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** NMHC Offices will be CLOSED July 3 & 4 **

4 Jul 2017

The New Mexico Humanities Council Thanks Congress and Constituents for Continued Funding

1 Jul 2017

On May 3rd, the FY 2017 omnibus bill funding the federal government was approved. The bill includes a $1.9 million increase for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This news comes as a welcome relief to the New Mexico Humanities Council (NMHC) after weeks of uncertainty about the future of an important partner in their work to bring history and cultural programming to New Mexico.


NMHC Executive Director, Michelle Quisenberry, said, “We are grateful to Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Representatives Ben Ray Lujan and Michelle Lujan Grisham for their support of NEH and passage of the omnibus bill.” She went on to say “Their support assures that access to programming that enhances community exchange and understanding will continue throughout New Mexico, especially in our smallest communities.”


NMHC also wishes to thank everyone who advocated for the continued funding and protection of NEH. Without your voice and avid support for the humanities, it is uncertain what the result could have been.


The FY 2017 spending bill is effective through September 2017.

National History Day
NATIONALS CONTEST

16 May 2017

Congratulations! You're going to the NHD Nationals contest in Washington, D.C.! But there are a few things you need to do to prepare. Follow the NHD NATIONALS link below to quickly get to the information you need for deadlines, registration and more.

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NOW is the Time to Show Your Support for the Humanities

1 May 2017

Dear Friend of the New Mexico Humanities Council,


Imminent threats to de-fund or eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities and its sister organization, the National Endowment for the Arts, at the national level are making headlines in Washington, D.C. If acted on, those threats could directly affect the survival of your state humanities council. We must take immediate action to prevent such cuts, and we need to let our members of Congress know that state humanities councils are a vital source of fostering our understanding of history and culture, of the human experience. The important work we do in communities across New Mexico depends on funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, without which our public humanities programs throughout New Mexico would not exist. This core funding has been essential in enabling us to support and bring quality humanities programs tailored to local and regional interests, to areas that otherwise would not have access to such programs.


Join us in our effort to preserve the New Mexico Humanities Council. Here’s what you can do right now:

*Contact your members of Congress directly. We encourage you to call them directly and share a personal story, to explain how you or your community or organization have benefited from the New Mexico Humanities Council’s programs, whether through a grant, reading and book discussions, participating in National History Day, or attending a Chautauqua program. Please let them know how the New Mexico council's programs have enriched your life and the life of your community.


*Visit the National Humanities Alliance (NHA)site and send a message to members of Congress there as well. Help spread the word! Use the NHA link below and express how much you value the work of the National Endowment for the Humanities and your state humanities council.


Please call today and let our congresspeople know how much you appreciate the humanities.

Senator Tom Udall 202-224-6621

Senator Martin Heinrich 202-224-5521

Representative Ben Ray Lujan 202-225-6190

Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham 202-225-6316

Representative Steve Pearce 202-225-2365


Please speak up and advocate for your humanities council. We cannot do this without your support!


Thank you for your help!


K. Michelle Quisenberry

Interim Executive Director

New Mexico Humanities Council

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Call for History Day Judges!!

28 Apr 2017

Students will be competing with their history research projects in Albuquerque, Farmington and Las Cruces throughout March and April, and we want you to judge! We are seeking public or professional historians, educators, graduate students, museum professionals and others with a love of history and a desire to help students nurture their passion for history. This year's theme is Taking a Stand in History.

NMHC offers training to all judges prior to each National History Day contest, and serve lunch and refreshments during the contests. The judge's day lasts from 8 am through mid-afternoon.

Website and paper judges receive their entries and judge them prior to the contest, and then have a shorter day than judges for the other categories. If you have questions about judging or attending the contests, please contact New Mexico History Day State Coordinator Ellen Dornan.

Email NHD Coordinator Ellen Dornan »

Click here to register as an NHD judge »

MEDIEVAL ANIMALS: UNM Institute for Medieval Studies Lecture Series

27 Apr 2017

April 24 - 27

Albuquerque


The UNM Institute for Medieval Studies presents the 32nd Spring Lecture Series exploring Medieval Animals. Presentations will reveal key aspects of medieval culture by highlighting the role played by animals in history, literature, art, religion, and philosophy.

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Experiments in Cinema v12.3: The Cubano Edition

23 Apr 2017

April 18 - 23

Albuquerque


This 6-day event consists of film screenings from over 35 countries, in-depth dialogue with filmmakers and humanities scholars, lectures, and discussion-based workshops with a special emphasis on Cuban experimental film. Interactive programs encourage the audience to consider identity awareness and to rethink how they view themselves as New Mexicans and their media connectedness with other communities around the world.

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DECOLONIZING NATURE: Resistance . Resilience . Revitalization

22 Apr 2017

April 19 - 22

University of New Mexico . Albuquerque


Capital's colonization of nature has brought us to our current moment of grave ecological peril - climate change, Sixth Extinction, and other human-caused environmental crises that cumulatively and rapidly degrade Earth's life-sustaining ecological fabric.


Decolonizing Nature has thus become an urgent priority if we are to progress toward a just and sustainable Earth for all living beings. How do we resist further ecological devastation? How do we achieve resilience in times of stress? How do we revitalize affected ecological habitats and communities?


The University of New Mexico will host an interdisciplinary environmental justice public forum Decolonizing Nature: Resistance, Resilience, Revitalization to address these and related issues.


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WORDS MATTER
An Apronista Collective Exhibition

21 Apr 2017

MARCH 16 * 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Artists' Discussion

New Mexico Humanities Council * Albuquerque


Traditionally, aprons represent a woman’s unpaid work, industry, nurturing and her never-ending readiness to comfort, create and care-take. Using the medium of the apron to express themes from women’s lives, struggles and history, the Apronistas continue to demonstrate there is more than one way to create an apron.


Words Matter includes aprons from the Women's March on Washington Albuquerque Rally held January 21, 2017. Here the Apronistas gathered in solidarity with countless Albuquerque citizens speaking out on women’s issues and social justice. Join us for an artists' discussion March 16 at 6:00 PM. The show runs through April 21, 2017.

Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley as Coretta Scott King

Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley as Coretta Scott King

CHAUTAUQUA
Footsteps to Freedom: From Jim Crow to Civil Rights

30 Mar 2017

MARCH 30 * 6:00 PM

New Mexico Humanities Council

Albuquerque

FREE


Women’s History Month is brought to life with portrayals of women whose courage, sacrifice and creativity contribute to our quality of life today.


The civil rights movement is explored through the lives of two powerful women: Rosa Parks, the African-American seamstress who refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus; and Coretta Scott King, the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Coretta was the phenomenal force behind the throne who never faltered in her dedication. She was a singer who gave up her career to support her husband and the hard pathway to freedom.


Albuquerque-based storyteller and vocalist Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley brings these remarkable women to life to tell their stories.


