Department Of Cultural Affairs Events Jan. 17-26, 2020

 

Events this week: 

  • Opening of British Museum Exhibition:  The birth, death, and resurrection of Christ from Michelangelo to Tiepolo at Museum of Art
  • Exhibition Opening: El Voto Femenino at National Hispanic Cultural Center 
  • Canes of Power Film Screening with Dr. Matthew Martinez at Museum of Indian Art and Culture 
  • Inside Opera Workshop Series at National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • Legacy of Uranium Mining Native American Lands in New Mexico at Museum of Natural History & Science

Events next week: 

  • Here, Now and Always: A Final Look at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
  • Public Lecture and Exhibition Catalog Signing for The birth, death, and resurrection of Christ at Museum of Art
  • Public Reception with artist gallery talks: Community Through Making in the Gallery of Conscience at Museum of International Folk Art
  • Hardship, Greed and Sorrow: An Officer’s Photo Album at History Museum

Fri. Jan. 17, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Domenici Education Building
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Colcha Community Stitch-Along 
Gathering for colcheras of all skill levels led by Annette Gutierrez Turk. If you are beginning or advanced in the traditional New Mexican style of embroidery, bring your current colcha project along and enjoy these monthly, informal, community work sessions to share ideas, resources and encouragement! Free event. Facilitated by Sandia Mountains Chapter-EGA
For more information, call Elena at (505) 246-2261 or e-mailing elenad.baca@state.nm.us.

Sat. & Sun. Jan. 18 & 19, 25 & 26,  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. 19, 1-3 p.m.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 
710 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1269   
http://miaclab.org/
Canes of Power Film Screening with Dr. Matthew Martinez
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture announces a screening of Canes of Power. Following the film, a Q&A will be led by Dr. Matthew Martinez, MIAC’s deputy director, and associate producer of the film.
Canes of Power, narrated by Cherokee Actor Wes Studi – a recent Academy Award recipient – is the story of President Abraham Lincoln’s gift of engraved wood canes gifted to each of New Mexico’s 19 Pueblo nations. The canes symbolized the recognition of tribal sovereignty at the very same time 13 Southern states were seeking their own sovereignty (in the form of succession) from the United States. 
 
Tue. Jan. 21, 6 – 7:30 p.m. 
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Salón Ortega 
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Inside Opera Workshop Series
Opera newcomers and aficionados are invited to three, free, interactive presentations (January 21, 28 and February 4) about Il Postino, Daniel Catán’s beautiful opera about poetry, love, and the special friendship that develops Those who attend at least two of the three workshops will receive half-price tickets to the show. Sign up for the workshops here:  https://nhccnm.wufoo.com/forms/inside-opera-workshop-series-il-postino/   http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4424/inside-opera-workshop-series/

Tues. Jan. 21,  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. 22, 2 – 3:30 p.m. 
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
(505) 841-2800
http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/
Re-Imagined
Visit the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and Re-Imagine the world around you as we explore new topics and take home activities each month.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4431/re-imagined/
For more information, contact Andrea Jacquin, Public Information Officer, 505-206-9144, andrea.jacquin@state.nm.us

Thu. Jan. 23, 9:30 – 11 a.m. 
9:30am-11:00am
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
(505) 841-2800
http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/
Curator’s Coffee: Update on the Legacy of Uranium Mining Native American Lands in New Mexico
Join the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science for a lecture on the update on the legacy of uranium mining Native American lands in New Mexico.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4462/curatoras-coffee-update-on-the-legacy-of-uranium-mining-native-american-lands-in-new-mexico/
For more information, contact Andrea Jacquin, Public Information Officer, 505-206-9144, andrea.jacquin@state.nm.us

Thu. Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Library
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
NHCC Book Club 
The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book. Book for January: Berta Isla (2017) by Javier Marías. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

Thu. Jan. 23, 7 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Bank of America Theatre 
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Film: Neruda
In post-World War II Chile, a police prefect pursues Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, now a fugitive in his own country for joining the Communist Party. In this story of a persecuted artist and his obsessive adversary, Neruda sees his chance to become a symbol for liberty as well as a literary legend. Directed by Pablo Larraín; Spanish with English subtitles; 107 minutes; rated R.  Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series. Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show.

