The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs fiscal year 2025 strategic plan documents the efforts of the department to bolster Governor Lujan Grisham’s statewide agenda through a cultural lens.
Visiting information for New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions.
El Palacio is a quarterly magazine which primarily serves the museums and historic sites of the Museum of New Mexico system. It is the oldest museum magazine of its kind, first published in 1913 by the Museum of New Mexico. Users can access and view magazine issues online dating back to 1913 when the magazine was first published.
Check out resources and learning opportunities from all institutions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
From Native artifacts to space exploration, world-class folk art to awesome dinosaurs, the essence of New Mexico is celebrated every day at our popular attractions. New Mexico CulturePass opens the doors to them all—the state's entire family of museums and historic sites.
1:00 PM 10/10/2023 New Mexico Music Commission Regular Meeting
Zoom (see meeting notice for details)
9:30 AM 11/16/2023 New Mexico Arts Commission Annual Meeting
Hybrid--physical location TBD
10:00 AM Board of the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
Education Classroom at NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM
Latest Press Releases
- 9/21/2023 Zack Quintero named executive director of National Hispanic Cultural Center
- 9/19/2023 Traveling exhibition Protection: Adaptation and Resistance" on view at Museum of International Folk Art
- 9/18/2023 Everything old is new again: NM Museum of Natural History & Science re-imagines hall showcasing early life in New Mexico
- 9/14/2023 To Make, Unmake, and Make Again makes debut at the New Mexico Museum of Art
- 9/13/2023 And an eclipse too? NM Museum of Natural History & Science pulls out all the stops as eclipse lights up Albuquerque sky during the busiest weekend of the year
See all DCA news in the DCA Media Center
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is building a more vibrant, resilient New Mexico by improving the quality of life, supporting a culturally rich education, strengthening the creative economy, fostering a diversity of expression, and preserving our cultural resources.
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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Take a look inside the museums and historic sites of New Mexico without leaving home. Join host Charlotte Jusinski, and a variety of guest curators, artists, and exhibitors in exploring the art and culture of the state in Encounter Culture, a new podcast from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
Featured DCA Exhibitions
Along with exploring exhibition themes, aesthetics, materials and artists, visitors will have the opportunity to
Vivid in Japanese art and imagination are creatures that are at once ghastly and comical. Yōkai is a catchall word
Currently on display in the New Mexico History Museum’s Palace of the Governors, is an unusual jewelry collection