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Events for October 2018

October 2, 2018
Alzheimer’s Poetry Project
Poetry and Bookmaking Party
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project (APP) and the New Mexico History Museum. The featured reader Santa Fe poet and winner of the 2017 Lummox Poetry Award, Mary McGinnis, will talk about her experience in being the guest artist for the APP. McGinnis led two workshops at local assisted living centers for people living with memory loss. Tom Leech, the Director of the Press at the Palace of the Governors, will lead people attending the event, in creating their own books from marbled paper. Joining in the reading will be APP Executive Director, Gary Glazner, past Poetry Laureate of Santa Fe, Joan Logghe and award winning poet Anne Valley-Fox. The theme of the reading is books. Event held in the Meem room-space limited Enter in at the Washington street entrance-bottled water only please
New Mexico History Museum
October 3, 2018
Library Open House
Legacy of the UNM Photography Department
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Drop in to the library any time from 1-4PM to learn more about the many artists affiliated with the University of New Mexico’s Photography department. The Museum’s Librarian/Archivist will be here to answer any questions and show you all the library has to offer. Free.
New Mexico Museum of Art
October 3, 2018
Friends of History Lecture Series
New Mexico, Slavery, and the Confederate Cause
Noon to 1:00 pm
Please join the Friends of History, as they welcome speaker Dwight Pitcaithley, Professor of History, NMSU, and retired Chief Historian, National Park Service who will share from his book and expand on the election of 1860 and the issue of the expansion of slavery into the western territories–especially into the New Mexico Territory. Auditorium event, Seating is limited. Bottled water only please
New Mexico History Museum
October 4, 2018
Dig Giusewa.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between August 16 and October 6, 9AM Ė 3PM.
9:00 am
Continues through October 6, 2018

Explore the ruins of Giusewa Pueblo with archaeologists from New Mexico Historic Sites and Native American tribal members from Jemez Pueblo. Watch as they sift through the earth finding artifacts and features more than 500 years old. Ask questions and learn what makes Jemez Historic Site such a remarkable place. Ranger led tours of the archaeological excavation and the historic site will occur at 10AM and 2PM daily, self-guided tours are available at any time. Visit https://kuaua.com/giusewa for more information.
Jemez Historic Site
October 4, 2018
An Introduction to Design Thinking
How observation + empathy + prototyping = Insights
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Discover design thinking and how to apply it to learn more about user needs and develop more delightful, useable, and effective products, services, and systems. Lecturer Hugh Dubberly of Dubberly Design Office, San Francisco, with a list of clients that includes some of largest corporations including Amazon, Ebay, Facebook, Google,  and McDonalds.   Dubberly has also taught design courses at Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University, California College of Art, and more.  www.dubberly.com
New Mexico History Museum
October 5, 2018
Opening Reception
Good Company: Five Artists Communities in New Mexico
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Opening reception for  Good Company: Five Artists Communities in New Mexico
New Mexico Museum of Art
October 6, 2018
New Mexico Archaeology Fair
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Presented by the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, the 18 th annual New Mexico Archaeology Fair is a chance for children and adults to participate in hands-on demonstrations and activities associated with cultures that trace their origins back thousands of years. 
Jemez Historic Site
October 7, 2018
Making History
Itís Not Magic, Itís Science!
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Join Science educators Liz Martineau and Gordon McDonough for a show that compares and contrasts magic tricks and science processes. Experience some hands-on activities to practice scientific magic of your own! Free with admission, New Mexico residents free first Sunday of the month.  
New Mexico History Museum
October 13, 2018
Star Gazing in Jemez
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Star-gazing at Jemez Historic Site as the - moon is a waxing crescent. Enjoy Native American story telling and the views through multiple telescopes, provided and operated the Albuquerque Astronomy Club. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Call 575-829-3530 for more information.
Jemez Historic Site
October 14, 2018
ď Atomic Advertising as Atomic HistoryĒ
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join Martin Pfeiffer, MA, from the University of New Mexico, for a talk, as he explores new perspectives on the historical and ongoing presence of the national laboratories in New Mexico.   Free Auditorium event-bottled water only please
New Mexico History Museum
October 17, 2018
Letís Take a Look!
