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

  • 9/8/2015 New Mexico Music Commission
  • 9/10/2015 Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • 9/17/2015 Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
  • 9/18/2015 New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Board of Trustees
  • 10/3/2015 New Mexico Museum of Space History Commission

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

It Came From Mars!

Earth has been invaded by rocks from Mars. Partnering with UNM's Institute of Meteoritics, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science created this one-of-a-kind exhibit featuring Martian meteorites, some of the most valuable rocks found on Earth.
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MARCO! Celebrating Nuestro Maestro José Marcos Garcia

This exhibition, MARCO! Celebrating the Legacy of Nuestro Maestro José Marcos Garcia, brings together over 100 works by the local artist who sold his art for years at the Albuquerque flea market and the Spanish Village at the State Fair.
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New Mexico Colonial Home – Circa 1815

The Spanish colonial home (la casa) gives visitors an idea of what a home from the time around 1815 would have looked like.
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Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War

New Mexico’s role in the Civil War is explored through cased-image portraits, a tattered flag, post-war lithographs and other fragments of a long-gone war that still defines us as Americans.
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