` Mission Statement – Spanish Colonial Arts Society

Our Mission

The Mission of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society is to preserve the cultural heritage of Hispanic New Mexico and its living traditions.

We deliver our mission by:

  • Collecting, preserving, exhibiting, researching, and promoting the Hispanic art of New Mexico, from settlement to the present, and comparative pieces from around the Spanish world.
  • Operating with a focus on educational programs for the public, including offering programs on the arts (contemporary and historical), culture, food, history, and music.
  • Supporting the annual Traditional Spanish Market to share with the public the artistic heritage of traditional and innovative art forms by living Market artists.
  • Making our library and archives available as resources for scholars, artists, and all those interested in research in this field.
  • Utilizing our building and grounds in service to our mission.