National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum The Visual Arts Program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center oversees an Art Museum, a growing permanent collection of artwork, and public programs to enrich the community’s knowledge and understanding of Latino art.
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The Visual Arts Program at the National Hispanic Cultural Center oversees an Art Museum, a growing permanent collection of artwork, and public programs to enrich the community’s knowledge and understanding of Latino art. The visual arts staff works to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret Latino works of art from throughout the world.

05/23/2020
National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum

¡Mira! The Center turns twenty in 2020 and we will be celebrating our cumplean~os all year long!

Meso-Americhanics (Manuevering Mestizaje): de la Torre Brothers and Border Baroque opened at the NHCC Art Museum in September 2008. The bi-national brothers, Jamex and Einar de la Torre, were born in Guadalajara, Mexico and now live and work on both sides of the border. Their blown glass and mixed media sculptures and installations grapple with the complexity of hybrid and transnational identities through clever, humorous, and sometimes biting social critique. Los Hermanos de la Torre have received significant recognition and awards for their artistry and cultural commentary. Their work has been shown around the globe in museums and galleries.

The NHCC Art Museum permanent collection is home to their piece titled, Marte y Venus, which will be featured in the upcoming exhibition, Mira Mira On the Wall: Reflecting on 20 Years of NHCC Exhibitions.

Many NHCC events have been postponed or cancelled at this time but we invite you to continue joining us on social media to stay connected virtually. ¡Miranos! And thank you for being a friend of the NHCC.

#nhccnm #delatorrebrothers #20in2020 #newmexicoculture

05/23/2020
Artists Jamex and Einar de la Torre speak about what the NHCC Art Museum means to them for our 20th Birthday

¡Mira! The Center turns twenty in 2020 and we will be celebrating our cumplean~os all year long!

Meso-Americhanics (Manuevering Mestizaje): de la Torre Brothers and Border Baroque opened at the NHCC Art Museum in September 2008. The bi-national brothers, Jamex and Einar de la Torre, were born in Guadalajara, Mexico and now live and work on both sides of the border. Their blown glass and mixed media sculptures and installations grapple with the complexity of hybrid and transnational identities through clever, humorous, and sometimes biting social critique. Los Hermanos de la Torre have received significant recognition and awards for their artistry and cultural commentary. Their work has been shown around the globe in museums and galleries.

The NHCC Art Museum permanent collection is home to their piece titled, Marte y Venus, which will be featured in the upcoming exhibition, Mira Mira On the Wall: Reflecting on 20 Years of NHCC Exhibitions.

Many NHCC events have been postponed or cancelled at this time but we invite you to continue joining us on social media to stay connected virtually. ¡Miranos! And thank you for being a friend of the NHCC.

#nhccnm #delatorrebrothers #20in2020 #newmexicoculture

05/22/2020
Make a Piñata!

Celebrate a birthday, the end of school, graduation, the long weekend, or the beautiful day!

Gather boxes, tubes, “junk” mail, wrapping paper and tissue paper scraps. We love to turn clean snack bags inside out to add some shine! You will also need to gather scissors, tape or a glue.

Create a favorite animal, a super hero, a star or anything that your material shapes might inspire. Please share your creations and tag us.
#newmexicoculture #playwithus #make #familytime #nhccnm

05/21/2020
New Mexico Museum of Art

This week's concert is being hosted by our sister museum, the New Mexico Museum of Art!

Please join the New Mexico Museum of Art on Friday, May 22 at 7pm MDT for the eighth performance of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs' "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series featuring the Carlos Medina Conjunto. Carlos is a singer, songwriter, actor, and comedian whose musical style is described as psychedelic Mariachi!

The DCA, in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, is excited to continue its weekly virtual concert series with musicians living in New Mexico.

https://www.facebook.com/NewMexicoMuseumArt/videos/555457751815694/

The eighth performance of the DCA's "Our Fair New Mexico" virtual concert series, featuring Carlos Medina Conjunto and hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Art.

