Jugamos Juntos: Vamos Afuera—Who, Who Was Ultima’s Owl?

10:30 am – 12 pm

Join us for Jugamos Juntos, summer family programming, on Saturday mornings during June and July from 10:30 am to noon. Each Saturday is a different topic and this week, you can come meet different live, non-releasable owls that live in and around the Albuquerque Bosque. Learn about what makes them special by observing and sketching these beautiful creatures! All Hawks Aloft birds have permanent injuries that keep them from returning to the wild.

Please pre-register (there is a limited number of spaces available): https://goo.gl/forms/1mk0uGSN0fqV8pSr1.

Registration TBD.

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

Jugamos Juntos: Vamos Afuera—Ultima’s Garden

10:30 am – 12 pm

Join us for Jugamos Juntos, summer family programming on Saturday mornings during June and July from 10:30 am to noon. Each Saturday is a different topic and this week, you can explore seeds and plants. Help plant the NHCC herb garden, taste some tea, and make some plant-inspired art to take home.

Please pre-register (so we know how many materials to prepare): https://goo.gl/forms/1mk0uGSN0fqV8pSr1.

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 and to purchase supplies.

Family Tour with Ultima

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 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!

Performance in the Museum With Artist Eric-Paul Riege

2 pm to 3 pm

Join us for a performance in Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM with Eric-Paul Riege! Eric-Paul was born in 1994 in Gallup, New Mexico and lives there now. He is a weaver and performance artist who also creates what he calls, “wearable art”. Eric-Paul notes, “I am inspired by being present through my mind, body and beliefs. That happens through remembering my history and my people and my family—how it has gifted me my identity and worldview and craft.” Eric-Paul has two weavings on display in the exhibition and they are part of a broader performance piece that will take place in the museum on June 2nd at 2:00pm. Altogether, the work is called let the Holy ppl watch over U and Me, weaving dance (fig. 2.) This event is free with the purchase of museum admission.

Seeing Double: Paired Perspective Museum Tours

2 pm

Join us for a special tour of the NHCC Art Museum exhibition, La Ultima Exhibición. Led by two different specialists with two distinct perspectives, it’s sure to have you seeing the artwork in new ways! The tour will be led by Dr. Eliseo Torres, author and scholar of Curanderismo at the University of New Mexico and Tonita Gonzales, Curandera and educator, who will discuss Bless Me, Ultima and La Ultima Exhibición from the perspective of traditional healing.

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!

Opening Reception for La Ultima Exhibición

5:30 to 7:30 pm | NHCC Art Museum

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.

Check back at nhccnm.org for more information on ancillary programs and thank you to French Funerals and Cremations for their support of this related programming.

Opening Reception, The Art of Christmas: New Mexico Style

5 pm to 7 pm

Join us for the opening reception for the exhibition The Art of Christmas: New Mexico Style, featuring approximately 430 handmade ornaments by more than 125 New Mexican artists that have been collected by the Duran family (Matt, Jeanette, and their son Gabriel) over nearly 20 years. Matt and Jeanette began collecting Christmas ornaments in 2000 and there first tree was only 4 feet tall. Now, the ornaments are displayed on a number of trees in their home including one that is 15 feet tall. You can explore this impressive collection in the NHCC Art Museum between December 2, 2017 and January 7, 2018.
Free public event

The Art of Christmas: New Mexico Style

Art Museum hours and prices HERE

This exhibit features approximately 430 handmade ornaments by more than 125 New Mexican artists that have been collected by the Duran family (Matt, Jeanette, and their son Gabriel) over nearly 20 years. Matt and Jeanette began collecting Christmas ornaments in 2000 and there first tree was only 4 feet tall. Now, the ornaments are displayed on a number of trees in their home including one that is 15 feet tall. You can explore this impressive collection in the NHCC Art Museum between December 2, 2017 and January 7, 2018.

Opening Reception for The Piñata Exhibit (Sure to be a Smash Hit!)

6 pm to 8 pm

The Piñata Exhibit (Sure to be a Smash Hit!) celebrates this popular art form with over 175 examples from Mexico, California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas and New Mexico. Traditional and iconic works, alongside creations by contemporary piñata artists, illustrate how piñatas maintain their historical and social importance while also reflecting transnational shifts in popular, political, and visual culture. Check www.nhccnm.org for details on related programs, talks and tours.
This is a free event open to the public.

Opening Reception: Outstanding in His Field: San Ysidro—Patron Saint of Farmers

6 pm to 8 pm

Each spring, New Mexico communities celebrate San Ysidro (aka San Isidro or Saint Isidore) the patron saint of farmers, gardeners, and workers. San Ysidro blesses the fields, brings rain and discourages drought, and assures a healthy growing season for local crops such as chile, beans, corn and squash.

The exhibition highlights contemporary and traditional depictions of this adored saint through approximately 65 art works by artists of all ages. New Mexican artist revere San Ysidro and a unique sense of place is reflected through these diverse interpretations of his image.

The NHCC is collaborating with numerous community members and organizations throughout the duration of this exhibition which runs through planting and harvesting seasons. Please check back for details on related programs, talks and tours.
Free community event