View online exhibitions and digital resources provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs' various museums, libraries, historic sites, and cultural institutions.
Visiting information for New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions.
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.
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.
Tools for Families & Educators
Check out resources and learning opportunities from all institutions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
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.
1:00 PM Cultural Properties Review Committee
Hybrid meeting - in person at HPD Conference Room; online at zoom
1:00 PM 07/11/2023 New Mexico Music Commission Regular Meeting
9:30 AM 08/24/2023 New Mexico Arts Commission Regular Meeting
Hybrid--physical location TBD
1:00 PM 10/10/2023 New Mexico Music Commission Regular Meeting
9:30 AM 11/16/2023 New Mexico Arts Commission Annual Meeting
Hybrid--physical location TBD
Latest Press Releases
- 6/7/2023 Fort Selden Historic Sites celebrates 50 years as part of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
- 6/6/2023 New National Hispanic Cultural Center exhibition offers a taste of tequilas history, starting June 16
- 6/2/2023 Rock out and beat the heat with two NM Museum of Natural History & Science Museum special summer programs
- 5/25/2023 NM Department of Cultural Affairs offers many options for New Mexico veterans to experience arts and culture
- 5/24/2023 Farm & Ranch exhibit goes ’Beyond the Farm’
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
Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan
Vivid in Japanese art and imagination are creatures that are at once ghastly and comical. Yōkai is a catchall word
New Mexico Colonial Home - Circa 1815
The Spanish colonial home (la casa) gives visitors an idea of what a home from the time around 1815 would have looked
Silver and Stones: Collaborations in Southwest Jewelry
Currently on display in the New Mexico History Museum’s Palace of the Governors, is an unusual jewelry collection
Honoring Tradition and Innovation: 100-Years of Santa Fes Indian Market 1922-2022
The New Mexico History Museum presents an exhibition that commemorates a century of Santa Fe’s Indian Market.