El Museo Cultural De Santa Fe

El Museo Cultural De Santa Fe Located in the heart of the Santa Fe Railyard, this 31,000 square foot non-profit and former warehouse facility houses galleries, exhibition spaces, a theater, and market.
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We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting the generational art, culture and traditions of Northern New Mexico, organized as a Center of Culture and Learning. As much an educational and community gathering space as a museum, el Museo celebrates Santa Fe's—and New Mexico's—rich heritage by hosting and curating a wide range of events, from children's theater, concerts, exhibits by local artists, Dia de Mu***os celebrations, lectures, and traveling shows.

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Paño is handkerchief. Many drawings in pencil or ink are created on them.Beginning the 1930s drawings were made on fragm...
04/29/2021

Paño is handkerchief. Many drawings in pencil or ink are created on them.

Beginning the 1930s drawings were made on fragments of bedsheets and pillowcases by residents of prisons in this country. A majority were out of the Southwest.

In both the invented prison system and the termed art programs in them, the art supplies are also invented. As a piece of 15 by 15 inch cloth may be deemed not dangerous it has been permitted in some penitentiaries during certain political administrations. The ink or pencil is another matter and often to draw you have to make do. Some ink may be from coffee grounds or from shoe polish.

To stretch and anchor the cloth for drawing, water from rice, pasta, flour or cornstarch has served with wax or glue to hold it in place.

Paños demonstrate from caricature to sophisticated metaphor traveling from historic cultural reference to specific personal story. The pieces serve as gifts to family and friends, as value exchange and general expression of experience. Some images illustrate in visuals a diary incorporating text banners in alphabet and glyph. They are pages and stills of a world imposed on a particular group.

Galleries, museums and collectors have categorized these documentations as folk art and along with those affiliated with education system as Chicano and Cholo. Although these elements figure, the paño is evidence of a carceral structure made to interrupt a peoples, the male line and family unit in this instance of Generational Local peoples from the Southwest present day United States. Beyond the compartmentalized terms the paño serves to continue the necessary consideration and address of this destructive ambience wherein some gain and others perpetually are abused to serve this inhumane business venture.



🎭 Paños held in el Museo’s permanent collection
🧑‍🎨 Artist unknown
#paño #pañoart #prisonart #prisonartist #resistance #choloart #cholo #cholostyle #chicano #chicanoart #southwest #artisresistance #505 #newmexico #nuevomexico #arte #generationalstrength #generationalstory #northernnewmexico #santafe #landofenchantment #folkart #newmexicomuseum #localmuseum

Manuel Álvarez Bravo was not formally trained. He purchased his first camera in 1924, at the age of 22. He is an integra...
04/28/2021

Manuel Álvarez Bravo was not formally trained. He purchased his first camera in 1924, at the age of 22.

He is an integral part of the active period of expression on social, political, story of Mexico much supported by that government to demonstrate a modernity and an indigenous history.

When fellow photographer Tina Modotti was deported for her alleged political stance, she gave him her camera and post at Mexican Folkways Magazine.

He documented murals for Mexican painters from Orozco to Rivera and Siqueiros.

His work focused on urban, social and cultural statements and their geographic meeting and struggle and the nude with conversation on a complex metaphoric of the feminine.

Every name of participation in the arts from text to image and footage was his backdrop, ambience, colleague.

He was supported by and worked with André Breton, created stills for the film Nazarín by Luis Buñuel, created images and co-wrote Instante y Revelación with Octavio Paz, and worked with Paul Strand,

He prepared the referenced next generation of photographers: Graciela Iturbide, Hector García, Nacho López.

His exhibits were held throughout the world. From 1994 to 1995, Evidencias de lo Invisible, cien fotografías traveled to New Delhi, India and to the Imperial Palace in Beijing, China.



🧑‍🎨 Manuel Álvarez Bravo 🇲🇽 1902-2002
📷 Gelatin silver print
🏛 Photograph held in el Museo’s permanent collection
#mexico #mexico🇲🇽 #mexicanphotographer #fotografia #fotografomexicano #alvarezbravo #sociedad #society #everydaylife #fotodeldia #silvergelatinprint #silvergelatin #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #blancoynegro #blancoynegrofotografia #santafe #newmexico #northernnewmexico #landofenchantment #newmexicomuseums #santaferailyard #culture #cultura

Manuel Álvarez Bravo was not formally trained. He purchased his first camera in 1924, at the age of 22.

