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CLOSURE UPDATE

In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) will close its museums and historic sites to the public on Friday, October 23, until further notice. The safety and well-being of our employees and visitors is the DCA’s foremost concern. We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding. Please continue to visit this website for updates and to explore virtual visits, programs, and educational opportunities.

2020 Census: Get Counted

2020 Census: Get Counted

One of the best ways to ensure all communities in New Mexico are treated fairly in the distribution of public goods and services is to ensure they are equally represented. This starts with ensuring all New Mexicans are counted by responding to the 2020 Census. It’s not too late.
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Wonders on Wheels

Wonders on Wheels

Wonders on Wheels is the mobile museum program of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. This retrofitted RV travels across the state and features 300 square feet of arts, culture, history, and science exhibits as well as curriculum-based programming.
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Invite a DCA Educator

Invite a DCA Educator

School teachers, homeschool instructors, afterschool clubs, and community organizations can schedule an online visit from an educator to discuss a variety of subjects related to the DCA.
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Explore

Explore

View online exhibitions and digital resources provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs' various museums, libraries, historic sites, and cultural institutions.
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Visit Virtually

Visit Virtually

Virtually visit your favorite New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs museum, historic site, and cultural institutions from your computer or mobile device.
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Tools for Families & Educators

Tools for Families & Educators

Check out resources and learning opportunities from all institutions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
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El Palacio

El Pal Online

El Palacio is a quarterly magazine which primarily serves the museums and historic sites of the Museum of New Mexico system. It is the oldest museum magazine of its kind, first published in 1913 by the Museum of New Mexico. Users can access and view magazine issues online dating back to 1913 when the magazine was first published.
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Library Resources

Library Resources

The New Mexico State Library offers many online resources. We provide reference service by telephone and email as well as our state-wide interlibrary loan services. Books by Mail and the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled are also available for service. Please contact library staff at reference@state.nm.us or 505-476-9700.
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Our Fair New Mexico - A Virtual Concert Series

Our Fair New Mexico - A Virtual Concert Series

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, presents “Our Fair New Mexico,” a virtual concert series featuring musicians living in New Mexico. The department and our divisions are pleased to bring the musical sounds of New Mexico through social media.
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Public Meetings

  • 10/23/2020
    12:00
    New Mexico State Library Commission
    Online via Zoom (see meeting notice for details)
  • 10/30/2020
    1:00pm
    Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
    Online via Zoom (see announcement for details)

  • 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.

    New Mexico CulturePass

    Your ticket to New Mexico's 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.

    Get it on Google Play

    Featured DCA Exhibitions

    Picturing Passion: Artists Interpret the Penitente Brotherhood

    One regional community that captured the attention and imaginations of artists were the Penitent Brotherhood, Picturing
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    The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery

    The Buchsbaum Gallery features each of the Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona in a selection of pieces that represent
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    The First World War

    The First World War exhibition investigates the contributions of New Mexicans to the war, through letters,
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    Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico

    The exhibition Música Buena: The exhibition will focus on the rich history of traditional Hispano music from the
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