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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2017 Summer Guide to Museums & Historic Sites

Use this guide to learn more about the unique and engaging exhibitions, events, and programs offered by our incredible state cultural institutions.
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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

  • 10/27/2017 Board of Directors of the NMMSH -Governor's Commission
  • 11/8/2017 New Mexico Music Commission
  • 11/9/2017 Arts Commisstion - Annual Meeting
  • 11/16/2017 Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
  • 11/16/2017 Board of Directors of the NMMSH-ISHF

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Notice is hereby given that the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents (BOR) and the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) will hold a public hearing on Friday, November 17, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. in Room 238, the Old Senate Chambers, of the Bataan Memorial Building, 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. The purpose of the hearing is to receive oral and written comments on proposed rule repeals and on a proposed new rule.

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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Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Mobile App

Where do you belong?
The Cultural Atlas of New Mexico leads you to historic and cultural places throughout the Land of Enchantment. Organized by region, proximity and interest, the Cultural Atlas will help you find where you belong.

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Featured DCA Exhibitions

Quilts of Southwest China

Chinese quilts have received little attention from scholars, collectors, or museums.  The examples featured here
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Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción

Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción contains bultos, retablos, and crucifijos dating from the late 1700s
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I-Witness Culture: Frank Buffalo Hyde

Artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) believes it is the artist’s responsibility to represent the times
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Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West

Footwear is evocative. It tells us about belonging, love, and social aspiration, reflecting the lives of makers and
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