Our Partners

Since the Early 20th Century, two Institutions have been instrumental in the preservation and promotion of Indigenous Arts in New Mexico, The School for Advanced Research, celebrating its 115th Anniversary in 2022, and The Southwest Association of Indian Artists’ Indian Market, celebrating its Centennial. On the State’s western border The Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial is also celebrating a Century while in Santa Fe, La Fonda on the Plaza has provided inestimable support to New Mexico’s Indigenous Arts and our State’s Culture for a Century.

IC22 Partners


School for Advanced Research
During its long and colorful history, the School for Advanced Research has reinvented itself several times. Originally founded in 1907 as a center for archaeological research in the Americas, SAR was revitalized in the early 1970s when it relocated to its present 15-acre campus on Santa Fe’s historic east side. Its advanced seminars and resident scholar program in anthropology and related social sciences achieved worldwide recognition, as did the quality of the Southwest Native American art collection housed in SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center. While maintaining its commitment to innovative social science, SAR has pioneered a radically participatory approach to the stewardship of its Native American art collection. It is also expanding and enhancing its educational mission in Santa Fe by offering lectures and salon discussions focused on issues of broad public concern, thus repositioning SAR as a center for creative thought in a region actively exploring new avenues of social and economic development.


Southwestern Association for Indian Arts – Santa Fe Indian Market
For the past century, Santa Fe Indian Market has brought together the most gifted Native American artists from the U.S. with millions of visitors and collectors from around the world. The extended weekend of beauty and celebration ranks as the world’s largest and acclaimed Native American arts show and as New Mexico’s largest attended annual weekend event.  Santa Fe Indian Market is widely known as the place where Native American art and culture meets the world. As a primary vehicle for showcasing Native American arts, Indian Market also serves as a principal means for advancing the careers of many of today’s noted American Indian artists.


The Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Association, Inc.
The Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Association, Inc. (GITICA), and the City of Gallup will hold the 100th anniversary of the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial as a mixture of in-person and virtual events. Scheduled events include: One World Beat (the theme of the event) – Native American & Indigenous Tribal Processions & Performance Showcases, Rodeo Events, Ceremonial Queen and Princess Pageants, Juried Art Show & Contest, Virtual Artisans Market, 5k Run/Walk, Parades, Powwow, Navajo Song & Dance, and Film Screenings.

“The Ceremonial” is hosted annually at Red Rock Park near Gallup, NM. Various citywide events are also being planned. Founded in 1922 and considered a New Mexico destination experience, the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial is one of the oldest continuous recognitions of Native American culture and heritage and known for attracting an international audience.

As it reaches its 100th anniversary, the event continues to evolve while enshrining the earliest ideas of creating opportunities by spotlighting Native American authenticity. This centennial milestone is a cumulation of tributes to the generational event caretakers and the ancestral and present day Native American tribal participants.


La Fonda on the Plaza
La Fonda on the Plaza holds a coveted place in Santa Fe history, a component in a rich tapestry of hospitality that predates American independence. City records indicate that La Fonda sits on the site of the town's first inn, established when the city was founded by Spaniards in 1607, making our property the oldest hotel corner in America.


AMP Concerts
AMP Concerts is the leading cultural institution in New Mexico providing innovative and inspiring arts programming to diverse audiences. Our concerts bridge ages, demographics and cultural backgrounds. We believe that music creates community, preserves culture, acts as medicine and facilitates human connection. Founded in 2004, AMP has hosted thousands of concerts by many of the world’s most creative and celebrated musicians including songwriting legends Jackson Browne and Joan Baez; country icons Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett; jazz and classical masters Chick Corea and Philip Glass. Local artists appear regularly at our events as openers, celebrating CD releases and during the pandemic in a wide range of virtual programs.


Blue Rain Gallery
Blue Rain Gallery was founded in Taos, New Mexico in 1993 by Leroy Garcia. In 2003 the gallery expanded into Santa Fe, New Mexico and then opened a satellite location in Scottsdale, Arizone for period of six years beginning in 2009. Today, the Gallery is solely located in the Railyard Arts District of Santa Fe, New Mexico, in a gorgeous 10,000 square foot building with 22-foot-high ceilings and lots of natural light, making it one of the signature gallery spaces in Santa Fe. In addition to monthly and bi-monthly artist exhibitions at the gallery, Blue Rain Gallery regularly participates in international art shows around the country.


