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Explore New Mexico Culture

Online exhibitions and digital resources produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs.

The Threads of Memory

The Threads of Memory

Provides an unprecedented opportunity to examine the common heritage of Spain and the United States through a series of documents, maps and portraits that normally reside in the vaults of the Archive of the Indies.

Road to Rediscovery

Road to Rediscovery

New Mexico is the home of the nation's oldest Highway Archaeology Program. In recent years, highway archaeology projects have been more rigorous and scientific. Find out what was learned about one site using new techniques.

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

This online exhibition explores the traditions and rituals of honoring, remembering and celebrating the life of all those who have come before us.

Dancing Shadows | Epic Tales

Dancing Shadows | Epic Tales

The tradition of wayang kulit--shadow puppetry-- has been performed in Indonesian villages, cities, and royal courts for hundreds of years.

Focus on Photography

Focus on Photography

Celebrating the key role that photography has played in shaping New Mexico history and culture, Focus on Photography is the online complement to a series of photography exhibitions offered in 2014-2015.

SAM | Online Collection

SAM | Online Collection

With over 20,000 works, the core collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art is primarily art from the Southwest, particularly New Mexico.

Art on the Edge 2013

Art on the Edge 2013

Art on the Edge is a biennial juried exhibition organized by Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography (FOCA+P). The 2013 exhibition features 8 artists, each hailing from New Mexico or surrounding states.

International Space Hall of Fame

International Space Hall of Fame

The International Space Hall of Fame recognizes the imagination, efforts, and achievements of those who have endeavored to advance man's knowledge of the universe, and his ability to explore space.

Coelophysis | New Mexico's State Fossil

Coelophysis | New Mexico's State Fossil

Explore this site for information, pictures, and articles about the dinosaur Coelophysis, the official State Fossil of New Mexico.

IDEA Photographic: After Modernism

IDEA Photographic: After Modernism

Developed in 2002 for what was then the Museum of Fine Arts, IDEA Photographic provides viewpoints on new photographic contexts stemming from the history of modern art.

Alcove 12.0

Alcove 12.0

Alcove 12.0 included the work of 45 artists from across the state of New Mexico. Five new artists were exhibited every five weeks from March 2012 through April 2013.

Emergence: A New View of Life's Origin

Emergence: A New View of Life's Origin

A companion to the Emergence exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, which explores questions and scientific discoveries about the origins of life.

Farm and Ranch Oral History Program

Farm and Ranch Oral History Program

This systematic collection of living people's recollections of their experiences with farming, ranching, and rural life is a major component in researching and interpreting these subjects.

Touched by Fire

Touched by Fire

Presents a glimpse into the life of Pueblo potter Maria Martinez whose vision lives on in potters who expand the definitions of tradition and continue to create beautiful, vibrant, and innovative works of art.

New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History

New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History

New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History is a journey through the New Mexico Museum of Art’s rich collection of paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs designed for teachers and educational settings.

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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Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Mobile App

Where do you belong?
The Cultural Atlas of New Mexico leads you to historic and cultural places throughout the Land of Enchantment. Organized by region, proximity and interest, the Cultural Atlas will help you find where you belong.

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Featured DCA Exhibitions

Sleeping During the Day

There is no shortage of photographs documenting the horrors of the Vietnam War. In fact, between military photographers
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Segesser Hide Paintings

Though the source of the Segesser Hide Paintings is obscure, their significance cannot be clearer: the hides are rare
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Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy

Will Rogers noted that Fred Harvey “kept the West in food—and wives.” But the company’s Harvey
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Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time

Now 400 years old, Santa Fe was once an infant city on the remote frontier.  Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time, on
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