Curated by Humans of New Mexico, this exhibition opens the day before our annual Recuerda a Cesar Chavez Festival and features photo portraits and first person stories of everyday New Mexicans and their experiences in social movements. The intent of the exhibition is to engage community in conversation about the ways social movements have shaped and defined New Mexico and the way New Mexicans have influenced social justice work beyond our state borders. There is a rich tradition of social justice initiatives in New Mexico. These serve as unique case studies promoting grass-roots, distinctive solutions based on the philosophy of people power. This exhibit is a community-wide effort to capture the complex issues that affect our communities and voice the everyday practices of resistance. Agency through testimonials is at the heart of “People Powered: New Mexicans and Social Movements.”
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Salud y Sabor, a partnership between the Agri-cultura Network, Street Food Institute, and the NHCC, is a free evening of food, art, and entertainment aimed at providing families with an opportunity to connect around nutrition, cooking, healthy lifestyles, and culture.
Once a month, community members gather for cooking demonstrations using fresh, locally grown ingredients, as well as fun art activities for kids and adults, health screenings, and live entertainment. An emphasis is placed on exploring traditional Hispanic dishes, providing basic information/free screenings from local Western and alternative health practitioners, and creating a vibrant atmosphere with art activities and live music. In most months, free samples of local produce are available.
This month’s food theme is Nopales and Blue Corn/Nopales y Maiz Azul.
For more information on Salud y Sabor, contact David Torres at 505/246-2261 or email him DavidM.Torres@state.nm.us
Free public event
Based on Federico García Lorca’s play Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding), La Novia, set in Spain in the early decades of the 20th century, is the story of a multi-family, multi-generational blood feud that is about to be settled by a wedding uniting two of the families. But Fate and Death have other plans, as an ill-starred love triangle precipitates an impetuous act, and sets into motion a chain of events that will have devastating consequences. From Instituto Cervantes’ Espacio femenino series; presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2015; Directed by Paula Ortiz; Spanish with English subtitles; 93 minutes; not rated (recommended R or PG-13 rating).
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
History and Literary Arts Building Library
This talk by Arturo Sandoval, Founder and President of the Center of Southwest Culture, Inc. (CSC), a non-profit organization promoting the peoples and cultures of the southwestern US and northern México, is part of educational programming related to People Powered: New Mexicans and Social Movements. CSC focuses on developing cultural, economic and educational events and programs that reflect the rich Mexicano and indigenous cultural heritage of the Greater Southwest. Sandoval has been active for more than four decades in community, cultural, environmental and civil rights efforts in New Mexico and across the US. He was one of the co-coordinators of the original Earth Day in 1970.
People Powered: New Mexicans and Social Movements is open to the public from April 6-October 19, 2018, Wednesdays – Fridays, 10 am-5 pm, and the first Saturday of the month, 1-5 pm.
9:30 am – 12 pm
Join our monthly gathering for colcheras of all skill levels led by Annette Gutierrez Turk. If you are beginning or advanced in the traditional New Mexican style of embroidery, bring your current colcha project along and enjoy these monthly, informal, community work sessions to share ideas, resources and encouragement!
For more information, call Elena at 505-246-2261 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Facilitated by Sandia Mountains Chapter-EGA
This 25th anniversary concert is Son Como Son’s tribute to the rich lineage of Cuban music. It is a tribute to the dance—the dance between the Yoruban spiritual world and the Spanish colonialists, the dance between the past and the future, the dance where the ocean meets the desert. Most of all, it is a tribute to the dancers of Albuquerque—to each and every one who has buoyed this ship for the past 25 years and helped to put Albuquerque on the salsa map.
$24, $25, $27 w/ $2 discount for seniors/children 12 and younger, and $3 discount for NHCC members
12 pm to 5 pm
A Vision of History through Fresco…
Mundos de Mestizaje by Frederico Vigil is a mural housed in the Torreón on the campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This monumental fresco depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history highlighting diverse cultural connections between people and places from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. The 4,000 square foot painting is one of the largest frescos in North America.
The digitized imagery of the painting ensures that this culturally significant work can be a sharing and learning experience for students and families anywhere. We invite you to explore the imagery, history and complexities of the Mundos de Mestizaje mural.
Discover on your own by clicking the link HERE.
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2 pm – 4 pm
This exhibit, which runs through May 14, will feature artwork created by students from Albuquerque High School and Volcano Vista High School in response to the beloved novel by Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me, Ultima (1972). The students’ work, also inspired by the novel, compliments the artwork featured in the NHCC Art Museum La Ultima Exhibición, which runs through November 11, 2018.
Free public event
Gabriel Meléndez of the Center for Regional Studies will discuss “A Lie Halfway Around the World,” a chapter in his book, Hidden Chicano Cinema. The chapter explores the shallow mysteries and deep complexities surrounding the death of the travel-adventurer and freelance journalist Carl N. Taylor in 1936. Taylor was murdered as he readied himself to attend a gala event in Albuquerque. What appears as a set of non-sequential links between New Mexico’s chronic poverty, its religious traditions, and its reputation as an arts mecca results in a series of unexpected outcomes that stem from the intricate and layered master-chore boy relationship that drew together “the mountain boy,” Modesto Trujillo, and his writer-employer, Carl Taylor. The real-life drama far outstripped Hollywood’s attempt to market its sensationalistic B-movie, “The Lash of the Penitentes,” designed to exploit the fears and anxieties of the nation, Taylor’s tragic death, and smudge the dignity of the neighbors Taylor had come to know and admire.
Free event, open to the public.
2 pm to 3 pm
National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum presents Sunday in the Museum Tours every Sunday afternoon starting at 2 pm. Each tour will be different depending on the exhibit and theme.
Free with NHCC Museum admission