Welcome to the Museum of New Mexico Foundation blog. Here, you'll find news about the Foundation and information on exhibitions and events taking place at the four state museums in Santa Fe, eight historic sites across New Mexico, and the Office of Archaeological Studies.


  • Small Creatures, Big Style

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    New Works from Studio|A Home “Good things come in small packages.” — Aesop We have all heard versions of Aesop’s saying how often the smallest of packages deliver the biggest pleasure. In the case of the latest Museum…
  • Preserving the Magic of Mesilla

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    Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property In 2006, the southern New Mexico home of J. Paul and the late Mary Daniels Taylor was dedicated as a historic property, part of the Museum of New Mexico system. Today, it is unique among the…
  • Creating a Classroom: Earth, Preservation and Education

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    Anthropologists, archaeologists, architects, preservationists and engineers from around the world convened in Santa Fe in June for Terra 2022: The 13th World Congress on Earthen Architectural Heritage. Organized by the Getty Conservation Institute, the National Park Service’s Vanishing Treasures…
  • Into the Digital Age: Expanding Access to Collections

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    The digital era has changed the way the public and museums interact—allowing museums to electronically connect with other institutions and with a virtual audience, both local and global. At the New Mexico History Museum’s Palace of the Governors…
  • Pushing Boundaries: Vladem Contemporary

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    Construction of the New Mexico Museum of Art’s Vladem Contemporary provides opportunities for the museum and its supporters to give to the community, says the museum’s executive director Mark White. The spacious new venue in the Santa…
  • Making the Invisible Visible

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    Libraries and Archives Enhance Museum Education Mission To the untrained eye, a library and archive probably looks like a quiet place to work, with shelves full of books and files stuffed with old photographs and historical records. But those…
  • Sharing the Spirit

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    Pueblo Pottery through Indigenous Eyes When Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery opened at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on July 31, 2022, it provided ethnology curator Tony Chavarria (Santa Clara Pueblo) a…
  • Let’s Take A Look

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    Wednesday, November 16, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s staff are returning to the museum’s lobby to look at your treasures for “Let’s Take a Look”. Bring a weaving, ceramic, piece…
  • Members-Only Shops Fall Sale

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    Members receive 20% off all purchases in our Museum Shops at and Circles members receive a 25% off discount. If you are not yet a member, click here to join today and enjoy this fall…
  • Fall Letter from MNMF’s CEO/President

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    Exhibitions and education programs are the forward-facing activities of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, and we can all take pride in supporting this core mission of our state museum system. Less well known, but important just the…
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