Department Of Cultural Affairs Events Nov. 22 – December 1, 2019


Events this week:  
Matt Magee: Work 2012-2017 at Museum of Art
HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market at Farm & Ranch
Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries – Museum of International Folk Art

Events next week:
Light Among the Ruins at Jemez Historic Site

Sat. & Sun. Nov. 23 & 24, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1,  Noon – 5 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Torreón
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
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.
The digitized imagery of the painting ensures that this culturally significant work can be a sharing and learning experience for students and families anywhere. We invite you to explore the imagery, history and complexities of the Mundos de Mestizaje mural. Free.

Sat. Nov. 23, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
New Mexico Museum of Art
107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe
(505) 476-5072
Matt Magee: Work 2012-2017
Talk and book signing with Matt McGee and David Chickey, publisher, designer and editorial director of Radius Books – (a nonprofit publishing company based in Santa Fe), talks with artist Matt Magee about his latest work and project. Matt transitioned to Phoenix, Arizona after living in New York City for 30 years and his experience in the Southwest explores language and communication as investigative acts. A partnership program with Radius Books and the New Mexico Museum of Art.
Sat. & Sun. Nov. 23 & 24, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m (Sat.) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Sun.)
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
(575) 522-4100
HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market
HomeGrown is a two-day event at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces that showcases food grown in New Mexico. Vendors from around the state will offer free samples and sell their products as the gift-giving season approaches.More than 70 vendors from around the state will sell their products as the gift-giving season approaches. Demonstrations are also part of the fun. Food items for sampling and purchasing include award-winning salsas, wine, pies, cookies, sauces, honey, jerky, candy, beans, native foods, and much more. The Museum partners with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture for this event. Admission is $5 per vehicle.

Sun. Nov. 24, 3 – 5 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Domenici Education Building
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
The Neighborhood Project: Las Voces de Barelas Opening Reception 
The Neighborhood Project: Las Voces de Barelas is a community art initiative by Working Classroom student artists under the instruction of guest teaching artist Adria Malcolm which set out to explore the people of the historic Barelas area through the mediums of environmental portraiture and feature-writing. The project aims to bridge the gap between otherness and commonality through the sharing of the most vital elements of an individual’s story.
The project artists learned how to conduct thorough interviews, explored rapport building with subjects, and learned the basics of journalistic feature writing and portraiture. Las Voces de Barelas serves as a way for Working Classroom to give back and explore the community that it calls home while presenting stories of a shared human experience.

Tue. Nov. 26, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1200
Join us for free folk art family program at Santa Fe Southside Library on Tuesday, November 26 for Animal Masks! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please take note of the specific dates and activities. All events take place from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Tue. Nov. 26, 6 – 8:15 p.m. 
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Salón Ortega
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class 
6 to 7:15 p.m. Beginning and Intermediate Class.
No experience is necessary to participate in this class.
7:15 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).

Thu. Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day
All Museums & Historic Sites Closed for Thanksgiving, reopening on Friday, November 29.

Sat. Nov. 30, 5 – 9 p.m.
Jemez Historic Site
18160 NM-4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025
(575) 829-3530
Light Among the Ruins
The ruins of Giusewa Pueblo and San José de los Jemez Mission will be decorated with hundreds of farolitos. Each evening’s program will include traditional Native American flute music and Jemez Pueblo dancers’ performing between two illuminating bon-fires. The Historic Site will also host an arts and crafts fair and have food available for purchase. Flash photography, drones, and alcohol are prohibited. Those planning on walking to and from the event are encouraged to bring a flashlight and wear reflective clothing. Tickets on sale now.
For more information, contact Matthew Barbour, Regional Manager, Coronado & Jemez Historic Sites, (505)-220-3270, matthew.barbour@state.

Upcoming December Farolito/Luminaria Events:

Sat., Dec. 7. 4 p.m. 
Lights of Los Luceros
Los Luceros Historic Site

Sun. Dec. 8, 5 – 8 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center/Paseo del Bosque Trail/CABQ BioPark and Tingley Beach

Sat.  Dec. 14, 5 p.m. 
Las Noches de Las Luminarias
Fort Selden Historic Site 

Sat. Dec. 14, 5 p.m.
Light Among the Ruins
Jemez Historic Site