Center for Contemporary Arts
CCA celebrates creativity across the arts, humanities and sciences by generating transformative experiences designed to ignite minds and connect people.  Forty years ago The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) was founded as a grassroots organization with a vision to enhance our cultural landscape and better the lives of our neighbors in Santa Fe. That vision continues to thrive today, and we embrace all of the ways this mission continues to inform and grow our contribution to the vibrant cultural landscape of our unique community.


Coe Center
The Coe explores and connects through experiencing the world’s Indigenous Arts. We create awareness, education, and appreciation of Indigenous Arts. We connect people and art through inclusive hands-on experiential learning and partnering. In this, we responsibly steward a diverse and eclectic collection of world Indigenous Art that supports community narratives.


Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, opened to the public in July 1997, eleven years after the death of our namesake artist. A visit to the O’Keeffe Museum offers insight not only into the artist’s paintings, but also her creative process and the light and landscape that inspired her. In addition to the main Museum campus in Santa Fe, the O’Keeffe Museum maintains O’Keeffe’s two homes and studios in northern New Mexico, a research center and library, and a variety of collections relating to O’Keeffe and modern art.


Institute of American Indian Arts
At IAIA, the spirit and vision of Native American and Alaska Native people is our first priority. Founded on October 1, 1962, the Institute of American Indian Arts offers academic excellence to both Native and non-Native populations. Our goal is empowerment through education, economic self-sufficiency, and expression and enhancement of artistic and cultural traditions. We take great pride in preparing students to pursue a life rich with ideas, expression, and moral values. We are ensuring a continual flow of leadership to carry our heritage and traditions forward. Our faculty, many of whom are Native, leaders, and IAIA graduates, give witness to the positive impact IAIA’s unique environment and influence have had on their lives.


The IAIA Foundation
The IAIA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 2010 to expand IAIA’s capacity to raise critically needed funds to help empower our students to succeed. But we can’t do this without your assistance. Your support helps us provide our students with the resources they need. Your tax-deductible donations make it possible for us to continue offering students the finest academic experience possible.



International Artist Publishing
International Artist Publishing is the creator of five essential American art magazines: American Art Collector, American Fine Art Magazine, Western Art Collector, Native American Art and International Artist. We work with galleries, museums, art fairs, artists and collectors to bring our readers the best American art, both historic and contemporary, on the market. Our coverage includes gallery and museum exhibition previews, event and auction reports, artist interviews, art demos, art market analysis, and in-depth examinations on the trends, artists and artworks that are electrifying the American art market.


International Folk Art Market
Since 2004, the International Folk Art Market and its flagship program, International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe,  have been providing opportunity to folk artists at the world’s largest market of its kind. Our organization has expanded programs to meet the specific challenges that folk artists are facing in the global marketplace. What was born out of Santa Fe as a small grass roots organization focused on one weekend a year, has now grown into a nonprofit empowering international folk artists year-round. Allied with the world’s master folk artists, your participation in IFAM results in communities around the world having clean drinking water, education for girls, improved health care, and thriving folk art communities.


King Galleries
Since its inception, King Galleries has been committed to representing work by potters who create the highest quality and greatest innovation in their pottery. Charles King has been a judge in various years since 1996 for pottery at the most prestigious Indian art events, such as Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum Indian Market, and Gallup Ceremonials. He has also given numerous talks on Pueblo pottery at the Heard Museum, Museum of Indian Art and Culture (MIAC), the Pueblo Grande Museum, Rockwell Museum of Western Art, The Booth Museum, The Philbrook Museum, and The Denver Art Museum.  Charles served on the Board of Directors of the Indian Arts and Crafts Association (IACA), which has the mission of encouraging and preserving authentic Indian art. He was elected in 2008 to the Board of Directors for SWAIA(Southwest Association for Indian Arts), the group which puts on Santa Fe Indian Market).


