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Events for November 2018

November 2, 2018
Eighth Annual Fred Harvey History Weekend
10:00 am
Continues through November 4, 2018

Please Join us for the eighth annual Fred Harvey History weekend. Learn more about Fred Harvey, the Harvey Girls, Mary Colter and the Santa Fe Railroad, and their roles in civilizing the Wild West and developing New Mexico. The three-day event will include Friday and Saturday talks at the museum, a ticketed dinner on Saturday night in the La Terraza at La Fonda on the Plaza, and additional activities and Brunch on Sunday in Las Vegas, NM. See Speaker details and full schedule attached. This event has concluded.    
New Mexico History Museum
November 2, 2018
Dia de los Muertos Celebration
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
WHAT: Dia de los Muertos Celebration. WHERE: Coronado Historic Site, 485 Kuaua Road, Bernalillo, NM 87004. WHEN: Friday, November 2, 3PM – 4:30PM.
Coronado Historic Site
November 3, 2018
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World
Native Heritage Month Film Screening
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Join us for this exciting film that Variety calls "a celebratory examination of the often-underappreciated role played in the development of American popular music by singers, musicians, and songwriters of Native American ancestry." Run time is 1 hour, 43 minutes. By museum admission.    
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
November 3, 2018
Noche de Muertos
5:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018 Join us for this Day of the Dead gala celebration— Noche de Muertos —and support the Museum of International Folk Art’s (MOIFA) exhibitions and education programs. Then stay for  Post-Noche,   the spirited after-party. Noche de Muertos tickets: $200 per person include: Dinner by Santa Fe’s favorite chefs Music and dancing Calavera -style face painting ($25 donation) Costume contest ($10 donation) Post-Noche tickets: $35 for one person, $60 for a couple Includes refreshments and dancing later into the night
Museum of International Folk Art
November 4, 2018
Making History
Robot Exploration
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Meet some amazing robots and learn how computer codes control their motions. We will be welcoming Smokey Trujillo, coach the Santa Fe Indian School Robo team, along with Cyndi LaRoche.  Participants will learn how to work with computer programs to direct the robots along a course. Free with admission, New Mexico residents free first Sunday of the month.
New Mexico History Museum
November 6, 2018
The NO-NO Boys Project
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Please join Erin Aoyama + Julian Saporiti, PhD Students, Brown University presenting the No-No Boys; a multimedia concert performed by Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama taking inspiration from interviews with World War II Japanese Incarceration camp survivors, Saporiti’s own family’s history living through the Vietnam War, and many other stories of Asian American experience, No-No Boy aims to shine a light on experiences that have remained largely hidden in the American consciousness.  Free event
New Mexico History Museum
November 7, 2018
Friends of History Lecture Series
“Adventures along the Goodnight-Loving Trail”
Noon to 1:00 pm
Enjoy a talk by David Grant Noble, writer and photographer as part of the Friends of History lecture series, based on the legendary cattle trail blazed by Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving in 1866. Free Auditorium event-bottled water only please    
New Mexico History Museum
November 10, 2018
Annual Book Arts Flea Market
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Palace Press and the Santa Fe Books Art Group hold their annual sale of art supplies and tools to make art, to display art, or be inspired to make art. One day only! Located in the Meem room.
New Mexico History Museum
November 10, 2018
Museum of New Mexico Foundation Member Day at Coronado Historic Site
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
WHAT: Member Day at Coronado Historic Site. WHERE: Coronado Historic Site, 485 Kuaua Road, Bernalillo, NM 87004. WHEN:  Saturday, November 10, 10AM – 2PM.
Coronado Historic Site
November 10, 2018
The Mayors of Shiprock
Native Heritage Month Film Screening
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
In the small town of Shiprock, NM, a group of young Native leaders works to bring hope and change to their once thriving community. 57 minutes in length.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
November 11, 2018
MIAC Annual Veterans Day Event
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Join us for our annual program celebrating the patriotism and sacrifices  of our Native American men and women.  Program begins at 11am and includes: Invocation with Arnold Herrera (Cochiti Pueblo) National Anthem Reading of Veterans Day Proclamation Santo Domingo Color Guard Te Tsu Geh Oweenge School dance group At 2pm, we will  screen "Defending the Fire," a release by Silver Bullet Productions which garnered Best Picture in 2017’s SWAIA’s Class X. From Silver Bullet’s Website : Since the beginning of time, Native American Warriors have navigated a unique cultural and spiritual path, relying on the tenets of the Warrior in ancient and modern warfare. The lessons of the Warrior are universal; the spirit of the Warrior survives, even in the face of conflict. With a focus on the spiritual and historic journey of Native American Warriors, Silver Bullet Productions will present the story of the Warrior, the importance of cultures in modern quests, and the lessons of War through the lens of these cultures. The characters will be elders and historians from New Mexican tribes and Native veterans of World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam and Afghanistan/Iraq conflicts. Grounded in research and guided by voices of men and women in our armed forces, the documentary will reveal the distinct motive, preparation, conflict, and healing of tribal soldiers.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
November 14, 2018
Pueblo Pottery Demonstration
with Michael Kanteena (Laguna Pueblo)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Our popular Pueblo Pottery Series continues with Michael Kanteena (Laguna Pueblo). Pueblo Pottery demos take place in the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Buchsbaum Pottery Gallery. Don’t forget Wednesdays are free for seniors! Read below for more information on Mr. Kanteena. "Remembering the beautiful pot shards he had picked up as a boy, and wishing to learn about his ancient roots, which he knew went back to New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon (the Anasazi Culture), Michael began collecting archeological catalogues of pottery forms. Through extensive study, trial and error, and even consultation with archaeologists, he developed his pottery into remarkably close reproductions of Chacoan and Mesa Verde pottery. Recently, his studies have expanded to the Mimbres and ancient Mexican People, where human and animal effigies are common. Michael has added his own contemporary designs to these ancient themes, to develop his own unique art form. A single effigy may be based on a Toltec theme, painted with Chacoan designs, and put together in contemporary form. Various feature articles have been written about Michael and his unique style of pottery making. These include the Gallup Independent newspaper. Native Peoples Magazine , and the Southwest Art Magazine ." Information courtesy of River Trading Post .
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
November 16, 2018
Conversations with Collections
Contemporary Art
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Free with admission. Limit 15 people. Email  rebecca.potance@state.nm.us  to reserve a spot.
New Mexico Museum of Art
November 16, 2018
Commemorating the Great War: Paul Cret’s Cemeteries and Memorials in Europe
A talk with William Whitaker
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Please join William Whitaker , curator of the Architectural Archives of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Design, for a free Auditorium talk. Following World War I, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) was created to maintain overseas military cemeteries for the fallen and erect memorials to the combat accomplishments of the American Expeditionary Forces. Free Auditorium event-Bottled water only please
New Mexico History Museum
November 17, 2018
Folk Art Flea Donations Day
Saturday, November 17 from 11 am to 2 pm
11:00 am
Continues through November 17, 2019

