Explore New Mexico Culture
Online exhibitions and digital resources produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs.
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.
With over 20,000 works, the core collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art is primarily art from the Southwest, particularly New Mexico.
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.
This online exhibition explores the traditions and rituals of honoring, remembering and celebrating the life of all those who have come before us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The tradition of wayang kulit--shadow puppetry-- has been performed in Indonesian villages, cities, and royal courts for hundreds of years.
Explore this site for information, pictures, and articles about the dinosaur Coelophysis, the official State Fossil of New Mexico.
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.
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.
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Featured DCA Exhibitions
No Idle Hands examines a style of woodworking from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that made use of discarded cigar boxes and fruit crates notched and layered to make a variety of domestic objects.
Named after International Space Hall of Fame Inductee and aeromedical pioneer Dr. John P. Stapp, the Air and Space Park consists of large space-related artifacts documenting mankinds exploration of space.
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.
Sponge Bob Square Pants, Pac Man, and Curious George, all sporting a particularly Native American twist, are just a few images from popular mainstream culture seen in the exhibition, Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art.