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History / May 12, 2021

Our Lady of Peace

In Santa Fe, a centuries-old statue once stood for conquest. Now it calls for peace.

By Inez Russell Gomez / 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

History / Feb 17, 2021

Maisel’s Historic Murals

For 80 years a storefront on old Route 66 has sheltered murals by a who’s who of Native American artists.

By Gwyneth Doland

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

Ghost Towns / Jul 14, 2021

The Grass Was Greener

The Río Puerco Valley once sheltered Ancestral Puebloans and, later, Hispanic ranchers…