New Mexico State Museums 2012 Holiday Offerings

New Mexico's Santa fe-based museums offer something for everyone this holiday season...

Date December 19, 2012 at 1:35 PM

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Publication SantaFe.com

Categories Art Markets & Galleries Community Culture Education Lectures & Workshops Entertainment & Nightlife Family Nonprofit

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From a New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs media release...

What to do with the kids being off school and relatives coming in from out of state? New Mexico’s Santa Fe-based museums offer a range of ways to keep everyone happy, entertained, and educated.

All four museums will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, but are otherwise open and ready to enchant New Mexicans and their visitors. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and New Mexico Museum of Art stay open for free from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fridays.

Admission is $6 for New Mexico residents, $9 for others, and the museums are free on Sundays to New Mexico residents and on Wednesdays to New Mexico seniors 60 and older. Children 16 and younger are free every day.

What can you experience?

The Museum of International Folk Art tantalizes tastebuds with New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más. The New Mexico Museum of Art carries you through a wealth of artistic endeavors in It’s About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico.

Through December 30, take advantage of your last chance to see these exhibits:

Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible and Contemplative Landscape at the New Mexico History Museum; and Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

For some hands-on family fun, come to these calendar-making workshops, free with admission:

  1. Thursday, December 27, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., second-floor Gathering Space, New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe;(505) 476-5200.
  2. Thursday, January 3, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., lobby, New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 West Palace Ave., Santa Fe. (505) 476-5072.
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