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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2017 Winter 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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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

  • 4/10/2018 New Mexico Music Commission
  • 4/13/2018 Cultural Properties Review Committee (CPRC)
  • 4/27/2018 Board of Directors of the NMMSH -Governor's Commission
  • 5/3/2018 Arts Commission - Planning and Budget Committee Meeting
  • 5/16/2018 Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents (BOR) and the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) are proposing to repeal 4.51.57 NMAC, which governs the portal artisans program of the New Mexico Palace of the Governors State History Museum (POG/NMHM), and replace it with a new 4.51.57 NMAC. The BOR and the DCA will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. in Room 238 of the Bataan Memorial Building (Old Senate Chambers), 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. The purpose of the hearing is to receive oral and written comments on the proposed rule repeals and on the proposed new rule. Full details are available in the files linked below.

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

A Place Like No Other: Two Views of the New Mexico Landscape (Governor’s Gallery)

Exhibition of the work of Sheldon Parsons and Eliot Porter in the Governor’s Gallery on the 4th floor of the
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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
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Shifting Light : Photographic Perspectives

Shifting Light offers a twenty-first century perspective on the museum’s long-term engagement with the popular
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Negotiate, Navigate, Innovate: Strategies Folk Artists Use in Today’s Global Marketplace

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