Category: Native American Culture of New Mexico

Mike’s Blog: Turquoise, a Defining Element of the Southwest

August 08, 2014

One of the most defining artistic and symbolic elements of the Southwest is turquoise, a stone that possesses a captivating quality to natives and passers-through alike. The name “Turquoise” is an iteration of “Turkey,” the country from which the first … Continue reading

Joe and Mike’s Blog: El Ranch de las Golandrinas or Ranch of the Swallows

April 08, 2014

This beautiful rural and rustic museum to the south of Santa Fe is a wonderful experience for the whole family. Anyone interested in livestock, farming, culture and living conditions during the early Southwest’s history will find this restored one-time caravanserai … Continue reading

Santa Fe Art This Summer

June 28, 2011

Santa Fe richly deserves its artistic reputation, and summer is a season that brings many opportunities to learn why. Free Friday evenings at the museums, First Friday Artwalks at the Railyard and Last Friday Artwalks in the West Palace and … Continue reading

Simply Santa Fe South of Town

May 03, 2011

The Allan C. Houser Compound is located at 26 Haozous Road, 22  miles south of Santa Fe on Highway 14   “Simplicity appeals to me in a land where the simple things are respected and appreciated – simplicity is a … Continue reading

Santa Fe Museum Hop & Shop

January 25, 2011

The Wheelwright Museum of the Almerican Indian, International Museum of Folk Art and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture are all located on Museum Hill, Camino Lejo in Santa Fe, NM New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 West Palace Avenue, … Continue reading

Santa Fe Open House at IAIA

November 10, 2010

The Institute of American Indian Arts is located at 83 Avan Nu Po Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico While many cities can boast an art school or two, Santa Fe has unusual bragging rights by virtue of having an … Continue reading

Amazing Chaco Canyon

September 14, 2010

Of all the thousands of archaeological sites you can visit on a trip to the American Southwest, the remains of the Chacoan Great Houses, preserved in Chaco Culture National Historical Park –  a three hour drive west of Santa Fe … Continue reading

Santa Fe Indian Market Says Indian Summer Soon!

August 17, 2010

Well, we hope it will be an Indian Summer! Weather in Santa Fe is always pretty decent, but like everyone else, we hate to see the warm days go with the summer. And with the much-anticipated arrival of the Santa … Continue reading

A Special Santa Fe Summer Symposium

June 22, 2010

Located at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on the NE corner of West Marcy Street and Grant Avenue from July 6-8, 2010. Registration in advance at tcarlson@royalroadtours.com Every summer, the art opportunities in Santa Fe seem to get better … Continue reading

Art Wants to be Free

March 25, 2010

A Free Museum? That’s a novel concept! As it happens, however, it’s not so novel after all, as evidenced by the Cleveland Museum of Art, with free admission since the museum opened in 1916. Away from Santa Fe for a … Continue reading


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