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Jul 23

Crash Course: How to Take an Oral History

10 AM to 12 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Join historian Jon Hunner, interim director of the New Mexico History Museum, and curator Meredith Davidson for an exclusive workshop on gathering and archiving oral histories. This free, introductory course will be offered twice, from 10 am to noon on Wednesday, July 23, in the Meem Community Room. The class will be repeated from 1 to 3 pm on Thursday, Aug. 14, in the History Museum classroom.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to Tomas Jaehn at tomas.jaehn@state.nm.us to reserve a seat.

Jul 25

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Jul 28

The Life and Misfortunes of Tom Horn A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Join Larry D. Ball as he discusses Tom Horn, a legendary lawman, soldier, hired gunman, detective, outlaw and assassin, who has fascinated Americans since his death by hanging before his 43rd birthday. Ball is a professor emeritus at Arkansas State University and author of Tom Horn in Life and Legend (University of Oklahoma Press, 2014).

The Brainpower & Brownbags Lectures are free and open to the public. Enter the Meem Community Room through the museum's Washington Avenue doors.

Jul 30

World War I and New Mexico A special noon lecture and remembrance

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

After Pancho Villa’s March 9, 1916, attack on Columbus, NM, Gen. John J. Pershing launched a Punitive Expedition with one goal: Get Villa. Given his failure to do so, Pershing’s effort could easily be chalked up as a military failure. But its long-term impact was significant. The surge into Mexico provided valuable training for Pershing and for New Mexico troops who would all too soon enter World War I.

As centenary commemorations for “The Great War” begin across the globe, the History Museum’s interim director, Jon Hunner, will speak on “World War I and New Mexico” at noon on Wednesday, July 30. This free lecture will be in the Meem Community Room; enter through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

Jul 31

Journey to Places of Devotion with the Palace Guard A Painting the Divine event

12 / New Mexico History Museum

Join curator Josef Díaz and guides Rosa Carlson and Nancy Benkof for a special day exploring the devotional art and places of worship in the Española Valley, a special event for Palace Guard members in conjunction with the exhibit Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World.

Meet in Santa Fe and travel by bus to the Ron Robles-designed home and studio of artist Paul Pletka, who will show his ethnographic collection and talk about the artistic process. Then head north to the historic Santa Cruz de la Cañada Church, where santero Victor Goler will talk about the Stations of the Cross he created for the nave. Visit a morada and enjoy a vegetarian lunch at the Sikh farm community. End the day at La Capilla de la Sagrada Familia near San Ildefonso Pueblo, one of the most photographed small churches in northern New Mexico and generally closed to the public.

$63 for Palace Guard members. Make a reservation beginning July 1 by calling 505-992-2715, ext. 4. Join the Palace Guard by calling 505-982-6366, ext. 102.

Aug 1

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Aug 1

Print to Painting in New Spain A Free First Friday Gallery Talk

6 to 6:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

How did artists in Spain's farflung colonies draw inspiration for the lavishly detailed artwork on display in Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World? Secular and sacred engravings were sent to New World colonies like Santa Fe, and inventories made in the viceroyalties confirm that these European prints were displayed in churches and private homes. Local artists based their own work on them, helping to create a unique regional aesthetic. Meet curator Josef Díaz in the Painting the Divine gallery, where he will show how the art evolved. 

Free museum admission to everyone from 5 to 8 pm.

Aug 3

A musical performance by Schola Cantorum Santa Fe A Painting the Divine event

2 to 3:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Back by popular demand, one of the History Museum's favorite groups, Schola Cantorum Santa Fe, performs "Echoes of Mary," seldom-heard sacred music dedicated to Mary from the cathedrals of Mexico City and Cuba to the capillas of northern New Mexico. Part of the programming series for Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World. Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents and children 16 and under are free daily.

Aug 6

Conversation on Collaboration

6:30 to 7:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Artist Judy Chicago and photographer Donald Woodman are married and work both individually and in partnership. Join them, along with Merry Scully and Mary Anne Redding, the curators of two exhibits, Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico, 1984-2014 (New Mexico Museum of Art) and Donald Woodman: Transformed by New Mexico (New Mexico History Museum), for a conversation on the triumphs and challenges of both approaches.

Note: This FREE event will be in the Museum of Art's St. Francis Auditorium. 