He is an integral part of the active period of expression on social, political, story of Mexico much supported by that government to demonstrate a modernity and an indigenous history.

When fellow photographer Tina Modotti was deported for her alleged political stance, she gave him her camera and post at Mexican Folkways Magazine.

He documented murals for Mexican painters from Orozco to Rivera and Siqueiros.

His work focused on urban, social and cultural statements and their geographic meeting and struggle and the nude with conversation on a complex metaphoric of the feminine.

Every name of participation in the arts from text to image and footage was his backdrop, ambience, colleague.

He was supported by and worked with André Breton, created stills for the film Nazarín by Luis Buñuel, created images and co-wrote Instante y Revelación with Octavio Paz, and worked with Paul Strand,

He prepared the referenced next generation of photographers: Graciela Iturbide, Hector García, Nacho López.

His exhibits were held throughout the world. From 1994 to 1995, Evidencias de lo Invisible, cien fotografías traveled to New Delhi, India and to the Imperial Palace in Beijing, China.



🧑‍🎨 Manuel Álvarez Bravo 🇲🇽 1902-2002
📷 Gelatin silver print
🏛 Photograph held in el Museo’s permanent collection
#mexico #mexico🇲🇽 #mexicanphotographer #fotografia #fotografomexicano #alvarezbravo #sociedad #society #everydaylife #fotodeldia #silvergelatinprint #silvergelatin #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #blancoynegro #blancoynegrofotografia #santafe #newmexico #northernnewmexico #landofenchantment #newmexicomuseums #santaferailyard #culture #cultura

hold me tight softness hold memoonlight in your madness mould me firelight in your hot rays show me ironlight in your st...
04/23/2021

hold me tight
softness hold me

moonlight in your madness mould me
firelight in your hot rays show me ironlight in your strong waves grow me

in battlefields the bullets pierce me in earthen ground the farmer sow me
in golden spheres the buddha knows me

i will pray till devils find me
i will weep till angels bind me
still i sing when slavers blind me
still i love when no one wants me

hold me tight
softness hold me

moonlight in your madness mould me
firelight in your hot rays show me ironlight in your strong waves grow me
-Monica Watson



Our final featured artist this week is Monica Watson @_monica_watson_ who moved to Santa Fe 10 years ago from Atlanta. She currently lives in Gonzales Ranch and owns an animal care business in Santa Fe. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician and her first love is animal medical care. Monica has a fashion background from modeling and owning a boutique in Asheville, NC where she curated fashion shows and designed clothes. In 2010 she won first place in the Santa Fe Poetry Slam and enjoys creating expressive, high vibrational speech. She is a multidisciplinary maker that creates jewelry, poetry, and events that support other artists. She is currently collecting dirt from around the world in preparation for her next exhibit, ‘Mud Pie’, which will combine poetry and sculpture.

You can follow her on Instagram @_monica_watson_ and listen her in I Got a Story to Tell https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N1faEllbDMk

#multidisciplinaryartist #fashion #design #poetry #jewelry #artistssupportingartists #artofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #santafe #atlanta #newmexico #northernnewmexico #culture #landofenchantment #santaferailyard #museumssf #southwest

hold me tight
softness hold me

moonlight in your madness mould me
firelight in your hot rays show me ironlight in your strong waves grow me

in battlefields the bullets pierce me in earthen ground the farmer sow me
in golden spheres the buddha knows me

i will pray till devils find me
i will weep till angels bind me
still i sing when slavers blind me
still i love when no one wants me

hold me tight
softness hold me

moonlight in your madness mould me
firelight in your hot rays show me ironlight in your strong waves grow me
-Monica Watson



Our final featured artist this week is Monica Watson @_monica_watson_ who moved to Santa Fe 10 years ago from Atlanta. She currently lives in Gonzales Ranch and owns an animal care business in Santa Fe. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician and her first love is animal medical care. Monica has a fashion background from modeling and owning a boutique in Asheville, NC where she curated fashion shows and designed clothes. In 2010 she won first place in the Santa Fe Poetry Slam and enjoys creating expressive, high vibrational speech. She is a multidisciplinary maker that creates jewelry, poetry, and events that support other artists. She is currently collecting dirt from around the world in preparation for her next exhibit, ‘Mud Pie’, which will combine poetry and sculpture.

