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All New Mexico state museums and historic sites are in the process of reopening. Find out more about how we are keeping our staff and visitors safe.

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CLOSURES

  • The NHCC HLA Building is now open; NHCC Art Museum will re-open on May 14.
  • The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture will re-open on May 16. Read about the museum's reopening plans

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New Mexico Traditions

New Mexico Traditions

The state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions of the Department of Cultural Affairs present New Mexico Traditions, offering events, resources, and other programming in celebration of the winter season across the Land of Enchantment.
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Reopening Update

Reopening Update

All state museums and historic sites are in the process of reopening. Please click the image above for more information.
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COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine

The Department of Health is leading the State of New Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccination planning and implementation in close collaboration with other state agencies, as well as public, private and tribal partners throughout the state. Your health and safety is important to us. Click on the image above to learn more about registering for the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Explore

Explore

View online exhibitions and digital resources provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs' various museums, libraries, historic sites, and cultural institutions.
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Visit Virtually

Visit Virtually

Virtually visit your favorite New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs museum, historic site, and cultural institutions from your computer or mobile device.
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Tools for Families & Educators

Tools for Families & Educators

Check out resources and learning opportunities from all institutions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
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El Palacio

El Pal Online

El Palacio is a quarterly magazine which primarily serves the museums and historic sites of the Museum of New Mexico system. It is the oldest museum magazine of its kind, first published in 1913 by the Museum of New Mexico. Users can access and view magazine issues online dating back to 1913 when the magazine was first published.
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Library Resources

Library Resources

The New Mexico State Library offers many online resources. We provide reference service by telephone and email as well as our state-wide interlibrary loan services. Books by Mail and the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled are also available for service. Please contact library staff at reference@state.nm.us or 505-476-9700.
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Invite a DCA Educator

Invite a DCA Educator

School teachers, homeschool instructors, afterschool clubs, and community organizations can schedule an online visit from an educator to discuss a variety of subjects related to the DCA.
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Public Meetings

  • 5/14/2021
    10:00am
    Board of the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
    Online via Zoom (see announcement for details)
  • 5/21/2021
    1:00 PM
    Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents
    Online via Zoom (see announcement for details)
  • 5/21/2021
    12:00 PM
    New Mexico State Library Commission
    Online via Zoom (see announcement for details)

  • The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is building a more vibrant, resilient New Mexico by improving the quality of life, supporting a culturally rich education, strengthening the creative economy, fostering a diversity of expression, and preserving our cultural resources.

    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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    Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Mobile App

    Where do you belong?
    The Cultural Atlas of New Mexico leads you to historic and cultural places throughout the Land of Enchantment. Organized by region, proximity and interest, the Cultural Atlas will help you find where you belong.

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    Featured DCA Exhibitions

    Generations

    The Museum’s first permanent exhibit takes visitors on an odyssey through 150 generations over 4,000 years of
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    Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy

    Will Rogers noted that Fred Harvey “kept the West in food—and wives.” But the company’s Harvey
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    Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan

    Vivid in Japanese art and imagination are creatures that are at once ghastly and comical. Yōkai is a catchall word
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    New Mexico Colonial Home - Circa 1815

    The Spanish colonial home (la casa) gives visitors an idea of what a home from the time around 1815 would have looked
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