New Mexico Association of Museums


If you or your organization is a current member in good standing with NMAM and you would like to post a program or event to our website, please email all the pertinent information to First Vice President, Adrienne Boggs at!

Upcoming events

    • 03 Feb 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 07 Jan 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, 710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail

    Frank Buffalo Hyde: I-Witness Culture

    February 3, 2017 through January 7, 2018

    Artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) believes it is the artist’s responsibility to represent the times in which they live. Transforming street art techniques into fine art practices, his humorous and acerbic narrative artworks do exactly that. In I-Witness Culture, Hyde investigates the space where Native Americans exist today: between the ancient and the new; between the accepted truth and the truth; between the known and the unknown. Hyde, who created fourteen paintings and three sculptures for I-Witness, divides his contemporary narrative into three sections: Paranormal: The Truth is Out There; Selfie Skndns; and In-Appropriate.

    Pre-millennium, if you asked anyone if Native Americans existed, they would tell you only in the past, in black and white photos. They are almost extinct, they would say, and their lands are gone. If you ever meet one, ask if you can touch their hair, take a picture of them as proof that you actually saw one—like Bigfoot they exist beyond the scope of normal experience.

    Post-millennium, Native Americans are part of the digital age, the selfie age, where if something hasn’t been posted to social media, it never happened. We are sharing information at a rate that has never been possible before in human history: We no longer just experience reality; we filter reality through our electronic devices. Today’s Native artists use technology as a tool of Indigenous activism, a means to document, and a form of validation.

    In a nation obsessed with sameness—afraid of difference—popular culture homogenizes indigenous cultures, "honoring" us with fashion lines, misogynistic music videos, or offensive mascots and Halloween costumes. Today, these stereotypes and romantic notions are irrelevant as a new generation of Native American artists uses social media to let the world know who they are. Today, we are the observers, as well as the observed. We are here, we are educated, and we define Indian art.

    • 28 Apr 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 30 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hubbard Museum of the American West, 26301 US-70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346

    Life & Art: The Wyeth-Hurd Family in the Hondo Valley

    See life in New Mexico and the Hondo  Valley through the eyes of the Wyeth-Hurd family. Exhibit features art, stories, and personal objects from the family archives.

    Reception: April 27th, 5pm-7pm

    Where: Hubbard Museum of the American West Mezzanine Gallery

    Guests will be treated to hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and a meet-and-greet with Michael Hurd.

    Adults: $7, Seniors & Military: $5; Ages 6-16 $2; Ruidoso Downs Residents: $1; Under 6 & Members: FREE

    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM (MST)
    • Farmington Museum, 3041 E Main St, Farmington, NM 87402

    Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition

     Sep 25 – Dec 2         8am-5pm           Exhibition Dates  Sep 23                       6pm-7pm           Juror Presentation   Sep 23                       7pm-9pm           Public Reception

    Join the Farmington Museum for our national juried art competition, Gateway to Imagination. This annual show attracts fine artists from across the country and will feature approximately 100 entries, including paintings, watercolors, sculptures, photographs, and mixed media.

    The exhibition is FREE to the public, and juror Julie Sasse, Chief Curator, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Curator of Latin American Art at the Tucson Museum of Art, will give a FREE presentation prior to the opening reception on September 23.

    For more information, including how to enter, please visit and use the keyword Farmington.

    Regular museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 8am to 5pm. For more information, please call (505) 599-1174 or go online at

    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM (MST)
    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM (MST)
    • Los Alamos, NM
    2017 NMAM Annual Conference
    Nov 15-18, 2017

    Conference Sites: Bradbury Science Museum, Fuller Lodge, 
    Los Alamos History Museum Campus, Los Alamos Nature 
    Center, & Mesa Public Library

    Los Alamos, New Mexico

    New Mexico Museums—Where Discoveries Happen!

    Nothing in human experience is more exciting than seeing or learning something for the first time.

    Come to NMAM 2017 to experience this excitement. See how the process of discovery is transforming New Mexico museums, science centers and historic sites by igniting curiosity, inspiring creativity, and instilling a spirit of innovation. Learn how new strategies and technologies are leading visitors of every age and background on exciting journeys of exploration and discovery.

    What better place to explore this theme of discovery than Los Alamos? Known worldwide for development of the atomic bomb by Manhattan Project scientists and engineers, Los Alamos remains a place of discovery, where world-changing scientific and technological innovations are made every day. 

    The Conference Program, Hewett and Volunteer Awards Nomination forms, scholarship application, and more can be found here.

    If you are not already a member of NMAM or your membership has lapsed, take advantage of our great membership conference rates and join/renew today!


    Comfort Inn & Suites ($99 per night - ask for the NMAM rate)
    2455 Trinity Dr
    Los Alamos, NM 87544
    Phone: 505-661-1110
    Fax: 505-661-2657
    * Special hotel conference rate ends: November 6, 2017 *

    Holiday Inn Express
    60 Entrada Dr
    Los Alamos, NM 87544
    Phone: 505-661-2646
    *Ask for the NMAM rate of $109.99/night*

    North Road Inn B&B
    2127 North Rd
    Los Alamos, NM 87544
    Phone: 505-412-0208
    *Rates begin at $86/night*

    Pueblo Canyon Inn
    199 San Ildefonso Rd
    Los Alamos, NM 87544
    Phone: 505-309-1477
    *Rates begin at $93/night*

    Hampton Inn & Suites Los Alamos
    24 State Highway 4
    Los Alamos, NM 87544
    Phone: 505-672-3838
    Fax: 505-672-0111

    All conference registration cancellations & refunds must be requested in writing by October 27, 2017. A $5.00 administrative fee will be applied. Please send requests to:

    Adrienne Boggs

Past events

05 Oct 2017 Becoming a Champion for Museums
02 Sep 2017 Farmington Museum Totah Festival Navajo Rug Auction
13 May 2017 Salmon Ruins Museum Free Annual Guided Dinétah Tour
19 Apr 2017 How to Save a Mermaid
18 Apr 2017 From Above: Images from a Storied Land
15 Apr 2017 Summer Saturday Programs at the Hubbard Museum
15 Apr 2017 Green Revolution
13 Apr 2017 “Listen, Welcome, Co-Create”
01 Apr 2017 Be the Dinosaur
14 Mar 2017 Project Management for Museum Professionals
04 Mar 2017 25 Years of the Hubbard Museum
10 Feb 2017 The Wonderful World of Opals
07 Feb 2017 Reflecting on Practice: Working with Diverse Learners and Motivation for Learning
17 Dec 2016 Technicolor Dreaming: Psychedelic Posters from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
19 Nov 2016 Redress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd
16 Nov 2016 Fossil Discoveries in the New Panama Canal
16 Nov 2016 2016 NMAM Annual Conference
27 Oct 2016 Lloyd Kiva New Centennial Convocation
09 Sep 2016 The Art of the Book
03 Sep 2016 Farmington Museum Totah Festival Navajo Rug Auction
04 Aug 2016 The Pottery of Mata Ortiz
30 Jul 2016 Plein Air Painters of the Four Corners
03 Jul 2016 Wolves and Wild Lands in the 21st Century & Peregrine Falcon: From Endangered Species to Urban Bird
15 Jun 2016 Lock, Stock and Barrel: Firearms Collecting for Museums Webinar
13 May 2016 Becoming a Global Artist
07 May 2016 Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition
03 May 2016 Arsenic and Old Lace: Controlling Hazardous Collection Materials Webinar
15 Apr 2016 Farmington Museum Foundation Benefit Navajo Rug Auction
02 Apr 2016 What Is It Worth? – Southwest Textiles Appraisal & A Brief History of Navajo Weaving
22 Mar 2016 Designing Exhibits for Gender Equity
27 Feb 2016 2016 NMAM Conference Call for Session Proposals
16 Feb 2016 Of Museums, Specimens and Maps: How Collections Help Conservation in a Time of Extinction
13 Feb 2016 Joseph Chavez - The Art of Painting Saints
11 Feb 2016 Citizen Science: The Power and the Potential
09 Feb 2016 Reframing the Problem: Caring for Framed Objects in Small Institutions (aka: On a Budget)
05 Feb 2016 Understanding Audiences and Visitors Workshop
30 Jan 2016 Ansel Adams Masterworks: From the Collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park
29 Jan 2016 New Mexico Vernacular: Architectural Portraits by Robert Christensen
22 Nov 2015 FLAMENCO: From Spain to New Mexico
21 Nov 2015 Festival of the Trail
18 Nov 2015 2015 NMAM Annual Conference
03 Oct 2015 Farmington Museum Chautauqua Presentation Series
02 Oct 2015 An American Modernism
02 Oct 2015 Signe Stuart: Fifteen
19 Sep 2015 Native New Mexico
11 Sep 2015 Georgia O'Keeffe in Process
05 Sep 2015 Cleveland Millfest
25 Aug 2015 Navajo Weaving Class at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
14 Aug 2015 Gustave Baumann and New Mexico
08 Aug 2015 Cowboy Poetry & Song
07 Aug 2015 Old Lincoln Days
05 Aug 2015 RE-ORG: Step-by-step Storage Reorganization for Small Museums Webinar
01 Aug 2015 Cattle Drives and Cowpunchers
25 Jul 2015 The Jumanos, Tiwas, & Tompiros of the Salinas District - An Anthropological Celebration
19 Jul 2015 Archaeology of the Lincoln County War
27 Jun 2015 Music From the Ranch and the Open Range Chautauqua Presentation
24 Jun 2015 San Juan Day
18 Jun 2015 Getting Men to the Moon: Behind-the-Scenes Stories
13 Jun 2015 Outdoor Movies at the Museum
11 Jun 2015 Connecting to Collections Care Webinar - Preservation Metrics Today: Heritage Health Information and Preservation Statistics
06 Jun 2015 Farmington Museum Annual Summer Terrace Music Series
09 May 2015 Farmington Museum Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition
01 May 2015 After Disasters: Salvage and Recovery in Small to Mid-Sized Museums and Libraries
18 Apr 2015 Farmington Museum Foundation Benefit Navajo Rug Auction
02 Apr 2015 UBC Online Workshop - Digital Culture & Museums
05 Mar 2015 Connecting to Collections Care: Simplifying Preservation Planning Using Worksheets
05 Mar 2015 Joe Sando Symposium For Pueblo Indian Studies
23 Feb 2015 Centers, Networks, Projects & People: The Expanding Ecosystem of Informal (and Formal) STEM Education
18 Feb 2015 Summer of Color - Santa Fe
29 Jan 2015 Changes Afoot: Connection to Collections - Becoming Connected to Collections Care
16 Oct 2014 Dr. Dave Warren and the Transformation of Cultural Studies Symposium
08 Sep 2014 Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
14 May 2014 4th International Mountmakers Forum
05 May 2014 Museums Without Walls: Next-Generation Digital Outreach
01 May 2014 Preserving Scrapbooks Free Webinar
29 Apr 2014 Low-Cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives Free Webinar
11 Apr 2014 When, Why & Where Does the Public Learn Science: An Ecosystem Approach
02 Apr 2014 TAM & NMAM Annual Meeting

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