Department Of Cultural Affairs Events From January 3-12, 2020

 

Events this week: 

  • Culture Series: Camp Cody: A World War I Training Camp in Deming at Farm & Ranch
  • Artist Led Tour Sayaka Ganz-Reclaimed Creations at Museum of Natural History & Science

Events next week: 

  • Exhibit Opening – From Combat to Carpets: The Art of Afghan War Rugs at Museum of International Folk Art
  • Repurpose Plastic Workshop at Museum of Natural History & Science

Sun. Jan. 5, 2020, 1:30 – 3 p.m. 
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe
(505) 476-5200
http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/
Making History – Candle Making
Making History will bring some warmth to our cold days.  Join us and make some colorful beeswax candles to light up your home. Free with admission.

Sun. Jan. 5, 2020, 10 a.m – 5 p.m. 
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Museum of International Folk Art
New Mexico History Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (9 a.m – 5 p.m.)
All Historic Sites 
NM Resident Free Sunday
New Mexico residents admitted FREE the first Sunday of each month. Youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members are always free. Come Explore our new exhibits at Museum of International Folk Art: Yokai: Japanese Ghosts and Demons and Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico  http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4448/nm-resident-free-sunday/

Tues. Jan. 7, 2020, 6 – 8:15 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Salón Ortega 
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class 
6 p.m to 7:15 p.m.—Beginning and Intermediate Class.
No experience is necessary to participate in this class.
7:15 p.m to 8:15 p.m.— Advanced Class
In order to participate in this class, dancers must come to at least one 6 p.m. class and be familiar with the vocabulary and movement introduced in these classes.
Dance classes are taught by Larry Heard and Rueda 505 Friends.
There is no need to pre-register; just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, call (505) 246-2261. $5 to $10 per class (pay what you can)

Wed. Jan. 8, 2020, Noon – 1 p.m. 
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe
(505) 476-5200
http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/
Friends of History Lecture Series
Please join David Holtby, Independent Scholar and Historian; Editor-in-Chief (ret.), University of New Mexico Press, as he shares on Statehood and World War I in New Mexico, as part of our Friends of History lecture series. Donations welcomed. Auditorium event with limited seating-bottled water only please.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4426/friends-of-history-lecture-series/

Thu. Jan. 9, 2020, 7- 8 p.m.
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
(575) 522-4100
http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/
Culture Series: Camp Cody: A World War I Training Camp in Deming
Author and historian Jim Eckles will talk about the surprising story of Camp Cody in Deming during World War I. Admission is free. 
Just over a century ago World War I, the war to end all wars, ended with millions killed. As a military power, the United States was woefully unprepared for its role as the steamroller to break the stalemate in the bloody trenches of France. Immediately after declaring war on Germany, America had to raise and train a multi-million-man army. 
One of the nation’s 32 training camps was established at Deming, a town of only 2,500 people at the time. The facility was dubbed Camp Cody and was erected in just a few months to house and train 30,000 men. The men, from farmers to factory workers, had to learn a new kind of fighting and mass killing – with machine guns and artillery. Then, a few months after armistice – poof – the camp, with its tents, wooden mess halls and large stables literally disappeared. 
Obvious questions are: Why select little Deming to host a huge camp? What was it like in the camp living day-to-day for months in a tent? And how did Camp Cody affect Deming? 
Jim Eckles is a local historian and retiree from White Sands Missile Range where he worked for 30 years. Camp Cody caught his attention when he was asked to lecture on the V-2 rocket and the Trinity Site atomic bomb test at a World War II round-table in Minneapolis. Before his talk, Eckles discovered organizers seemed more interested in what he knew about Camp Cody instead of the WWII technology. Subsequent research opened the door to an all-but-forgotten chapter in southern New Mexico’s World War I history. Who knew almost 30,000 men once lived just north of I-10 in Deming? This led to a book about the camp that Eckles will use for the basis of his talk.

