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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

12/2/15, Wednesday
12:00pm — 1:00pm
Ladies of the Canyons: Remarkable Women of the Southwest
Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

Lesley Poling-Kempes speaks on “Ladies of the Canyons: Remarkable Women of the Southwest,” part of the 2015 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors. Poling-Kempes, an Abiquiu resident, has written numerous books about the Southwest, including Bone Horses, Ghost Ranch, and The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West. Her most recent book is Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest (University of Arizona Press, 2015).

New Mexico History Museum

12/2/15, Wednesday
12:15pm — 1:00pm
When Strangers Meet
The Multiple Modernisms of Pueblo, Hispano, and Anglo Artists in northern New Mexico

Lois Rudnick lectures in the St. Francis Auditorium

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/4/15, Friday
9:00am — 4:00pm
Acting O U T
A Symposium on Indigenous Performance Art

Panels discussion in St. Francis Auditorium 9am - 4pm structured around topics of particular urgency to performance art practitioners today

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/4/15, Friday
5:00pm — 8:00pm
Free Fridays
Music at the Museum

Every Friday that we are open to the public 5-8pm there will be free music at the museum.

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/4/15, Friday
5:30pm — 6:30pm
Treasures from a Trunk: The Costumes of Los Pastores
Free First Friday

Get a peek at the Christmas-themed items that the museum found inside an early 20th-century steamer trunk during this Free First Friday event. Ca. 1915 costumes, including a horned devil, boy angel and hermit, reveal past performances of a traditional Hispanic Christmas play, Los Pastores (Shepherds’ Tales; also called Las Pastorelas). Bolstered by images in the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, they help tell a story of how New Mexicans re-enacted the play in days gone by.

New Mexico History Museum

12/6/15, Sunday
1:30pm — 4:00pm
An Unbroken Thread: Wool & Weaving in Northern New Mexico

See a new film produced by the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center, examine touchable textiles and try your hand at weaving on Sunday, December 6, from 1:30–4 pm. The 20-minute film, An Unbroken Thread: Wool & Weaving in Northern New Mexico, will be shown at 1:30 and 2:30 pm in the History Museum auditorium. Throughout the afternoon, representatives from the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center and museum educators will engage visitors in the materials of the weaver’s trade and showcase finished textiles. This event is free with admission. Sundays are free to NM residents; children 16 and under are free daily.

New Mexico History Museum

12/9/15, Wednesday
9:00am — 10:00am
CreativeMornings enters a time warp: Ed Fenimore on Time

Join Los Alamos astrophysicist Ed Fenimore as he explores the theme of “time” at this month’s CreativeMornings event. Do a little creative networking and enjoy pastries and coffee from the Santa Fe Baking Co.    

New Mexico History Museum


Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Museum of International Folk Art

New Mexico Museum of Art

New Mexico Historic Sites

Office of Archaeological Studies

New Mexico History Museum

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