Lecture

Documentary Film: Paño Arte – Images from the Inside (1996)

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 5:00 pm: Reception 6:00 pm: Tour with Co-Curators of the exhibition Into the Hourglass: Paño Arte from the Rudy Padilla Collection 7:00 pm: Film Screening and Q & A with Director and Producer, Evangeline Griego As part of the Rudy Padilla Paño Project Community Symposium, join us for a screening of the 1996 documentary and Q & A with the Director and Producer, Evangeline E. Griego. Learn more about paños as an art form and hear from the artists who created artworks (more…)

Rudy Padilla Paño Project Community Symposium

11:00 am – 3:00 pm As part of the Rudy Padilla Paño Project Community Symposium, join us for a series of presentations by local organizations and meet artists whose work is featured in the exhibition Into the Hourglass. As presenters are confirmed, more information will be shared here. The full schedule of events is available below. Free Community Event, generously supported by the Ford Foundation & McCune Foundation. For questions, email Rebecca Gomez at Rebecca.gomez@dca.nm.gov

Gale Memorial Lecture Series 2023-2024: Justin Favela

6:00 pm In collaboration with the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts, the Center will host Nevada-based artist Justin Favela as he presents his lecture “Give It a Rest: A Latinx Artist in Repose.” The lecture is based on Favela’s recently completed durational performance Reposo: A Hispanic Artist Rests For The Entirety Of Hispanic Heritage Month. This event is part of the 2023-24 Gale Memorial Lecture Series: “Disobedient Gestures: Afro-Latinx and Queer Latinx Artist against the Grain.” Free Community Event. Please register below.

Gale Memorial Lecture Series 2023-2024: José Villalobos

6:00 pm In collaboration with the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts, the Center will host Texas-based artist José Villalobos as he presents his lecture “Challenging Toxic Masculinity and the Marginalization of Brown Queer Bodies.” This event is part of the 2023-24 Gale Memorial Lecture Series: “Disobedient Gestures: Afro-Latinx and Queer Latinx Artist against the Grain.” Free Community Event. Please register below.

Guerrilla Opera: A Discussion with Composer/Director Nathan Felix

6:00pm A discussion with composer/director Nathan Felix about his guerilla approach to opera and staging unconventional classical music performances in non-traditional spaces and how it relates to his collaboration with NHCC. Felix will also give a retrospective insight into his process and inspiration behind his imaginative works such as ‘6 Pianos in Surround Sound’, ‘Opera on a Bus’ and ‘Immersive Operas’. Free Community Event

Artist Talk and Book Signing: Joel Salcido

7:00 pm Salon Ortega Join us for an artist talk with Joel Salcido from Aliento a Tequila y el Arte de Agave (or The Spirit of Tequila and the Art of Agave).  Joel will do a reading from his book, The Spirit of Tequila and guests from the audience will have an opportunity for a Q&A followed by a book signing. The Aliento a Tequila y el Arte de Agave (or The Spirit of Tequila and the Art of Agave) exhibition explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave (more…)

Lecture: Indigenous Influences on Spanish Language- Guarani and Nahuatl

7:00 pm Dr. Josefina Bittar, a professor at the Languages and Applied Linguistics Department at UC Santa Cruz, and Dr. Carson Morris, NHCC History and Literary Arts Program Manager, present lectures on the influences of Guarani and Nahuatl on the Spanish language. Please join us for a pre-talk reception beginning at 6:00 pm. Free Community Event, register here or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance.

Explorar las Artes: Hora de Cuentos Preescolares Bilingüe: Green is a Chile Pepper

10:00 am Story by Roseanne Greenfield Thong (Author) and John Parra (Illustrator). Explorar las Artes is a free, bi-monthly 45-minute program for children ages 3-5 years old and caregivers that cultivates creativity and self-expression through the exploration of Hispanic/Latine arts and culture. Participants explore the NHCC museum and engage in artmaking, music, movement, dance, drama, and bilingual story time. NHCC instructors model age-appropriate arts techniques that celebrate self-expression, build vocabulary, and strengthen both fine-motor and gross-motor skills in a fun environment.  This program generously supported through a (more…)

Mundos de Mestizaje: Torreón Tour

11 am (MST) The National Hispanic Cultural Center is offering a guided tour of the Mundos de Mestizaje fresco by Frederico Vigil twice a week, Thursdays and Fridays at 11 am. Located in the Torreón on the NHCC Campus, Mundos de Mestizaje depicts thousands of years of Hispanic culture, history, and identity. Admission for the tour is $2 and tickets are available for advance purchase below. Tickets can also be purchased in the New Mexico Mutual Welcome Center, depending on availability. Capacity for each tour is limited.

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