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NM — CULTURE

New Mexico - Annual 2016


Many artists, from many disciplines, have found inspiration in the land and culture here. It’s well worth taking the time to explore the thriving art scene.

New Mexico Culture(Seen at right) Some of New Mexico’s earliest inhabitants are displayed at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
Photo: Steve Larese

Thoughts of New Mexico bring to mind the Wild West: cowboys, Indians, pioneers of the Gold Rush and rugged terrain. In contrast, New Mexico offers the bluest skies, double rainbows, the most delicate of desert flowers and sunsets enticing enough to make motorists pull off the road to capture them on film. All of this and more is reflected throughout the state’s cultural and arts communities, rich in colorful, long histories that are the soul of New Mexico.

Throughout New Mexico, art and architecture will reach out to you, catch your eye, touch your heart and captivate your soul. The mix of cultures here left behind a legacy that continues to unfold, a legacy that lives in the spirit of the West.

Follow the links below to learn more about New Mexico Culture


Carpe Santa Fe »»
Have limited time? Visit these four spots to get the most from your stay in The City Different.

A Day At The Museums »»
Filled with culture and history, Albuquerque's museums tell plenty of interesting tales.

Desert Jewel »»
The KiMo Theatre offers a rare chance to see a restored Pueblo Deco motion picture palace.

Exploring The Past »»
Learn the fascinating history of Taos by visiting some of its historic homes and museums.

Family Field Trips »»
Learning and playing go hand-in-hand at these popular family-friendly attractions.

Founded By Accident »»
Here’s how a broken wagon wheel led to the creation of the Taos Art Colony.

Great Performances »»
Local performing arts take center stage in Santa Fe, where you'll find concerts and plays year-round.

In And Around Las Cruces »»
The city is bursting with one-of-a-kind museums and experiences.

A Night At The Opera »»
The Santa Fe Opera House provides soaring melodies set against glorious sunsets.

Otherworldly Adventures »»
From deep underground to outer space, Southeastern New Mexico offers some unusual fun.

Ready, Set, Play »»
Grown up stuff like shopping and sightseeing can take a toll on little ones. Luckily, Santa Fe has cool activities for all kinds of kids.

Wahleah's Taos Pueblo Gallery »»
One of GuestLife New Mexico's favorite Art Galleries...

New Mexico Gallery Tour »»
With its golden light, gorgeous weather, and fascinating scenery, it’s easy to see how New Mexico has attracted some the finest artists in the nation...

New Mexico Culture Guide »»
A selection of some of New Mexico’s museums and performing arts, including music, theater and dance.


New Mexico Culture Listings »»

New Mexico Art Gallery Listings »»



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