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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

9/1/14, Monday
10:15am — 12:15pm
Historical Downtown Walking Tours

Starting from April 14 and continuing through October 11, 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

9/3/14, Wednesday
6:00pm — 7:30pm
A Palace in Need of Repair: 1660-1720
The Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture

The Palace of the Governors, begun in 1609, remains the nation’s oldest continuously occupied government building. But before and especially after the 1680 Pueblo Revolt and 1693 Reconquest, one of the most common complaints found in early descriptions of it came down to four important words: “In need of repair.” Over and over, the phrase is found in the historical record. For the museum’s annual Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture, noted archaeologist Cordelia “Dedie” Thomas Snow pulls together the various citations of that phrase to imagine how the Palace looked and what life in Santa Fe was like. "A Palace in Need of Repair: 1660-1720" is at 6 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 3 in the History Museum auditorium. Admission is $5 at the door; free to members of the Palace Guard. Seating is limited.  

New Mexico History Museum

9/5/14, Friday
6:00pm — 7:00pm
Mirror of Time: Cased Portraits from the Dawn of Photography
A Free First Friday Gallery Talk

From 1839 into the 1860s, people held their loved ones’ images as daguerreotypes or ambrotypes tucked into hinged cases. The cases protected the images from exposure to the ravages of air—but that also bars them from public display. Toxic to produce, they are increasingly difficult to find, but the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives owns several hundred. Join Photo Archivist Daniel Kosharek for "Mirror of Time: Cased Portraits from the Dawn of Photography," as he pulls a few from storage for this special one-time viewing in the museum lobby. Free museum admission to everyone from 5 to 8 pm.

New Mexico History Museum

9/6/14, Saturday
12:00pm — 2:00pm
Native American Film Series
New Zealandís Talka Waititiís (Te Whanau a Apanul) film,"Boy"

  Boy is a 2010 New Zealand coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi and financed by the New Zealand Film Commission. In New Zealand, the film eclipsed previous records for a first week’s box office takings for a local production. Boy went on to become the highest grossing New Zealand film at the local box office. The film will be shown at 12:00pm and 3:00pm      Films are free with museum admission. Museum members are always free!

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/10/14, Wednesday
12:00pm — 1:00pm
Edmund G. Ross: A Profile in Courage
A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

By the time he became the New Mexico Territory’s 13th governor, Edmund G. Ross had played a key roles as an abolitionist, journalist and Union officer. Join Richard Ruddy as he talks about Ross, the subject of his award-winning biography, Edmund G. Ross: Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist (University of New Mexico Press, 2013). The Brainpower & Brownbags Lectures are free and open to the public. Enter the Meem Community Room through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

New Mexico History Museum

9/12/14, Friday
Friends of Archaeology Canyons of the Ancients

Under the leadership of OAS Director Eric Blinman and BLM archaeologists, Friends of Archaeology will receive orientation and a tour of the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, comprising 183,000 acres of diverse geography, history and culture in the SW corner of Colorado. The tour will include an immense artifact collection at the Anasazi Heritage Center, headquarters for the Monument just west of Dolores, CO, followed by four days of exploring and hiking in the multiple canyons and mesas of the area. Lodging is not included, although some meals may be. Difficulty will range from easy to strenuous. Most sites will have no facilities. Final cost to be determined. Reserve your space starting May 13, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. by calling 505-982-7799 x 5. Please check here and here for updates. To become a FOA member, click here.  

