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El Palacio, the oldest museum magazine in the country, is the source for knowledge about the art, history and culture of the Southwest. Published since 1913, El Palacio—now as then—reflects the work of New Mexico’s four state museums in Santa Fe; its eight New Mexico Historic Sites; and its singular Office of Archaeological Studies.

Spring 2017

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Letter from the Editor
Flex Time
by Candace Walsh

Lloyd's Treasure Chest
Folk Art in Focus
by Felicia Katz-Harris

Misunderstood, Maligned, and Divine
Tramp Art, reconsidered
by Laura Addison

A Certain Point of View
I-Witness Culture at the Museum of
Indian Arts and Culture
by Frank Buffalo Hyde

Defining Moments
In 1919, a Native art show at the Museum of Art just happened to revolutionize American Modernism
by Bess Murphy

Palace Intrigue
Deciphering secrets behind walls and below doors
by Stephen S. Post

Trading Places
Seeing the Santa Fe Trail from the flip side
by Frances Levine

Beyond Labels
A tour through Out of the Box:
The Art of the Cigar

by Thomas Leech


Conservation Notes
Falling Apart and Coming Together
by Peter BG Shoemaker

Happiness Projects
Jody Naranjo with Andrew John Cecil

The Past in Play
The Archaeology of Lost Toys
By Paulina F. Przystupa And C. L. Kieffer

Why This?: Trunk Show
by Penelope Hunter-Stiebel

Framework: Vietnam 1968
by Daniel Kosharek

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