NMHM | June 2023

Highlights from the Collection

Palace of Governors

This ongoing installation features a selection of the over 16,000 objects in the museum's permanent collection. Visitors can see 18th-century paintings from the International Institute of Iberian Colonial Art collection, as well as selections from the Larry and Alyce Frank Collection of Nuevomexicano santos. The museum has also placed on exhibition approximately seventy pieces of Native American jewelry, made by David Taliman (Diné) and commissioned by William C. Ilfeld.


Photo Credit: Tourists at Mesa Encantada near Acoma Pueblo, 1954. Photograph by Harvey Caplin. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives Neg. No. 058264.

Enchantorama! New Mexico Magazine Celebrates 100 Years
This exhibit, presented in partnership with New Mexico Magazine, tells the story of the magazine's 100-year history. Visitors can learn about the magazine's founding, see a selection of over one thousand magazine covers, and enjoy seeing over two hundred photographs published in the magazine since 1923. Visitors will also enjoy a mid-century office space—replete with a rotary telephone—as they peruse previous editions of the magazine or type up an article on a 1970s typewriter.

Honoring Tradition and Innovation: 100 Years of Santa Fe’s Indian Market 1922-2022
This exhibit, presented in partnership with the Southwest Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA), commemorates a century of Santa Fe's Indian Market. The exhibit traces the history of this historic market and explores the impact of Federal Indian policies on the Native American art world. The exhibition celebrates the artists and collectors who have made it possible and includes over 250 works by Native American artists from private and public collections, as well as historic and contemporary photographs, and interviews with artists and collectors.

Photo credit: Maria and Julian Martinez polychrome jar Courtesy of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

We hope you will visit the New Mexico History Museum to see these and other exhibits. Your support makes these exhibits possible, and we are grateful for your generosity.

In addition to our new exhibits, we also have a number of upcoming events and late night Friday hours that we hope you will join us for.

Palace Avenue First Friday Art Walk: Friday, June 2

From 5 to 7 p.m. the museum is featuring family-friendly hands-on activities to create your own magazine article while exploring the Enchantorama! New Mexico Magazine Celebrates 100 Years exhibition and the history of NM Magazine!


Late Night Fridays

Please join us for Late Night Fridays (June 9, 16, 23, and 30) as we offer the public the opportunity to extend their visit to the museum and explore our amazing collections, and learn more about the historic people, places, and events that over time touched New Mexico. Late Night Fridays are FREE TO NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS!