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Events for March 2017

March 3, 2017
Music at the Museum
Ethran Chkhiro
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Ethran Chkhiro plays music rooted in classical guitar and profoundly inspired by the Moroccan sounds he grew up with as well as the environment he now inhabits. Free 5:30 - 7:30 PM
New Mexico Museum of Art
March 3, 2017
Gallery Talk
Alcoves 16/17 #7
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Meet the artists of Alcoves 16/17 #7 and discuss their work on view in the gallery 5:30 - 6:30PM
New Mexico Museum of Art
March 5, 2017
First Sunday- NM residents Free
New Mexico resident free day
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The first Sunday of each month, New Mexico residents are admitted free.
Museum of International Folk Art
March 5, 2017
Aerial Photography and the 1929 Chaco Canyon Field School Session
Lecture with Frances Joan Mathien, Ph.D.
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
A retired National Park Service archaeologist, Mathien proposed researching the field schools and asked that her colleague, Joyce Raab, and she be afforded space and use of UNM facilities during the project. She sits on the Chaco Culture National Historic Park Museum Collection Committee as a volunteer researcher and considers "this [project] part of the cooperative relationship between the two institutions," UNM and Chaco Culture NHP. Though officially retired, Mathien is Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico and Research Associate with the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM. Major career interests have been on socio-economics of Chaco Canyon and turquoise as a pre-Columbian item of exchange        
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
March 9, 2017
The Circles First Look: No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art
Museum of International Folk Art
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
The Circles members will be first to see  No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art , which presents 150 examples of this art form, characterized by notched and layered wood to create various household objects. Made in the US and Europe (1870s-1940s), tramp art was an art of working class family men—despite what its name suggests.
Museum of New Mexico Foundation
March 10, 2017
Member Preview: No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art
Museum of International Folk Art

Members will be first to see  No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art , which presents 150 examples of this art form, characterized by notched and layered wood to create various household objects. Made in the US and Europe (1870s-1940s), tramp art was an art of working class family men—despite what its name suggests.
Museum of New Mexico Foundation
March 11, 2017
Editing for Equality
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The museum will be one of several venues hosting an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon during the weekend of March 11th. This is a social event to help contribute reliable, unbiased information about women in the arts to one of the top websites in the world. We will provide you with training, reference sources, WiFi and refreshments. 10-4pm in St. Francis Auditorium.
New Mexico Museum of Art
March 11, 2017
12 Switches
Two Stage Performances by Northern New Mexico College Students
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 11, 5 pm • Nick Salazar Theater, Española Sunday, March 12, 2 pm • New Mexico History Museum Auditorium, Santa Fe Join us for this special production, complete with an onstage lowrider, created by students at Northern New Mexico College in collaboration with Santa Fe Performing Arts. The live performance piece draws on the museum’s recent exhibit: Lowriders, Hoppers & Hot Rods Car Culture of Northern New Mexico. Questions? sfperformingarts@gmail.com  
New Mexico History Museum
March 11, 2017
S.T.A.R.T.
Sharing Time, art and Reading Together
10:00 am to 11:00 am
For kids age 3 to 5 and their caregivers
Museum of International Folk Art
March 11, 2017
Perspectives on the Hugh Scott Ledger Book by Silver Horn
with Dorothy WhiteHorse Delaune (Kiowa) and Dr. Candace Green
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Join us for several perspective on the Hugh Scott Ledger Book kept by Silver Horn (1860 - 1940). Dorothy WhiteHorse Delaune (Kiowa) and Dr. Candace Green discuss this remarkable resource and the selections will be on view. For more extensive information on the artist and the talk, please visit: http://media.museumofnewmexico.org/press_releases.php?action=detail&releaseID=520
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
March 12, 2017
Poetry Out Loud
State Championships in Poetry Recitation
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
State-wide high school students recite poetry in a national competition.
New Mexico Museum of Art
March 12, 2017
Opening of No Idle Hands
The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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
March 12, 2017
Tramp Art: The Art of Layered Inspirations
Lecture with Clifford Wallach
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Clifford Wallach discusses his research on tramp art
Museum of International Folk Art
March 12, 2017
12 Switches
Two Stage Performances by Northern New Mexico College Students
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 11, 5 pm • Nick Salazar Theater, Española Sunday, March 12, 2 pm • New Mexico History Museum Auditorium, Santa Fe Join us for this special production, complete with an onstage lowrider, created by students at Northern New Mexico College in collaboration with Santa Fe Performing Arts. The live performance piece draws on the museum’s recent exhibit: Lowriders, Hoppers & Hot Rods Car Culture of Northern New Mexico. Questions? sfperformingarts@gmail.com  
New Mexico History Museum
March 13, 2017
A Notch and A Layer
A Friends of Folk Art Presentation
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Exclusive event for Friends of Folk Art members with Curator Laura Addison.
Museum of International Folk Art
March 16, 2017
Mark and Linda Winter: Historic Toadlena Trading Post & Museum

