Santa Fe Museums and Their Special Fall Exhibits!

Santa Fe Museums, and their exhibits, to visit in the Fall!

Enchanting November Santa Fe travel.

Santa Fe’s Museum of International Folk Art

  • Sept 21 – Jan 1: Daily 8am-5pm — Quilts of Southwest ChinaSanta Fe Celebrates Global Arts and Culture in SW China, traditional bed coverings, clothing, and household items have long been made from patched and appliquéd scraps to create artistic and functional textiles. A bi-national consortium of American and Chinese museums have come together.
  • Sept 21 – Sep 16, 2018 Daily 10am-5pm — No Idle Hands: The Myths and Meanings of Tramp Art
  • Over 150 examples of tramp art, concentrating on works the from the United States, with additional examples from France, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Canada, Mexico and Brazil to demonstrate the far reach of this art form.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

  • Sept 21 – Oct 21, 2017 Tue-Sun 10am-5pm — Into the Future: Cultural Power in Native American ArtDiverse array of Native American art, expanding traditional forms and ancestral knowledge into the present, and by extension ‘into the future’ to define individuals, communities and environments using traditional and introduced art forms.
  • Sept 21 – Dec 31, 2017 Daily 10am-5pm — Jody Naranjo: Revealing JoyThe Museum of Indian Arts & Culture will host a solo exhibition featuring the work of 2017 Living Treasure, prolific Santa Clara pueblo potter Jody Naranjo. Held in lobby of the museum.
The New Mexico History Museum — Santa Fe Museums

New Mexico History Museum

New Mexico History Museum 

  • Dec 7, 2017 – Dec 31, 2030 — Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy  Will Rogers noted that Fred Harvey “kept the West in food — and wives.” But the Harvey Girls are by no means its only legacy. From the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway’s 1879 arrival in New Mexico to the 1970 demolition of Albuquerque’s Alvarado Hotel, the Fred Harvey name and its company’s influence have been felt across New Mexico, not to mention the American West. The company and its New Mexico establishments served as the stage on which people such as Mary Colter were able to fashion an “authentic” tourist experience, along with Herman Schweizer who helped drive the direction of Native American jewelry and crafts as an industry Telling New Mexico: Stories from Then and Now, helps tell those stories. Opening December 7, Setting the Standard uses artifacts from the museum’s collection, images from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives and loans from other museums and private collectors. Focusing on the rise of the Fred Harvey Company as a family business and events that transpired specifically in the Land of Enchantment, the tale will leave visitors with an understanding of how the Harvey experience resonates in our Southwest today (description taken from New Mexico History Museum’s website).
  • Sept 21 – Feb 11, 2018 — Voices of Counterculture in the SouthwestThrough archival footage, oral histories, photography, ephemera and artifacts, the exhibition examines the cultural revolution of the 60’s and 70’s and how events sparked activism among the nation’s youth.
Palace of Governors — Santa Fe Museums

Palace of Governors — US National Treasure!

Palace of the Governors

Long term exhibition: Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time: The archaeological and historic roots of America’s oldest capital city.

Santa Fe is 400+ years old, and this exhibit in the Palace of the Governors will take you on a journey to explore archaeological evidence and historical documentation of the City Different before the Spanish arrived. Also the settling of the first colony, the founding of Santa Fe and its first 100 years as New Mexico’s first capital. Displayed are 160+ artifacts from four historic sites, maps, documents, household goods, weaponry and religious objects. The story told within this exhibit of cultural encounters between early colonists and the Native Americans who had long called this place home is a definite “Must See”!

Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn in downtown Santa Fe is convenient and walking distance to the New Mexico Museum of Art, Palace of the Governors, New Mexico History Museum, Contemporary Indian Arts Museum, as well as plaza shops, galleries, restaurants, and Native American trade artists at the Place of the Governors portal! Next door to the New Mexico state capitol building with the Governors gallery display of fine art, Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn provides the perfect Santa Fe accommodation base for museum, gallery and historic site touring for your October, November and fall travels.  We invite you to experience traditional Native American history first hand in our 157 yr old adobe pueblo b&b. Fresh tamales every morning for breakfast (see history of tamale blog); wood burning kiva fireplace in your private guest room (see our room pages); 2 foot thick adobe walls and more! — BOOK NOW or Call to make reservation assistance: 1-800-461-4559

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