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

Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art

Sponge Bob Square Pants, Pac Man, and Curious George, all sporting a particularly Native American twist, are just a few
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Jody Naranjo: Revealing Joy

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture will host a solo exhibition featuring the work of current Living Treasure,
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Lloyd’s Treasure Chest

Folk Art is a treasure, and Lloyd’s Treasure Chest offers a participatory gallery experience highlighting the
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Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum

Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now examines the many ways artists have used drawing as a means of
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