You can follow her on Instagram @_monica_watson_ and listen her in I Got a Story to Tell https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N1faEllbDMk

#multidisciplinaryartist #fashion #design #poetry #jewelry #artistssupportingartists #artofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #santafe #atlanta #newmexico #northernnewmexico #culture #landofenchantment #santaferailyard #museumssf #southwest

Our featured artist today is Gabriel Maestas💫Gabriel Maestas (b.1993) @demestas is a visual artist and generational pers...
04/22/2021

Our featured artist today is Gabriel Maestas💫

Gabriel Maestas (b.1993) @demestas is a visual artist and generational person from the Rio Chama Valley of Northern New Mexico. They originally began their career as a landscape painter but slowly moved into other experimental and visual mediums over time. Now Gabriel’s work is heavily influenced by NM history, culture, folklore, and social political issues and explores those themes in a multitude of creative mediums as a means of weaving and communicating a story. Their current body of work is an ongoing project that focuses on the history of the Witch Trials of Abiquiú and explores the themes of religion, superstition, and cultural identity.

Follow Gabriel on Instagram @demestas or explore their current project, Embrujo, at https://www.demestas.com/about-embrujo



#localartist #newmexico #northernnewmexico #folklore #history #newmexicohistory #generational #newmexicoculture #visualart #santafe #abiquiu #riochama #culturalidentity #santaferailyard #landofenchantment #art #supportlocalartists

Our featured artist today is Gabriel Maestas💫

Gabriel Maestas (b.1993) @demestas is a visual artist and generational person from the Rio Chama Valley of Northern New Mexico. They originally began their career as a landscape painter but slowly moved into other experimental and visual mediums over time. Now Gabriel’s work is heavily influenced by NM history, culture, folklore, and social political issues and explores those themes in a multitude of creative mediums as a means of weaving and communicating a story. Their current body of work is an ongoing project that focuses on the history of the Witch Trials of Abiquiú and explores the themes of religion, superstition, and cultural identity.

Follow Gabriel on Instagram @demestas or explore their current project, Embrujo, at https://www.demestas.com/about-embrujo



#localartist #newmexico #northernnewmexico #folklore #history #newmexicohistory #generational #newmexicoculture #visualart #santafe #abiquiu #riochama #culturalidentity #santaferailyard #landofenchantment #art #supportlocalartists

The rest of this week we are featuring incredible artists who have collaborated with el Museo. Be sure to follow their w...
04/21/2021

The rest of this week we are featuring incredible artists who have collaborated with el Museo. Be sure to follow their work! 💫

Dora Chavarria @dora_raiz is a self-taught visual artist from Phoenix, AZ who works and lives in Albuquerque, NM with her family.

Dora’s vibrant paintings pay homage to her culture, homeland, and spirit. Chavarria centers the human face in her paintings with gradients of color, geometric shapes, landscapes, and plant life to intricately frame her subjects.

Her style has been described as futuristic folk art.

Chavarria’s work has been shown in exhibitions at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley, CA, el Museo Cultural in Santa Fe, NM, The Sagrado Galleria in Phoenix, AZ, the Roxanne Swentzell Tower Gallery in Pojoaque, NM, and the Historic El Fidel Hotel in Las Vegas, NM.

Follow her Instagram @dora_raiz or check out her site, https://doraraizart.com to view more of her pieces!

The rest of this week we are featuring incredible artists who have collaborated with el Museo. Be sure to follow their work! 💫

Dora Chavarria @dora_raiz is a self-taught visual artist from Phoenix, AZ who works and lives in Albuquerque, NM with her family.

Dora’s vibrant paintings pay homage to her culture, homeland, and spirit. Chavarria centers the human face in her paintings with gradients of color, geometric shapes, landscapes, and plant life to intricately frame her subjects.

Her style has been described as futuristic folk art.

Chavarria’s work has been shown in exhibitions at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley, CA, el Museo Cultural in Santa Fe, NM, The Sagrado Galleria in Phoenix, AZ, the Roxanne Swentzell Tower Gallery in Pojoaque, NM, and the Historic El Fidel Hotel in Las Vegas, NM.

Follow her Instagram @dora_raiz or check out her site, https://doraraizart.com to view more of her pieces!

Give Native Peoples What They Want is a gift from Karoniaktatie Alex Jacobs to el Museo for our Permanent Collection. He...
04/20/2021

Give Native Peoples What They Want is a gift from Karoniaktatie Alex Jacobs to el Museo for our Permanent Collection. He is Akwesasne Mohawk from what is now termed New York and Canada.

