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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

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

Starting from April 13 and continuing through October 17, 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

9/2/15, Wednesday
6:00pm — 7:00pm
Performance, Politics, and Piety: Pageantry and Identity in Colonial Mexico City
Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture

Dr. Linda A. Curcio-Nagy, associate professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of Nevada, speaks on "Performance, Politics, and Piety:  Pageantry and Identity in Colonial Mexico City," during the museum’s annual Santa Fe Fiesta lecture. Free for Palace Guard members, $5 others, at the door.

New Mexico History Museum

9/9/15, Wednesday
10:30am — 11:30am
Community-in-Residence at the Santa Fe Opera
An Alzheimer’s Poetry Project event

People with memory illnesses, their loved ones and care partners are invited to participate in this free, fun-filled hour creating poetry set to music inspired by the stories, costumes, and grounds of The Santa Fe Opera. To participate, contact alysha@aloveoflearning.org, or call 505-913-2186. The Community-in-Residence series are supported by a number of Santa Fe-based arts and cultural institutions, including the New Mexico History Museum; the Alzheimer’s Creativity Project; Alzheimer’s Poetry Project; Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Lifesongs: a program of the Academy for the Love of Learning; Museum of International Folk Art; Vista Living; and the Santa Fe Opera.

New Mexico History Museum

9/9/15, Wednesday
12:00pm — 1:00pm
Islands in the Sky: Photographers View the Llano Estacado
Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

Bill Tydeman speaks on “Islands in the Sky: Photographers View the Llano Estacado,” part of the 2015 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors. Tydeman is a historian at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University. With Stephen Bogener, he edited the 2011 book, Llano Estacado: An Island in the Sky (Texas Tech University Press).

New Mexico History Museum

9/9/15, Wednesday
6:30pm — 8:00pm
Georgia O'Keeffe in Process and Looking Forward Looking Back
Member Preview

Foundation members are invited to preview Georgia O’Keeffe in Process and Looking Forward Looking Back. 6 to 8 p.m. Premier Early Access for Patron, Benefactor and Ambassador members 6:30 to 8 p.m. All members welcome. Student, Individual/Dual, Family/Grandparents and Sponsor members and above Georgia O’Keeffe in Process reveals the steps in O’Keeffe’s creative process and technique that span her career, while Looking Forward Looking Back showcases historic works by significant women artists from the museum’s collection while looking forward at new projects by contemporary women artists. Enjoy wine Hors d’oeuvres by Walter Burke Catering  Live music by the Shriner’s Club Band Participate in Looking Forward Looking Back exhibition artist Ligia Bouton’s Understudy for Animal Farm by posing for photographs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For questions, please call 505.982.6366. ext. 100

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/10/15, Thursday
10:00am — 3:00pm
Introduction to Stone Carving Workshop
with Master Sculptor Rollie Grandbois

Thursday - Saturday • September 10 - 12 • 10am - 3pm $125 fee includes limestone and instruction; students must bring gloves, safety glasses, earplugs, respirator, and photos/sketches/model for inspiration. Grandbois will have tools for sale and student use. To register and for more information, call Angela at (505) 476-1247. Limited space available. Students should bring bag lunch or plan to order from Museum Café. A sculptor for more than 30 years, Grandbois’s work was featured in MIAC’s recent Allan Houser exhibit. He is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa of North Dakota. Workshop will take place at the Museum.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/10/15, Thursday
2:00pm — 4:00pm
How Lithography Shaped Our Memory of the Civil War
An exclusive event for Los Compadres and the Palace Guard

Curator and Palace Press Director Tom Leech leads a members-only visit to see the Landfall Press and its Marinoni Voirin printing press (ca.1860). Master lithographers Jack Lemon and Steve Campbell will produce prints from a litho stone bearing a historic image of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Part of the programming series for the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War, which is a collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera’s debut of Cold Mountain this August. Free to members of the Palace Guard and Los Compadres. Reservations: (505) 982-7799, ext. 4. Not a member? Join: http://www.museumfoundation.org/palace-guard

