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Events for September 2017

September 1, 2017
Breakfast with the Curators
with Maxine McBrinn, MIAC’s curator of archaeology
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Join Curator Maxine McBrinn for breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe and a special tour of Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West . Three years in the making, this exhibition of sandals, moccasins, and other Native footwear opens August 27, so you’ll be the first to receive the VIP tour! Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best. To register, purchase tickets at the MIAC front desk with cash or check, or telephone 505-476-1269 to use a credit card. $35 per person ($30 for MNMF members) includes full breakfast and museum admission.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
September 1, 2017
Fiesta Friday Hours
10:00 am
Continues through September 8, 2017

On Fridays September 1 and 8 we will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m only.
New Mexico Museum of Art
September 1, 2017
Museum Early Closure
5:00 pm to 5:00 pm
In keeping with the tradition of the "Burning of Zozobra", the annual torching of the 50-foot-tall Old Man Gloom, the Museum will be closing at 5:00pm.
New Mexico History Museum
September 3, 2017
First Sunday- NM residents Free
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
New Mexico resident free day!
Museum of International Folk Art
September 4, 2017
México Mágico: Magical Mexico City
Exploring the Colors of Mexican Folk Art
9:00 am
Continues through September 12, 2017

SOLD OUT  Friends of Folk Art tour of Mexico City
Museum of International Folk Art
September 5, 2017
The Early Pueblo Occupation of the Dinetah Region
Brown Bag Talk

The traditional picture of early Pueblo history (pre-AD 900) has been created by archaeological research in the Four Corners region. The early Pueblo history in the greater Dinetah region does not conform to this model in ways that are important to understanding the cultural diversity of modern Pueblo peoples. This bag lunch is background for the upcoming Friends of Archaeology Field Trip set for Oct. 6-8, to view Pueblo I and Navajo archaeology of the Dinetah region.
Office of Archaeological Studies
September 6, 2017
Santa Fe Fiesta History Forum
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
The New Mexico History Museum will invite a diverse group of historians to offer their perspectives on early Spanish settlement in New Mexico and the conflict, cooperation, and changing ways of life that resulted from this collision of peoples and cultures.
New Mexico History Museum
September 6, 2017
Flamenco En Vivo
Final Fiesta
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Final live music in the Joan & Clifford Vernick Auditorium
Museum of International Folk Art
September 7, 2017
Public meeting: Community input sought for new art space
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The New Mexico Museum of Art is inviting members of the community to an architectural planning meeting at 404 Montezuma Avenue (the former Halpin State Records Center) 1 to 4 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Art
September 9, 2017
My Time in Vietnam
Gallery talk by David Grant Noble
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. David Grant Noble served in the US Army from 1962 to 1964. By 1971 he was in New Mexico and began photographing the Arroyo Hondo Pueblo archaeological excavations and the Santa Fe counterculture scene. Noble will share images from a scrapbook of photos taken during his service and reflections on his New Mexico photographic work seen in the exhibit. Free with admission. 
New Mexico History Museum
September 15, 2017
Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts
Public Awards Ceremony
5:15 pm to 7:00 pm
St. Francis Auditorium 5:15-7pm
New Mexico Museum of Art
September 15, 2017
Governor’s Awards Honoree’s Exhibition
Public Reception
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
3:30-4:30pm on 4th Floor of State Capital
New Mexico Museum of Art
September 15, 2017
Art of the the Cigar and Its Boxes
Lecture Co-presented with the New Mexico History Museum
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
In conjunction with the exhibitions No Idle Hands (MOIFA) and Out of the Box (NMHM).
Museum of International Folk Art
September 15, 2017
Art of the Cigar and its Boxes
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Collector and scholar Dr. Loy Glenn Westfall will speak on the little-known but far-reaching influence of “cigar art” - a colorful branch of Americana that went global.
New Mexico History Museum
September 16, 2017
History Museum’s Photo Legacy Project Catalogs Gay Santa Fe Man’s Experience of Vietnam War
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
On Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 the New Mexico History Museum will present Letters Home from the Vietnam War:  Herbert Lotz in conversation with Gregory Hinton in conjunction with the Lotz photography exhibit Sleeping During the Day: Vietnam 1968 ; in honor of Santa Fe Gay Pride weekend.
New Mexico History Museum
September 17, 2017
Families Make History Workshop
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Colorful tiles are popular in New Mexican kitchens and inlaid in adobe architecture. This month we will make some custom tiles of our own using stencils and acrylic paint to mimic traditional designs. Free.
New Mexico History Museum
September 17, 2017
Comanche Gap

More formally known as “The Creston,” a prominent volcanic dike forms a curtain across the landscape in the southwestern portion of the Galisteo Basin. Famous in the pantheon of great New Mexico rock art locations, the south face of the top of The Creston is the canvas for a remarkable array of pecked images, most dating from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries and perhaps later.
Office of Archaeological Studies
September 18, 2017
Closed for restoration

Continues through November 24, 2017

The Museum of Art will be temporarily closed to all visitors for restoration.
New Mexico Museum of Art
September 19, 2017
Cooking Jar Technology in the Ancient Southwest
Brown Bag Talk

