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Events for February 2019

February 1, 2019
Exhibit Opening Reception
The Massacre of Don Pedro Villasur
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
This exhibition features 23 original graphic history art works by Santa Fe artist Turner Avery Mark-Jacobs. This display, ’The Massacre of Don Pedro Villasur,’ narrates the history of an ill-fated Spanish colonial military expedition which set out from Santa Fe in 1720, a story that is also depicted in the History Museum’s Segesser Hide paintings. The evening event will be hosted by the Women’s Board of Santa Fe and will include a book signing with the artist. Copies of the graphic history shall be available for purchase. Free event 
New Mexico History Museum
February 1, 2019
First Friday
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
New Mexico residents enjoy free admission to the New Mexico Museum of Art with ID after 5:00 PM
New Mexico Museum of Art
February 3, 2019
“And What Else About Beads”
Lecture by Earl Kessler
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Join us for a Lecture by Earl Kessler  “And What Else About Beads”   in conjunction with Beadwork Adorns the World exhibit at the Museum of International of Art. Talk held at the Museum of Indian Art & Culture’s Auditorium. After the talk head over to the Museum of International Folk Art for our last day of  Beadwork Adorns the World   before it closes! Free Admission for New Mexico residents with ID. Photo: Woman’s Vest T’boli, Phillipines from the Shari and Earl Kessler Collection
Museum of International Folk Art
February 3, 2019
Making History
Stained Glass
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Join us for a stained glass for beginner’s workshop, recommended ages 10 and up.   Learn the basics of copper foil soldering with bits of colored glass and take home your own unique ornament or pendant. Adult supervision requested. Free with admission
New Mexico History Museum
February 3, 2019
Free First Sunday
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

New Mexico Museum of Art
February 3, 2019
GranMary’s Winter Storytelling Series
with Julian Fragua (Jemez Pueblo)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join us for the second installment of our annnual GranMary’s Winter Storytelling Series with guest artist Julian Fragua, a renowned Jemez Pueblo dancer. Program runs at 2pm and again at 3pm; choose either time.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
February 3, 2019
Family Mornings at Folk Art
Free Family Programming
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for a new all-ages program featuring storytime, hands-on art activities and explorations in the galleries. February  3 rd for “All about Beads” March  3 rd for “Year of the Boar” April 7 th for “Earth Day” FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund
Museum of International Folk Art
February 6, 2019
Library Open House
LGBTQ artists
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Drop in to the library any time from 1-4PM to learn about LGBTQ artists. 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
February 6, 2019
Friends of History Lecture Series
The Galisteo Basin; Pueblo Communities across the Threshold of Spanish Colonization
Noon to 1:00 pm
  Today’s Galisteo Basin is a vast and inspiring landscape on the edge of Santa Fe. Open range land has preserved a record of history that is a remarkable testament to powerful influences, natural and cultural, from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries. These three centuries encompass dramatic changes in climate, economy, population, and organization of Pueblo communities, even before the initial Spanish expeditions of the sixteenth century. Eric Blinman Director, Office of Archaeological Studies will discuss how the Seventeeth century Spanish Colonization changed the trajectory of the Galisteo Basins cultural history in both expected and unexpected ways, culminating in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. But perhaps the most dramatic transformation occurred in the few years immediately after the Revolt. By the Reconquest, the large Pueblo communities had moved north, setting the stage for the Euroamerican-dominated pastoral landscape of today.
New Mexico History Museum
February 10, 2019
Valentine Extravaganza Family Fun Day
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join us for a day of Valentine themed art making with hands-on experience creating cards, special heart ornaments and one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day collages inspired by night time. Free and fun for all ages. 
New Mexico Museum of Art
February 10, 2019
Lunar New Year Celebration
Asian New Year Traditions for the Whole Family
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Come and celebrate Asian New Year traditions with the whole family at the Museum of International Folk’s Annual Lunar New Year Celebration! Fun for all ages. Free Admission Lion Dance performance and parade at 1:30 and 3:30 Mochi Tsuki Rice Cake Pounding presentation by Santa Fe JIN Hands on art making: paper lanterns and paper drums
Museum of International Folk Art
February 11, 2019
HERE, NOW and ALWAYS CLOSED
from February 11 - 22

