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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

9/1/16, Thursday
10:15am — 12:15pm
Historical Downtown Walking Tours

Through October 15, 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

9/2/16, Friday
10:00am — 5:00pm
Early closing for Zozobra

Kick off Santa Fe Fiesta with the annual burning of Zozobra. We’ll close at 5 pm to make it easy for you, instead of our usual Free Friday Evening. See you at the show.

New Mexico History Museum

9/2/16, Friday
2:00pm — 3:00pm
Rose B. Simpson
Gallery Talk

Artist Rose B. Simpson discusses her work on view in Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders. 2pm

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/4/16, Sunday
2:00pm — 3:00pm
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Our National Parks

From Carlsbad Caverns to Chaco Canyon, national parks pepper New Mexico’s terrain and help share our regional history. Dwight T. Pitcaithley, who served as the National Park Service’s chief historian for 10 years, will address the growth of the park system over the past century, the little-known community and preservation programs  that reach into almost every community, and the challenges our parks face in their second century.

New Mexico History Museum

9/5/16, Monday
10:00am — 5:00pm
Open on Labor Day

You bet, we’re open our regular working hours today, 10 am to 5 pm. Bring your out-of-town guests and introduce them to New Mexico history!

New Mexico History Museum

9/7/16, Wednesday
1:00pm — 3:00pm
Flamenco En Vivo
Live Flamenco Guitar Music



Museum of International Folk Art

9/10/16, Saturday
La Bajada Pueblos and Environs
Friends of Archaeology

La Bajada Pueblo, a Rio Grande Classic period site, was occupied from the A.D. 1200’s up to A.D. 1700 (dates obtained in 2008 by BLM archeologist Peter McKenna). Both Cochiti and Santo Domingo Pueblos trace ancestry to this site.  The only excavation of La Bajada Pueblo was in 1915, when Nels Nelson excavated about 10% of the site.  Interestingly, this large (3-5 roomblock) and important site has not previously been toured by an archeological group.  Our 5-7 hour tour, led by NFS archaeologist Mike Bremer, will visit the pueblo and proximate field and water diversion features.  The tour will focus on two overlook sites on the mesa which have considerable rock art, a well preserved shrine, and some quite distinctive room features.  This trip is rated easy. Trip cost will be $85 for FOA members ($95 for non -members). Spaces are limited. Make reservations beginning August 9, 2016 at 7:00 am by calling (505) 982-7799, ext. 5.  .

Office of Archaeological Studies

9/11/16, Sunday
11:00am — 12:00pm
Summer Salon
with Lauren Mantecon

Guided drawing technique with artist Lauren Mantecon in the galleries and courtyard on second Sunday of the month from June to October 2016 from 11am-12pm

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/14/16, Wednesday
1:00pm — 3:00pm
Flamenco En Vivo
Live Flamenco Guitar Music



Museum of International Folk Art

9/14/16, Wednesday
2:30pm — 4:30pm
Docent Training

For more information or to apply, please contact Sara Van Note, Volunteer Coordinator, at 476-5075 or email sara.vannote@state.nm.us.

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/15/16, Thursday
John Andrews: Making Sure No Wool Was Pulled Over His Eyes
Friends of Indian Art

John Andrews, owner of Native Jackets, will speak to us about the development of his business which began on the web in 1998 selling Indian blanket jackets. After meeting Mark Winter of Toadlena Trading Post, he saw that he could trust his eye and started investing more in Navajo rugs, Pueblo pottery, and Native baskets. Now native art sales exceed the jacket sales, and have for several years. John will show us beautiful tapestry weavings made by living master weavers, antique treasures, and Pendleton blankets. Not a FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/15/16, Thursday
The Casas Grandes world
Friends of Archaeology

Come join us for a visit to the ancient town of Paquimé, heart of the Casas Grandes world. This unique center displays many elements associated with Mesoamerican societies to the south—ball courts, public platform mounds, effigy mounds, an advanced water delivery system, macaw breeding and a beautiful museum. A visit to Mata Ortiz, the famous pottery-making village is also on the itinerary. Home of famed potter, Juan Quezada, the village has become a vibrant center of beautiful pottery production. Based on ancient Casas Grandes designs, today’s potters have taken design to a new level of sophistication. Archaeologist Rafael Cruz, of Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, will join us for visits to other backcountry sites, ball courts, and rock art panels. A new road into the Sierra Madre Occidental will also allow us to travel to the famous La Cueva de la Olla. Formerly, a bone-jarring ride of three hours, the new road should make the trip much more enjoyable. The trip will be self-motored and we will caravan from Santa Fe to Nuevo Casas Grandes; a trip of 8-10 hours depending upon time needed to cross the border into Mexico. That includes time for a lunch break. We will stay at the Hotel Hacienda in Nuevo Casas Grandes, which has a restaurant and a pool. Group size is limited to 20 people.   A valid passport is required for this trip! You will also need to purchase Mexican car insurance. Mexican law does not allow coverage with a U.S. insurance company. We will supply names of vendors who offer reasonable policies and prices. We will be traveling backroads, so a high clearance vehicle is needed. Four-wheel drive is not necessary, just good clearance. We will compress ourselves into as few cars as possible for going into the backcountry. A visit to La Cueva de la Olla requires a brief ascent of perhaps 50 feet. It is not particularly difficult, but footing can be slippery. There is no trail. Persons with physical disabilities may not be able to make the ascent. Price for the excursion will be $300.00/FOA members, $375.00/non-members. If you are interested in the trip, please sign up and we will contact you by email about hotel pricing and other details.  Please call the FOA Hotline starting 7:00am on Tuesday July 12 at 505-982-7799 x6

