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Cultural Atlas of New Mexico A photo from the cover of the Summer Guide Historic pottery from the collection A photo of the Family Pass An artist from the International Folk Art Market The facade of the Santo Domingo Trading Post
Cultural Atlas of New Mexico A photo from the cover of the Summer Guide Historic pottery from the collection A photo of the Family Pass An artist from the International Folk Art Market 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.

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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2018 Summer 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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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

  • 10/26/2018 Board of Directors of the NMMSH Governors Commission
  • 11/6/2018 New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Board of Trustees
  • 11/8/2018 Arts Commisstion - Annual Meeting
  • 11/13/2018 New Mexico Music Commission
  • 11/15/2018 Board of Directors of the NMMSH-ISHF

SECOND NOTICE OF EXTENSION OF WRITTEN COMMENT DEADLINE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents and the Department of Cultural Affairs are extending the deadline for submitting written comments on the proposed repeal and replacement of 4.51.57 NMAC, Governance of the Portal Program at the Palace of the Governors State History Museum, until Thursday, 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

Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM

Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM examines race and identity in New Mexico and is a space
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The Land that Enchants Me So: Picturing Popular Songs of New Mexico

Before radio and television, when making music at home was the evening’s entertainment and playing the piano was
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Atomic Histories

The Atomic Histories exhibit explores the most famous events, sometimes little known stories, and inventions born here
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Joe Pfeiffer: My Long Journey

Artist Jacob Pfeiffer’s long journey covers 80-plus years and two continents. During the course of his amazing
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