Programs & Services

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs preserves, fosters, and interprets New Mexico’s diverse cultural heritage and expression for present and future generations, enhancing the quality of life and economic well-being of the state.

Plan Your Visit

Find hours, admission prices, directions, and other visiting information for New Mexico's eight state-run museums and seven historic sites.
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Culture's Economic Impact

Arts and culture are big business in New Mexico. A recent study, commissioned by DCA, reveals an annual economic impact of $5.6 billion.
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Explore Online

Online exhibitions and digital resources from the Department of Cultural Affairs, including online collections, databases, and educational materials.
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Upcoming Public Meetings

  • 05/07/15 New Mexico Arts Commission Planning and Budget Committee
  • 05/15/15 New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Board of Trustees
  • 05/21/15 Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
  • 05/22/15 Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum Board

New Mexico CulturePass

Your ticket to 15 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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Featured DCA Exhibitions

Pottery of the U.S. South: A Living Tradition

Pottery of the U.S. South: A Living Tradition presents traditional stoneware from North Carolina and northern Georgia—current works characterized by earthy local clays and surprising effects of wood firing.
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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 like.
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MARCO! Celebrating Nuestro Maestro José Marcos Garcia

This exhibition, MARCO! Celebrating the Legacy of Nuestro Maestro José Marcos Garcia, brings together over 100 works by the local artist who sold his art for years at the Albuquerque flea market and the Spanish Village at the State Fair.
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Focus on Photography

The New Mexico Museum of Art hosts a year-long cycle of photography exhibitions celebrating its rich collection of photographs and the key role the medium has played in shaping New Mexico.
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