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.
Find hours, admission prices, directions, and other visiting information for New Mexico's eight state-run museums and seven historic sites.
Arts and culture are big business in New Mexico. A recent study, commissioned by DCA, reveals an annual economic impact of $5.6 billion.
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.
The publishing arm of the Department of Cultural Affairs produces high-quality, culturally significant books that showcase the Department's collections and exhibitions.
Upcoming Public Meetings
- 4/5/2017 Cultural Properties Review Committee (CPRC)
- 4/7/2017 New Mexico State Library Commission
- 4/28/2017 Board of Directors of the NMMSH -Governor's Commission
- 5/4/2017 Arts Commission - Planning and Budget Committee Meeting
- 5/9/2017 New Mexico Music Commission
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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 process of extracting dinosaur fossils from the rock matrix that has encased them for millions of years is featured in the FossilWorks exhibit at the Museum.
No Idle Hands examines a style of woodworking from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that made use of discarded cigar boxes and fruit crates notched and layered to make a variety of domestic objects.
The Naturalist Center is a hands-on educational exhibition where visitors of all ages can learn about the natural world of New Mexico.