they collect their materials, how they work, and the symbolism and meaning behind their carvings. The presentation is free, however, seating is limited.
Office of Archaeological Studies
August 17, 2017
"Resurgence" with Dr. Taiaiake Alfred, (Kahnawáke)
Indigenous Peoples, Settlers, and Decolonization
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Join us for an evening with Taiaiake Alfred, from the Kahnawáke nation in Canada. Taiaiake is an internationally recognized Kanien’kehaka professor at the University of Victoria.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 18, 2017
Breakfast with the Curators
with Charles King, Eric Dobkin, and Nathan Youngblood
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Join author Charles King, collector Eric Dobkin, and artist Nathan Youngblood (Santa Clara), collaborators on Sporken Through Clay: Native Pottery of the Southwest - The Eric Dobkin Collection . After breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe, King and Youngblood will offer a short presentation and book signing. Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best. To register, purchase tickets at the MIAC front desk with cash or check, or telephone 505-476-1269 to use a credit card. $35 per person ($30 for MNMF members) includes full breakfast and museum admission.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 19, 2017
Ulysses Reid traditional pottery firing demonstration

Ulysses Reid of Zia Pueblo will demonstrate traditional Zia Pueblo pottery making and firing methods at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA) beginning on Saturday, August 19 at 9am. Ulysses will continue this two-day workshop on the following day, Sunday, August 20th. This is a free event and will certainly be popular so make sure to arrive early to secure a place at the demonstration site on the north end of the CNMA building.
Office of Archaeological Studies
August 20, 2017
Families Make History
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
During Santa Fe Indian Market, come inside and learn about the craft of finger weaving. Practiced by Southeastern U.S. tribes and indigenous communities in Mexico, these colorful pulseras became popular as friendship bracelets. Seating and materials are limited. Free.
New Mexico History Museum
August 22, 2017
Variation in Earth’s Magnetic Field Strength and Direction As Seen in the American Southwest
Brown Bag Talk

Over the past six decades, a number of scientists have devoted their careers to collecting and measuring the magnetic properties of archaeological burned sediments, such as hearths, bricks, kilns, and pottery. The resulting data show that the Earth’s magnetic field has varied significantly over the last 2000 years. This rich archaeomagnetic database is now being integrated into global models of the Earth’s field, strengthening both the geophysical models and the archaeologists’ ability to use geomagnetic variation as a dating technique.
Office of Archaeological Studies
August 25, 2017
Music at the Museum
Jesse Vernier
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Jesse Venier: Romantic Guitar plays Hollywood Theme songs
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 25, 2017
Breakfast with the Curators
with education director and curator Joyce Begay-Foss (Diné)
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Enjoy breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe with education director and curator Joyce Begay-Foss (Diné), followed by a preview of stunning objects from Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans, opening December 10. This rare opportunity to visit MIAC’s collections will be popular - so reserve early! Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best. To register, purchase tickets at the MIAC front desk with cash or check, or telephone 505-476-1269 to use a credit card. $35 per person ($30 for MNMF members) includes full breakfast and museum admission.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 27, 2017
Exhibition Opening Celebration
Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West

Drop by MIAC and step into Stepping Out, our newest exhibition! Including, sandals, moccasins, and other Native footwear, this is a colorful and insightful exhibition about the last 10,000 years of "Walking the West." Enjoy yucca sandal, moccasin, and beadwork demonstration Show off your shoes! Wear your flip flops, mocs or sneakers ‘n socks. An online album will be created to commemorate the exhibit kick off Get hands-on and make your own mini mocs Native dance performance Refreshments and food provided by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico Admission to exhibition and events is by Museum admission. Admission information available here .  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 27, 2017
Reading and Book Signing
Local Coloring
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The reading and book-signing of Axle Contemporary’s newest publication, Local Coloring , is being hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Art, in conjunction with the exhibition, Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum.
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 30, 2017
Flamenco En Vivo
Live Flamenco Guitar in the Gallery
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Enjoy live Flamenco guitar in the gallery
Museum of International Folk Art
August 31, 2017
Lecture with Dr. Marsha MacDowell
in conjection with the Quilts of Southwest China
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Stitching Together Quilts of Southwest China: The Making of a Bi-National Exhibition
Museum of International Folk Art


On Exhibit during August 2017

Through August 25, 2017
Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision - At the Governor’s Gallery
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. Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision celebrates those awardees. 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.  
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
Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now 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 featured in the exhibition 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 of Art, 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
There is no shortage of photographs documenting the horrors of the Vietnam War. In fact, between military photographers and the free press, millions of photographs of the Vietnam conflict were taken between 1962 and 1975. But, there are very few that document the war from the perspective of a young gay man serving in the United States Army. 
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
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
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 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 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
Open August 27, 2017 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
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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