The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs preserves, fosters, and interprets New Mexico’s diverse cultural heritage and expression for present and future generations, enhancing the quality of life and economic well-being of the state.
Use this guide to learn more about the unique and engaging exhibitions, events, and programs offered by our incredible state cultural institutions.
Find hours, admission prices, directions, and other visiting information for New Mexico's eight state-run museums and seven historic sites.
Online exhibitions and digital resources from the Department of Cultural Affairs, including online collections, databases, and educational materials.
The publishing arm of the Department of Cultural Affairs produces high-quality, culturally significant books that showcase the Department's collections and exhibitions.
Upcoming Public Meetings
Cultural Properties Review Committee
Old Senate Chambers, Rm. #238 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe
New Mexico Arts Commission
Old Senate Chamber, #238, 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe
Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
NHCC Salon Ortega, 1701 4th Street, SW, Albuquerque
Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
2nd Floor Conference Room, 1801 Mountain Rd., NW, Albuquerque
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Latest Press Releases
- 2/13/2020 NHCCs Unique Childrens Bilingual Book Festival Set for April 25
- 2/13/2020 MOIFA Presents Sewing Stories of Displacement
- 2/13/2020 Name the Bisti Beast
- 2/12/2020 Looking Back: Reflecting on Collections Traces Evolution of Collections
- 2/12/2020 New Mexico Arts and the City of Santa Fe Seek Designs for Public Art Project
See all DCA news in the DCA Media Center
4.51.57 NMAC, Governance of the Portal Program at the Palace of the Governors State History Museum
Below, please find links to the rulemaking record as of November 1, 2018.
- Rule Hearing Day 2 Transcript (Posted 5/17/18)
- Rule Hearing Transcript (Posted 4/18/18)
- Comments to Date (Posted 4/12/18)
- Copy of Current Rule
- Second Notice of Extension of Deadline (4/10/18)
- Notice of Continuance of Public Hearing (3/29/18)
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (2/15/18)
- DRAFT Rule (2/15/18)
- Hearing Exhibits and Public Comments Received to Date (11/01/18)
- Final Rule as approved by SRCA (12/11/18)
New Mexico CulturePass
Your ticket to New Mexico's exceptional Museums and Historic Sites.
From Indian treasures to space exploration, world-class folk art to awesome dinosaurs—our museums and monuments celebrate the essence of New Mexico every day.
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Featured DCA Exhibitions
The exhibition Música Buena: The exhibition will focus on the rich history of traditional Hispano music from the
Multiple Visions: A Common Bond has been the destination for well over a million first-time and repeat visitors to the
The third of six rotations of five artists at various career stages living and working in New Mexico