National Hispanic Cultural Center

National Hispanic Cultural Center The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities.
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The National Hispanic Cultural Center offers a variety of programs and activities throughout the year in various artistic disciplines. Currently the Center conducts programs in the visual arts, performing arts, history & literary arts, media arts and education. Please peruse our site www.nhccnm.org, and see all of the exciting programs that you and your family can enjoy!

Mission: The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities.

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Apply now! We are accepting applications for the Herrera Internship Endowment until October 31! Info & application: http...
10/10/2020

Apply now! We are accepting applications for the Herrera Internship Endowment until October 31! Info & application: https://www.nhccnm.org/event/herrera-internship-endowment/.

The Herrera Internship provides scholarships to Hispanic female undergraduate students who complete an internship with the NHCC. The endowment was created by Dr. Denise Herrera to honor her parents (Yolanda and Fred Herrera) and grandparents (Reyna and Mariano Herrera), who did not have the opportunity to pursue higher education. As a native New Mexican, Dr. Herrera has dedicated much of her academic and professional career to the advancement of underrepresented groups in higher education. As a participant in several diversity programs herself, Dr. Herrera has mentored students from elementary through postdoctoral levels. This internship is intended to honor that tradition of “lifting others while we climb” and paying it forward.

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¡Mira! The Center turns 20 in 2020, and we will be celebrating our birthday all year long!Mentorship has been a key elem...
10/10/2020

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

Mentorship has been a key element of the artworks that have been presented in the NHCC Art Museum over the past two decades with artists working hard to teach the next generation, carrying on tradition and inspiring innovation. Sometimes this mentorship takes place within families and other times between friends. It is an important part of community.

For example, the current exhibition Southwest of Eden: The Art of Adam and Eve features a collaborative piece straw appliqué piece by mother/daughter artists Diana Moya Luján and Lenise Luján Martinez and artworks by Monica Sosaya Halford and her granddaughter Sydney Halford. Visit the museum for a closer look at these and other artworks by artists that have been inspiring each other for generations. What are the similarities and differences in style? Does one artwork impact the way you see others?

While most of our staff continues to work from home, we are happy to announce that the NHCC Art Museum is open again Tuesday – Sunday from 10am – 4pm! For more information and to continue to join us for virtual programs, visit: www.nhccnm.org ¡Miranos! And thank you for being a friend of the NHCC.

Photos: Diana Moya-Luján and Lenise Luján-Martinez titled, Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (2015), straw-appliqué on painted wood. Mónica Sosaya Halford, Untitled (1990s), painted tile. Sydney Halford de Sosaya, Adam and Eve (date unknown), wood, gesso, paint. Photos courtesy of the NHCC Art Museum.

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National Hispanic Cultural Center's cover photo
10/09/2020

National Hispanic Cultural Center's cover photo

After spending a few months on the couch with the TV, it’s about time to stretch our legs and quench our thirst for art ...
10/09/2020

After spending a few months on the couch with the TV, it’s about time to stretch our legs and quench our thirst for art and culture! The National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum is a great place to do both—get those steps and visit the three exhibitions that are currently on view.

You can visit us Tuesday - Sunday from 10am - 4pm (10am-noon on Wednesdays are reserved for seniors).

To purchase tickets and learn more about how we are keeping you safe, please visit: https://www.nhccnm.org/visit/

Photo courtesy of the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

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Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque presents LGTBI+ en línea, an online showcase of short subjects, both feature films and d...
10/08/2020

Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque presents LGTBI+ en línea, an online showcase of short subjects, both feature films and documentaries, by Spanish, Colombian, and Mexican filmmakers showcasing the individuality and creativity demonstrated in the exploration of distinct sexual identities. It is presented in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center as part of the Bank of America Free Film Series.

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, starting at 12 pm, you can view Pablo Guerrero’s short feature film Princesa de hielo. When a young boy’s parents read the letter that he has written to Los Reyes Magos on the eve of Three Kings’ Day, a very special gift request on his list will test their convictions, as well as their love for their son. Spanish with English subtitles; 16 minutes; not rated.

Watch the films in the series on the Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/institutocervantes

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As part of this year’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the NHCC and The Drive-in at Balloon Fiesta Park have bee...
10/08/2020

As part of this year’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the NHCC and The Drive-in at Balloon Fiesta Park have been screening a series of four films highlighting Hispanic history, culture, and contributions. The final screening will be Selena on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in the RV parking lot of the International Balloon Museum at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park.

Selena Quintanilla, a major figure in Tejano music, a Grammy-winning recording artist, and a beloved star in the Southwest U.S. and Mexico, was poised to cross over into mainstream popularity when she was murdered in 1995 by the president of her fan club. Gregory Nava’s biographical drama stars Jennifer Lopez in the breakthrough role of her career, and also features Edward James Olmos as Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. 1997; 127 minutes; rated PG.

