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Here Now and Always promotional media with a ceramic storyteller figurine Here Now and Always promotional media with a micaceous pot from the exhibition
Explore

Explore

View online exhibitions and digital resources provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs' various museums, libraries, historic sites, and cultural institutions.
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Visit

Visit

Visiting information for New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions.
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Resources for Arts Community Affected by Wildfires

Resources for Arts Community Affected by Wildfires

New Mexico Arts has gathered some resources for members of the arts community affected by the wildfires in New Mexico. Please visit the website for a listing of resources.
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El Palacio

El Pal Online

El Palacio is a quarterly magazine which primarily serves the museums and historic sites of the Museum of New Mexico system. It is the oldest museum magazine of its kind, first published in 1913 by the Museum of New Mexico. Users can access and view magazine issues online dating back to 1913 when the magazine was first published.
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Tools for Families & Educators

Tools for Families & Educators

Check out resources and learning opportunities from all institutions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
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Invite a DCA Educator

Invite a DCA Educator

School teachers, homeschool instructors, afterschool clubs, and community organizations can schedule an online visit from an educator to discuss a variety of subjects related to the DCA.
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Public Meetings

  • 9/30/2022
    1:30 PM
    Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
    Sandia Mountain Natural History Center (see meeting notice for details)
  • 10/7/2022
    12:00 PM
    New Mexico State Library Commission
    Online via Zoom (see meeting notice for details)
  • 10/11/2022
    1:00 PM
    10/11/2022 New Mexico Music Commission Regular Meeting
  • 11/17/2022
    9:30 AM
    11/17/2022 New Mexico Arts Commission Regular Meeting
    Carlsbad, NM site TBD

  • The 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 Painted Reflections exhibition

    Painted Reflections

    Explore the designs painted on ancestral and contemporary Pueblo pottery by visiting Painted Reflections: Isomeric
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    A photo featuring items representing the Icons of Exploration exhibition

    Icons of Exploration

    Showcases some of the Museum’s most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first
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    A photo featuring items representing the The Palace Seen and Unseen: A Convergence of History and Archaeology  exhibition

    The Palace Seen and Unseen: A Convergence of History and Archaeology

    Reflecting current archaeological and historical perspectives, Palace Seen and Unseen draws from historic documents,
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    A photo featuring items representing the ReVOlution exhibition

    ReVOlution

    Enter the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) and join in the celebration of its 2022 Living Treasure, Virgil
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