Museum of New Mexico Press

Museum of New Mexico Press Award-winning publisher of books that educate and entertain audiences about the arts, culture, and history of New Mexico and the region.

Founded in 1951, the Museum of New Mexico Press is an award-winning publisher of finely designed and crafted books that reflect the collections of the Museum of New Mexico and explore the culture of the Southwest. Specializations include fine art and folk art, photography, Native Americana, the Hispanic Southwest, nature and gardening, and architecture and style.

Our archaeologist colleagues do awesome work!! #becauseculturematters #MIAC #NMarchaeology   #historicpueblopottery
06/27/2019

Our archaeologist colleagues do awesome work!! #becauseculturematters #MIAC #NMarchaeology #historicpueblopottery

MIAC's ARC staff would like to give a big thanks to Dean Wilson for helping us yesterday and today in classifying many of the ceramic vessels in our collection. Check back in the coming weeks as we share some of the detailed shots of pigment and paste of these beautiful vessels.

Literature Is My Utopia
06/26/2019

Literature Is My Utopia

Bestbooksstop.com
06/24/2019

Bestbooksstop.com

"A house without books is like a room without windows." ~ Horace Mann

Love this photo of MNMP authors and friends-- Janet Russek and David Scheinbaum! This photo is by Kitty Leaken from the ...
06/22/2019

Love this photo of MNMP authors and friends-- Janet Russek and David Scheinbaum! This photo is by Kitty Leaken from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. #becauseartmatters #sfphotographers #scheinbaumrussek #mnmpphotographybooks #imagesintheheavens

Janet Russek and David Scheinbaum, owners of a Santa Fe photo gallery

Photographer: Kitty Leaken
Date: 1990
Negative Number: HP.2014.14.2671
from The Santa Fe New Mexican Collection

06/21/2019

Have a great weekend! Buy a book or two from your favorite indie bookstore!

Introverts are Awesome
06/21/2019

Introverts are Awesome

📸 Absolutely striking cover from today's Weekly Alibi featuring a photo from our latest book, FLIGHT OF SPIRIT: THE P...
06/20/2019

📸 Absolutely striking cover from today's Weekly Alibi featuring a photo from our latest book, FLIGHT OF SPIRIT: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANNE NOGGLE edited by Martha Strawn—hot off the press!
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📖 Read Clarke Conde's thoughtful review: https://alibi.com/art/58832/Flight-of-Spirit.html
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📸 Weekly Alibi cover photo by Anne Noggle 📸

The Bloomsbury Review
06/20/2019

The Bloomsbury Review

Congratulations to Joy Harjo, US Poet Laureate!
06/19/2019
Joy Harjo Becomes The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate

Congratulations to Joy Harjo, US Poet Laureate!

A member of the Muskogee Creek Nation, the 68-year-old poet and musician says she bears "the honor on behalf of the people and my ancestors," and aims to serve as an "ambassador" of the art form.

In case you missed it—a great article in the April '19 issue of New Mexico Magazine by MNMP author Don Usner. One of t...
06/19/2019
The Museum That's Saving a Community

In case you missed it—a great article in the April '19 issue of New Mexico Magazine by MNMP author Don Usner. One of the founders of the Chimayó Museum, Don writes about the impact of this special cultural center on the community. #becauseculturematters #chimayo #northernnm #elsantuario #sabinosmap #benignaschimayo #donjusner #chasingdichos

The Chimayó Museum does more than preserve artifacts. It’s saving a community.

Great Reads w. Sue Fitzmaurice
06/18/2019

Great Reads w. Sue Fitzmaurice

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#mnmp #spring2019 books are in bloom ~ #advancecopy of NEW MEXICO'S PALACE OF THE GOVERNORS: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COLLECT...
06/15/2019

#mnmp #spring2019 books are in bloom ~ #advancecopy of NEW MEXICO'S PALACE OF THE GOVERNORS: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COLLECTIONS edited by Daniel Kosharek and Alicia Romero. This book is a companion to "A Past Rediscovered" exhibition opening at the Albuquerque Museum May 11, 2019 🌷
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#artmatters #culturematters #booksmatter #comingsoon #palaceofthegovernors #nmhm #goodbooks #howtosantafe #simplysantafe #albuquerquemuseum #gooddesign #nmhistory #nmtrue

The Bloomsbury Review
06/14/2019

The Bloomsbury Review

Jerzy Kosiński--Polish-American novelist and two-time President of the American Chapter of P.E.N.--was born on June 14, 1933, in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland.

NEW MEXICO'S PALACE OF THE GOVERNORS: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COLLECTIONS is reviewed by Paul Weideman in today's Pasatiempo...
06/14/2019
Follow the Camino Real: Palace archival history on display in a new book

NEW MEXICO'S PALACE OF THE GOVERNORS: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COLLECTIONS is reviewed by Paul Weideman in today's Pasatiempo! The book is edited by former photo curator Daniel Kosharek and curator Alicia Romero with contributions from other curators/staff from the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum. The book coincides with an exhibition currently on view at the Albuquerque Museum—not to be missed! Albuquerque Museum curator Josie Lopez worked with Palace staff for her selection of gems. The Palace is planning their own exhibition of collection highlights in 2020. Stay tuned! #statecitycollaboration #albuquerquemuseum #palaceofthegovernors #becauseartmatters #becausebooksmatter #nmmuseums

Alicia Romero is co-editor with Daniel Kosharek of the new book New Mexico’s Palace of the Governors: Highlights from the Collections.

Denise Chavez
06/14/2019

Denise Chavez

"Growing up as a Chicana close to the Mexican border, my stories came to me in many languages, including Spanish, Spanglish, border language… I was filled with the beauty of spoken words. And I’ve always loved books. My mother was a teacher and my father was a lawyer, and I made library cards for all of the books in my father’s study. And he was also a notary public, so I notarized my little cards. I was just inculcated from the very beginning with books, books, books.
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Bookselling means more to me every day. The stories of connecting, the people who come in—booksellers attract all sorts of people. To sell a book or to give a book away is a profound experience. I’m very honored to be a member of the ABA because they have an initiative that I spearheaded called Libros Para El Viaje, or Books for the Journey, which collects books for refugees arriving at the border. Every week, I distribute books in Spanish to families and children. So my work has deepened because we’re reaching out to people who arrive with nothing. To get a book means something. It’s a major healing experience. So when I see a tiny, little woman—and I wish people in the United States could see the people that stand in front of me with those ankle bracelets; they’re small people, they wouldn’t hurt anybody—I try to remember her face. She is on a journey. She’s going on a bus. She’s going on a plane. And she’s taking a book for the journey. I mean, wow! Right?
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Bookselling is profound. It’s profound when a teenager from Guatemala is looking for Stephen King. Or a mother is hugging three Isabel Allende books. Or somebody is picking up a Spanish language version of H.G. Wells’ A WAR OF THE WORLDS. Or to give a dictionary to an older man who’s learning English. It’s exciting. This is truly being connected with what a book does, which is to inform, empower, enlighten.
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My reason to be a writer is because I have been healed by books, and I do believe that books can heal us. It is a challenge to be a bookstore, but I continue because I know the power of a book."
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Denise Chávez is the Owner and a Bookseller at Casa Camino Real Book Store & Art Gallery in Las Cruces, NM.

Congratulations to photographer and arts patron Gus Foster! He was recently honored by the Taos Arts Council for his con...
06/14/2019
Reluctant nominee Gus Foster honored by arts council

Congratulations to photographer and arts patron Gus Foster! He was recently honored by the Taos Arts Council for his contributions! Foster is known for his amazing panoramic landscapes.

