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Here Now and Always promotional media with a ceramic storyteller figurine Here Now and Always promotional media with a micaceous pot from the exhibition NM Traditions
Here Now and Always promotional media with a ceramic storyteller figurine Here Now and Always promotional media with a micaceous pot from the exhibition NM Traditions
Explore

Explore

View online exhibitions and digital resources provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs' various museums, libraries, historic sites, and cultural institutions.
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Visit

Visit

Visiting information for New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions.
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New Mexico Traditions

New Mexico Traditions

Embrace the warmth of our cultures. Each New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs institution is celebrating winter in its own way. Please visit the NM Traditions website to learn more.
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El Palacio

El Pal Online

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.
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Tools for Families & Educators

Tools for Families & Educators

Check out resources and learning opportunities from all institutions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
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Invite a DCA Educator

Invite a DCA Educator

School teachers, homeschool instructors, afterschool clubs, and community organizations can schedule an online visit from an educator to discuss a variety of subjects related to the DCA.
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Public Meetings

  • 2/9/2023
    9:30 AM
    02/09/2023 New Mexico Arts Commission Regular Meeting
    Joan Vernick Auditorium Museum of International Folk Art Museum Hill 706 Camino Lejo Santa Fe, NM 87501 - Zoom option available (see meeting notice for details)
  • 2/10/2023
    9:00 AM
    Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science General Introductions
    Bataan Memorial Building, Santa Fe (see meeting notice for details)
  • 2/10/2023
    1:00 PM
    Cultural Properties Review Committee
    On Zoom
  • 2/10/2023
    1:30 PM
    Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
    Bataan Memorial Building, Santa Fe (see meeting notice for details)
  • 2/16/2023
    10:00 AM
    Board of the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
    Bataan Memorial Building Department of Cultural Affairs Secretary’s Suite Conference Room #260 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM (see meeting notice for details)

  • 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.

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    Your ticket to New Mexico's exceptional Museums and Historic Sites.
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    Encounter Culture

    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.

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    Featured DCA Exhibitions

    A photo featuring items representing the Icons of Exploration exhibition

    Icons of Exploration

    Showcases some of the Museum’s most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first
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    A photo featuring items representing the Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery exhibition

    Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery

    Museum of Indian Arts & Culture debuts a traveling exhibition that features more than 100 historic and contemporary
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    A photo featuring items representing the Riding Herd with Billy the Kid exhibition

    Riding Herd with Billy the Kid

    This extensive exhibit weaving together a many-layered story that led to one of the most infamous periods in New Mexico
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    A photo featuring items representing the Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy exhibition

    Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy

    Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, a new section that joins the New Mexico History
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