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

  • 7/9/2015 Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • 7/10/2015 New Mexico State Library Commission
  • 7/14/2015 New Mexico Music Commission
  • 7/16/2015 Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
  • 7/17/2015 New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Board of Trustees

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

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley presents 32 works of art spanning the artist's career, including paintings, mixed media works, and bronze sculptures.
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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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Out of the Cabinet

A collaborative effort to show rarely seen specimens from the NM Museum of Natural History & Science, the Museum of Southwestern Biology, and the American International Rattlesnake Museum.
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Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography

In an age when every cell phone can take a respectable picture, cameras as low-tech as an oatmeal box still beguile a legion of practitioners, both artistic and documentarian.
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