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

  • 05/12/15 New Mexico Music Commission
  • 05/15/15 New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Board of Trustees
  • 05/21/15 Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
  • 05/22/15 Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum Board

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

Colors of the Southwest

As part of the Santa Fe 2015 “Summer of Color,” The New Mexico Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Colors of the Southwest.
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The Naturalist Center

The Naturalist Center is a hands-on educational exhibition where visitors of all ages can learn about the natural world of New Mexico.
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Art on the Edge 2015

Return of the Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography juried exhibition.
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Pottery of the U.S. South: A Living Tradition

Pottery of the U.S. South: A Living Tradition presents traditional stoneware from North Carolina and northern Georgia—current works characterized by earthy local clays and surprising effects of wood firing.
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