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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
Plan your visit

Plan your visit

New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs has museums, historic sites, an cultural institutions across the state. Encounter Culture with us!
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New Mexico CulturePass

New Mexico CulturePass

New Mexico CulturePass opens the doors to the state's entire family of museums and historic sites. From Native artifacts to space exploration, world-class folk art to dinosaur discoveries, historic stories to farm and ranch heritage, the essence of New Mexico is celebrated every day at our divisions.
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Poetry Contest

Poetry Contest

We're celebrating National Poetry Month with a statewide poetry contest for youth and adults! Let the artwork on display across the state inspire your poetry submission.
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Invite a DCA Educator

Invite a DCA Educator

Invite a DCA Educator to learn something new! School teachers, homeschool instructors, afterschool clubs, and community organizations are welcome to schedule an online visit from an expert DCA educator.
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Economic and Social Impact Study

Economic and Social Impact Study

Published December 14, 2023, Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) is a comprehensive economic and social impact study of New Mexico's nonprofit arts and culture industry.
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Strategic Plan FY25

Strategic Plan FY25

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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Public Meetings

  • 4/18/2024
    12:30 PM
    Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
    National Hispanic Cultural Center (see meeting notice for details)
  • 4/26/2024
    1:00 PM
    Cultural Properties Review Committee
    Historic Preservation Division Conference Room, Ste. 236, Bataan Memorial Building, 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (see meeting notice for details)
  • 5/2/2024
    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 (see meeting notice for details)
  • 5/16/2024
    1:00 PM
    New Mexico Arts Commission Planning & Budget Meeting
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  • 6/13/2024
    9:30 AM
    New Mexico Arts Commission Regular Meeting
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  • 7/9/2024
    1:00 PM
    New Mexico Music Commission Regular Meeting
    Zoom (see meeting notice for details)
  • 8/1/2024
    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 (see meeting notice for details)

  • 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 The First World War exhibition

    The First World War

    The First World War exhibition investigates the contributions of New Mexicans to the war, through letters,
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    A photo featuring items representing the New Mexico Colonial Home - Circa 1815 exhibition

    New Mexico Colonial Home - Circa 1815

    The Spanish colonial home (la casa) gives visitors an idea of what a home from the time around 1815 would have looked
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    A photo featuring items representing the The Santos of New Mexico exhibition

    The Santos of New Mexico

    As part of our Highlights from the Collection: The Larry and Alyce Frank Collection of Santos (saints), in the Palace
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    A photo featuring items representing the Silver and Stones: Collaborations in Southwest Jewelry exhibition

    Silver and Stones: Collaborations in Southwest Jewelry

    Currently on display in the New Mexico History Museum’s Palace of the Governors, is an unusual jewelry collection
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