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Aug 2

Santa Fe Opera Civil War Symposium

12 / New Mexico History Museum

Deepen your understanding of the Civil War and the Santa Fe Opera's world premiere with "Echoes from Cold Mountain: The Living Legacy of the American Civil War," a symposium featuring presentations from authors and scholars, including Harold Holzer, Hampton Sides, Kirk Ellis and Paul Hutton, along with music by Mark Gardner and Rex Rideout. Daily events in the History Museum auditorium. Tickets range from $25 to $85 (go to http://www.santafeopera.org/calendar/index.aspx?perfno=7593&mode=3&calmode=1&monthDropDown=2015%3a7&all=on for details).

Aug 2

CANCELLED--Gone with the Wind film screening

3 to 6 PM / New Mexico History Museum

This event has been cancelled, though it may be re-schedule for another date. Follow Scarlett O’Hara, a Southern belle, in the classic love story set in the turmoil of the Civil War, part of the museum's exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War. The screening will be held at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10.

Aug 4

The Civil War in the State Archives An exclusive event for Los Compadres and the Palace Guard

2 to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

State Historian Rick Hendricks leads a members-only tour of Civil War documents and ephemera at the State Records Center and Archives, including muster rolls and personal correspondence. Free to members of the Palace Guard and Los Compadres. Reserve a spot by calling 505-982-6366, ext. 4. Not a member? Join: http://www.museumfoundation.org/palace-guard. Reserve a spot by calling 505-982-7799, ext. 4. 

This event is part of the programming series for the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War, in collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera’s debut of Cold Mountain this August.

Aug 5

Women Marked for History—A New Mexico Historic Marker Project Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Rosanne and Phil Archuletta speak on “Women Marked for History—A New Mexico Historic Marker Project,” part of the 2015 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

Aug 7

Exhibit opening: Photography of Sam Adams

5 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Meet noted photographer Sam Adams at a Meem Community Room exhibit of his works between 1996 and 2005. Adams was one of the first donors to the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives' Photo Legacy Project, which aims to boost the holdings of contemporary photographers. In 2005, he won the New Mexico Council on Photography's Eliot Porter Award, and his work has been exhibited at regional museums.

Aug 7

Wars, Revolts, and Defining Collective Memory in the Context of the Great Pueblo Revolt An Adobe Summer event

6 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

The 1680 Pueblo Revolt converged on the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe. In commemoration and as part of the museum's Adobe Summer celebration, archaeologist and author Jason Shapiro speaks on “Wars, Revolts, and Defining Collective Memory in the Context of the Great Pueblo Revolt,” a free talk at 6 pm on Friday, Aug. 7. (Free museum admission for everyone from 5-8 pm.)

Aug 8

Never Before Seen Here: Baroque Stagecraft in the Spanish New World A Painting the Divine event

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Scholar and author James Middleton speaks on the first operas performed in the Americas, La Púrpura de la Rosa (1701) and La Parténope (1711). How were these productions staged and what fabulous new technology was used? A specialist in the material and social culture of Colonial Latin America, Middleton  brings old music-theater to life in the post-modern age. This event, part of Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World, is free and presented in the History Museum auditorium.

Aug 9

The Alvarado and Fred Harvey Hit the Silver Screen

2 to 3 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Film historian Jon Bowman speaks on "The Alvarado and Fred Harvey Hit the Silver Screen" in the History Museum auditorium. Part of the exhibit, Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, the lecture is free with admission; Sundays free to NM residents.

Aug 12

CreativeMornings Meets Summer of Color: Jeff Pappas on Action

9 to 10 AM / New Mexico History Museum

State Historic Preservation Officer Jeff Pappas explores the theme of “action” at a free CreativeMornings. Adobe buildings are always going up or coming down. Hear a 10-minute presentation on how preservation teams work to prevent the latter, with a focus on the Palace of the Governors. Do a little creative networking and enjoy pastries and coffee from the Santa Fe Baking Co.

Aug 13

The Sights and Sounds of the Inka Trail A Painting the Divine event

3 to 4:30 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Join distinguished conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya for a multimedia presentation about the music of South American regions connected by the great Inka Trail during the Spanish colonial era. "The Sights and Sounds of the Inka Trail" is part of the exhibition Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World and is presented for free in the History Museum auditorium. Doors open at 2:30 pm.

Harth-Bedoya is the music director of the Fort Worth Symphony and chief conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. He also conducts the world-premiere performances of Jennifer Higdon’s opera, Cold Mountain, at the Santa Fe Opera in August 2015. Harth-Bedoya is also the founder and artistic director of Caminos del Inka, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to performing and promoting the music of the Americas.

