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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Upcoming Public Meetings

  • 7/9/2015 Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • 7/10/2015 New Mexico State Library Commission
  • 7/14/2015 New Mexico Music Commission
  • 7/16/2015 Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
  • 7/17/2015 New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Board of Trustees

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

Material Matters : Selections from the Joann and Gifford Phillips Gift

Features artworks created during eras of significant growth and change within their respective contemporary art scenes -- California from the 1950 -1980s and New Mexico from the 1980s.
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Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World

Painting the Divine includes works from three colonial capitals that reveal how faith sustained Spanish colonists in harsh and remote frontiers and how their religious art evolved.
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Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley presents 32 works of art spanning the artist's career, including paintings, mixed media works, and bronze sculptures.
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Ronald Kil: Spanning the Range

Combine artistic talent, knowledge of the history of the American West, experience as a cowboy, and some old-fashioned work ethic, and the result is an amazing collection of paintings that fit right in at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum.
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