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. The visual arts staff works to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret Latino works of art from throughout the world.

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum
07/13/2019

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum

Mark your calendars!!!!

Mark your calendars!!!!
07/12/2019

Mark your calendars!!!!

This Sunday (and every first Sunday of the month) is FREE at the NHCC Art Museum. The museum is open from 10am - 5pm!
07/05/2019

This Sunday (and every first Sunday of the month) is FREE at the NHCC Art Museum. The museum is open from 10am - 5pm!

The NHCC is honored to welcome a new work of art by artist, Paula Castillo, titled La pendiente del cielo!This piece is ...
06/28/2019

The NHCC is honored to welcome a new work of art by artist, Paula Castillo, titled La pendiente del cielo!

This piece is now a part of the visual landscape on the NHCC Plaza Mayor atop the Visual Arts building. It is created to honor the memory of Virginia Luján and the dedication of Edward Luján to the Center since its founding.

Stay tuned for more info on installation completion and the dedication ceremony!

06/27/2019
We had some very special guests during the June Vamos al Museo in our sculpture garden. In celebration of our exhibit, S...
06/26/2019

We had some very special guests during the June Vamos al Museo in our sculpture garden. In celebration of our exhibit, Southwest of Eden: The Art of Adam & Eve, Bob and his entourage of critters joined us from the Rattlesnake Museum. Families then made an assortment of creations to transform our garden of art into their interpretation of Eden.

Vamos al Museo is our art making family program, on the first Saturday of every month. Reminder that we will not have a Vamos in July. Please join us on August 3rd for another Southwest of Eden inspired project, with artist Sean Wells.

Another thank you to everyone who has spent some time in the NHCC Art Museum lately! The comment books are an important ...
06/19/2019

Another thank you to everyone who has spent some time in the NHCC Art Museum lately! The comment books are an important way that we gather feedback from you about your experience in the museum. We are grateful for the supportive notes, shout outs, drawings, and suggestions to build on for the future.

Here is a sampling of what is happening in the comment book for Qué Chola!

With every new exhibit in the Museum comes a training opportunity! Last week NHCC volunteers joined Tey Marianna Nunn fo...
06/14/2019

With every new exhibit in the Museum comes a training opportunity! Last week NHCC volunteers joined Tey Marianna Nunn for a closer look at the iconography in the artworks featured in Southwest of Eden: The Art of Adam & Eve. Visit the Museum for a chance to see the many ways artists depict this well-known story! The museum is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10am - 5pm.

Join us for a screening of the 1981 film, Zoot Suit!THURSDAY JUNE 13 AT 7 PM ● BANK OF AMERICA THEATRE ● ROY E. DISN...
06/12/2019

Join us for a screening of the 1981 film, Zoot Suit!
THURSDAY JUNE 13 AT 7 PM ● BANK OF AMERICA THEATRE ● ROY E. DISNEY PERFORMING ARTS BUILDING
FREE TICKETED EVENT - tickets are available one hour before the event at the theater and must be picked up in person

In Zoot Suit, Luis Valdez weaves a story involving the real-life events of the Sleepy Lagoon murder trial and the subsequent, racially fueled Zoot Suit Riots throughout Los Angeles.

The trial followed the death of José Díaz, found unconscious near the “Sleepy Lagoon” reservoir in 1942, and resulted in the conviction, despite insufficient evidence, of several young Latinos charged with complicity in his murder.

The fears and hostilities aroused by its coverage pitted servicemen stationed in Southern California, along with white civilians, against Mexican American and other minority youths. The white antagonists attacked and stripped teenagers and youths who wore zoot suits, with their long jackets and pegged pants, ostensibly because they considered the outfits, which utilized a considerable amount of fabric, unpatriotic during a time when rationing of fabric was required for the war effort.

Set in the barrios of Los Angeles, the film features music by Daniel Valdez and Lalo Guerrero, the “father of Chicano music.” El Pachuco, an idealized Zoot Suiter, serves as narrator as well as the conscience of Henry Reyna, a character inspired by real-life defendant Hank Leyvas. The convictions obtained as a result of the murder trial were reversed on appeal in 1944.

This film is shown in conjunction with the NHCC Art Museum exhibition, Qué Chola, to explore 1940s era racial politics and the aesthetics of the Pachucos and Pachucas that are precursors to today’s Cholos and Cholas.

Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
1981; Luis Valdez; English; 103 minutes; rated R.

The NHCC is honored to welcome a new work of public art by artist, Paula Castillo, titled La pendiente del cielo!This pi...
06/07/2019

The NHCC is honored to welcome a new work of public art by artist, Paula Castillo, titled La pendiente del cielo!

This piece will become a part of the visual landscape on the NHCC Plaza Mayor atop the Visual Arts building. It is created to honor the memory of Virginia Luján and the dedication of Edward Luján to the Center since its founding.

Paula was born in 1961 in Belen, New Mexico and now lives in Córdova, New Mexico. She works with metal and the landscape and culture of New Mexico are frequent influences in her sculptural work, although, for this piece, Virginia Luján was her inspiration. The NHCC Art Museum permanent collection is home to other artworks by Paula often on display in the museum.

Installation will begin soon but here is a sneak peek! Stay tuned for more info on installation completion and the dedication ceremony!

Check out some of the notes from the comment book in Qué Chola. We are grateful to all who visited, give feedback, and ...
06/05/2019

Check out some of the notes from the comment book in Qué Chola. We are grateful to all who visited, give feedback, and share their own experiences. The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm. The first Sunday of every month is free!

This Sunday (6/2) is FREE day in the museum from 10am - 5pm! The NHCC Art Museum offers free admission on the first Sund...
05/31/2019

This Sunday (6/2) is FREE day in the museum from 10am - 5pm! The NHCC Art Museum offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month.

Annette Luján, NHCC Volunteer Coordinator, picked this work by Rubén Trejo (1937-2009) as one of her favorites from the NHCC permant collection.

This photo only shows a small portion of the artwork called, "Joaquín/Walking Sticks" which was created in 2000 out of welded railroad spikes.

Born in a box car in the Burlington Railroad Yards in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Trejo was one of eleven children (five did not survive) of migrant laborers. He draws artistic inspiration from the railroad yards where he lived with his family during his childhood years.

"Joaquín / Walking Sticks" is a humorous work that reveals Trejo's talents as artist and punster alike as the word "walking" sounds like the name "Joaquín" in Spanish. The artist joked, "It's a little bit of fun at the expense of the Spanish-impaired." Within the square frames, the spikes seem to come to walking life while also referencing the glyphs of a pictorial language.

On view now!

Visitors are creating amazing self-portraits in the museum interactive space inspired by Qué Chola! The museum is open ...
05/22/2019

Visitors are creating amazing self-portraits in the museum interactive space inspired by Qué Chola!

The museum is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10am - 5pm.

A huge thanks to everyone who was able to attend the opening of Southwest of Eden: The Art of Adam and Eve! If you misse...
05/21/2019

A huge thanks to everyone who was able to attend the opening of Southwest of Eden: The Art of Adam and Eve! If you missed it, the museum is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10am - 5pm. Stay tuned for more information about upcomming programs related to the exhibit.

Join us tonight from 6-8pm for the opening reception for Southwest of Eden: The Art of Adam and Eve! A huge thanks to ou...
05/17/2019

Join us tonight from 6-8pm for the opening reception for Southwest of Eden: The Art of Adam and Eve! A huge thanks to our Garden Sponsor, Osuna Nursery!

Don't forget, Southwest of Eden: The Art of Adam and Eve opens on Friday May 17 from 6-8pm! Special shout out to Kim Art...
05/15/2019

Don't forget, Southwest of Eden: The Art of Adam and Eve opens on Friday May 17 from 6-8pm!

Special shout out to Kim Arthun, owner of Exhibit/208, for sharing his vinyl expertise and always being willing to help out!

What shade of green paint can capture the feeling of a lush garden? Find out what shade the Visual Arts team decided on ...
05/10/2019

What shade of green paint can capture the feeling of a lush garden? Find out what shade the Visual Arts team decided on for the museum's newest exhibition, Southwest of Eden: The Art of Adam and Eve. Join us for the free opening reception on Friday May 17 from 6-8 pm!

https://www.facebook.com/events/331358750917178/

Thank you so much to Jessica Helen Lopez and Dr. Nancy López for sharing their brilliance with us today! And thank you ...
05/04/2019

Thank you so much to Jessica Helen Lopez and Dr. Nancy López for sharing their brilliance with us today! And thank you to everyone who attended the event and visited Qué Chola!

