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Events for August 2018

August 1, 2018
Library Open House
Institute of American Indian Arts
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Drop in to the library any time from 1-4PM to learn more about the prestigious faculty and alumni of the Institute of American Indian Arts. 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
August 1, 2018
Friends of History Lecture Series
Spanish Colonial Women and the Law: Complaints, Lawsuits and Criminal Behavior
Noon to 1:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Linda Tigges, Author, and retired City of Santa Fe land planner. Women in early eighteenth century Spanish Colonial New Mexico had rights and privileges that were not enjoyed by other women in North America until the late nineteenth century. Under Spanish law women were considered separate entities and valuable members of Spanish society. Dr. Tigges’s lecture will show that they could own property, inherit in their own name, and act as court witnesses. In particular, they could make accusations and denunciations to the local alcalde mayor and governor, which they frequently did.   In doing so, these Spanish colonial women provided an important legacy for future generations.  Auditorium event-Seating is limited-bottled water only please
New Mexico History Museum
August 3, 2018
Old Lincoln Days in Lincoln,
8:30 am
Continues through August 5, 2018


Lincoln Historic Site
August 3, 2018
Breakfast with the Curators #1
Maxine McBrinn with Nina Sanders
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Curator Maxine McBrinn hosts scholar and beader Nina Sanders (Crow) - known for her moccasins - for a presentation of her work followed by highlights in the exhibition Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West. Breakfasts and complementary programs are on August 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 8:30am to 10:30am, starting with full breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe. Reservations are required as seating is generally very limited. Purchase tickets with cash or check at MIAC, or call (505) 476-1269 to pay using a credit card. Tickets are $35 for general public and $30 for Museum Foundation members. The annual Breakfast with the Curators series affords attendees the opportunity to meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions by combining a hearty breakfast at Museum Hill Cafe, followed by talks and/or tours from those who know MIAC and its mission best!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 4, 2018
28th Annual Rug Auction
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Museum of New Mexico Foundation presents their 28th Annual Rug Auction featuring Navajo rugs from around the state. Enter through the historic BLUE GATE on Lincoln Ave. Courtyard event-Bottled water only please  
New Mexico History Museum
August 5, 2018
Making History
Computer Generated Music
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
What does computer generated music sound like?  Come find out and make your own.  Whether solo or ensemble, people with a wide range of abilities can make beautiful music: no experience required. Meet Dr. Panaiotis, an accomplished composer and performer of computer-assisted music. He will bring with him several instruments and apps he invented creating musical sounds. Bandojo is a musical play-space with imaginative ways to create music.  Bring a thumb drive and record your own unique audiofile to take home.   Free for New Mexican residents on the first Sunday of the month. Photo credit; Panaiotis, PhD .
New Mexico History Museum
August 5, 2018
Pueblos of New Mexico, by Ana Pacheco
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Santa Fe Historian Ana Pacheco will present a presentation on her latest book titled, “Pueblos of New Mexico” featuring photos from the NMHM Photo Archives. The book will be available for purchase and signing following the event. Free event, held in the John Gaw Meem room . Seating is limited-bottled water only please
New Mexico History Museum
August 5, 2018
Rivers of Plastic: A Conversation with Aymar Ccopacatty and Nora Naranjo Morse
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join the Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture for a cross cultural conversation on the invasiveness of plastic waste in Native communities and how these two artists are incorporating this material into their work in New Mexico and Peru. A performance of Latin American Baroque music by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale precedes the talk. 1:30 Free performance by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale 1:45 – 2:30 Artists Aymar Ccopacatty and Nora Naranjo Morse in conversation 2:30 – 4:00 Hands-on plastic textile making and pop-up shop
Museum of International Folk Art
August 6, 2018
Youth Concert
Santa Fe Chamber Music
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Mozart Piano Trio
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 8, 2018
Instrument "Petting Zoo"
Interactive Peruvian Flutes and Percussion sessions
10:30 am to 4:00 pm
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale, partnering with Caminos Del Inka Instrumentalists will offer two interactive educational youth sessions presenting the history and evolution of indigenous Peruvian flute and percussion instruments through hands-on music-making. Children will take home replicas of the flutes to continue their study. Free NMHM Main Lobby event-bottled water only please
New Mexico History Museum
August 8, 2018
Pueblo Pottery Demonstration
with Marietta and Melvin Juanico
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Together for 35 years, Marietta and Melvin Juanico ( Acoma Pueblo ) demonstrate their pottery skills in the Buchsbaum Gallery at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Marietta, an educator who has served as an elementary teacher at St. Joseph Mission School and now is an Acoma Keres language instructor for the Haak’u Learning Center, learned to create her own unique pottery with traditional clay at the age of 6. Melvin previously served in Acoma Tribal Government and Spiritual Leadership. He is the Sky City Cultural Center & Haak’u Museum Operations Manager. Both Marietta & Melvin have been participants in the Santa Fe Indian Market for over 20 years and with Native Treasures since the early 2000’s. Wednesdays afford free admission for New Mexico Seniors!  
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 10, 2018
Ice Cream Social
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Sponsored by the Santa Fe Espresso Company / Häagen-Daz on the Santa Fe Plaza, visitors are invited to enjoy free ice cream in the courtyard of the Museum of Art. Included with cost of admission.
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 10, 2018
Breakfast with the Curators #2
Tony Chavarria with Tammy Garcia, Autumn Borts-Medlock, and Jody Naranjo
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Curator Tony Chavarria hosts popular Santa Clara artists Tammy Garcia, Autumn Borts-Medlock, and Jody Naranjo for an intimate tour of What’s New in New: Selections from the Carol Warren Collection , with an emphasis on multiple pieces by each of the artists. Breakfasts and complementary programs are on August 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 8:30am to 10:30am, starting with full breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe. Reservations are required as seating is generally very limited. Purchase tickets with cash or check at MIAC, or call (505) 476-1269 to pay using a credit card. Tickets are $35 for general public and $30 for Museum Foundation members. The annual Breakfast with the Curators series affords attendees the opportunity to meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions by combining a hearty breakfast at Museum Hill Cafe, followed by talks and/or tours from those who know MIAC and its mission best!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 12, 2018
Pueblo Independence Day
7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Come join us for our 15th annual commemoration of Pueblo Independence Day.
Jemez Historic Site
August 12, 2018
Pueblo Independence Day
7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Jemez Historic Site
August 14, 2018
Native American Showcase
10:00 am
Continues through August 19, 2018

