Recent News and Announcements


Pueblo Pottery: A Chautauqua Presentation by Pam Lujan-Hauer

25 Jul 2016

Southwestern Pueblo pottery is an art-form with a long and rich tradition. A potter from the Taos Pueblo demonstrates her art and tells the story of pottery, from the history of clay as an art form and the origins of the earliest pottery, to the threats to traditional pottery.

Pam Lujan-Hauer learned pottery-making from her great-aunts. She exhibits and sells her work extensively, as well as teaching classes and demonstrating her work, and has won numerous awards.

Location: 110 W 7th St, Silver City, NM 88061

Date: 7/29/16

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am


Featuring...Dine Folklore in Cultural Context by Sunny Dooley A Chautauqua Presentation to take place in Taos!

25 Jul 2016

This talk focuses on cultural items significant in maintaining Diné matrilineal teachings. They include the Navajo basket; the woman's traditional dress of moccasins, leggings, dress with sash belt, hair tie and hair brush; goat skins, grinding stones, rock brushes, clay pot, and so on. Can be presented separately or related with traditional stories above.

Location: Kit Carson Home and Museum, 113 Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571

Date: July 30, 2016

Time: 6:00-7:00pm


¡Viva Chihuahua! Symbols of Survival in the Desert Landscape

7 Jul 2016

The Chihuahuan Desert straddles the border and covers more than 200,000 square miles that extend into parts of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. On the Mexican side, it covers the northern half of the state of Chihuahua, most of Coahuila, and parts of Durango, Zacatecas and Nuevo León. It is considered to be the most biologically diverse desert in the world as measured by the variety of species and endemic plants. The mean annual precipitation for the Chihuahuan Desert is 235 mm (9.3in). It's relevance and impact to the culture and traditions of its human inhabitants, beginning with the Native Americans, is intertwined with survival in a distinct landscape. For more information please contact the White Sands National Park at 575/479-6124.

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Opening Reception for three Exhibitions at New Mexico Museum of Art

26 Feb 2016

Upcoming programs this month with Chautuauqua Speaker Diana Molina taking place in Farmington, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Gallup, and Albuquerque!

14 Apr 2016

She will be presenting a variety of topics that address our region, the geography, the natural features that unify our experience of place; that give shape to our unique identity, our collective character, unified but not homogenized. We hope you can attend one or more of these insightful programs.

-April 15, at 7:00pm; Icons and Symbols of our Regional Heritage at the San Juan College, Little Theatre, Farmington, NM (505) 566-3430

-April 16, 3:00pm Seven String Barbed Wire Fence, Many Faces of Latino Immigration in the United States, Santa Fe Public Library; Santa Fe, NM (505) 955-6792

-April 17, 3:00pm Two presentations; Seven String Barbed Wire Fence, Many Faces of Latino Immigration in the United States, Los Alamos, Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos, NM (505) 662-8240

-April 19, at 6:00pm Icons and Symbols of our Regional Heritage, at the Octavia Fellin Public Library, Gallup, NM (505) 863-1291

-April 20, 7:00pm Rarámuri, The Foot Runners of the Sierra Madre, UNM Student Union Building, Alb, NM (505) 277-2331


People Create Cities Speakers Series: Special Presentation Japanese American Prison Camps of World War II

1 Nov 2016

Special Collections Library * 423 Central Ave NE * 848-1376

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 1-3 pm

The presentation compares and contrasts the WRA "family" camps of WWII and DOJ Camps of NM. Live readings, discussions and photographic images will take place.

This presentation is a special arrangement travels to Lordsburg, Silver City, Las Cruces and Gallup Nov. 16 -19.

For further info contact:

From Cold War to Hot Peace? Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin and the 'Triangulation' of German Foreign Policy Dr. Joyce Mushaben, University of Missouri-St.Louis

19 Jan 2016

As Germany's first female, Eastern Chancellor, Angela Merkel took to the international stage like a moth to a flame. She quickly emerged as an effective mediator among three competing forces: the United States, the European Union and Russia. Her expertise in energy security, environmental sustainability, and climate change accorded her a distinctive voice in "high politics". Merkel presents herself as a critical friend of the US. Dr. Mushaben will present some short case studies illustrating Merkel's efforts to keep both superpowers engaged.

*Lecture free to students under 25 $15 AIA Members $20 Non-Members

Jan. 24, 2016 3-5pm

UNM Continuing Education Conference Center -1634 University Blvd. NE

Presenting...First Folio! The book that gave us Shakespeare!

20 Jan 2016

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