The NHCC Art Museum now has almost twenty years of exhibitions under its belt and as the NHCC as a whole is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, the Museum will host an exhibition titled, Mira, Mira On the Wall: Reflecting on 20 Years of Exhibitions as an institutional retrospective recounting the significant exhibits that have been presented over the last two decades and their impact on the permanent collection.
2 – 5pm
NHCC History and Literary Arts Building, Roy E. Disney Performing Arts Building, and Visual Art Museum
Mark your calendars for the first Center-wide event dedicated to celebrating our 20th Anniversary! The event will feature a variety of activities and entertainment, inviting guests to enjoy an “open-house” experience of the campus and its multidisciplinary offerings.
Free, all-ages event.
NHCC Art Museum
Every few years, the NHCC Art Museum refreshes its exhibit of artworks that showcase the breadth of the permanent collection. As always, the artworks featured in Aquí Estamos are global in scope and reflect the complexity of the Hispanic experience demonstrating that there is no one way to create art that exemplifies what it means to be Hispanic, Chicana/o, Latinx, and/or Latin American.
Adriana GonzalesAlice Rahon
Ana Rosa Rivera Marrero
Antonio Pérez (Ñiko)
Carlos Quinto Kemm
Carmela Martínez Álvarez
Carmen Lomas Garza
Charles “Chaz” Bojórquez
Christina “Tina” Fuentes
David Perez Escudero
Eduardo Muñoz Bachs
Emilio Lobato III
Eric J. Garcia
George T. López
Glugio “Gronk” Nicandro
Irene Aguilar Alcántara
Jocelyn Lorena Salaz
Lawrence López Ortiz
Luisa Bacilio Elías
Margaret Herrera Chávez
Marion C. Martinez
Martha Varóz Ewing
Mónica Sosaya Halford
Ray Martín Abeyta
The National Hispanic Cultural Center’s History and Literary Arts Program presents a new exhibit, “El voto femenino: Sufragistas Latinas luchando por el derecho al voto/The Women’s Vote: Latina Suffragists who Fought for the Right to Vote” which opens on Friday, January 24, 2020, and runs through June 30, 2020.
There will be a free opening reception on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 6-8 pm in the historic History and Literary Arts (HLA) Building on the NHCC campus, where the exhibit is on display.
The exhibit features women from 24 countries in the international Hispanic diaspora who were instrumental in women’s suffrage, including Nina Otero Warren (New Mexico, US), Bertha Lutz (Brazil), Mathilde Hidalgo de Procel (Ecuador), Elvia Carrillo Puerto (Mexico), Ofelia Domínguez Navarro (Cuba), Elena Caffarena (Chile), Josefa Llanes Escoda (Philippines) and Jovita Idar (Texas, US).
The Neighborhood Project: Las Voces de Barelas is a community art initiative by Working Classroom student artists under the instruction of guest teaching artist Adria Malcolm which set out to explore the people of the historic Barelas area through the mediums of environmental portraiture and feature-writing. The project aims to bridge the gap between otherness and commonality through the sharing of the most vital elements of an individual’s story.
The project artists learned how to conduct thorough interviews, explored rapport building with subjects, and learned the basics of journalistic feature writing and portraiture. Las Voces de Barelas serves as a way for Working Classroom to give back and explore the community that it calls home and present stories of a shared human experience.
Each year the National Hispanic Cultural Center works with schools and community organizations to host an exhibit of ofrendas (altars) in celebration of Día de los Muertos.
The ofrendas will be placed throughout the Domenici Education Building and the Roy E. Disney Performing Arts Center. There is also a community ofrenda that you are welcome to contribute items in remembrance of your loved ones. Keep in mind we are not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen. Please do not bring irreplaceable photographs or items. We encourage photo copies.
This year we are working with 516 arts and are asking for a select number of submissions to be dedicated to the “Species in Peril” along the Rio Grande.
We can provide you with a list of plants and animals that are extinct or facing extinction along the Rio Grande. For information on the exhibit at 516 Arts and programming https://www.516arts.org/
For more information about the call for entries to create an ofrenda for the exhibit, click HERE.
El Perú: Art in the Contemporary Past, aims to break down stereotypes of what visitors expect to see in a “Peruvian art exhibit.” The exhibit celebrates the work of artists Baldomero Alejos (1924-1976) a photographer from Ayacucho; Ana de Orbegoso, a multimedia artist inspired by the Cuzco School, Pre-Colombian pottery and Peruvian history and identity; Kukuli Velarde, a ceramicist who addresses class racism, and exclusion in her ceramics, and Lorry Salcedo, a photographer whose striking black and white images connect the Peruvian past to its present. Each artist explores the Peruvian pre-colonial and colonial past while addressing race, class and inclusion in the contemporary present. Works include photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting, and multimedia in juxtaposition with examples of their historical antecedents.
This exciting exhibit features approximately fifty works of art from the Joyce Kaser Collection. Southwest of Eden: The Art of Adam and Eve examines the various ways in which New Mexican artists and others visually portray these two famous figures as well as the flora and fauna in their surroundings. For example, how many apples are featured, or are they pomegranates? Is the serpent male or female? Is it animal or human, or half and half? Is Eve always the instigator or is Adam assuming some responsibility? Situated in the NHCC Art Museum’s highly popular community gallery, Southwest of Eden invites the visitor to take a closer look at the imagery, symbolism and story of what happened in the garden.
The Chola is a significant figure in the Latina imagination for the ways that she represents a feminine strength, power, and resilience in the face of racial, gender, and economic adversity. She is a figure that many young Latinas in the U.S. admire and emulate. The last few years have seen a surge in interest in the Chola as a figure and this exhibition will explore this dynamic from a feminist perspective through art and popular culture.
The Qué Chola Photo Board will be displayed in the exhibition and is an opportunity to honor the Cholas in our lives, past and present, by sharing photos of homegirls showing off their style and pride.
If you have a photo you’d like included on the photo board you can send them to us. And if you send them before March 8, they will be part of the Qué Chola! opening reception. For more information on how to share, click here.
Adriana Avila and Benjamin Avila
Amy Martinez, Kari Orvik, and Vero Majano
Jesús “Chuy” Rangel
Judith F. Baca
Valerie J. Bower
Vicko Alvarez Vega
And special thank yous to Marble Brewery for creating a new beer, Chicanisma–a delicious dark Mexican lager–that will be available at the reception and all of their taprooms! And Rude Boy Cookies for providing custom cookies for dessert!
The NHCC Art Museum is getting a fabulous new entrance! In order to maintain safety and protect the artwork, the museum will be closed between January 28 and February 25, 2019. The Art Museum will reopen in time for the opening reception for its upcoming exhibition, Que Chola!, which will take place on Friday, March 8, 6-9 pm. The last few years have seen a surge in interest in the Chola as a figure and this exhibition will explore this dynamic from a feminist perspective through art and popular culture
During the time the museum is closed, visitors can still see Mundos de Mestizaje, Frederico Vigil’s fresco depicting thousands of years of Hispanic and pre-Hispanic history, every Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 pm or by scheduling an appointment by calling 505-383-4774.