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Prophets, Pyramids & Paños

1:00pm – 4:00pm Explore music and performance art in various areas of the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) on Saturday, October 28th. The brainchild of composer Nathan Felix, this exploratory, immersive production titled, Prophets, Pyramids & Paños, showcases an array of local talent that will come together to create a surrealistic musical world at the NHCC where attendees can walk through various locations on the NHCC campus including the pyramid and Torreón to see these different site-specific presentations. Free Community Event

Guerrilla Opera: A Discussion with Composer/Director Nathan Felix

6:00pm A discussion with composer/director Nathan Felix about his guerilla approach to opera and staging unconventional classical music performances in non-traditional spaces and how it relates to his collaboration with NHCC. Felix will also give a retrospective insight into his process and inspiration behind his imaginative works such as ‘6 Pianos in Surround Sound’, ‘Opera on a Bus’ and ‘Immersive Operas’. Free Community Event

Art Museum Reception: Into the Hourglass: Paño Arte from the Rudy Padilla Collection.

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Join us for the opening reception of Into the Hourglass: Paño Arte from the Rudy Padilla Collection. Into the Hourglass: Paño Arte from the Rudy Padilla Collection is an exhibition celebrating paños as an art form and the contributions of incarcerated artists to the broader fields of Chicano and American art. The exhibition features over 100 paños or pañuelos (Spanish for cloth or handkerchief) amassed by the late collector and community advocate, Rudy Padilla, as well as artworks by New Mexican artists (more…)

Reposo: A Hispanic Artist Rests for the Entirety of Hispanic Heritage Month

Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm In this durational performance, artist Justin Favela will rest for the entirety of Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This performance challenges capitalistic views of labor and human value, the performance of racialized and gendered labor, and examines what it means to be an Hispanic/Latinx/Latine artist working in the art world today. As the artist rests for the month, his decision to not take on any work during this time will be an opportunity to confront his own (more…)

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