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Santa Fe inspires with art, history and natural beauty

Fri Dec 16 04:07:47 EST 2016 | The Seattle Times
SANTA FE, N.M. — Nestled at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and surrounded by acres of desolate beauty, Santa Fe often surprises first-time visitors with its wealth of offerings, from culture, history and a vibrant culinary scene to outdoor pursuits such as hiking and skiing. Settled by the Spanish in the early 1600s, Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the U.S. It nurtures links to its rich history and to its blend of Native American, Latino and Anglo cultures. Even the newest bui..


SANTA FE, N.M. — Nestled at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and surrounded by acres of desolate beauty, Santa Fe often surprises first-time visitors with its wealth of o..
How Native American art is displayed has always been a fraught issue. From the earliest days of Wild West Shows to modern academic museums, exhibits of indigenous art evoke questio..
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The Jarrell is part of the latest round of acquisitions approved by the museum's trustees on Monday. The new batch of objects includes 37 photographs of late 19-century India by Ra..
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The Model Train Festival opens at the State History Museum in Tacoma on Saturday, Dec. 17, with even more model-train layouts than in past years. It runs through Jan. 1. Along with..
Indian studios have long released their films day-and-date in dozens of countries. The studios’ core list of 50 international territories includes North America, Britain, United Ar..
A hoard of Nazi-era artwork can be donated to a museum in Switzerland, a court in Germany has ruled. The paintings and drawings belonged to Cornelius Gurlitt, whose father was an a..
A marine in Virginia came home early from deployment and surprised his 6-year-old son at school. With over a week left before Christmas, a class full of first graders in Virginia g..
A major area of concern Thursday morning for flooding and mudslides is the Santa Cruz Mountains. Up to 6 inches of rain is expected there, right in a burn area. MORE: ABC7 AccuWeat..
Indigo, saturated eggplant, black, gray — the colors that dominate the show of R.H. Quaytman’s paintings at the Museum of Contemporary Art constitute what can only be called a twil..
Vin Diesel’s passport is getting a workout these days. The action star was in Brazil last month to hawk “---: Return of Xander Cage” at the country’s edition of Comic-Con. Diesel, ..
In chronological order of their opening, these were the 10 most engaging art museum exhibitions that I saw this year within L.A.’s immediate orbit. Three are still on view. “Leap B..
While Sonny Assu doesn’t wield a can of spray paint, the 41-year-old member of the Kwakwaka’wakw peoples of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, has adopted a graffiti writer’s appr..
The next few days in the Puget Sound region will be cold and dry, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature in Seattle won’t rise above the mid-30s, meteorologist ..
Photo: Copyright 2016, FX Networks. All rights reserved. American Horror Story: For the first time ever, American Horror Story failed to score a nod anywhere. Maybe it was the frus..
With the exhibition HACK SPACE, in partnership with London’s Serpentine Galleries, the K11 Art Foundation continue to grow their roster of international collaborations wi..
BOGOTÁ (AP) — Por novena ocasión en 68 años, Santa Fe se proclamó campeón del fútbol colombiano, al imponerse el domingo 1-0 sobre Deportes Tolima en el partido de vuelta de la fin..
FILE- This May 7, 2014 file picture shows an exterior view of the Kunstmuseum in Bern. The Munich state court said Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 that Cornelius Gurlitt’s will is valid, r..
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police have arrested a former member of an illegal Spanish paramilitary group who now is suspected of spreading Islamic State propaganda and planning a s..
Updated 8 minutes ago Days like the last few can leave even the most eager outdoorsman or woman thinking as much about a warm fire as a tromp through the woods. Bitter cold it's be..
If you go Peggy’s on the Green: 128 West Blanco Road, Boerne, Texas (just a block off Main Street or the Hill Country Mile). 830-572-5000. Casual attire,..
Striking about "Complicated Beauty: Contemporary Cuban Art" at the Tampa Museum of Art is its tone. For all of the exhibition's variety and appeal, even lightheartedness in a few e..
Carefully considered color erosion techniques soften the traditional floral-inspired motif of this transitional style from Karastan’s Intrigue collection.DALTON, Ga. — Rug manufact..
Starting Dec. 19, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will make free, same-day passes available online rather than requiring visitors to line up in person. ..
Most speakers protested the demise of the program, under which 161 artists, writers and performers have won grants ranging from $20,000 to $15,000 since 2009. But some said that th..
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Are you uncomfortable appealing to "magic" when explaining Santa Claus to your inquisitive infants, but still want to preserve the joy of the mystery? Dr. Katy Sheen, a physicist i..
The fame of Greece as the cradle of world civilization is getting a new boost. This follows the discovery of a 2500-year-old lost city, where remains of towers, walls and city gate..
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The Santa Cruz Mountains were hit hard by rain Thursday causing big problems on the roads. RELATED: Storm makes for messy mountain commute along Highway 17 Bear Creek Road at Ralst..
BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Thursday that a priceless trove of art kept hidden from the world for decades by reclusive German collector Cornelius Gurlitt can go to a Swiss m..
A massive—and controversial—trove of nearly 1,500 artworks known as the Gurlitt Hoard, found by Bavarian authorities in a basement in 2012, was rightfully gifted to a Swiss mu..
A terminally-ill boy in Tennessee has died in the arms of Father Christmas – having said that his final wish was to meet Santa. The unnamed five-year-old from Nashville was being c..