Singer, songwriter, comedian and actor Carlos Medina was born in Las Vegas, NM. Carlos performs throughout the Southwest with his acoustic trio, 4-piece conjunto, and Mariachi. Most of Medina's repertoire consists of original music based on life experience.

Produced by AMP Concerts

#NewMexicoMuseumOfArt #NewMexicoCulture #NMCulture

Today let’s meet Juanita Ramírez!Juanita joined the NHCC administrative staff in August of 2000 with a long standing ser...
05/20/2020

Today let’s meet Juanita Ramírez!

Juanita joined the NHCC administrative staff in August of 2000 with a long standing service to the Department of Cultural Affairs. She brings a great deal of experience, wears many hats at the NHCC, and is a key figure for the Art Museum’s admissions area, serving museum visitors face-to-face every day.

Her family is her number one priority and she says, “My family plays a significant role in my life. Jake and I share 41 years together. We have 5 children: Crystal, Jacob, Rosanna, Richard and Anthony. Through our children's marriages we have added additional "wonderful" family members: Justin, Noel, and Desiree. I have 7 amazing grandchildren that make my journey even more beautiful. If I am not spending time with my family, I am crocheting, making jewelry, or taking long walks.”

Stay tuned to learn more about the staff that make the magic happen in the NHCC Art Museum!
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This lithograph with colored pencil titled, Roofers on the House (2017), is currently hanging in the museum as a part of...
05/18/2020

This lithograph with colored pencil titled, Roofers on the House (2017), is currently hanging in the museum as a part of the exhibition, Aquí Estamos: New Selections from the Permanent Collection.

Artist, Raul Gonzalez, was born and raised in inner-city Houston, Texas and now resides in San Antonio with his family. About his art he writes, “My work explores topics such as work, fatherhood, identity, gender roles, construction, labor, the working class, and abstraction. I use methods of painting, drawing, printmaking, performance, and dance. I believe in demystifying the canvas, redefining social stereotypes, and working towards evolving as an individual, father, and artist.”

The NHCC Art Museum is also home to another of Gonzalez’s artworks, a painting on a piece of cinder-block titled, “Down the Street” which will be on view in the museum later this year.

To learn more about Raul Gonzalez, check out his website: http://www.artistraulgonzalez.com/

#nhccnm #raulgonzalez #texasartist #NMculture

¡Mira! The Center turns twenty in 2020 and we will be celebrating our birthday all year long!Today we take a look back a...
05/16/2020

¡Mira! The Center turns twenty in 2020 and we will be celebrating our birthday all year long!

Today we take a look back at a couple of the exhibitions that were presented in the NHCC Art Museum in 2006 and 2007.

The exhibition Latin American Posters: Public Aesthetics and Mass Politics was on view from September 2006 – March 2007. It featured posters and prints from the NHCC collection as well as from the Sam L. Slick Collection of Latin American and Iberian Posters at the University of New Mexico that provided a wide-ranging and global perspective on the role of art and politics.

Later in 2007, The African Presence in México: From Yanga to the Present was on view from March to August and traveled to the NHCC Art Museum from the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. This exhibition explored the complexity of Afro-Mexicano identity in art.

Over the past two decades, the NHCC Art Museum has presented a wide range of subject-matter. Each exhibition has played an integral role in building the museum as a place to learn, question, grow, and celebrate Hispanic, Latinx, Chicana/o, and Latin American art and cultural production from around the world.

Many NHCC events have been postponed or cancelled at this time but we invite you to continue joining us on social media to stay connected virtually. ¡Miranos! And thank you for being a friend of the NHCC.

#nhccnm #NMculture #20in2020

Photo 1: Installation shot from "African Presence in México." Photo courtesy of the NHCC Art Museum
Photo 2: Installation shot from "African Presence in México." Photo courtesy of the NHCC Art Museum
Photo 3: Malaquias Montoya, Vietnam Aztlan (1973), offset lithograph from serigraph, from "Latin American Posters". Photo courtesy of NHCC Art Museum.
Photo 4: Lalo Alcaraz, Ché (1997), serigraph from "Latin American Posters". Photo courtesy of NHCC Art Museum.