Ann Beyke as Margaret Sanger

Ann Beyke as Margaret Sanger

CHAUTAUQUA
Margaret Sanger: The Woman Rebel

23 Mar 2017

MARCH 23 * 6 PM

New Mexico Humanities Council

Albuquerque

FREE


In celebration of Women’s History Month, join us for a living history Chautauqua at the New Mexico Humanities Council.


In the early 1900’s, Margaret Sanger was jailed for opening a clinic that provided information on birth control. During her colorful and oftentimes controversial life, Sanger dedicated herself to promoting contraception as a means for women to gain control of their lives. She was instrumental in the discovery of The Pill, which changed the lives of millions of women worldwide.


Margaret Sanger will be portrayed by local actress, Ann Beyke.


For more information, call (505)633-7371.

TODD GREEN: Global Multi-Instrumentalist

18 Mar 2017

MARCH 18 * 3:00 PM

Mountain Art Center on Broadway

Mountainair


Over 25 flute, string and percussion instruments from around the world will be interpreted and played by nationally-renowned multi-instrumentalist, Todd Green. Writing and performing music since 15 years old, Green attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and has toured internationally. This program has educated and entertained audiences across the country.


Visit www.manzanomountainartcouncil.org for more information.

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NMHC Executive Director, CRAIG NEWBILL, Retires

1 Mar 2017

The New Mexico Humanities Council bids farewell to Craig Newbill, PhD, after over 24 years of inspired, tireless leadership. He retired in January 2017. Craig joined NMHC in 1992, finishing his Ph.D. in American Studies a year later. His dissertation was entitled "Oral Histories Studies from Eastern New Mexico Homestead Areas: Life Along the Caprock and Llano Estacado from 1900-1941." His love for and knowledge about the humanities fueled partnerships and programming around the state that created platforms for discussion about topics that concern the people of New Mexico. His affable, open manner will be missed by many throughout the state. Look for a full length article by Jack Loeffler reflecting on Craig Newbill’s contributions to the New Mexico Humanities Council and New Mexico in the upcoming newsletter.

Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian

Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian

TALKING SERVICE: Veteran Reading & Discussion Program

28 Feb 2017

In Talking Service, small groups of veterans and family members of veterans, under the guidance of skilled facilitators, get together to reflect on short, powerful writings about military service by some of the world's greatest authors. Participants are encouraged to share their insights, build on each other's comments, and challenge their assumptions through lively, informal conversations centered on the anthology Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian, published by the Great Books Foundation.


The next session will take place in Gallup at Octavia Fellin Public Library January 17 and meets every Tuesday through February 28, except February 14. To register, contact the Octavia Fellin Public Library at 505-863-1291. For more information contact Joe Lacayo at 505-399-8197.


Interested in organizing Talking Service sessions in your area? Follow the link below for information and instructions.


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CHALLENGE GRANT: Creating Humanities Communities

14 Feb 2017

Grant Deadline: February 15, 2017


Creating Humanities Communities, a new grant that supports grassroots humanities programs by encouraging partnerships and collaborations between multiple institutions or organizations in a town, county, region, or area. NEH hopes that the relationships built and strengthened through Creating Humanities Communities will lead to increases and improvements in humanities infrastructure for years to come, even beyond the initial activities funded by these grants.


Institutions and organizations from incentive areas may apply for matching grants of $30,000, $60,000, $90,000 or $150,000 over three years. Each $1 of NEH grant support awarded must be matched by $1 in non-federal third-party funds.


Click the link below for more information.

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A FOOL'S PARADISE:
Solo Exhibition with Adam Bustamante

10 Feb 2017

JANUARY 13 through FEBRUARY 10

New Mexico Humanities Council * 4115 Silver SE, Albuquerque


With virtually no formal art education, New Mexico artist Adam Bustamante's oil paintings of portraits, figures and landscapes "find the most essential elements of a subject (to) create an image that registers as a realistic moment in time."


Join us for an artist's reception and lecture Friday, January 13, 2017, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmat the New Mexico Humanities Council exhibition space. At 6:30 pm, Bustamante will discuss his creative process.


The exhibition space is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The space will be closed January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day.


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REFLECTIONS ON THE PULITZER DIALOGUES
Learning new perspectives, sharing knowledge, expanding humanity, inspiring deep thinking

5 Feb 2017

Leslie Poling-Kempes

Leslie Poling-Kempes

Leslie Poling-Kempes presents
LADIES OF THE CANYONS

28 Jan 2017

Nancy Bartlit

Nancy Bartlit

Nancy Bartlit presents
Silent Voices of World War II: When Sons of the Land of Enchantment Met Sons of the Land of the Rising Sun

23 Jan 2017

JANUARY 23 * 1:15 PM

Meadowlark Senior Center * Rio Rancho


Imagine World War II without the atomic bomb developed at Los Alamos. What if no rapid Navajo code was used which the Japanese could not break? Or, if the New Mexico National Guardsmen had no role in the Philippines? Why were Japanese American civilians interned in Santa Fe? My talk illustrates cultural differences and ironies in wartime, behind barbed wire or at the end of a gun.


Nancy Bartlit, President of the Los Alamos Historical Society, is an author and oral historian who taught and studied in Japan. She holds a degree in history from Smith College and a Masters in communications from the University of New Mexico.


For more information, contact Mike Tatham at (505)896-8322.

Diana Molina

Diana Molina

Icons and Symbols of our Regional Heritage

21 Jan 2017

Dr. Noel Pugach

Dr. Noel Pugach

LECTURE
The United States as a World Power

20 Jan 2017

Dede Feldman

Dede Feldman

LECTURE
Boots, Suits and Citizens: New Mexico's Unique Legislative Culture

17 Jan 2017

Dede Feldman presents
Boots, Suits and Citizens: New Mexico's Unique Legislative Culture

17 Jan 2017

JANUARY 17 * 4:00 PM

Silver City Public Library * Silver City

FREE


Dede Feldman, first woman elected as a New Mexico senator from Albuquerque's near North Valley, presents an overview of the New Mexico legislature and how citizens can constructively engage with it. Our citizens’ legislature is a reflection of the state’s history—the divide between the rural and urban lifestyles, the unique mix of ethnic groups, and the personal and familial connections at the heart of a small state. Spanish might be spoken in the hallways of the Roundhouse as much as English, and Native American issues are often pivotal. Ms. Feldman's talk illustrates this culture with tales of heroes, villains, unlikely alliances, special interests, and successful advocates—informed by my 16 years in the legislature. Knowledge of historical antecedents and contemporary history allows citizens to place each session of the legislature in perspective.Knowledge of the process will help empower citizens to become active and effective advocates for their own cause and make more informed electoral choices.


For more information, call Silver City Public Library at (575) 538-3672.

