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

  • 04/10/15 Cultural Properties Review Committee
  • 05/07/15 New Mexico Arts Commission Planning and Budget Committee
  • 05/15/15 New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Board of Trustees
  • 05/21/15 Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
  • 05/22/15 Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum Board

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

Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Reflect on The Immigrant Experience

Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Reflect on the Immigrant Experience, is an exhibition on immigration that features fiber arts, carving, paintings and works on paper about immigrant journeys.
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Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest

A celebration of sight, sound, and activity for visitors of all ages, Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest, features more than 100 objects relating to Southwestern Native dance and music, including a flute made by Grammy award-winning artist Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo.
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Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography

In an age when every cell phone can take a respectable picture, cameras as low-tech as an oatmeal box still beguile a legion of practitioners, both artistic and documentarian.
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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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