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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.

Winter 2017

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Letter from the Editor
The Poem in the Prose
by Candace Walsh

A Fateful Commencement
One hundred years ago, five paintings in the New Mexico Museum of Art's first exhibition challenged
the world to think about New Mexico and its art.
By Joseph Traugott

Pictures of an Evolution
Photograpy's ever-developing presence at
the New Mexico Museum of Art.
By Katherine Ware

Stitched to the Soul
Anchored by Native and Anglo roots, ceremonial
and contemporary art, Teri Greeves stretches even further, blending roles as a preservationist, an innovator and an important social critic.
by Kate Nelson

Blazing New Trails
Ambitious new inroads are connecting today's
tech-savvy history buffs with New Mexico's tried-
and-true historic sites.
by Patrick Moore

Project Indigene
Welcome to a series of overdue conversations
about hot-button issues in Native Art.
by Marla Redcorn-Miller and Amy Groleau

Verses to an Institution
New Mexico poets share odes to the New Mexico Museum of Art on the occasion of its centennial.
by Carlos Contreras, Jon Davis, Elizabeth Jacobson, Joan Logghe, Miram Sagan, Carol Moldaw, Luci Tapahonso, Arthur Sze


On Exhibit: Art of Remembrance
Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru provides intimate glimpses into how art and community alchemize into healing and memory.
by Laura Addison

On Exhibit: Material World
In MIAC's Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans, Apache objects speak louder than (antiquated and caricature-laden) words.
by Cullen Arlington Curtiss

Why This?: The Silent Organ
by Penelope Hunter-Stiebel

All in the Family

by Tom Leech and Daniel Kosharek

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