Boots, Suits and Citizens: New Mexico's Unique Legislative Culture

17 Jan 2017

JANUARY 17 * 4:00 PM

Silver City Public Library * Silver City


Dede Feldman, first woman elected as a New Mexico senator from Albuquerque's near North Valley, presents an overview of the New Mexico legislature and how citizens can constructively engage with it. Our citizens’ legislature is a reflection of the state’s history—the divide between the rural and urban lifestyles, the unique mix of ethnic groups, and the personal and familial connections at the heart of a small state. Spanish might be spoken in the hallways of the Roundhouse as much as English, and Native American issues are often pivotal. Ms. Feldman's talk illustrates this culture with tales of heroes, villains, unlikely alliances, special interests, and successful advocates—informed by my 16 years in the legislature. Knowledge of historical antecedents and contemporary history allows citizens to place each session of the legislature in perspective.Knowledge of the process will help empower citizens to become active and effective advocates for their own cause and make more informed electoral choices.


For more information, call Silver City Public Library at (575) 538-3672.

Edward Wallace as Estevan

Edward Wallace as Estevan

CHAUTAUQUA
Estevan the Black: Journey into the Unknown

16 Jan 2017

Martin Luther King Jr Day

JANUARY 16 * 10:00 AM


Estavan, a Moor and Spanish slave is given credit for being the first European to set foot in what is now the states of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. How he accomplished that feat is an almost unbelievable tale, filled with danger, adventure, and a date with Fate. Leaving Spain with his master and a company of 600 in 1527, he was stranded with three Spaniards in northern Mexico and began an adventure that included being captured and enslaved by Indians, wandering lost, being revered as a God, and meeting his fate at Zuni Pueblo. A remarkable story about a remarkable man brought to life by Edward Wallace.


This program is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call Ms. Edith Brown at (505)603-2074.

Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley

Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley

CHAUTAUQUA
Footsteps to Freedom: From Jim Crow to Civil Rights

16 Jan 2017

Martin Luther King Jr Day

JANUARY 16 * 1:00 PM

Larry Brian Mitchel Recreation Center * Gallup

FREE


Presented by Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley, this program explores the history of the civil rights movement through the lives of two powerful women: Rosa Parks, the African-American seamstress who refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus; and Coretta Scott King, the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Coretta was the phenomenal force behind the throne who never faltered in her dedication. She was a singer who gave up her career to support her husband and the hard pathway to freedom.


This program is FREE and open to the public.

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Join Us at THATCamp

14 Jan 2017

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Steve Cormier

Steve Cormier

Music from the Ranch and the Open Range

12 Jan 2017

Rudolfo Anaya

Rudolfo Anaya

RUDOLFO ANAYA
Receives 2015 National Humanities Medal

31 Dec 2016

Rudolfo Anaya, beloved New Mexico author, was honored at the White House on September 22 with the 2015 National Humanities Medal "for his pioneering stories of the American southwest. His works of fiction and poetry celebrate the Chicano experience and reveal universal truths about the human condition—and as an educator, he has spread a love of literature to new generations."


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Edward Wallace as James Beckwourth

Edward Wallace as James Beckwourth

CHAUTAUQUA
From Slave to Superstar: The Life of James Pierson Beckwourth

21 Dec 2016

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Beloved by Toni Morrison

BELOVED: Pulitzer Dialogues Discussion

17 Dec 2016

PULITZER DIALOGUES »

Andy Mason

Andy Mason

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC

11 Dec 2016

Ralph Estes

Ralph Estes

Ralph Estes presents
THE WEST: SINGING ITS STORY

8 Dec 2016

DECEMBER 8 * 3:00 PM

Palmilla Senior Living * Albuquerque

FREE


Take a trip with Ralph Estes through a thousand years of the American West, from Anasazi Indians to the Atomic Age. Like the Indians and cowboys, the trappers and traders, we'll sing as we go because their songs tell a big part of the story. We'll visit the ancient ones, whose lives we can envision in places like Chaco Canyon. We'll see Coronado, with his padres and conquistadores, searching for the Seven Cities of Cibola. Lewis and Clark, guided by the Shoshone girl Sacagawea. The Alamo, Santa Fe Trail, the forty-niners followed by thousands of settlers. We'll saddle up and ride through the cowboy era, and meet characters like Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickok, Geronimo, Billy the Kid, Buffalo Bill, Jesse James. And we'll ponder how atomic power, developed in our West, changed the world and often leads to a longing for a more innocent time. A longing that causes many of us to turn our faces to the West.


Stefanie Beninato

Stefanie Beninato

Stefanie Beninato presents
Land Grants and Water Rights: Fighting Words in the Twenty-First Century?

7 Dec 2016

DECEMBER 7 * 11:30 AM

Golden Corral Restaurant * 5207 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque


Land grants and water rights have been an integral part of New Mexico's history. The subject of intense debates, long and arduous discussions and disagreements, court rulings and legislation, land grant and acequia rights remain an ongoing issue in New Mexico today. Dr. Stefanie Beninato addresses the cultural, social, economic and political history as well as jurisprudence.


This program is hosted by Albuquerque Geological Society and takes place at the Golden Corral located at 5207 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque. Call (505)843-7643 for more information.

Arnold Herrara

Arnold Herrara

Arnold Herrara presents
THE WAY OF THE DRUM

3 Dec 2016

DECEMBER 3 * 2:00 p.m.

Cerrillos Hills State Park * Cerrillos

FREE


This presentation is a way into the Cochiti Pueblo world told from personal experiences, traditional stories and teachings. While demonstrating steps in constructing the famous Cochiti drum, Arnold Herrera tells about tribal political structures, language, ceremony, clans and moiety membership, roles of men, women and children, and modern Pueblo social problems. This journey covers the period from the 1940s to the present.


Arnold Herrera, a Cochiti Pueblo native, grew up in a culturally rich Keresan Pueblo environment immersed in traditions and the arts. With knowledge gained from his grandparents and his father, Arnold has become an accomplished drum maker, composer/singer, and teacher of culture to all audiences.


This program is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call Cerrillos Hills State Park at (505)474-0196.


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Pulitzer Dialogues Discussion: THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO

1 Dec 2016

DECEMBER 1 * 6:00 PM

Thomas C. Donnelly Library * Las Vegas

FREE


Join the discussion on Junot Diaz's Pulitzer Prize winning book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao at the Thomas C. Donnelly Library in Las Vegas, NM. The discussion is part of the Pulitzer Dialogues, a five month reading and discussion series at six libraries across New Mexico. Learn more at Pulitzer Dialogues.


For more information about this discussion, contact theThomas C. Donnelly Library at (505) 454-3401.


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THE BLACK CHADOR: Power, Place, and Play among Iranian Howzevi (Seminarians)

28 Nov 2016

NOVEMBER 28 * 5:30 PM

George Pearl Hall Auditorium, UNM * Albuquerque

FREE


Dr. Amina Tawasil will focus on the intersections of the 1979 Iranian revolution as collective memory, the black chador as a revolutionary symbol and religious practice, and how the howzevi insert play at this intersection. Dr. Tawasil, Visiting Lecturer at the International Studies Institute at UNM, was the inaugural Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Middle East and North African Studies at Northwestern University. http://www.aminatawasil.com/about/


This program is part of the fall lecture series, Power of Place: Globalization and Local Identities, hosted by UNM's International Studies Institute.


