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Culture / Apr 20, 2022

New Deal Reckoning

Depression-era artists forged beauty throughout New Mexico, but a dominant perspective left too many stories untold—or told poorly. In Gallup, a…

By Kate Nelson / Photos by Gabriella Marks

History / Apr 21, 2021

Relicarios: Hidden Jewels

Martha J. Egan casts new light on an intricate form of centuries-old Catholic jewelry—and encourages a new generation of makers.

By Kate Nelson / Photos by Steven St. John

Guardians of New Mexico’s past, these archivists focus on visual history, the people depicted, and the mysteries that linger—one photo at a time.


DIRTY WITH AGE AND SMALL ENOUGH to fit into the palm of a hand, the cased photograph held just three clues. Its technology—an ambrotype, essentially a glass negative placed on a dark background that

People / Jun 08, 2022

A Cuentista’s Magic

On the 50th anniversary of "Bless Me, Ultima," the first poet laureate of New Mexico…

History / Apr 20, 2022

Smoke Screen

Artist Ken Hines restored this historic mural.