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

  • 7/8/2016 New Mexico State Library Commission
  • 7/12/2016 New Mexico Music Commission
  • 7/15/2016 New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Board of Trustees
  • 7/21/2016 Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
  • 7/29/2016 Board of Directors of the New Mexico Museum of Space History

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

The Naturalist Center

The Naturalist Center is a hands-on educational exhibition where visitors of all ages can learn about the natural world of New Mexico.
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Finding a Contemporary Voice: the Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA

Finding a Contemporary Voice: the Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA includes work from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection by IAIA faculty and alumni from the 1960s to the present.
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The House on Mango Street: Artists Interpret Community

The House on Mango Street: Artists Interpret Community features art works inspired by the classic novel The House on Mango Street, first published in 1984 by award-winning author Sandra Cisneros.
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Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail

Explores Spanish heritage in the United States Southwest via the Old Spanish Trail, a route that linked the colonial outposts of New Mexico and California.
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