Explorers FYTD revenue update and new membership help:

Explorers’ revenue goal for this fiscal year is $50,000. We are looking for more members like yourselves that enjoy outside the museum wall experiences. Our May 18 event with the New Mexico Museum of Art and Tumbleroot Pottery Pub is a perfect event to invite a friend to. It’s a way to introduce them to one of our museums, curator and the Foundation. Just let us know and we will add them to the rsvp list.

Explorers Exclusive Events:

Curator-led Tour and Hands-on Activity

Curator Katie Doyle of the New Mexico Musuem of Art's exhibition Rick Dillingham: To Make, Unmake and Make Again, Pottery by Rick Dillingham

Saturday, May 18
10:30 a.m. - Museum Tour
11:45 a.m. - Tumbleroot Pottery Pub
(Per person fee for pottery, charcuterie and a beverage $27.00)
Join curator Katie Doyle for a private tour of Rick Dillingham: To Make, Unmake and Make Again at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Plaza Location. She will share her intimate knowledge of this fascinating artist’s career from his early beginnings to his final works.

Afterward, we'll gather at Tumbleroot Pottery Pub for a guided hands-on pottery activity and get a taste of what it’s like to be a potter. A prize will be awarded for the best piece but there is a special twist before a winner can be selected. We will also enjoy charcuterie and refreshments.

Weekend Adventure in the Pecos Wilderness

Pecos Glamping Adventure: Mary Weahkee with turkey feather blanket, Pecos National Park, and pottery by Lee Onstott

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 7, 8 and 9
Program Pricing
Full Weekend Programming and Catered Meals: $349
Includes all meals by chef Peter O'Brien of High Mountain Cuisine Catering, non-alcoholic beverages, spirits, wine and beer, and all activities listed above. Lodging is an additional fee of $155-$225 a night.
Only a few glamping accommodations left! Email Marc Rasic owner of Fieldtrip NM directly as he is holding rooms for us. You will not be able to book on line directly.

Friday, June 7
The weekend kicks off at Fieldtrip NM with a talk and demonstration with micaceous potter Lee Onstott, who will share the art of collecting clay, molding, and the various techniques for firing pottery. Following, enjoy a cocktail hour and welcome reception dinner.

In the evening, enjoy a talk with VIP guest Mary Weahkee (Santa Clara/Comanche), archaeologist and anthropologist, who will discuss Native American micaceous pottery along with her Cherokee Bison Project that has been supported by Yellowstone National Park and the Ted Turner Wilderness Preserve.

Saturday, June 8
Our day of adventure begins with breakfast followed by a guided tour of Pecos National Park and Forked Lightning Pueblo with Jeremy M. Moss, chief of resource stewardship and scientist/archaeologist.

After a picnic lunch, tour the main area of Pecos National Park which protects the ancestral homes of the Pecos (Ciquique) Pueblo as well as a 17th century Spanish mission church. In the evening enjoy cocktail hour and dinner at the Fieldtrip NM pavilion.

Sunday, June 9
Mary Weahkee returns with a morning talk and demonstration on yucca fiber and turkey feather blanket weavings and our weekend concludes with a closing breakfast.

Other weekend activities include: flyfishing, bocce and cornhole competitions, and hiking.

A Weekend Adventure to Canyon de Chelly, Acoma Sky City and More!

Canyone De Chelly 2018

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
October 25, 26 and 27, 2024
Invitation to rsvp to drop this summer!

Additional Events:
Please mark your calendar for these additional upcoming Circles events:

• The Circles First Look, iNggikithi yokuPhica /Weaving Meanings: Telephone Wire Art from South Africa, Museum of International Folk Art, November 14

• The Circles Holiday Party, December 5