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

  • 7/9/2015 Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • 7/10/2015 New Mexico State Library Commission
  • 7/14/2015 New Mexico Music Commission
  • 7/16/2015 Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
  • 7/17/2015 New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Board of Trustees

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

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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Birds of Paradise

The NM Museum of Natural History and Science invites you to take a journey to New Guinea and the exotic world of birds-of-paradise with “Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution,” a National Geographic Traveling Exhibition.
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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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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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