A sold-out capacity greeted the Taos Arts Council's second annual gala Friday (June 7) at the newly repurposed Stakeout restaurant on Outlaw Hill south of Ranchos de Taos. The …

Windham Free Library
06/13/2019

Windham Free Library

Literally the best advice I've ever seen!

Homemade tamales & "The Pueblo Food Experience Cookbook" - book #6 in our #12booksofChristmas #tistheseason #seasonsgree...
06/09/2019

Homemade tamales & "The Pueblo Food Experience Cookbook" - book #6 in our #12booksofChristmas #tistheseason #seasonsgreetings #happyholidays #goodbooks #artmatters #culturematters #booksmatter #nmtrue

Awesome outreach and education at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology in Santa Fe! They hosted guests from the Heard M...
06/09/2019

Awesome outreach and education at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology in Santa Fe! They hosted guests from the Heard Museum for a traditional Pueblo weaving class. #becauseculturematters #nmarchaeology #puebloweaving #heardmuseum #nativetraditions

Thanks to Louis Garcia and the staff of the Heard Museum for stopping by this week for the Pueblo traditional weaving class. We hope that everyone enjoyed their time at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Nice article from the Albuquerque Journal on upcoming exhibitions at the Albuquerque Museum. We've enjoyed working with ...
06/07/2019
Albuquerque Museum

Nice article from the Albuquerque Journal on upcoming exhibitions at the Albuquerque Museum. We've enjoyed working with them on several books: NEW MEXICO’S PALACE OF THE GOVERNORS, BURIED CARS, ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM HISTORY COLLECTION, ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM PHOTO ARCHIVES COLLECTION, CASA SAN YSIDRO, and THE CARVED LINE. We look forward to more future collaborations!

"On Tuesday, the Albuquerque Museum announced an eclectic lineup of upcoming exhibitions through 2021." We were happy to talk about the depth and breadth of exhibition programming to Kathaleen Roberts at Albuquerque Journal. There are some exciting things in store for our visitors!

https://www.abqjournal.com/1322569/albuquerque-museums-coming-attractions.html

The Bloomsbury Review
06/07/2019

The Bloomsbury Review

The traveling exhibition "Lowriders, Hoppers & Hot Rods" that originated at the New Mexico History Museum in 2016 is now...
06/04/2019

The traveling exhibition "Lowriders, Hoppers & Hot Rods" that originated at the New Mexico History Museum in 2016 is now on view at the Albuquerque International Sunport! Kudos to former Palace of the Governors Photo Archives curator Daniel Kosharek who organized the show and contributed to our book ¡ÓRALE! LOWRIDER: CUSTOM MADE IN NEW MEXICO.

After much excitement and anticipation, the Sunport is happy to welcome custom lowriders of all shapes and sizes, handcrafted right here in New Mexico! With Mayor Tim Keller's enthusiastic stamp of approval, this cultural exhibit is now open to travelers and locals alike!

Rigoberto Gonzalez, author and LA Times critic, gives props to New Mexico literature and writers including Rudolfo Anaya...
06/01/2019
Reading New Mexico — literature that reveals life at a cultural crossroads

Rigoberto Gonzalez, author and LA Times critic, gives props to New Mexico literature and writers including Rudolfo Anaya, Tony Hillerman, Denise Chavez and Leslie Marmon Silko. #becauseculturematters #nmtrue #becausebooksmatter #nmliterature #nmliteraryhub #nmauthors

Rigoberto Gonzalez on how the literature of New Mexico emboldens the experience of Santa Fe, a place with a vibrant literary culture spanning decades

Nouveaux Horizons
05/31/2019

Nouveaux Horizons

Livres dans la ville, à hauteur des enfants. On les saisit et on les lit, comme on cueille le fruit de l’arbre. Superbe idée !

