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.
Upcoming Public Meetings
- 12/10/2015 Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
- 12/11/2015 Cultural Properties Review Committee
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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
Along the Pecos, a collage of photographs and sounds on the second floor of the New Mexico History Museum was developed by photographer Jennifer Schlesinger and the late composer Steven M. Miller.
Showcases some of the Museum's most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first man-made satellites, Sputnik and Explorer, and the Gargoyle, an early guided missile.
The Spanish colonial home (la casa) gives visitors an idea of what a home from the time around 1815 would have looked like.
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.