Saturday, October 27 from 11 am to 2 pm and Saturday, November 17 from 11 am to 2 pm   Bring your tax deductible donations to the Museum of International Folk Art.  If you are not able to donate during these days, or have large or heavy objects, call the Folk Art Flea Hotline 505.476.1201 and leave your name and phone number and a committee member will return your call.  Proceeds from the Folk Art Flea benefit the Museum of International Folk Art through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.
Museum of International Folk Art
November 17, 2018
GARRISON PROGRAM HOLIDAY EDITION
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Fort Stanton Historic Site
November 17, 2018
Native America PBS / New World Rising
Native Heritage Month Film Screening
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
This PBS 4-part series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and 100 million people conneted by social networks spanning two continents. 54 minutes in length.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
November 21, 2018
Let’s Take a Look!
Curators Examine Your Treasures
Noon to 2:00 pm
Curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology gather in lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. They attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them. They prefer to work with objects from the Southwest but are willing to take a look at anything that is brought in. If they can not identify an object an attempt will be made to find someone who can. Sometimes, the discussion among the curators may become as much - or more informative - than the identification of the artifact. Curators cannot appraise any items but can refer you to resources that will. For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture


On Exhibit during November 2018

Through November 25, 2018
Horizons: People & Place in New Mexican Art
Drawn primarily from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s extensive collection, Horizons shows the wide and dynamic range of styles, personalities, cultures, and forms that visual creative expression took here in the 20th century. Featured artists include Robert Henri, Marsden Hartley, John Sloan, Georgia O’Keeffe, Bert Greer Phillips, James Stovall Morris, Victor Higgins, Awa Tsireh, Maria Martinez, Fritz Scholder, Alfred Morang, Cady Wells, Andrew Dasburg, and Gustave Baumann, among many others.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through December 30, 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 through the end of 2018.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through February 3, 2019
Beadwork Adorns the World
Extraordinary how a small glass bead from the island of Murano (Venice, Italy) or the mountains of Bohemia (Czech Republic) can travel around the world, entering into the cultural life of people far distant. 
Museum of International Folk Art
Through March 3, 2019
Maria Samora: Master of Elegance
MIAC is happy to announce Maria Samora: Master of Elegance, an exhibition that showcases this year’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Living Treasure and Native Treasurers Featured Artist. Samora (Taos Pueblo) is known for her minimalist lines, interdisciplinary approach, and modern designs. She began apprenticing with goldsmith and master gem cutter Phil Poirer in 1998 and went on to work with him for 15 years. Since striking out on her own in 2005, her jewelry has become known for the simplicity of its design, textured metals, and combinations of both gold and silver. Stones include traditional turquoise and unexpected choices such as diamonds, guava moonstone, and African opal. The metalwork Samora has learned to incorporate are rooted in Etruscan, Greek, Egyptian, Syrian, and even Korean designs. Samora’s work will remain on display in MIAC’s Diker Gallery through February of 2019.   You may view a short documentary about Maria Samora by copying and pasting the following link.  https://tinyurl.com/yd6ef9yy  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through March 10, 2019
Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru
This exhibition explores the new directions taken by current Peruvian folk artists during the recent decades of social and political upheaval and economic change. The exhibition will highlight the biographies and social histories of contemporary artists along with examples of work that preserve family tradition, reimagine older artforms, reclaim pre-Columbian techniques and styles, and forge new directions for arte popular in the 21st century.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through March 10, 2019
Good Company: Five Artist Communities in New Mexico

New Mexico Museum of Art
Through April 15, 2019
The Land that Enchants Me So: Picturing Popular Songs of New Mexico
Before radio and television, when making music at home was the evening’s entertainment and playing the piano was considered an essential talent among the middle class, sheet music was the music consumer’s gateway to the world.”  The New Mexico History Museum celebrates this era with sheet music of popular songs about the State of New Mexico, dating from the mid-19th through the mid-20th centuries, in the new exhibition The Land That Enchants Me So. The show spotlights graphically striking sheet-music covers published from 1840s through about 1960, along with other printed materials, sound recordings, and memorabilia relating to New Mexico and its musical life.
New Mexico History Museum
Open November 17, 2018 through April 21, 2019
Wait Until Dark