Meow Wolf
Meow Wolf is an arts and entertainment company based in Santa Fe, New Mexico with installations in Denver and Las Vegas. We create immersive and interactive experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration.  We began in 2008 as an informal DIY collective of Santa Fe artists. These collaborative roots lay the foundation for Meow Wolf's distinctive style of immersive, maximalist environments that encourage audience participation.


Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, one of four museums in the Museum of New Mexico system, is a premier repository of Native art and material culture and tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. The museum serves a diverse, multicultural audience through changing exhibitions, public lectures, field trips, artist residencies, and other educational programs.  It is MIAC's mission to provide cross-cultural education to the many visitors to Santa Fe who take part in our programs and to New Mexican residents throughout the state. It is especially important that MIAC serve the Indian communities in our state and throughout the Southwest whose contemporary and ancestral cultures are represented in the museum's collections.


Museum of New Mexico Foundation
The Museum of New Mexico Foundation was founded in 1962 by Thomas B. Catron III as a vehicle for providing private support for the four state museums in Santa Fe. The establishment of the private, nonprofit Foundation launched a robust private-public partnership between the Foundation and the State of New Mexico that continues today.  While the State of New Mexico funds building operations and staff salaries, “The Foundation provides a way for private funds to be directed to three vital areas of cultural support: education, collections and exhibitions,” says Catron. The Foundation’s mission has expanded beyond the four state museums in Santa Fe to include support eight historic sites statewide and the Office of Archaeological Studies.


IAIA Museum of Contemporary
Native Arts (MoCNA)
The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is the country’s only museum for exhibiting, collecting, and interpreting the most progressive work of contemporary Native artists. MoCNA is dedicated solely to advancing the scholarship, discourse, and interpretation of contemporary Native art for regional, national, and international audiences. As such, it stewards—9,000 Contemporary Indigenous artworks (created 1962 to present). MoCNA is at the forefront of contemporary Native art presentation and strives to be flexible, foresighted, and risk-taking in its exhibitions and programs. MoCNA is located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Museum of International Folk Art
As one of the few museums in the United States dedicated to folk art from around the world, the Museum of International Folk Art expands the understanding of folk art and encourages dialogue about traditions, cultural identity, community, and aesthetics. The museum is a dynamic, multidimensional learning environment that is an integral part of community life. Our collection and programming provide important connections between past, present, and future folk art and related traditions.  Over the years, the museum has grown to include the Hispanic Heritage Wing and Contemporary Hispanic Gallery, the Girard Wing, the Neutrogena Wing, and the Gallery of Conscience. Our vast and unique collections now number more than 130,000 examples of folk and traditional arts from around the world.


New Mexico Historic Sites
New Mexico Historic Sites are storied places where the past is palpable. They invite you to hit the road, explore, and get out in the golden New Mexico sun. It's your chance to follow in the footsteps of Indigenous people, Spanish conquistadors, Civil War soldiers, outlaws, and lawmen.  Seven sites are active and open to the public. These include Fort Sumner Historic Site/Bosque Redondo Memorial, Coronado, Los Luceros, Fort Selden, Jemez, Fort Stanton and Lincoln.


The New Mexico History Museum
The New Mexico History Museum is a statewide educational resource, local landmark, and destination for anyone who wants to understand the diverse experiences of the people of New Mexico, the dynamics that have shaped our state, and the relationships that connect our region with the rest of the world.  Building on more than a century of informative exhibitions, exceptional collections, and an iconic location in the heart of Santa Fe, the New Mexico History Museum is committed to service, community engagement, and rigorous scholarship.


New Mexico Museum of Art
Built in 1917, the New Mexico Museum of Art was the first museum dedicated to the visual arts in New Mexico. Since its inception, the Museum has generated excitement in the community, attracted tourists to New Mexico, and enticed artists from across the country to be inspired by Santa Fe. Today, the Museum continues to be among the most important institutions in Santa Fe.


