Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry
Since the Civil War, photographers have tried to capture the lives of Native American peoples, resulting in some of the most beautiful and elegant portraits in the collections of the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. More than 50 of these images are on display from May 18 to November 4, 2012, in Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry, a salon-style exhibitionin the History Museum's Mezzanine Gallery. Together, the images document the changing perceptions of Native peoples over a span of almost 100 years.
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Between the Lines
More than just geography, maps mark historical development and much of the economic, political, scientific, and intellectual circumstances of their times. The examples presented here date from the mid-16th century to the present and celebrate not only the 100th anniversary of New Mexico statehood, but the fascinating history leading to becoming a state.
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Beginning shortly after the fall of Tenochtitlan, and continuing through 300 years of Spanish rule, the story of the Conquest and colonization of Mexico was told and retold for people who would never visit the New World. At each retelling, artists and writers elaborated on the accounts of the Spanish and native Mexicans, creating a rich legacy of texts and images.
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Threads of Memory | El Hilo de la Memoria
This outstanding exhibition provides an unprecedented opportunity to examine our common heritage, through a series of documents, maps and portraits that normally reside in the vaults of the Archive of the Indies and have been exhibited only on rare occasion since their creation.
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Fashioning New Mexico
On exhibit from May 24, 2009, through April 11, 2010, Fashioning New Mexico highlighted the New Mexico History Museum's unique collection of costumes and clothing.
Treasures of Devotion | Tesoros de Devoción
New Mexico's settlers and their descendents produced a unique culture combining traditions of the Old and the New World. No better example of this tradition can be found than santos (saints), New Mexican images of religious devotion.
Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe
Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe is a visual history of Santa Fe, New Mexico as it celebrates its 400th anniversary as the oldest capital city in North America. These images, selected from the collection of the Photo Archives at the Palace of the Governors and through studio visits with contemporary photographers, illuminate the multiple meanings of place.
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The online exhibit Lasting Impressions: The Private Presses of New Mexico is a virtual journey across two centuries of New Mexico's literary history told through the work of artisan printers whose enduring love of the book and commitment to time-honored techniques have given us works of art that we can hold in our hands.
A selection of lantern slides representing a small part of the more than 750,000 archival photographs in the Photo Archive collection at the Palace of the Governors.
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