Fri. Jan. 10, 6- 7:15 p.m. 
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
(505) 841-2800
http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/ 
Artist Led Tour Sayaka Ganz-Reclaimed Creations
Meet the artist and accompany her on a walk-through of the exhibit. Join the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science for the public opening of the exhibit. This exhibit celebrates repurposing items and extending the life of everyday objects. Cost is $5 For questions email jayne.aubele@state.nm.us Visit nmnaturalhistory.org for more about Sayaka Ganz- Reclaimed Creations produced by David J. Wagner LLC.
 
Sat. Jan. 11, 2020, 10 a.m. – Noon
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
(575) 522-4100
http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/
Crafts for Kids
In honor of National Milk Day we will be making a dairy cow craft. This activity is free with regular admission ($5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for children 4-17). 

Sat. Jan. 11, 2020, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
(505) 841-2800
http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/ 
Re-Purposed Plastic Jewelry Workshop
Rethink the world around you and give new meaning and purpose to discarded items. 
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science will be celebrating the opening of their newest exhibit, Sayaka Ganz- Reclaimed Creations (Produced by David J. Wagner LLC.) on January 11th, 2020 with a Re-purposed Plastic Jewelry Workshop.  Learn how to take every day items such as plastic silverware and turn them into beautiful bracelets, earrings, and pendants.
This workshop is free and open to the public with the purchase of Museum admission, but supplies are limited. For more information call Kristin Hseuh at (505) 841-2877.

Sat. Jan. 11, 2020, 2- 4 p.m. 
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Library
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
La Canoa – Nina Otero-Warren: New Mexican 20th Century Mujerota
The 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial, please join Dr. Anna Nogar as she explores the many facets of Nina Otero Warren. Early 20th century nuevomexicana Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren ran for national office as a Republican candidate to Congress from New Mexico in 1922, shortly after women gained the right to vote. An advocate of suffrage, Otero-Warren achieved political prominence for her promotion of Spanish/English education, and involvement in educational and health efforts supporting Indo-Hispano nuevomexicanos. Otero-Warren authored Old Spain in Our Southwest (1936), was superintendent of schools, and an educator, who supported herself and her extended family; in short, a nuevomexicana mujerota.
This is a FREE event OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Sat. & Sun. Jan. 12 & 13,  Noon – 5 p.m. 
National Hispanic Cultural Center -Torreón
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Mundos de Mestizaje:  A Vision of History through Fresco
Mundos de Mestizaje by Frederico Vigil is a mural housed in the Torreón on the campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This monumental fresco 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.

Sun. Jan. 12, 2020, 1 – 4 p.m.
Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1200
http://www.internationalfolkart.org/
Exhibit Opening – From Combat to Carpets: The Art of Afghan War Rugs
War rugs “are the production of women artists, and of communities speaking globally not just locally,” said co-curator Annemarie Sawkins. “War rugs reflect Afghanistan’s historic and modern place as a busy cultural crossroads. They reveal the observant and innovative nature of the people who produced them.” Afghan “war rugs” gained international attention following the Soviet invasion of 1979 when millions of refugees fled to neighboring Pakistan and Iran. Join us for a special version of this traveling show including pieces from the MOIFA collection.
1 p.m. – Talk by curator Annemarie Sawkins
2 p.m. – Refreshments provided by the Women’s Board.

Sun. Jan. 12, 2020, 2 – 3 p.m.
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
(575) 522-4100
http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/
Reading Roundup
Join us for Story Time in the Museum lobby. Children of all ages are welcome to listen and learn. This activity is free with regular admission ($5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for children 4-17). Children 3 and under are admitted free.

Sun. Jan. 12, 2020, 3 p.m. 
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
New Mexico Philharmonic: Brass, Winds, & Bach’s Air
New Mexico Philharmonic presents Brass, Winds, & Bach’s Air. The NMPhil winds and brass step out to warm this midwinter afternoon! Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds, scored for two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, three French horns, cello, and double bass, is both lyrical and intensely beautiful. French horns and trumpets stand out in Crespo’s rollicking Spirit of Brass.
Breathe in the beauty of Bach’s “Air on the G String.” Then—four trumpets, four trombones, horn, and tuba frame Jan Koetsier’s Brass Symphony—a masterpiece of the brass repertoire. Finally, two gorgeous 16th-century Gabrieli Canzons.
$24, $35, $46, $68

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