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Events for November 2017

November 1, 2017
Brainpower & Brownbags
“Discovering Annie Thomas Lillibridge – Her Journey from Acoma Pueblo to the South Dakota Prairie”
Noon to 1:00 pm
Lecture by Dr. Fred Lillibridge, New Mexico State University  Free Seating is limited/no food or beverage please
New Mexico History Museum
November 2, 2017
Saint Misbehavin
A free screening and Q&A with Wavy Gravy
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Join us for a free screening of the 2009 documentary on the life and legacy of countercultural icon, Wavy Gravy. Following the film, Wavy Gravy will share his memories and take questions. “’Saint Misbehavin’’ is an unabashed love letter to the world that defies the cynicism of our age.” – The New York Times Free Auditorium event/B ottled water only please   Photo provided by the Lisa Law Production Archives 
New Mexico History Museum
November 4, 2017
Noche de Muertos + Post Noche
A Benefit Dance Party for MOIFA
8:30 pm
Honorary Co-chairs Ali MacGraw and Luis Tapia and the Gala Committees invite you to a spirited evening benefiting the Museum of International Folk Art.
Museum of International Folk Art
November 5, 2017
Sculpture Unveiling and Celebration of Life
for Valentino Tzigiwhaeno Rivera
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture unveils a sculpture of young Valentino, who passed away in 2016. Valentino’s father, George Rivera, has produced a sculpture of Valentino, to be included in the Museum’s permanent collection. Speakers include: Jamie Clements, President/CEO of the Museum of NM Foundation; Della Warrior (Otoe Missouria), Director of MIAC; Javier Gonzalez, Mayor; Dan Perry, Vice Chair, Museum of New Mexico Foundation Trustees; Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota), Olympic Gold Medalist; Steve LaRance (Hopi/Assiniboine), Hoop Dancer; George Rivera, former Governor of Pojoaque Pueblo. Performances by: Pueblo of Pojoaque Buffalo Dancers; Jir Project Band (Blues/Rock); Santa Fe Break Dancers; Lightning Boy Hoope Dancers. All are welcome to this free public event.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
November 5, 2017
First Sunday- NM residents Free
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
New Mexico resident free day
Museum of International Folk Art
November 5, 2017
Holiday Party and Silent Auction


Office of Archaeological Studies
November 5, 2017
The French Connection
Lecture by Jeff Hengesbaugh, Independent Scholar
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
  An analysis and Discussion of the Segesser II Hide Painting as an Historical Document Talk by Jeff Hengesbaugh Auditorium free event-Bottled water only  
New Mexico History Museum
November 9, 2017
Annual MIAC Native American Veterans Day Celebration
Includes Ceremony and Screening of "Defending the Fire"
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Join us for our annual program celebrating the sacrifices and valor of our Native American Veterans. Program begins at 11am and includes: Invocation with Arnold Herrera (Cochiti Pueblo) National Anthem Reading of Veterans Day Proclamation At 2pm, we screen "Defending the Fire," a recent release by Silver Bullet Productions which garnered Best Picture in 2017’s SWAIA’s Class X, followed by a discussion with producer Pam Pierce. 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 11, 2017
Donation Drop off Day
for the 9th Annual Folk Art Flea
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Volunteers will cheerfully accept your donation of gently used folk art items  (ceramics, ethnic apparel, jewelry, small furniture, framed art, sculpture, linens, masks, figurines) in exchange for a tax-deductible donation receipt, from 11 AM to 12 pm at the Museum of International Folk Art, on Museum Hill.
Museum of International Folk Art
November 11, 2017
Lama Foundation
Gallery talk with Siddiq Hans von Breisen
Noon to 1:30 pm
Join the New Mexico History Museum every second Saturday of the month from June 2017-February 2018 for a presentation and conversation-style gallery talk in conjunction with the current exhibit, Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest. Siddiq Hans von Briesen, the brother of Lama Foundation cofounder Barbara Durkee, was an early communard at Lama. Von Briesen will speak about the commune’s evolution over its fifty years. Located on the second floor of the NMHM-Free 
New Mexico History Museum
November 13, 2017
The 1960s: Great Dreams or Grim Nightmares? A RENESAN Symposium
10:00 am
Continues through November 16, 2017

