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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

9/20/14, Saturday
9:00am — 5:00pm
Native New Mexico: A Celebration of Native People along the Camino Real

El Camino Real Historic Trail Site

9/20/14, Saturday
1:40pm — 3:40pm
Screening of The Great Raid
A special event at the Jean Cocteau Cinema

As part of the exhibit, Before Bataan: New Mexico’s 200th Coast Artillery, the Jean Cocteau Cinema will screen John Dahl’s 2005 film, The Great Raid, at 1:40 pm on Saturday, September 20. Starring Benjamin Bratt and Joseph Fiennes, the film is adapted from William’s Breuer’s The Great Raid on Cabanatuan and Hampton Sides’ Ghost Soldiers, books that dealt with the experience known today as the Bataan Death March. From Sept. 16 through Oct. 12, the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives will mount a special exhibition at the Jean Cocteau featuring 10 of those images. The exhibit represents a collaboration between the theater and the New Mexico History Museum’s Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. Before Bataan: New Mexico’s 200th Coast Artillery is open for viewing between 1 and 8 pm daily. The Jean Cocteau is at 418 Montezuma Avenue, in the Santa Fe Railyard.

New Mexico History Museum

9/21/14, Sunday
1:00pm — 2:00pm
Turquoise Perspectives and Meanings
Dan Simplicio

Dan Simplicio, a descendent of the famed Zuni jewelry artist of the same name and a noted scholar, will speak about Zuni traditions for using turquoise. This lecture is free with museum admission.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/26/14, Friday
9:00am — 5:00pm
CANCELLED: 9th Annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show

A preservation project in the Palace Courtyard has caused us to cancel this year’s gem show. We plan to return to our regular, annual event in 2015. Build your collection with authentic gems and minerals offered by miners, traders and jewelers in the shady Palace Courtyard. Learn more about geodes, fossils, opals, turquoise and more. Entry is free through the Blue Gate south of the History Museum’s main entrance on Lincoln Avenue.

New Mexico History Museum

9/27/14, Saturday
9:30am — 3:00pm
Painting the Divine Symposium: Mary in the New World
A Painting the Divine event

As part of the exhibit Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World, we’re proud to host this FREE two-day seminar exploring more about her venerations. Meet art historians and scholars, including Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, Clara Bargellini, James Cordova, Jeanette Favrot Peterson, Tey Marianna Nunn, Kelly Donahue-Wallace, and Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt. Topics include the function and reception of Marian images in the Americas; monjas (nuns) and their use of Marian imagery in colonial Mexico; and dressed statue paintings in the Americas.  

New Mexico History Museum

9/27/14, Saturday
2:00pm — 3:30pm
After Action: Talking Service for Veterans

Santa Fe Community College and the New Mexico History Museum are bringing a national program for veterans to Santa Fe. Using the Great Books Foundation’s “Talking Service” program, the free four-week reading and discussion group uses literature to help veterans talk about their service and their experiences coming home. After Action: Talking Service for Veterans begins in the History Museum’s Meem Community Room on September 27 and runs four Saturdays, from 2–3:30 pm, through October 18. Space is limited. To register, call SFCC’s Continuing Education Department at 505-428-1676. This partnership is supported by the New Mexico Humanities Council, which is mounting similar programs across the state.

New Mexico History Museum

9/28/14, Sunday
11:00am — 4:00pm
Festival of The Drum
Drums from All Cultures

Enjoy an afternoon celebrating the drums of many peoples. See and hear Japanese style Taiko Drummers, the acrobatic Lion Dance of Asia, a fife and drum corps, and more. All interspersed with Native drums and drummers celebrating the drum and the museum’s exhibition Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest.  

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture


Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Museum of International Folk Art

New Mexico Museum of Art

New Mexico State Monuments

Office of Archaeological Studies

New Mexico History Museum