Fronteras del Futuro: Art in New Mexico and Beyond

Coming in 2022!

The National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum presents: Fronteras del Futuro: Art in New Mexico and Beyond

“More than mere escapism, science fiction can prompt us to recognize and rethink the status quo by depicting an alternative world, be it a parallel universe, distant future, or revised past.” -Catherine S. Ramírez (will add the full citation here)

This exhibition presents artworks by Hispanic, Chicana/o, Latina/o/x, and Indigenous artists in New Mexico and beyond that explore the intersections of art, science, technologies (both ancient and modern), cosmic musings, and future-oriented visions. It looks to artists to inform, interpret, and expand the ways we imagine our collective futures.

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) art and cultural producers have engaged with science fiction and other tenants of speculative fiction in their work for decades.

As an umbrella term, speculative fiction encompasses the intersections of science fiction, fantasy, future-oriented imaginings and much more. In the last few years, a number of exhibitions have illustrated the scope of this work in Latinx and Latin American art on a global scale as well as its significance to cultural criticism and the task of imagining alternative, just, and thriving futures for communities of color.

While New Mexican artists have been included in these exhibitions, there is much more to explore about New Mexican artistic contributions by artists who create in this environment. What does New Mexican speculative fiction look like and how does it contribute to the larger body of work produced by Hispanic, Chicana/o, Latina/o/x, Indigenous, Latin American, and African American artists outside of New Mexico?

Stay tuned for calls for art submissions!

Colcha Community Stitch-Along

1 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom

Our Virtual Colcha Community Workshop is open to all levels of experience in an informal setting, wherever they may reside. This workshop is instructed by Annette Gutierrez-Turk. Annette has taught this art form to groups internationally and at the NHCC for many years. She is also an award winning artist, most recently recognized in 2019 at Santa Fe Spanish Market. This workshop is for all levels of experience in an informal setting.  Annette will demonstrate as well as answer questions. We hope you will join us every month on the second Friday, for this virtual stitch-a-long. Everyone will have a chance to share what they are working on.

Please register here every month and we will email the zoom link to you.

Questions: Please email Elena at ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us or call 505-220-7928

Thank you to the Sandia Mountains- EGA for their continued support of this program.

This is a free community event

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Virtual ¡Happy Arte Hour!

6:30 pm (MST)

Live on Zoom

Register in advance HERE

We are back! Coming to you through zoom!

Happy Arte Hour is an adult only at making program and social gathering. We really miss seeing you at the NHCC but hope you will join us on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm (MST) February – December.

Please register and prior to the class you will receive an email with the zoom link and items/art supplies  to gather from around your house.  Please do not pass out the link, we will let you in to the zoom room from your registration, thank you!

Free community event

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Colcha Community Stitch-Along

1 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom

Our Virtual Colcha Community Workshop is open to all levels of experience in an informal setting, wherever they may reside. This workshop is instructed by Annette Gutierrez-Turk. Annette has taught this art form to groups internationally and at the NHCC for many years. She is also an award winning artist, most recently recognized in 2019 at Santa Fe Spanish Market. This workshop is for all levels of experience in an informal setting.  Annette will demonstrate as well as answer questions. We hope you will join us every month on the second Friday, for this virtual stitch-a-long. Everyone will have a chance to share what they are working on.

Please register here every month and we will email the zoom link to you.

Questions: Please email Elena at ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us or call 505-220-7928

Thank you to the Sandia Mountains- EGA for their continued support of this program.

This is a free community event

Continue reading “Colcha Community Stitch-Along”

Virtual ¡Happy Arte Hour!

6:30 pm (MST)

Live on Zoom

Register in advance HERE

We are back! Coming to you through zoom!

Happy Arte Hour is an adult only at making program and social gathering. We really miss seeing you at the NHCC but hope you will join us on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm (MST) February – December.

Please register and prior to the class you will receive an email with the zoom link and items/art supplies  to gather from around your house.  Please do not pass out the link, we will let you in to the zoom room from your registration, thank you!

Free community event

Continue reading “Virtual ¡Happy Arte Hour!”

Colcha Community Stitch-Along

1 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom

Our Virtual Colcha Community Workshop is open to all levels of experience in an informal setting, wherever they may reside. This workshop is instructed by Annette Gutierrez-Turk. Annette has taught this art form to groups internationally and at the NHCC for many years. She is also an award winning artist, most recently recognized in 2019 at Santa Fe Spanish Market. This workshop is for all levels of experience in an informal setting.  Annette will demonstrate as well as answer questions. We hope you will join us every month on the second Friday, for this virtual stitch-a-long. Everyone will have a chance to share what they are working on.

Please register here every month and we will email the zoom link to you.

Questions: Please email Elena at ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us or call 505-220-7928

Thank you to the Sandia Mountains- EGA for their continued support of this program.

This is a free community event

Continue reading “Colcha Community Stitch-Along”

Virtual ¡Happy Arte Hour!

6:30 pm (MST)

Live on Zoom

Register in advance HERE

We are back! Coming to you through zoom!

Happy Arte Hour is an adult only at making program and social gathering. We really miss seeing you at the NHCC but hope you will join us on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm (MST) February – December.

Please register and prior to the class you will receive an email with the zoom link and items/art supplies  to gather from around your house.  Please do not pass out the link, we will let you in to the zoom room from your registration, thank you!

Free community event

Continue reading “Virtual ¡Happy Arte Hour!”

Colcha Community Stitch-Along

1 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom

Our Virtual Colcha Community Workshop is open to all levels of experience in an informal setting, wherever they may reside. This workshop is instructed by Annette Gutierrez-Turk. Annette has taught this art form to groups internationally and at the NHCC for many years. She is also an award winning artist, most recently recognized in 2019 at Santa Fe Spanish Market. This workshop is for all levels of experience in an informal setting.  Annette will demonstrate as well as answer questions. We hope you will join us every month on the second Friday, for this virtual stitch-a-long. Everyone will have a chance to share what they are working on.

Please register here every month and we will email the zoom link to you.

Questions: Please email Elena at ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us or call 505-220-7928

Thank you to the Sandia Mountains- EGA for their continued support of this program.

This is a free community event

Continue reading “Colcha Community Stitch-Along”

Visual Arts Museum: First Sunday Free Admission

10 am to 4 pm

The first Sunday of every month the Visual Arts Museum is free to all New Mexico residents. During this time, visitors are encouraged to explore the NHCC’s Visual Arts Museum art exhibitions such as “Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM” and “Mira, Mira on the Wall: Reflecting on 20 Years of NHCC Exhibitions.”

The number of visitors allowed into the building will be limited in accordance with the most current New Mexico Public Health Order. Reduced occupancy might result in a wait to gain entry. Reserve tickets for the free first Sunday of the month early by clicking on the link below.

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Virtual ¡Happy Arte Hour!

6:30 pm (MST)

Live on Zoom

Register in advance HERE

We are back! Coming to you through zoom!

Happy Arte Hour is an adult only at making program and social gathering. We really miss seeing you at the NHCC but hope you will join us on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm (MST) February – December.

Please register and prior to the class you will receive an email with the zoom link and items/art supplies  to gather from around your house.  Please do not pass out the link, we will let you in to the zoom room from your registration, thank you!

Free community event

Continue reading “Virtual ¡Happy Arte Hour!”