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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the NHCC

September 15, 2017 - October 15, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15 and the NHCC has plenty of ways to celebrate. First, with the help of Google Arts and Culture, you can now explore select items from the NHCC Art Museum permanent collection online. You also can see the Mundos de Mestizaje, a 4,000-square-foot painting that is the largest concave fresco in North America, in incredible detail. Or, learn more about about Mari-Luci Jaramillo, who 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. See all of the incredible images and art work on the website here.

Mundos de Mestizaje: A Vision of History through Fresco

This mural housed in the Torreón on the campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center 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.

Hours and Cost: Saturday and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm; Free

Visit http://mundos.nationalhispaniccenter.org/ for more information.

¡Salud y Sabor!: Argentina

On Thursday, September 21, come to the NHCC for cooking demonstrations using fresh, locally grown ingredients, as well as fun art activities for kids and adults, and live entertainment. An emphasis is placed on exploring traditional Hispanic dishes, providing basic information from local Western and alternative health practitioners, and creating a vibrant atmosphere with art activities and live music. In most months, free samples of local produce are available. Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Visit www.nhccnm.org/event/salud-y-sabor-argentina/ for more information.

¡Globalquerque! 2017

¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s 13th Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture, returns to the NHCC on September 22 and 23, 2017. This year’s festival features three stages of music from five continents over two nights. See the full line up at www.globalquerque.org.

In addition, through the month of September, the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series features the 4th Annual ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with ¡Globalquerque! and Avokado Artists.

  • September 14 at 7 pm, see The Distinguished Citizen/El ciudadano ilustre (Argentina/Spain), about Nobel prize-winning, Barcelona-based novelist Daniel Mantovani. This screening is also presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes, as part of the 5th annual ¡Cine Magnífico! Latino Film Festival as well as the International Cinema Series.
  • September 21 at 7 pm, see Baran (Iran), about the relationship between a 17-year-old Turkish worker on a Tehran construction site and a new Afghan refugee worker.
  • September 23 at 11:45 am, see selected films from The Wisdom Archive (France, Mexico, New Mexico). The brainchild of Santa-Fe based, Emmy award-winning documentarian Scott Andrews, The Wisdom Archive is a collection of filmed portraits of cultural masters from around the world doing what they do best. Filmmaker Andrews will be at the screening. See a list of films here.
  • September 23 at 1:30 pm, see Samba (France), about a man who has immigrated to France from Senegal following the death of his father.

And don’t miss the free Global Fiesta–a fun-filled Saturday, the second day of ¡Globalquerque!, that is packed with educational workshops, activities, and performances designed for both children and adults. See the full list of activities here.

¡Hora de Cuentos! Bilingual Preschool Storytime

On Thursday, September 28, at 10 a.m., bring your children ages 1 through preschool to the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s beautiful and historic library for bilingual story reading. Storytime will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 10 am. Parents or caregivers must remain with their child. No registration required.

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Saturdays at the Museum

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum presents Saturdays in the Museum Tours every Saturday afternoon starting at 2 pm. Each tour will be different depending on the exhibit and theme.

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NHCC Art Museum Exhibit Outstanding in His Field: San Ysidro—Patron Saint of Farmers

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.

Hours & Cost: Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm; $6 for Adults (17+), $5 for NM Residents (17+), Free for Youth (16 and under), NHCC Foundation Members, Seniors (60+) on Wednesdays, Veterans and US Active Duty Military Personnel between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and for NM Residents on the first Sunday of each month.

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

This exhibit 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.

Hours & Cost:  Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm; $6 for Adults (17+), $5 for NM Residents (17+), Free for Youth (16 and under), NHCC Foundation Members, Seniors (60+) on Wednesdays, Veterans and US Active Duty Military Personnel between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and for NM Residents on the first Sunday of each month.

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¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour

On Thursday , October 5, NHCC invites adults for artistic fun in a relaxed social setting, which includes snacks, refreshments, and beer & wine for sale from Pop Fizz. This is a great opportunity for friends to hang out, a unique date night option, or a place to come solo and connect with fellow art enthusiasts. This event start at 5:30 p.m. and is free, with a suggested $5 donation to support the artists & purchase supplies.

Visit www.nhccnm.org/event/hah-happy-arte-hour-17/ to register and for more information.

Pleneros de la 21

On Friday, October 7, Los Pleneros de la 21 (“LP21”), an Afro-Puerto Rican bomba and plena ensemble, returns to New Mexico for a National Performance Network residency, including a concert at the NHCC. Their complex, multi-part harmonies, set to the rhythms of hand-held plena drums and barrel-shaped bomba drums, resurrect the African-rooted musical styles of Puerto Rico. Presented in partnership with Outpost Productions. The event is at 7:30 p.m., and costs $35, $32 w/ $3 discount for students & seniors and $5 discount for Outpost & NHCC members

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See Inti-Illimani on October 11 at 7:30 pm. Founded in 1967 by students at Santiago’s Universidad Técnica del Estado, Inti-Illimani has performed worldwide for hundreds of thousands of fans, collaborated with legendary artists, earned awards and honors for activism as well as musicianship, and produced one of Latin America’s richest discographies. Tickets are $22, $27 w/ $2 off for Students & Seniors, $3 off for NHCC Members

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¡Hora de Cuentos! Bilingual Preschool Storytime

Bring your children ages 1 through preschool to the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s beautiful and historic library for bilingual story reading on October 12 at 10 am. Storytime will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 10 am. Parents or caregivers must remain with their child. Free; no registration required.

Visit www.nhccnm.org/event/hora-de-cuentos-bilingual-preschool-storytime-24/ for more information.

Reading & Booksigning: Irene Blea, Beneath the Super Moon

On October 14 at 2 pm in the NHCC Library enjoy a book reading and signing by Irene Blea. The third book in Blea’s “Suzanna” trilogy, Beneath the Super Moon follows Suzanna Montoya from the mid-1960s, in the early days of the Chicano Movement, as she has settled in the city, developed a critical consciousness, and begun to address urban concerns about race, class, and gender. Suzanna’s analytical gift provides a colorful voice as she takes action to address the manifestations of racism, sexism, and class discrimination where they happen—in her life—all while she seeks to reunite with the sons she left behind when she ran from her abusive husband.

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¡Vamos al Museo!

On October 7 at 10:30 am, Families (limited to 25 participants) get a 30-minute museum tour focused on an art form, source inspiration, artist or type of material. Following the tour, the whole family can create their own artwork in the Pete V. Domenici Education Building Messy Classroom. A great morning of art-making for children of all ages and families of all sizes!

Domenici Education Building, National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Registration required. Visit www.nhccnm.org/event/vamos-al-museo-14/ to register and for more information.

Exhibit of 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. Wednesdays through Fridays 10 am to 5 pm.

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September 15, 2017
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