Events This Week In Cultural Affairs

Events this week:  

  • Folk Art Flea Fall Donation at Museum of International Folk Art
  • Panel Discussion: In A Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann, A Catalogue Raisonné at Museum of Art
  • Pueblo Pottery and Embroidery Demonstration at Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
  • Tracking Telescopes & the Forgotten Legacy of Clyde Tombaugh at White Sands Missile Range at Farm & Ranch
  • Hardship, Greed, and Sorrow: An Officer’s Photo Album of 1866 New Mexico Territory at History Museum

Events next week:

  • Matt Magee: Work 2012-2017 at Museum of Art
  • HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market at Farm & Ranch

Fri. Nov. 15, 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 
Join our monthly 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!
For more information, call Elena at (505) 246-2261 or e-mail elenad.baca@state.nm.us. Free event, facilitated by Sandia Mountains Chapter-EGA

Sat. Nov. 16, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1200
http://www.internationalfolkart.org/
Folk Art Flea Donations Days
Bring your folk art (tax deductible) to The Museum of International Folk Art. If you have any questions please call the Flea Hotline: (505) 476-1201.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4375/folk-art-flea-donations-days/
For more information, contact Chris Vitagliano, Executive Assistant, (505) 476-1209, chris.vitagliano@state.nm.us

Sat. & Sun. Nov. 16 & 17,  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.
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. 16, 1 – 4 p.m. 
New Mexico Museum of Art
107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe
(505) 476-5072
http://www.nmartmuseum.org/
Panel Discussion: In A Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann, A Catalogue Raisonné by Gala Chamberlain
In A Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann, A Catalogue Raisonné by Gala Chamberlain with essays by Nancy E. Green and Thomas Leech, and a foreword by Martin Krause, was published by Rizzoli Electa on September 24, 2019. The New Mexico Museum of Art will host a panel discussion moderated by Kate Nelson on the making of the book on November 16, 2019 from 1 to  2:30 p.m. at the Museum followed by a book signing. Panelists include Gala Chamberlain, Nancy E. Green, Martin Krause, Thomas Leech, and David Skolkin. Ticket Information: $10 per person for panel discussion. Advance tickets can be purchased at Gustave-baumann.eventbrite.com. Tickets also available at the door beginning at noon, cash only.

Sat. Nov. 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Torreón
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Diwali: The Festival of Lights
Diwali is one of the biggest Hindu festivals, celebrated in India with great enthusiasm and happiness for five continuous days. The third day is celebrated as the main Diwali festival, or “Festival of Lights,” and different varieties of colorful fireworks are always associated with this festival. On this auspicious day, people light diyas (lamps) and candles all around their houses. They perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings from the Goddess of Wealth. The festival of Diwali is never complete without the exchange of gifts, as people present Diwali gifts to all near and dear ones. $10 Tickets are available at the INDIA Association of New Mexico or by calling (505) 306-9624.

Sat. Nov. 16, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Salón Ortega 
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
There Must Be Other Names for the River 
516 ARTS, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and UNM Art & Ecology Program artists Marisa Demarco, Dylan McLaughlin, and Jessica Zeglin present There Must Be Other Names for the River. This composition for six singers is based on streamflow data from the river known today as the Rio Grande. Each singer channels the river, representing a point where flows were observed and recorded. Arranged in the shape of the water body within the performance space, the singers’ voices change in intensity with the flows and distort over time as human interference is felt along the length of the river. After embodying past decades, the singers project possible futures for the voice of the river and the bodies through which its waters flow. The artists say, “The Rio Grande is itself a living being who has experiences over time including birth, growth, and possibly death…. By listening and embodying, can we change our relationships with the river and see beyond its uses to humans? Can we hear the river as more than a resource?” The original sound art performance is presented in conjunction with Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande, an exhibition currently on view at 516 ARTS.
Free public event

