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This exciting exhibit features approximately fifty works of art from the Joyce Kaser Collection. Southwest of Eden: The Art of Adam and Eve examines the various ways in which New Mexican artists and others visually portray these two famous figures as well as the flora and fauna in their surroundings. For example, how many apples are featured, or are they pomegranates? Is the serpent male or female? Is it animal or human, or half and half? Is Eve always the instigator or is Adam assuming some responsibility? Situated in the NHCC Art Museum’s highly popular community gallery, Southwest of Eden invites the visitor to take a closer look at the imagery, symbolism and story of what happened in the garden.
Camina el Autor showcases the extraordinary work of Guaman Poma; explores the history of the indigenous people of Peru, Andean civilization, and Spanish conquest; and broadens our understanding of Peruvian culture and history.The digital images and accompanying texts have been provided to the NHCC by the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with assistance from the Consulate General of Peru in Denver. The NHCC has curated these (398 fullpage drawings) to present a vibrant and informative exhibit that encourages learning, discovery, and contemplation. Exhibit programming will include talks and lectures; book readings; graphic novel, zine, and animation workshops for teens; bilingual story hours; and more.
For more information, contact: Cassandra Osterloh, NHCC Librarian, email@example.com, (505) 383-4708.
The ALMA Summer Institute (formally Mayor’s Art Institute) was created in 1999 to provide paid training and mentorship for artistically talented youth and adults through its apprenticeship model. The apprentices work with Lead Artists to create handmade tile mosaics, helping with every aspect of making a public artwork. In 8-10 weeks, they assist with design, carve tiles from wet clay, glaze tiles, fire a kiln, cement tiles to the wall, and grout the finished artwork. The designs are conceptualized, researched, and drawn collaboratively to create rich, multi-layered representations of our place, our culture, and our history. Through our apprenticeship model, we help train the next generation of artists to strive towards an arts career/arts entrepreneurial path. This exhibit, “Mosaics From the Soul” tells ALMA’s story, shown through drawings, photographs and narratives.
Location: History and Literary Arts Building
Free and open to the public
El Perú: Art in the Contemporary Past, aims to break down stereotypes of what visitors expect to see in a “Peruvian art exhibit.” The exhibit celebrates the work of artists Baldomero Alejos (1924-1976) a photographer from Ayacucho; Ana de Orbegoso, a multimedia artist inspired by the Cuzco School, Pre-Colombian pottery and Peruvian history and identity; Kukuli Velarde, a ceramicist who addresses class racism, and exclusion in her ceramics, and Lorry Salcedo, a photographer whose striking black and white images connect the Peruvian past to its present. Each artist explores the Peruvian pre-colonial and colonial past while addressing race, class and inclusion in the contemporary present. Works include photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting, and multimedia in juxtaposition with examples of their historical antecedents.
Each year the National Hispanic Cultural Center works with schools and community organizations to host an exhibit of ofrendas (altars) in celebration of Día de los Muertos.
The ofrendas will be placed throughout the Domenici Education Building and the Roy E. Disney Performing Arts Center. There is also a community ofrenda that you are welcome to contribute items in remembrance of your loved ones. Keep in mind we are not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen. Please do not bring irreplaceable photographs or items. We encourage photo copies.
This year we are working with 516 arts and are asking for a select number of submissions to be dedicated to the “Species in Peril” along the Rio Grande.
We can provide you with a list of plants and animals that are extinct or facing extinction along the Rio Grande. For information on the exhibit at 516 Arts and programming https://www.516arts.org/
For more information about the call for entries to create an ofrenda for the exhibit, click HERE.