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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

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) seeks an exceptional individual to fill the position of Executive Director of the Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS).This position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin on October 4, 2023. Download Application Instructions

New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs FY25 Strategic Plan

New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs FY25 Strategic Plan

The 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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Visit

Visit

Visiting information for New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions.
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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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El Pal Online

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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New Mexico CulturePass

New Mexico CulturePass

From Native artifacts to space exploration, world-class folk art to awesome dinosaurs, the essence of New Mexico is celebrated every day at our popular attractions. New Mexico CulturePass opens the doors to them all—the state's entire family of museums and historic sites.
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Public Meetings

  • 10/10/2023
    1:00 PM
    10/10/2023 New Mexico Music Commission Regular Meeting
    Zoom (see meeting notice for details)
  • 11/16/2023
    9:30 AM
    11/16/2023 New Mexico Arts Commission Annual Meeting
    Hybrid--physical location TBD
  • 11/16/2023
    10:00 AM
    Board of the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
    Education Classroom at NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces, NM

  • 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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    An animated image of a cell phone showing various topics presented in the Encounter Culture podcast

    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 Here, Now and Always exhibition

    Here, Now and Always

    The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture invites you to visit its brand new permanent exhibition, Here, Now and Always,
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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 Between the Lines: Prison Art & Advocacy | A Community Conversation exhibition

    Between the Lines: Prison Art & Advocacy | A Community Conversation

    Along with exploring exhibition themes, aesthetics, materials and artists, visitors will have the opportunity to
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    A photo featuring items representing the Shadow and Light  exhibition

    Shadow and Light

    Shadow and Light, the inaugural exhibition at the Vladem Contemporary plays upon the famed New Mexico light which is
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