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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Mexico CulturePass

Your ticket to New Mexico's 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

Here, Now and Always

Here, Now, and Always is a major exhibition based on eight years of collaboration among Native American elders,
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Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción

Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción contains bultos, retablos, and crucifijos dating from the late 1700s
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No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art

Tramp art is the product of industry, a style of woodworking from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that made use
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Artistic Heritage: Syrian Folk Art

Folk Art is a treasure, and Lloyd’s Treasure Chest offers a participatory gallery experience highlighting the
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