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
- 7/8/2016 New Mexico State Library Commission
- 7/12/2016 New Mexico Music Commission
- 7/15/2016 New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Board of Trustees
- 7/21/2016 Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
- 7/29/2016 Board of Directors of the New Mexico Museum of Space History
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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
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Lloyd Henri New’s birth, A New Century: The Life and Legacy of Cherokee Artist and Educator Lloyd “Kiva” New is a mesmerizing look into a storied life.
Responding to a unique cultural icon in photographs, paintings, sculptures, and videos, this exhibition demonstrates the importance of lowriders as a rich subject for artistic inspiration. The artists in Con Cariño explore issues of family, gender, religion, and community, some coming to lowriders as outsiders and others using lowriders to explore their own heritage and traditions.
The Spanish colonial home (la casa) gives visitors an idea of what a home from the time around 1815 would have looked like.