The way you answer that question may depend on your age, your gender, your geographic location, your income, and your race. The Bay Area, Mississippi, Taos, Greenwich Village, and Chicago tell different stories, with some common threads running through them. For some, it was a time of great promise and renewed social activism; for others, these same activities posed a challenge to the established order and a threat to national security. RENESAN, Santa Fe’s Institute for Lifelong Learning, is collaborating with the New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors to expand the reach of its exhibit “Voices of Counter Culture in the Southwest” to the nation as a whole, examining some of the major issues raised by the times and exploring their impact on American culture today.   Over the course of four days, November 13 to 16, scholars, writers, photographers, and activists, both local and national, will discuss the key themes that take these conversations far beyond the cliché of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.
New Mexico History Museum
November 17, 2017
CANCELLED Free Kundalini Yoga at the New Mexico History Museum
Please note that this class does not fall on a Thursday for this week.
Noon to 1:15 pm
CANCELLED 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
November 19, 2017
Families Make History Workshop
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
We are all getting ready for Thanksgiving. Corn was a staple for Native Americans and early settlers alike so toys made from cornhusks were common. Join us this Sunday to make your own cornhusk doll for this season.   Free.
New Mexico History Museum
November 23, 2017
Museum Closed
Closed Thanksgiving
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed for Thanksgiving
Museum of International Folk Art
November 25, 2017
100th Birthday Event
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Free, day-long birthday block party for all ages from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Museum and on the Santa Fe Plaza. 
New Mexico Museum of Art
November 27, 2017
Daily Tours

Continues through November 27, 2030

Enjoy a tour of the museum by one of our volunteer guides. Call 505-476-5041 to confirm.
New Mexico Museum of Art
November 30, 2017
Film screening: Painting Santa Fe
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
This is the premier showing of a film focusing on the founding of the Santa Fe art colony. Tickets sold out.
New Mexico Museum of Art


