The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs preserves, fosters, and interprets New Mexico’s diverse cultural heritage and expression for present and future generations, enhancing the quality of life and economic well-being of the state.
Find hours, admission prices, directions, and other visiting information for New Mexico's eight state-run museums and seven historic sites.
Arts and culture are big business in New Mexico. A recent study, commissioned by DCA, reveals an annual economic impact of $5.6 billion.
Use this guide to learn more about the unique and engaging exhibitions, events, and programs offered by our incredible state cultural institutions.
The publishing arm of the Department of Cultural Affairs produces high-quality, culturally significant books that showcase the Department's collections and exhibitions.
Upcoming Public Meetings
- 12/14/2017 Board of Directors of the National Hispanic Cultural Center
- 1/18/2018 New Mexico Arts Commission
Latest Press Releases
- 12/11/2017 History Museum & Santa Fe Opera presentations recognize New Mexicos Atomic Histories
- 12/6/2017 Natural History Collector: Hunt, Discover, Learn! How-to-book for collectors written by Museum Educator
- 12/6/2017 Art show at Farm & Ranch Museum reveals a lifetime of creativity
- 12/5/2017 Vaderlimulus - 245-Million-year-old Horseshoe Crab Fossil named after Star Wars Darth Vader
- 12/4/2017 OKeeffes Desert Abstraction (Bear Lake) finds forever home at the New Mexico Museum of Art
New Mexico CulturePass
Your ticket to 15 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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Featured DCA Exhibitions
Here, Now, and Always is a major exhibition based on eight years of collaboration among Native American elders,
The Governor’s Gallery on the 4th floor of the State Capitol is honoring the 2017 recipients of the New
The first artwork ever to be displayed at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum belonged to Robert