Hola! We hope you take a moment to play along. You can play on your phone, tablet or print it out and share! Here are ju...
05/15/2020

Hola! We hope you take a moment to play along. You can play on your phone, tablet or print it out and share! Here are just a few things you can find at the NHCC.​
#newmexicoculture #museumathome #playalong

Slice of American Pie (2008) by Luis Tapia. On view at the NHCC Art Museum Tuesday - Sunday from 10am - 5pm.
05/14/2020

Slice of American Pie (2008) by Luis Tapia. On view at the NHCC Art Museum Tuesday - Sunday from 10am - 5pm.

Our sister museum, the Museum of International Folk Art hosts the 7th "Our Fair New Mexico" Virtual Concert, featuring L...
05/14/2020

Our sister museum, the Museum of International Folk Art hosts the 7th "Our Fair New Mexico" Virtual Concert, featuring Lone Piñon!

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, continues its series of virtual musical concerts.

“Our Fair New Mexico” includes performances by musicians living in New Mexico. On Friday, May 15, the seventh concert of the series will feature New Mexican string band Lone Piñon and was filmed in the band members' homes and outdoors while practicing social distancing. Hosted by the Museum of International Folk Art, watch the concert at 7 p.m. on the museum’s page at https://www.facebook.com/InternationalFolkArt/

For a list of upcoming “Our Fair New Mexico” performances, visit http://newmexicoculture.org/virtualconcerts

#newmexicoculture #NMCulture

Check out this interview with Augustine Romero, Curator at the South Broadway Cultural Center and the Kimo Theater, and ...
05/13/2020

Check out this interview with Augustine Romero, Curator at the South Broadway Cultural Center and the Kimo Theater, and guest curator for the NHCC Art Museum exhibition, La Ultima Exhibición, which was on view in the Community Gallery in 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIn4aRD2mcY

Even at home, we can't be too far from art! What’s a piece of art in your home? Who made it? What does it mean to you? P...
05/11/2020

Even at home, we can't be too far from art! What’s a piece of art in your home? Who made it? What does it mean to you? Please share in the comments or tag us.

Today’s featured artwork comes to us from NHCC Art Museum Curator, Jadira Gurulé.

Jadira says, “This piece is by Dalila Paola Mendez and is titled, ‘LA Reimagined.’ Dalila and I were roomies when we attended the NALAC Leadership Institute in San Antonio in 2017 and I fell in love with her work right away and am really happy we got to meet each other.

Dalila describes herself as a ‘first-generation Indigenous queer Central American artist’. She ‘explores indigenous connections as a way to reinterpret and navigate issues confronting communities of color.’

‘LA Reimagined’ hangs in my living room, near my makeshift at home work space. When I first saw it, I was attracted to the color, composition, and the idea of imagining our spaces a little differently, much like I’m doing in my home right now. Given the challenges of our present circumstances, I appreciate this piece even more and find myself using it as inspiration for dreaming up new ways to think about the world and our collective futures.”

If you’d like to learn more about Dalila and her work, visit her website: https://www.dalilamendez.com/

#newmexicoculture #nhccnm

Our sister museum, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is hosting a Special "Our Fair New Mexico" Virtual Concert for ...
05/09/2020

Our sister museum, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is hosting a Special "Our Fair New Mexico" Virtual Concert for Mother’s Day, Featuring Jacob Shije

This production of “Our Fair New Mexico,” which includes performances by musicians living in New Mexico, features singer and songwriter Jacob Shije of Santa Clara Pueblo and is scheduled for Sunday, May 10, at 1 pm. It is hosted by the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture; watch it on the museum’s page at https://www.facebook.com/IndianArtsCulture/

After years of performing with bands from high school and college, Shije decided to become a solo artist in 2019, releasing his debut single “Hide the Heartbreak” on multiple streaming platforms. Since then, he has performed throughout the Southwest as both a solo artist and as a member of the Levi Platero Band.

Shije is inspired by many musical artists, including John Mayer, Michael McDonald, and The Beatles. He has also produced his own music, which has been described as “rhythmically groovy and sonically vivid with vintage textures." Shije's music is available on most streaming platforms, including SoundCloud.