Continues through February 22, 2019

Our permanent exhibition - Here, Now and Always - will be closed for HVAC upgrades/repairs February 11 through February 22. Admission prices will be adjusted accordingly for the two open galleries you may still visit.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
February 13, 2019
Pueblo Pottery Demonstration
with Ray Garcia (San Felipe Pueblo))
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ray Garcia (or Rayduck) first learned about pottery from his grandmother, who he helped collect clay at the southern end of San Felipe Pueblo. Since then, he has gathered, processed, and created pottery with San Felipe clay. He began formal instruction from 2009 to 2012, under the instruction of Clarence Cruz at the Poeh Center in Pojoaque. While at the Poeh, he learned to gather, process, and make pots with micaceous clay. He also studied with Max D. Early of Laguna from 2012 to 2014 learning traditional methods of gathering clay and pottery making in Laguna Pueblo. Since he is from both San Felipe and Santa Ana Pueblos, Garcia has begun to work with both styles in his painting and clay shaping. Garcia has won various awards for both pottery and jewelry at the Heard Museum Indian Art Market in Phoenix; Red Earth Indian Art Market in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Cahokia Mounds Contemporary Indian Art Show, in Collinsville, Illinois; and the Artesian Arts Festival in Sulphur, Oklahoma. His work has also been shown at the Southwestern Indian Art Market in Tucson, Arizona; Indian Summer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and the Haskell Indian Art Market in Lawrence, Kansas.  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
February 13, 2019
Lecture on Collective Impact of the Taos Society of Artists
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Free lecture by Davison Packard Koenig, Executive Director of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site in Taos.
New Mexico Museum of Art
February 15, 2019
Conversations with Collections
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Museum staff will teach you how to care for family heirlooms and personal collections. Free with cost of admission.
New Mexico Museum of Art
February 20, 2019
Let’s Take a Look!
MIAC Curators Examine Your Treasures
Noon to 2:00 pm
MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesay of each month awaiting whatever treasures may walk through the door. This is your opportunity to bring a family heirloom, something special from your collection, or a piece you know nothing about. Naturally, they prefer items from the American Southwest (in keeping with the museum’s focus), but they will check out anything you bring in. Federal law prohibits curators from "appraising" any items, but they will direct you to appropriate resources. For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look . 
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
February 20, 2019
“The Manhattan Project in Fiction”
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Please join Heather McClenahan, Executive Director of the Los Alamos Historical Society, who will discuss, “The Manhattan Project in Fiction”. Join us for an “Atomic Histories” exhibition presentation on how historic events have been featured in literature.  Free Auditorium event. Bottled water only please
New Mexico History Museum
February 22, 2019
CreativeMornings
Symmetry
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Kevin Henderson, who holds a PhD in Physics and works for the Physics Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratories, will share on the global topic of Symmetry, and how it breaks. The universe is filled with symmetry and broken symmetries.  Humans have embraced an enduring relationship with those principles in science, art, and culture. This talk will describe the mathematical and physical origin of symmetry and its manifestation in the natural world, and will also illustrate the many profound examples and extensions of symmetry into everyday life. Free event in the Meem room. Limited seating. Coffee provided by Iconik Coffee Roasters.    
New Mexico History Museum
February 23, 2019
EXHIBITION OPENING!
Beyond Standing Rock
1:00 pm
Continues through September 30, 2019

MIAC opens a new exhibit on the controversial Standing Rock pipeline construction, much of it from the view of Indigenous people who were at the site during protests.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
February 23, 2019
Standing Rock Art Panel with noDAPL Artists
Limited Seating - Arrive Early
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Join us for a very special panel with some of the artists behind our Beyond Standing Rock exhibit. Panelists include Kathy Whitman Elk Woman (Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara), Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara and Lakota), Zoe Urness (Tlingit), and Tony Abeyta (Navajo).  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
February 26, 2019
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Dr. Andrés Reséndez will present the research from his book The Other Slavery:  The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America  in the second of our Winter Lecture series cosponsored with El Rancho de las Golondrinas.
New Mexico Museum of Art
February 27, 2019
Palace in the Raw
Public Open House
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Please join us for another opportunity to view the Palace Museum in its raw state, as we continue our efforts to refurbish and restore our beloved historic national treasure. Open house from 1-5pm Palace in the Raw lecture: 3-5pm (see separate post)  Free event
New Mexico History Museum
February 27, 2019
Palace in the Raw Lecture series
“War Time Governor: Lew Wallace’s Time in the Land of Enchantment”
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Please join us in the Palace Museum as Tim Roberts, Regional Manager at Ft. Stanton and Lincoln Historic Sites explores the complex events that led to Lew Wallace’s appointment, his eventful short tenure as governor, and the questions surrounding his eventual departure from the Territory of New Mexico. A free public event
New Mexico History Museum