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CULTURE, IDENTITY AND URBANISM: A Historical Perspective from Colonialism to Globalism

21 Nov 2016

NOVEMBER 21 * 5:30 PM

George Pearl Hall Auditorium, UNM * Albuquerque


Dr. Alsayyad is Professor of Architecture and urbanism at UC Berkeley. His books include: Traditions: The ‘Real’, the Hyper and the Virtual in the Built Environment (2014); Cairo: Histories of a City (2011); Cinematic Urbanism (2006); The End of Tradition (2003); Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam (2002); Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage (2001); Hybrid Urbanism (2000).

http://ced.berkeley.edu/ced/faculty-staff/nezar-alsayyad


This program is part of the fall lecture series, Power of Place: Globalization and Local Identities, hosted by UNM's International Studies Institute.


Steve Cormier

Steve Cormier

Music from the Ranch and Open Range

19 Nov 2016

NOVEMBER 19 * 3:00 PM

Farmington Museum * Farmington


Cowboy music has evolved from the open range and ranch employees who worked and rode after cattle during the late 19th and early to mid 20th century. These include songs written by ranch hands about horses, cattle and lost love. Others add death and the devil to the story. But all have in common the expression of what ranch and farm work was like during this time. Dr. Steve Cormier performs these, and also songs he has written, reflecting his years as a ranch and farm hand.


For more information, call Farmington Museum at (505)599-1174.


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Lovely, Dark, Deep Pulitzer Dialogue Discussion

19 Nov 2016

NOVEMBER 19 * 2:00 PM

South Broadway Library * Albuquerque


Join the discussion on Joyce Carol Oates' Pulitzer Prize nominated bookLovely, Dark, Deep at the South Broadway Library in Albuquerque. The discussion is part of the Pulitzer Dialogues, a five month reading and discussion series at six libraries across New Mexico. Learn more at Pulitzer Dialogues.


For more information about this discussion, contact the South Broadway Library at (505) 764-1742 or southbroadway@cabq.gov.

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Rosalia de Aragon presents HISPANIC NEW MEXICO WOMEN: 1528 - Present

12 Nov 2016

Baldwin Burr & Ernie Pyle

Baldwin Burr & Ernie Pyle

Baldwin Burr presents
ERNIE PYLE - Bringing the World to America's Doorstep

11 Nov 2016

NOVEMBER 11 * 5:30 pm

Raton Museum * Raton

FREE


Through his daily syndicated newspaper columns, Ernie Pyle documented characters and events he encountered as a roving reporter. Later, as a war correspondent during World War II, Ernie’s columns became a series of GI “letters home” that were greatly appreciated by the soldiers fighting and dying on the world’s battlefronts. Ernie often was able to describe events and conditions that would be censored in the GIs own letters. Ernie was killed by a sniper on Ie Shima Island, near Okinawa, on April 18, 1945. This performance by Baldwin Burr takes place during the last 45 minutes of Ernie’s life.


Deborah Blanche presents
O'KEEFE: Close Up and Faraway

11 Nov 2016

Bill Martin

Bill Martin

THE PILOT WITH THE MAGIC HAT

10 Nov 2016

NOVEMBER 10 * 6:00 PM

Octavia Fellin Public Library * Gallup

FREE


Bill Martin commanded an all-volunteer unit of helicopter gunships deep in the Mekong Delta in 1967 and 1968. He will explain his role in freeing 33 South Vietnamese POWs and his unusual part in the dramatic and hair-raising rescue of 200 orphans and eight nuns from the clutches of the Vietcong. Between firefights he popped into jungle villages to entertain families with magic, gaining friends and important intelligence information and leading the infuriated Vietcong to place a price on his head! Bill will demonstrate a rope escape that probably saved his life when two Vietcong soldiers tied his hands behind his back on a jungle trail. His will answer questions and offer insight into the tragic emotional struggles that still plague many Vietnam vets today.


Dr. Phil Bock

Dr. Phil Bock

Dr. Phil Bock presents
DEAN ROBB: FROM WALL STREET TO UNM

10 Nov 2016

NOVEMBER 10 * 7:00 PM

San Ysidro Church * Corrales

FREE


J. Donald Robb was an eminent Wall Street lawyer who in 1941 decided to abandon that career and come to UNM to follow his dream of composing musical works in many genres. He built the music department, founded the UNM Symphony, and planned the Center for the Arts. Robb spent many years traveling the Hispanic villages of the state, recording songs and rituals. The resulting archive of more than 3000 items is preserved at UNM where an annual composers symposium makes use of these materials for academic and creative purposes. Lecture presented by Dr. Phil Bock.


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The Migration Experience Film & Discussion Series
THE HARVEST/LA COSHECHA

9 Nov 2016

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Where you find (their) Earth

7 Nov 2016

November 7 * 5:30 PM

George Pearl Auditorium, UNM Main Campus * Albuquerque


Beverly Singer will discuss the growing expression of globalization and use New Mexico as a historically significant place for remembering. Dr. Singer is Associate Professor (Emerita) of the Department of Anthropology at UNM. She is Tewa and Diné from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. An award-winning documentary video producer, she is the author of Wiping the War Paint Off the Lens: Native American Film and Video (2001).


This program is part of the fall lecture series, Power of Place: Globalization and Local Identities, hosted by UNM's International Studies Institute.

PUBLIC FORUM: Interactive Art on the Land

5 Nov 2016

NOVEMBER 5 * 7:30 pm

OUTPOST Performance Space * Albuquerque

FREE


516 ARTS, an arts and culture venue in Albuquerque, is celebrating 10 creative years by revisiting artists and subjects from past projects. Interactive Arts Projects on the Land is part of the Climate Change Speaker Series and includes photographer and muralist Chip Thomas, choreographer/dancer Lisa Nevada and new media artist Andrea Polli, who are doing temporary site projects in Albuquerque. The artists will discuss how they strive to engage people in their art forms in outdoor rural settings.


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Sunny Dooley

Sunny Dooley

Dinè (Navajo) Blessingway Stories

3 Nov 2016

November 3 * 2:00 PM

Eastern New Mexico University * Campus Union Building

Portales, NM

These Origins stories, in Navajo or English, present the worldview of the Diné people and their relationships with their surroundings. They are the social versions of the sacred chants. They are told only from October through about early March (first thunder). From March through October, a selection of other stories is available. Free, public program presented by Sunny Dooley.

Kenneth Seowtewa

Kenneth Seowtewa

Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe de Zuni Murals

3 Nov 2016

November 3 * 6:00 PM

Octavia Fellin Public Library * 115 West Hill Avenue, Gallup, NM

FREE


The "Old Mission" of Zuni, listed on the state and national registries as one of the three oldest missions in New Mexico, dates back to 1629. The murals of Zuni deities were started in 1970 by Kenneth's father Alex Seowtewa, based on oral tradition of previous murals that were painted in fresco. Kenneth has been involved in the painting since 1977.