For a list of upcoming “Our Fair New Mexico” performances, please visit www.nmculture.org/virtualconcerts

#newmexicoculture #NMCulture

¡Mira! The Center turns 20 in 2020, and we will be celebrating our birthday all year long! The NHCC’s annual celebration...
05/09/2020

¡Mira! The Center turns 20 in 2020, and we will be celebrating our birthday all year long!

The NHCC’s annual celebration of Carnaval began in 2002 with a performance in the Center’s Salón Ortega, and has grown into a dazzling theatrical spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, featuring the band PANdemonium and the Odara Dance Ensemble. Among the guidelines that the Center’s Performing Arts program has developed, refined, and utilized since 1999 to design its programming and curate its seasons is the provision of a variety of annual programming that is specific to seasons, holidays, and celebrations, as well as culture-specific. Carnaval, the festive season occurring before Lent in many countries, is one of the world’s most widespread celebrations and one of its biggest parties. It has been included in the NHCC’s regular seasonal programming since 2006, in an ongoing partnership with Frank Leto, leader of PANdemonium, and Pilar Leto, artistic director of the Odara Dance Ensemble. Productions at the Center have featured Carnaval rhythms and music from Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad, and New Orleans.

Many NHCC events have been postponed or cancelled at this time, but we invite you to continue joining us on social media to stay connected virtually. ¡Míranos! And thank you for being a friend of the NHCC.

#nhccnm #newmexicoculture #NMCulture #20in2020 #ARTE

What does the art look like, that accompanies these labels? We recently posted this question and art museum labels creat...
05/07/2020

What does the art look like, that accompanies these labels?

We recently posted this question and art museum labels created by our curatorial staff. Mindy Bradford sent us this painting that she created in response to the label “Afternoon Rain.”

Please go here https://forms.gle/PfHvgGtNZCbh1neU6 where you will find three wall labels from popular art pieces in the museum. Choose one as a jumping off point to create something. What clues do these labels give you about the art? We hope artists of all ages will participate by creating art inspired by this text. Please use any materials you have available.

Please post your art and tag us on social media @nhccnm #nhccnmart or snap a pic and email to [email protected] Include the name and age of the artist. All ages, experience and styles are encouraged.

We will repost your creations and reveal what the pieces in the collection look like soon, so check back! No google searches, only imagination required!

#newmexicoculture #nhccnmart #nhccnm #make #createathome #artisforeveryone #museumfromhome

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum's cover photo
05/06/2020

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum's cover photo

Even at home, we can't be too far from art! What’s a piece of art in your home? Who made it? What does it mean to you? P...
05/04/2020

Even at home, we can't be too far from art! What’s a piece of art in your home? Who made it? What does it mean to you? Please share in the comments or tag us.

Today’s feature comes to us from NHCC Art Museum Chief Registrar, David Gabel!

“The first time I saw his work was at International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe in the summer of 2017. I was fortunate to have been at the opening party on Friday evening. Because it was almost closing time, I decided that I would return on Saturday and make my selection. By the time I arrived in the afternoon, he was SOLD OUT. It was his first year at Market.
The artist, Leandro Gomez Quintero was born in 1976 and lives in Baracoa, Cuba. He makes miniature versions of Jeeps from 1942-1955, as well as Dodge Power Wagons, GMCs, and Fords from the era.

One of the reasons I especially like his work is that it is made of paper and other recycled materials to convey a sense of humor and playfulness. Each is built with the same care and precision as the full-size version, complete with its own ‘personality.’”

#newmexicoculture #nhccnm

¡Mira! The Center turns 20 in 2020, and we will be celebrating our birthday all year long!As we continue celebrating the...
05/02/2020

¡Mira! The Center turns 20 in 2020, and we will be celebrating our birthday all year long!