Objects of Art Shows
The Objects of Art Shows bring together an extensive collection of historic to contemporary material that includes fashion and jewelry, furniture and books, tribal, folk and American Indian art, works on paper and canvas, and three dimensional pieces in wood, ceramic and bronze. The range is vast, the selection is discerning, and the result is exhibitions of exceptional objects of art. By showcasing the most renowned art dealers in the West's most celebrated cities for art—Santa Fe and San Francisco—Kim Martindale and John Morris, with decades of experience producing historically significant shows in the art and music realm, have created a unique collection of art shows curated to create a unique art experience.


Performance Santa Fe
Performance Santa Fe has supplied the stages and classrooms of New Mexico with quality programming for more than eighty years. Our mission is to present world-class music, dance, and theater, and to provide excellent performing arts education for our community. From jazz quartets to modern dance companies, PSF’s skillfully curated seasons bring the best of today’s performers from across the globe to audiences in Santa Fe.   The organization’s community reach extends beyond the walls of the theater and into the classroom via award-winning education programs. In a public school district where seventy-five percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, PSF reaches more than 3,000 students across twenty-four local schools annually, at no cost to them.


Poeh Museum
Founded in 1988 by Tribal Council Resolution, the Poeh Museum is a unique hub of Pueblo culture that serves Native and non-Native peoples alike. The Poeh Museum strives to promote cultural preservation through curation, exhibition, and interaction with all Pueblos. As a key resource for the promotion and preservation of Native American Pueblo art and culture, the Poeh Museum is a unique treasure in American history. With a primary focus on the artists of the six Tewa-speaking Pueblos of northern New Mexico, its programs focus on the preservation of traditional and contemporary Pueblo art and culture. Its rapidly growing collections include contemporary, historical, and archaeological works, which are invaluable resources to artists and researchers from both within and outside the Pueblo Community.


Santa Fe Art Auction
Boasting the third-largest art market in the United States, Santa Fe has long been a destination for new and seasoned collectors. Located in the heart of the city’s historic downtown, and organized in conjunction with the Gerald Peters Gallery, the Santa Fe Art Auction is the Southwest’s premier annual auction house for classic and contemporary Western art. Serving an international profile of clients, and complemented by Santa Fe’s diverse culture, appealing weather and world-class dining and lodging, the Santa Fe Art Auction brings together buyers and sellers of Western and Indigenous  art amid the natural beauty of the “City Different.”


Santa Fe Botanical Garden
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden celebrates, cultivates and conserves the rich botanical heritage and biodiversity of our region. In partnership with nature, we demonstrate our commitment through education, community service, presentation of the arts, and the sustainable management of our public garden. Since its founding in 1987, the garden has become a valuable resource to our area through educational programs and service to the community.


Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival(SFiFF) is the premiere forum for international and independent cinema in the area. Focusing on artistic excellence, SFiFF serves as a creative center for film year-round, and as a presentation of the year's top films each October. SFiFF provides professional opportunities for artists, and unmatched audience participation in the world’s greatest little film city.  During its history, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (SFiFF) has presented more than 500 films—ranging from major Academy Award winners to top international films to undiscovered indie gems—to more than 75,000 attendees. SFiFF has grown from humble beginnings to becoming one of the top annual events in New Mexico and has effectively extended the tourism season in Santa Fe.


Santa Fe Literary Festival
For centuries, this maverick city at the edge of the Southern Rockies has been a cultural crossroads, from Native and Hispano peoples whose oral traditions root them in the landscape to a long line of writers whose work imagines and illuminates the American West and the wider world. What better place to bring together influential authors, thinkers, and passionate readers for an event as unique and inspiring as the city itself.  Santa Fe, a city rich in cultural diversity, creativity, and dazzling light, is home to a four-day event that celebrates our shared love of language and ideas. We’ll explore issues at a time of extraordinary change – in politics, race, immigration, the environment, and more – as well as simply escape into great stories. The Santa Fe Literary Festival will feed our creative and culinary appetites and send us back into the world inspired.


SITE Santa Fe
SITE Santa Fe creates significant experiences for visitors by presenting the most innovative visual art of our time in new and engaging ways.  Since its opening in 1995, SITE Santa Fe has been committed to supporting new developments in contemporary art, encouraging artistic exploration, and expanding traditional museum experiences. SITE’s year-round schedule of exhibitions serves as a platform for experimental curatorial approaches, innovative exhibition design, and projects by emerging and established artists. SITE also hosts an Art & Culture series of lectures and performances, as well as an extensive education and outreach program for local schools, all of which attract 20,000-30,000 local, national and international visitors.


