Marketing and Communications
Shelley Thompson, Director
Promoting the exhibitions, historic sites, events, and programming of the Department of Cultural Affairs.
These extensive, cutting-edge, and results-based efforts celebrate the art, history, and culture of New Mexico. This department heightens awareness, arouses enthusiasm, and inspires robust participation for New Mexicans, and people from all over the country and the world. In addition to traditional tools like press releases, press previews, and advertising, the bureau also employs television and radio appearances, social media, and produces a high-quality quarterly magazine, El Palacio, which has been spreading the news with the highest editorial and design standards about New Mexico’s art, culture, and history offerings for over 100 years. The El Palacio magazine website extends the availability of its content to a global audience.