He formed a collective, Ikkwenyes, Dare to Do with Janet Marie Rogers, (First Nations Mohawk/Tuscarora from Ontario Six Nations). The collective has received a Collaborative Exchange Award and a Loft Literary Fellowship prize.

His expression is visual and auditory, with poetry, music, multi media and radio. 

As a child he created visual pieces from fragments of the cloth his mother and grandmother used to make quilts. He works with both fabric and paper to create the collage statements on culture, history, appropriation, stereotype for which he is globally known. 

He and his son have launched a project with music and spoken word, Flint Productions and Mohawk Nation Radio.

Swipe 👉 to see details and the full piece



🖼 Give Native Peoples What They Want
🧑‍🎨 Karoniaktatie Alex Jacobs (Akwesasne Mohawk)
🏛 Quilting collage held in el Museo’s permanent collection
#native #nativeartist #indigenous #indigenousartist #collage #mohawknation #akwesasneart #akwesasneartist #newyork #canada #northernnewmexico #santafe #museumsantafe #railyard #santaferailyard #newmexico #landofenchantment

“So, you play fútbol?” “Yes senora.” “You’re good, yes?”“Yes senora.” “I can tel by the way you stand with your ball.” “...
04/20/2021

“So, you play fútbol?”
“Yes senora.”
“You’re good, yes?”
“Yes senora.”
“I can tel by the way you stand with your ball.”
“Yes senora.”
“Do you know who Pelé was?”
“Yes senora. My mom says he was the best player, except for the Mexicans.”



📷 “Pedro”
👩‍🎨 Ligia Cuevas (México 🇲🇽)
🏛 from the Vulnerable Dreamers exhibit, images held in el Museo permanent collection
#childhood #everyday #mexico #latina #latino #latinx #child #life #immigration #migrationisbeautiful #movement #immigrantlivesmatter #immigrantlivesarehumanlives #niñez #niñezfeliz #santafe #newmexico #northernnewmexico #landofenchantment #localmuseum #museumsantafe #photography #photoportrait #fotografia #fotodeldia #blackandwhite #blancoynegro #fotoretrato

“So, you play fútbol?”
“Yes senora.”
“You’re good, yes?”
“Yes senora.”
“I can tel by the way you stand with your ball.”
“Yes senora.”
“Do you know who Pelé was?”
“Yes senora. My mom says he was the best player, except for the Mexicans.”



📷 “Pedro”
👩‍🎨 Ligia Cuevas (México 🇲🇽)
🏛 from the Vulnerable Dreamers exhibit, images held in el Museo permanent collection
#childhood #everyday #mexico #latina #latino #latinx #child #life #immigration #migrationisbeautiful #movement #immigrantlivesmatter #immigrantlivesarehumanlives #niñez #niñezfeliz #santafe #newmexico #northernnewmexico #landofenchantment #localmuseum #museumsantafe #photography #photoportrait #fotografia #fotodeldia #blackandwhite #blancoynegro #fotoretrato

"Here, señora fotógrafa, my mom says you should take her picture.”The older sister pushes the child forward.Not a nice w...
04/17/2021

"Here, señora fotógrafa, my mom says you should take her picture.”
The older sister pushes the child forward.
Not a nice way to begin a photo session, but the child is too remarkable to pass by.
“Don’t worry sweetheart,” I say, “I’ll take a nice picture of you. You’re very pretty in your polka dot dress.”
“Uhmm,” she looks from me to her sister.
“Look at me, sweetheart, please.”
“Uhmm.”
“Smile, chica!” the sister shouts.
“I say, “Sister, maybe you could stand over there?”



📷 “Santa”
👩‍🎨 Ligia Cuevas (México 🇲🇽)
🏛 from the Vulnerable Dreamers exhibit, images held in el Museo permanent collection
#childhood #everyday #mexico #latina #latino #latinx #child #life #immigration #migrationisbeautiful #movement #immigrantlivesmatter #immigrantlivesarehumanlives #niñez #niñezfeliz #santafe #newmexico #northernnewmexico #landofenchantment #localmuseum #museumsantafe #photography #photoportrait #fotografia #fotodeldia #blackandwhite #blancoynegro

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NMATA’s interactive collaboration with Inside/Out is still up and open to the public, Tuesday through Saturday, 1pm to 5pm at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe. Still time to add your mark to this collective piece that will turn into a stop motion film! Any and all art making welcome! Supplies provided. This show will be up until October 24th. @insideoutart
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