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September 2018
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Family Tour with Ultima

September 15

2 pm

Join us for a family-friendly tour of the NHCC Art Museum exhibition, La Ultima Exhibición. All generations will gain new perspectives about art during this unique museum experience the led by María Dolores Gonzales who represents Ultima’s perspective. María Dolores Gonzales is an artist and writer and runs a Spanish language immersion program in Northern New Mexico.

Admission: $6 for adults (17+); $5 for New Mexico residents (17+); free for youth 16 and under. Price of admission gains access to the entire museum so come a little early or stay a little late to see everything!

Torreón

Mundos de Mestizaje

September 15September 16
NHCC Torreón
1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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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.
(It may take a moment to load.  Microsoft Internet Explorer is NOT recommended.  Best experienced with Safari, Firefox or Chrome.)
Free

Torreón

Mundos de Mestizaje

September 22September 23
NHCC Torreón
1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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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.
(It may take a moment to load.  Microsoft Internet Explorer is NOT recommended.  Best experienced with Safari, Firefox or Chrome.)
Free

Torreón

Mundos de Mestizaje

September 29September 30
NHCC Torreón
1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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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.
(It may take a moment to load.  Microsoft Internet Explorer is NOT recommended.  Best experienced with Safari, Firefox or Chrome.)
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Because It’s Time – Artist Studio Tour Day!

September 29

Visiting artists’ studios is a fascinating way to gain a deeper understanding of the work that they do. Join us for a day of studio visits as we accompany Earl McBride, Monica Kennedy, and Zahra Marwan in the places where they create. Please pre-register at: https://goo.gl/forms/Q0TyZETBkRVorsAS2.

Registration for this event ends at 5 pm on Friday September 28, 2018.

$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. Transportation is not included.

Tour one with Earl McBride: 10:00-10:45
Tour two with Monica Kennedy: 11:15-12:00
Lunch on your own, with existing friends or with newfound ones: 12:00-1:30
Tour three with Zahra Marwan: 1:30-2:15

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.

October 2018
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¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

On the first Thursday of the month, NHCC invites adults for artistic fun in a relaxed social setting, which includes snacks, refreshments, and beer & wine for sale from Pop Fizz. This is a great opportunity for friends to hang out, a unique date night option, or a place to come solo and connect with fellow art enthusiasts.

This month, join an artist Ehren Kee Natay from the exhibition Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM who will lead the workshop.

Please pre-register using the link HERE (so we know how many materials to prepare)

For more information please call or email Elena Baca at 505-246-2261 or ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us
Free, $5 donations are encouraged to support the artists & purchase supplies

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¡Vamos al Museo!

10:30 am to noon

A great morning of art-making for children of all ages and families of all sizes. A visit to the museum is included in this workshop led by artist Ehren Kee Natay from the NHCC Art Museum exhibit Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM. We will meet in the Creative Classroom in the Pete V. Domenici Building.

Please pre-register (so we know how many materials to prepare): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnco4M-Pt962pqqqtS5H7WUOkIPhyq5n0tUyoTeYDRFpri9w/viewform

For more information please call or email Elena Baca at 505-246-2261 or ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us
Free, $5 donations are encouraged to support the artists & purchase supplies

Torreón

Mundos de Mestizaje

October 6October 7
NHCC Torreón
1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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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.
(It may take a moment to load.  Microsoft Internet Explorer is NOT recommended.  Best experienced with Safari, Firefox or Chrome.)
Free

Torreón

Mundos de Mestizaje

October 13October 14
NHCC Torreón
1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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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.
(It may take a moment to load.  Microsoft Internet Explorer is NOT recommended.  Best experienced with Safari, Firefox or Chrome.)
Free

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First Page to Last Page Reading of Bless Me, Ultima in the NHCC Art Museum

October 14

9 am to 8 pm

The National Hispanic Cultural Center will present a beginning-to-end reading of Rudolfo Anaya’s acclaimed novel, Bless Me, Ultima. The reading will take place in the NHCC Art Museum where an exhibition, La Ultima Exhibición, enters its final month. Over 40 dignitaries, New Mexico authors, youth, adults and elders (including school students) will read, each for 15 minutes, between 9 am and 8 pm. The general public is invited to attend any part of the day-long reading as well as tour the exhibition before it concludes on November 11.

The reading is free and open to the public with museum entrance fee.

Some notable readers include the following. You can see the full list of readers and approximate times here. Please note that times may vary based on reading speed and that readers may move time slots.

  • ABQ First Lady Elizabeth Kistin Keller
  • Deputy State Historian Rob Martínez
  • Authors Enrique Lamadrid, Demetria Martinez, Levi Romero
  • UNM Faculty A. Gabriel Melendez, Anna Nogar, John Kessel and David Richard Jones
  • NHCC Executive Director, RebeccaAvitia
  • Executive Director, Opera Southwest, Tony Zancanella
  • Director of Cultural Services, CABQ, Shelle Sanchez
  • Kirsten and Scott Plunket
  • Española School Children

More about the exhibition:

The La Ultima Exhibición, curated by Augustine Romero, features visual interpretations of Rudolfo Anaya’s celebrated book, Bless Me, Ultima (1972)–a portrait of life in rural New Mexico as seen through the eyes of a young boy during World War II. Anaya tells of the spiritual healer, Ultima, as she guides young Antonio on a magical and moral journey in this novel that has inspired artists for decades. Romero curated a previous iteration of this exhibition in 2006 at the South Broadway Cultural Center and the NHCC Art Museum is thrilled to host the re-imagined version twelve years later. Featured artists include: Jesús “Cimi” Alvarado, George C’de Baca, Sylvia Ortiz Domney, Christian Michael Gallegos, Roberto Gallegos, Eric Garcia, Kristina Gonzales, Nacho Jaramillo, Al Na’ir Lara, Chisim Bernal Lujan, Oscar Lozoya, Chris Ray Melendez, El Moisés, Derrick Montez, Paloma Paz Nava, Gabriel Luis Powers, Chris Rivera, Rebecca H. Hernandez Rosser, and Catalina Salinas. Augustine Romero is an acclaimed visual artist and the curator of the South Broadway Cultural Center and the Kimo Theater for the City of Albuquerque.

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