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First Fridays: Demystifying the Art Museum

For our July First Friday evening at the New Mexico Museum of Art, we are inviting everyone who would like to learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of your museum experience. We understand that, for many, art museums can be unfamiliar experiences, so our program this Friday will be focused on Demystifying the...

Art Explored! Story Time at the Museum Library

Join us this summer for a new program called Art Explored! Story Time at the New Mexico Museum of Art Library. Every Tuesday at 11 AM in June and July, children and their caregivers are invited to take a break in the cool recesses of the Museum Library to listen to a volunteer read from...

Art Walking Tours

May through November the New Mexico Museum of Art invites you to join us on one of our weekly Art Walking Tours of Santa Fe (weather permitting). Led by a docent, the tour highlights the art and architectural history of downtown Santa Fe. Tours leave at 10 AM on Fridays from the steps of the Museum Gift Shop. June through...

Community Day Celebration & Youth Open Mic

Join us for a full day of events including a panel discussion with Poetic Justice artists Judith F. Baca, Mildred Howard, and Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith, poetry readings by exhibition poets at 10:30 AM, a Youth Open Mic of original written work from 1-3 PM and a Library & Archives Open House featuring materials related to the...

Sight and Sound!: DJ Raashan Ahmad

Raashan Ahmad curates (and films) a DJ set in response to the Poetic Justice exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Come hear how he translates visual art into a sonic landscape of different genres and moods. Get immersed and stimulate your visual and audio senses! Admission to the galleries is FREE for everyone from...

A Day of Discussion, Art and Poetry Dedicated to Poetic Justice

The expression “poetic justice” describes the outcome of righting moral wrongs in a satisfying and ironically appropriate manner. Works by artists Judith F. Baca, Mildred Howard and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith in the New Mexico Museum of Art’s Poetic Justice exhibit render that concept with memory, history and emotion. Visitors have a special opportunity to hear from all three of these important artists as...

ArtWorks Year End Celebration

SANTA FE, NM – Art has the power to transcend many challenges, even a pandemic. The Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools (Partners) and the New Mexico Museum of Art (NMMA) are celebrating that power with an exhibit of student artwork and poetry created during this school year. The exhibit, “ArtWorks...

Revisiting the Dust Bowl: Alexandre Hogue's Erosion Series with Dr. Mark White

In the 1930s, artist Alexandre Hogue earned national attention for his Erosion series, a striking series of paintings and drawings decrying poor farming practices in America’s heartland. In honor of Earth Day 2022, Dr. Mark White, Executive Director of the New Mexico Museum of Art, will discuss Hogue’s condemnation of the environmental abuses that led to the...

Western Eyes with Christian Waguespack

Join Curator of 20th Century Art, Christian Waguespack, for a talk on the exhibition Western Eyes: 20th Century Art Here and Now. This exhibition illustrates how the museum’s collection is representative of these significant art historical moments in regional developments in modernism and how the modern artists of New Mexico have always engaged with significant...

The Early Photographs of Ansel Adams with Dr. Rebecca Senf

  Ansel Adams is internationally recognized for his iconic photographs of the American West and his environmental activism. In this lecture, Rebecca Senf talks about Adams’s early years as a photographer as he worked to support his family, develop his technical expertise, and discover his unique artistic voice. This program is presented in conjunction with...