Congratulations to Nicolas Kanellos and Arte Publico Press, the legendary publisher of Hispanic literature, for their li...
05/31/2019
A Texas publisher is honored for putting great Latino literature between hard covers and on shelves

Congratulations to Nicolas Kanellos and Arte Publico Press, the legendary publisher of Hispanic literature, for their lifetime achievement award from the National Book Critics Circle! THANK YOU for (quoted from article) "crush[ing] the myths that Latinos don’t write, don’t read and represent too small or too risky a market." MNMP is proud to publish Hispanic authors including Rudolfo Anaya and Jimmy Santiago Baca--and bilingual editions and books on Hispanic culture. #becauseculturematters #becausebooksmatter #jimmysantiagobaca #rudolfoanaya #sandracisneros #patmora #nasariogarcia #denisehavez #jimsagel #michaeltrujillo #oralelowrider #lookintomyeyes #rubencobos #pauletteatencio #benignaschimayo #donjusner

Arte Público Press published Sandra Cisneros’ ‘The House on Mango Street,’ an American classic read the world over.

2019 titles
05/28/2019

2019 titles

Museum of New Mexico Press's cover photo
05/28/2019

Museum of New Mexico Press's cover photo

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AUTHOR, COLLEAGUE AND FRIEND DANIEL KOSHAREK, CURATOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE PALACE OF THE GOVERNO...
05/17/2019

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR AUTHOR, COLLEAGUE AND FRIEND DANIEL KOSHAREK, CURATOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE PALACE OF THE GOVERNORS (NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM). DANIEL'S LAST DAY IS TOMORROW--HE'S RETIRING FROM THE STATE OF NM BUT WILL BE KEEPING BUSY. (WE ARE HOPING TO COLLABORATE ON FUTURE BOOK PROJECTS WITH DANIEL!) #LUCKYRETIREMENT #POGPHOTOARCHIVES #SFPAINTER #PHOTOCURATOR #ORALELOWRIDER #NMPALACEOFTHEGOVERNORS #SALTOFTHEEARTH

Our colleague Daniel Kosharek, curator of Photo Archives, NM History Museum (organizer of this event)

Natalia Crow
05/14/2019

Natalia Crow

To all book collectors... 😊
Natalia Crow

We are sorry to hear about the passing of Barbe Awalt of LPD Press. Our condolences to her husband Paul. Barbe was a fie...
05/14/2019

We are sorry to hear about the passing of Barbe Awalt of LPD Press. Our condolences to her husband Paul. Barbe was a fierce advocate for local authors and publishers--last year led a good fight to try to keep book distribution in New Mexico. Rest in Peace, Barbe!

Sad to learn that Barbe Awalt died of cancer this morning. She was a fighter for New Mexico's authors and a huge supporter of us HIllermans. Irreplaceable.

Megan Bennett of the Albuquerque Journal North writes about our new book PAINTED REFLECTIONS: ISOMERIC DESIGN IN ANCESTR...
05/13/2019
Art instead of artifact

Megan Bennett of the Albuquerque Journal North writes about our new book PAINTED REFLECTIONS: ISOMERIC DESIGN IN ANCESTRAL PUEBLO POTTERY by Scott G. Ortman and Joseph Traugott. The authors are presenting a Southwest Seminars lecture on Monday, and on Tuesday at 6 p.m. a public book launch (presentation & signing) at Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse!

Seminar, book deconstruct the designs of ancient Pueblo pottery

Awesome panel yesterday at the Albuquerque Museum in conjunction with the opening of "A PAST REDISCOVERED" exhibition fe...
05/12/2019

Awesome panel yesterday at the Albuquerque Museum in conjunction with the opening of "A PAST REDISCOVERED" exhibition featuring highlights from the vast collections of the Palace of the Governors (New Mexico History Museum). Albuquerque Museum Director Andrew Connors moderated the discussion with Palace curators Daniel Kosharek and Alicia Romero, editors of the companion book published by MNMP. The exhibition—curated by the Albuquerque Museum's curator of art Josie Lopez—is fabulous!

