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

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

Art Museum hours and prices HERE

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. This exhibition also will include a celebration of San Ysidro Feast Day. Traditionally observed on May 15, join the NHCC as we celebrate San Ysidro’s Feast Day on May 13, from 10 am-2 pm, with local farmers, activities, food, artists and so much more!

Please check www.nmhccnm.org/events for details on additional related programs, talks and tours.

Regalos: NHCC’s Spring Craft Fair

10 am to 2 pm

Discover unique and beautiful crafts that make great gifts for your friends and family (or for yourself !) our Spring Regalos craft fair. All purchases not only support local artists and artisans but also the NHCC Foundation, which funds programs and events at the NHCC.

The craft fair will take place outside of La Tiendita, in the NHCC’s Visual Arts Building.

To become a vendor at the event or to get more information about the event, please contact Corina Marquez in the NHCC Foundation at cmarquez@nhccfoundation.org
or 505-383-4705.
Free public event

Workshop with Cynthia Cook

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The National Hispanic Cultural Center, in conjunction with Albuquerque’s annual Women and Creativity series celebrating women’s creativity across the disciplines, invites you to observe Women’s History Month with artist Cynthia Cook. This hands-on workshop will be led by Cook and inspired by her work and personal techniques, which are featured in the NHCC Art Museum’s exhibition Fantasía Fantástica: Imaginative Spaces and Other-Worldly Collage.

Please register using the link below (so we know how many materials to prepare)
https://goo.gl/forms/yALP5QDJlO1F5oJx1

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 artist & purchase supplies

¡Aquí Estamos: The Heart of Arte!: Opening Reception

2 pm to 4 pm

Join us for the opening reception of ¡Aquí Estamos: The Heart of Arte! which celebrates the NHCC Art Museum’s growing permanent collection with a revitalized vibe and a brand new selection of works. This exhibition was a collaborative project as the entire NHCC Visual Arts staff and interns combed through the collection and worked together to decide which pieces should welcome in 2017. This sampling explores the contributions of these artists and how each work can serve as a reminder of the heart that thrives in strong and resilient communities.

The collection contains over 2,500 artworks by Hispanic, Chicana/o, and Latina/o, artists from around the globe most of which have been generously donated to the museum by artists and collectors. It reflects the diversity of Latina/o art and expression in all of its vibrancy, creativity, pointed humor and social consciousness. The National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum exists to support and engage the work of these artists and share their creations and their stories with the broader community.
Free community event

¡Aquí Estamos: The Heart of Arte!

Art Museum hours and prices HERE

¡Aquí Estamos: The Heart of Arte! celebrates the NHCC Art Museum’s growing permanent collection with a revitalized vibe and a brand new selection of works. This exhibition was a collaborative project as the entire NHCC Visual Arts staff and interns combed through the collection and worked together to decide which pieces should welcome in 2017. This sampling explores the contributions of these artists and how each work can serve as a reminder of the heart that thrives in strong and resilient communities.

The collection contains over 2,500 artworks by Hispanic, Chicana/o, and Latina/o, artists from around the globe most of which have been generously donated to the museum by artists and collectors. It reflects the diversity of Latina/o art and expression in all of its vibrancy, creativity, pointed humor and social consciousness. The National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum exists to support and engage the work of these artists and share their creations and their stories with the broader community.

A Life of Service: The Mari-Luci Jaramillo Collection, 1905-2007

Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm
1st Saturday of the Month, 1pm-5pm

A Life of Service: The Mari-Luci Jaramillo Collection, 1905-2007

The Mari-Luci Jaramillo Collection provides an unparalleled look at a life dedicated to and distinguished by service to community, state, and the nation. A native New Mexican and daughter of laborers, Mari-Luci Jaramillo grew from a studious child in La Vegas, NM to become a teacher, a leader in education reform, a national advocate for civil rights, and the first Latina Ambassador of the United States to Honduras.

This archival collection of correspondence, speeches, articles, photographs, and artifacts highlights her family history, early adulthood, and extensive career in higher education and government. It reflects the central beliefs of Mari-Luci Jaramillo’s life and career: family and community, pride of heritage, and that service to others is important.

Opening Reception: Fantasía Fantástica: Imaginative Spaces and Other Worldly Collage

6 pm to 8 pm

Join us for a free public reception of this new exhibition, generously sponsored by law firm Montgomery & Andrews. The reception will include music by Keith Sanchez, food by M’Tucci’s Latin Cocina, and a cash bar by Pop Fizz. There will also be the opportunity to gain insight into the artistic process of Rachel Muldez as she installs “Event Horizon” in the museum gallery from 6pm to 7 pm.

This exhibition invites you to explore fantastical forms in unexpected places! Artists Nick Abdalla, Cynthia Cook, Carlos Quinto Kemm, and Rachel Muldez create works that toy with space and expand the parameters of collage. They inspire new ways of thinking about the “stuff” that surrounds us every day as well as what we consider “art-worthy” materials.

Free Public Event

Through the Eyes of a Child – Who Am Eye

Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–5pm

Through the Eyes of a Child – Who Am Eye was spearheaded by Katherine Irish, school counselor and professional artist, Mrs. Loretta Huerta, principal at Reginald Chavez and Doug Bellen, music instructor at Reginald Chavez Elementary. They received a grant from Horizons Grant, APS Foundation. Carr Imaging generously donated 50% of the professional printing costs of the photographs in the show. Katherine Irish curated the exhibit to be held at the Hispanic Cultural Center

This project was designed to celebrate our students’ vision of their culture, family and friendships. It was a continuation of last year’s photographic project, Eye Am, headed by Fernando Delgado. Students were taught principles of photography and the use of cameras as an art media and that photography and art is a viable career path. The idea of using photography as a visual arts form that can be expressive of our students, their community, culture and environment was stressed. Calling attention to the beauty and content of their photographs gave their ideas and effort importance. Students were asked to honor and reflect on their lives and photograph what they value and celebrate; their families , friends and neighborhoods. The students were also asked to write an essay about their photographs. We will celebrate and affirm our 2015-2016 5th graders creativity by exhibiting their photographs.
Free community event