Join us for an evening with Mark and Linda Winter, the owners of the Toadlena Trading Post on the Navajo Reservation, north of Gallup. The Winters work closely with the local weavers continuing the support, encouragement and relationship that was established by traders before them. You will hear the fascinating story of the historic trading post, see examples of past and present Toadlena/Two Grey Hills rugs, and meet weaving artists from the area.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
March 18, 2017
Panel Discussion
Be With Me: A Small Exhibition of Large Paintings
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
A discussion on the practice of painting with Nick Aguayo, Harmony Hammond and John Zurier.
New Mexico Museum of Art
March 18, 2017
Breakfast with the Artists
Nick Aguayo, Harmony Hammond and John Zurier
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Before the panel discussion, enjoy breakfast with the artists of Be With Me, A Small Exhibition Of Large Paintings 
New Mexico Museum of Art
March 19, 2017
Storytelling with Emmett Garcia
GranMary’s Place
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Please note this program runs TWICE: first at 2pm and again at 3pm. Drop by for either one - your choice! GranMary’s Place is a storytelling program at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture that is dedicated to celebrating the memory of Docent Mary Sudbrink. Mary loved life, children, and telling stories to children visiting the Museum.  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
March 19, 2017
Culture and History of the Southwest: Archaeological Perspectives #1
Lecture Series

The growth of archaeological knowledge of Southwestern culture history is remarkable, often rendering textbooks obsolete with frustrating speed. The Friends of Archaeology has commissioned four overview lectures over two afternoons summarizing the state-of-the-discipline of Southwestern culture history. Each one hour illustrated lecture will be followed by 30 minutes of questions and discussion.  
Office of Archaeological Studies
March 19, 2017
Luted Crucible Casting Demonstration & Lecture
with Piers Watson

marking the closing of the Sacred Realm: Blessings and Good Fortune Across Asia
Museum of International Folk Art
March 19, 2017
Families Make History monthly workshop
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Spring is right around the corner. What will you put in your garden? What kinds of plants grow in New Mexico? What kinds of flowers have been brought here? Come and make your own flower pot to get started early. Seating and materials limited. Free.
New Mexico History Museum
March 23, 2017
Emergency Closure
9:30 am to 5:00 am
Coronado Historic Site is closed toady, March 23, for water line repair. Site will reopen Friday March 24 at 8:30 AM.
Coronado Historic Site
March 26, 2017
Culture and History of the Southwest: Archaeological Perspectives #2


Office of Archaeological Studies
March 28, 2017
Winter Lecture Series
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Carmella Padilla gives a free lecture on " Eva Scott Fenyes, Leonora Scott Muse Curtin, Leonora Curtin Paloheimo and the Cultural Crafting of Santa Fe ”  6pm St. Francis Auditorium.
New Mexico Museum of Art
March 31, 2017
VIP Exhibition Opening for Jody Naranjo: Revealing Joy

Exhibtion honoring the 2017 MIAC Living Treasure, Jody Naranjo.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture


On Exhibit during March 2017

Through March 26, 2017
ALCOVES 16/17
Alcoves 16/17 opens March 4, 2016 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. This will be the first in a series of seven alcove exhibitions that concludes on March 26, 2017. Each of the seven rotations will highlight five artists at various career stages and working in New Mexico today. In this first of seven exhibitions, artists working in all media will be featured; Scott Anderson, Gloria Graham, Scott Greene, Herbert Lotz, and Bonnie Lynch.  
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through March 26, 2017
Southwestern Sampler
From the Museum’s founding in 1917, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico have held a special pull for artists. This selection of artworks showcases work created in New Mexico. Included are works by Taos Society Artists, Santa Fe Art Colony members and others.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through April 30, 2017
Conversations in Painting, Early 20th Century to Post-War American Art
An exhibition centered around painting movements in 20th Century America, beginning with Robert Henri , Portrait of Dieguito Roybal, San Ildefonso Pueblo and ending with Agnes Martin, Untitled #6 . Between those two benchmarks we explore the evolution of abstraction, federal support for art and artists during the Depression Era, the Transcendental Painting Group, Abstract Expressionism, Hard Edge Painting and Minimalism through paintings from the New Mexico Museum of Art collection. Juxtaposition is used to promote a dialogue both within and between these painting movements to encourage a more individual and intuitive appreciation of the individual paintings by the viewer. Artists included will be Robert Henri, John Sloan, Gene Kloss, Florence Pierce, Raymond Jonson, Frederick Hammersley, Agnes Martin, Han Hoffman and Mala Breuer.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through April 30, 2017
Be With Me, a Small Exhibition of Large Paintings
Centered around the experience of protracted looking at non-objective painting this exhibition features the works of artists Nick Aguayo, Harmony Hammond and John Zurier. All three artists produce compelling abstract works that utilize the physical and material qualities of paint as a means of subtle expression.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through May 7, 2017
Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time
For the first time in Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time , large prints of Heisey’s stunning images will be paired directly with the Lindberghs’. The exhibition opens October 25, 2015 and runs through May 7, 2017 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. During 2007 and 2008, flying at alarmingly low altitudes and slow speeds, Adriel Heisey leaned out the door of his light plane, and holding his camera with both hands, re-photographed some of the Southwest’s most significant archaeological sites that Charles Lindbergh and his new bride Anne photographed in 1929.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
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 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
Open March 25, 2017 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
Open March 25, 2017 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 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 January 7, 2018
Frank Buffalo Hyde: I-Witness Culture
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 January 29, 2018
Lloyd’s Treasure Chest
Take the Vehicle to the Vault
Museum of International Folk Art
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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