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 Summer 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

  • 12/4/2017 Cultural Properties Review Committee (CPRC)
  • 12/14/2017 Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center

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) will hold a public hearing on Friday, November 17, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. in Room 238, the Old Senate Chambers, of the Bataan Memorial Building, 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501. The purpose of the hearing is to receive oral and written comments on proposed rule repeals and on a proposed new rule.

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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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

New Mexico Colonial Home – Circa 1815

The Spanish colonial home (la casa) gives visitors an idea of what a home from the time around 1815 would have looked
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Voices of the Counterculture in the Southwest

At a time when concerts and gatherings on the West Coast gave birth to 1967’s infamous “Summer of
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Lloyd’s Treasure Chest

Folk Art is a treasure, and Lloyd’s Treasure Chest offers a participatory gallery experience highlighting the
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Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now

Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now, the main exhibition of the New Mexico History Museum, sweeps across more
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