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Events for April 2017

April 1, 2017
Discount tickets for 2017 International Folk Art Market
International Folk Art Market| Santa Fe
8:00 am
Continues through June 15, 2017

ADVANCE TICKETS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET SANTA FE JULY 14, 15 AND 16, 2017
Museum of International Folk Art
April 1, 2017
Fort Selden Historic Site to open at 12:00 noon

Fort Selden Historic Site will be closed 3/31/2017 through noon on 4/1/2107 due to a broken water line. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Fort Selden Historic Site
April 2, 2017
First Sunday- NM residents Free
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
New Mexico resident free day!
Museum of International Folk Art
April 2, 2017
Public Exhibition Opening for Jody Naranjo: Revealing Joy

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture hosts a solo exhibition featuring the work of current Living Treasure, prolific Santa Clara pueblo potter Jody Naranjo, in the lobby of the museum.  As this event falls on the first Sunday of the month, admission is free for New Mexico residents!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
April 3, 2017
Art Walking Tours
10:00 am
Continues through November 27, 2017

Mondays April - November.
New Mexico Museum of Art
April 3, 2017
Stories from East Indian Quilters: Quilts and quilters in India
final presentation
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Quilts of India and Pakistan with Martha Wallace & Patricia Stoddard.
Museum of International Folk Art
April 4, 2017
Yucca as a Raw Material in the Past and Present
Brown Bag Talks
Noon to 1:00 pm

Office of Archaeological Studies
April 5, 2017
Brainpower & Brownbags
Over the Santa Fe Trail to Mexico: The Travel Diaries of Dr. Rowland Willard
Noon to 1:00 pm
Lecture by Joy Poole, Deputy State Librarian, New Mexico State Library Meem room Free event
New Mexico History Museum
April 6, 2017
FOCA+P Members Exhibition Preview
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Exhibition preview and talk with the artists of  Light Tight: New Work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern 5-7pm.
New Mexico Museum of Art
April 7, 2017
Reception for 3 Exhibitions
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Join us for a, fun-filled evening of art, music and hors d’oevres as the Museum of Art celebrates three new exhibitions :  Cady Wells : Ruminations, Imagining New Mexico   and Light Tight : New Work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Free
New Mexico Museum of Art
April 7, 2017
Music at the Museum
Judy Mitchell
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Judy Mitchell plays accordion with jazz standards and gypsy jazz   5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Free
New Mexico Museum of Art
April 8, 2017
Slow Art Day
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Be a part of a worldwide slow art day celebration held in more than 250 museums and galleries.
New Mexico Museum of Art
April 8, 2017
Donation Drop Off Days
for the 8th Annual Folk Art Flea
9:00 am
Continues through April 15, 2017

Support the 8th Annual Folk Art Flea!
Museum of International Folk Art
April 9, 2017
Still on the Hill
A concert of stories and songs about instrument makers of the Ozarks
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Instrument makers of the Ozarks: The Life & Work of Ed Stilley
Museum of International Folk Art
April 14, 2017
Member Exhibition Tour: Frank Buffalo Hyde
3:00 pm to 3:00 pm
On this tour, members will see paintings and sculptures created by artist Frank Buffalo Hyde. He fuses imagery from digital devices and popular culture to express how contemporary ways of communicating are changing how we experience reality. By presenting alternative perspectives on culture, his art both enriches cultural conversations and reflects on contemporary Native experience.
Museum of New Mexico Foundation
April 14, 2017
CreativeMornings
Goes Beyond
9:00 am to 10:30 am
CreativeMornings, a breakfast lecture series for the creative community hosted in over 160 cities around the world, tackles the global theme of “beyond” with Currents New Media directors Frank Ragano and Mariannah Amster. If you’ve visited the Santa Fe railyard area over June in the last several years you’ve probably walked into Currents New Media’s annual event. Since 2002 Parallel Studios has been producing, curating and designing small and large scale video exhibitions in Santa Fe. In 2010 they launched Currents New Media. Each year, the free Currents festival brings together work of established and emerging New Media artists from New Mexico, across the US, and around the globe. Enjoy some networking with other creative professionals before the talk, along with coffee and pastries courtesy of Iconik Coffee Roasters. This event is free.
New Mexico History Museum
April 15, 2017
Anne Hillerman Book Signing
with Special Readings from SONG OF THE LION
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join Anne Hillerman and fans for this exciting afternoon during which you’ll hear from Anne - who will talk about her father’s legacy and her own writing process - along with book excerpts read by the author and four drama students from the New Mexico School for the Arts. Hillerman conducted research in the MIAC archives for Song of the Lion. Song of the Lion, is Hillerman’s third book in the Chee/Leaphorn/Manuelito series. This event is sponsored by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation Shops.       Also, MIAC archives helped in helped with research on the Grand Canyon for Song of the Lion.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
April 16, 2017
EASTER SUNDAY MUSEUM CLOSED
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Museum closed
Museum of International Folk Art
April 16, 2017
Easter Sunrise Service
7:00 am to 10:00 am
On Easter Sunday, Jemez Historic Site hosts an all faiths sunrise service.
Jemez Historic Site
April 20, 2017
Friends of Indian Art Event - SOLD OUT
Preserving Native History: Center for New Mexico Archaeology