Despite nearly 4000 years of ceramic technology in the Southwest, the common use of pottery for cooking only dates within the past 2000 years. The history of innovation in cooking jar design is fairly sophisticated, starting with the simplest of forms and clay-temper combinations and ending with the use of micaceous clay for the ultimate bean pot.
Office of Archaeological Studies
September 20, 2017
Friends of Indian Art Event
Private Tour: Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Join us for a private curated tour of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) by museum director Patsy Phillips and chief curator Dr. Manuela Well-OffMan. MoCNA holds the premier collection of contemporary Native American art by Native Americans, First Nations, and other indigenous peoples. Among the prominent artists represented in the collection are Tony Abeyta, Linda Lomahaftewa, David Bradley, George Morrison, Allan Houser, Helen Hardin and Fritz Scholder. 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
September 21, 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
September 22, 2017
Turn On, Tune In – A Digital Story Telling Workshop
(at various listed locations)
10:00 am
Continues through January 25, 2018

Inspired by the iconic 1966 Timothy Leary counterculture motto: Turn on, tune in, drop out , the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors is sponsoring a series of unique storytelling workshops in concert with the museum’s Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest exhibition (open through February 11, 2018). To further glean the impact of this era, ten residents from each of the five New Mexico communities listed below will be selected to participate in a workshop to craft and present personal stories for their community. The program is designed to be in collaboration with local libraries, museums, universities, community groups, and radio broadcasters. Workshops will start with a Friday evening presentation followed by a two-day session on Saturday and Sunday. The outgrowth will be community events featuring the stories, local music, a potluck, either a live or produced radio broadcast and will have an on-line presence. Download application here
New Mexico History Museum
September 22, 2017
Our Times with Miss O’Keeffe (and Other Stories)
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Three distinguished writers describe their memorable moments with New Mexico’s most recorgnized artist.
New Mexico History Museum
September 23, 2017
7th Annual Collectors’ Sale at the Laboratory of Anthropology
Benefit for MIAC Exhibits and Public Programs
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The seventh annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24, 2017, from 10am to 5pm at the Laboratory of Anthropology on Museum Hill. The sale is free and open to the public with early bird shopping from 9am to 10am on Saturday for a $25 admission fee. A percentage of sale proceeds fund the museum’s exhibits and education programs. CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS , including how to donate and consign items.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
September 24, 2017
The Segesser Hide Paintings: History and Science
“Looking Over the Artist’s Shoulder: Multi Spectral Imaging Reveals hidden details of the Segesser Paintings”
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Lecture by Tom Chavez and Mark MacKenzie “Looking Over the Artist’s Shoulder: Multi Spectral Imaging Reveals hidden details of the Segesser Paintings” The lecture will discuss how conservation forensic examination reveals details of pigments used, color preparation and use, drawing and layout, genetic testing for hide identification, and expands on the details of the “life” of the Segesser paintings during the last several hundred years. NMHM Auditorium-Limited seating-Free with admission Bottled water only please  
New Mexico History Museum
September 24, 2017
Museum Hill Community Day / MIAC Birthday Celebration!
Storytellers, Artists, Demonstrations, and Hands-on Activities
Noon to 4:00 pm
The popular Museum Hill Community Day returns for the third consecutive years, but this year involves a few twists! It just so happens to be the 30th anniversary of the museum, itself; and the 80th anniversary of the Laboratory of Anthropology! Concurrent with the day is our annual Collectors’ Sale, which will be held in the Meem auditorium.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
September 24, 2017
3rd Annual Museum Hill Community Day
A FREE EVENT FOR EVERYONE
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
FREE Family-friendly fun for all from 9am to 5 pm!
Museum of International Folk Art
September 24, 2017
7th Annual Collectors’ Sale at the Laboratory of Anthropology
Benefit for MIAC Exhibits and Public Programs
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The seventh annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24, 2017, from 10am to 5pm at the Laboratory of Anthropology on Museum Hill. The sale is free and open to the public with early bird shopping from 9am to 10am on Saturday for a $25 admission fee. A percentage of sale proceeds fund the museum’s exhibits and education programs. CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS , including how to donate and consign items.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
September 27, 2017
Brainpower $ Brownbags
“Chasing the Santa Fe Ring: Power and Privilege in Territorial New Mexico”
Noon to 1:00 pm
Lecture by David Caffey, former Director, Harwood Library and Museum  12:00 to 1:00pm, Auditorium, New Mexico History Museum  Free event Seating is Limited/No food or beverage please
New Mexico History Museum


On Exhibit during September 2017

Through October 1, 2017
Sleeping During the Day
There is no shortage of photographs documenting the horrors of the Vietnam War. In fact, between military photographers and the free press, millions of photographs of the Vietnam conflict were taken between 1962 and 1975. But, there are very few that document the war from the perspective of a young gay man serving in the United States Army. 
New Mexico History Museum
Through October 14, 2017
Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar
From the 1880s into the early 20 th century, cigar manufacturers provided an avenue for the lithographic arts to flourish. Layering up to 10 colors in a stone-lithography process and even adding gold embellishments and stamped embossings, the images sold cigars through romantic landscapes, Western adventures, and hot-blooded señoritas. In Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar , opening Oct. 7, 2016 (precise closing date to be determined ), Palace Press Curator Thomas Leech shares primo examples to showcase the rich breadth of artwork created during the golden age of cigar box labels.
New Mexico History Museum
Through October 22, 2017
Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art
Sponge Bob Square Pants, Pac Man, and Curious George, all sporting a particularly Native American twist, are just a few images from popular mainstream culture seen in the exhibition, Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art. The free to the public opening for Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is on July 17, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm and the show runs through October 22, 2017 . Featuring nearly 100 objects by more than fifty artists from the museum’s collections as well as others borrowed from collectors and artists, the work on view in Into the Future will be in such various media as traditional clothing and jewelry, pottery and weaving, photography and video, through to comics, and on into cyberspace.  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through November 5, 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 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 recipeints 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 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
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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