Kenneth Seowtewa is a cultural practitioner, artist-in-residence, author, and visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin.


For more information, call Octavia Fellin Public Library at (505)863-1291.

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The Migration Experience Free Film & Discussion Series: The Journey

3 Nov 2016

November 3 * 6:30 PM

African American Performing Arts Center * 310 San Pedro Dr NE Albuquerque, NM * (505) 603-0866

FREE


One filmmaker captures every step of a Syrian father’s seventeen-hundred-mile odyssey to exile in Europe, fraught with peril and punctuated by moments of extraordinary human kindness.


“The Journey” (Field of Vision Films, 2016) is the second in a series of four free films entitled “The Migration Experience.” All films are free and open to the public and followed by a discussion led by community scholars.

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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: louisnikki9@gmail.com

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The European Union: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

28 Oct 2016

Oct 28, 2016 * 3:00pm

Joe Jupille, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science and co-director of the Tocqueville Initiative, University of Colorado, Boulder.

This lecture is made possible by the European Union Commission and the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence

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Lesley Poling-Kempes

Lesley Poling-Kempes

Ladies of the Canyons

20 Oct 2016

October 20 * 1:00 PM


St. John's Methodist Church * 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM

Ladies of the Canyons is a lecture/slide show about remarkable women who left the security and comforts of genteel Victorian society and journeyed to the American Southwest in search of a wider view of themselves and their world. Educated, restless, and inquisitive, Natalie Curtis, Carol Stanley, Alice Klauber, and Mary Cabot Wheelwright each left behind the comforts and confines of upper-class American society to explore the land and cultures of the exotic Four Corners Indian Country. They came into the Southwest between 1900 and 1922 when the region’s indigenous people were undergoing cultural assault and intellectual scrutiny by the “civilized” world.

Each of these women became art and cultural preservationists years before these causes were recognized as American ideals. Their friends included Louisa Wade Wetherill, Alice Corbin Henderson, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Elsie Clews Parsons, Mary Austin, and Willa Cather.

Presented by Ms. Lesley Poling-Kempes.

Rosalia de Aragon as La Llorona

Rosalia de Aragon as La Llorona

La Llorona, The Wailing Woman

20 Oct 2016

October 20 * 7:00 PM


Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation * 116 Bridge St., Las Vegas, NM

This famous ghost from Spanish folklore is known throughout the world for her eerie, spine chilling cries as she searches for her loved ones. Early Spanish settlers knew of her.

Her story was ancient in European mythology, but in New Mexico it is said she lived next door, or an ancestor actually knew her.

Presented by Rosalia de Aragon.

The Migration Experience

The Migration Experience

Artful Life creative community collaboration

20 Oct 2016

All films are free and open to the public.

The Migration Experience is a free, four week film and discussion series focusing on the lived experience of immigrants and refugees.

Each acclaimed film is followed by a discussion led by scholars, including an immigrant or refugee from the region of the world represented in the film.

The series is one of several community-led development initiatives that emerged from the Stories of Route 66 arts engagement project.

www.artful-life.org/migration-film-series »

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National Endowment for The Humanities

20 Oct 2016

NEH Next Generation Humanities PhD Grant Recipients

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International Studies Institute Fall 2016 Lecture Series

17 Oct 2016

Lecture Schedule »

Edward Wallace as Estevan the Moor

Edward Wallace as Estevan the Moor

Estevan the Moor: Journey into the Unknown

14 Oct 2016

October 14 * 7:00 PM


San Juan College Little Theater * 4601 College Blvd., Farmington, NM
FREE

Estavan, a Moor and Spanish slave is given credit for being the first European to set foot in what is now the states of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. How he accomplished that feat is an almost unbelievable tale, filled with danger, adventure, and a date with Fate. Leaving Spain with his master and a company of 600 in 1527, he was stranded with three Spaniards in northern Mexico and began an adventure that included being captured and enslaved by Indians, wandering lost, being revered as a God, and meeting his fate at Zuni Pueblo. A remarkable story about a remarkable man.

Presented by Mr. Edward Wallace.

Diana Molina

Diana Molina

Seven String Barbed Wire Fence: The Many Faces of Latino Immigration in the U.S.

13 Oct 2016

October 13, 2016 * 5:00 PM


Magdalena Public Library

* 108 N Main St, Magdalena, NM


FREE
Seven String Barbed-Wire Fence aims to provide a balanced, informative account of the often emotionally-charged issue of Latino Immigration to the U.S. A polyphonic multimedia presentation gives a human face to the issue: different voices, independent and disunited are bound by the common theme of immigration. Photos, montages, three-dimensional installation examples, and a short video document the formidable barriers along the border environment and provide a comprehensive portrayal of the actors and arguments within the post-9/11 debate over policy reform.

This is a FREE program presented by Diana Molina.

Gila River Festival

Gila River Festival

Gila River Festival

22 Sep 2016

The 12th Annual Gila River Festival Honoring Our Heritage: The Natural and Cultural History of the Gila will look at the importance of preserving our region’s cultural and natural history. This year’s centennial of the National Park Service provides an opportunity to explore the philosophy behind our nation’s accomplishments in preserving our cultural and natural heritage and understand future challenges to preserving biologically important landscapes, such as the Gila River watershed, and to protecting public lands held in trust for all Americans.

Gila River Festival schedule »

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La Doña Tules at the MCM Elegante

15 Sep 2016

6:45 pm-- free public program at the MCM Elegante, at 2020 Menaul Blvd NE in Albuquerque.

Gertrudis Barcelo's profession struck sharply at the heart of American ethics, but her life reveals a unique personality, unlikely relationships, and wealth used to assist her community, and gain the admiration of the Catholic Church. Doña Tules' contribution to New Mexico history, the speculation and controversy about her, holds audience interest, increases knowledge and stimulates the imagination. She was well established and affluent when the US military and when American wagon trains arrived in Santa Fe. Americans were intrigued by her prominence, and have debated the contradictions of her life as the highly respected professional lady gambler, who could deal the monte cards and win like no other, and have the most lavish funeral of the era.

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Register Now for Hands On History Day Workshop

10 Sep 2016

We'll be hosting a National History Day Workshop in Farmington on September 10, and we want to see you there! Based on your input, we'll be exploring the 2017 theme, Taking a Stand in History, planning your year and doing fundraising, and taking a closer look at using primary sources and New Mexico archives. After lunch (provided), you're welcome to stay for hands-on exercises on developing websites and documentaries.

Click here to register for the Farmington workshop »

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Kay Kuhlmann as Dale Evans

Chautauqua - The Way You Ride the Trail

10 Sep 2016

Free public program at the Hubbard Museum of the American West in Ruidoso Downs, NM. 11:30 am - 1 pm.