Aug 17

Native Cinema Showcase

7 to 9 PM / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the museum presents the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market. To see the full list of daily films and times, log onto www.AmericanIndian.si.edu.

Today's film: 7 pm, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Aug 18

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the museum presents the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market. To see the full list of daily films and times, log onto www.AmericanIndian.si.edu.

Today’s films:

1 pm, SWAIA’s Moving Image Classification X Feature Winners 2015 7 pm, Trick or Treaty

Aug 19

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the museum presents the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market. To see the full list of daily films and times, log onto www.AmericanIndian.si.edu.

Today’s films:

1pm, Shorts Program I

7 pm, My Legacy

Aug 20

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the museum presents the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market. To see the full list of daily films and times, log onto www.AmericanIndian.si.edu.

Today’s films: 

1 pm, Shorts Program II 3 pm, Shorts Program III 7 pm, Follow Me Home

Aug 21

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the museum presents the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market. To see the full list of daily films and times, log onto www.AmericanIndian.si.edu.

Today’s films:

1 pm, Best of Animation Shorts Celebration3 pm, NMAI “State of the Art” Symposium5 pm, NMAI Film Panel @MOCNA 8 pm, Chasing the Light

Aug 22

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the museum presents the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market. To see the full list of daily films and times, log onto www.AmericanIndian.si.edu.

Today’s films:

1 pm, Longhouse Media Retrospective

3 pm, Shorts Program IV

8 pm, The Book of Life, at the Railyard Park screen

 
Aug 22

Portal Artisans Celebration Free family fun

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 23

Native Cinema Showcase

12 / New Mexico History Museum

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the museum presents the latest in Native documentaries, shorts and features during the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market. To see the full list of daily films and times, log onto www.AmericanIndian.si.edu.

Today’s films:

11 am, SWAIA’s Moving Image Classification X Shorts Winners 2015 1 pm, Shorts Program V3 pm, O Mestre e o Divino/The Master and Divino

Aug 23

Portal Artisans Celebration Free family fun

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 28

El Presidio de Santa Barbara: Its Founding, Heyday, Decline, and Rebirth An Adobe Summer event

6 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Once part of a far larger Spanish Presidio, the Palace of the Governors today faces numerous preservation challenges. As part of the museum's Adobe Summer celebration, Jarrell Jackman, executive director of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, speaks on the successful renovation of his city’s 1782 Spanish presidio. A free lecture at 6 pm on Friday, Aug. 28.

Sep 2

Performance, Politics, and Piety: Pageantry and Identity in Colonial Mexico City Santa Fe Fiesta Lecture

6 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Dr. Linda A. Curcio-Nagy, associate professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of Nevada, speaks on "Performance, Politics, and Piety:  Pageantry and Identity in Colonial Mexico City," during the museum's annual Santa Fe Fiesta lecture. Free for Palace Guard members, $5 others, at the door.

Sep 9

Islands in the Sky: Photographers View the Llano Estacado Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture

12 to 1 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Bill Tydeman speaks on “Islands in the Sky: Photographers View the Llano Estacado,” part of the 2015 Brainpower & Brownbags Lecture Series in the Meem Community Room. Enter for free through the History Museum’s Washington Avenue doors.

Tydeman is a historian at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University. With Stephen Bogener, he edited the 2011 book, Llano Estacado: An Island in the Sky (Texas Tech University Press).

Sep 10

How Lithography Shaped Our Memory of the Civil War An exclusive event for Los Compadres and the Palace Guard

2 to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Curator and Palace Press Director Tom Leech leads a members-only visit to see the Landfall Press and its Marinoni Voirin printing press (ca.1860). Master lithographers Jack Lemon and Steve Campbell will produce prints from a litho stone bearing a historic image of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Part of the programming series for the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War, which is a collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera’s debut of Cold Mountain this August. Free to members of the Palace Guard and Los Compadres. Reservations: (505) 982-7799, ext. 4. Not a member? Join: http://www.museumfoundation.org/palace-guard

Sep 20

Empire and Liberty: The Civil War in the West

2 to 4 PM / New Mexico History Museum

Author and historian Virginia Scharff leads a panel discussion featuring Carolyn Brucken, curator at the Autry Museum; Durwood Ball, editor of the New Mexico Historical Review; and Jennifer Denetdale, a professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Part of the programming series for the museum’s exhibit, Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War, a collaboration with the Santa Fe Opera’s debut of Cold Mountain this August. Free with admission; admission free on Sundays to NM residents.

Oct 2

Make a Hot-Air Balloon Trading Card

5 to 7 PM / New Mexico History Museum

During the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, learn about the art trading cards made and shared by hot-air balloonists, then make one of your own. This all-ages, drop-in workshop is a Free First Friday Evening event.