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Events for June 2017

June 1, 2017
Drop In and Draw
Daily
10:00 am
Continues through September 17, 2017

Be inspired by the artwork in the exhibition Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum, and then draw on your own while exploring the Museum’s architecture, gardens, and galleries. Bring your own materials, or borrow the museum’s. Included with cost of admission. 16 and under are always free.
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 2, 2017
Art Walking Tours
Weekly
10:00 am
Continues through August 25, 2017

Meet at the gift shop steps Fridays June through August. Please call the front desk to confirm: 505-476-5063. Cost: $10 per adult.
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 2, 2017
Art Chats
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Museum Volunteer Guides present 15 minute pop up talks prompting conversations about drawing .  Included with cost of Museum Admission.
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 2, 2017
Veiled Lighting
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Echoing the Pueblo Revolt, powerful new voices speak to a cultural reconciliation long overdue. Free event New Mexico History Museum auditorium
New Mexico History Museum
June 2, 2017
Music at the Museum
The Robert Parker Band
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Robert Parker plays catchy, classic "Rockin’ Americana" music. Included with the cost of admission.
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 4, 2017
Artistic Heritage: Syrian Folk Art
A new display in Lloyd’s Treasure Chest
10:00 am
Continues through May 28, 2018

This display is a tribute to Syrian artistry, creative triumphs, and cultural heritage. Featured objects include Syrian clothing dating from the 19th century to mid-20th century, musical instruments, painted and inlaid boxes, traditional cookie molds, coffee pots, contemporary glassworks handmade in Damascus in 2017, and more.
Museum of International Folk Art
June 4, 2017
Artist’ Draw Off
Noon
Continues through August 6, 2017

On the first Sunday of each month during the summer. Included with cost of admission. Free to New Mexico residents.
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 4, 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
June 4, 2017
Folk Art and Activism
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Museum of International Folk Art
June 5, 2017
Friends of Indian Art Event
Michael Roanhorse - Jeweler

Friends of Indian Art members and invited guests, please join us for an exciting presentation of Michael Roanhorse. While an accomplished painter and sculptor, his knowledge  and experience carries over into his signature silversmilthing, which is often referred to as three dimensional sculpture.  Michael will have work available for sale at the event.  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
June 6, 2017
New Deal Art and Architecture in Santa Fe
A Guided Tour of Hidden Depression-Era Treasures
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

New Mexico History Museum
June 6, 2017
ARTS Alive! on Museum Hill
Pottery at MIAC
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Free hands-on workshops for all ages! Program runs every hour, on the hour, from 10am to 2pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  PROGRAMS BEGIN ON THE HOUR To reserve a space please call Joyce Begay-Foss 505-476-1272 or email:  joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us ON JUNE 6, ENJOY MAKING POTTERY! Museum admission is free for participants during Arts Alive! hours, so take the opportunity to check out our exhibits with your kids. Tuesday, June 6: Pottery Thursday, June 8: Fabric Stamping Tuesday, June 13: Native American Foods Thursday, June 15: Native American Books  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
June 7, 2017
Brainpower & Brownbags
Making It Matter Again: Exploring our Roots, including Life Ways, Food Ways, and Our Future
Noon to 1:00 pm
Lecture by Roxanne Swentzell, Santa Clara Pueblo and author Meem room Free event
New Mexico History Museum
June 8, 2017
ARTS Alive! on Museum Hill
Fabric Stamping at MIAC
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Free hands-on workshops for all ages! Program runs every hour, on the hour, from 10am to 2pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. PROGRAMS BEGIN ON THE HOUR To reserve a space please call Joyce Begay-Foss 505-476-1272 or email: joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us ON JUNE 8, ENJOY FABRIC STAMPING! Museum admission is free for participants during Arts Alive! hours, so take the opportunity to check out our exhibits with your kids. Tuesday, June 6: Pottery Thursday, June 8: Fabric Stamping Tuesday, June 13: Native American Foods Thursday, June 15: Native American Books
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
June 9, 2017
Music at the Museum
DJ Momma Goose
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
DJ Momma Goose plays rockabilly, classic country music for our Friday evening music at the museum. Included with the cost of admission.
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 10, 2017
Sombras del Pais
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Popular music of the 1930s and Spanish New Mexican folk music. $10 admission, VIP $20. Tickets at the door, cash or checks only.
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 10, 2017
Expansion of Consciousness: A Journey with Friends
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. Starting the series is Yvonne Bond. In the early 1960s Bond traveled to Cuba and returned to fight against capitalism and exploitation of the land. She came to New Mexico in the early 1970s and dedicated her activist efforts to environmental causes. Her talk anchors the activist portion of the exhibit in lived experiences. Free with admission. 
New Mexico History Museum
June 10, 2017
In Search of Nampeyo
Lecture and Booksigning with Steve Elmore
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
In Search of Nampeyo presents new information on Nampeyo’s early life as a Hopi potter in the 19 th century. Working with the British trader Thomas Keam, she single-handedly saved Pueblo pottery from obscurity and created a new art movement, the Sikyatki Revival, by re-interpreting designs from the past. Mr. Elmore’s discovery of Nampeyo’s early ceramics in the Keam collection in the Peabody Museum at Harvard is presented, as well as information that strongly suggests Nampeyo was an early American modernist. Signed copies of Mr. Elmore’s book In Search of Nampeyo: The Early Years, 1856 – 1942 will be available. Program free with Museum admission.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
June 10, 2017
Short Films Screening + Q&A
with Sky Hopinka, Sundance Alumnus
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians), a Sundance Alumnus, visits MIAC to screen a selection of his short films, followed by a Q&A. With accolades from more than a dozen renowned film festivals, his work was recently featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
June 13, 2017
ARTS Alive! on Museum Hill
Native American Books at MIAC
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Free hands-on workshops for all ages! Program runs every hour, on the hour, from 10am to 2pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. PROGRAMS BEGIN ON THE HOUR To reserve a space please call Joyce Begay-Foss 505-476-1272 or email joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us ON JUNE 13, ENJOY NATIVE AMERICAN FOODS! Museum admission is free for participants during Arts Alive! hours, so take the opportunity to check out our exhibits with your kids. Tuesday, June 6: Pottery Thursday, June 8: Fabric Stamping Tuesday, June 13: Native American Foods Thursday, June 15: Native American Books
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
June 15, 2017
ARTS Alive! on Museum Hill
Native American Books at MIAC
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Free hands-on workshops for all ages! Program runs every hour, on the hour, from 10am to 2pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. PROGRAMS BEGIN ON THE HOUR To reserve a space please call Joyce Begay-Foss 505-476-1272 joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us   ON JUNE 15, ENJOY NATIVE AMERICAN BOOKS! Museum admission is free for participants during Arts Alive! hours, so take the opportunity to check out our exhibits with your kids. Tuesday, June 6: Pottery Thursday, June 8: Fabric Stamping Tuesday, June 13: Native American Foods Thursday, June 15: Native American Books
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
June 15, 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
June 16, 2017
Art Chats
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Volunteer Guides present 15 minute pop up talks prompting conversations about drawings . Included with cost of Admission.
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 16, 2017
Images of America: Early Santa Fe
Lecture and Book Signing
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Using photographs from the photo archives at the New Mexico History Museum, Ana Pacheco, Santa Fe City Historian, documents the early history of Santa Fe through images.  New Mexico History Museum Auditorium Free event
New Mexico History Museum
June 16, 2017
Music at the Museum
Rio : Brazilian Jazz and Bossa Nova
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Enjoy the hypnotic sounds of Rio, a jazz and Bossa Nova band with duo Max Hatt and Edda Glass.
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 16, 2017
2017 Native Youth Film Camp
"Red Carpet" Premiere of Students’ Summer Work
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Please join the MIAC family for the premiere of the 2017 Native Youth Film Camp’s student shorts, produced between June 5 and ... the morning of the event! The red carpet will be rolled out for our 14 filmmakers and refreshments will follow the (approximately) one hour program. Free and open to the public!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
June 18, 2017
Zia Agricultural Fields

