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

  • 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

Ronald Kil: Spanning the Range

Combine artistic talent, knowledge of the history of the American West, experience as a cowboy, and some old-fashioned work ethic, and the result is an amazing collection of paintings that fit right in at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum.
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Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley presents 32 works of art spanning the artist's career, including paintings, mixed media works, and bronze sculptures.
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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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Focus on Photography

The New Mexico Museum of Art hosts a year-long cycle of photography exhibitions celebrating its rich collection of photographs and the key role the medium has played in shaping New Mexico.
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