This Sunday (5/5) is FREE day in the museum! On the first Sunday of every month the NHCC Art Museum offers free admissio...
05/03/2019

This Sunday (5/5) is FREE day in the museum! On the first Sunday of every month the NHCC Art Museum offers free admission to all exhibits from 10am - 5pm.

Happy Arte Hour - May 2 & Vamos al Museo May 4th
05/01/2019
Happy Arte Hour - May 2 & Vamos al Museo May 4th

Happy Arte Hour - May 2 & Vamos al Museo May 4th

Please use this form to register (scroll down to complete form) If registering for both, please fill out twice. National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4th Street SW • Albuquerque, NM 87102 nhccnm.org (505) 246-2261 Questions? Elena Baca at 505-383-4734 or [email protected]

National Hispanic Cultural Center
05/01/2019

National Hispanic Cultural Center

Join us May 4 at 2 pm for a paired perspective tour of the exhibition, Qué Chola, with Dr. Nancy López and Jessica Helen Lopez as they share their unique insights on the artworks and exhibition as a whole! In the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum.

Free and open to the public (donations welcome)

Thanks so much to Bobby Gutierrez and Maria Gutierrez for inviting us to talk about the museum and our current exhibitio...
04/30/2019

Thanks so much to Bobby Gutierrez and Maria Gutierrez for inviting us to talk about the museum and our current exhibition, Qué Chola, on Espejos de Aztlan on KUNM!

Qué Chola
04/26/2019
Qué Chola

Qué Chola

Qué Chola is an homage to the characteristically Chicana figure of the chola. The show features street photographs and paintings inspired by old snapshots, plays on pin-up ads and Lotería

https://themagsantafe.com/que-chola/Check out the review of Qué Chola from The Magazine Santa Fe!
04/26/2019
Qué Chola

https://themagsantafe.com/que-chola/

Check out the review of Qué Chola from The Magazine Santa Fe!

Qué Chola is an homage to the characteristically Chicana figure of the chola. The show features street photographs and paintings inspired by old snapshots, plays on pin-up ads and Lotería

You can register  now for ¡Vamos al Museo! May 4, 10:30-12On the first Saturday of the month, the National Hispanic Cul...
04/24/2019

You can register now for ¡Vamos al Museo! May 4, 10:30-12

On the first Saturday of the month, the National Hispanic Cultural Center invites families to ¡Vamos al Museo!, an artist lead hands-on art experience. Our morning begins with inspiration in the art museum, looking at design, materials and construction. Back in the education building we will create our own art piece to take home. A great morning of art-making for children of all ages and families of all sizes!

This month we will learn with artist, Pamela Enriquez-Courts whose artwork is in our current exhibit, "Qué Chola". She will show us how she works with patterns and floral elements. We will create with metallic paints, different types of wood, and images provided by Pamela (or bring an image or copy of a photo of your choice.)

We will meet in the Creative Classroom, located in the Pete V. Domenici Education Building before heading over to the Museum.

$5 Donation encouraged to Help us pay the Guest Artist and for supplies! Please pre-register at: www.nhccnm.org/events

Register now for ¡Happy Arte Hour! May 2, 5:30-7:30On the first Thursday of the month, NHCC invites adults for artistic...
04/24/2019

Register now for ¡Happy Arte Hour! May 2, 5:30-7:30

On the first Thursday of the month, NHCC invites adults for artistic fun in a relaxed social setting, which includes snacks, refreshments, beer & wine for sale from Pop Fizz. This month we will learn with artist, Pamela Enriquez-Courts whose artwork is in our current exhibit, "Qué Chola". She will show us how she works with patterns and floral elements. We will create with metallic paints, different types of wood, and images provided by Pamela (or bring an image or copy of a photo of your choice.)

This is an adult only event.
$5 Donation encouraged to Help us pay the Guest Artist and for supplies! Please pre-register at: www.nhccnm.org/events

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum's cover photo
04/12/2019

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum's cover photo

04/11/2019

Colcha Community Stitch-Along
Is cancelled on April 19th. We hope you can join us on May 17th.

For more information, contact Elena Baca at (505) 383-4734 or [email protected]. Join our monthly gathering (every third Friday) 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

This Sunday is FREE day in the museum! We are open from 10am-5pm!Photo: Gaspar Enríquez, La Patsy y Los Homeboys (1996)...
04/05/2019

This Sunday is FREE day in the museum! We are open from 10am-5pm!

Photo: Gaspar Enríquez, La Patsy y Los Homeboys (1996), acrylic on foam board. Photo by Chris Roybal.

We now have La Shy Girl t-shirts available by Qué Chola artist, Chuy Rangel! You can purchase them at the admissions de...
04/03/2019

We now have La Shy Girl t-shirts available by Qué Chola artist, Chuy Rangel! You can purchase them at the admissions desk at the NHCC Art Museum Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm and check out the exhibit too! We also still have piñata tea towels by Kei & Molly Textiles and catalogs from Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM.

We've got exciting hands-on art opportunities for adults and families coming up!Thursday, April 4th 5:30 – 7:30 ¡Happ...
03/27/2019

We've got exciting hands-on art opportunities for adults and families coming up!

Thursday, April 4th 5:30 – 7:30
¡Happy Arte Hour! Artist, Jocelyn Salas will guide adults in making a small painting, exploring patterns and learning how to work with gold leaf.

Saturday, April 6th 10:30 – 12
¡Vamos al Museo! Families can join Jocelyn and Elena in a slight museum takeover! We were anticipating construction and a section of the museum does not have art work. We will search for clues and use our imaginations to recreate the missing artwork.

Please pre-register www.nhccnm.org/events

Artwork by Jocelyn Salas

Don’t forget, the museum is open and you can visit Tuesday – Sunday from 10am -5pm.Qué Chola is on view and feature...
03/22/2019

Don’t forget, the museum is open and you can visit Tuesday – Sunday from 10am -5pm.

Qué Chola is on view and features artworks celebrating the strength and resilience of Cholas throughout the southwest!

Photo of guests at opening reception by Chris Roybal

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03/20/2019

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National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum
03/11/2019

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum

Thank you to everyone who donated time, money, food and drink to the opening reception for Qué Chola! It was a huge success! Special thank yous to Roybal-Mack & Cordova, P.C. Marble Brewery Rude Boy Cookies La Fonda del Bosque Pop Fizz and the NHCC Foundation Board! And remember, you can still try Marble Brewery Chicanisma at any of their locations and get more cookies Rude Boy Cookies Tuesday through Friday of this week! Marble Heights Brewery & Tap Room Marble Brewery Westside Tap Room
#quechola #chooseculture

Thank you to everyone who donated time, money, food and drink to the opening reception for Qué Chola! It was a huge suc...
03/11/2019

Thank you to everyone who donated time, money, food and drink to the opening reception for Qué Chola! It was a huge success! Special thank yous to Roybal-Mack & Cordova, P.C. Marble Brewery Rude Boy Cookies La Fonda del Bosque Pop Fizz and the NHCC Foundation Board! And remember, you can still try Marble Brewery Chicanisma at any of their locations and get more cookies Rude Boy Cookies Tuesday through Friday of this week! Marble Heights Brewery & Tap Room Marble Brewery Westside Tap Room
#quechola #chooseculture

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum's cover photo
03/11/2019

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum's cover photo

Thanks to the Alibi for this great article on artist Póla López! Pola Lopez work is featured in our newest exhibit , Q...
03/08/2019
La López Returns: Famed Chicana painter Póla López is back for Qué Chola exhibit

Thanks to the Alibi for this great article on artist Póla López! Pola Lopez work is featured in our newest exhibit , Qué Chola which opens tonight at the NHCC Art Museum with a free reception from 6-9 pm!

Born and raised in Las Vegas, N.M., Póla López nows lives in Los Angeles and is one of the best-loved painters in contemporary Chicanx art. She’s back in New Mexico this week, as one of her pieces is being featured in the Qué Chola exhibit at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum's cover photo
02/25/2019

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum's cover photo

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum
02/25/2019

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum

Address

1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM
87102

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(505) 246-2261

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