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.


  • 2023 Calendars In the Shops

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    Get ready for the new year with a new calendar. Shop our wide selection of museum inspired calendars, including some of our annual favorites like Gustave Baumann and Georgia O’Keeffe, and so many more. Whatever you choose, these calendars are sure…
  • Friends of History Day Trip

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    Course-Sharp Historic Site, Taos, NMWednesday, September 28 The Friends of History invite you to join them for a day-long excursion to explore the lives and careers of two renowned founding members of the Taos Society of Artists, Eanger…
  • Common Threads by Jan-Kath

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    In 2018, the Foundation’s licensing program introduced the Common Threads carpet collection developed by Jan Kath. Five hand-knotted carpet designs were inspired by the extensive and important darning sampler collection at the Museum…
  • Vladem Contemporary Block Party and Free Concert

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    Museum of New Mexico Foundation donors, members and the community are invited to celebrate the New Mexico Museum of Art’s Vladem Contemporary in the Santa Fe Railyard. The evening begins with a free concert…
  • History Live and Online

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    New Website an Invitation to Engage When the new Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial website went live earlier this year, it was only partially complete. That was the intention. “It’s a project designed for partnership,” says site manager…
  • Hands on Heritage: Native Archaeologist Mary Weahkee

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    In downtown Santa Fe in 2006, Mary Weahkee (Comanche/ Santa Clara Pueblo) peered through the fence surrounding the site of an Office of Archaeological Studies excavation. She was so intrigued, she signed up to volunteer. Eventually, she joined…
  • Beautiful Silver Blessings

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    The use of votive offerings was customary in the ancient world. The Spanish brought their milagros, or miracles, to the New World for protection. Milagros are religious folk charms found in many areas of Latin America and Southern United…
  • Let There Be Light

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    Raising the Curtain on Vladem Contemporary The oft-stated vision of “one museum, two locations” will soon become reality with the opening of the New Mexico Museum of Art’s Vladem Contemporary. Situated in an architecturally thrilling new building in…
  • Rooted in Clay

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    Colleen Cloney Duncan Shop at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture San Ildefenso pottery is one of the most iconic examples of Pueblo pottery, coveted by collectors around the world. Martha Appleleaf learned the art of pottery as a…
  • Member Preview: Grounded in Clay, The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery

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    The School for Advanced Research (SAR) invites Foundation members to join their member preview of Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery.The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe will be the first venue…
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