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Connect with Cultural Affairs

Coronavirus Update 5/8/20

All New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions are open virtually and continue to offer ever-expanding online resources.

While DCA facilities remain closed to the public under a statewide public health order, please explore this page or enjoy a “Virtual Visit” of DCA’s Divisions.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Program

More than 100 public libraries from the across state are taking part in this year's summer reading program, which began on June 1. Events and prizes for those who have logged their reading time have been generously sponsored by the New Mexico Library Foundation. This year’s theme is "Imagine Your Story."
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Summer Youth Programs

Summer Youth Programs

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs continues to provide educational, enriching programming to children and their families in a virtual environment throughout the summer.
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Invite a DCA Educator

Invite a DCA Educator

Teachers can supplement lesson plans by inviting an educator from one of the divisions of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) into their virtual classrooms
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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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Our Fair New Mexico - A Virtual Concert Series

Our Fair New Mexico - A Virtual Concert Series

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, presents “Our Fair New Mexico,” a virtual concert series featuring musicians living in New Mexico. The department and our divisions are pleased to bring the musical sounds of New Mexico through social media.
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The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs preserves, fosters, and interprets New Mexico’s diverse cultural heritage and expression for present and future generations, enhancing the quality of life and economic well-being of 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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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

The Massacre of Don Pedro Villasur

This exhibition features 23 original graphic history art works by Santa Fe-based artist Turner Avery Mark-Jacobs. This
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Yokai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan

Vivid in Japanese art and imagination are creatures that are at once ghastly and comical. Yôkai is a catchall word
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Generations

The Museum’s first permanent exhibit takes visitors on an odyssey through 150 generations over 4,000 years of
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Working on the Railroad

Working on the Railroad pays tribute to the people who moved the rail industry throughout New Mexico. Using nearly
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