Dale Evans appears as a Chautauqua character in "The Way You Ride the Trail." The stage portrait, presented by Kay Sebring-Roberts Kuhlmann of Ruidoso, takes its title from a line in "Happy Trails to You," the theme song Dale composed for her husband, Roy Rogers. The audience meets Dale at two stages in her life: as a film, television, and recording artist while raising a blended family of seven children; and as an inspirational author.

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Programme for the Fractured Faiths Symposium at the New Mexico History Museum

Fractured Faiths Symposium

9 Sep 2016

Free to the public!



Join us for dialogue between historians, anthropologists, art historians, musicians and genealogists on the history of Sephardic Jews, conversos and crypto-Jews' 600-year process of identity transformation, from the Golden Age of Spain to Mexico and New Mexico.



Friday September 9, 8:30 - 4 pm

David Graizbord (AZ Center for Judaic Studies, U-AZ)

Iberian Identity Crises and their Reverberations: 1391 and Beyond

Gretchen Starr-LeBeau (Principia College, IL)

Violence, Revitalization, Expulsion: Jewish Life in Late-Medieval Ibera

John Chuchiak (Missouri State University)

Water & Fire: The Inquisistion in New Spain and the Prosecution and Persecution of Accused Judaizers, 1570-1821

Emmanuel Ortega (University of Nevada Las Vegas)

The Reception of Autos-de-Fe in 18th C San Bartolome Otzolotepec: The Contextual Graphics of a Hegemonic Spectacle

Paul Duncan (Medical oncologist, Albuquerque)

A Genetic Link: Identifying a Sephardic Fingerprint



Saturday, September 10 9 am - 4 pm

Jose Esquibel (Independent scholar, Denver)

Out from the Shadow of Suspicion: The Identity of Juan de Onate's Jewish-Converso Lineage

Frances Levine (Missouri History Museum, St. Louis)

Dona Teresa's World: An Intimate View into the Palace

Ron Duncan Hart (Latin American & Iberian Institute, UNM)

The Twentieth Century Movement of Reclaiming Jewish Identity

Ofer Ben-Amots, Christina Martos & Debra Ayers

Lecture-recital: Ladino (Judeo Spanish language) Romanceros, Kantas & Coplas

Fractured Faiths at the New Mexico History Museum »

Ned O'Malia

Ned O'Malia

Chautauqua: Our Muslim Neighbors

9 Sep 2016

Free public program at San Juan College's Little Theatre. 7 pm- 8:30 pm



Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the world; it may also be the most misunderstood. There are now more Muslims in America than Jews or Presbyterians. There are over 1,400 mosques in the United States. This illustrated lecture will review the Five Pillars of Islam and Mohammed the prophet of Islam. The growth of Islam in America will be traced through several Black National movements, especially Malcolm X and the Black Muslims. A rapid increase in Muslim population came with immigration reforms in 1964. These reforms ushered in a generation of educated, Americanized immigrant Muslims. Demographics, national population statistics, and political associations will be discussed. Islam in New Mexico is a special feature.

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Jack Loeffler

Thinking Like a Watershed

27 Aug 2016

Lesley Poling-Kempes

Lesley Poling-Kempes

The Harvey Girls & the Santa Fe Railway--Myth, Legend & History

21 Aug 2016

Lesley Poling-Kempes presents this program about the Santa Fe Railway and the Fred Harvey Company, who were responsible for the creation and promotion of the Mythic Southwest as a tourist destination. The Harvey Girls' role in the opening of the West has become legendary, their lives forever linked with the Grand Canyon, Santa Fe, and the exotic and elegant resorts built along the railroad in the early years of this century. In this slide show/lecture, learn how Fred Harvey and the Santa Fe Railway influenced the art and architecture of the Southwest, and how the Harvey Girls became synonymous with adventure and romance in the golden years of American railroad travel.



The program is free to the public, but regular park admission fees apply.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Pecos National Historical Park, NM-63, Pecos, NM 87552

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Avila to present on Chester Nez at Magdalena Public Library

7 Aug 2016

Join author Judith Avila for a lecture on late Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez (1921-2014), one of the original twenty-nine Navajo code talkers. During World War II, Nez and other Navajo marines helped to developed the unbroken code that aided U.S. forces in their fight against Japan. Avila co-authored Nez’s memoir, Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of World War II .

Location: Magdalena Public Library (Magdalena, NM)

Date: August 10, 2016

Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm

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Estes to present ME AND BILLY at the Kit Carson Home and Museum in Taos

6 Aug 2016

Join Ralph Estes as the "world's oldest living cowboy," who tells through story and song of his years as a cowboy and his friendship with Billy the Kid. Stories about Billy the Kid are generally exaggerated. This program addresses the legend-making process while presenting the story of Billy that is supported by historical evidence.

Location: Kit Carson Home and Museum (Taos, NM)

Date: August 13, 2016

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

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Wallace as ESTEVAN at Petroglyph National Monument

5 Aug 2016

Author Hampton Sides: A Realm Of Blood and Thunder: Kit Carson, Manifest Destiny's Unlikely Field Agent

1 Aug 2016

*Location: Ilfeld Auditorium

New Mexico Highlands University, University Ave, Las Vegas, NM

*Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016

*Time: 4 - 6 pm

*Author book signing to be held after the program

For more info contact: 505-426-3205

City Museum 505-426-3205

Email: lvhistoric@gmail.com

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De Aragón to present LA LLORONA at Capitán Public Library

27 Jul 2016

This famous ghost from Spanish folklore is known throughout the world for her eerie, spine chilling cries as she searches for her loved ones. Early Spanish settlers knew of her. Her story was ancient in European mythology, but in New Mexico it is said she lived next door, or an ancestor actually knew her. La Llorona’s cries are brought to life with the popular performance and songs of Rosalia de Aragón, a multi-talented native actor. Rosalia is from a family of accomplished visual and literary artists.

Location: Capitán Public Library

Date: August 5, 2016

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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Stephen Dixon as JAMES OHIO PATTIE at El Rancho de las Golondrinas

26 Jul 2016

Come along with Stephen Dixon as James Ohio Pattie, who encounters the native plants, animals and peoples of New Mexico. Endure the hardships and unforeseen dangers while traveling through the prairies, deserts, mountains and valleys. View the world through the wide eyes of a mountain man whose words paint pictures in the minds of those who huddle around his campfire. Feel the warmth of his fire as chills run down your spine as you travel back in time to 1824.

Location: El Rancho de Las Golondrinas, La Cienega, NM

Date: August 6, 2016

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

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¡Viva Chihuahua! Symbols of Survival in the Desert Landscape

25 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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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

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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

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Silver City Clay Festival

6 Jul 2016

The Silver City Summer Clay Festival is underway!

This Year's Theme is From Oaxaca to Santa Fe

Attend a gathering of artists, educators, entrepreneurs, families, youth, adventurers, and lifelong learners to explore clay in its many forms as well as its impact on our history, present, and future.

The fifth annual festival takes place July 23 - 31

Click on the link for more information

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Great Museums of the World: The Hermitage

1 Jul 2016

Dr. Marina Obortova, CFIS, AIA will take you on a visual tour of the Hermitge, one of the largest museums in the world, talk about the museums history and show you some of its treasures.

Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Location: Albuquerque Museum of Art & History

Click on the pdf icon for details to a lecture you don't want to miss...

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Steve Cormier to present "Music from the Ranch and the Open Range" in Silver City

30 Jun 2016

Cowboy singer and onetime ranch hand Dr. Steve Cormier will perform and discuss ranch songs at the Silver City Museum Annex on July 16th at 12pm . Largely written in the early and mid 20th century, these songs convey the experience of ranch and farm life. Cormier also performs songs he has written from his decade of work on ranches in Kansas and New Mexico. A NMHC Chautauqua Program presentation.


Sponsored by the Silver City Museum

575-538-5921

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Lucero Sachs lectures on Clyde Tingley at Petroglyph National Monument

30 Jun 2016

Join Lucinda Lucero Sachs for her talk, "Clyde Tingley - An Extraordinary Man" at the Petroglyph National Monument Visitors Center on July 16, 2016 at 6:30pm, a part of their Centennial Nights Chautauqua series. Lucero Sachs, a long recognized expert on both Clyde Tingley and the New Deal in New Mexico, details Tingley's rise from Mayor of Albuquerque to the Governor's office, where he steered millions of dollars to New Deal projects throughout Albuquerque and across New Mexico. A NMHC Chautauqua Program presentation.


Sponsored by Petroglyph National Monument, NPS

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Citizen Men in New Mexico: "Never Give Up: Minouri Yasui & the Fight for Justice" a documentary film-in-Progress Presentation by Holly Yasui

28 Apr 2016

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UNM--Maxwell Museum of Anthropology Presents: 20 Years in Art & Cermamics

26 Apr 2016

Who: Wan Liya, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of NM

What: 20 Years in Art & Ceramics

Where: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at UNM *1 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131

When: Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm

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The Wonder of Nature: Rachel Carson

20 Apr 2016

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Spring Lecture Series 2016: Food and Festivity in the Middle Ages

19 Apr 2016

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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

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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

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*Earth Fire & Life *Six Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics*

8 Apr 2016

Using Chinese ceramics made over thousands of years, the Maxwell Museum explores Chinese history and society and China's connections to New Mexico. "China Then and Now" includes a gallery exhibit--opening April 8 2016, an online exhibit, and public programs, all free of charge. Special lecture by Professor Lan Wu and Gallery Tour with David Phillips on April 23, 2016 at Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. Presented by the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM with the support of the New Mexico Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies.

For more information contact 505/277-4405 or visit:

https://maxwellmuseum.unm.edu »

Experiments in Cinema v11.4

5 Apr 2016

Experiments in Cinema v 11.4 »

NMHC'S Board of Directors Awards $54,095 for NM Audiences!

5 Apr 2016

Funding was made possible for the following programs in the February grant cycle:

*Women of the Mother Road: Route 66

*The Power of Place

*In the Heart of the Gila

*Fractured Faiths

*CLAY 2016: From Oaxaca to Santa Fe

*12th Annual Gila River Festival

*The Migration Experience

*Artists + Audience: The Aesthetic Interface

With the assistance of the NMHC, these programs are offered to the public free of charge or at a minimal entrance fee. These grants support and advance community, civic discussions, insight and core humanities missions.

Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page to find dates, times, and locations for these magnificent programs...

Dr. Lenka Bustikova, University of Arizona

Dr. Lenka Bustikova, University of Arizona

Dr. Lenka Bustikova Speaks on Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania

1 Apr 2016

Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania: Uneasy Neighborhood

April 1, 2016 (Fri) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

UNM Continuing Education Conference Center

Between 1569 and 1795 Poland and Lithuania formed the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth which incorporated much of what is now Ukraine. Before 1918 both countries were part of the Russian empire and until 1991 part of the USSR. Historically, the Polish-Ukrainian-Lithuanian relationship has been tenuous. For all intents and purposes, one would expect these three countries to be at odds. Rather, current events put the Ukrainian-Polish relationship into the spotlight. Yet after Poland’s (and Lithuania’s) admission to the European Union, Ukraine has found new allies in its neighbors. Poland is probably the most vocal supporter of Ukrainian territorial integrity in Brussels. In her talk, Dr. Bustikova discusses how the current crisis transforms historical grievances and presents new challenges to the stability of Eastern Europe. For more information please call: 505/856-7277 or visit the website.

There is an entrance fee at the door, purchase your tickets in advance or pay what you can at the door. Students Free of charge.

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Social Justice for LGBTQ* Identities in the Borderlands

22 Mar 2016

https://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11763/12th-annual-j-paul-taylor-symposium-to-discuss-lgbtq-rights »

Indigenous Book Fair at UNM!!! Click on the link for more info...

1 Mar 2016

ifair.unm.edu/2016bookfest.html »

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Opening Reception for three Exhibitions at New Mexico Museum of Art

26 Feb 2016

New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League presents...

19 Feb 2016

a multimedia presentation commemorating...

DAY of REMEMBRANCE

the legacy of Japanese American Civil Rights

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 * 1:00 - 3:00pm

Special Collections Library

423 Central Ave. NE, Albq, NM * 505-848-1376

hosted by Mary Oishi

Interesting Pages of Recent Russia-U.S. History & The Current Status of Russia's Nuclear Program A lecture by Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker

19 Feb 2016

Dr. Hecker is Research Professor at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation. He will discuss how U.S. Russian relations have changed from the 90's to today's adversity.

During the difficult economic times and the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian weapon scientists worked to maintain the safety and security of their nuclear assets with much assistance from American nuclear scientists. He will discuss the nature of this unprecedented cooperation, how it flourished, diminished, and collapsed, as a result of the current political crisis in Ukraine and now in Syria. He will comment on how Russia views these threats and plans to combat them. And, provide options for Washington's response. Dr. Heckler will also briefly comment on North Korea's nuclear program and his interactions with their citizens and scientists.

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Pulitzer Prizes Gives Award to the NMHC for 2016 Centennial Campfires Initiative

4 Feb 2016

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Dust, Drought, & Dreams Gone Dry

20 Jan 2016

Click here for an unforgettable program featuring exhibits, projects, and discussion series at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts.

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

20 Jan 2016

Click here to get detailed information about this Free program series!

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

20 Jan 2016

Click on the pdf icon to get info on a free program series that you don't want to miss!

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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

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

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New Mexico History Day 2016 Needs Judges!

8 Jan 2016

We are seeking public or professional historians, educators, graduate students, museum professionals and others with a love of history and a desire to help students nurture their passion for history. NMHC offers training to all judges prior to the contest. Lunch and refreshments will be served during the contests.

History Day is an exciting academic enrichment program that promotes the study of history. Young historians develop research papers, exhibits, documentaries, websites, and performances based on topics for this year's theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.