Ulysses Reid, of Zia Pueblo, will lead a strenuous morning hike of Jemez River Valley agricultural terraces near the pueblo, followed by lunch and an exhibition of arts and crafts.
Office of Archaeological Studies
June 18, 2017
Families Make History workshop
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
It’s Father’s Day. Enjoy the day at the museum. Visit the Out of the Box-The Art of the Cigar exhibition, and come to our family workshop and upcycle your own cigar box for storing your treasures or to give to Dad. Seating and materials limited. Free.
New Mexico History Museum
June 20, 2017
Rio Arriba Courthouse Raid Revisited
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

New Mexico History Museum
June 23, 2017
Music at the Museum
Jesse Vernier
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Jesse Venier plays a repertoire of music from the Renaissance and Baroque period in celebration of the Master artists in the exhibition Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum .
New Mexico Museum of Art
June 24, 2017
San Juan Day Cultural Festival
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Join us at Lincon Historic Site for a San Juan Day celebration. This family friendly event will feature local arts and food vendors, a local farmer’s market, historic games, and some truly great New Mexican music and art. 10:00 a.m.- Vendors open 11:00 a.m.- "Our Mother’s Before Us" stage perfomance by Elise Gomber 12:00 p.m.- Cipriano Vigil and Family concert 1:30 p.m.- The Flying "J" Wranglers concert 3:00 p.m.- Event ends
Lincoln Historic Site
June 25, 2017
Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk
on Museum Hill
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
FREE
Museum of International Folk Art
June 25, 2017
Challah Rising in the Desert: The Jews of New Mexico
Documentary Screening
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Challah Rising in the Desert celebrates the history and people of New Mexico’s unique Jewish community.  In this new feature documentary, braided Challah bread represents five waves of settlement of New Mexico’s Jewish community including Conversos escaping the Spanish Inquisition 400 years ago, German Jewish pioneers of the Santa Fe Trail in the 1800s, scientists of the 1940s at Los Alamos and the counterculture of the 1960s.  Challah Rising is a moving tapestry of the Jewish experience woven into New Mexico’s unique history and landscape. New Mexico History Museum Auditorium Tickets available at www.challahrising.com  
New Mexico History Museum
June 25, 2017
Traditional Native Pottery Firing Demonstration
with Jody Naranjo and Dolly Naranjo-Neikrug
Noon to 3:00 pm
MIAC’s 2017 Living Treasure - Jody Naranjo - is on site with her mother Dolly to demonstrate the traditional pottery firing process. Free with museum admission. Sponsored by Charles and Edwina Miller.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
June 27, 2017
Flamenco Workshops with Carmela Greco
10:00 am
Continues through July 1, 2017

The daughter of Flamenco legend Jose Greco will conduct a series of classes in conjunction with the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico
Museum of International Folk Art
June 28, 2017
Flamenco En Vivo
Live Guitar in the Gallery
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico
Museum of International Folk Art
June 30, 2017
Summer Stomp!
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Dance to the country-swing music of Judge Bob and the Hung Jury
New Mexico Museum of Art


On Exhibit during June 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 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 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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