On Exhibit during November 2017

Through December 29, 2017
Lloyd’s Treasure Chest
Folk Art is a treasure, and Lloyd’s Treasure Chest offers a participatory gallery experience highlighting the Museum’s permanent collection of over 136,000 objects of international folk art from over 100 countries, representing thousands of unique cultures. Because the entire collection can never be on view at the same time, collections are carefully stored and cared for in rooms such as our Neutrogena Vault, which visitors can view from the Treasure Chest gallery.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through December 31, 2017
Jody Naranjo: Revealing Joy
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture will host a solo exhibition featuring the work of current Living Treasure, prolific Santa Clara pueblo potter Jody Naranjo, in the lobby of the museum.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through December 31, 2017
Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts exhibition
The Governor’s Gallery on the 4th floor of the State Capitol is honoring the 2017 recipients of the New Mexico Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts .
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through January 7, 2018
I-Witness Culture: Frank Buffalo Hyde
Artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) believes it is the artist’s responsibility to represent the times in which they live. Transforming street art techniques into fine art practices, his humorous and acerbic narrative artworks do exactly that. In I-Witness Culture , Hyde investigates the space where Native Americans exist today: between the ancient and the new; between the accepted truth and the truth; between the known and the unknown. Hyde, who created fourteen paintings and three sculptures for I-Witness , divides his contemporary narrative into three sections: Paranormal: The Truth is Out Ther e; Selfie Skndns ; and In-Appropriate . Pre-millennium, if you asked anyone if Native Americans existed, they would tell you only in the past, in black and white photos. They are almost extinct, they would say, and their lands are gone. If you ever meet one, ask if you can touch their hair, take a picture of them as proof that you actually saw one—like Bigfoot they exist beyond the scope of normal experience. Post-millennium, Native Americans are part of the digital age, the selfie age, where if something hasn’t been posted to social media, it never happened. We are sharing information at a rate that has never been possible before in human history: We no longer just experience reality; we filter reality through our electronic devices. Today’s Native artists use technology as a tool of Indigenous activism, a means to document, and a form of validation. In a nation obsessed with sameness—afraid of difference—popular culture homogenizes indigenous cultures, "honoring" us with fashion lines, misogynistic music videos, or offensive mascots and Halloween costumes. Today, these stereotypes and romantic notions are irrelevant as a new generation of Native American artists uses social media to let the world know who they are. Today, we are the observers, as well as the observed. We are here, we are educated, and we define Indian art.      
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through January 21, 2018
Quilts of Southwest China
Chinese quilts have received little attention from scholars, collectors, or museums.  The examples featured here offer an introduction based on new research by a bi-national consortium of American and Chinese museums, including participation by the Museum of International Folk Art.  Embodying layers of history, identity, and expertise, these quilts reveal new insights into the contemporary lives of minority communities adapting to a period of great change in China.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through February 11, 2018
Voices of the Counterculture in the Southwest
At a time when concerts and gatherings on the West Coast gave birth to 1967’s infamous “Summer of Love,” New Mexico was experiencing its own social and environmental revolution depicted in Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest . On display through February 11, 2018, the exhibition spans the decades of the 60s and 70s exploring this influx of young people to New Mexico and the subsequent collision of cultures. Through archival footage, oral histories, photography, ephemera and artifacts, the exhibition examines this cultural revolution and asks how these forms of rebellion inform the ways we think about contemporary social and political questions of what it means to be an engaged citizen.
New Mexico History Museum
Through February 18, 2018
A Mexican Century
This exhibit features Mexican prints made by “the Peoples Graphic Workshop” from the collection of Senator Jeff and Anne Bingaman, along with other prints by contemporary artists working with the same commitment and passion for social justice. 
New Mexico History Museum
Open November 25, 2017 through April 29, 2018
Contact: Local to Global
Contact: Local to Global highlights the engagement of artists with New Mexico, the New Mexico Museum of Art with artists and collectors, and New Mexico’s engagement with the national and international arts community. Featuring the work of artists who have lived and worked in the region, works made in New Mexico and significant works with a connection to art in New Mexico, as well as artworks which address the broader issues of land, location and environment, the exhibition includes art by Bruce Nauman, Agnes Martin, Frederick Hammersley, Susan York, Postcommodity, Ati Maier and Yorgo Alexopoulos, among others.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through July 16, 2018
Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Marketplace
The  Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience is an experimental gallery inside the Museum of International Folk Art where the public is invited to help shape the content and form of the exhibition in real tme.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through September 3, 2018
Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West
Footwear is evocative. It tells us about belonging, love, and social aspiration, reflecting the lives of makers and wearers and offering a window into the past and the present. This exhibition features sandals that date back thousands of years found in the dry caves of New Mexico and nearby regions; includes Plains and Southwest moccasins, many beautifully beaded or quilled, and exhibited for the first time in decades; and concludes with examples of contemporary high fashion footwear made artists like Teri Greeves, Lisa Telford, and Emil Her Many Horses. Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on August 27, 2017, and will be on display until September 3, 2018.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through September 16, 2018
No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art
