Programs & Services

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs preserves, fosters, and interprets New Mexico’s diverse cultural heritage and expression for present and future generations, enhancing the quality of life and economic well-being of the state.

Plan Your Visit

Find hours, admission prices, directions, and other visiting information for New Mexico's eight state-run museums and seven historic sites.
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Culture's Economic Impact

Arts and culture are big business in New Mexico. A recent study, commissioned by DCA, reveals an annual economic impact of $5.6 billion.
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Explore Online

Online exhibitions and digital resources from the Department of Cultural Affairs, including online collections, databases, and educational materials.
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Upcoming Public Meetings

  • 7/31/2015 New Mexico Museum of Space History Commission
  • 8/7/2015 Cultural Properties Review Committee
  • 8/21/2015 Board of the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
  • 9/8/2015 New Mexico Music Commission
  • 9/10/2015 Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center

New Mexico CulturePass

Your ticket to 15 exceptional Museums and Historic Sites. From Indian treasures to space exploration, world-class folk art to awesome dinosaurs—our museums and monuments celebrate the essence of New Mexico every day.
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Featured DCA Exhibitions

AfroBrasil: Art and Identities

AfroBrasil: Art and Identities shows the multiple important ways in which Afro-Brazilian artists and their colleagues from other countries address the complexities of Brazil's African heritage and its impact across frontiers and oceans.
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The Red That Colored the World

The Red That Colored the World combines new research and original scholarship to explore the history and widespread use in art of cochineal, an insect-based dye source for the color red whose origins and use date to the pre-Columbian Americas.
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FossilWorks

The process of extracting dinosaur fossils from the rock matrix that has encased them for millions of years is featured in the FossilWorks exhibit at the Museum.
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Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest

A celebration of sight, sound, and activity for visitors of all ages, Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest, features more than 100 objects relating to Southwestern Native dance and music, including a flute made by Grammy award-winning artist Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo.
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