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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

10/1/17, Sunday
10:00am — 5:00pm
First Sunday- NM residents Free

New Mexico resident free day!

Museum of International Folk Art

10/1/17, Sunday
1:00pm — 2:00pm
Tom Lea & H.P. Mera at the Laboratory of Anthropology
Documenting Pueblo Designs in the 1930s

This Free First Sunday program is offered in collaboration with the Tom Lea Institute (El Paso, TX) during its annual Tom Lea Month. Lea spent almost three years in Santa Fe, and the surrounding area, in the early 1930s. One of his posts as a New Deal Works Progress Administration (WPA) artist was at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Laboratory of Anthropology, where he painted several hundred designs from half of the current extant Pueblos’ pottery collected through the Indian Arts Fund. H.P. Mera complemented the illustrations with short descriptions of the 10 Pueblos, with a significant focus on Zuni’s "Rainbird Design" and its influence in nearby Pueblos. Speakers include Kathy Flynn of the New Deal Preservation Association and Dody Fugate, retired assistant curator at MIAC.  

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

10/1/17, Sunday
2:00pm — 3:30pm
"Not Entirely Remote: New Mexican Colonial Hide Paintings at a Cultural Crossroads"
Lecture by Kelly Donahue-Wallace, University of North Texas

Free with Admission Auditorium

New Mexico History Museum

10/3/17, Tuesday
8:00am — 6:30pm
Acoma Pueblo Treasures Tour

Take a day-long insider’s tour of Acoma Pueblo and the Sky City Cultural Center & Haak’u Museum with the Friends of History. Tour is limited Fee includes roundtrip bus transportation, lunch, and tour fees. Please call for reservations and further information. Friends of History Hotline at: 505-982-7799 ext. 4.

New Mexico History Museum

10/4/17, Wednesday
12:00pm — 1:00pm
Brainpower & Brownbags
“Steel Gangs: Native American Railroad Workers”

Lecture by Fred Friedman, former Bureau Chief, Railroad Bureau, NM Department of Transportation    Free Seating is limited/no food or beverages please

New Mexico History Museum

10/5/17, Thursday
6:00pm — 8:00pm
Nasario remembers the Rio Puerco

A special free Preview screening of the new hour-long documentary, Nasario remembers the Río Puerco.    Free Auditorium event-No reservations  No food or beverages please.

New Mexico History Museum

10/6/17, Friday
Into the Dinetah Labyrinth: Exploring Pueblo I and Navajo Archaeology

The Dinetah extends from Aztec in the north to Dulce in the south and is sandwiched roughly between US 64 on the east and US 550 on the west. The majority of the region is administered by the Bureau of Land Management, and the Dinetah may be the richest federal archaeological land holding in the United States. Hiking will not be strenuous but high clearance vehicles are recommended. We will be carpooling to all of the sites.

Office of Archaeological Studies

10/6/17, Friday
5:30pm — 7:00pm
A Mexican Century
Prints from the Taller de Gráfica Popular

This exhibit features Mexican prints made by “the Peoples Graphic Workshop” from the collection of Senator Jeff and Anne Bingaman, along with other prints by contemporary artists working with the same commitment and passion for social justice. 

New Mexico History Museum

10/7/17, Saturday
2:00pm — 4:00pm
Lecture and Book signing by Paul Pletka
“Converging Rituals of Faith in the New World”

Santa Fe artist Paul Pletka will give a lecture based from his newly released book on Saturday, October 7, from 2:00-4:00PM.  The focus of the talk is the syncretism that occurred when the culture of the Old World collided with the New World in the Americas.   The lecture will be followed by a discussion with curator Andrew Connors of the Albuquerque Museum.  Following the discussion, Pletka will sign copies of his book, Paul Pletka: Imagined Wests by Amy Scott (Author) James K. Ballinger (Foreword), Paul Pletka (Contributor).

