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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

12/1/17, Friday
5:00pm — 7:00pm
First Friday

Enjoy extended hours at the museum when we are open from 5-7PM on the first Friday of the month

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/2/17, Saturday
Holiday Party

FOCA+P Exclusive Event

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/2/17, Saturday
10:00am — 3:00pm
Young Native Artists Winter Show & Sale

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople. 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 New Mexico History Museums’ Meem Community Room. Free event    

New Mexico History Museum

12/3/17, Sunday
10:00am — 5:00pm
First Sunday- NM residents Free
Opening of Crafting Memory

New Mexico resident free day!

Museum of International Folk Art

12/3/17, Sunday
10:00am — 12:00pm
Film THE MISSING w/ Producer Q&A and Apache Singers
Showing @ 10am and again @ 1pm

Join us on the FREE FIRST SUNDAY for a screening of "The Missing," a 2003 Ron Howard film. "In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo." To learn more, visit THE MISSING on IMDB

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

12/3/17, Sunday
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Opening of Crafting Memory
The Art of Community in Peru

Opening events include live music by Barautanga and a reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.

Museum of International Folk Art

12/6/17, Wednesday
12:00pm — 1:00pm
Brainpower & Brownbags
“Frere Arsene Brouard: New Mexico’s Forgotten Botanist”

Lecture by Dr. David Johnson, Professor Emeritus, College of Santa Fe   12:00 to 1:00pm, Auditorium, New Mexico History Museum   Free Seating is limited/no food or beverage

New Mexico History Museum

12/6/17, Wednesday
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Library Open House
Gustave Baumann and printmaking in New Mexico

Drop in to the library any time from 1-4PM to read about Gustave Baumann and printmaking in New Mexico. The Museum’s Librarian/Archivist will be here to answer any questions and show you all the library has to offer. Free.

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/6/17, Wednesday
4:30pm — 6:30pm
Christmas at the Bosque

Wednesday, December 6 from 4:30PM to 6:30pm enjoy Christmas at the Bosque at the Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial.  Listen to history unfold with December letters from the reservation. The evening includes supper and refreshments. 

Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner

12/8/17, Friday
9:00am — 10:00am
Creative Mornings
Why Context is King

Award-winning, nationally-recognized entrepreneur, editor, author, and columnist, Alan M. Webber joins the CreativeMornings crowd for coffee, networking and to address how in an age of blogs and tweets, context turns information into intelligence and transforms “the news” into meaning. That’s why context, not content, is king. Network while enjoying coffee and pastries courtesy of Iconik Coffee Roasters. To register for the December program, go to https://creativemornings.com/talks/alan-webber Free event

New Mexico History Museum

12/8/17, 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, a chance to operate an antique printing press, old fashioned activities, a visit from 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. Free event

New Mexico History Museum

12/9/17, Saturday
11:00am — 2:00pm
Donation Drop off Day
for the 9th Annual Folk Art Flea



Museum of International Folk Art

12/9/17, Saturday
12:00pm — 1:30pm
Counterculture: the Rise of Permaculture
Gallery talk with Roxanne Swentzell

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. Roxanne Swentzell is a member of the Naranjo family from the Santa Clara Pueblo of northern New Mexico. An internationally celebrated clay artist, Swentzell is also a pioneer in the permaculture movement intent on training younger Native Americans in Santa Clara and beyond to build hornos (adobe ovens), preserve seeds, select and cook native foods, and preserve the cultural attitudes that have sustained her people for millennia. She has been an activist on behalf of native cultural justice and is in the vanguard of today’s counterculture movement. Free with admission. 

New Mexico History Museum

12/9/17, Saturday
1:00pm — 2:30pm
High Desert Harps Holiday Music

Enjoy a special, holiday-themed performance by High Desert Harps in the Museum lobby. Free. 1 to 2.30pm

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/9/17, Saturday
5:00pm — 9:00pm
Light among the Ruins - Christmas Celebration

The ruins of Giusewa Pueblo and San Jose de los Jemez Mission will be decorated with hundreds of farolitos.

Jemez Historic Site

12/9/17, Saturday
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Fort Selden Historic Site

Saturday, December 9 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM enjoy Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Fort Selden Historic Site.  More than 800 luminarias will be lighted, with holiday music, a cozy campfire, and refreshments.  This is a fun night for the whole family.

Fort Selden Historic Site

12/10/17, Sunday
1:00pm — 4:00pm
EXHIBITION OPENING DAY Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans

1pm and 3:15pm: Enjoy performances by Apache singers Deshava Apachee and Robert Muñiz 1:30pm and 3:30pm: Watch the Jicarilla Mundo Dancers 2pm: Lecture with Joyce Begay-Foss, Vernon Petago, and Vida Vigil (limited seating!) The Museum of New Mexico Women’s Board will serve refreshments from 2 - 4pm, and as always, there is a children’s/family hands-on art activity. About the exhibit: The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will exhibit over 100 objects dating from the late 1880s to the present. Cultural objects will represent the lifeways of the different Apachean groups in New Mexico and Arizona. These cultural objects include basketry, beaded clothing, parfleche, hunting and horse gear. These groups are: Jicarilla Apache, Mescalero Apache, Fort Sill Apache (Chiricahua), San Carlos Apache and White Mountain Apache.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

12/10/17, 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, celebrated around the world, recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus—and includes innkeepers who deny the Holy Family a place of rest. You are invited to 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. Free event

New Mexico History Museum

12/17/17, Sunday
12:00pm — 4:00pm
Holiday Open House

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

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/17/17, Sunday
1:30pm — 3:30pm
Families Make History Workshop

String theory isn’t always chaotic-come to our last program this year to create some exquisite geometric stars out of colored string and thread. They look complicated, but are easy and lots of fun to make. Experiment with different shapes and see what happens. Seating and materials limited. Free.

New Mexico History Museum

12/20/17, Wednesday
6:00pm — 7:00pm
Earth Dialogues : An Evening with N Scott Momaday and Robert Redford

Moderated discussion with N. Scott Momaday and Robert Redford in the St. Francis Auditorium at 6 pm. Tickets are $12 and available at SANTAFECONNEXT.com.

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/21/17, 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

12/24/17, Sunday
Luminarias in Lincoln



Jemez Historic Site

12/25/17, Monday
10:00am — 5:00pm
Museum Closed
Christms Day

Museum Closed December 25

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/