Gates open at 6:30 pm. For ticketing information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.balloonparkdrive.in. Ticket prices listed on this site are per car, rather than per patron.

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We are so excited to announce that the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum is open again! You can visit us Tues...
10/07/2020

We are so excited to announce that the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum is open again! You can visit us Tuesday - Sunday from 10am - 4pm (10am-noon on Wednesdays are reserved for seniors).

Currently on view:
Aquí Estamos: New Selections from the Permanent Collection
Every few years, the NHCC Art Museum refreshes its exhibit of artworks that showcase the breadth of the permanent collection. As always, the artworks featured in Aquí Estamos are global in scope and reflect the complexity of the Hispanic experience demonstrating that there is no one way to create art that exemplifies what it means to be Hispanic, Chicana/o, Latinx, and/or Latin American.

Southwest of Eden: The Art of Adam and Eve
This exhibit features approximately fifty works of art from the Joyce Kaser Collection. Southwest of Eden: The Art of Adam and Eve examines the various ways in which New Mexican artists and others visually portray these two famous figures as well as the flora and fauna in their surroundings. For example, how many apples are featured, or are they pomegranates? Is the serpent male or female? Is it animal or human, or half and half? Is Eve always the instigator or is Adam assuming some responsibility? Situated in the NHCC Art Museum’s highly popular community gallery, Southwest of Eden invites the visitor to take a closer look at the imagery, symbolism and story of what happened in the garden.

El Perú: Art in the Contemporary Past
This exhibition aims to break down stereotypes of what visitors expect to see in a “Peruvian art exhibit.” The exhibit celebrates the work of artists Baldomero Alejos (1924-1976) a photographer from Ayacucho; Ana de Orbegoso, a multimedia artist inspired by the Cuzco School, Pre-Colombian pottery and Peruvian history and identity; Kukuli Velarde, a ceramicist who addresses class racism, and exclusion in her ceramics, and Lorry Salcedo, a photographer whose striking black and white images connect the Peruvian past to its present. Each artist explores the Peruvian pre-colonial and colonial past while addressing race, class and inclusion in the contemporary present. Works include photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting, and multimedia in juxtaposition with examples of their historical antecedents.

To purchase tickets and learn more about how we are keeping you safe, please visit: https://www.nhccnm.org/visit/

Photo Courtesy of the NHCC Art Museum.

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Invite an educator to your virtual classroom or program!The State of New Mexico's Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) a...
10/07/2020

Invite an educator to your virtual classroom or program!

The State of New Mexico's Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and DCA Educators have created a new website for teachers and program administrators.

The DCA Invite an Educator program is a virtual opportunity for all schools, as well as homeschool and out of school groups, to enhance learning and teaching in the classroom and beyond. Students get the opportunity to interact with an educator and other professionals in a wide field of studies in real-time, learn about content that fits with your curriculum and group’s interests, and participate in engaging activities.

Teachers can request a DCA Educator visit their classroom, providing different types of a variety of programs for a variety of ages.

Check out the NHCC offerings: https://dcaeducates.nmculture.org/category/national-hispanic-cultural-center/

Do you know Carlos I. Noriega?Carlos Ismael Noriega, born October 8, 1959, was the first South American to travel to spa...
10/06/2020

Do you know Carlos I. Noriega?

Carlos Ismael Noriega, born October 8, 1959, was the first South American to travel to space. Noriega is a Peruvian and U.S. citizen, NASA employee, a former NASA astronaut, and a retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel.

Noriega graduated from Wilcox High School, Santa Clara, California, in 1977. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Southern California in 1981, a Master of Science degree in computer science, and a Master of Science degree in space systems operations from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1990.

Selected for NASA in December 1994, Noriega was dispatched to the Johnson Space Center in March of 1995. In May of 1996, he was assigned as a specialist on a space mission. Noriega flew on the STS-84 in 1997 and on the STS-97 in 2000. He was in space for 461 hours, including 19 hours of space walks on three occasions. After the STS-97, Noriega was appointed as Reserve Commander of Expedition 6 to the International Space Station. Later, he was part of the crew of the STS-121, although in June 2004 he was replaced due to an unfavorable medical report that kept him away momentarily. This Peruvian engineer is also known for making 144 orbits of the Earth in 221 hours and 20 minutes. In one of his flights, he took a Peruvian flag, Tumi, and chicha to space.

Images from NASA and Wikimedia Commons.

Do you know Luis Sepúlveda Calfucura? The Chilean writer and journalist was born October 4, 1949, and recently passed aw...
10/05/2020

Do you know Luis Sepúlveda Calfucura?

The Chilean writer and journalist was born October 4, 1949, and recently passed away on April 16, 2020. A communist militant and fervent opponent of Augusto Pinochet's regime, he was imprisoned and tortured by the military dictatorship during the 1970s.