New Mexico Museum of Art
Through May 27, 2019
Atomic Histories
The Atomic Histories exhibit explores the most famous events, sometimes little known stories, and inventions born here which impact our lives, and helps to recognize the remarkable contributions of thousands of people involved in writing New Mexico’s Atomic Histories for the last 75 years.  Curated by Melanie LaBorwit, Educator with the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors. Photo courtesy of the Los Alamos Historical Society Archives 
New Mexico History Museum
Through June 2, 2019
Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will exhibit over 100 objects dating from the late 1880s to the present. Cultural objects will represent the lifeways of the different Apachean groups in New Mexico and Arizona. These cultural objects include basketry, beaded clothing, hunting and horse gear. These groups are: Jicarilla Apache, Mescalero Apache, Fort Sill Apache (Chiricahua), San Carlos Apache and White Mountain Apache.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through July 28, 2019
On Exhibit: Designs That Defined the Museum of New Mexico
Santa Fe is widely recognized as a city of museums. These beloved institutions and their exhibitions have long been integral to the fabric of local culture.  On Exhibit: Designs That Defined the Museum of New Mexico,  presents a fascinating look back at more than a century of changing exhibition design in the historic state museum system. This “exhibit about exhibits” reveals how presentation techniques evolved and helped establish the unique character of the Santa Fe’s museums.
New Mexico History Museum
Through July 30, 2019
Hweeldi: The Woven Tribute
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is commemorating the 150 th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo, signed June 1, 1868, by displaying an extraordinary wool rug woven in tribute to the Long Walk. Created in the early 1900s, the rug is an impressive 9 ft. by 15 ft., last displayed at MIAC in 1996. While the identity of the weavers of the piece remains unknown, Navajo oral history – and likely some first-hand accounts – informed the weavers along the way with their design.  In 1868, the Long Walk was initiated by the United States military as part of Manifest Destiny, the concept that expansion of the United States in the 1800s was both justified and inevitable. Only the 1868 treaty allowed the Navajo to return to their Diné Bikéyah (Navajo sacred lands) in northwestern New Mexico, where they rebuilt as a nation of herders, farmers, and weavers.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through August 4, 2019
What’s New in New: Selections from the Carol Warren Collection
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) periodically features art recently acquired through gifts or purchases. What’s New in New: Selections from the Carol Warren Collection , highlights the collection donated to the Museum by Carol Warren, who was a volunteer in the Collections Department for more than 20 years. The collection consists of over 200 works of art, including paintings, pottery, jewelry and textiles from some of Santa Fe’s most prominent contemporary artists. A selection of this collection will be on exhibit and will include pieces created by renowned artists such as Tony Abeyta, Tammy Garcia, Dan Namingha, and Jody Naranjo. The exhibition, co-curated by, C.L. Kieffer Nail, Antonio Chavarria, and Valerie Verzuh, will not only highlight outstanding contemporary artists, but it will also feature multigenerational artists by including work of artists within the same family that have crafted their trade alongside each other. “By displaying pieces made by related artists, we hope to demonstrate ways in which Native artists inspire each other through instruction as well as how individual artists exhibit their own identity through what is essentially a family practice,” said curator C. L. Kieffer Nail. In accepting new items, whether they were made yesterday or 12,000 years ago, museum staff consider various issues such as curatorial collecting objectives, gaps in collections, potential future use of the objects such as publication and exhibition, storage limitations and special preservation requirements. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology collections inspire appreciation for and promote knowledge of the diverse native arts, histories, languages, and cultures of the Greater Southwest. This mission is made possible through the active acquisition of material culture that contributes to an understanding of the peoples that made them. The creative talents of Native artists in the past, present and future, give purpose to the MIAC. This is why it continues to collect and preserve art and artifacts made by tribal artists from all time periods. It endeavors to educate visitors about ancient yet living Native cultures, and provide Indian artists with examples of their ancestors’ gifts. The accessioned collections of the museum are made possible by the generosity of donors and the cultivation of such by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and its affiliated support groups.  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through September 30, 2019
Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies
Please note this exhibit is at the Center for NM Archaeology, located at 7 Old Cochiti Road, off the Caja Del Rio exit of 599. Birds are among the most cherished animals with whom we share the Earth. Where birds live well, people thrive. The presence and wellbeing of birds reflects the health of the environment; they share every ecosystem with us, playing the role of hunter and prey, pollinators, scavengers, and dispersers of seeds. Feeding the spirit, they can signify strength, courage and freedom. They are companions to us and inspire us to think beyond our own confinement and limitations. With some 10,000 species of birds in the world, they represent one of the best adapted animals on Earth, dating back to the time of the dinosaurs. “Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies” explores the importance of birds among Native American culture both in the past and today. It includes information on some of the major bird species of the Southwest and how important birds have been as a resource for tools, feathers and food. Birds in archaeology, how they are studied and what that tells us about the past, is also included. With help from Audubon New Mexico, the exhibit inspires to communicate important aspects of birds and their role in our world. The exhibit opens on International Archaeology Day, Saturday, October 20, at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology located off the 599 Bypass in Santa Fe at 7 Old Cochiti Road (located off Caja del Rio Road, right across from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society). The Center, which houses the archaeology collections for the State of New Mexico, and the Office of Archaeological Studies, who shares the building, will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include tours of the facility and many activities and demonstrations for children and adults including atlatl (spear) throwing and archaeology demonstrations. The event is free of charge. Thereafter, the exhibit can be viewed in the lobby of the Center until October 2019, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays). This exhibit complements The Year of the Bird, the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that was passed in 1918 to protect birds from wanton killing. The Year of the Bird is sponsored by National Geographic, the National Audubon Society, BirdLife International and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Visit any of these organizations’ sites to sign up, learn how to help protect birds, and find events near you!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through November 11, 2019
The First World War
The First World War exhibition investigates the contributions of New Mexicans to the war, through letters, photographs and objects. “New Mexico played an important role in both world wars,” said Andrew Wulf, Director of the New Mexico History Museum. “We are proud to be able to recognize and remember that contribution and add The First World War as a permanent exhibition, to underscore the sacrifice and heartfelt letters home from these brave soldiers.”
New Mexico History Museum
Through December 31, 2019
Creating Tradition - at Epcot Center
This special MIAC exhibition - located at Disney World’s Epcot Center (Orlando, FL)  - allows visitors to explore the artistry of American Indian communities and learn about traditional Native influences. “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” showcases authentic, historical Native artifacts alongside contemporary works of American Indian art—demonstrating examples of cultural traditions which have been handed down through generations. Native communities from 7 geographic regions across the United States are included in the gallery. Their art represents the richness, depth and diversity of Native cultures past and present. Among the featured artists with works on display are fashion designer Loren Aragon (Acoma Pueblo), noted doll-maker Glenda McKay (Ingalik-Athabascan) and Juanita Growing Thunder (Assiniboine Sioux) from the Growing Thunder family of Montana. This collection is made possible through the collaboration of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.
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
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
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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