On Exhibit during February 2019

Through March 3, 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
Good Company: Five Artist Communities in New Mexico
Examine the role of artist communities in New Mexico in the early 20th century.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through March 31, 2019
Carved & Cast: 20th Century New Mexican Sculpture

New Mexico Museum of Art
Through March 31, 2019
Shots in the Dark
An exploration of the dark side of photography by four artists working in the American southwest.
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through April 12, 2019
Russell Lee’s FSA photography in New Mexico (Governor’s Gallery)
The Governor’s Gallery is an outreach facility of the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Department of Cultural Affairs. The Gallery features several exhibitions a year representing the art and culture of New Mexico. It is located on the 4th floor of the State Capitol, at the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Paseo de Peralta.
New Mexico Museum of Art
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 April 21, 2019
Wait Until Dark
Selections from the Museum’s art collection that show what happens - or what we think happens - during the night.
New Mexico Museum of Art
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 June 2, 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
Through June 2, 2019
Hweeldi: The Woven Tribute
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) is commemorating the 150 th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo, signed June 1, 1868, by displaying an extraordinary wool rug woven in tribute to the Long Walk. Created in the early 1900s, the rug is an impressive 9 ft. by 15 ft., last displayed at MIAC in 1996. While the identity of the weavers of the piece remains unknown, Navajo oral history – and likely some first-hand accounts – informed the weavers along the way with their design.  In 1868, the Long Walk was initiated by the United States military as part of Manifest Destiny, the concept that expansion of the United States in the 1800s was both justified and inevitable. Only the 1868 treaty allowed the Navajo to return to their Diné Bikéyah (Navajo sacred lands) in northwestern New Mexico, where they rebuilt as a nation of herders, farmers, and weavers.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through July 17, 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 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 August 4, 2019
What’s 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 September 8, 2019
A Gathering of Voices: Folk Art from the Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg Collection
A Gathering of Voices celebrates the promised gift of the folk art collection of Judith Espinar and Tom Dillenberg. Comprising primarily ceramic traditions from Mexico, Spain, France, Hungary, Morocco, and numerous other countries, the collection also includes rich holdings of New Mexico santos , Latin American retablos, and metalwork, furniture and textiles from around the world. The exhibition brings together the various voices of international cultures and living traditions, through the vision of one collector.
Museum of International Folk Art
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
Open February 23, 2019 through October 27, 2019
Beyond Standing Rock
This exhibit focuses heavily on the events leading up to the DAPL construction and the experiences of many who were at Standing Rock during the protest. However, the exhibit will also highlight other examples of similar encroachments and violations of Native American sovereignty, many of which have impacted Native health and sacred lands.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Through November 11, 2019
The First World War
The First World War exhibition investigates the contributions of New Mexicans to the war, through letters, photographs and objects. “New Mexico played an important role in both world wars,” said Andrew Wulf, Director of the New Mexico History Museum. “We are proud to be able to recognize and remember that contribution and add The First World War as a permanent exhibition, to underscore the sacrifice and heartfelt letters home from these brave soldiers.”
New Mexico History Museum
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
Through January 1, 2020
Here, Now and Always
CLOSED FEBRUARY 11 - 22, 2019 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
Through January 5, 2020
Community through Making From Peru to New Mexico
Community through Making brings together local and Peruvian artists to explore how art shapes healthy and vibrant communities. The installation is a conversation across borders, highlighting three collaborative projects that paired local artists and artists from Peru for 10-day residencies in conjunction with the exhibition Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru. This exhibition in the Gallery of Conscience experiments with community curation, filling the gallery with video, stories, and artworks as created and told by museum program participants over the course of the spring and summer of 2018.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through February 1, 2020
The Massacre of Don Pedro Villasur
This exhibition features 23 original graphic history art works by Santa Fe artist Turner Avery Mark-Jacobs. This display, ’The Massacre of Don Pedro Villasur,’ narrates the history of an ill-fated Spanish colonial military expedition which set out from Santa Fe in 1720, a story that is also depicted in the History Museum’s Segesser Hide paintings.  
New Mexico History Museum
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
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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