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.
Find hours, admission prices, directions, and other visiting information for New Mexico's eight state-run museums and seven historic sites.
Arts and culture are big business in New Mexico. A recent study, commissioned by DCA, reveals an annual economic impact of $5.6 billion.
Use this guide to learn more about the unique and engaging exhibitions, events, and programs offered by our incredible state cultural institutions.
The publishing arm of the Department of Cultural Affairs produces high-quality, culturally significant books that showcase the Department's collections and exhibitions.
Upcoming Public Meetings
- 1/18/2018 New Mexico Arts Commission
Latest Press Releases
- 1/16/2018 Fall Symposium Planned for 100th Anniversary of Gustave Baumanns Arrival in New Mexico
- 1/15/2018 Frederick Hammersley Exhibition will Travel to New Mexico Museum of Art
- 1/14/2018 Popular Folk Art Flea Returns to Museum of International Folk Art
- 1/12/2018 Santa Fes Colorful Legacy: Celebrating 100+ Years of Art, Culture, and History
- 1/10/2018 Prepare for Leonardo da Vinci at the Museums $5 First Friday on February 2
Changes to Rules
The Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents (BOR) and the Department of Cultural Affairs held a public hearing on Friday, November 17, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. in Room 238, the Old Senate Chambers, of the Bataan Memorial Building, 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. The purpose of the hearing was to receive oral and written comments on proposed rule repeals and on a proposed new rule. The approved changes are linked below.
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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Featured DCA Exhibitions
Showcases some of the Museum’s most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first
Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción contains bultos, retablos, and crucifijos dating from the late 1700s
The first artwork ever to be displayed at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum belonged to Robert