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.


  • A Special Subscription Offer for Members from Santa Fe Magazine

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    A magazine for the Santa Fe community; oversized, luxurious and with the unique voice of Santa Fe that captures life in a city that is unlike any other place in the world. Subscribe now at the special Museum…
  • Navajo Rug Auction

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    Navajo weavings are some of the best known American Indian Art forms. For 32 years, we celebrated this art form through a yearly auction selling over 3,500 rugs. We are headed back to the Palace of the Governors Courtyard…
  • Fragments of the Story: Who was Mary Greene Blumenschein?

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    From left: Mary Blumenschein passport page; note Helen’s crossed-out name. Newsprint, circa April 1902, describing Mary’s second-place prize at the 1902 Société des Artistes Français Salon. Ernest Blumenschein. All courtesy Blumenschein Family Collection, Fray Angélico Chávez History…
  • A Fortuitous Convergence

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    Laboratory of Anthropology foyer chandelier. Terneplate, reverse-painted glass. Approx. 60 × 55 inches. Photograph by Nancy Hunter Warren, as printed in El Palacio, vol. 87, no. 3. Santa Fe luminaries and a box of switchplate covers…
  • History and Heritage: A Century of Indian Market

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    A century of Native American art is on view at the New Mexico History Museum through August 31, 2023. Honoring Tradition and Innovation: 100 Years of Santa Fe’s Indian Market 1922-2022 features more than 200 works by Indian…
  • Let's be Friends!

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    The spirit of volunteerism thrives among the special “Friends” groups which dedicate themselves to fundraising, advocacy and other means of supporting the four state museums in Santa Fe and the Office of Archaeological Studies. In addition to their financial investments in the…
  • The Man in the Sala

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    Late-afternoon light tinged with autumnal gold spills into the sala grande of J. Paul Taylor’s home. The muted melodies of a mariachi band performing on the Mesilla Plaza seep through the adobe walls and wind down the zaguán,…
  • Fort Stanton Live Roars Back to LIfe

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    On Saturday, July 8, Fort Stanton Live will come to the fields, walkways, and buildings of Fort Stanton Historic Site (FSHS) for the first time since 2019.  “My staff and I are all excited to…
  • Archaeology Goes Hollywood: OAS Shawls Make Film Debut

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    The shining talents of the employees at the New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies and members of Friends of Archaeology will soon be coming to a silver screen near you—in a new feature film, Here, by famed director…
  • MNMF Shops Artist Spotlight: Peter Ray James

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    Peter Ray James (Navajo) is a creator of spiritual fabric art and a customer favorite at the Colleen Cloney Duncan Shop at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. He graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts in…
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