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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

5/6/16, Friday
5:30pm — 7:30pm
Music at the Museum

on Friday evenings after 5:00 pm you can visit the Museum, see great art and listen to local live music.

New Mexico Museum of Art

5/6/16, Friday
5:30pm — 7:30pm
Citizen Min in New Mexico

Citizen Min in New Mexico commemorates an event of national significance—the posthumous award of a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Minoru (Min) Yasui, one of the heroes of Japanese American civil rights beginning in the World War II era of internment camps. It also presents a little-known event, a historic encounter between Min and Senator Pete Domenici in Albuquerque in 1984. At 6 pm on Friday, May 6, Min’s daughter, Holly Yasui, offers a special presentation as a Free First Friday Evening event. Museum admission is free to everyone from 5 to 8 pm. The program is sponsored by the New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League and funded by a generous grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council.

New Mexico History Museum

5/6/16, Friday
5:30pm
Artist Gallery Talk
Alcoves 16/17 #2



New Mexico Museum of Art

5/7/16, Saturday
The Cultural Landscape of the Caja del Rio/Los Aguajes Pueblo
Friends of Archaeology

Join Santa Fe National Forest archaeologist, Mike Bremer, and National Park Service volunteers, Bill Davis and Jerry Cooke, on a tour of the Aguajes landscape. On the approximately 3-mile hike (moderate difficulty) we will view the pueblo itself, fieldhouse structures, agricultural features, local shrines, a world shrine, petroglyphs and two large lithic fields that date from the Archaic to the Aguajes periods. We also will trace some ancestral trails to discover how they connect to the pueblo.

Office of Archaeological Studies

5/7/16, Saturday
10:00am — 4:00pm
7th Annual Folk Art Flea
benefitting exhibtiions & educational programs at MOIFA

A dazzling array of gently used folk art at bargain prices!

Museum of International Folk Art

5/10/16, Tuesday
12:00pm
The Role of Settlement Pattern Studies and the Emergence of the Current Archaeological View of Ancient Maya Civilization
Office of Archaeological Studies and Friends of Archaeology Brown Bag Lecture:

Current scholarly understandings of Pre-Columbian Maya civilization are quite different from the traditional model of ancient Maya civilization that dominated the field of Maya studies until recently and still dominates public perception of the ancient Maya. In part, this new view is due to both the significant increase in archaeological studies in the Maya area in the past few decades and the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic texts, which have provided new insights into Maya history. Much of the change also is due to the introduction and rapid spread of settlement pattern studies conducted more than a half a century ago. This Brown Bag talk examines the major impact of the methodology of settlement pattern research on Maya archaeology and looks at new directions in the field. The Brown Bag talks will take place at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology at 12:00 noon in the CNMA library. Seating is limited. Admission is free. The Center for New Mexico Archaeology (7 Old Cochiti Road) is located off of Caja del Rio Road, across from Challenge New Mexico on the way to the Santa Fe Municipal Golf Course. Take 599 to South Meadows Road, continue through the traffic circle west along the Frontage Road to Caja del Rio Road. CNMA is on the left-hand side of the road and is the large building with white sail-like skylights on the roof.

Office of Archaeological Studies

5/11/16, Wednesday
12:00pm — 1:00pm
Kit Carson and Lucien Maxwell, Compadres

Stephen Zimmer speaks on “Kit Carson and Lucien Maxwell, Compadres," as part of the Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series. Zimmer, a longtime Cimarron, NM, resident, is the author of numerous historical books, including People of the Cimarron Country (Eagle Trail Press, 2012). He was formerly director of museums at Philmont Scout Ranch. Lectures are free in the Meem Community Room. Enter through the Washington Avenue doors.

New Mexico History Museum

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 Historic Sites
www.nmhistoricsites.org/

Office of Archaeological Studies
www.nmarchaeology.org

New Mexico History Museum
www.nmhistorymuseum.org

El Palacio Magazine
elpalacio.org