Sepúlveda was an author of poetry books and short stories. In the late 1980s, he conquered the literary scene with his first novel, Un viejo que leía novelas de amor (1989).

Do you have a favorite Sepúlveda book?

Don't forget!Virtual Reading and Discussion: Ray Gonzalez, Feel Puma: PoemsWednesday, October 14, 2020, 6 pm (MDT)Virtua...
10/05/2020

Don't forget!

Virtual Reading and Discussion: Ray Gonzalez, Feel Puma: Poems
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 6 pm (MDT)

Virtual Reading and Discussion: Ray Gonzalez, Feel Puma: Poems (University of New Mexico Press, 2020)

RSVP for the online event: https://www.bkwrks.com/feel-puma

Presented by Bookworks Albuquerque, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and the University of New Mexico Press. In Feel Puma, Ray Gonzalez traces his love of reading, philosophy, and learning with poems constantly in conversation—with each other, with texts by other writers and the writers themselves, with world history and his personal history and people he has encountered.

Ray Gonzalez is the author of fifteen books of poetry, including The Heat of Arrivals (1997), winner of the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Book Award; Cabato Sentora (2000), a Minnesota Book Award Finalist; The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande (2003), winner of the 2003 Minnesota Book Award; Consideration of the Guitar: New & Selected Poems (2005); Cool Auditor: Prose Poems (2009); and Beautiful Wall (2015). Gonzalez is also the author of three collections of essays, two collections of short stories, and the editor of twelve anthologies. He has served as the poetry editor for the Bloomsbury Review for thirty-five years and in 1998, founded the poetry journal LUNA. Gonzales is a professor in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Minnesota. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Literature from the Border Regional Library Association in 2003.

As part of this year’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the NHCC and The Drive-in at Balloon Fiesta Park have bee...
10/04/2020

As part of this year’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the NHCC and The Drive-in at Balloon Fiesta Park have been screening a series of four films highlighting Hispanic history, culture, and contributions. The final screening will be Selena on Sunday, October 11, 2020 in the RV parking lot of the International Balloon Museum at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park.

Selena Quintanilla, a major figure in Tejano music, a Grammy-winning recording artist, and a beloved star in the Southwest U.S. and Mexico, was poised to cross over into mainstream popularity when she was murdered in 1995 by the president of her fan club. Gregory Nava’s biographical drama stars Jennifer Lopez in the breakthrough role of her career, and also features Edward James Olmos as Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. 1997; 127 minutes; rated PG.

Gates open at 6:30 pm. For ticketing information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.balloonparkdrive.in. Ticket prices listed on this site are per car, rather than per patron.

#nhccnm #newmexicoculture #NMCulture #20in2020 #ARTE #CINE

Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque presents LGTBI+ en línea, an online showcase of short subjects, both feature films and d...
10/04/2020

Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque presents LGTBI+ en línea, an online showcase of short subjects, both feature films and documentaries, by Spanish, Colombian, and Mexican filmmakers showcasing the individuality and creativity demonstrated in the exploration of distinct sexual identities. It is presented in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center as part of the Bank of America Free Film Series.

On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, Eva menos Candela, another short feature film by Ruth Caudeli, follows the filmmaker’s Porque no, shown as the opening film in this series. This film also deals with the lack of transparency in some lesbian relationships, as Eva and Candela come together two years after their relationship has ended. While it appears that they have moved on with their lives, there is still unfinished business between them. 2018; Spanish with English subtitles; 18 minutes; not recommended for children under 12.

On Friday, October 9, 2020, Andrew Houchens’ short documentary Juan de las Brujas honors the fulfilling life and enduring legacy of Juan Medellín, a founding member of the renowned Ballet Folklórico de Amalia Hernández who remained with the company for nearly 40 years. The film uses colorful, hand-drawn animation to illustrate Medellín’s childhood memories, his start as a dancer, and his time with the ballet during its “golden age.” It has been described as a “humble love letter to Mexico.” 2019; Spanish with English subtitles; 18 minutes; not rated.

Watch them on the Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/institutocervantes

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The NHCC’s annual celebration of Carnaval has been postponed because of the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, but we are no...
10/04/2020

The NHCC’s annual celebration of Carnaval has been postponed because of the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, but we are not giving up on the celebration. While we work out the details, the Odara Dance Ensemble will be holding online auditions on Saturday, October 17th. Please register for an audition by emailing odarad[email protected] by October 15th. Be prepared to audition to various styles of dance, including cultural elements of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil, and New Orleans.

Photo by David Martinez

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¡Mira! The Center turns 20 in 2020, and we will be celebrating our birthday all year long!Let’s take a look at some of t...
10/03/2020

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

Let’s take a look at some of the jobs that have made the last 20 years of exhibitions possible at the NHCC Art Museum!

