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CLOSURE UPDATE

In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has closed its museums and historic sites to the public until further notice. The safety and well-being of our employees and visitors is the DCA’s foremost concern. We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding. Please continue to visit this website for updates and to explore virtual visits, programs, and educational opportunities.

New Mexico Traditions

New Mexico Traditions

The state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions of the Department of Cultural Affairs present New Mexico Traditions, offering events, resources, and other programming in celebration of the winter season across the Land of Enchantment.
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Wonders on Wheels

Wonders on Wheels

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.
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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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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 Virtually

Visit Virtually

Virtually visit your favorite New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs museum, historic site, and cultural institutions from your computer or mobile device.
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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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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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Library Resources

Library Resources

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 reference@state.nm.us or 505-476-9700.
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Our Fair New Mexico - A Virtual Concert Series

Our Fair New Mexico - A Virtual Concert Series

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.
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Public Meetings

  • 1/21/2021
    1:30 PM
    Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
    Online via Zoom (see announcement for details)
  • 1/21/2021
    10:30am
    Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
    Online via Zoom (see announcement for details)
  • 1/21/2021
    9:30am
    New Mexico Arts Commission
    Online via Zoom (see announcement for details)
  • 1/22/2021
    1:00 PM
    Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
    Online via Zoom (see announcement for details)

  • 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.

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    Featured DCA Exhibitions

    Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy

    Will Rogers noted that Fred Harvey “kept the West in food—and wives.” But the company’s Harvey
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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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    The Massacre of Don Pedro Villasur

    This exhibition features 23 original graphic history art works by Santa Fe-based artist Turner Avery Mark-Jacobs. This
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    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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