Visit Santa Fe
Visit Santa Fe, New Mexico and encounter the evolving history of the American West. From traditional Native American and Spanish Colonial culture, to Contemporary Art, to the Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories and the Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe and New Mexico encompass the human experience from ancient culture to cutting edge Art and Science. This extraordinary stew of ideas and influences makes Santa Fe the ideal location for the CURRENTS NEW MEDIA festival. Attending the festival is a great opportunity to visit Santa Fe and the rest of our beautiful state.
Getting to Santa Fe is easier than you think. One scenic hour away from the Albuquerque International Sunport, Santa Fe also has its own Municpal Airport, with flights to and from Los Angeles, Denver and Dallas/Ft. Worth. More information can be found at the City of Santa Fe’s official travel site.
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Galleries and Museums
516 ARTS is an independent, nonprofit arts and education organization operating a museum style gallery in the center of Downtown Albuquerque at 516 Central Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets. 516 ARTS offers adventurous programs that address current issues in world culture, presenting innovative and interdisciplinary exhibitions, events and educational activities in a variety of art forms, including visual and literary arts, film/video and music.
Openings and events at 516 ARTS draw large, diverse crowds and generate excitement, dialogue and interaction among artists and the public. Schools and community groups visit the exhibitions for educations tours and activities throughout the exhibitions. 516 ARTS is known for its leadership of collaborations that have drawn national and international audiences and media coverage. 516 ARTS collaborates with an array of arts organizations, academic and civic institutions in our region and beyond, which expands the exposure of the artists we present as well as the reach and impact of our programs.
The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation recognizes the power of the arts to challenge and shift the perceptions, spark creativity, and connect people across cultures. We lend and exhibit artworks from our collection and support innovative individuals and pivotal initiatives in the arts.
Thursday - Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
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Housed in the back of a custom retrofitted 1970 aluminum stepvan, Axle Contemporary is an art gallery on wheels. We host installations, performance, and thematic group exhibitions of works on paper, including photography, drawing, painting, and limited edition prints. Our mobility allows us to visit both typical art venues and unusual ones, such as high schools, festivals, workshops, empty lots, and city streets.
Since 1979, the CCA has been a hub for Northern New Mexico’s diverse arts and cultural communities, drawing nearly 2 million viewers for its 300+ major art exhibitions, dozens of world-class performances, far-reaching educational and public programming and more than 3,000 films from around the globe. Each year, CCA programming inspires more than 40,000 visitors with beauty and vision, stimulating dialogue about issues of common concern, offering a window into the world, and building connections across boundaries of ethnicity, class, gender and age. The Center for Contemporary Arts presents film, visual arts, performance and educational outreach programs that support emerging and established artists and provide audiences with meaningful experiences and new ideas.
The mission of the Lea County Commission for the Arts is to provide leadership, vision, and support to ensure the availability and diversity of the arts in Lea County. The objective of the commission is to promote excellence in the further development of the visual, literary and performing arts in Lea County.
An art gallery in Santa Fe, David Richard Gallery, the premier contemporary art gallery, is located in the Santa Fe New Mexico's Railyard Arts District and specializes in post-war abstract art including Abstract Expressionism, Color Field, geometric, hard-edged, Op, Pop, Minimalism and conceptualism in a variety of media. Featuring both historic and contemporary artwork, the gallery represents many established artists who were part of important art historical movements and tendencies that occurred during the 1950s through the 1980s on both the east and west coasts. The gallery also represents artist estates, emerging artists and offers secondary market works.
Venue for CURRENTS Main Exhibition
This non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting the Hispano art, culture and traditions of Northern New Mexico is organized as a Center of Hispanic Culture and Learning.
El Museo's programs emphasize participation and inclusion of the entire community. Exhibitions and performances are accompanied by workshops, lectures, and support presentations, to promote learnng and educational activities. Its programs nurture and support the arts and cultural education, and underscore the value of economic benefits available through the arts.
Located in the heart of Santa Fe Railyard property, this 31,000 square foot warehouse facility houses galleries, exhibition spaces and a theater. There are ongoing activities plus space is available for rental for events such as the winter indoor flea market.
The Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media Program (IFDM) at the University of New Mexico is a model of interdisciplinary education giving our students necessary critical, creative, and technical skills to apply digital technologies in innovative and productive ways. Established in 2005 under the State of New Mexico’s Media Industries Strategy Plan (MISP), IFDM is built on existing strengths in the Anderson School of Management, Arts and Sciences, College of Fine Arts, and the School of Engineering. The IFDM Program has four objectives: Integrate Filmmaking and Digital Media, Build a Native New Mexican Hollywood, Train the Citizens of New Mexico, and Foster Research.
This is not an open call. More NMNM info to come.
The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), a center of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), is dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of/for contemporary Native art, history and culture through presentation, collection/acquisition, preservation, and interpretation. The MoCNA is recognized as the pre-eminent organizer of exhibitions devoted exclusively to the display of dynamic and diverse arts practices representative of Native North America.
The mission of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology is to inspire appreciation for and knowledge of the diverse native arts, histories, languages, and cultures of the Greater Southwest. Our state-of-the-art-exhibits continue to excite and inspire people to learn more about Native cultures and the anthropology and archaeology of the Greater Southwest.