Curators Examine Your Treasures
Noon to 2:00 pm
Curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology gather in lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. They attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them. They prefer to work with objects from the Southwest but are willing to take a look at anything that is brought in. If they can not identify an object an attempt will be made to find someone who can. Sometimes, the discussion among the curators may become as much - or more informative - than the identification of the artifact. Curators cannot appraise any items but can refer you to resources that will. For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
October 17, 2018
Pueblo Pottery Demonstration
with Gabriel Paloma (Zuni)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Our popular Pueblo Pottery Series continues with Gabriel Paloma (Zuni). Pueblo Pottery demos take place in the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Buchsbaum Pottery Gallery. Don’t forget Wednesdays are free for seniors! Read below for more information on Mr. Paloma. Gabriel Paloma was born in Zuni, NM back in 1966. Having grown up on the Zuni reservation close to the area known as the “Halona:we (Middle Place)” throughout his life, Gabriel has always been fascinated by images and how the Zuni World is represented now and back in time through the eyes of his elders. Naturally, he was drawn into automotive but the interest in clay was cultivated during his teenage years when he took art and pottery classes in high school. After completing his high school journey and graduated, Gabriel went to UNM Albuquerque to take college courses. The university was a huge setting and Gabriel took on the advantage of being close to home and headed back to the reservation to enroll at UNM Gallup to further his art education. Gabriel is drawn into practice of studying old Zuni pottery and its designs which is fascinating to see how the A: shiwi people endured this art since in time memorial. This ancient art is a collaboration between the artist and the native land of how the earthly materials are utilized to produce his pottery today. Gabriel cherishes this connection with nature and who taught him how to create pottery. He feels that the artistic talent is exchange between mother earth and the artist opens up many opportunities. Currently, Gabriel is a pottery teacher at Zuni High School specializing in the Fine Arts Department. He teaches 15-18 year-olds in pottery and ceramics to help them nurture the same enthusiasm that he had when he took art classes. He is also teaching at an alternative high school in Zuni to pursue the same ecstatic love of pottery making with young adults. Gabriel was introduced to his first ever West Valley Native American Arts Festival as a professional potter at Litchfield Park in Phoenix, AZ. (1998) and in 2004 he was selected as one of the SWAIA FELLOWSHIP AWARD artist in Santa Fe, NM.   In 2018, he has been earning recognition and still building customer cliental at the same time improving on his elaborate Zuni style pottery.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
October 19, 2018
Museum 101
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

New Mexico Museum of Art
October 20, 2018
Fiesta of Cultures
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Come celebrate New Mexico’s diverse and unique cultures!
Coronado Historic Site
October 20, 2018
Voices From the Past: Moonlight Tours
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Fort Selden Historic Site Saturday, October 20, 6-9 pm Join us for a special moonlight tour in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System. Walk on an authentic portion of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail. Meet historical figures from the past camped at Paraje de Robledo!Tours leave every 15 minutes. Admission: $5 for adults. Kids are free. Tickets sold at the door. Cash or check only. All activities are outside, please dress warmly. Sponsored by the Museum of NM Foundation. Call 575-202-1638 for information. NM I-25, Exit 19, Radium Springs and follow the signs.
Fort Selden Historic Site
October 20, 2018
Annual Intíl Archaeology Day Celebration
at the Center for NM Archaeology
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please note this program takes place at the Center for NM Archaeology, located at 7 Old Cochiti Road, off the Caja Del Rio exit of 599. This event is free and open to all! Join us for our annual family-oriented Archaeology Day at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA)! CNMA opens it doors to the public to learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage through hands on activities and demonstrations, including: atlatl throwing bow and arrow shooting yucca fiber string production live pottery firings coiled basketry tours of the CNMA This is also a great opportunity to view Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies , which "explores the importance of birds in Native American culture, as well how birds are addressed or studied in the field of archaeology," said Diana Sherman, MIAC Assistant Collections Manager and Exhibit Curator. "The exhibit [also] informs the visitor about birds in general and their great significance and amazing adaptability." Make sure to tour the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (the storage facility for New Mexico’s archaeological collections), the research laboratories for the Office of Archaeological Studies, and meet the archaeologists behind the excavations at the Palace of the Governors, the Civic Center, Railyard, Santa Fe County Courthouse, and many other locations throughout the state.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
October 21, 2018
Comancheria: An Ever-Moving Culture
with Jhane Myers (Comanche/Blackfeet)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Join us for a fascinating presentation on the culture of the Comanche, presented by Jhane Myers. This event is offered as part of the El Paso-based Tom Lea Institute’s "Tom Lea Month," which annually organizes more than a dozen events throughout Texas and New Mexico to celebrate Lea, who lived in Santa Fe for several years. Lea’s Comanche murals in Seymour, TX, will serve as Myers’ departure point for a broader discussion on the Comanche people, history, and culture.    
