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Current Exhibitions

ReVOlution MIAC’s 2022 Living Treasure, Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti)

Enter the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) and join in the celebration of its 2022 Living Treasure, Virgil ...

On display through April 01, 2023, at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Curative Powers: New Mexico’s Hot Springs

The New Mexico History Museum is pleased to present Curative Powers: New Mexico’s Hot Springs, a ...

On display through September 04, 2022, at the New Mexico History Museum

Western Eyes: 20th Century Art Here and Now

Exploring regional developments of modernism including American realism, Indigenous Modernism and Native American Art, ...

On display through January 08, 2023, at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Painted Reflections Isomeric Design in Ancestral Pueblo Pottery

Explore the designs painted on ancestral and contemporary Pueblo pottery by visiting Painted Reflections: Isomeric ...

On display through March 12, 2023, at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Riding Herd with Billy the Kid The Rise of the Cattle Industry in New Mexico

This extensive exhibit weaving together a many-layered story that led to one of the most infamous periods in New Mexico ...

On display through February 04, 2024, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

Early Agriculture

People have been growing food in what is now New Mexico for 4,000 ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

Selections from the 20th Century Collection

After more than a century of collecting, the New Mexico Museum of Art has become home to some of the finest examples of ...

On display through December 31, 2022, at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia

Dress helps us fashion identity, history, community, and place. Dress has been harnessed as a metaphor for both ...

On display through February 19, 2023, at the Museum of International Folk Art

Fashioning Identities: A Companion to Dressing with Purpose.

Fashioning Identities: A Companion to Dressing with Purpose. This display in Lloyd’s Treasure Chest Gallery ...

On display through February 19, 2023, at the Museum of International Folk Art

Poetic Justice: Judith F. Baca, Mildred Howard, and Jaune Quick-to See-Smith

This exhibition celebrates three innovative artists who have created complex works of beauty that evoke memory, history ...

On display through June 19, 2022, at the New Mexico Museum of Art

In Search of Domínguez and Escalante: Photographing the 1776 Expedition Through the Southwest

Beginning in 2003, photographers Siegfried Halus and Greg Mac Gregor set out with their cameras and maps in hand to ...

On display through June 19, 2022, at the New Mexico History Museum

The Palace Seen and Unseen: A Convergence of History and Archaeology

Reflecting current archaeological and historical perspectives, Palace Seen and Unseen draws from historic documents, ...

On display through June 19, 2026, at the New Mexico History Museum

#mask: Creative Responses to the Global Pandemic

Face masks have become daily attire for people around the world. More than a Personal Protective Device that keeps ...

On display through January 15, 2023, at the Museum of International Folk Art

Clearly Indigenous Native Visions Reimagined in Glass

Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass, is a groundbreaking exhibit of works in glass by 33 Indigenous ...

On display through June 12, 2022, at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

WORDS on the Edge

WORDS on the Edge consists of twenty-six poetry broadsides and lyrical texts addressing themes of nature and its ...

On display through August 31, 2022, at the New Mexico History Museum

Home on the Range From Ranches to Rockets

An exciting exhibit at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum explores the dramatic transformation of life in ...

On display through July 06, 2022, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

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 ...

On display through November 27, 2022, at the Museum of International Folk Art

Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico In the Hispanic Heritage Wing

The exhibition Música Buena: The exhibition will focus on the rich history of traditional Hispano music from the ...

On display through September 05, 2022, at the Museum of International Folk Art

The Massacre of Don Pedro Villasur

This exhibition features 23 original graphic history art works by Santa Fe-based artist Turner Avery Mark-Jacobs. This ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico History Museum

The First World War Exhibition opening on the 100th anniversary of Armistice

The First World War exhibition investigates the contributions of New Mexicans to the war, through letters, ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico History Museum

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 ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

Icons of Exploration

Showcases some of the Museum’s most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico Museum of Space History

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 ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico Museum of Space History

Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy

Will Rogers noted that Fred Harvey “kept the West in food—and wives.” But the company’s Harvey ...

On display through December 31, 2024, at the New Mexico History Museum

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond Permanent Exhibit

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

On long-term display at the Museum of International Folk Art

Lloyd’s Treasure Chest: Folk Art in Focus

Lloyds’s Treasure Chest: Folk Art in Focus is a participatory gallery that encourages the exploration of folk art ...

On long-term display at the Museum of International Folk Art

Michael Naranjo Touching Beauty Exhibit

On display in the Bataan Building Atrium Gallery: Touching Beauty Now, sculpture by Santa Clara Pueblo’s Michael ...

On display through January 15, 2025, at the Department of Cultural Affairs

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 ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico History Museum

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Featured DCA Exhibitions

ReVOlution

Enter the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) and join in the celebration of its 2022 Living Treasure, Virgil
more »

Painted Reflections

Explore the designs painted on ancestral and contemporary Pueblo pottery by visiting Painted Reflections: Isomeric
more »

Western Eyes: 20th Century Art Here and Now

Exploring regional developments of modernism including American realism, Indigenous Modernism and Native American Art,
more »

Michael Naranjo Touching Beauty Exhibit

On display in the Bataan Building Atrium Gallery: Touching Beauty Now, sculpture by Santa Clara Pueblo’s Michael
more »