Fri. Jan. 24, 6 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – History & Literary Arts
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
El Voto Femenino: Exhibit Opening
Join us for the opening of “El Voto Femenino: Sufragistas Latinas luchando por el derecho al voto. Celebrating Hispanic Women’s Suffrage Worldwide”. This exhibit runs from January 24 through June 30.
The exhibit features women from 24 countries in the international Hispanic diaspora who were instrumental in women’s suffrage, including Nina Otero Warren (New Mexico, US), Bertha Lutz (Brazil), Mathilde Hidalgo de Procel (Ecuador), Elvia Carrillo Puerto (Mexico), Ofelia Domínguez Navarro (Cuba), Elena Caffarena (Chile), Josefa Llanes Escoda (Philippines) and Jovita Idar (Texas, US).
Organized by decade and countries, the exhibit features photographs, narrative, objects (including household items), books and documents that illuminate the fight for suffrage by Latinas worldwide.
The exhibit also features a companion piece, “Pan American Unity,” a mural in woodblock by Albuquerque artist Julianna Kirwin. Kirwin replaced Diego Rivera’s Founding Fathers (in one of the panels of his 1940 “Pan American Unity” mural in San Francisco) with powerful women in the Americas who have shaped its destiny: Berta Cáceres, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Dolores Huerta, Michelle Bachelet, Joy Harjo, Deb Haaland, Isabel Allende, Helen Cordero, Emma Gonzalez and María Martínez. The exhibit is free and open to the public during hours of operation in the HLA building: Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m and the first Saturday of the month from 1-5 p.m.

Fri. Jan. 24, 8 p.m. 
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
New Mexico Jazz Latino Orchestra 
In their fourth performance at the NHCC, the New Mexico Jazz Latino Orchestra will again present a two-part show featuring an opening set of straight-up Latin jazz and a second set fusing the folkloric rhythms of Colombia with jazz elements and showcasing the versatility of the group’s musicians. The 13-piece ensemble seeks to showcase the great musical talents of artists who are now New Mexico residents, while bringing in international guest artists to introduce audiences to traditional instrumentation and rhythms from Latin America and demonstrate how jazz fusion can provide a harmonious and exciting blend of ancestral and contemporary tones.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4422/new-mexico-jazz-latino-orchestra/

Fri. Jan. 24, 5 – 7 p.m. 
New Mexico Museum of Art
107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe
(505) 476-5072
http://www.nmartmuseum.org/
Public Opening Reception: The birth, death, and resurrection of Christ from Michelangelo to Tiepolo
Join us for a Public Opening Reception for the exhibition from the British Museum on display from January 25 – April 19, 2020.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4449/public-opening-reception-the-birth-death-and-resurrection-of-christ/

Sat. Jan 25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
(575) 522-4100
http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/
Antique Treasures Show
Whether it’s learning how to best preserve a family heirloom, identifying an archaeological discovery, or looking to find a special antique to purchase, the Museum’s annual Antique Treasures Show is a two-day celebration of all things old, unique, and precious. 
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for children 4 to 17. Veterans and active U.S. military members are admitted for $2 and children 3 and under are free. 
The show is a mix of antique and collectible vendors from throughout the region, along with preservation and identification activities. Some of the vendors may also offer free unofficial, independent appraisals. 
Visitors are invited to bring family heirlooms, artifacts, or objects from home to learn more about them and how to preserve them. Visitors can also play “Stump the Curator” by bringing in objects to see if the Museum’s curators – Director Mark Santiago, Chief Curator and Program Manager Lisa Pugh, former Chief Curator Toni Laumbach, or History Curator Leah Tookey – can identify them. Santiago will also have an antique gun presentation each day at 1 p.m. 
Representatives from Fort Selden Historic Site, a sister agency to the Farm & Ranch Museum, will be at the show with some unusual objects to play “Identify It.” 
The show also features demonstrations such as sewing, weaving, wool spinning and blacksmithing. Admission includes all of the regular Museum offerings. 

