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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Delight in the Arts

This short film about arts and culture in New Mexico was created collaboratively with the National Endowment for the Arts in celebration of its 50th Anniversary.
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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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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

  • 9/14/2017 Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • 9/14/2017 Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • 9/15/2017 New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Board of Trustees
  • 9/15/2017 New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Board of Trustees
  • 9/21/2017 Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents

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

Sleeping During the Day

There is no shortage of photographs documenting the horrors of the Vietnam War. In fact, between military photographers
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I-Witness Culture: Frank Buffalo Hyde

Artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) believes it is the artist’s responsibility to represent the times
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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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The Buchsbaum Gallery of Southwestern Pottery

The Buchsbaum Gallery features each of the Pueblos of New Mexico and Arizona in a selection of pieces that represent
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