RE-OPENING UPDATE 8/28/20
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs looks forward to welcoming the public back to our museums and historic sites in the near future! Please check this website often for an announcement regarding our reopening plans, and to continue exploring our online programs. In the meantime, we are working diligently to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff by preparing our facilities. We will see you soon!
One of the best ways to ensure all communities in New Mexico are treated fairly in the distribution of public goods and services is to ensure they are equally represented. This starts with ensuring all New Mexicans are counted by responding to the 2020 Census. It’s not too late.
Wonders on Wheels is the mobile museum program of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. This retrofitted RV travels across the state and features 300 square feet of arts, culture, history, and science exhibits as well as curriculum-based programming.
View online exhibitions and digital resources provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs' various museums, libraries, historic sites, and cultural institutions.
Virtually visit your favorite New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs museum, historic site, and cultural institutions from your computer or mobile device.
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.
The New Mexico State Library offers many online resources. We provide reference service by telephone and email as well as our state-wide interlibrary loan services. Books by Mail and the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled are also available for service. Please contact library staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-476-9700.
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, presents “Our Fair New Mexico,” a virtual concert series featuring musicians living in New Mexico. The department and our divisions are pleased to bring the musical sounds of New Mexico through social media.
Latest Press Releases
- 9/18/2020 National Book Festival 2020
- 9/14/2020 State Library Bookmobiles are Back on the Road
- 9/10/2020 Click Here: Tribute to a Bestselling Novelist, Musical Concert Celebration, Virtual Harvest Festival, and More
- 9/2/2020 New Mexico Historic Sites Receives Save Americas Treasures Grant for Preservation Projects at Los Luceros
- 8/26/2020 Historic hearse delivered to Farm & Ranch Museum
See all DCA news in the DCA Media Center
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs preserves, fosters, and interprets New Mexico’s diverse cultural heritage and expression for present and future generations, enhancing the quality of life and economic well-being of the state.
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