Aug 8

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Aug 8

Pinhole to Pixel A lecture in support of the exhibit Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography

6 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

California pinhole artist Peggy Ann Jones speaks in the History Museum auditorium on "Pinhole to Pixel" and what happens to the creative potential of photography when the artist designs and constructs the camera. Basic concepts of the photographic process led Jones to visually comment on principles of photography and traditionally accepted modes of photographic production. Her photos and cameras are included in Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography. Free.

Aug 14

Crash Course: How to Take an Oral History

1 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Join historian Jon Hunner, interim director of the New Mexico History Museum, and curator Meredith Davidson for an exclusive workshop on gathering and archiving oral histories. This free, introductory course will be offered twice, from 10 am to noon on Wednesday, July 23, in the Meem Community Room. The class will be repeated from 1 to 3 pm on Thursday, Aug. 14, in the History Museum classroom.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to Tomas Jaehn at tomas.jaehn@state.nm.us to reserve a seat.

Aug 15

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Aug 21

The Civil War in New Mexico: The War for the Southwest A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Georgetown University doctoral student Oliver Horn speaks on "The Civil War in New Mexico: The War for the Southwest" on Thursday, Aug. 21. The Brainpower & Brownbags Lectures are free and open to the public. Enter the Meem Community Room through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

Aug 22

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Aug 23

Portal Artisans Celebration

10 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Take a break during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market to enjoy the Palace Portal Artisans’ Celebration in the shady Palace Courtyard. From 10 am—5 pm, portal artisans will offer music, hand-crafted art, raffles, a Native specialties food booth, and traditional Indian dances. The event is free.

Aug 24

Portal Artisans Celebration

10 AM to 5 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Take a break during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market to enjoy the Palace Portal Artisans’ Celebration in the shady Palace Courtyard. From 10 am—5 pm, portal artisans will offer music, hand-crafted art, raffles, a Native specialties food booth, and traditional Indian dances. The event is free.

Aug 29

Museum closes at 5 pm today

5 / New Mexico History Museum

In honor of the Santa Fe Fiestas and tonight's burning of Zozobra, we'll close the museum at 5 pm. Join us next week for Free Friday Night, 5-8 pm.

Aug 29

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Sep 3

A Palace in Need of Repair: 1660-1720 The Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture

6 to 7:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

The Palace of the Governors, begun in 1609, remains the nation’s oldest continuously occupied government building. But before and especially after the 1680 Pueblo Revolt and 1693 Reconquest, one of the most common complaints found in early descriptions of it came down to four important words: “In need of repair.” Over and over, the phrase is found in the historical record. For the museum’s annual Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture, noted archaeologist Cordelia “Dedie” Thomas Snow pulls together the various citations of that phrase to imagine how the Palace looked and what life in Santa Fe was like.

"A Palace in Need of Repair: 1660-1720" is at 6 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 3 in the History Museum auditorium. Admission is $5 at the door; free to members of the Palace Guard. Seating is limited.

Sep 5

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Sep 5

Mirror of Time: Cased Portraits from the Dawn of Photography A Free First Friday Gallery Talk

6 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

From 1839 into the 1860s, people held their loved ones’ images as daguerreotypes or ambrotypes tucked into hinged cases. The cases protected the images from exposure to the ravages of air—but that also bars them from public display. Toxic to produce, they are increasingly difficult to find, but the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives owns several hundred. Join Photo Archivist Daniel Kosharek for "Mirror of Time: Cased Portraits from the Dawn of Photography," as he pulls a few from storage for this special one-time viewing in the museum lobby.

Free museum admission to everyone from 5 to 8 pm.

Sep 10

Edmund G. Ross: A Profile in Courage A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

By the time he became the New Mexico Territory’s 13th governor, Edmund G. Ross had played a key roles as an abolitionist, journalist and Union officer. Join Richard Ruddy as he talks about Ross, the subject of his award-winning biography, Edmund G. Ross: Soldier, Senator, Abolitionist (University of New Mexico Press, 2013).

The Brainpower & Brownbags Lectures are free and open to the public. Enter the Meem Community Room through the museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

Sep 12

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.

Sep 19

Free Friday Nights Go Weekly

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Free admission from 5 to 8 pm every Friday, May through October. Come enjoy the exhibits, special events, and head out to dinner with the money you saved.