Office of Archaeological Studies

9/12/14, Friday
5:30pm — 6:30pm
Gallery Talk
Focus on Photography

Series of events in the year-long project Focus on Photography. Meet local photographers 5:30-6:30pm. Free

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/13/14, Saturday
12:00pm — 2:00pm
Native American Film Series
Andrew Okpeaha MacLeanís(Inuplaq) film, "On The Ice", 2011

On The Ice, is a suspenseful feature-lenght drama about two teenage boys who have grown up like brothers in the comfortable claustroophobia of an isolated Alaskan town. Early one morning on a seal hunt with another teenager, an argument between the three boys quickly escalates into a tragic accident. Bonded by their dark secret, the two best friends are forced to create one fabrication after another in order to survive. The shocked boys stumble through guilt-fueled days, avoiding the suspicions of their community as they weave a web of deciet. With their future in the balance, the two boys are forced to explore the limits of friendship and honor. The film will be shown at  12:00pm and 3:00pm Films are free with museum asmission. Musuem members are always free.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/14/14, Sunday
2:00pm — 3:30pm
Revolutions, Big and Small
Special Community Conversations with Cut+Paste Society

Artist and writers share a defining moment that shaped the course of their creative lives, followed by a group conversation.  2pm-3:30pm in The Parlor

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/17/14, Wednesday
12:00pm — 2:00pm
Letís 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 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

9/19/14, Friday
3:30pm — 4:30pm
Governorís Awards Honoreeís Exhibition

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

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/19/14, Friday
5:15pm
Annual Governorís Awards for Excellence in the Arts
Public Awards Ceremony

St. Francis Auditorium 5:15-7pm

New Mexico Museum of Art

9/20/14, Saturday
9:00am — 5:00pm
Native New Mexico: A Celebration of Native People along the Camino Real



El Camino Real Historic Trail Site

9/20/14, Saturday
12:00pm — 2:00pm
Native American Film
Heather Rea"s/cherokee film "Trudell" 2005

A chronicle of legendary Native American pote/activist John Trudell’s travels, spoken word performances and politics. Film will be shown ar 12:00pm and 3:00pm Films are free with museum asmission. Museum members are always free!

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/21/14, Sunday
2:00pm — 4:00pm
Perspectives and Meaning
Turquoise from Prehistory to the Present: A Lecture Series

"Contemporary": the fifth lecture in a five part lecture series. The speaker for the fifth lecture is N. Scott Momaday(Kiowa), renowned poet and novelist. Dr. Momaday was awarded the Pulitzer prize for Fiction in 1969 for his novel, House Made of Dawn. He is considered a founder of the Native American Renaissance, was named Centennial Poet Laureate of Oklahoma, and awarded a National Medal of Arts in 2007. Momaday is also the founder of the Rainy Mountain Foundation and the Buffalo Trust, a nonprofit organization workig to preserve Native American cultures.  This lecture is free with museum admission.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/26/14, Friday
9:00am — 5:00pm
CANCELLED: 9th Annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show

A preservation project in the Palace Courtyard has caused us to cancel this year’s gem show. We plan to return to our regular, annual event in 2015. Build your collection with authentic gems and minerals offered by miners, traders and jewelers in the shady Palace Courtyard. Learn more about geodes, fossils, opals, turquoise and more. Entry is free through the Blue Gate south of the History Museum’s main entrance on Lincoln Avenue.

New Mexico History Museum

9/27/14, Saturday
9:30am — 3:00pm
Painting the Divine Symposium: Mary in the New World
A Painting the Divine event

As part of the exhibit Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World, we’re proud to host this FREE two-day seminar exploring more about her venerations. Meet art historians and scholars, including Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, Clara Bargellini, James Cordova, Jeanette Favrot Peterson, Tey Marianna Nunn, Kelly Donahue-Wallace, and Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt. Topics include the function and reception of Marian images in the Americas; monjas (nuns) and their use of Marian imagery in colonial Mexico; and dressed statue paintings in the Americas.  

New Mexico History Museum

9/28/14, Sunday
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Festival of The Drum
Drums from All Cultures

Native and other musical acts in a day long performance. Taiko drummers, Pow Wow drum groups. and Native dancers.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

9/28/14, Sunday
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Family Fun Day
Upstairs/Downstairs

Explore behind the scenes at the museum 1-4pm

New Mexico Museum of 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 State Monuments
www.nmmonuments.org/

Office of Archaeological Studies
www.nmarchaeology.org

New Mexico History Museum
www.nmhistorymuseum.org