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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Shakespeare's First Folio Comes to New Mexico

The New Mexico Museum of Art will be the only New Mexico venue for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library.
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Upcoming Public Meetings

  • 2/11/2016 Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • 2/12/2016 Cultural Properties Review Committee (CPRC)
  • 2/12/2016 Cultural Properties Review Committee (CPRC)
  • 2/25/2016 New Mexico Arts Commission
  • 3/8/2016 New Mexico Music Commission

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 Naturalist Center

The Naturalist Center is a hands-on educational exhibition where visitors of all ages can learn about the natural world of New Mexico.
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Along the Pecos:A Photographic and Sound Collage

Along the Pecos, a collage of photographs and sounds on the second floor of the New Mexico History Museum was developed by photographer Jennifer Schlesinger and the late composer Steven M. Miller.
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Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

A visitor favorite, Multiple Visions: A Common Bond, features some of the more than 100,000 objects gifted to the museum by Alexander Girard.
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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 consists of large space-related artifacts documenting mankinds exploration of space.
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