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
October 23, 2018
New Volunteer Museum Guide Class
9:30 am to 11:30 am
If you love New Mexico history and enjoy sharing it with others, please join us for an orientation to a new training class that will meet weekly through April. For more information and to RSVP, contact Rene Harris, rene.harris@state.nm or Melanie LaBorwit, melanie.laborwit@state.nm.us  
New Mexico History Museum
October 25, 2018
Palace in the Raw Lecture series
Fascinating Finds: Seven Bizarre and Extraordinarily Informative Artifacts found behind the Palace of the Governors
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Please join Matthew Barbour, Regional Manager of Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites, as he examines seven of the most bizarre artifacts found out of the 700,000 recovered during the archaeological excavations in preparation for the construction of the New Mexico History Museum, the history behind their use and disposal at the Palace of the Governors. Open House 1-5pm, Lecture: 3-5pm  
New Mexico History Museum
October 26, 2018
Conversations with Collections
Photography
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Free with admission. Limit 15 people. Email  rebecca.potance@state.nm.us  to reserve a spot.
New Mexico Museum of Art
October 26, 2018
Public Opening and Reception
On Exhibit: Designs That Defined the Museum of New Mexico
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Please join us for the public opening and reception for O n Exhibit: Designs That Defined the Museum of New Mexico .
New Mexico History Museum
October 26, 2018
CreativeMornings
Honesty
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Sara Solovitch, Executive Editor of  Searchlight New Mexico, a non-partisan, nonprofit news organization shares on the global theme of “Honesty”. Free event with coffee from Iconik Coffee Roasters.
New Mexico History Museum
October 27, 2018
Folk Art Flea Donations Days
Saturday, October 27 from 11 am to 2 pm and Saturday, November 17 from 11 am to 2 pm

Continues through October 27, 2019

Saturday, October 27 from 11 am to 2 pm and Saturday, November 17 from 11 am to 2 pm   Bring your tax deductible donations to the Museum of International Folk Art.  If you are not able to donate during these days, or have large or heavy objects, call the Folk Art Flea Hotline 505.476.1201 and leave your name and phone number and a committee member will return your call.  Proceeds from the Folk Art Flea benefit the Museum of International Folk Art through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.
Museum of International Folk Art
October 27, 2018
SAVE THE DATE FOR NOV.2-4
Eighth Annual Fred Harvey Weekend-NOV 2-4
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Nov. 2-4 events-Details on our nmhm November calendar link Come learn more about Fred Harvey, the Harvey Girls, Mary Colter and the Santa Fe Railroad, and their roles in civilizing the Wild West and developing New Mexico. Events include Friday and Saturday talks at the museum, a  ticketed  dinner on Saturday night in the La Terraza at La Fonda on the Plaza, additional activities and Brunch on Sunday in Las Vegas, NM. Purchase your Saturday  DINNER ONLY  tickets, please do so here: https://tickets.ticketssantafe.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=5558 Optional free RSVP seating for the  TALKS ONLY , please do so here:  nmhm.events@state.nm.us   ***For additional details and information to any of these events, please visit: http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/calendar.php ?  the November page
New Mexico History Museum
October 28, 2018
Day of the Dead
Dia de los Muertos Public Celebration
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Come and decorate sugar skulls (Calaveras de azure), make paper altars (nichos), and experience Calavera face painting.  Sample traditional Mexican treats and listen to Los Flores del Valle musical performance.  Come dressed as a calaca (skeleton).  Bring flowers, candles and/or a memento to add to our community altar. One our most popular events of the year!  
