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.


  • 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…
  • Grant Builds on Office of Archaeology Studies Bioarchaeology Database

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    Database to include variables on the health of Ancestral Puebloan communities between AD 800 and 1600 The Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS) announces the award of a National Science Foundation grant to Ann Stodder, Co-PI with Scott Ortman (University…
  • 60 Free Memberships Given to Students and Families

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    The Foundation’s membership office has partnered with the education and outreach team at the Museum of International Folk Art to give away 60 complimentary memberships to children and families living in Santa Fe.We hope…
  • Major Donation to Augment OAS Lab Work

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    Super Critical Fluids equipment will help further non-destructive analysis at the Office of Archaeological Studies Written by Shelby Jones, OAS One of the challenges and fun opportunities for creativity in radiocarbon dating is pretreating specimens in order to…
  • Activities for All in the Fall

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    The Fall in Santa Fe is a great time to explore local activities, visit museums and enjoy the great outdoors. Here are some wonderful spaces and events to check out: • Stop by one of the museum…
  • If We Knew All the Answers, We Wouldn’t Have to Dig

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    A letter from the Office of Archaeological Studies Director, Eric Blinman, Ph. D. In another issue of Friends of Archaeology, I introduced readers to the preliminary work that goes into what might seem to be a simple…
  • In Celebration of Santa Fe Native Nina Otero-Warren

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    Adelina (Nina) Otero-Warren’s incredible impact on history and contribution to the suffrage movement is being nationally recognized as she becomes the fourth woman featured on the U.S. quarter as part of the U.S. Mint’s American Women…
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