Stage Coach Foundation Santa Fe
Long before either became famous, George R.R. Martin and David Weininger, PhD fell in love with Santa Fe. They shared a sense of responsibility, borne of a sense of great potential and deep affection for their town.

Weininger knew that finding your passion and doing great work, while not always easy, was how one builds a rewarding career and successful life. Indeed, Weininger himself was tireless: a brilliant scientist, businessman, musician, filmmaker, pilot, rafter, amateur astronomer and all-around nice guy. He invented the groundbreaking, comprehensive chemical nomenclature, SMILES  (Simplified Molecular Input Line Entry Specification) and played a major role in evolving the field of chemical informatics. Weininger's efforts contributed in no small way to Santa Fe being dubbed the Silicon Mesa (as chronicled in the book, The Info Mesa (Norton). He'd invite friends from far and wide to his Stagecoach Observatory, which he designed and built on his property.  Weininger's commitment to Santa Fe (along with his company headquarters) was entrusted, upon his passing in November 2016, to Martin, who then dedicated Stagecoach Foundation to fulfilling their joint vision.


The Lensic Performing Art Center
Santa Feans have been gathering at The Lensic since 1931, when it opened its doors as the city’s grandest movie palace and vaudeville stage. Built by local merchant Nathan Salmon and his son-in-law, E. John Greer, the “Spanish-Moorish” style theater was officially dedicated to the people of Santa Fe. After decades as a movie house, The Lensic closed briefly in the late 1990s for a multi-million-dollar renovation project, led by visionaries Nancy and Bill Zeckendorf and supported by the Santa Fe community. With its original beauty restored and state-of-the-art production capabilities added, the theater relaunched in April 2001 as the nonprofit Lensic Performing Arts Center. Today, it’s as magnificent as ever.


The Tia Collection
There are many options when it comes to creating a collection.  Pieces are carefully and painstakingly chosen.  And they undoubtedly give joy, satisfaction, and create the beginnings of a legacy.  At some point, it might occur to one, as it has to me, to share this joy with others. The pieces then reach a larger audience, inspire people across states and countries, even across the world.

The value of art as a form of expression plays an important role in the process of collecting and appreciating each individual work.  Art, whether it is fine art, performance art, writing, film-making or something else, is exquisitely unique and valuable.  There is an indescribable pleasure in the knowledge that portions of my art collection are on display in museums for many to see and appreciate.  I hope you are inspired to give thought to your ability to express and look forward to the enrichment it will bring to us all.


Vital Spaces
Vital Spaces is a Santa Fe-based 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to sustain and enhance Santa Fe's cultural vibrancy by creating affordable spaces for artists working in all media to create, present, connect, and teach. Our focus is on fostering a collaborative creative community and supporting people, ideas, and art forms that are underrepresented in Santa Fe's commercial art scene.  We aim to support BIPOC artists, a population whose work has historically been underrepresented in contemporary art spaces in Santa Fe, as well as artists of all backgrounds whose socioeconomic status makes it difficult to maintain an artistic practice here. Beyond this focus, we wish to be inclusive of artists of all ages, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and countries of origin.  Our vision is a city in which people of all backgrounds have access to space for creating and showing their work. We operate on the principles of inclusion, equity, openness, and community engagement.


Vladem Contemporary
In 2014, as the New Mexico Museum of Art approached its one hundredth year it embarked on a journey to examine its founding vision and to explore future opportunities. The goal was to ensure that it would continue to be a cultural and community anchor and a generator of social and economic development in Santa Fe and New Mexico. Over the past century we have evolved beyond being repository for objects and into community-oriented spaces for engagement and education. As a result, we are working with our collections more dynamically, and broadening the diversity and reach of our exhibitions. The introspection we have undertaken in the past years has prepared us for our next step, which will be a transformational change for our museum. We envisioned a new space for contemporary art to complement the historic site on the Plaza, effectively creating One Museum: Two Locations which has resulted in the Vladem Contemporary.


Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
Founded in 1937, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is New Mexico’s oldest non-profit, independent museum. The Wheelwright offers unique exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art. We’re famous for our focus on little-known genres and for solo shows by living Native American artists.  We are the home of the Jim and Lauris Phillips Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry, the most comprehensive collection of Navajo and Pueblo jewelry in the world. The museum’s holding includes jewelry, metalwork, carving, basketry, folk art, and textiles of the Navajo, Rio Grande Pueblo, and other Native peoples of New Mexico. The museum’s archives include the papers of many noted scholars and artists, including John Adair, Kate Peck Kent, Laura Adams Armer, Caroline B. Olin, Byron Harvey, Washington Mathews, Mary Cabot Wheelwright, Frances Newcomb, and many others.


National Honorary Partners


The Denver Art Museum was founded in 1893 as the Denver Artists' Club. Today it is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast with global art collections that represent cultures around the world as well as work by artists from Denver and the Rocky Mountain region. Internationally known for its holdings of American Indian art, the museum has also assembled an extensive group of pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial art objects now considered one of the finest collections in the world.

Throughout its history, the Denver Art Museum has had several temporary homes, including the public library, a downtown mansion, and a portion of the Denver City and County Building. In 1971, the museum opened the North Building, now known as the Martin Building, one of only two buildings in North America designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti.

When the North Building opened, it was viewed as a “forerunner in the worldwide transformation of the temple-style museum into a proliferation of unprecedented and startling architectural forms." This bold tradition continued in 2000, with the selection of Daniel Libeskind for a visionary take on an expansion of the museum campus.

The resulting Frederic C. Hamilton Building opened to the public in 2006. The Hamilton Building includes the museum’s major exhibition spaces for special presentations and traveling art shows while the newly opened Martin Building is home to the museum’s encyclopedic collections and innovative Learning & Engagement Center, which brings the museum’s world-renowned museum education programming for all ages to the center of the campus.

In 2016, following several years of increased attendance growth as well as a change in how the museum serves the wider community, the Denver Art Museum announced a significant renovation and expansion of the North end of the campus in order to better serve its 800,000 annual visitors. And in October 2021, the Denver Art Museum opened its reimagined expanded campus which includes the complete renovation of the 50-year-old Ponti-designed building, as well as the new Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center, which houses guest services and two dining options.


National Museum of the American Indian
A diverse and multifaceted cultural and educational enterprise, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex. The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego.

The National Museum of the American Indian operates three facilities. The museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., offers exhibition galleries and spaces for performances, lectures and symposia, research, and education. The George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC) in New York City houses exhibitions, research, educational activities, and performing arts programs. The Cultural Resources Center (CRC) in Suitland, Maryland, houses the museum's collections as well as the conservation, repatriation, and digital imaging programs, and research facilities. The NMAI's off-site outreach efforts, often referred to as the "fourth museum," include websites, traveling exhibitions, and community programs.

Since the passage of its enabling legislation in 1989 (amended in 1996), the NMAI has been steadfastly committed to bringing Native voices to what the museum writes and presents, whether on-site at one of the three NMAI venues, through the museum's publications, or via the Internet. The NMAI is also dedicated to acting as a resource for the hemisphere's Native communities and to serving the greater public as an honest and thoughtful conduit to Native cultures—present and past—in all their richness, depth, and diversity.


The Autry Museum of the American West
The Autry Museum of the American West is a museum in Los Angeles, California, dedicated to exploring an inclusive history of the American West. The Museum was established in 1988 by actor and businessman Gene Autry as "Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum" to explore and share the comprehensive story of the American West and its multiple cultures and interpret its significance. Its Griffith Park collection includes 21,000 paintings, sculptures, costumes, textiles, firearms, tools, toys, musical instruments, and other objects. The museum presents contemporary and historical exhibitions, year-round programs for children, intellectual forums, and the Native Voices at the Autry performing arts series.