Museum of International Folk Art


On Exhibit during October 2018

Through November 4, 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
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
Through December 30, 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 through the end of 2018.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through February 3, 2019
Beadwork Adorns the World
Extraordinary how a small glass bead from the island of Murano (Venice, Italy) or the mountains of Bohemia (Czech Republic) can travel around the world, entering into the cultural life of people far distant. 
Museum of International Folk Art
Through February 28, 2019
Maria Samora: Master of Elegance
MIAC is happy to announce Maria Samora: Master of Elegance, an exhibition that showcases this year’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Living Treasure and Native Treasurers Featured Artist. Samora (Taos Pueblo) is known for her minimalist lines, interdisciplinary approach, and modern designs. She began apprenticing with goldsmith and master gem cutter Phil Poirer in 1998 and went on to work with him for 15 years. Since striking out on her own in 2005, her jewelry has become known for the simplicity of its design, textured metals, and combinations of both gold and silver. Stones include traditional turquoise and unexpected choices such as diamonds, guava moonstone, and African opal. The metalwork Samora has learned to incorporate are rooted in Etruscan, Greek, Egyptian, Syrian, and even Korean designs. Samora’s work will remain on display in MIAC’s Diker Gallery through February of 2019.   You may view a short documentary about Maria Samora by copying and pasting the following link.  https://tinyurl.com/yd6ef9yy  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through March 10, 2019
Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru
This exhibition explores the new directions taken by current Peruvian folk artists during the recent decades of social and political upheaval and economic change. The exhibition will highlight the biographies and social histories of contemporary artists along with examples of work that preserve family tradition, reimagine older artforms, reclaim pre-Columbian techniques and styles, and forge new directions for arte popular in the 21st century.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through March 10, 2019
Good Company: Five Artist Communities in New Mexico

New Mexico Museum of Art
Through April 7, 2019
Whatís New in New: Selections from the Carol Warren Collection
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) periodically features art recently acquired through gifts or purchases. What’s New in New: Selections from the Carol Warren Collection , highlights the collection donated to the Museum by Carol Warren, who was a volunteer in the Collections Department for more than 20 years. The collection consists of over 200 works of art, including paintings, pottery, jewelry and textiles from some of Santa Fe’s most prominent contemporary artists. A selection of this collection will be on exhibit and will include pieces created by renowned artists such as Tony Abeyta, Tammy Garcia, Dan Namingha, and Jody Naranjo. The exhibition, co-curated by, C.L. Kieffer Nail, Antonio Chavarria, and Valerie Verzuh, will not only highlight outstanding contemporary artists, but it will also feature multigenerational artists by including work of artists within the same family that have crafted their trade alongside each other. “By displaying pieces made by related artists, we hope to demonstrate ways in which Native artists inspire each other through instruction as well as how individual artists exhibit their own identity through what is essentially a family practice,” said curator C. L. Kieffer Nail. In accepting new items, whether they were made yesterday or 12,000 years ago, museum staff consider various issues such as curatorial collecting objectives, gaps in collections, potential future use of the objects such as publication and exhibition, storage limitations and special preservation requirements. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology collections inspire appreciation for and promote knowledge of the diverse native arts, histories, languages, and cultures of the Greater Southwest. This mission is made possible through the active acquisition of material culture that contributes to an understanding of the peoples that made them. The creative talents of Native artists in the past, present and future, give purpose to the MIAC. This is why it continues to collect and preserve art and artifacts made by tribal artists from all time periods. It endeavors to educate visitors about ancient yet living Native cultures, and provide Indian artists with examples of their ancestors’ gifts. The accessioned collections of the museum are made possible by the generosity of donors and the cultivation of such by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and its affiliated support groups.  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through April 15, 2019
The Land that Enchants Me So: Picturing Popular Songs of New Mexico
Before radio and television, when making music at home was the evening’s entertainment and playing the piano was considered an essential talent among the middle class, sheet music was the music consumer’s gateway to the world.”  The New Mexico History Museum celebrates this era with sheet music of popular songs about the State of New Mexico, dating from the mid-19th through the mid-20th centuries, in the new exhibition The Land That Enchants Me So. The show spotlights graphically striking sheet-music covers published from 1840s through about 1960, along with other printed materials, sound recordings, and memorabilia relating to New Mexico and its musical life.
