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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

9/1/17, Friday
8:30am — 10:30am
Breakfast with the Curators
with Maxine McBrinn, MIAC’s curator of archaeology

Join Curator Maxine McBrinn for breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe and a special tour of Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West. Three years in the making, this exhibition of sandals, moccasins, and other Native footwear opens August 27, so you’ll be the first to receive the VIP tour! Meet the minds behind the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s newest exhibitions with this popular summer series that combines breakfast with talks and tours, providing a closer look at the subjects from the people who know them best. To register, purchase tickets at the MIAC front desk with cash or check, or telephone 505-476-1269 to use a credit card. $35 per person ($30 for MNMF members) includes full breakfast and museum admission.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/1/17, Friday
10:00am — 5:00pm
Fiesta Friday Hours

In honor of Santa Fe Fiesta and the burning of Zozobra, on Fridays September 1 and 8 we will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m only.

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/3/17, Sunday
10:00am — 5:00pm
First Sunday- NM residents Free

New Mexico resident free day!

Museum of International Folk Art

9/4/17, Monday
9:00am — 5:00pm
México Mágico: Magical Mexico City
Exploring the Colors of Mexican Folk Art

SOLD OUT  Friends of Folk Art tour of Mexico City

Museum of International Folk Art

9/5/17, Tuesday
The Early Pueblo Occupation of the Dinetah Region
Brown Bag Talk

The traditional picture of early Pueblo history (pre-AD 900) has been created by archaeological research in the Four Corners region. The early Pueblo history in the greater Dinetah region does not conform to this model in ways that are important to understanding the cultural diversity of modern Pueblo peoples. This bag lunch is background for the upcoming Friends of Archaeology Field Trip set for Oct. 6-8, to view Pueblo I and Navajo archaeology of the Dinetah region.

Office of Archaeological Studies

9/6/17, Wednesday
1:00pm — 3:00pm
Flamenco En Vivo
Final Fiesta

Final live music in the gallery

Museum of International Folk Art

9/6/17, Wednesday
6:00pm — 7:30pm
Santa Fe Fiesta History Forum

The New Mexico History Museum will invite a diverse group of historians to offer their perspectives on early Spanish settlement in New Mexico and the conflict, cooperation, and changing ways of life that resulted from this collision of peoples and cultures.

New Mexico History Museum

9/9/17, Saturday
12:00pm — 1:30pm
My Time in Vietnam
Gallery talk by David Grant Noble

Join the New Mexico History Museum every second Saturday of the month from June-February for a presentation and conversation-style gallery talk in conjunction with the current exhibit, Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest. David Grant Noble served in the US Army from 1962 to 1964. By 1971 he was in New Mexico and began photographing the Arroyo Hondo Pueblo archaeological excavations and the Santa Fe counterculture scene. Noble will share images from a scrapbook of photos taken during his service and reflections on his New Mexico photographic work seen in the exhibit. Free with admission. 

New Mexico History Museum

9/15/17, Friday
3:30pm — 4:30pm
Governor’s Awards Honoree’s Exhibition
Public Reception

3:30-4:30pm on 4th Floor of State Capital

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/15/17, Friday
5:15pm — 7:00pm
Annual Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts
Public Awards Ceremony

St. Francis Auditorium 5:15-7pm

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/15/17, Friday
6:00pm — 7:00pm
ART OF THE CIGAR AND ITS BOXES

Collector and scholar Dr. Loy Glenn Westfall will speak on the little-known but far-reaching influence of “cigar art” - a colorful branch of Americana that went global.

New Mexico History Museum

9/16/17, Saturday
3:00am
History Museum’s Photo Legacy Project Catalogs Gay Santa Fe Man’s Experience of Vietnam War

On Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 the New Mexico History Museum will present Letters Home from the Vietnam War: Herbert Lotz in conversation with Gregory Hinton in conjunction with the Lotz photography exhibit Sleeping During the Day: Vietnam 1968; in honor of Santa Fe Gay Pride weekend.

New Mexico History Museum

9/17/17, Sunday
Comanche Gap

More formally known as “The Creston,” a prominent volcanic dike forms a curtain across the landscape in the southwestern portion of the Galisteo Basin. Famous in the pantheon of great New Mexico rock art locations, the south face of the top of The Creston is the canvas for a remarkable array of pecked images, most dating from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries and perhaps later.

Office of Archaeological Studies

9/17/17, Sunday
1:30pm — 3:30pm
Families Make History Workshop

Colorful tiles are popular in New Mexican kitchens and inlaid in adobe architecture. This month we will make some custom tiles of our own using stencils and acrylic paint to mimic traditional designs. Free.

New Mexico History Museum

9/18/17, Monday
Closed for restoration

The Museum of Art will be temporarily closed to all visitors for restoration. While we are at work restoring the floors, painting the walls, and installing new exhibitions, researchers will not be able to study in-person the holdings in our art collection, library or archives.