Native Voices at the Autry Museum of the American West has been the only equity theater that has only focused on producing new works by Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nation playwrights since 1995.  Randy Reinholz (member of Oklahoma’s Choctaw nation) and his wife Jean Bruce Scott have run this theater program that runs out of the Museum for 20 years. Native Voices has since been able to produce over 34 full productions, gone on over 20 tours, with 23 new play festivals and 13 Native playwrights. Native Voices is a crucial part of the Autry’s mission to promote art history and cultures of the American West.


Supporting Partners


City of Santa Fe, Office of Arts and Culture
The Arts & Culture Department of the City of Santa Fe provides leadership by and for the City to support arts and cultural affairs; we recommend policies and programs that develop and promote artistic excellence in our community.  Our vision is for a thriving, collaborative, interdisciplinary cultural community that possesses a variety of resources, spaces and pathways that support the educational, economic and creative needs
of Santa Fe.


Mayor's Office, City of Sante Fe
Alan Webber is Santa Fe’s 43rd Mayor—and the City’s first full-time executive. He was elected in March of 2018 with 66% of the vote in another first for Santa Fe, the City’s first Ranked Choice Voting election. Alan ran to make Santa Fe the most user-friendly, eco-friendly, and family-friendly city in the country.  Before running for Mayor, Alan built a career in business and journalism, most notably as the Editorial Director of the Harvard Business Review and Co-Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company Magazine.


New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
For centuries, New Mexico has been a mecca where many and varied cultures have lived side by side, sharing and celebrating their cultural differences. The result — a lush, refreshing texture of styles and designs on the joyful business of living. Created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature, the Department of Cultural Affairs represents New Mexico's dedication to preserving and celebrating the cultural integrity and diversity of our state. The Department oversees a broad range of New Mexico's arts and cultural heritage agencies. These include 15 divisions representing a variety of programs and services.  Among its primary functions is the management of the largest state sponsored museum system in the country.


New Mexico Department of Tourism
Tourism is one of New Mexico’s leading industries, rooted in adventure and authenticity. The New Mexico Tourism Department works alongside its partners - convention and visitors bureaus, local chambers of commerce, hospitality organizations and private travel-related businesses – to make the state the primary destination for venturesome travelers, attracting visitors and, in turn, creating jobs and growing the economy.


Office of the Governor, New Mexico
Michelle Lujan Grisham is the thirty-second governor of the state of New Mexico, the first Democratic Hispanic woman to be elected governor in U.S. history. As governor, Lujan Grisham has implemented a series of evidence-based policies aimed at transforming New Mexico’s public education system, expanding the state’s economy to include more high-quality employment opportunities and preserving New Mexico’s air, land and water. In 2019, she oversaw one of the most productive legislative sessions in state history, signing a broad package of bipartisan bills into law, notably a historic investment in public education and a landmark transition to clean energy.


Spanish Colonial Art Society
Spanish Market marks its 100th anniversary in 2026 as the largest and oldest juried Hispanic art show and sale of its kind. Today, there are nineteen art categories with approximately 200 adult artists working within them. On Friday night before the weekend market, the Society sponsorsPreview which honors the awards recipients and offers collectors and visitors a sneak peak of the best artwork that will be for sale the next day. In addition to the Spanish Market artist sales
booths, there is entertainment on the Bandstand with regional Hispanic bands and dance groups, art demonstration booths, books sales booths, and food booths that complement this heritage event. On Sunday morning, the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi offers the Spanish Market Mass where artists are invited to bring their artwork into Mass for ceremonial blessing. After Mass, a musical procession leads the group from the Cathedral through the Market to the Bandstand where
a priest blesses Spanish Market. Tens of thousands converge upon the Plaza each year to participate in Traditional Spanish Market.


Tourism Santa Fe
Santa Fe is known as the City Different and within one visit, you will know why. Santa Fe embodies a rich history, melding Hispanic, Anglo and Native American cultures whose influences are apparent in everything from the architecture, the food, the art and on. Remember, we're seated at an elevation of 7,000 feet, so come and partake of 320 sunny days per year.  Long been center for arts and culture, Santa Fe is one of the country's largest art markets. You'll find nearly 250 galleries and dealers to explore. Santa Fe has more than a dozen museums to explore featuring culture, history and traditions of this region and the world. With a backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the world-class Santa Fe Opera makes its home here and we want you to feel right at home here tooǃ