Register at http://svy.mk/1kSFEHc to join us on these upcoming dates:

  • The Southwest Regional contest will take place on February 25th at the Farm and Ranch Museum in Las Cruces. Judge training begins at 8:00 AM.
  • The Northwest Regional contest will take place on March 4th at San Juan College in Farmington. Judge training begins at 8:00 AM.
  • The Central Regional contest will take place on March 18th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Judge training begins at 8:00 A.M.
  • The New Mexico State Competition will take place on April 29th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Judge training begins at 8:00 A.M.

For more information, contact Ellen at (505) 633-7372 or email historyday@nmhum.org.

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NMHC'S Board of Directors Awards $78,363 for NM Audiences!

17 Dec 2015

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Acting Out: A Symposium on Indigenous Performance Art

3 Dec 2015

Free & Open to the Public

Symposium, Workshops & Video Screenings: December 3-4

Performance at the Lensic Performing Arts Center: 12/4/15 at 6 - 8 pm

For more info contact IAIA Museum 505.428.5907

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The Socorro Public Library is hosting Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian, a national reading and discussion program designed for veterans.

3 Nov 2015

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Imprisonment of Japanese in U.S. Prison Camps during World War II & Comparison of Camps in Wyoming and New Mexico by Sam Mihara

1 Nov 2015

Presentation includes: live speakers, video, panel discussion and a

Q&A session.

Hibben Auditorium, Maxwell Museum, University of New Mexico

7:30 pm Wednesday, November 18, 2015

For more information contact: louisnikki9@gmail.com

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word Friday-Sunday, October 2-4, 2015 Silver City, NM

29 Sep 2015

The Southwest Festival of the Written Word (SWFWW), which celebrates the power and beauty of the written word, embracing the rich diversity of Southwestern cultures, will feature over fifty writers who live and work in the southwest and will participate in discussions, workshops, lectures and panel discussions.

Among the many authors at the festival, Denise Chávez, Felipe de Ortego y Gasca, Simon J. Ortiz, Nasario Garcia, Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie, Stella Pope Duarte, Rob Connoley, Daniel Chacon, and Elise Stuart will discuss how the land has inspired and influenced their writing in a series of moderated panel discussions and lectures.

For a schedule of events please visit their website.

Southwest Festival of the Written Word! »

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Fall 2015 Newsletter is Here!

22 Sep 2015

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11th Annual Gila River Festival, September 24 through 27

21 Sep 2015

One of the Southwest's premier nature festivals, the Gila River Festival attracts an audience of nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts eager to learn about and experience the Gila's natural wonders. A great program lined up for this year's festival. The keynote speaker is Godfrey Reggio, world renowned filmmaker and director Koyaanisqatsi and other films. He'll speak to not how we use technology, but how we have become technology. Please visit website for a complete listing of events.

Gila River Festival »

The New Mexico National Guard Bataan Military Museum presents 4-4-43 Friday, September 18, 2015 6:00 pm

15 Sep 2015

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The Red That Colored the World

9 Sep 2015

Sunday September 13, 2015

Red Poetry Slam 2-4PM

Spoken word with Hakim Bellamy, Lauren Camp, Miriam Sagan, Aaron M. Ambrose, Joan Logghe and Tara Trudell share works about the color red to express its cultural, spiritual and personal significance. FREE!

At the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM. Exhibition funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Come join the fun this weekend at El Rancho de las Golondrinas for Fiesta De Los Ninos or Children's Celebration!

27 Aug 2015

On Saturday, August 29 and Sunday August 30, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. El Rancho de las Golondrinas will host Fiesta De Los Ninos or Children’s Celebration. There will be crafts and demonstrations for children of all ages. For children 12 and under admission is free, otherwise it is $8. Events include making a miniature adobe house, learning to weave on a mini loom, washing clothes the old fashioned way on a washboard, shooting a bow and arrow and learning to tin stamp all while dressing up like a Spanish settler. In addition you can make your own rope and a trade bead necklace.

Other happenings include partaking in the sights and sounds of Baile Espanol de Santa Fe, taking a mule-drawn wagon ride, a magic show and many more. There will also be bread and peach cobbler served out of the adobe horno at noon just in time for lunch.

Costumed interpreters will be located all around the 200-acre ranch to enhance the experience as well and there will be artisians demonstrating traditional crafts including blacksmithing, carving, hide tanning, woodworking, baking, tinsmithing, milling, spinning, weaving and much more. El Rancho de las Golondrinas has been creating memories for over 300 years. The event is sponsored in part by NMHC and more information on the event can be found at

http://golondrinas.org »

Nice article featuring one of our grant supported programs in the Silver City Sun-News.

12 Aug 2015

Southwest Festival of the Written Word »

Southwest Festival of the Written Word »

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Pioneering Space Shuttle Commander Shares His Story at the Albuquerque Museum.

4 Aug 2015

The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History »

Photos of East Las Vegas Mayor Alfredo Maes and West Las Vegas Mayor Robert Wester about 1954.

Photos of East Las Vegas Mayor Alfredo Maes and West Las Vegas Mayor Robert Wester about 1954.

Hands Across The Bridge: Public Forum On 1970 Las Vegas Consolidation

31 Jul 2015

Come and learn about the merger of Old Town (West Las Vegas) and New Town (East Las Vegas) on Sunday, August 2, at the Plaza Hotel Ballroom from 1:30-3:30 pm. Exploration of the processes, issues, and events leading to and following consolidations will be just a few of the topics that will be discussed. Panel members will give presentations followed by a panel and a Q&A with the audience. Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the historic event.

FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!!

For more information contact the City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial Collection at (505) 454-1401.

Photo Courtesy of Jose M. Ulibarri. Mitzie Studio Collection.

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Article spotlight!

13 May 2015

We want to hear from you! What do you think?

The Other Public Humanities »

Want to write?

25 Mar 2015

Poetry Around the World is a monthly writing group that meets at the Tony Hillerman Library in Albuquerque! In this writing class they explore a different style of poetry from around the world each month.

The finer details: Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 4pm. This is free and open to the public. Designed for teenage and adult levels. For more information, please see the link below!

Poetry Around the World »

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Goal reached!

23 Mar 2015

Longtime Chautauqua program member and New Mexico cultural treasure Cipriano Vigil sought donations to bring music to underserved New Mexico schools with his handmade cigarbox guitars. We at the council received news that his project reached goal and will be able to be implemented!

Congratulations, Cipriano! Thank you for being a constant advocate for the humanities in New Mexico!

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The Last Unicorn

10 Mar 2015

Humanities for America

17 Jan 2015

Humanities for America article »

The first newsletter of 2015!

15 Jan 2015

NMHC Newsletter »

Off the Road in New Mexico!

20 Oct 2014

Off the Road New Mexico »

Check out (and "Like"!) these new humanities Facebook pages

13 Feb 2014

New Mexico Culture Corps »

Getting Up Pa'l Pueblo »

Donations to NMHC

15 Jan 2014

Understanding the Syrian Tragedy: Causes and Dynamics of the Uprising with Dr. Bassam Haddad, from George Mason University