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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

12/2/16, Friday
5:30pm — 7:30pm
Ben Perea

5:30 - 7:30 PM Free music at the museum

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/3/16, Saturday
10:00am — 2:00pm
Donation Drop Off
For the Folk Art Flea

Proceeds benefit exhibitions and programs at the Museum of International Folk Art through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation

Museum of International Folk Art

12/4/16, Sunday
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Master Apprenticeship Folk Art Showcase

Plus a Pre-Holiday Pop Up Market!

Museum of International Folk Art

12/4/16, Sunday
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Winter Traditions
Annual MIAC Celebration

  A special community holiday celebration featuring storytelling by Sunny Dooley (Diné); dance performances by Serpent Trail Dancers (Ohkay Owingeh), hands-on holiday activities  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm:  Holiday hands-on Xmas activities 1:00 pm: Serpent Trail Dancers (Ohkay Owingeh), Milner Plaza 1:45 pm: Sunny Dooley (Diné), O’Keeffe Theatre 2:30 pm: Serpent Trail Dancers (Ohkay Owingeh), Milner Plaza 3:15 pm Sunny Dooley (Diné), O’Keeffe Theatre   Light refreshments

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

12/7/16, Wednesday
12:00pm — 1:00pm
Brownbag Lunch Film Showing
"Maize: A Sacred Sustenance" at the Center for NM Archaeology

"Maize: A Sacred Sustenance“ Brownbag lunch/Film showing Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Noon - 1pm At the Center for New Mexico Archaeology 7 Old Cochiti Road, Santa Fe, off the 599 Bypass and Caja del Rio Road Come and enjoy three short films in which Native Americans share the significance of corn in their cultures and lives. The films include: Lenora Tsosie of Navajo Nation who discusses a Rite of Passage ceremony she recently conducted with her daughters Marlon Magdalena of Jemez Pueblo, who demonstrates flutes and harvest songs on his handmade Native American flutes Norma and Hutchy Naranjo, traditional Native farmers who demonstrate how they make chicos and other corn products. Questions? Contact Diana Sherman, (505) 476-4443.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

12/8/16, Thursday
4:00pm — 5:00pm
Connecting to Sacred Realm through Divine Communication
Free Webinar

FREE and Open to Educators Everywhere.

Museum of International Folk Art

12/9/16, Friday
5:30pm — 8:00pm
Christmas at the Palace

Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, piñatas, craft-making activities, a chance to operate an antique printing press and the visit of Mr. and Mrs. Claus -- all in the legendary magic of the Palace of the Governors. A free, family event. (Donations of non-perishable food welcomed.) The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event. Enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave. The History Museum will remain closed during the event.

New Mexico History Museum

12/10/16, Saturday
9:00am — 3:00pm
Young Native Artists Winter Show

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the annual Young Native Artists Winter Show. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the Meem Community Room. Free.

New Mexico History Museum

12/10/16, Saturday
5:00pm — 9:00pm
Las Noches De Las Luminarias

Come enjoy the glow of Luminarias lighting up Ft. Selden Historic Site and enjoy the holiday celebration.

Fort Selden Historic Site

12/11/16, Sunday
10:00am — 4:00pm
Native American Hairstyles
Traditional and Contemporary - A MUST SEE EVENT!

Join us at 10am for demonstrations of Tewa, Jemez, Santa Clara, San Felipe, Navajo, Hopi, Pawnee, and Laguna men’s and women’s hairstyling. Followed by a presentation and Q&A with the participants at 3pm. This is a must see event, especially for families. In 2014 a similar program received rave reviews! Program is free with museum admission.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

12/11/16, Sunday
10:30am — 12:00pm
Alcoves 16/17 #6
Exhibition Opening

Five new artists exhibit contemporary art made in New Mexico 10:30AM - 12PM

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/11/16, Sunday
5:30pm — 7:00pm
Las Posadas

The annual candle-lit procession of Las Posadas travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This version of an old Hispanic tradition recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus—and throws in a few devils for good measure. Stay for carols, cookies and hot cider in the Palace Courtyard. Free. The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event.

New Mexico History Museum

12/18/16, Sunday
Exhibit opening: Dominguez and Escalante

In Search of Dominguez and Escalante features the photography of Greg MacGregor and Siegfried Halus, who retraced the monumental 1776 expedition, documenting the places and people they encountered in hauntingly elegant black-and-white photographs.

New Mexico History Museum

12/18/16, Sunday
12:00pm — 4:00pm
Annual Holiday Open House

Puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, and other holiday festivities 12-4pm free.

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/18/16, Sunday
1:30pm — 3:30pm
Families Make History monthly workshop

Hanukkah is a festive holiday of lights that begins this year on December 24. As part of the exhibition, Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities, bring the family to enjoy some Hanukkah-based activities. Make abeeswax candle to take home. Learn how to play a spinning top game of dreidel and compare it to the Mexican game of pon. First Sunday of the month 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

12/25/16, Sunday
Closed for Christmas

The New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors are closed on Sunday, December 25. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen at 10 am on Tuesday, December 27.

New Mexico History Museum

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