Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM

Art Museum hours and prices HERE Now, you can also purchase the catalog for this incredible exhibit. Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM examines race and identity in New Mexico and is a space for artistic expression that grapples with the complexities of who we are, how we are understood, and how that impacts the way we live (or don’t) in a variety of places.  The exhibition features approximately 26 newly created artworks by artists with different experiences in New Mexico alongside works from the National (more…)

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 (more…)

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.

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 (more…)

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 (more…)

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 (more…)

Día de los Muertos Ofrendas

Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm Día de Muertos is an annual traditional holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and many Hispanic communities. Join the NHCC and experienced, knowledgeable local artists to learn about the meaning of this celebration, the traditional arts and crafts associated with the celebration and development of ofrendas that honor families and individuals. Each year the Education Department at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, works with schools and community organizations, to host an Ofrenda (altar) Exhibit, in celebration of Día de los Muertos. Your altar Tours (more…)

Saturdays in the Museum

1 pm to 2 pm National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum presents Saturdays in the Museum Tours every Saturday afternoon starting at 1 pm. Each tour will be different depending on the exhibit and theme. Free with NHCC Museum admission

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 (more…)

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