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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Delight in the Arts

This short film about arts and culture in New Mexico was created collaboratively with the National Endowment for the Arts in celebration of its 50th Anniversary.
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Museum of New Mexico Press

The publishing arm of the Department of Cultural Affairs produces high-quality, culturally significant books that showcase the Department's collections and exhibitions.
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New Mexico FamilyPass

The Department of Cultural Affairs’ FamilyPass, a partnership with local libraries throughout New Mexico, provides free admission to 15 state museums and historic sites.
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Upcoming Public Meetings

  • 6/2/2016 New Mexico Arts Commission
  • 6/9/2016 Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • 6/10/2016 Cultural Properties Review Committee (CPRC)
  • 7/8/2016 New Mexico State Library Commission
  • 7/12/2016 New Mexico Music Commission

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

A New Century: The Life and Legacy of Cherokee Artist and Educator Lloyd “Kiva” New

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Lloyd Henri New’s birth, A New Century: The Life and Legacy of Cherokee Artist and Educator Lloyd “Kiva” New is a mesmerizing look into a storied life.
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Icons of Exploration

Showcases some of the Museum's most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first man-made satellites, Sputnik and Explorer, and the Gargoyle, an early guided missile.
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The House on Mango Street: Artists Interpret Community

The House on Mango Street: Artists Interpret Community features art works inspired by the classic novel The House on Mango Street, first published in 1984 by award-winning author Sandra Cisneros.
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El Retrato Nuevomexicano Ahora / New Mexican Portraiture Now

On display alongside its companion exhibition from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, “Staging the Self / Ponerse en Imagen”, this exhibition highlights portraiture by New Mexican artists.
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