• ¡Mira! 20th Anniversary Kick Off Party and Open House!

    February 29

  • ¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour 2020

    March 5

  • César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández: Presentation & Book Signing

    March 5 @ 6:00 pm

  • Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company Presents Yjastros 36: El Fuego Fatuo

    March 13March 14

  • Revolutions Theatre Fest: And Then…?

    March 13

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January 2020

¡Mira! The National Hispanic Cultural Center Turns 20!

January 1December 31

¡Mira! The National Hispanic Cultural Center is turning twenty years this year! Our anniversary year offers us the opportunity for 20/20 vision, as we look back at what we’ve accomplished and set our sights on the future. Over the years, the NHCC has shared thousands of stories showcasing art, history, literature, and performance that celebrate Hispanic culture in New Mexico, the United States, and around the world. We are honored to have been able to do this in collaboration with our many partners and supporters as well as the communities we serve. As we look forward to the next 20 years, we are excited to continue learning from all of you, our friends, visitors, and patrons. You have been instrumental in our growth over the past two decades.

Every event at the NHCC this year will showcase the type of programming that makes the Center unique. Some will be themed around the idea of 20/20 vision in the year 2020 and will review what the Center has accomplished over the last two decades, highlight favorite moments, and contemplate lessons for the future. The year will also be marked by a social media campaign of fun facts and interviews with staff, patrons, and partners.

Please review the events page for more information about what is happening across our campus this year!

El Voto Femenino: Sufragistas Latinas luchando por el derecho al voto

January 24June 30

The National Hispanic Cultural Center’s History and Literary Arts Program presents a new exhibit, “El voto femenino: Sufragistas Latinas luchando por el derecho al voto/The Women’s Vote: Latina Suffragists who Fought for the Right to Vote” which opens on Friday, January 24, 2020, and runs through June 30, 2020.

There will be a free opening reception on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 6-8 pm in the historic History and Literary Arts (HLA) Building on the NHCC campus, where the exhibit is on display.

The exhibit features women from 24 countries in the international Hispanic diaspora who were instrumental in women’s suffrage, including Nina Otero Warren (New Mexico, US), Bertha Lutz (Brazil), Mathilde Hidalgo de Procel (Ecuador), Elvia Carrillo Puerto (Mexico), Ofelia Domínguez Navarro (Cuba), Elena Caffarena (Chile), Josefa Llanes Escoda (Philippines) and Jovita Idar (Texas, US).

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February 2020

NHCC Book Club

February 27

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for February: Lost Children Archive (2019) by Valeria Luiselli.

To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

¡Mira! 20th Anniversary Kick Off Party and Open House!

February 29

2 – 5pm

NHCC History and Literary Arts Building, Roy E. Disney Performing Arts Building, and Visual Art Museum

Mark your calendars for the first Center-wide event dedicated to celebrating our 20th Anniversary! The event will feature a variety of activities and entertainment, inviting guests to enjoy an “open-house” experience of the campus and its multidisciplinary offerings.

Free, all-ages event.

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March 2020

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández: Presentation & Book Signing

March 5 @ 6:00 pm

Join us as Prof. García Hernández makes a compelling case for closing immigration prisons in the U.S. immediately. He argues that these facilities cost taxpayers millions of dollars a year, do not keep us safer, and treat inhumanely the men, women, and children lawfully seeking residency or protection. There is another way to manage immigration, he writes: “leave migrants alone.” In the past, immigrants were not assumed to be criminals. Acts of trying to live and work in the United States were not punishable. In fact, they were often encouraged.

This is a FREE event OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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NHCC Library: Saturday Hours

March 7 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm

The NHCC Library holds over 13,700 titles, with a concentration on the history and culture of the Hispanic/Latino world, as well over 700 children’s books, many of which are bilingual.

The NHCC Library also houses the Manuel y Lorenzita Lujan Genealogy Center, containing, among other items, the Archives of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. The library also provides access to Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest.

The NHCC Library is open:
Tuesdays – Fridays from 10am-5pm AND
the first Saturday of each month from 1pm-5pm.

Come see what the NHCC Library has to offer!

La Canoa – Rosebud: Population 7

March 21

2pm – 4pm

Giving shape and form to the rich cultural heritage of family and homeland. Erlinda Gonzales Berry reads and discusses her coming-of-age collection of stories as the product of remembering, of giving shape and form to the rich cultural heritage bequeathed to her by her antepasados and beloved homeland. “As I attempt to shape the final stage of my journey on this planet, I feel the abiding presence of memory rather than intellect. In my waking hours and in my dreams those who came before me — my parents, my grandparents, my vecinos, the landscapes of my homeland, appear and reappear, leaving me with a deep need to insert them in the written record so they will continue to exist after my memory has vanished.”

This is a FREE event OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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NHCC Book Club

March 26

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for March: A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son (2019) by Sergio Troncoso. Troncoso will be speaking and reading at the NHCC April 11.

To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

April 2020

Book Reading and Signing, Sergio Troncoso, A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son

April 11 @ 2:00 pm4:30 pm

2 pm, Salon Ortega

Free and open to the public.

How does a Mexican-American, the son of immigrants, a child of the border, la frontera, leave home and move to the heart of gringo America? How does he adapt to the worlds of wealth, elite universities, the rush and power of New York City? How does he make peace with a stern old-fashioned father who has only known hard field labor his whole life? With echoes of Dreiser’s American Tragedy and Fitzgerald’s Gatsby, Troncoso tells his luminous stories through the lens of an exile adrift in the 21st century, his characters suffering from the loss of culture and language, the loss of roots and home as they adapt to the glittering promises of new worlds which ultimately seem so empty.

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NHCC Book Club

April 23

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for April: The Heart of the Artichoke (2012) by Elena Poniatowska.

To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

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