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New Mexico Traditions

2022 Holiday Events at the Department of Cultural Affairs

A photograph of the historic mission church at Jemez Historic Site decorated with lighted farolitos.

New Mexico Arts, a division of NMDCA, supports hundreds of arts organizations through its annual granting program. Visit www.facebook.com/NewMexicoArts to learn about even more opportunities to celebrate NM traditions across the state.

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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Encounter Culture

Take a look inside the museums and historic sites of New Mexico without leaving home. Join host Charlotte Jusinski, and a variety of guest curators, artists, and exhibitors in exploring the art and culture of the state in Encounter Culture, a new podcast from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Featured DCA Exhibitions

A photo featuring items representing the Early Agriculture exhibition

Early Agriculture

People have been growing food in what is now New Mexico for 4,000
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A photo featuring items representing the Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy exhibition

Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy

Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy, a new section that joins the New Mexico History
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A photo featuring items representing the Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan exhibition

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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A photo featuring items representing the Michael Naranjo Touching Beauty Exhibit exhibition

Michael Naranjo Touching Beauty Exhibit

On display in the Bataan Building Atrium Gallery: Touching Beauty Now, sculpture by Santa Clara Pueblo’s Michael
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