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Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Historic pottery from the collection Students at the New Mexico Museum of Space History Education Program A photo of the Family Pass An artist from the International Folk Art Market A painting by one of New Mexico's Arts Award Winner The facade of the Santo Domingo Trading Post
Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Historic pottery from the collection Students at the New Mexico Museum of Space History Education Program A photo of the Family Pass An artist from the International Folk Art Market A painting by one of New Mexico's Arts Award Winner The facade of the Santo Domingo Trading Post

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.

2019 Winter Guide to Museums & Historic Sites

Use this guide to learn more about the unique and engaging exhibitions, events, and programs offered by our incredible state cultural institutions.
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Dinosaurs on exhibit at the Museum of Natural History and Science

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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A textile from the collection of the Museum of Internationa Folk Art

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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The splash page of the Dancing Shadows online exhibition

Explore Online

Online exhibitions and digital resources from the Department of Cultural Affairs, including online collections, databases, and educational materials.
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A book cover from the Museum of New Mexico Press

Museum of New Mexico Press

The publishing arm of the Department of Cultural Affairs produces high-quality, culturally significant books that showcase the Department's collections and exhibitions.
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A photo of the New Mexico Family Pass

New Mexico FamilyPass

The Department of Cultural Affairs’ FamilyPass, a partnership with local libraries throughout New Mexico, provides free admission to 15 state museums and historic sites.
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Upcoming Public Meetings

  • 3/5/2020 New Mexico Arts Commission
    Old Senate Chamber, #238, 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe
  • 3/18/2020 Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
    NHCC Salon Ortega, 1701 4th Street, SW, Albuquerque
  • 3/20/2020 Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
    Location TBD
  • 3/27/2020 Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
    2nd Floor Conference Room, 1801 Mountain Rd., NW, Albuquerque

See all Upcoming Board Meetngs


4.51.57 NMAC, Governance of the Portal Program at the Palace of the Governors State History Museum

Below, please find links to the rulemaking record as of November 1, 2018.

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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Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Mobile App

Where do you belong?
The Cultural Atlas of New Mexico leads you to historic and cultural places throughout the Land of Enchantment. Organized by region, proximity and interest, the Cultural Atlas will help you find where you belong.

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Featured DCA Exhibitions

Generations

The Museum’s first permanent exhibit takes visitors on an odyssey through 150 generations over 4,000 years of
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Here, Now and Always

Here, Now, and Always is a major exhibition based on eight years of collaboration among Native American elders,
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Icons of Exploration

Showcases some of the Museum’s most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first
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Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now

Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now, the main exhibition of the New Mexico History Museum, sweeps across more
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