2019 Summer Guide to Museums & Historic Sites | New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
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Mid-Century Santa Fe

The Mid-Century Santa Fe collaboration honors Santa Fe’s modern art and design icons Alexander Girard, Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), and Georgia O’Keeffe. The partnership between the Museum of International Folk Art, The Institute of American Indian Arts and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum explores the artists’ lives and influence through exhibitions and community engagement.
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Qué Chola: Celebrating Strength, Power, and Resilience

Qué Chola is an exhibition at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum in Albuquerque that features Cholas and homegirls in art and pop culture and celebrates the Chola as a symbol of strength, power, and resilience in the face of racial, gender, and economic adversity.
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The Great Unknown: Artists at Glen Canyon and Lake Powell

This is the story of a place — a place where millions of years of the Earth’s development are openly revealed and where the hopes and aspirations of the human race have been inscribed for centuries. The place now known as Glen Canyon on the Colorado River has inspired artists since the time of its first human inhabitants.
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Apollo’s Golden Anniversary

In the era of Apollo Moon missions, the design of everything was critical. From the aerodynamic lines of the Command Module to the unwieldy looking, lanky legs of the Lunar Module, every form derived from a function.
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Saddle Makers of the Southwest

Inside the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s towering Horse & Cattle Barn on the southern edge of the 47-acre campus in Las Cruces is an exhibit that gives visitors a look at the importance and art of saddle making. Saddle Makers of the Southwest features a leather-stamping activity for children, dozens of tools, and saddles in various stages of creation.
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Los Luceros Designated New Mexico’s Newest Historic Site

After years of questions about the future of Los Luceros, which even included the possibility of selling it, awareness is growing about the cultural and historical significance of the idyllic 148-acre ranch north of Española, along the Rio Grande near the village of Alcalde.
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Featured DCA Exhibitions

A photo featuring items representing the Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia exhibition

Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia

Dress helps us fashion identity, history, community, and place. Dress has been harnessed as a metaphor for both
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A photo featuring items representing the Early Agriculture exhibition

Early Agriculture

People have been growing food in what is now New Mexico for 4,000
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A photo featuring items representing the Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery exhibition

Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture debuts a traveling exhibition that features more than 100 historic and contemporary
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A photo featuring items representing the Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan exhibition

Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan

Vivid in Japanese art and imagination are creatures that are at once ghastly and comical. Yōkai is a catchall word
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