Sun, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. 
Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1200
http://www.internationalfolkart.org/
Film Showing of Living Traditions: Folk Art of New Mexico
New Mexico Arts and Museum of International Folk Art present: a FREE film showing of Living Traditions: Folk Art of New Mexico, a documentary film by Michael Pettit exploring the National Heritage Fellows of New Mexico. Sunday, November 17th at 2pm, at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. Featuring the work of New Mexico’s National Heritage Fellows: Charles Carrillo, Helen Cordero, Frances Graves, George López, Ramón José López, Esther Martinez, Roberto and Lorenzo Martínez, Eliseo and Paula Rodriguez, Emilio and Senaida Romero, Margaret Tafoya, Irvin Trujillo & Cleofes Vigil. Discussion with the filmmaker and appearances by selected artists or their families. With support from the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4397/film-showing-of/

Sun. Nov. 17, 2 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Salón Ortega 
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Book Reading and Signing: Norma Elia Cantú, Cabañuelas 
Norma Elia Cantú will read from her new novel, Cabañuelas (University of New Mexico Press, 2019), the successor to her award-winning Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera, which chronicles her childhood experiences on the border. Nena leaves Laredo, Texas, and moves to Madrid, Spain, to research the historical roots of traditional fiestas in Laredo. Immersing herself in post-Franco Spain and its rich history, its food, music, and fiestas, Nena finds herself falling for Paco, a Spaniard. Nena’s research and experiences teach her about who she is, where she comes from, and what is important to her. As her work comes to a close, Nena must decide where she can best be true to her entire self: in Spain with Paco or in Laredo, her home, where her job and family await her return. After reading, Cantú will talk about the craft of writing a novel—in celebration of National Novel Writing Month (November).
This event is free and open to the public. Presented in conjunction with the University of New Mexico Press.

Tue. Nov. 19, 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 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)

Wed, Nov. 20, 1 – 4 p.m. 
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 
710 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1269   
http://miaclab.org/
Let’s Take a Look!
MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesday of each month awaiting whatever treasures may walk through the door. This is your opportunity to bring a family heirloom, something special from your collection, or a piece you know nothing about. Naturally, they prefer items from the American Southwest (in keeping with the museum’s focus), but they will check out anything you bring in. Federal law prohibits curators from “appraising” any items, but they will direct you to appropriate resources. For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4366/lets-take-a-look/

Wed, Nov. 20, 6 – 9 p.m. 
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
(505) 841-2800
http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/
Inspired By Nature: Sifting Through Sand and Time
Join the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science for this hands on project on November 20, 2019. The landscape of New Mexico truly creates our land of enchantment. From the mountains to the lava flows, the geologic landscape is breath taking. Come learn from Dr. Larry Crumpler on how to read the tales hidden the layers of sediment and discover how our landscape has inspired artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe. Then, create your own work of art with Moonlight Makes as we create sand art with succulents. 21+ only (bring your I.D.) Tickets $40. All tickets include a voucher for one free drink and additional drinks can be purchased at the cash bar.  A portion of every ticket sale will go to help support the Volcano exhibit upgrade project. Space is limited. tickets here 
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4374/inspired-by-nature-sifting-through-sand-and-time/
For more information, contact Andrea Jacquin, Public Information Officer, (505) 206-9144, andrea.jacquin@state.nm.us

Thu, Nov. 21, 2 – 4 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 of 1866 New Mexico Territory

Please join us for a talk by author Devorah Romanek, joined by Hannah Abelbeck, New Mexico History Museum Photo Archivist, and UNM Professor of American Studies Jennifer Denetdale, on this compelling book which captures a fraught and complex moment in the history of the American Southwest, and includes a Preface written by Daniel Kosharek, previous Photo Curator at the New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM. 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 event-bottled water only please
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4382/hardship-greed-and-sorrow-an-officers-photo-album-of-1866-new-mexico-territory/

Sat, Nov 23, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
New Mexico Museum of Art
107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe
(505) 476-5072
http://www.nmartmuseum.org/
Matt Magee: Work 2012-2017
Talk and book signing with Matt McGee on his latest work and project, and David Chickey, publisher, designer and editorial director of Radius Books, a nonprofit publishing company based in Santa Fe. 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. Talk followed by a book signing. 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
http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/
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.
This sixth-annual event showcases the food grown in New Mexico. 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. 
To download free, high-resolution, photography to support these listings, visit our online photo library: media.newmexicoculture.org/