High School Art Exhibit: Opening Reception

2 pm – 4 pm

This exhibit, which runs through May 14, will feature artwork created by students from Albuquerque High School and Volcano Vista High School in response to the beloved novel by Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me, Ultima (1972). The students’ work, also inspired by the novel, compliments the artwork featured in the NHCC Art Museum La Ultima Exhibición, which runs through November 11, 2018.
Free public event

Opening Reception for People Powered: New Mexicans and Social Movements

Opening Reception: 5:30 pm
History and Literary Arts Building
Exhibition Dates: April 6 – October 19, 2018

Curated by Humans of New Mexico, this exhibition opens the day before our annual Recuerda a Cesar Chavez Festival and features photo portraits and first person stories of everyday New Mexicans and their experiences in social movements. The intent of the exhibition is to engage community in conversation about the ways social movements have shaped and defined New Mexico and the way New Mexicans have influenced social justice work beyond our state borders. There is a rich tradition of social justice initiatives in New Mexico. These serve as unique case studies promoting grass-roots, distinctive solutions based on the philosophy of people power. This exhibit is a community-wide effort to capture the complex issues that affect our communities and voice the everyday practices of resistance. Agency through testimonials is at the heart of “People Powered: New Mexicans and Social Movements.”

People Powered: New Mexicans and Social Movements

Curated by Humans of New Mexico, this exhibition features photo portraits and first person stories of everyday New Mexicans and their experiences in social movements. The intent of the exhibition is to engage community in conversation about how social movements have shaped and defined New Mexico and how New Mexicans have influenced social justice work beyond our state borders. There is a rich tradition of social justice initiatives in New Mexico. These serve as unique case studies promoting grass-roots, distinctive solutions based on the philosophy of people power. This exhibit is a community-wide effort to capture the complex issues that affect our communities and voice the everyday practices of resistance. Agency through testimonials is at the heart of “People Powered: New Mexicans and Social Movements.”

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.

Seeing Double: Paired Perspective Museum Tours

2 pm

Join us on Saturday, August 12 at 2 pm for a special tour of the NHCC Art Museum’s exhibition, Outstanding in His Field: San Ysidro—Patron Saint of Farmers. 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 Robin Gavin, Chief Curator of the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, and Sean Paloheimo, Director of Operations at Las Golondrinas, who will discuss San Ysidro and the exhibit as a whole from an artistic, agricultural, and cultural perspective.

The price of admission allows access to the entire museum, so come a little early or stay a little late to see everything!
$6 ($5 for New Mexico residents)

Special Thank You to our sponsor the Spanish Colonial Arts Society.

Poster Art Exhibit: Event Posters 2001-2017

Welcome to an exhibition of posters created by the National Hispanic Cultural Center in support of various and numerous events over the last 16 years. Each of the Center’s programs creates and presents events in conjunction with our mission. This exhibit will run from July to December 2017 in the History and Literary Arts Building. It is free and open to the public Tuesday-Friday, 10 am–5 pm and the 1st Saturday of the Month, 1 pm–5 pm.

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

Art Museum hours and prices HERE

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.

If you love this exhibit, you’ll also love the new piñata-themed dish towels created by Kei & Molly Textiles. The design comes in six different colors (Raspberry, Green, Turquoise, Navy, Burnt Orange, and Squash), four of which are exclusive to the NHCC! Each dish towel is $12 and 50% of the proceeds benefit the NHCC Art Museum. Get yours today or find out more by contacting Tey Marianna Nunn at tey.nunn@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261.

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.

Cervantes & Don Quixote Exhibition

Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm

Instituto Cervantes presents an exhibition in four parts, paying homage to Miguel de Cervantes, the famous author of Don Quixote de la Mancha, and commemorating the 400th anniversary of his death.

The first part, “Quijotes del celuloide,” displays posters from various movies made about Don Quixote over the years. The second, “Don Quixote Quotes,” comprises universal quotes regarding the influence of Cervantes’ work on English literature. “Back to Barataria,” the third part, is a journey around the southern states in the U.S.,  with pictures of streets and other places with names taken from the novel, and the fourth part is an exhibition of 400 drawings by New Mexico students.
Free to the public

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.