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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

9/1/14, Monday
10:15am — 12:15pm
Historical Downtown Walking Tours

Starting from April 14 and continuing through October 11, learn about the history of Santa Fe on a Downtown Walking Tour led by New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors guides every Monday through Saturday. Gather at the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Avenue at 10:15 am. Cost: $10; children 16 and under free when with an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. (No tours on Saturdays when large events are held on the Plaza, such as Spanish Market and Santa Fe Fiesta.)

New Mexico History Museum

9/3/14, Wednesday
6:00pm — 7:30pm
A Palace in Need of Repair: 1660-1720
The Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture

The Palace of the Governors, begun in 1609, remains the nation’s oldest continuously occupied government building. But before and especially after the 1680 Pueblo Revolt and 1693 Reconquest, one of the most common complaints found in early descriptions of it came down to four important words: “In need of repair.” Over and over, the phrase crops up in the historical record. For the museum’s annual Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture, noted archaeologist Cordelia “Dedie” Thomas Snow pulls together the various citations of that phrase to imagine how the Palace looked and what life in Santa Fe was like. “A Palace in Need of Repair: 1660-1720” is at 6 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 3, in the History Museum auditorium. Admission is $5 at the door; free to members of the Palace Guard, the museum’s friends’ group. (To join the Palace Guard, call the Museum of New Mexico Foundation at 982-6366, ext. 100.)  

New Mexico History Museum

9/5/14, Friday
6:00pm — 7:00pm
Mirror of Time: Cased Portraits from the Dawn of Photography
A Free First Friday Gallery Talk

From 1839 into the 1860s, people held their loved ones’ images as daguerreotypes or ambrotypes tucked into hinged cases. The cases protected the images from exposure to the ravages of air—but that also bars them from public display. Toxic to produce, they are increasingly difficult to find, but the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives owns several hundred. Join Photo Archivist Daniel Kosharek for "Mirror of Time: Cased Portraits from the Dawn of Photography," as he pulls a few from storage for this special one-time viewing in the museum lobby. Free museum admission to everyone from 5 to 8 pm.

New Mexico History Museum

9/6/14, Saturday
12:00pm — 2:00pm
Native American Film Series
New Zealandís Talka Waititiís (Te Whanau a Apanul) film,"Boy"

  Boy is a 2010 New Zealand coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi and financed by the New Zealand Film Commission. In New Zealand, the film eclipsed previous records for a first week’s box office takings for a local production. Boy went on to become the highest grossing New Zealand film at the local box office. The film will be shown at 12:00pm and 3:00pm      Films are free with museum admission. Museum members are always free!

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/10/14, Wednesday
12:00pm — 1:00pm
Edmund G. Ross: A Profile in Courage
A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

By the time he became the New Mexico Territory’s 13th governor, Edmund G. Ross had played a key roles as an abolitionist, journalist and Union officer. Join Richard Ruddy as he talks about Ross, the subject of his award-winning biography, Edmund G. Ross: Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist (University of New Mexico Press, 2013). The Brainpower & Brownbags Lectures are free and open to the public. Enter the Meem Community Room through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

New Mexico History Museum

9/12/14, Friday
Friends of Archaeology Canyons of the Ancients

Under the leadership of OAS Director Eric Blinman and BLM archaeologists, Friends of Archaeology will receive orientation and a tour of the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, comprising 183,000 acres of diverse geography, history and culture in the SW corner of Colorado. The tour will include an immense artifact collection at the Anasazi Heritage Center, headquarters for the Monument just west of Dolores, CO, followed by four days of exploring and hiking in the multiple canyons and mesas of the area. Lodging is not included, although some meals may be. Difficulty will range from easy to strenuous. Most sites will have no facilities. Final cost to be determined. Reserve your space starting May 13, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. by calling 505-982-7799 x 5. Please check here and here for updates. To become a FOA member, click here.  

Office of Archaeological Studies

9/12/14, Friday
5:30pm — 6:30pm
Gallery Talk
Focus on Photography

Series of events in the year-long project Focus on Photography. Meet local photographers 5:30-6:30pm. Free

New Mexico Museum of Art

MORE INFO:

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
www.indianartsandculture.org

Museum of International Folk Art
www.internationalfolkart.org

New Mexico Museum of Art
www.nmartmuseum.org

New Mexico State Monuments
www.nmmonuments.org/

Office of Archaeological Studies
www.nmarchaeology.org

New Mexico History Museum
www.nmhistorymuseum.org