State Museums Close for Thanksgiving…Here Are Some Alternatives

- November 18, 2011

"Bring the Family during the rest of the long weekend..."

State Museums in Santa Fe will be closed for Thanksgiving
But, bring the family during the rest of the long weekend


Our four state museums in Santa Fe will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving. But, if you’re looking for a break from leftovers and football the rest of the weekend, they are open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday. And remember, New Mexico residents are always free on Sundays.

I have reported on most of these exhibits in other posts and they are still open, if you haven’t seen them:

  • Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible and Contemplative Landscape at the New Mexico History Museum.
  • Beau Regards from Paris! Post-Impressionist Views by Donald Beauregard, James Drake: Salon of a Thousand Souls, and Past Present Future: Michael Berman, David Taylor, and Connie Samaras, at the New Mexico Museum of Art.
  • Creative Spark! The Life and Art of Tony Da at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
  • Young Brides, Old Treasures: Macedonian Embroidered Dress at the Museum of International Folk Art. Andd for visitors with kids in tow, the museum’s exhibition Multiple Visions: A Common Bond is sure to wow.

Admission to any of these museums is $6 for New Mexico residents, who get in free on Sundays and $9 for your out-of-state guests (might be a good way to get them out of the house for a bit). And, as always, children 16 and under get in free.

(Note: The 5 p.m. closing on Friday, Nov. 25 means the History Museum and Museum of Art will not observe their usual 5-8 p.m. Free Fridays on this date.) While you’re at the museums, shop for unique holiday presents at the museum shops.