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/19/17, Tuesday
Cooking Jar Technology in the Ancient Southwest
Brown Bag Talk

Despite nearly 4000 years of ceramic technology in the Southwest, the common use of pottery for cooking only dates within the past 2000 years. The history of innovation in cooking jar design is fairly sophisticated, starting with the simplest of forms and clay-temper combinations and ending with the use of micaceous clay for the ultimate bean pot.

Office of Archaeological Studies

9/20/17, Wednesday
Friends of Indian Art Event
Private Tour: Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Join us for a private curated tour of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) by museum director Patsy Phillips and chief curator Dr. Manuela Well-OffMan. MoCNA holds the premier collection of contemporary Native American art by Native Americans, First Nations, and other indigenous peoples. Among the prominent artists represented in the collection are Tony Abeyta, Linda Lomahaftewa, David Bradley, George Morrison, Allan Houser, Helen Hardin and Fritz Scholder. Participation in this - and other Friends of Indian Art events - requires membership in the FIA. Not an FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/21/17, Thursday
12:00pm — 1:15pm
Free Kundalini Yoga at the New Mexico History Museum

Bring your mat, your mind and your body for a free monthly third Thursday Kundalini yoga class in conjunction with Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest. As was taught by Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini yoga is an ancient technology of developing harmony in body, mind and spirit through gentle yogic stretches, energizing breathing and calming meditation. Classes are free (donations welcome), open to everybody and fun. Please bring a mat or a blanket to the Meem Community Room and arrive at least 5-10 minutes before class begins. Classes taught by Kirpal S. Khalsa an accredited Kundalini Yoga Trainer, Minister of Sikh Dharma and involved member of the Espanola Sikh Community. No registration required. Questions? Email  drkripalsingh@yahoo.com

New Mexico History Museum

9/22/17, Friday
10:00am — 5:00pm
Turn On, Tune In – A Digital Story Telling Workshop

Inspired by the iconic 1966 Timothy Leary counterculture motto: Turn on, tune in, drop out, the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors is sponsoring a series of unique storytelling workshops in concert with the museum’s Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest exhibition (open through February 11, 2018). To further glean the impact of this era, ten residents from each of the five New Mexico communities listed below will be selected to participate in a workshop to craft and present personal stories for their community. The program is designed to be in collaboration with local libraries, museums, universities, community groups, and radio broadcasters. Workshops will start with a Friday evening presentation followed by a two-day session on Saturday and Sunday. The outgrowth will be community events featuring the stories, local music, a potluck, either a live or produced radio broadcast and will have an on-line presence. Download application here

New Mexico History Museum

9/22/17, Friday
6:00pm — 7:00pm
Our Times with Miss O’Keeffe (and Other Stories)

Three distinguished writers describe their memorable moments with New Mexico’s most recorgnized artist.

New Mexico History Museum

9/24/17, Sunday
Museum Hill Community Day / MIAC Birthday Celebration!
Storytellers, Artists, Demonstrations, and Hands-on Activities

The popular Museum Hill Community Day returns for the third consecutive years, but this year involves a few twists! It just so happens to be the 30th anniversary of the museum, itself; and the 80th anniversary of the Laboratory of Anthropology! Concurrent with the day is our annual Collectors’ Sale, which will be held in the Meem auditorium.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/24/17, Sunday
1:00pm — 4:00pm
3rd Annual Museum Hill Community Day
A FREE EVENT FOR EVERYONE

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden, The Museum of International Folk Art, The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian are All FREE for this annual celebration.

Museum of International Folk Art

9/26/17, Tuesday
New Mexico Treasures: The Palace of the Governors



New Mexico History Museum

9/27/17, Wednesday
12:00pm — 1:00pm
Brainpower & Brownbags
Chasing the Santa Fe Ring: Power and Privilege in Territorial New Mexico

Lecture by David Caffey, former Director, Harwood Library and Museum Auditorium. Free event.

New Mexico History Museum

MORE INFO:

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
http://indianartsandculture.org

Museum of International Folk Art
http://internationalfolkart.org

New Mexico Museum of Art
http://nmartmuseum.org

New Mexico Historic Sites
http://nmhistoricsites.org/

Office of Archaeological Studies
http://nmarchaeology.org

Museum of New Mexico
http://museumofnewmexico.org

Lincoln Historic Site
http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/lincoln

Jemez Historic Site
http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/jemez

Fort Selden Historic Site
http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/fort-selden

Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner
https://www.bosqueredondomemorial.com/

Coronado Historic Site
http://nmhistoricsites.org/coronado

El Camino Real Historic Trail Site
http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/el-camino-real

New Mexico History Museum
http://nmhistorymuseum.org

Museum of New Mexico Foundation
http://museumfoundation.org

El Palacio Magazine
http://elpalacio.org/

Fort Stanton Historic Site
http://fortstanton.org/