Mundos de Mestizaje

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.
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Free

Tricklock Company and the NHCC Presents Sur Oeste: Vuelo transoceánico

10 am—Friday (student matinee)
2 pm—Saturday

Mexico City’s Sur Oeste is dedicated to the creation, production, and presentation of theatre, dance, audiovisual, and/or multidisciplinary works, focusing in recent years on the specific areas of theatre and dance. Their repertoire of over 20 productions has been presented in Mexico, the U.S., Panama, Argentina, and Brazil. Vuelo transoceánico, a show for younger audiences, is the story of Charles Lindbergh’s historic solo flight across the Atlantic: triumphing over storms, fog, and ice to achieve his impossible dream and become the hero the world was waiting for.
Friday free with reservation
Saturday $17 w/ $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

Dia de Los Muertos Art Show: “Lost Places”

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us for a special Dia de los Muertos art show. New Mexico artists were invited to create 8” x 8” works of art with poetry or text that honor a place whose absence they mourn—whether a lost region of the Amazon, Chaco Canyon, or an abuela’s kitchen. Proceeds from sales of the works support the artists and NHCC History and Literary Arts programming.
Free

Thank you to our Día de los Muertos presenting sponsor Western Sky Community Care and to our supporting partners Nusenda Credit Union and the Latin American & Iberian Institute.

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Reading & Booksigning and Walk Along the Bosque with Michelle Otero, Albuquerque Poet Laureate

6 pm: Walk Along the Bosque

7 pm: Poetry Reading

Please join us for a reading by Albuquerque’s fourth (and newest) Poet Laureate, Michelle Otero. In addition, Michelle is coordinating a series of walks along the Rio Grande Bosque, “Walking with Poets,” hosted by local poets, highlighting the work of poets we love,  and raising awareness of the need to conserve and preserve our beloved Rio. The walks will lead to a bosque  poetry anthology, to be edited by Otero. “Walking With Poets” takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month from July through October.

Otero is a tenth generation New Mexican. Her work has appeared in New Mexico Magazine, Brevity, Puerto del Sol, and other literary journals and she is the author of Malinche’s Daughter (essays).

Otero is Creative Director of El Valle Encantado, an organization promoting sustainable development initiatives in Albuquerque’s Atrisco neighborhood. She holds a B.A. in History from Harvard and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Vermont College.
Free

Mundos de Mestizaje

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

Demetria Martinez, “Sanctuary: Readings & Recollections”

6 pm

This talk is part of the educational programming related to People Powered: New Mexicans and Social Movements.

Martinez will read from her novel, Mother Tongue, and talk about the 1988 conspiracy in connection with allegedly transporting two Salvadoran refugees into the United States. That historical moment speaks to conditions, today, in the struggle to stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters. Demetria Martinez has written poetry, essays, and novels. She co-authored a book on immigration reform with former Oklahoma Senator, Fred Harris. She was honored with an international Latino book award and an American Book Award. In 2011, she received the Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicana/Latino Literature.

Día de los Muertos Ofrenda Exhibit and Community Ofrenda

10 am to 5 pm

Each year the NHCC works with schools and community organizations to host an Ofrenda (altar) Installation, in celebration of Día de los Muertos. Participants’ submissions will be on display in the Domenici Education Building and the Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts at the NHCC. You are welcome to contribute to our community ofrenda (please don’t bring valuables or irreplaceable photographs, reproductions are encouraged).

For more information, contact Elena Baca at elenad.baca@state.nm.us or 505-383-4734.

Free Family Fun

Thank you to our Día de los Muertos presenting sponsor Western Sky Community Care and to our supporting partners Nusenda Credit Union and the Latin American & Iberian Institute.

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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

Mundos de Mestizaje

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