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A traditional Pueblo ceramic storyteller figurine representing a Pueblo woman holding six children featured in the exhibition Here Now and Always A richly-colored, brown and black, wide-bodied, narrowed-mouthed micaceous pot from the exhibition Here, Now and Always
A traditional Pueblo ceramic storyteller figurine representing a Pueblo woman holding six children featured in the exhibition Here Now and Always A richly-colored, brown and black, wide-bodied, narrowed-mouthed micaceous pot from the exhibition Here, Now and Always
Plan your visit

Plan your visit

New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs has museums, historic sites, an cultural institutions across the state. Encounter Culture with us!
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Economic and Social Impact Study

Economic and Social Impact Study

Published December 14, 2023, Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) is a comprehensive economic and social impact study of New Mexico's nonprofit arts and culture industry.
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New Mexico Traditions

New Mexico Traditions

Embrace the warmth of our cultures at our statewide seasonal events!
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Invite a DCA Educator

Invite a DCA Educator

Invite a DCA Educator to learn something new! School teachers, homeschool instructors, afterschool clubs, and community organizations are welcome to schedule an online visit from an expert DCA educator.
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New Mexico CulturePass

New Mexico CulturePass

New Mexico CulturePass opens the doors to the state's entire family of museums and historic sites. From Native artifacts to space exploration, world-class folk art to ancient dinosaurs, the essence of New Mexico is celebrated every day at our divisions.
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Strategic Plan FY25

Strategic Plan FY25

New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs fiscal year 2025 strategic plan documents the efforts of the department to bolster Governor Lujan Grisham’s statewide agenda through a cultural lens.
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Public Meetings

  • 4/9/2024
    1:00 PM
    New Mexico Music Commission Regular Meeting
    Zoom (see meeting notice for details)
  • 5/16/2024
    1:00 PM
    New Mexico Arts Commission Planning & Budget Meeting
    Zoom
  • 6/13/2024
    9:30 AM
    New Mexico Arts Commission Regular Meeting
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  • 7/9/2024
    1:00 PM
    New Mexico Music Commission Regular Meeting
    Zoom (see meeting notice for details)
  • 8/15/2024
    9:30 AM
    New Mexico Arts Commission Regular Meeting
    TBD
  • 10/8/2024
    1:00 PM
    New Mexico Music Commission Regular Meeting
    Zoom (see meeting notice for details)
  • 11/7/2024
    9:30 AM
    New Mexico Arts Commission Annual Meeting
    TBD

  • New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is building a more vibrant, resilient New Mexico by improving the quality of life, supporting a culturally rich education, strengthening the creative economy, fostering a diversity of expression, and preserving our cultural resources.

    New Mexico CulturePass

    Your ticket to New Mexico's 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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    Encounter Culture

    Take a look inside the museums and historic sites of New Mexico without leaving home. Join host Charlotte Jusinski, and a variety of guest curators, artists, and exhibitors in exploring the art and culture of the state in Encounter Culture, a new podcast from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

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    Featured DCA Exhibitions

    A photo featuring items representing the Michael Naranjo Touching Beauty Exhibit exhibition

    Michael Naranjo Touching Beauty Exhibit

    On display in the Bataan Building Atrium Gallery: Touching Beauty Now, sculpture by Santa Clara Pueblo’s Michael
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    A photo featuring items representing the Ghhúunayúkata / To Keep Them Warm: The Alaska Native Parka exhibition

    Ghhúunayúkata / To Keep Them Warm: The Alaska Native Parka

    Ghhúunayúkata / To Keep Them Warm explores the art of the parka, a garment made for survival in the harsh
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    A photo featuring items representing the Protection: Adaptation and Resistance exhibition

    Protection: Adaptation and Resistance

    The traveling exhibition Protection: Adaptation and Resistance presents the work of more than 45 Alaska Native
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    A photo featuring items representing the EnchantOrama! New Mexico Magazine Celebrates 100 exhibition

    EnchantOrama! New Mexico Magazine Celebrates 100

    The New Mexico History Museum, with support from New Mexico Magazine, proudly presents EnchantOrama! New Mexico
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