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.


  • Hot Topic

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    Exhibition Explores the History of Hot Springs For Alicia Romero, curator of New Mexico and Nuevo mexicana/o history at the New Mexico History Museum, organizing a photo exhibition around hot springs in the state provided a much-needed ahhh moment…
  • Collecting in the 20th Century and Beyond

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    Amid the first blush of a year that will see the August opening of the Vladem Contemporary in Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts District, the New Mexico Museum of Art is launching a series of exhibitions at its original location.
  • Indigenous Celebration New Mexico 2022

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    IC22 is anoverarching international campaign leveraging the impact of the unprecedented number of Indigenous events occurring in Santa Fe and throughout New Mexico during 2022. Its Mission is: to elevate worldwide Indigenous artists, art and culture through the many…
  • Supporting Female Artisans

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    In the Museum Shops Female cooperatives around the globe support women continuing their traditions while gaining greater economic and social freedom. The textiles above are made through a cooperative in Northern India where female artisans are paid a fair…
  • Inspired and Refreshed

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    A Season of Inviting Public Programs After two years of COVID-related restrictions on public gatherings, the Museum of International Folk Art’s 2021 Día de los Muertos celebration was a sure sign that things were getting back to normal. “It’s…
  • Special Vladem Benefits for Increased Member Support

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    It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of three grand-opening celebrations in one year, including the opening of Vladem Contemporary. To mark the occasion, we are offering limited-time benefits at the Vladem to all members. Additional Vladem Contemporary Benefits…
  • A Year to Remember

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    Many More Reasons to be a Member in 2022 After sixty years has passed, the Foundation has raised more than $90 million in private giving from 25,000 donors and nearly 14,000 members dedicated to the wellbeing of the Museum of…
  • Back to the Future

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    Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Living Treasure Virgil Ortiz When Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti) was named the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s 2022 recipient of the MIAC Living Treasure award, he had an unconventional reaction. “I had to…
  • The Circles Travel Program

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    The Art, Architecture, Culture and Cuisine of Morocco Join us as we journey through the imperial cities of Morocco including Rabat, Fez and Marrakech. Enjoy luxury accommodations at the Villa Mandarine, the Hotel Sahrai and the Villa des Orangers, as well as a unique luxury…
  • Circles Explorers

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    The Circles is the premier membership of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, and the Explorers is a special group of Circles members with a sense of adventure. Circles Explorers enjoy exclusive benefits and unique experiences that will…
  • Our Circles Members

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    You can join as a member of The Circles. It is a wonderful mix of friendship and philanthropy that benefits the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’s work on behalf of our 13 affiliated cultural institutions. Members of…
  • MOIFA Educators Engaging Community

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    Educators at MOIFA, Museum of International Folk Art have been hard at work providing programming for schools and rural communities through a variety of programs. Their partnership with Cooking with Kids has reached 4,300 children in Santa Fe…
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