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A traditional Pueblo ceramic storyteller figurine representing a Pueblo woman holding six children featured in the exhibition Here Now and Always A richly-colored, brown and black, wide-bodied, narrowed-mouthed micaceous pot from the exhibition Here, Now and Always
A traditional Pueblo ceramic storyteller figurine representing a Pueblo woman holding six children featured in the exhibition Here Now and Always A richly-colored, brown and black, wide-bodied, narrowed-mouthed micaceous pot from the exhibition Here, Now and Always
Plan your visit

Plan your visit

New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs has museums, historic sites, an cultural institutions across the state. Encounter Culture with us!
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New Mexico CulturePass

New Mexico CulturePass

New Mexico CulturePass opens the doors to the state's entire family of museums and historic sites. From Native artifacts to space exploration, world-class folk art to dinosaur discoveries, historic stories to farm and ranch heritage, the essence of New Mexico is celebrated every day at our divisions.
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Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

We're celebrating National Poetry Month with a statewide poetry contest for youth and adults! Let the artwork on display across the state inspire your poetry submission.
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Invite a DCA Educator

Invite a DCA Educator

Invite a DCA Educator to learn something new! School teachers, homeschool instructors, afterschool clubs, and community organizations are welcome to schedule an online visit from an expert DCA educator.
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Economic and Social Impact Study

Economic and Social Impact Study

Published December 14, 2023, Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) is a comprehensive economic and social impact study of New Mexico's nonprofit arts and culture industry.
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Strategic Plan FY25

Strategic Plan FY25

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.
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Public Meetings

  • 4/26/2024
    1:00 PM
    New Mexico Museum of Space History Commission
  • 4/26/2024
    1:00 PM
    Cultural Properties Review Committee
    Historic Preservation Division Conference Room, Ste. 236, Bataan Memorial Building, 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (see meeting notice for details)
  • 5/2/2024
    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 (see meeting notice for details)
  • 5/16/2024
    1:00 PM
    New Mexico Arts Commission Planning & Budget Meeting
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  • 6/13/2024
    9:30 AM
    New Mexico Arts Commission Regular Meeting
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  • 7/9/2024
    1:00 PM
    New Mexico Music Commission Regular Meeting
    Meeting Room 1, 2400 Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM 87544 and via Zoom (see meeting notice for details)
  • 8/1/2024
    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 (see meeting notice for details)

  • 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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    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 Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now exhibition

    Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now

    Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now sweeps across more than 500 years of history—from the state’s
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    A photo featuring items representing the John P. Stapp Air & Space Park exhibition

    John P. Stapp Air & Space Park

    Named after International Space Hall of Fame Inductee and aeromedical pioneer Dr. John P. Stapp, the Air and Space Park
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    A photo featuring items representing the Early Agriculture exhibition

    Early Agriculture

    People have been growing food in what is now New Mexico for 4,000
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    A photo featuring items representing the Multiple Visions: A Common Bond exhibition

    Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

    Multiple Visions: A Common Bond has been the destination for well over a million first-time and repeat visitors to the
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