Since the opening in September 1953, the Museum of International Folk Art has gained national and international recognition as an accredited Museum that is home to the world’s largest collection of folk art». The collection of more than 150,000 artifacts forms the basis for exhibitions in four distinct wings: Bartlett, Girard, Hispanic Heritage, and Neutrogena. In 2003, the Museum celebrated 50 years» of documenting, collecting, preserving and interpreting the creative works of traditional artists from cultures around the world.
The New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors National Historic Landmark are distinctive emblems of our nation's history. We present exhibitions and public programs that interpret historical events and reflect on the wide range of New Mexico historical experiences. The museum actively acquires and holds in perpetuity collections relating to the heritage of New Mexico and the Southwest. It serves as a history center for research, education, and lifelong learning, delivering quality programs that encourage knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of New Mexico's diverse cultures.
The New Mexico Museum of Art building dates only to 1917, but its architects looked to the past, and based the design on the 300 year-old mission churches at Acoma and other pueblos.
The New Mexico Museum of Art collects and presents historic and contemporary art from New Mexico and the Southwest.
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We invite you to be inspired by Santa Fe, the only city in the world that boasts more than 200 world-class art galleries in two square miles, more than a dozen museums, dynamic performing arts and award-winning cuisine. Located at the base of the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains beneath brilliant blue skies, Santa Fe is a year-round art experience.
SITE Santa Fe creates significant experiences for visitors by presenting the most innovative visual art of our time in new and engaging ways. Year-round exhibitions and educational programs expand the creative and intellectual potential of the audience and carry forward the region’s tradition of fostering avant-garde art.
The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission's Community Gallery-- through thoughtful and creative programming--offers inspiring exhibitions for the public, educational and professional development for local artists/artisans and exciting activities for the community. High quality art is for sale at all price levels.
The Community Gallery promotes, sells and exhibits the work of New Mexico artists and artisans, with the emphasis on Santa Fe, through exhibitions, professional training and community involvement in the arts. Gallery programming provides a range of services, exhibitions and activities that engages the public as well as supports the efforts of local artists/artisans. As a result, the gallery is a hub for viewing and exhibiting exciting artworks and brings the community to art as well as art to the community.
To inspire all current and future generations, the Museum preserves, presents, and advances the artistic legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe and Modernism through innovative public engagement, education, and research.
The mission of the Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the arts, especially those created in, inspired by, or relevant to northern New Mexico. The museum advances the University’s mission and engages diverse audiences by stimulating learning, creativity and research through exhibitions, programs and publications.
The Harwood will be an NMNM event location. More info to come.
The Official Travel Site
Santa Fe, New Mexico is a magical, exuberant, colorful journey at any time of year. Our Legendary History & Culture will fascinate and inspire you. Our art galleries and Diverse Visual Arts span ancient traditional techniques to the most contemporary and edgy.
Settle yourself into our world class accommodations, partake of our sumptuous World Renowned Cuisine and treat yourself to our colorful markets and experience why Santa Fe has been considered a Legendary Trading Center for hundreds of years.
The University Art Gallery serves as a showcase for the visual arts in the border region. The largest visual arts facility in South Central New Mexico, the gallery presents six to nine exhibitions annually. We feature contemporary and historical art of regional, national and international importance.
Our focus includes the work of NMSU Art Department faculty, graduates students, and undergraduates; we curate original exhibitions; and steward over 4,200 works in the university’s permanent collection. The latter includes the country’s largest collection of Mexican retablos (devotional paintings on tin) as well as photographs, paintings, prints and graphics, book art, and small scale sculpture and metals. The Gallery provides curatorial and exhibition management experiences for graduate and undergraduate students.
Warehouse 1-10 is a contemporary art space located in Magdalena, New Mexico. It's mission is to host and provide a support platform for experimental and contemporary art projects. WH 1-10 resides in a 5,000 square feet building, constructed in the late 1800s and is situated on an acre of land. The building was formerly a feed, tack and supply store and it borders the original train route to the end of the stockyard trail. Presently, it houses a gallery and rustic barn-style performance and exhibition space. In addition there is an outdoor studio work space and an Airstream Land Yacht for short term residents. The Village of Magdalena is located two hours south of Albuquerque along the scenic Highway 60 corridor which stretches from Socorro to the Arizona border. The Highway 60 corridor is also home to the Magdalena Ridge Observatory, The Very Large Array and the Dia Art Foundation, Walter DeMaria's Land Art Installation, The Lightning Field.
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Located on Guadalupe Street in the Historic Railyard District of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art gallery resides in one of the most unique architectural spaces in the City Different. The exterior preserves the historic flavor of the neighborhood while the cutting edge interior rivals the traditions of the best contemporary galleries in the country. The sky lighted two-story central atrium, glass staircase and catwalk, along with numerous gallery spaces provide the experience of viewing contemporary art at its best.
Here you will find unexpected art programs and exhibitions which are engaging and visually stimulating. The nearly 10,000 square foot space allows for ongoing offerings of important and well-established contemporary artists, internationally-known mid-career, emerging and regional artists as well as blue chip artists. You will find accessible exhibits of paintings, prints, drawings, substantial sculpture and photography and other fine art. The gallery is in close proximity to SITE Santa Fe and near other Railyard galleries and restaurants. Zane Bennett Contemporary Art gallery offers gallery clients the convenience of a climate-controlled interior as well as a dedicated twenty-space parking lot.