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Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Historic pottery from the collection Students at the New Mexico Museum of Space History Education Program A photo of the Family Pass An artist from the International Folk Art Market A painting by one of New Mexico's Arts Award Winner The facade of the Santo Domingo Trading Post
Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Historic pottery from the collection Students at the New Mexico Museum of Space History Education Program A photo of the Family Pass An artist from the International Folk Art Market A painting by one of New Mexico's Arts Award Winner The facade of the Santo Domingo Trading Post

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.

2019 Summer Guide to Museums & Historic Sites

Use this guide to learn more about the unique and engaging exhibitions, events, and programs offered by our incredible state cultural institutions.
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Dinosaurs on exhibit at the Museum of Natural History and Science

Plan Your Visit

Find hours, admission prices, directions, and other visiting information for New Mexico's eight state-run museums and seven historic sites.
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A textile from the collection of the Museum of Internationa Folk Art

Culture's Economic Impact

Arts and culture are big business in New Mexico. A recent study, commissioned by DCA, reveals an annual economic impact of $5.6 billion.
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The splash page of the Dancing Shadows online exhibition

Explore Online

Online exhibitions and digital resources from the Department of Cultural Affairs, including online collections, databases, and educational materials.
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A book cover from the Museum of New Mexico Press

Museum of New Mexico Press

The publishing arm of the Department of Cultural Affairs produces high-quality, culturally significant books that showcase the Department's collections and exhibitions.
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A photo of the New Mexico Family Pass

New Mexico FamilyPass

The Department of Cultural Affairs’ FamilyPass, a partnership with local libraries throughout New Mexico, provides free admission to 15 state museums and historic sites.
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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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Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Mobile App

Where do you belong?
The Cultural Atlas of New Mexico leads you to historic and cultural places throughout the Land of Enchantment. Organized by region, proximity and interest, the Cultural Atlas will help you find where you belong.

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Featured DCA Exhibitions

Social & Sublime: Land, Place, and Art

Social & Sublime: Land, Place, and Art exemplifies how artists in the late 19th through the 20th century have
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Atomic Histories

The Atomic Histories exhibit explores the most famous events, sometimes little known stories, and inventions born here
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Community through Making From Peru to New Mexico

Community through Making brings together local and Peruvian artists to explore how art shapes healthy and vibrant
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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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