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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.

Summer 2018

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Letter from the Editor
Credit Report
by Candace Walsh

Lives and Half-Lives
Reckoning with Atomic History's local legacies.
By Melanie Laborwit

Spheres of Influence
Like most inverate world travelers, beads have fascinating stories to tell.
By Marsh C. Bol

Acts of Love and Protection
A half-century ago, savvy political and ideological alliances forged two federal conservation acts that transformed New Mexico.
by Catalina Vicente Archer with PW Chattey

Three Ways of Looking at Frederick Hammersley and His Art
by James Glisson, Peter BG Shoemaker, Joseph Traugott

Straight Back to Our Own Country
How a Navajo shaman negotiated with one of America's most legendary generals for his tribe's survival.
by Hampton Sides

A New Lease on Light
Take a peek behind the (busy) scenes of the
Museum of Art's epic centennial renovation.
by Michelle Gallager Roberts

Project Indigene: Unnatural Resources
Indigenous artists from two different hemispheres
talk trash—and discuss the vital alchemies of their
by Amy Groleau and Marla Redcorn-Miller


On Exhibit: Neon Signs of Life
Taking art from—and to—the streets.
By Amy Groleau

On Exhibit: Family Affair
Carol Warren's gift to the Museum of
Indian Arts and Culture, unwrapped.
By Ross Altshuler

Dust Jacket
An Adapted Excerpt from Chapter Three:
"History and Architecture of the Santa Fe Scottish Rite Temple"
by Khristaan Villela

On Exhibit: Fundamentals for a
Diņe Gathering

By Luci Tapahonso
Photographs By Eugene Tapahonso, Sr.

Why This?: Before Photocopiers
by Penelope Hunter-Stiebel
Photographs by Kitty Leaken

Framework: Building a Photograph
by Katherine Ware

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