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.
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.
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.
View online exhibitions and digital resources provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs' various museums, libraries, historic sites, and cultural institutions.
Virtually visit your favorite New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs museum, historic site, and cultural institutions from your computer or mobile device.
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.
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 email@example.com or 505-476-9700.
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.
12:00 New Mexico State Library Commission
Online via Zoom (see meeting notice for details)
1:00pm Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
Online via Zoom (see announcement for details)
Latest Press Releases
- 10/20/2020 State-Run Museums and Historic Sites to Close on Friday, October 23
- 10/16/2020 NHCC Announces Installation of Bosque Gallery, a New Outdoor Exhibition Space
- 10/16/2020 NHCC and Postal Service Team Up on Release of Our Lady of Guápulo Stamp
- 10/14/2020 MIAC Presents "Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nations Armed Forces"
- 10/13/2020 Heather A. Reed Named Executive Director at Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
See all DCA news in the DCA Media Center
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.
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Featured DCA Exhibitions
One regional community that captured the attention and imaginations of artists were the Penitent Brotherhood, Picturing
The Buchsbaum Gallery features each of the Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona in a selection of pieces that represent
The First World War exhibition investigates the contributions of New Mexicans to the war, through letters,