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Apr 23

Contemporary Pinhole Photography in the West and Southwest A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner speak on “Contemporary Pinhole Photography in the West and Southwest," part of the 2014 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series at noon on Wednesday, April 23, in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

Spencer and Renner created the Pinhole Resource Collection from their home in New Mexico’s Mimbres Valley. They guest-curated the exhibition Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography at the New Mexico History Museum, April 26, 2014–March 29, 2015, along with its accompanying book (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2014).

Apr 27

Exhibit opening: Pinhole Photography Lecture and book signing

1 to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Be among the first to see the stunning images in Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography and enjoy a lecture and book signing by guest curators Nancy Spencer and Eric Renner, "Passion, Light and Pinhole Photography," at 1 pm in the History Museum auditorium.Reception and book signing, 2 to 4 pm.

As an extra treat, the Palace Press will release its latest letterpress broadside, Jane Always Dreaded Flying Home, featuring a digitally printed pinhole photo by Gregg Kemp and the poem it inspired by Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis. April 27 is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, and you can watch as images are added to www.pinholeday.com.

Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

May 2

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.

May 2

Free First Friday Curator Talk

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Photo Archivist Daniel Kosharek, co-curator of the new exhibit Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography, leads a casual walk through the gallery at 6 pm. Enjoy the many images and inventive cameras and learn more about how this comparatively primitive process has delighted photographers for generations. The museum is free from 5 to 8 pm.

May 9

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.

May 16

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.

May 21

The Year 1855: Excitement in the Taos Plaza A Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

John Ramsay speaks on "The Year 1855: Excitement in the Taos Plaza," part of the 2014 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series at noon on Wednesday, May 21, in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

Ramsay, a retired Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher, is a longtime board member of the History Society of New Mexico.

May 23

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.

May 25

Come Out ad Play: Our Fifth Birthday Bash

1 to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Sunday, May 25, 2014, marks the fifth anniversary of the New Mexico History Museum. To celebrate, we’re highlighting toys from the permanent collection in our front window and hosting a community party. Grab the kids for games in the historic Palace Courtyard and a children's "tea party" inside the museum. Check out the front window for Toys and Games: A New Mexico Childhood, where curator Meredith Davidson will collect dolls, tin toys, games, marbles, tops, and more exploring how children played in the Territorial period and beyond.

May 30

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.

May 30

Santa Fe Poets 5 An event for Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography

6 to 7:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis hosts the fifth of six readings he has organized in and around Santa Fe. In honor of the ongoing exhibit, Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography, he brings together five notable poets for a free reading in the History Museum auditorium. Enjoy readings from Chee Brossy, Joan Logghe, Carol Moldaw, Henry Shukman, and Farren Stanley. (Davis’s tenure as Poet Laureate ends in June.) Free.

Jun 1

The Poetry of Light A writing workshop for Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography

1 to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Join Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis for "The Poetry of Light," a writing workshop based on Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography. Open to high schoolers and older, the session will bring participants into the exhibit gallery to study pinhole photographs and inhabit them imaginatively using a variety of approaches. Let language carry you toward and away from the images. Draft poems that engage what’s in front of you—and explore what isn’t there but is only suggested by these often mysterious photographs. Free; make a reservation by calling 505-476-5096.

Jun 6

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.

Jun 6

Free Friday Night cancelled

5 to 8 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Due to a private event, the museum will close at 5 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Jun 13

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.

Jun 13

Treasure from the Bog: The Faddan More Psalter The archaeology and conservation of a medieval manuscript

6 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

In the summer of 2006, a peat bog in County Tipperary, Ireland, yielded a rare medieval manuscript containing fragments of the Old Testament’s 150 psalms with illuminations and decorated letters. On Friday, June 13, at 6 pm, Irish scholar John Gillis tells of the discovery and difficult task of conserving the document, in “Treasures from the Bog: The Faddan More Psalter.” The lecture, hosted by the Press at the Palace of the Governors, is free in the History Museum auditorium.

Jun 14

Pinhole Photography—Projections, Contraptions, Thoughts and Afterthoughts An event for Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Photographer Scott McMahon speaks in the History Museum auditorium on “Pinhole Photography—Projections, Contraptions, Thoughts and Afterthoughts," an event in support of the exhibit Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography. McMahon, whose work is included in the exhibit, will talk about his exploration of pinhole photography and his interest in the ephemeral nature of things, their lack of permanence. Besides his work in pinhole photography, he’ll talk about building subject-specific cameras and how that informed his interest in linking two-dimensional images with sculpture and installation. Free with admission.

Jun 20

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.

Jun 27

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.

Jun 29

Exhibit Opening: Painting the Divine

1 to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World features 35 masterpieces from the museum's collections, combined with modern interpretations that, together, reveal a story of how faith unified Spanish colonists across harsh and remote frontiers. Be among the first to see this original exhibit, accompanied by Spanish classical guitar performed by AnnaMaria Cardinalli. Learn how art conservator Cynthia Lawrence brought the hidden beauty out of 12 of the paintings. Craft a take-home ramillete (paper flower).  Refreshments courtesy of the Women's Board of the Museum of New Mexico.

Free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents, children 16 and under free daily.

Learn more about the exhibit by clicking here: http://media.newmexicoculture.org/events.php?action=detail&eventID=1945.

Jul 4

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 11

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 12

Young Natives Arts & Crafts Sale A free, family event

9 AM to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the annual Young Natives Arts & Crafts Show. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors' Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the Palace Courtyard from 9 am to 3 pm, July 12 and 13. Free. 

Jul 13

Young Natives Arts & Crafts Sale A free, family event

9 AM to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the annual Young Natives Arts & Crafts Show. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors' Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the Palace Courtyard from 9 am to 3 pm, July 12 and 13. Free. 

Jul 18

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.