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May 2018

Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM

May 4, 2018January 28, 2019

Art Museum hours and prices HERE

Now, you can also purchase the catalog for this incredible exhibit.

Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM examines race and identity in New Mexico and is a space for artistic expression that grapples with the complexities of who we are, how we are understood, and how that impacts the way we live (or don’t) in a variety of places.  The exhibition features approximately 26 newly created artworks by artists with different experiences in New Mexico alongside works from the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum’s permanent collection. All of the artworks delve into  race and place through an intersectional lens alongside gender, sexuality, class, nationality, citizenship status, etc. from local, national, and international perspectives.

This museum exhibition included much contemplation by the Visual Arts program staff and interns about what it might look like to create an exhibit that relinquished a bit of institutional control and placed it in the hands of the artists. Many of the works were not seen in their completed form until just weeks before the opening. The process continues to be a learning experience and the hope is to maintain an environment of openness and education, for the staff and our visitors, even after the exhibition closes.

We are so honored to work with this amazing group of artists.

Invited artists include: Adelina Cruz, Adriana Ortiz-Carmona, Apolo Gomez Autumn Chacon, Aziza Murray, Baochi Zhang, Brandee Caoba, Corey Pickett, Cynthia Cook, Earl McBride, Ehren Kee Natay, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Eric-Paul Riege, Erin Currier, Fatemeh Baigmoradi, Grace Rosario Perkins, Hamed Marwan, Jami Porter Lara, Jessica Chao, Joanna Keane Lopez, John Boyce, Lucrecia Troncoso, Monica Kennedy, Nanibah Chacon, Rose B. Simpson, and Zahra Marwan.

Artists from the permanent collection include: Ana Laura de la Garza, Annie Lopez, Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca (ASARO), Carlos Cortéz, Consuelo Jiménez Underwood, Delilah Montoya, Eduardo Muñoz Bachs, Eric J. Garcia, Ester Hernández, Jason Garcia, Nicolás de Jesús, Noni Olabisi, Pamela Enriquez-Courts, Rosana Paulino, Rupert Garcia, Scherezade Garcia, Vincent Valdez, Yreina D. Cervantez.

Artwork credits: Clockwise from upper left: Corey Pickett, Las Mujeres (1 of 3), 2018. Wood, foam, fabric, repurposed purses. Approximately 83” h. x 108” w. x 6” d; Zahra Marwan, The desert knows me well, the night, the paper, and the pen (1 of 2), 2018. Watercolor and ink on paper. Two panels, approximately 11” h. x 15” w. each; Erin Currier, New Mexico Guadalupe, 2018. Mixed-media collage and acrylic on panel. Approximately 48” h. x 36” w; Ehren Kee Natay, Listening, 2018. Digital photography and  dye-sublimation on aluminum. Approximately, 30” h. x 24” w.

Because It’s Time Artist Studio Tour Day – Albuquerque!

May 12, 2018
NHCC Campus 1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

Participating artists and additional details will be announced soon.

Please pre-register at www.nhccnm.org/events.

Free – $5 donations are encouraged to support the artists. Information about times and locations will be sent to pre-registered guests. The event will be capped based on the capacity of the artists’ studios.

Artwork credits: Clockwise from upper left: Corey Pickett, Las Mujeres (1 of 3), 2018. Wood, foam, fabric, repurposed purses. Approximately 83” h. x 108” w. x 6” d; Zahra Marwan, The desert knows me well, the night, the paper, and the pen (1 of 2), 2018. Watercolor and ink on paper. Two panels, approximately 11” h. x 15” w. each; Erin Currier, New Mexico Guadalupe, 2018. Mixed-media collage and acrylic on panel. Approximately 48” h. x 36” w; Ehren Kee Natay, Listening, 2018. Digital photography and  dye-sublimation on aluminum. Approximately, 30” h. x 24” w.

Sunday in the Museum

May 20, 2018

2 pm to 3 pm

Enjoy a tours of the NHCC Art Museum exhibit Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM led by Adriana Ortiz, who has a piece in the exhibit.

Free with NHCC Museum admission

Artwork credits: Clockwise from upper left: Corey Pickett, Las Mujeres (1 of 3), 2018. Wood, foam, fabric, repurposed purses. Approximately 83” h. x 108” w. x 6” d; Zahra Marwan, The desert knows me well, the night, the paper, and the pen (1 of 2), 2018. Watercolor and ink on paper. Two panels, approximately 11” h. x 15” w. each; Erin Currier, New Mexico Guadalupe, 2018. Mixed-media collage and acrylic on panel. Approximately 48” h. x 36” w; Ehren Kee Natay, Listening, 2018. Digital photography and  dye-sublimation on aluminum. Approximately, 30” h. x 24” w.

November 2018

New Mexico Hometown Heroes: Hispanic Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients

November 8, 2018January 14, 2019

The New Mexico Hometown Heroes: Hispanic Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients exhibit is a tribute to the six Hispanic Congressional Medal of Honor recipients who have received the highest honor that the United States government bestows for acts of valor and heroism. It celebrates not only their stories of service but their connections to New Mexico: Private Joseph Martínez (WWII), Private José Valdez (WWII), Master Sergeant Alejandro Ruíz (WWII), Specialist Fourth Class Daniel Fernandez (Vietnam War), Chief Warrant Officer Louis Rocco (Vietnam War) Master Sergeant Leroy Petry (Operation Enduring Freedom).

This exhibition of photographs, narratives, and ephemera allows us to reflect on the sacrifices of those who served, and those who follow in their footsteps.

It is on display in the NHCC History and Literary Arts building. You can find the hours for that building here.

