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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

Visit

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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Invite a DCA Educator

Invite a DCA Educator

School teachers, homeschool instructors, afterschool clubs, and community organizations can schedule an online visit from an educator to discuss a variety of subjects related to the DCA.
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Public Meetings

  • 1/28/2022
    1:00 PM
    New Mexico Museum of Space History Commission
    Online via Zoom (see announcement for details)
  • 1/28/2022
    1:30 PM
    Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
    Online via Zoom (see announcement for details)

  • The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is building a more vibrant, resilient New Mexico by improving the quality of life, supporting a culturally rich education, strengthening the creative economy, fostering a diversity of expression, and preserving our cultural resources.

    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.

    Featured DCA Exhibitions

    Icons of Exploration

    Showcases some of the Museum’s most celebrated objects including a real "moon rock," rare replicas of the first
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    In Search of Domínguez and Escalante: Photographing the 1776 Expedition Through the Southwest

    Beginning in 2003, photographers Siegfried Halus and Greg Mac Gregor set out with their cameras and maps in hand to
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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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    Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

    Multiple Visions: A Common Bond has been the destination for well over a million first-time and repeat visitors to the
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