New Mexico History Museum

9/10/15, Thursday
5:00pm — 7:00pm
Opening Reception
Looking Forward Looking Back and O’Keeffe in Process

Public Reception, Thursday, September 10, 5 – 7pm

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/13/15, Sunday
1:00pm — 2:00pm
Navajo Jeweler Cody Sanderson
Artist’s Talk

Cody Sanderson discusses his unique jewelry designs as a complement to our popular exhibition, Turquoise, Water, Sky. Free with museum admission. Held at MIAC’s O’Keeffe Theater.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/13/15, Sunday
2:00pm — 4:00pm
Red Poetry Slam
Closing Program

The Red That Colored the World closes at the Museum of International Folk Art with spoken word poetry.

Museum of International Folk Art

9/16/15, Wednesday
12:00pm — 2:00pm
Let’s Take a Look
Curators Look at Your Treasures

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC waiting to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them. The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/17/15, Thursday
What’s Hiding in the Basement???
Behind the Scenes Tour at MIAC

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE FIA SITE FOR MORE INFO. FIA members are in for a rare treat with this event, which will take attendees behind the scenes to view a treasure trove of Native American art, culture, and history hiding in MIAC basement. Participants will meet with museum curators for coffee and croissants and then break into intimate groups to "go where few have gone before." Some great surprises await attendees in museum storage!

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/17/15, Thursday
4:00pm — 7:00pm
Teacher Resource Fair

Teachers: Enjoy a free opportunity to learn how community organizations can amp up your offerings in the classroom and on field trips. The Teacher Resource Fair is offered through a partnership by the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and the Santa Fe Community Educators Network, made up of education directors from local nonprofits and government entities. Teachers of all kinds—from public schools, private schools and home schooling—are welcome. Free admission to explore the museum from 4–5 pm. From 5–7, visit with representatives from dozens of nonprofits and government entities that have programs for you and your students. Mingle with fellow teachers, enjoy light refreshments, register for door prizes and collect free materials.

New Mexico History Museum

9/18/15, 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

9/18/15, 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

9/20/15, Sunday
Second Annual Festival of the Drum
Celebrating Native Music in the Milner Plaza



Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/20/15, Sunday
2:00pm — 4:00pm
Empire and Liberty: The Civil War in the West

Author and historian Virginia Scharff leads a panel discussion featuring Carolyn Brucken, curator at the Autry Museum; Durwood Ball, editor of the New Mexico Historical Review; and Jennifer Denetdale, a professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Part of the programming series for the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War, a collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera’s debut of Cold Mountain this August. Free with admission; admission free on Sundays to NM residents.

New Mexico History Museum

9/26/15, Saturday
4:00pm — 5:00pm
Collecting Modernist Art
A Conversation with Jan and Marica Vilcek

4-5PM, free lecture in St. Francis Auditorium

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/27/15, Sunday
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Family Fun Day
Here and There: Modernism Everywhere!

1:00 pm  to 4:00 pm here and the O’Keeffe Museum

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/27/15, Sunday
2:00pm — 3:30pm
Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey
A Hispanic Heritage Month event

See a screening of a new American Masters documentary about a Mexican American born and raised in segregated Mesa, Arizona, who became an extraordinary international photographer. Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey program uses Guerrero’s words and images to explore his collaborations with three of the most iconic American artists of the 20th century: architect Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. Followed by an interactive discussion with architectural photographer Kirk Gittings and Photo Curator Daniel Kosharek. This event is presented by the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives in collaboration with New Mexico PBS to honor Hispanic Heritage Month. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents. Reserve a seat by clicking on  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-mexico-pbs-presents-american-masters-pedro-e-guerrero-a-photographers-journey-tickets-18367370299; or log onto www.newmexicopbs.org and follow the prompts.

New Mexico History Museum

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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
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