January 2019

Braceros Exhibit

January 25, 2019June 30, 2019

This exhibition features more than 30 black and white photographs of braceros taken by the photojournalist collective known as the Hermanos Mayo. It also uses narratives, video and artifacts to tell the story of the Bracero Program. The program grew out of a series of bi-lateral agreements between Mexico and the United States, bringing Mexican men to the United States as guest-workers on short-term, primarily agricultural labor contracts. In 1942, these workers came to remedy wartime production shortages by supplying much-needed labor during the early years of World War II.  The Bracero Program, which derived its name from the Spanish word for a manual laborer, “bracero” continued uninterrupted until 1964. During this extensive program, 4.6 million contracts were signed, with many individuals returning several times on different contracts, making it the largest United States contract labor program. An examination of the exhibition images, documents, and artifacts contributes to our understanding of the lives of migrant workers in Mexico and the United States, as well as our knowledge of immigration, nationalism, labor practices, and race relations.
This exhibit is free and open to the public 

NHCC Art Museum Closed for Renovations Jan. 28 to Feb. 25

January 28, 2019February 25, 2019

The NHCC Art Museum is getting a fabulous new entrance! In order to maintain safety and protect the artwork, the museum will be closed between January 28 and February 25, 2019. The Art Museum will reopen in time for the opening reception for its upcoming exhibition, Que Chola!, which will take place on Friday, March 8, 6-9 pm. The last few years have seen a surge in interest in the Chola as a figure and this exhibition will explore this dynamic from a feminist perspective through art and popular culture

During the time the museum is closed, visitors can still see Mundos de Mestizaje, Frederico Vigil’s fresco depicting thousands of years of Hispanic and pre-Hispanic history, every Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 pm or by scheduling an appointment by calling 505-383-4774.

March 2019

Qué Chola

March 8, 2019August 4, 2019

The Chola is a significant figure in the Latina imagination for the ways that she represents a feminine strength, power, and resilience in the face of racial, gender, and economic adversity. She is a figure that many young Latinas in the U.S. admire and emulate. The last few years have seen a surge in interest in the Chola as a figure and this exhibition will explore this dynamic from a feminist perspective through art and popular culture.

The Qué Chola Photo Board will be displayed in the exhibition and is an opportunity to honor the Cholas in our lives, past and present, by sharing photos of homegirls showing off their style and pride.

If you have a photo you’d like included on the photo board you can send them to us. And if you send them before March 8, they will be part of the Qué Chola! opening reception. For more information on how to share, click here.

Artists:

Adriana Avila and Benjamin Avila
All Chola
Amy Martinez, Kari Orvik, and Vero Majano
Andrew Montoya
Antonia Fernandez
Arthur López
Blackout Theater
Jesús “Chuy” Rangel
Crystal Galindo
David Gonzales
Delilah Montoya
Eddyrose
Gaspar Enríquez
iLash
Judith F. Baca
Miguel Gandert
Nancy Camacho
Nanibah Chacon
Pamela Enriquez-Courts
Póla López
Rebekah Miles
Shizu Saldamando
Valerie J. Bower
Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin
Vicko Alvarez Vega
Zeke Peña

Thank you to Roybal-Mack & Cordova, P.C. and the NHCC Foundation Board for their generous support of this event and exhibit.

And special thank yous to Marble Brewery for creating a new beer, Chicanisma–a delicious dark Mexican lager–that will be available at the reception and all of their taprooms! And Rude Boy Cookies for providing custom cookies for dessert!

Fuerza: A Collaborative Student Exhibit

March 31, 2019May 5, 2019

As a final celebration of Women’s History month and in connection with the NHCC’s current exhibition “Qué Chola,” high school students across the Albuquerque area were invited to submit visual work they had created. Artists were asked to think critically and broadly while examining the experiences of women and the role of gender identity in today’s society. The works in this exhibition celebrate feminine strength, resilience, and empowerment through an intersectional lens, examining gender identity alongside race, ethnicity, class, age, etc. Reflected in the students’ work are deep explorations of identity and what that means to these students.

ARTISTS FEATURED: Joslyne Martínez, Erika Romero, Paloma Lee-Mock, Brittney Juancho, Alejandra Casimiro, Mariza Sandoval, Alexis Shack, Rebecca Martínez, Etienne Erickson, Amelia Dunn, Juliette Garlick, D’Shawn Smith, Jaileen De La Cruz, Emily Bolton, Alexis Rodriguez, Juan Hernandez, Jade Baldonado, Mercy Mummert, Victoria López, Olivia Sim, Janeth Llamas, Tessa Rasmussen.

October 2019

Día de los Muertos: Community Ofrenda Exhibit 2019

October 21, 2019November 8, 2019

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/

https://www.516arts.org/exhibitions/species-in-peril-along-the-rio-grande-contemporary-artists-respond

For more information about the call for entries to create an ofrenda for the exhibit, click HERE.

November 2019

The Neighborhood Project: Las Voces de Barelas Exhibit

November 24, 2019January 5, 2020

The Neighborhood Project: Las Voces de Barelas is a community art initiative by Working Classroom student artists under the instruction of guest teaching artist Adria Malcolm which set out to explore the people of the historic Barelas area through the mediums of environmental portraiture and feature-writing. The project aims to bridge the gap between otherness and commonality through the sharing of the most vital elements of an individual’s story.

The project artists learned how to conduct thorough interviews, explored rapport building with subjects, and learned the basics of journalistic feature writing and portraiture. Las Voces de Barelas serves as a way for Working Classroom to give back and explore the community that it calls home and present stories of a shared human experience.

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