Check out Pasatiempo's cover story today featuring the new MNMP book PAINTED REFLECTIONS: ISOMERIC DESIGN IN ANCESTRAL P...
05/10/2019
Duality by design: Mirror images and meaning in Ancestral Pueblo Pottery

Check out Pasatiempo's cover story today featuring the new MNMP book PAINTED REFLECTIONS: ISOMERIC DESIGN IN ANCESTRAL PUEBLO POTTERY by Scott G. Ortman and Joseph Traugott! Foreword is by former curator Maxine McBrinn and curator Antonio R. Chavarria of Museum of Indian Arts and Culture! Two author events are scheduled next week in Santa Fe: Monday (May 13), Southwest Seminars hosts a lecture and book signing (fee/limited seating); Tuesday (May 14) Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse book launch (free and open to public). Both events are at 6 p.m.—check article for more details!

“They made great art,” said Joseph Traugott, co-author of a new book about ancient Pueblo pottery. “It’s very important to understand that these are very sophisticated works of art that

Congratulations to photojournalist Steve Northup--named a Santa Fe Living Treasure! His wonderful photography has been f...
05/05/2019
‘As long as you can do it — do it’

Congratulations to photojournalist Steve Northup--named a Santa Fe Living Treasure! His wonderful photography has been featured every year in the New Mexico Treasures engagement calendar including the 2020 edition available in June. #NMphotography #NMTrue #nmtreasures #SFLivingTreasure

Santa Fe Living Treasures are elders in the community who made an impact through their careers and volunteer work.

One of our favorite colleagues--Daniel Kosharek, photo curator at the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (New Mexico...
05/04/2019

One of our favorite colleagues--Daniel Kosharek, photo curator at the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (New Mexico History Museum) at Lowrider Day on the Plaza in 2016--which he organized along with the popular exhibition "Lowriders, Hoppers and Hotrods." He assisted with MNMP's companion book ¡ÓRALE! LOWRIDER: CUSTOM MADE IN NEW MEXICO, essay by Don J. Usner. The Albuquerque International Sunport is exhibiting photographs from the show this month! Look for it! Daniel also just edited (with NMHM curator Alicia Romero) the new MNMP book NEW MEXICO'S PALACE OF THE GOVERNORS: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COLLECTIONS, companion to the exhibition "A Past Rediscovered" opening May 11 at the Albuquerque Museum. Thanks, Daniel, for all you do. #MNMPLOVESDANIEL #AWESOME #NMLOWRIDERS4EVER #ABQMUSEUM #NMHISTORY

Our colleague Daniel Kosharek, curator of Photo Archives, NM History Museum (organizer of this event)

Santa Fe Public Library
05/01/2019

Santa Fe Public Library

Rantings of Life
04/30/2019

Rantings of Life

#BibliophilesCorner

support your indie bookstores in your community! tag your favorite here! #indiebookstores
04/29/2019

support your indie bookstores in your community! tag your favorite here! #indiebookstores

Originally posted by the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, KS ❤️

History Lovers Club
04/27/2019

History Lovers Club

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward shopping in Paris, 1959. Photograph by Gordon Parks.

Museum of New Mexico Press's cover photo
04/24/2019

Museum of New Mexico Press's cover photo

This weekend!
04/23/2019

This weekend!

This weekend, come visit the NHCC Foundation at the NHCC Children’s Bilingual Book Festival to buy your copy of Rudolfo Anaya’s Owl in a Straw Hat: El Tecolote del Sombrero de paja and get it signed by the illustrator, El Moisés!

Anne Hillerman
04/22/2019
Anne Hillerman

Anne Hillerman

A shout out to all the idie stores owners who have hosted me and my Dad over the years. Just met the folks at Hooked on Books in Colorado Springs for the first time on Saturday.Thanks, Mary and Jim for providing books for the Frank Waters event.

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