As we continue celebrating the history of the NHCC’s Performing Arts program, we would be remiss if we failed to mention the extraordinary Patty Disney Zarzuela Series and the many outstanding productions on which we partnered with Teatro Nuevo México (TNM). Santa Fe native Salomé Martínez-Lutz, Artistic Director of TNM, a four-time Obie winner, and previously a member of New York’s renowned Spanish language theatre company Repertorio Español, had a dream of bringing Spanish musical theatre to the NHCC stage. The inaugural season of the Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts (REDCPA) featured a production of Luisa Fernanda, directed by Ms. Martínez-Lutz and conducted by Pablo Zinger, a multifaceted conductor, pianist, writer, arranger, and narrator whose numerous areas of specialization include zarzuela, tango, and Latin American vocal and instrumental music. Roy Disney and his wife Patty attended one of the performances of Luisa Fernanda, and we learned that zarzuela was Patty Disney’s favorite performance genre. Her enthusiasm and her subsequent generosity as a sponsor resulted in the establishment of the Patty Disney Zarzuela Series, and from 2004 through 2011 the NHCC and TNM showcased some of the most beautiful and riveting zarzuela productions imaginable. Luisa Fernanda was followed by La del Manojo de Rosas, La Tabernera del Puerto, El Barbero de Sevilla, La Corte de Faraón, La Verbena de la Paloma, and La Dolorosa, as well as two unique Zarzuela Cabarets featuring music from a variety of zarzuelas and conceived, narrated, and accompanied on the piano by Pablo Zinger.

We are so very proud to have been a part of these amazing productions, and to have been able to share this wonderful historical genre, dating to 17th century Spain and subsequently popular throughout the Americas, with our audiences.

Many NHCC events have been postponed or cancelled at this time, but we invite you to continue joining us on social media to stay connected virtually. ¡Míranos! And thank you for being a friend of the NHCC.

#nhccnm #newmexicoculture #NMCulture #20in2020 #ARTE

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North x Northwest: Women’s Work CALL FOR ENTRIES [Billings Montana] EXHIBITION DATES May 28, 2020 - August 2, 2020 CALL DEADLINE: March 13, 2020. JUROR Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Associate Curator of Native American Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. OPEN TO: all artists of all genders and backgrounds working in fine art or craft medium AWARDS: Juror's Award, People's Choice, Exhibition will fund $5000 in purchase awards for the YAM's permanent collection The Yellowstone Art Museum’s second annual North x Northwest juried exhibition features the theme “Women’s Work.” The exhibition is intended to introduce new artists to the region, showcase regional favorites, and exhibit emerging artists alongside their more established peers. In addition to Juror’s Award and People’s choice, the exhibition will fund $5,000 in purchase awards for the YAM’s permanent collection. We are currently accepting submissions of fine art and studio craft for the exhibition. The exhibition is open to artists of all genders and backgrounds, working in any fine art or craft medium. The Yellowstone Art Museum celebrates the 2020 centennial of women’s suffrage with a series of exhibitions foregrounding diverse perspectives applied to creative work. This year’s North x Northwest exhibition will be organized under the theme of “Women’s Work.” We anticipate that the exhibition will include work focused on women’s perspectives, media traditionally defined as feminine, art that honors the social and political contributions of women, and art that highlights women’s often invisible labor. THE JUROR is Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Associate Curator of Native American Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. In 2008, Ahlberg Yohe received her PhD from the University of New Mexico; her dissertation focused on the social life of weaving in contemporary Navajo life. Along with Teri Greeves, Jill co-curated Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists. At Mia, Jill seeks new initiatives and to expand understanding and new curatorial practices of historical and contemporary Native art. Application deadline: March 13, 2020. Exhibition Opening Reception: Thursday, May 28th, 2020, 6-8 p.m. Juror’s Lecture: Hearts of Our People – Friday, May 29th, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m. People’s Choice Award Reception: July 23rd, 2020, 6-8 p.m. The nationally accredited Yellowstone Art Museum is the region’s largest contemporary art museum offering changing exhibitions, adult and children’s art education, café, museum store, and the Visible Vault, housing the YAM’s permanent art collection. Please check the museum’s website, www.artmuseum.org. Find us on Facebook at www.fb.com/YellowstoneArtMuseum. For more information contact Susan Barnett, Curator, Yellowstone Art Museum [email protected] https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6259