Spend a day in Santa Fe

Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts

Frida’s World: An Artist at the Center of a Changing Time and Place Lecture
October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stewart Udall Center for Museum Resources.
Penelope Hunter-Stiebel, Guest Curator of the “Mirror, Mirror: Photographs of Frida Kahlo” Exhibition $10 for SCAS Members and MNMF Members and $20 for General Admission. To purchase tickets please call (505) 982 -2226

Dia de Las Familias
October 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us for a day of celebration that includes sugar skull decorating, Spanish Market artist trunk show, face painting, and much more! For more information please call (505) 982–2226

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

October 1, 2017
1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

Tom Lea & H.P. Mera at the Laboratory of Anthropology, Documenting Pueblo Designs in the 1930s This Free First Sunday program is offered in collaboration with the Tom Lea Institute (El Paso, TX) during its annual Tom Lea Month. Lea spent almost three years in Santa Fe, and the surrounding area, in the early 1930s. One of his posts as a New Deal Works Progress Administration (WPA) artist was at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Laboratory of Anthropology, where he painted several hundred designs from half of the current extant Pueblos’ pottery collected through the Indian Arts Fund. Speakers include Kathy Flynn of the New Deal Preservation Association and Dody Fugate, retired assistant curator at MIAC.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
10:00 am through 4:00 pm
Center for New Mexico Archaeology’s Annual Open House
Hands-on Family Activities, Demonstrations, and Tours. The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s Archaeological Research Collection Staff and the Office of Archaeological Studies invites you to their annual open house for International Archaeology Day. Many of the day’s activities will be thematically in line with CNMA’s new exhibit “Points Through Time,” which focuses on projectile points in New Mexico. Tours of the facility, hands on activities, and live demonstrations will occur between 10am and 4pm. This program is FREE. CNMA is located at 7 Old Cochiti Road, which is located off of Caja Del Rio Road off the 599 bypass on the southwestern side of Santa Fe.


Santa Fe Botanical Garden
Workshops, classes, sunset concerts and more!  Visit https://santafebotanicalgarden.org/

Museum of International Folk Art

October 8, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Labor of Leisure: Reconsidering the Work of Tourism in Rural Ethnic China
Film Screening of the documentary Peasant Family Happiness and a Public Talk with the filmmaker Dr. Jenny Chio, Emory University.  In 2006, China’s government announced a campaign to “Build a New Socialist Countryside,” while the China National Tourism Administration launched the “Year of Rural Tourism.” Based on over ten years of fieldwork, this talk reflects on and reconsiders the benefits and unexpected consequences of national rural socio-economic development, cultural heritage preservation, and ethnic tourism programs for rural, ethnic minority people in China today. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Quilts of Southwest China, the film screening and talk will take place at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.  By Museum admission.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
2:00-3:30pm

An afternoon with Joyce Scott, on the life and art of self-taught artist Judith Scott Film screening of Outsider: The Life and Art of Judith Scott, by Betsy Bayha Talk by Joyce Scott, reading from her recently released memoir, Entwined: Sisters and Secrets in the Silent World of Artist Judith Scott (Beacon Press, 2016) Sunday, October 15, 2:00-3:30pm Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s Kathryn O’Keeffe Auditorium, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe.  By museum admission. First Sunday of each month free for New Mexico residents with ID. Children under 16 and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members always free.

Sunday October 29, 2017
1-4 PM
Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos
Annual celebration honoring those who have died. Altars, art making,  refreshments and music all FREE courtesy of the Friends of Folk Art of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Enjoy love music by Lone Piñon on the hour.Altars on display, visitors are encouraged to bring a photo, flower, or memento to add, and write a leaf for the Cosmic Tree of Life that is part of the Community Altar. Family activities include Decorating Sugar Skulls ~ Calaveras de Azúcar, Calavera Face Painting, Flor y Canto ~ In Xochitl In Cuicatl ~ Flower & Song Hands-on Art Station. Sample Traditional Mexican Treats, pan de muerto and hot chocolate.Costumes are encouraged, not required. Admission is FREE!


Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
Visit  https://wheelwright.org/events/  for detailed event information