Programs & Services
Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Historic pottery from the collection Students at the New Mexico Museum of Space History Education Program A photo from the cover of the Guide A photo of the Family Pass An artist from the International Folk Art Market A painting by one of New Mexico's Arts Award Winner The facade of the Santo Domingo Trading Post
Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Historic pottery from the collection Students at the New Mexico Museum of Space History Education Program A photo from the cover of the Guide A photo of the Family Pass An artist from the International Folk Art Market A painting by one of New Mexico's Arts Award Winner 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.

2019 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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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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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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Public Comment for the Vladem Contemporary Museum Design

Public comment will be taken through July 9, 2019. The manner in which comment can be received is provided below.

Please take the survey for comment on the Vladem Contemporary Design by using the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RCFPC3P. If you would prefer to email or have additional comment please send your comment on the proposed museum design to public.comments@state.nm.us and note the subject as Vladem Contemporary. To mail comment regarding the design please mail your comments to:

Department of Cultural Affairs
RE: Vladem Contemporary
Bataan Memorial Building
407 Galisteo Street, Suite 260
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Upcoming Public Meetings

  • 5/31/2019 Board of Directors for the NMFRHM
  • 6/6/2019 Arts Commission - Regular Meeting
  • 6/7/2019 Cultural Properties Review Committee (CPRC)
  • 6/11/2019 New Mexico Music Commission
  • 6/13/2019 Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center

4.51.57 NMAC, Governance of the Portal Program at the Palace of the Governors State History Museum

Below, please find links to the rulemaking record as of 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

The Cowboy Way: Drawings by Robert ’Shoofly’ Shufelt

The first artwork ever to be displayed at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum belonged to Robert
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Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe

Alexander Girard was one of the most influential interior and textile designers of the 20th century. Alexander Girard:
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Social & Sublime: Land, Place, and Art

Social & Sublime: Land, Place, and Art exemplifies how artists in the late 19th through the 20th century have
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Community through Making From Peru to New Mexico

Community through Making brings together local and Peruvian artists to explore how art shapes healthy and vibrant
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