Welcome to the annual event where the National Museum of the American Indian brings the best of Native American filmmaking beyond our locations in Washington, D.C., and New York City. Native American Showcase hosts complimentary screenings at the New Mexico History Museums Auditorium, and on Saturday Night at the Santa Fe Railyard Park. Film showtimes attached. Admission is free/Seating is limited No food or Beverages allowed in the NMHM Auditorium. Bottle water only please.
New Mexico History Museum
August 15, 2018
People to People
Michael Namingha
12:30 pm to 1:15 pm
Artist Michael Namingha
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 15, 2018
Just Bead It! Native Beaders Discuss Their Work
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
This special event - hosted by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and designed to complement the Museum of International Folk Art’s current beadwork exhibit - features three Native American beaders who showcase their work and offer a short panel discussion. Artists presenting include Hollis Chitto (Choctaw - Laguna), Charlene Holy Bear (Standing Rock Lakota Sioux), and John Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo).
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 16, 2018
Dig Giusewa.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between August 16 and October 6, 9AM – 3PM.
9:00 am
Continues through August 18, 2018

WHAT: Dig Giusewa. WHERE: Jemez Historic Site, 18160 Hwy 4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025. WHEN: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between August 16 and October 6, 9AM – 3PM. DESCRIPTION: 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
August 16, 2018
ARTIST TALK: Flex Your Activism with Cannupa Hanska Luger
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Santa Fe Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger and participants in his social engagement and ceramic installation  Every One , a work of art and activism about the more than 4,000 cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada. Created in collaboration with photographer Kali Spitzer and numerous contributing individuals and organizations whose handmade beads rehumanize the statistics of gender violence. Free with museum admission.
Museum of International Folk Art
August 17, 2018
Indian Market Concert
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Roberto Capocchi, guitar
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 17, 2018
Breakfast with the Curators #3
Allison Colborne with Dr. Audra Bellmore
8:30 am to 10:30 am
Librarian Allison Colborne hosts Dr. Audra Bellmore (Curator of the John Gaw Meem Archives of Southwestern Architecture at UNM) for a presentation on the Santa Fe-based architect and designer of the Laboratory of Anthropology. A tour of the building’s unique features follows. Breakfasts and complementary programs are on August 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 8:30am to 10:30am, starting with full breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe. Reservations are required as seating is generally very limited. Purchase tickets with cash or check at MIAC, or call (505) 476-1269 to pay using a credit card. Tickets are $35 for general public and $30 for Museum Foundation members. The annual Breakfast with the Curators series affords attendees the opportunity to meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions by combining a hearty breakfast at Museum Hill Cafe, followed by talks and/or tours from those who know MIAC and its mission best!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 18, 2018
Portal Artist Show
Indian Market weekend relocation
9:00 am
Continues through August 19, 2018

