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Visiting with Children
Ongoing Activities & Special Events

new toy loungeThe book and toy area is in a Tree of Life theme stocked with toys that encourage imaginative play, as well as a wonderful selection of children's books. Children of all ages enjoy this interactive area.

The galleries have special appeal to children of all ages. Several cases in the Girard exhibition Multiple Visions: A Common Bond have special appeal to children, and are noted in the Gallery Guide. Families can also pick up an Ipod touch and take a Multimedia tour of the Girard Wing. Parents, teachers and artists are encouraged to use our all age hands-on art making projects on-line» and programs are offered seasonally, see Events below.
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Sunday November 1, 2015
1- 4PM

muertos programCelebrate Dia de Los Muertos/ Day of the Dead. Decorate Sugar skulls, make picture frames (visitors are invited to bring a photo pf a loved on who has passed away) sample pan de muerto, enjoy live music by Las Flores del Valle, and a performance by Los Ninos de Santa Fe, skeleton/calaca face painting and more! All by Museum Admission: New Mexico residents free every Sunday, youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members always FREE!

Flamenco From Spain to New Mexicoflamenco
OPENING Sunday November 22, 2015
Known as a folkloric art form that began among the Gypsy people of southern Spain, this exhibition traces Flamenco to its arrival in the U.S. and its rise as an international art form now enjoyed by millions. The exhibition features costumes, play bills, instruments, and paintings,complemented by lectures, workshops and performances.(Photo by Blair Clark)

Sunday December 13, 2015
1-4 PM

Celebrate Winter holidays with hands on art marking for ages 3 to 103, refreshments and more! 3pm performance of Un Cuento Navidad Flamenco/A Flamenco Nativity Story with Fernando Barros Lirola, Carlos Lomas, Chuscales, Mina Fajardo, Pete Ahman and Melissa Moore. All By Museum Admission: New Mexico residents FREE every Sunday, youth 16 and under and foundation members always free!

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