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Current Exhibitions

Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts exhibition

The Governor’s Gallery on the 4th floor of the State Capitol is honoring the 2017 recipients of the New ...

On display through December 31, 2017, at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Stepping Out: 10,000 Years of Walking the West

Footwear is evocative. It tells us about belonging, love, and social aspiration, reflecting the lives of makers and ...

On display through September 03, 2018, at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

On the Wing The Avian Photography of Nirmala Khandan

Nirmala  Khandan began photographing birds in his native Sri Lanka before moving to Las Cruces 17 years ago. The ...

On display through December 03, 2017, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

Quilts of Southwest China

Chinese quilts have received little attention from scholars, collectors, or museums.  The examples featured here ...

On display through January 21, 2018, at the Museum of International Folk Art

The Piñata Exhibit (Sure to be a Smash Hit!)

The Piñata Exhibit (Sure to be a Smash Hit!) celebrates this popular art form with over 175 examples from ...

On display through March 18, 2018, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Marketplace in the Mark Naylor & Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience

The  Mark Naylor and Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience is an experimental gallery inside the Museum of International ...

On display through July 16, 2018, at the Museum of International Folk Art

Voices of the Counterculture in the Southwest

At a time when concerts and gatherings on the West Coast gave birth to 1967’s infamous “Summer of ...

On display through February 11, 2018, at the New Mexico History Museum

Jody Naranjo: Revealing Joy

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture will host a solo exhibition featuring the work of current Living Treasure, ...

On display through December 31, 2017, at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art

Tramp art is the product of industry, a style of woodworking from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that made use ...

On display through September 16, 2018, at the Museum of International Folk Art

¡Aquí Estamos: The Heart of Arte!

¡Aquí Estamos: The Heart of Arte! celebrates the NHCC Art Museum’s growing permanent collection ...

On display through December 31, 2018, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

I-Witness Culture: Frank Buffalo Hyde

Artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) believes it is the artist’s responsibility to represent the times ...

On display through January 07, 2018, at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Lloyd’s Treasure Chest

Folk Art is a treasure, and Lloyd’s Treasure Chest offers a participatory gallery experience highlighting the ...

On display through December 29, 2017, at the Museum of International Folk Art

New Mexico Colonial Home – Circa 1815

The Spanish colonial home (la casa) gives visitors an idea of what a home from the time around 1815 would have looked ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

Icons of Exploration

Showcases some of the Museum’s most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico Museum of Space History

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 ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

John P. Stapp Air & Space Park

Named after International Space Hall of Fame Inductee and aeromedical pioneer Dr. John P. Stapp, the Air and Space Park ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico Museum of Space History

Generations

The Museum’s first permanent exhibit takes visitors on an odyssey through 150 generations over 4,000 years of ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy

Will Rogers noted that Fred Harvey “kept the West in food—and wives.” But the company’s Harvey ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico History Museum

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond has been the destination for well over a million first-time and repeat visitors to the ...

On long-term display at the Museum of International Folk Art

Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time The archaeological and historic roots of America’s oldest capital city

Now 400 years old, Santa Fe was once an infant city on the remote frontier.  Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time, on ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico History Museum

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 ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico History Museum

Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción

Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción contains bultos, retablos, and crucifijos dating from the late 1700s ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico History Museum

Segesser Hide Paintings

Though the source of the Segesser Hide Paintings is obscure, their significance cannot be clearer: the hides are rare ...

On long-term display at the New Mexico History Museum

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 ...

On long-term display at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Here, Now and Always

Here, Now, and Always is a major exhibition based on eight years of collaboration among Native American elders, ...

On long-term display at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

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Featured DCA Exhibitions

Generations

The Museum’s first permanent exhibit takes visitors on an odyssey through 150 generations over 4,000 years of
more »

¡Aquí Estamos: The Heart of Arte!

¡Aquí Estamos: The Heart of Arte! celebrates the NHCC Art Museum’s growing permanent collection
more »

Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción

Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de Devoción contains bultos, retablos, and crucifijos dating from the late 1700s
more »

I-Witness Culture: Frank Buffalo Hyde

Artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) believes it is the artist’s responsibility to represent the times
more »