New Mexico History Museum

10/8/17, Sunday
2:00pm — 3:00pm
A Mexican Century
Prints from the Taller de Gráfica Popular

New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman will speak on prints from his collection, followed by a talk on the Taller de Gráfica popular by Suzanne M. Schadl, PhD, Associate Professor and Curator of Latin American Collections, UNM Libraries. New Mexico History Museum Auditorium Free with admission  Seating is Limited

New Mexico History Museum

10/8/17, Sunday
2:00pm — 4:00pm
Film Screening & Talk
with the filmmaker Dr. Jenny Chio, Emory University

The Labor of Leisure: Reconsidering the Work of Tourism in Rural Ethnic China Film Screening of the documentary 农家乐 Peasant Family Happiness and a Public Talk with the filmmaker Dr. Jenny Chio, Emory University

Museum of International Folk Art

10/14/17, Saturday
12:00pm — 1:30pm
New Buffalo and Beyond
Gallery talk with Iris Keltz

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. Iris Keltz, author of Scrapbook of a Taos Hippie, shares stories of living at New Buffalo and in the Taos area during the countercultural era. “The whole name of New Buffalo means the buffalo sustained the Indians for many years and this is New Buffalo. We were going to be sustained by the earth. So, I think of all the communes New Buffalo was more interested in learning how to grow food and getting back to the land.” – Iris Keltz   Free with admission. 

New Mexico History Museum

10/15/17, Sunday
1:30pm — 3:30pm
Families Make History Workshop

Knot again! Macramé is the art and craft of decorative knotting. Pretend you are back in 1970 and master your own macramé choker. Beads optional. Free.

New Mexico History Museum

10/19/17, Thursday
Tour of NMSA and Future Railyard Museum
FOCA+P Exclusive Event



New Mexico Museum of Art

10/19/17, 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

10/20/17, Friday
10:00am — 5:00pm
Fred Harvey Annual Weekend

Join us for our annual Fred Harvey weekend. This year’s program includes two days of lectures including a look into the Spanish Colonial materials of the Fred Harvey Fine Arts Collection housed at the Museum of International Folk Art; a talk by Fred Harvey descendant Dr. Charles Harvey; and a presentation with a first look into the Mary Colter jewelry and library collection held by Mesa Verde National Park presented by Stephen Fried, author of the best-selling book “Appetite for America.” A full schedule of talks and times will be posted soon.   The talks are all free and open to the public, with limited seating. If you would like to reserve a seat, contact Meredith Davidson at Meredith.Davidson@state.nm.us

New Mexico History Museum

10/21/17, Saturday
International Archaeology Day at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology



Office of Archaeological Studies

10/21/17, Saturday
10:00am — 4:00pm
Fiesta of Cultures

Come celebrate New Mexico’s diverse and unique cultures!

Coronado Historic Site

10/21/17, Saturday
10:00am — 4:00pm
Center for New Mexico Archaeology’s Annual Open House
Hands-on Family Activities, Demonstrations, and Tours

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s Archaeological Research Collection Staff and the Office of Archaeological Studies invites you to their annual open house for International Archaeology Day. Many of the day’s activities will be thematically in line with CNMA’s new exhibit “Points Through Time,” which focuses on projectile points in New Mexico. Tours of the facility, hands on activities, and live demonstrations will occur between 10am and 4pm. This program is FREE. CNMA is located at 7 Old Cochiti Road, which is located off of Caja Del Rio Road off the 599 bypass on the southwestern side of Santa Fe.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

10/22/17, Sunday
2:00pm — 3:30pm
"Contested Territory: Segesser II and Plains Indian Narrative Painting"
Lecture by Gaylord Torrence, Curator of Native American Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Free with admission Auditorium 

New Mexico History Museum

10/24/17, Tuesday
Dia de los Muertos: Pre-Columbian Past to Present
Brown Bag Talks



Office of Archaeological Studies

10/28/17, Saturday
11:00am — 2:00pm
Donation Drop off Day
Supporting MOIFA

Vollunteers will cheerfully accept your donation of gently used folk art items  (ceramics, ethnic apparel, jewelry, small furniture, framed art, sculpture, linens, masks, figurines) in exchange for a tax-deductible donation receipt  from 11AM to 2pm at the Museum of International Folk Art, on Museum Hill. If you have large items, or a lot to donate, please call the Folk Art Flea Hotline at 476-1201. 

Museum of International Folk Art

10/29/17, Sunday
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Day of the Dead/Dia de Muertos
A FREE Seasonal celebration

Dia de Los Muertos Community Event

Museum of International Folk Art

MORE INFO:

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
http://miaclab.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/