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Agnes Martin and Me
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 thru Sat, Aug 5, 2017
onetime 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

Shrouded in myth, the artist Agnes Martin (1912-2004), an iconic figure in 20th-century art, was emotionally and artistically tortured, exquisitely sensitive yet socially inept. Canadian born, she started to make a name for herself in the New York art scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s, but in 1967, abandoned her career for a reclusive life in the New Mexico desert. She did not return to her work for nearly a decade.

Several years after she began creating art again, photographer Donald Woodman met her and remained a fixture in her life from 1977 through 1984. The exhibit of Woodman's photographs accompanies his new book, Agnes Martin and Me (Lyon Art Books; May 2016), which reveals the raw, unveiled person he knew in the seven years of their constant contact. visit our website
Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 thru Sat, Oct 7, 2017
onetime 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar
October 14, 2016 through October 14, 2017

From the 1880s into the early 20th century, cigar manufacturers provided an avenue for the lithographic arts to flourish. Layering up to 10 colors in a stone-lithography process and even adding gold embellishments and stamped embossings, the images sold cigars through romantic landscapes, Western adventures, and hot-blooded señoritas.

Historian Loy Glenn Westfall recently donated a portion of his collection of lusciously printed cigar box labels (possibly the world's largest collection) to the New Mexico History Museum. In Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar, opening Oct. 7, 2016 (precise closing date to be determined), Palace Press Curator Thomas Leech shares primo examples to showcase the rich breadth of artwork created during the golden age of cigar box labels.

“Western imagery portrayed in this collection includes the brands Nue Mexico, Santa Fe, Flora Fina (Annie Oakley), Tom Mix and Chas. M Russell,” Leech said. “The themes run from Western Americana to printing technology, advertising, popular culture, and Cuban-American relations, past and present.”

The exhibit includes a 19th-century lithography press and an explanation of the lithographic process. visit our website
Out of the Box: The Art of the Cigar
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 thru Fri, Oct 13, 2017
weekly 8 AM - 5 PM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

Lithographic work exhibition - primo examples showcase the rich breadth of artwork created during the golden age of cigar box labels (1880s into the early 20th century) visit our website
Brainpower & Brownbag Lecture - Meem Room
Wed, Apr 5 onetime noon - 1 PM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

Discussion on Dr. Rowland Willard’s travels over the Santa Fe Trail and El Camino Real from 1825–28. Featuring original trail images from 1820–80, giving the audience many glimpses into life in Taos, Santa Fe & Albuquerque in the 1820's. Free event. visit our website
Sleeping During the Day: Vietnam 1968
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 thru Sun, Oct 1, 2017
onetime 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

Against the backdrop of the Vietnam war, the photographs of Herbert Lotz humanize the men who served amidst the rising disillusionment that became the rallying point for the emerging counterculture movement. As a young gay man, his perspective of life on an Army base was no different than that of any other soldier doing his job, except Lotz documented it with his camera and poignant letters home.

Born and raised in a small farm town in Illinois, Herbert Lotz was drafted in 1968, during his third year at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied photography. He served as a radio operator in Vietnam for the 25th Infantry Division at Cu Chi. The experience deeply affected him, like it did so many other Vietnam veterans. Lotz moved to Santa Fe in January, 1970, unable to re-enter his life in Chicago. Driving into Santa Fe from the north, passing by the National Cemetery, Lotz felt he had found his new home, but still struggled to deal with his wartime experiences. In 1981 Lotz finally came to terms with his experience and continues to work with the photographs he took in Vietnam. visit our website
Opening of Sleeping During the Day Exhibition
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 thru Sun, Oct 1, 2017
weekly 10 AM - 5 PM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

Photos documenting the war from the perspective of a young gay man serving in the U.S. Army. This unique perspective will be showcased through images of Santa Fe photographer Herbert Lotz, acquired through the museum’s Photo Legacy Project
in 2008. visit our website
CreativeMornings on the theme of "Beyond"
Fri, Apr 14 onetime 9 AM - 10 AM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

A presentation and chance to do some early-morning professional networking on the theme “Beyond”. Sip on coffee and munch on pastries courtesy of Iconik Coffee Roasters.
Free event. visit our website
Closed for Easter Sunday
Sun, Apr 16 onetime 8 AM - 5 PM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

Happy Easterǃ We will re-open on Tuesday, April 18th at 10:00 a.m. visit our website
Dr. Franklin and Spain Lecture
Sun, Apr 23 onetime 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

Dr. Thomas Chávez, former director of the Palace of the Governors and a scholar of Spanish colonial history, and Tom Leech, Director of the Press at the Palace of the Governors, speak on their forthcoming book from the Palace Press, Dr. Franklin and Spain. Free in the auditorium. visit our website
Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest
Sun, May 14, 2017 thru Sun, Feb 11, 2018
ongoing 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: New Mexico History Museum

From the mid-1960s through the 1970s, Northern New Mexico was host to the activism, alternative living situations, opposition to the Vietnam war, and environmental concerns that preoccupied much of the nation. This exhibit of ephemera, photographs, oral histories, and artifacts tells the story of that period. visit our website

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