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Current Exhibitions

Palace Through Time

"Palace Through Time" explores the Palace of the Governors’ evolution, from its 17th-century construction to its ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico History Museum

Reflections on History

"Reflections on History" is an interactive exhibit at the New Mexico History Museum (April 16th - May 1st). Visitors ...

On display through May 15, 2025, at the New Mexico History Museum

The Art of Peter Aschwanden: For the Compleat Idiot

This quirky exhibit celebrates the man who brought humor and humanity to car repair manuals - Peter Aschwanden! "The ...

On display through May 04, 2025, at the New Mexico History Museum

Staff Picks: Favorites from the Collection

Staff Picks: Favorites from the Collection features objects that were selected by members of the Museum of ...

On display through August 18, 2024, at the Museum of International Folk Art

18 Miles and That’s As Far As It Got: The Lamy Branch of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad

Enjoy a captivating flashback as the New Mexico History Museum presents "18 Miles and That’s As Far As It Got: ...

On display through January 16, 2025, at the New Mexico History Museum

Shadow and Light

Shadow and Light, the inaugural exhibition at the Vladem Contemporary plays upon the famed New Mexico light which is ...

On display through April 28, 2024, at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Miguel Trujillo and the Pursuit of Native Voting Rights

The New Mexico History Museum is proud to present “Miguel Trujillo and the Pursuit of Native Voting ...

On display through May 26, 2024, at the New Mexico History Museum

EnchantOrama! New Mexico Magazine Celebrates 100 NMHM Herzstein Gallery

The New Mexico History Museum, with support from New Mexico Magazine, proudly presents EnchantOrama! New Mexico ...

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

The Santos of New Mexico

As part of our Highlights from the Collection: The Larry and Alyce Frank Collection of Santos (saints), in the Palace ...

On display through April 03, 2025, at the New Mexico History Museum

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 ...

On display through April 01, 2025, at the New Mexico History Museum

La Cartonería Mexicana / The Mexican Art of Paper and Paste

Mexican cartonería is an artform that expresses human imagination, emotion, and tradition using the ...

On display through November 03, 2024, at the Museum of International Folk Art

Here, Now and Always Opening July 2, 3, 2022

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture invites you to visit its brand new permanent exhibition, Here, Now and Always, ...

On display through July 02, 2028, at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

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

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 long-term display at the New Mexico History Museum

Working on the Railroad

Working on the Railroad pays tribute to the people who moved the rail industry throughout New Mexico. Using nearly ...

On display through October 18, 2026, at the New Mexico History Museum

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 opened 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

Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, in the New Mexico History Museum’s main exhibit, ...

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

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, 2026, 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

Segesser Hide Paintings

Though the source of the Segesser Hide Paintings is obscure, their significance cannot be clearer: the hides are rare ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico History Museum

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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 Staff Picks: Favorites from the Collection exhibition

Staff Picks: Favorites from the Collection

Staff Picks: Favorites from the Collection features objects that were selected by members of the Museum of
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A photo featuring items representing the Here, Now and Always exhibition

Here, Now and Always

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture invites you to visit its brand new permanent exhibition, Here, Now and Always,
more »

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
more »

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, in the New Mexico History Museum’s main exhibit,
more »