New Mexico History Museum
Through May 27, 2019
Atomic Histories
The Atomic Histories exhibit explores the most famous events, sometimes little known stories, and inventions born here which impact our lives, and helps to recognize the remarkable contributions of thousands of people involved in writing New Mexico’s Atomic Histories for the last 75 years.  Curated by Melanie LaBorwit, Educator with the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors. Photo courtesy of the Los Alamos Historical Society Archives 
New Mexico History Museum
Through July 7, 2019
Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will exhibit over 100 objects dating from the late 1880s to the present. Cultural objects will represent the lifeways of the different Apachean groups in New Mexico and Arizona. These cultural objects include basketry, beaded clothing, hunting and horse gear. These groups are: Jicarilla Apache, Mescalero Apache, Fort Sill Apache (Chiricahua), San Carlos Apache and White Mountain Apache.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Open October 26, 2018 through July 28, 2019
On Exhibit: Designs That Defined the Museum of New Mexico
Santa Fe is widely recognized as a city of museums. These beloved institutions and their exhibitions have long been integral to the fabric of local culture.  On Exhibit: Designs That Defined the Museum of New Mexico,  presents a fascinating look back at more than a century of changing exhibition design in the historic state museum system. This “exhibit about exhibits” reveals how presentation techniques evolved and helped establish the unique character of the Santa Fe’s museums.
New Mexico History Museum
Through September 30, 2019
Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies
Please note this exhibit is at the Center for NM Archaeology, located at 7 Old Cochiti Road, off the Caja Del Rio exit of 599. Birds are among the most cherished animals with whom we share the Earth. Where birds live well, people thrive. The presence and wellbeing of birds reflects the health of the environment; they share every ecosystem with us, playing the role of hunter and prey, pollinators, scavengers, and dispersers of seeds. Feeding the spirit, they can signify strength, courage and freedom. They are companions to us and inspire us to think beyond our own confinement and limitations. With some 10,000 species of birds in the world, they represent one of the best adapted animals on Earth, dating back to the time of the dinosaurs. “Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies” explores the importance of birds among Native American culture both in the past and today. It includes information on some of the major bird species of the Southwest and how important birds have been as a resource for tools, feathers and food. Birds in archaeology, how they are studied and what that tells us about the past, is also included. With help from Audubon New Mexico, the exhibit inspires to communicate important aspects of birds and their role in our world. The exhibit opens on International Archaeology Day, Saturday, October 20, at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology located off the 599 Bypass in Santa Fe at 7 Old Cochiti Road (located off Caja del Rio Road, right across from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society). The Center, which houses the archaeology collections for the State of New Mexico, and the Office of Archaeological Studies, who shares the building, will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include tours of the facility and many activities and demonstrations for children and adults including atlatl (spear) throwing and archaeology demonstrations. The event is free of charge. Thereafter, the exhibit can be viewed in the lobby of the Center until October 2019, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays). This exhibit complements The Year of the Bird, the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that was passed in 1918 to protect birds from wanton killing. The Year of the Bird is sponsored by National Geographic, the National Audubon Society, BirdLife International and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Visit any of these organizations’ sites to sign up, learn how to help protect birds, and find events near you!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through December 31, 2019
"Creating Tradition" at Epcot Center
This special MIAC exhibition - located at Disney World’s Epcot Center (Orlando, FL)  - allows visitors to explore the artistry of American Indian communities and learn about traditional Native influences. “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” showcases authentic, historical Native artifacts alongside contemporary works of American Indian art—demonstrating examples of cultural traditions which have been handed down through generations. Native communities from 7 geographic regions across the United States are included in the gallery. Their art represents the richness, depth and diversity of Native cultures past and present. Among the featured artists with works on display are fashion designer Loren Aragon (Acoma Pueblo), noted doll-maker Glenda McKay (Ingalik-Athabascan) and Juanita Growing Thunder (Assiniboine Sioux) from the Growing Thunder family of Montana. This collection is made possible through the collaboration of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
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
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
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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