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Upcoming Events at the Museum of New Mexico

12/1/14, Monday
3:00pm — 5:00pm
Folk Art in Color
Santos: Innovations Within Tradition

The first in a series of four free lectures exclusively for current friends to get together, enjoy some snacks and stimulating conversations about folk art from New Mexico and beyond.  All celebrating the 2015 #SummerofColorinSantaFeNM, each speaker is uniquely qualified, the planning committee is very excited and has the RSVP line all set up for the first lecture in December.

Museum of International Folk Art

12/5/14, Friday
5:00pm — 8:00pm
First Fridays at the Museum

5-8pm free

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/5/14, Friday
6:00pm — 7:00pm
Mapping New Mexico
A Free First Friday Gallery Talk

As New Mexico morphed into the state we know today, its paper outlines changed the lives of those who called it home. Gather in the exhibition Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now, where Librarian Tomas Jaehn will speak on "Mapping New Mexico," using three maps that demonstrate those changes—along with a cartographic error that determined who was American and who was Mexican. Free museum admission to everyone from 5 to 8 pm.

New Mexico History Museum

12/7/14, Sunday
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Winter Traditions
A Community Holiday Celebration

A special community holiday celebration featuring Native American storytelling, dance performance, and hands-on activities. Free admission for New Mexico residents on Sundays with ID.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

12/7/14, Sunday
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Winter Celebration
Fun for all ages

Annual celebration of the Winter season with hands on art activities for ages 3 to 103

Museum of International Folk Art

12/7/14, Sunday
2:00pm — 4:00pm
Opening event for Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and its Legacy
Exhibit opening

Be among the first to see this Mezzanine-area addition to the museum’s main exhibit, Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now. Curated by Meredith Davidson, Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and its Legacy focuses on the rise of the Fred Harvey Company as a family business and events that transpired specifically in the Land of Enchantment, including the invention of the Harvey Girls in Raton. Opening events: 10 am–5 pm, on the hour, see The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, a 57-minute documentary, in the museum auditorium 2 pm, gather in the auditorium for a conversation with curator Meredith Davidson, documentary producer Katrina Parks, and Stephen Fried, author of the acclaimed biography Appetite for America 3–4 pm, refreshments in the lobby Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily  

New Mexico History Museum

12/7/14, Sunday
5:00pm — 8:30pm
Christmas at Kuaua

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of family fun!

Coronado Historic Site

12/12/14, Friday
5:30pm — 8:00pm
Christmas at the Palace

Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings the community together for a 30th-anniversary 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

12/13/14, Saturday
10:00am — 4:00pm
Young Native Artists Holiday Show and Sale
A free family event

Children and grandchildren of the Palace Portal artisans will display their own creations at the Young Native Artists Holiday Show and Sale in the Meem Community Room and History Museum classroom. Pick up some nifty Christmas presents and support the next generation of Native American artisans. Enter for free through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors, 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday; 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday.

New Mexico History Museum

12/13/14, Saturday
5:00pm — 9:00pm
Light Among the Ruins: Christmas Celebration



Jemez Historic Site

12/13/14, Saturday
5:00pm — 7:00pm
Luminaria Tour at Fort Selden

Ft. Selden Historic Site will be celebrating the season again this year with its annual “Luminaria Tour”.  1,000 Luminarias will be placed along the Monument trails to light the path of visitors as they experience this night-time wonder.

Fort Selden Historic Site

12/14/14, Sunday
1:00pm — 2:00pm
"Wearable Art" Jewelry Lecture
Keri Ataumbi Discusses Her Work

A multiple award winner at Indian Market and the Heard Museum Show, Keri Ataumbi will discuss her "wearable art" of silver and gold, often enhanced with precious and semi-precious gems, including turquoise. Keri is of Kiowa and Italian heritage, and her work is steeped in both traditional and contemporary art streams. She creates jewelry based on a personal aesthetic of "content-based enquiry." As an example, some pieces have taken inspiration from the natural world and are enhanced with insects, plant life, or animals. Her eclectic, innovative, contemporary designs can be viewed not only as jewelry, but as stand alone art.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

12/14/14, 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 with Holy Cross Church members and Coro de Agua Fria 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 in the Palace Courtyard, along with cookies and refreshments. Free and open to the public. The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 pm to prepare for this event.

New Mexico History Museum

12/17/14, 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

12/17/14, Wednesday
12:00pm — 1:00pm
Why Money is Better than Barter: Trade in 18th-Century Northern New Mexico
A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

Linda Tigges, a longtime urban planner, speaks on "Why Money is Better than Barter: Trade in 18th-Century Northern New Mexico.” 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

12/19/14, Friday
4:00pm — 6:00pm
Opening Reception
Focus on Photography

4-6pm free public opening for new photography shows

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/21/14, Sunday
1:00pm — 4:00pm
Annual Holiday Open House

Puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, and other holiday festivities 1-4pm free.

New Mexico Museum of Art

12/24/14, Wednesday
Luminarias in Lincoln



Lincoln Historic Site

12/25/14, Thursday
Closed for Christmas

We extend warm holiday greetings to you and your family. Though we’re closed on Christmas Day, we look forward to seeing you at 10 am on Friday, Dec. 26.

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 State Monuments
www.nmmonuments.org/

Office of Archaeological Studies
www.nmarchaeology.org

New Mexico History Museum
www.nmhistorymuseum.org