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.
Find hours, admission prices, directions, and other visiting information for New Mexico's eight state-run museums and seven historic sites.
Arts and culture are big business in New Mexico. A recent study, commissioned by DCA, reveals an annual economic impact of $5.6 billion.
Use this guide to learn more about the unique and engaging exhibitions, events, and programs offered by our incredible state cultural institutions.
The publishing arm of the Department of Cultural Affairs produces high-quality, culturally significant books that showcase the Department's collections and exhibitions.
Upcoming Public Meetings
Latest Press Releases
- 1/21/2018 A Counterculture Encore: Dropouts, Renegades, and Utopians, new settlers of Northern New Mexico presentation by author Benjamin Klein
- 1/18/2018 Beadwork Adorns the World Opening in April
- 1/18/2018 I-Witness Culture a Solo Exhibition of Frank Buffalo Hyde Extended Through April 30, 2018
- 1/16/2018 Fall Symposium Planned for 100th Anniversary of Gustave Baumanns Arrival in New Mexico
- 1/15/2018 Frederick Hammersley Exhibition will Travel to New Mexico Museum of Art
Changes to Rules
The Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents (BOR) and the Department of Cultural Affairs held 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 was to receive oral and written comments on proposed rule repeals and on a proposed new rule. The approved changes are linked below.
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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Featured DCA Exhibitions
Artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) believes it is the artist’s responsibility to represent the times
Will Rogers noted that Fred Harvey “kept the West in food—and wives.” But the company’s Harvey
At a time when concerts and gatherings on the West Coast gave birth to 1967’s infamous “Summer of
The first artwork ever to be displayed at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum belonged to Robert