Sat. Jan 25, 10 – 11 a.m.
New Mexico Museum of Art
107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe
(505) 476-5072
http://www.nmartmuseum.org/
Public Lecture and Exhibition Catalog Signing for The birth, death, and resurrection of Christ from Michelangelo to Tiepolo
A public lecture followed by book signing of the exhibition catalog for The birth, death, and resurrection of Christ from Michelangelo to Tiepolo, presented by British Museum Curator Hugo Chapman, Simon Sainsbury Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum.
Free admission.

Sat. Jan 25, 2 – 3 p.m. 
Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1200
http://www.internationalfolkart.org/
Public Reception with artist gallery talks: Community Through Making in the Gallery of Conscience
Meet the artists! Join MOIFA in celebrating recent collaborations with local artists as part of the ongoing museum exhibition Community Through Making in the Gallery of Conscience:
Eliza Naranjo Morse and the 1st and 4th grade Cultural Arts classes at the Kha’p’o Community School
Inspired by the work of international artists who use recycled materials, the students spent the fall semester creating the many weavings, sculptures and digital artworks that will be on display in the gallery.
Alas de Agua Art collective and Three Sisters Collective
In July, members of two local collectives joined with founders of Peruvian art collective, Amapolay, to create a public mural on the south side of Santa Fe. Titled Fronteras y Semillas/ Borders and Seeds, the mural explores the deep connections across the Americas. The mural is located on Avenida Contenta on the corner of Monte Verde Place. At the museum, see images of the mural and videos of it being painted.
Community Through Making now on exhibit through May 3, 2020.
 
Sat. Jan 25, 1 – 5 p.m.
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe
(505) 476-5200
http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/
Hardship, Greed and Sorrow: An Officer’s Photo Album
Please join us for a talk by author Devorah Romanek, and joined by Hannah Abelbeck, New Mexico History Museum Photo Archivist, and Jennifer Nez Dennetdale, Associate Professor of American Studies, University of New Mexico, on this compelling book which captures a fraught and complex moment in the history of the American Southwest.
In the aftermath of the Civil War, the New Mexico Territory endured painful years of hardship and ongoing strife. During this turbulent period, a US military officer stationed in the territory assembled an album of photographs, a series of still shots taken by one or more anonymous photographers. Now, some 150 years later, this remarkable volume reproduces the anonymous officer’s “souvenir album” in its totality.
Offering an important glimpse of the American Southwest in the mid-1860s, the photo album places the photographs in historical context in connection to the Civil War and Reconstruction periods, including the French intervention in New Mexico and the internment of Navajos at the Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation.
In addition to containing what may be the earliest extant photographs of Navajo Indians, the album features both studio and field images of U.S. Army officers, Mexican politicians, and various sites throughout New Mexico. 
Books for purchase will be made available from the Museum Foundation shop, located in the History Museum.
Free Auditorium event-bottled water only please.
 
Sat. Jan 25, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. 
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
High Spirit Dance Recital Dancing For Jesus
A ballet, jazz, and hip-hop dance recital featuring children, young adults, and professional dancers—an exciting ensemble of students and teachers bringing today’s music to life in high-quality dance productions.
$12, $15, $17.

Sun. Jan. 26, 2 – 4 p.m.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 
710 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1269   
http://miaclab.org/
Here, Now and Always: A Final Look – with Dr. Bruce Bernstein and Lillie Lane
Don’t miss your opportunity to see the popular permanent exhibition “Here, Now and Always” one last time before it closes for a $5 million makeover on January 26.
A panel discussion led by Dr. Bruce Bernstein (former MIAC director), and Lillie Lane (Diné) – as well as Native co-curators of the original exhibit will be held at 2 p.m., with final tours of the exhibition offered at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. This is your last chance to see HNA until June 2021, so stop by and enjoy our celebration of the ground-breaking exhibit. Admission to MIAC will be reduced accordingly during HNA’s closure.

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