The Museum of New Mexico -- which comprises four Santa Fe museums, six state monuments, the Laboratory of Anthropology at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Office of Archaeological Studies -- has plenty of special events planned to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Not only is there the opening of the New Mexico History Museum, but 100 special events and exhibits are taking place throughout 2009.
¥ Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe, at the Palace of the Governors through Oct. 25
¥ 100 Years of the Museum of New Mexico, on the fourth floor Governor's Gallery at the Roundhouse
¥ Let's Take A Look, lectures on Native American artifacts every third Wednesday at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
¥ American Impressionism: Paintings from the Phillips Collection at the New Mexico Museum of Art,
June 5-Sept. 13
¥ You Are Here: Land-Based Art in the Southwest, at the Governor's Gallery, June 26-Sept. 4
¥ A Century of Masters: The NEA National Heritage Fellows of New Mexico at the Museum of International Folk Art, starting July 19
¥ Writing with Thread: Traditional Textiles of Southwest Chinese Minorities at the Museum of International Folk Art, starting May 15.
¥ Native Couture: A History of Santa Fe Style at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture through February 2010
¥ The 2009 Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts at the State Capitol, Sept. 18-Dec. 4
¥ Gerry Snyder and Ken Price at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Sept. 18, 2009-Jan. 31, 2010.
¥ Archaeology of an Ancient City, opening at the Palace of the Governors, Nov. 20
¥ Photographer/curator Barbara Lucero guides a tour at the Palace of the Governors for Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe, June 26
¥ Tour of Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe with photographer/co-curator Krista Elrick, Palace of the Governors, July 16.
¥ Lecture with photography professor David Taylor at the New Mexico History Museum, Aug. 14
¥ Mountain Men Rendezvous in the Palace of the Governor Courtyard in August XX
¥ Museum Hill's Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5-6
¥ Lecture with New Mexico Museum of Art photography curator Katherine Ware at the New Mexico History Museum, Sept. 18
¥ Sun Mountain Gathering at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Oct XX
¥ University of New Mexico professor Chris Wilson talks about Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe at the New Mexico History Museum, Oct. 23
Around the State
¥ Museum of New Mexico conservators Larry Humetwea and Conor McMahon are cleaning up Bandelier National Monument's cliffside caves of modern-day graffiti.
¥ Van of Enchantment at the Truth or Consequences Festival, May 25
¥ The Long Run VII motorcycle event at the Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner, June 19
¥ Living History demonstrations at Fort Selden State Monument most Saturdays during the summer.
¥ Van of Enchantment at Magdalena's Old Timer's Days, July 10
¥ Pueblo Independence Day at Jemez State Monument, Aug. 9
¥ Van of Enchantment at Mountainair's annual Sunflower Festival, Sept. 5
¥ Van of Enchantment at the New Mexico State Fair, Sept. 5-21
¥ Van of Enchantment at Pie Town's annual festival,
¥ Van of Enchantment at the Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, Oct. 2-11
¥ Van of Enchantment at the Cowboy Symposium in Ruidoso, Oct. 11-13
¥ Fiesta of Cultures at Coronado State Monument, Oct. 24
¥ Van of Enchantment at the Festival of the Cranes in Socorro, Nov. 11-24.
¥ Farolitos on the grounds of Coronado State Monument, Dec. 11
¥ Carolers on the farolito-lit paths of Jemez State Monument, Dec. 13