César Chávez Day Celebration

Times TBD
Recuerda César Chávez Committee Facebook page HERE

Since 2007, the National Hispanic Cultural Center has collaborated with Albuquerque’s Recuerda a César Chávez Committee (RCCC) to celebrate the life and legacy of the renowned American civil rights leader César Estrada Chávez, co-founder, with Dolores Huerta, of the National Farmworkers Association and subsequently president of the United Farmworkers of America. In previous years, the annual Marcha de Justicia  has departed from the NHCC to begin the day’s activities, returning to the Center for an afternoon community Fiesta. In 2021, we will celebrate with a week of virtual events, taking place from March 31 (César Chávez’ birthday) through April 10 (Dolores Huerta’s birthday). Please join us on the Recuerda a César Chávez Committee’s Facebook page for the 29th Annual César Chávez Day Celebration.

Free Community Event

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Art Making: Día de los Reyes Crown 

Celebrate Día de los Reyes (Three Kings’ Day), with a crown! Día de los Reyes, also known as the Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th across Latin America, in Spain, and by Latinx communities around the world. This feast day commemorates the visitation of the Santo Niño (Infant Jesus) by the three wise men and, for some, marks the end of the Christmas season.

Enjoy this fun activity brought to you by the NHCC’s Visual Art’s program and our AmeriCorps members who are developing curriculum and working on capacity building with us this year!

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New Year’s Eve around the Hispanic World

1 pm – 2:30 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom   ~  Free Holiday Event  ~  Have some paper, drawing utensils and scissors with you to enjoy some of the interactive fun!

  • Make a Zine
  • Create your own poetry
  • Try your hand at New Year’s related trivia
  • Hear a story (Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela by Alexandra Alesaandri)

Guide to Traditions by Country   
Guide to Traditions by Type

Click on (more…) for some fun online activities!

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Celebrating Traditions

Christmas Day is usually filled with get togethers with family and friends and if you are in New Mexico attending dances at one of the Pueblos.

Holiday celebrations represent rich cultural and artistic traditions. We thought we would bring a little bit of the museum to you, the objects represented are integral to holiday festivities.

What objects do you have in your personal collections that evoke holiday memories and traditions? Please share an object and why it is special to you.

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Roadrunner Food Bank Distribution Location

11 am

The NHCC will be a special drive-thru distribution location for the Roadrunner Food Bank on Wednesday, December 23rd starting 11am. The Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico supplies food to hundreds of organizations throughout New Mexico and it is an honor to be a distribution partner during this difficult holiday season.

If you need help please reach out to the Roadrunner Food Bank by calling 505-349-5340 or go to their website at https://www.rrfb.org for more information.

Mira, Mira On the Wall: Reflecting on 20 Years of Exhibitions – Virtual Edition

The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) turns twenty years old in 2020 and the museum now has twenty years of exhibitions to reflect on and learn from. Mira Mira On the Wall: Reflecting on 20 Years of Exhibitions – Virtual Edition recounts a selection of exhibits that have been presented over the last two decades. It examines their impact on the permanent collection, the importance of the stories that have been told, and celebrates the artists that have participated in shaping the identity of the museum over the years. These exhibitions have worked to expand a collective understanding of American art and identity through the lens of Hispanic, Chicana/o, Latinx, and Latin American creative expression.

View Exhibit Here

Art Making: See Think Wonder

This photograph was included in one of the first physical exhibits in the art museum and soon will be making an appearance in our upcoming digital exhibit,  “Mira Mira On the Wall: Reflecting on 20 years of NHCC Exhibitions”

We hope you follow the prompts, share your thoughts and learn more about the artist and this painting.

#NewMexicoCulture #PZThinkingRoutines #SeeThinkWonder #nhcc ​#20in2020 #MiguelGandert

Try this Art making project at home:

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¡Música del Corazón!—Mariachis y Flamencos: New Mexico’s Beloved Stepchildren

3 pm

Free community event on the NHCC YouTube Channel HERE

On the wings of melody, rhythm, and poetry, ¡Música del Corazón! concerts, featuring new groups and different traditions each year, tell us as much about our past as about our future. The concerts honor the contributions of John Donald Robb, Sr., former dean of UNM’s College of Fine Arts and a recognized music pioneer, and are dedicated in memory of his son, John Donald Robb, Jr., a driving force in the development of the UNM John Donald Robb Musical Trust.

The seventh annual John D. Robb, Jr. concert will be an online virtual presentation featuring Frank McCulloch, solo voice and guitar; La Mariachi, with Lorenzo Martínez, Larry Martínez, Miguel Ojeda, Joseph Santiago, and José Carrillo; and Flamenco artists Vicente Griego, Eloy Gonzales, and Javier Saume Mazzei.

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Virtual: Inside Yjastros

8 pm (MTS)
Virtual performance with a digital viewing pass.
Get pass HERE
Link and password will be sent to you one hour before the premiere, providing 48 hours of access.

In 1999, Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company set forth on an artistic journey that would become America’s most distinctive flamenco project. This revolutionary performance entity combines the mosaic quality of the American repertory company with the authentic idiom of flamenco, creating a living archive of choreographic masterworks.

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