Tramp art is the product of industry, a style of woodworking from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that made use of discarded cigar boxes and fruit crates that were notched and layered to make a variety of domestic objects.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through October 1, 2018
Points Through Time
Projectile points are one of the most iconic images of archaeology in the American Southwest. This exhibition focuses on some of the projectile points that are commonly found here in New Mexico from Paleoindian times (13,500 years ago), through the Archaic, and into Puebloan times (1,260 to 110 years ago) as well as some of the exotic points that have come to New Mexico from California and Texas. The exhibit discusses how archaeologists classify points, why they change through time, and how illegal collection of points can impact the archaeological record. This exhibit opens on International Archaeology Day on Saturday October 21, 2017 at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (7 Old Cochiti Road). After that, the exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on holidays. Please drop by Archaeology Day at the CNMA! For more info on the event, click the "Upcoming Events" tab to your right.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Open November 25, 2017 through October 7, 2018
Shifting Light : Photographic Perspectives
Shifting Light offers a twenty-first century perspective on the museum’s long-term engagement with the popular medium of photography. Using portraits and oral histories, the show introduces some of the personalities in New Mexico’s twentieth-century photography scene, including Laura Gilpin, Ansel Adams, Thomas Barrow, Anne Noggle and Joyce Neimanas, among many.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Open November 25, 2017 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
on long-term display
The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery
The Buchsbaum Gallery features each of the Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona in a selection of pieces that represent the development of a community tradition. In addition, a changing area of the gallery, entitled Traditions Today highlights the evolving contemporary traditions of the ancient art of pottery making.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
on long-term display
Here, Now and Always
Here, Now, and Always is a major exhibition based on eight years of collaboration among Native American elders, artists, scholars, teachers, writers and museum professionals. Voices of fifty Native Americans guide visitors through the Southwest’s indigenous communities and their challenging landscapes. More than 1,300 artifacts from the Museum’s collections are displayed accompanied by poetry, story, song and scholarly discussion.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
on long-term display
Segesser Hide Paintings
Though the source of the Segesser Hide Paintings is obscure, their significance cannot be clearer: the hides are rare examples of the earliest known depictions of colonial life in the United States. Moreover, the tanned and smoothed hides carry the very faces of men whose descendants live in New Mexico today...
New Mexico History Museum
on long-term display
Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time
Now 400 years old, Santa Fe was once an infant city on the remote frontier.  Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time, on long-term exhibit in the Palace of the Governors, explores the archaeological evidence and historical documentation of the City Different before the Spanish arrived, as well as at the settling of the first colony in San Gabriel del Yungue, the founding of Santa Fe and its first 100 years as New Mexico’s first capital. Co-curated by Josef Diaz of the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and Stephen Post of the DCA/Office of Archaeological Studies, Santa Fe Found collects more than 160 artifacts from four historic sites, along with maps, documents, household goods, weaponry and religious objects. Together, they tell the story of cultural encounters between early colonists and the Native Americans who had long called this place home.
New Mexico History Museum
on long-term display
Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now
Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now , the main exhibition of the New Mexico History Museum, sweeps across more than 500 years of stories - from early Native inhabitants to today’s residents - told through artifacts, films, photographs, computer interactives, oral histories and more. Together, they breath life into the people who made the American West: Native Americans, Spanish colonists, Mexican traders, Santa Fe Trail riders, fur trappers, outlaws, railroad men, scientists, hippies and artists.  
New Mexico History Museum
on long-term display
Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción
Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción contains bultos, retablos, and crucifijos dating from the late 1700s to 1900 which illustrate the distinctive tradition of santo making in New Mexico introduced by settlers from Mexico.
New Mexico History Museum
on long-term display
Multiple Visions: A Common Bond
Multiple Visions: A Common Bond has been the destination for well over a million first-time and repeat visitors to the Museum of International Folk Art. First, second, third, or countless times around, we find our gaze drawn by different objects, different scenes. With more than 10,000 objects to see, this exhibition continues to enchant museum visitors, staff and patrons.
Museum of International Folk Art
on long-term display
Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy
Will Rogers noted that Fred Harvey “kept the West in food—and wives.” But the company’s Harvey Girls are by no means its only legacy. From the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway’s 1879 arrival in New Mexico to the 1970 demolition of Albuquerque’s Alvarado Hotel, the Fred Harvey name and its company’s influence have been felt across New Mexico, not to mention the American West. The company and its New Mexico establishments served as the stage on which people such as Mary Colter were able to fashion an “authentic” tourist experience, along with Herman Schweizer who helped drive the direction of Native American jewelry and crafts as an industry. Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy , a new section that joins the New Mexico History Museum’s main exhibit, Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now, helps tell those stories. Opening December 7, Setting the Standard uses artifacts from the museum’s collection, images from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives and loans from other museums and private collectors. Focusing on the rise of the Fred Harvey Company as a family business and events that transpired specifically in the Land of Enchantment, the tale will leave visitors with an understanding of how the Harvey experience resonates in our Southwest today.
New Mexico History Museum


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