The museums Portal Artists will re-locate to the courtyard for the duration of Indian Market weekend on Saturday and Sunday, August 18, 19 from 9am-4pm daily. Please enter through the Blue gate on Lincoln Ave to visit with the artists.
New Mexico History Museum
August 18, 2018
“Photography and Navajo, Past and Present”
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
This panel event from 2:00-4:00pm, will investigate the disposition of photographs of Navajo in museum archives and the relationship of historic photographs of Navajo to contemporary Navajo life, as well as considering the photography of contemporary Navajo photographers.  Recent findings and the recovery of long lost photographs of the signing of the Navajo Peace treaty and other  historical photographs, by members of the panel, will also be presented. Participants include Devorah Romanek, Curator of Exhibits at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Associate Professor of American Studies, University of New Mexico (Navajo) Hannah Abelback, Photo Imaging Specialist, New Mexico History Museum, Rapheal Begay, Photographer (Navajo), Will Wilson, Photographer (Navajo) Free "Meem" room event-bottled water only please
New Mexico History Museum
August 23, 2018
Dig Giusewa.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between August 16 and October 6, 9AM – 3PM.
9:00 am
Continues through August 25, 2018


Jemez Historic Site
August 24, 2018
Conversations with Collections
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Limit 15 people. Email  rebecca.potance@state.nm.us  to reserve a spot.
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 24, 2018
Amy Ellingson Gallery Talk
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Painter Amy Ellingson will discuss the influence of Frederick Hammersley on her own artwork.
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 24, 2018
CreativeMornings
The Regenerative Community
9:00 am to 10:00 am
  This month’s global theme is COMMUNITIES. Please join us for our bimonthly lecture series for creative professionals, along with Joel Glanzberg with the Santa Fe based Regenesis Group, who will discuss his work in helping communities embrace their potential as catalysts for the regeneration of our planet. Free event with coffee and bagels from Iconik Coffee Roasters    
New Mexico History Museum
August 24, 2018
Breakfast with the Curators #4
with Director of Education Joyce Begay-Foss
8:30 am to 8:30 am
Join Begay-Foss for a comprehensive tour of the exhibition she created, Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans , which explores the distinct cultures of the Apachean Tribes of the Southwest. Breakfasts and complementary programs are on August 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 8:30am to 10:30am, starting with full breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe. Reservations are required as seating is generally very limited. Purchase tickets with cash or check at MIAC, or call (505) 476-1269 to pay using a credit card. Tickets are $35 for general public and $30 for Museum Foundation members. The annual Breakfast with the Curators series affords attendees the opportunity to meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions by combining a hearty breakfast at Museum Hill Cafe, followed by talks and/or tours from those who know MIAC and its mission best!
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
August 25, 2018
World War One Centennial Symposium
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
The New Mexico World War One Centennial Commission in partnership with the New Mexico History Museum presents the World War One Centennial Symposium. *Additional detailed information to follow. Auditorium Seating is limited-bottled water only please  
New Mexico History Museum
August 25, 2018
Summer Letters from The Reservation
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This event is an archival letter and oral history reading from the summer months of June, July, and August 1863-1868.  Ther is free food and admission.
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner
August 26, 2018
Community Day
Science Techology Engineering Art Math
Noon to 4:00 pm
A free afternoon-long, STEAM themed celebration of two exhibitions:  Patrick Nagatani: Invented Realities  and  Frederick Hammersley: To Paint without Thinking.
New Mexico Museum of Art
August 30, 2018
Dig Giusewa.
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between August 16 and October 6, 9AM – 3PM.
9:00 am
Continues through September 1, 2018

DESCRIPTION:  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


On Exhibit during August 2018

Through September 9, 2018
Frederick Hammersley: To Paint without Thinking
Presented by The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens and the New Mexico Museum of Art
New Mexico Museum of Art
Through September 9, 2018
Patrick Nagatani: Invented Realities
A Survey across the late artist’s rich career, drawn primarily from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s extensive holdings and concentrating on his creative process and use of visual storytelling.
New Mexico Museum of 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
Through September 16, 2018
Cannupa Hanska Luger: Every One
Every One is a work of art and activism about gender violence in indigenous communities.
Museum of International Folk Art
Through October 1, 2018
Points Through Time
Projectile points are one of the most iconic images of archaeology in the American Southwest. This exhibition focuses on some of the projectile points that are commonly found here in New Mexico from Paleoindian times (13,500 years ago), through the Archaic, and into Puebloan times (1,260 to 110 years ago) as well as some of the exotic points that have come to New Mexico from California and Texas. The exhibit discusses how archaeologists classify points, why they change through time, and how illegal collection of points can impact the archaeological record. This exhibit opens on Saturday October 21, 2017 at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (7 Old Cochiti Road). After that, the exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on holidays.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
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.
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 April 7, 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 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
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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