Office of Archaeological Studies

9/16/16, Friday
5:30pm — 7:30pm
Music at the Museum

On free Fridays from 5:30 - 7:30 PM

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/16/16, Friday
5:30pm — 6:30pm
Gallery Talk
Alcoves 16/17 #4



New Mexico Museum of Art

9/18/16, Sunday
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Upstairs/Downstairs

Tour the collections storage, library and preparation areas and make your own art gallery 1-4pm

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/18/16, Sunday
1:30pm — 3:30pm
Families Make History monthly workshop

Come see the exhibit Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities and, in advance of the Oct. 2 celebration of Rosh Hashanah, learn to make and enjoy Tishpishti, a honey-soaked cake traditionally shared to start off the new year with sweetness and good fortune. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. Families Make History free workshops are held the third Sunday of every month.

New Mexico History Museum

9/20/16, Tuesday
El Paso Expedition
A Palace Guard trip

A special adventure for members of the museum’s Friends group, the Palace Guard: New Mexico State Historian Dr. Rick Hendricks will lead us through the 1680 Pueblo Revolt refuge locations of Isleta, Socorro, and the early presidio of San Elisario, Texas. We’ll explore the El Paso History Museum and downtown district. Rene Harrris, former director of the El Paso History Museum, will share the University of Texas at El Paso’s Jose Sisneros art collection and the El Paso Museum of Art’s Mexican retablo collection. Additional stops include the Magoffin Home State Historic Site and the Licon Dairy where we’ll enjoy bites of the Mexican-style string cheese azadero. Visit the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces and lunch at La Posta in Mesilla on the return to Santa Fe.. Not a Palace Guard member? To join, click here or call (505) 982-6366, ext. 100. For reservations and details on the trip’s cost, call Alex Hesbrook: (505) 982-6366, ext. 119.

New Mexico History Museum

9/21/16, Wednesday
12:00pm — 2:00pm
Letís Take a Look...
Curators Examine Your Treasures

A monthly offering at MIAC, Let’s Take a Look is your chance to bring by your personal treasures for evalauation. While curators are prohibited from assigning retail value (we have a list of external appraisers for you), our curatorial staff is great at helping determine age, origin, use, etc. of many objects. Items with Native American roots are most common, but we can also help with other items periodically. This is a free program.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/21/16, Wednesday
1:00pm — 3:00pm
Flamenco En Vivo
Live Flamenco Guitar Music



Museum of International Folk Art

9/23/16, Friday
3:30pm — 4:30pm
Governorís Awards Honoreeís Exhibition
Public Reception

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

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/23/16, Friday
5:15pm — 7:00pm
Annual Governorís Awards for Excellence in the Arts
Public Awards Ceremony

St. Francis Auditorium 5:15-7pm

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/25/16, Sunday
Museum Hill Community Day!
MIAC Has a FULL Schedule for You

We are working on the details of the schedule, but the day will include a Native comedian and storyteller, a buffalo roast, art projects, dancing, and more!

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/25/16, Sunday
12:00pm — 4:00pm
Community Day On Museum Hill
A Free program on Museum Hill

The Wheelwright Museum, The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, The Santa Fe Botanic Garden, The Museum of Interantional Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture celebrate with special activities and FREE admission for everyone!

Museum of International Folk Art

9/25/16, Sunday
2:00pm — 3:00pm
Growing Up in a Lowrider Community

Author and photographer Don Usner talks about his youth in Chimayó and his experiences in documenting the lowriders of northern New Mexico. His work is included in the History Museum exhibit Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico. This event is free with admission; Sundays are free to NM residents.

New Mexico History Museum

9/28/16, Wednesday
1:00pm — 3:00pm
Flamenco En Vivo
Live Flamenco Guitar Music



Museum of International Folk 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 Historic Sites
www.nmhistoricsites.org/

Office of Archaeological Studies
www.nmarchaeology.org

New Mexico History Museum
www.nmhistorymuseum.org

El Palacio Magazine
elpalacio.org