Please join us for a late afternoon tour of the Center for New Mexico Archaeology facility, which houses the Repository and Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS). The repository holds over 8.5 million artifacts from more than 20,000 sites. The OAS provides archaeological services to Federal, State, municipal, and private clients throughout New Mexico. Specialty laboratories include stone tools, osteology, botany, pottery, archaeomagnetic dating, and the new Low Energy Plasma Radiocarbon Sampling lab. 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
April 21, 2017
13th Annual Youth Music Night
A collaborative program
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Join us for a FREE youth driven event raising awareness of the school to prison pipeline agenda.
Museum of International Folk Art
April 22, 2017
Celebrate Earth Day at MIAC!
Hands-on Outdoors Fun for Everyone at the Museum
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS AND CULTURE EVENTS 11:00 am Blessing by Arnold Herrera (Cochiti Pueblo) Free outdoor event on Museum Hill and MIAC’s Avanyu Heritage Trail First 100 people get a free cloth bag to stamp with organic materials Make your own seed pot w/newspaper Learn about traditional planting methods-waffle gardens/terraced Learn about open-pollinated native seeds Painting from Nature activity by SFCM staff All activities are outdoors, so please dress accordingly! The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is located on Museum Hill at 710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail. Children 16 and under are always free. Single visit to museum: NM residents $7; non-residents $12. For more information, call (505) 476-1269 or contact the Living Traditions Education Department, Director Joyce Begay-Foss (505) 476-1272   SANTA FE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM EVENTS 11:45 am Blessing by Arnold Herrera (Cochiti Pueblo) Bake in a Solar oven and other activities with Positive Energy Solar (11-2) Bake in our horno with Francisco Ochoa "Horno Man" (11-4) Explore composting with SF Master Gardeners Association, SCAT team Plant a seed in a recycled planter (11-4) Enjoy a snack provided by Whole Foods Make seed balls with MIAC staff (11-4) Santa Fe Children’s Museum is located at 1050 Old Pecos Trail Admission: $5.00 for Children; $7.50 Adults; Children under one are free.  For more information contact Tammy McLellan @ 989-8359 ext 123 or tmclellan@santafechildrensmuseum.org
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
April 23, 2017
Put at Spring in your Step - Earth Day Celebration
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Rangers will lead a hike up Oak Canyon.
Jemez Historic Site
April 23, 2017
Doctor Franklin & Spain
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Dr. Thomas E. Chavez, former director of the Palace of the Governors and Tom Leech, director of the Palace Press, will speak on their just-released limited-edition book New Mexico History Museum Auditorium. Free event
New Mexico History Museum
April 25, 2017
Reconstructing the Health of Southwestern People: Evidence, Purpose, and Paradigms
Brown Bag Talks


Office of Archaeological Studies
April 28, 2017
Darkness and Light in the Land of Enchantment: The Art and Friendship of Cady Wells and Georgia O’Keeffe
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Lois Rudnick discusses Cady Wells and Georgia O’Keeffe 1-2:30pm in the St. Francis Auditorium followed by book signing in lobby.  Free with cost of Museum admission. $5.00 for lecture only.
New Mexico Museum of Art


On Exhibit during April 2017

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
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
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 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 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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