Currently, the NHCC has two curators, Tey Marianna Nunn who is the Director and Chief Curator of the Art Museum, and Jadira Gurulé, the Exhibit Curator (although many other talented curators have brought important exhibitions to museum over the years). Curators do many things but their tasks can include thinking of ideas for exhibitions, noting trends in the art world, performing original research and scholarship on a wide variety of topics, and working closely with artists and community members to create and interpret the content that is ultimately presented in the museum through text panels, object labels, and more.

The current Chief Registrar at the NHCC is named David Gabel and as he likes to put it, he is “the guy who takes care of the stuff!” Registrars are often responsible for the care and management of a museum’s collection of artworks or objects which means they catalog it in a database that holds all the information related to a particular piece, make sure it is stored at the right temperature and humidity, and so much more! David is also know for coming up with some of the best exhibition inspired Halloween costumes!

The Museum also has an educator. Currently, Elena Baca works with artists, community members, teachers, and students to develop educational programs that relate to museum exhibitions and provide opportunities for visitors to do hands-on activities. Sometimes, Elena also takes on the role of “piñata doctor” using her skills as an artist and creator to mend our paper friends when needed.

When visiting the museum, you might notice an enticing title on the wall, pick up exhibition post card, and walk though rooms of colored paint and creatively displayed artworks. These important details are conceived by the Museum’s graphic designer, Troy Bradley, and our exhibit designer, Santiago Candelaria. These two work together, often with preparators and fabricators, to make sure that every exhibition has a unique “feel” and that each artwork can shine in the space.

Volunteers are an important part of the museum team as they help with giving tours, running the museum admissions desk on free days (the first Sunday of every month), and making sure events in the museum run smoothly. Our Volunteer Coordinator, Annette Luján, manages the volunteers and throws the best volunteer appreciation parties! While volunteers are not yet back on campus they remain dedicated and connected virtually.

The NHCC Art Museum just reopened and this is made possible by the amazing admissions staff, security team, and custodial crew, all of whom make sure the museum is a safe and fun place to visit!

These are just a few of the jobs that make a museum work. During our closure due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, the NHCC Art Museum team developed virtual activities, planned upcoming exhibitions, met virtually with artists, partners, and volunteers, worked through re-opening plans, and continued to keep the campus safe and clean. We are so excited to be open again and hope to see you soon!

While most of our staff continues to work from home, we are happy to announce that the NHCC Art Museum is open again Tuesday – Sunday from 10am – 4pm! For more information visit: www.nhccnm.org and continue to join us for virtual programs! ¡Míranos! And thank you for being a friend of the NHCC.
Please note: all photos were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM
87102

ABQ Ride Routes 53 and 54

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If you are looking for more information about the National Hispanic Cultural Center, please visit www.nhccnm.org

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

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(505) 246-2261

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The National Hispanic Cultural Center offers a variety of programs and activities throughout the year including dance, theatre and music events, art exhibits, artist talks, book readings and signings, lectures, family art making events, family food nights, free films, outdoor festivals and more! Visit our site www.nhccnm.org and see all of the exciting programs that you and your family can enjoy!

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Does the NHCC recognize the Hispanic heritage of the Chamorro people of the U.S. Territory of Guam? In spite of over a century of 'Americanization', the Hispanic heritage of this island remains alive. The folkloric dances of Guam show the Hispanic heritage of the Chamorro people. The dances are accompanied by a medley of songs in the Chamorro language, a mestizo/mixed language with many Spanish influences. During this Hispanic Heritage Month, the Chamorro people of Guam can celebrate their shared heritage with the Hispanic world. Viva! In Chamorro language.... BIBA! El NHCC reconoce la herencia hispanica del pueblo chamorro del territorio estadounidense de la isla de Guam? A pesar de más de un siglo de americanizacion, la herencia hispanica de la isla sigue viva. Las danzas folcloricas de la isla de Guam (Islas Marianas) muestran la herencia hispanica del pueblo chamorro. Las danzas son acompañadas por un popurrí de canciones en el idioma chamorro, una lengua mestiza/mixta con muchas influencias del español. Durante este Mes de Herencia Hispanica, el pueblo chamorro de la isla de Guam tambien puede celebrar su herencia compartida con el mundo hispano. Viva! En idioma Chamorro... BIBA!
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New Mexico Legal Aid is having an event on Saturday September 21 from 10 to 2. We are looking for vendors. Our tables are $50.00. We will be having fun events for the kids, music for the adults and legal talks about family law, housing, domestic violence, taxes and others. Please come and be a part of our fundraiser called the Second Annual Fiesta for Justice. Call me at 505-814-6638 to reserve a table. If you are a nonprofit your table is free.
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