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En la Cocina with San Pascual

Friday, September 27, 2013 thru June 1, 2014

Tuesday-Sunday 10am - 5pm

Art Museum

$3 Adults, $2 seniors, free for children 16 & under. Free on Sundays.

San Pascual (or spelled Pasqual or Pasquale) is the beloved "saint of the kitchen" featured in numerous representations in New Mexican and Mexican art.  Throughout the last half the twentieth century, cooks have decorated their kitchens with his image to insure that recipes come out sabrosas (tasty) and perfectas (perfect). Even Julia Child had one in her kitchen!  Café Pasqual's, a trend-setting restaurant in Santa Fe, is named for him.  

Where did San Pascual come from? What did he do before he became a cook? How did he become so popular in New Mexican art?  Who appointed him the goodwill ambassador of kitchens? Why do Nuevo Mexicano artists have so much fun depicting this saint, and rendering the architecture, interiors, kitchen appliances, cooking utensils, and food (not to mention the wine!)?  The exhibition, En la Cocina with San Pascual, in the NHCC Art Museum's Community Gallery explores his image and highlights how artists creatively render this popular santo. The exhibition features over 75 works by some of New Mexico's most prominent visual artists.

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Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras

Friday, October 19, 2012 thru January 2014

Tuesday-Sunday 10am - 5pm

Art Museum

$3 Adults, $2 seniors, free for children 16 & under. Free on Sundays.

Nearly forty years ago, the armed forces of Chile overthrew the administration of Salvador Allende. That day,  September 11, 1973 created the necessary conditions in which this art form known as arpilleras was born and soon these textiles became the most visual (and visible), poignant, and widespread manifestation of opposition to authoritarianism, violation of human rights, the disappearance of loved ones-all things associated with the military government that ruled Chile until 1990.

Arpilleras are a powerful art form- so much more than a "charming" or quaint applique.  Layers of sackcloth or burlap fabric (arpillera) were joined, principally through applique, to create multi-dimensional (in layers and meaning) works of protest and resistance.   Based on the collection of poet and Wellesley College professor Marjorie Agosín, the exhibition, Stitching Resistance:  The History of Chilean Arpilleras is a result of an intense collaboration by poets, artists, scholars, and curators.   It includes a total of 74 works by a variety of arpilleristas (makers of arpilleras) and workshops.  The featured works span the period from the 1973 military coup and highlight human rights issues and violations, abductions and desaparecidos disappeared people), women and community, exile, and politics and authoritarianism  The exhibit also extends to the present with examples showcasing  a section titled "After the Darkness" as a post regime Chile returns and confronts its past.  There are even a number of works recording the 2010 Chilean Mining Rescue.

What happened in Chile from 1973 to 1990 captured the world.  Artist and musicians both inside and outside of the country found ways to resist the regime, many were killed for it.  Even the internationally recognized singer Sting wrote a song about the arpilleristas and their mission to look for their desaparecidos.  His song "They Dance Alone (performed with Rubén Blades) captures this period in Chilean history and will be played ( in both English and Spanish) in the exhibition gallery to augment the artworks. 

The intent of this powerful and extensive exhibit is to help illuminate the artistry and the history of arpilleristas and arpilleras in the hope that what happened to Chileans between 1973 and 1990 is never forgotten.  And the artists who stitched it forever recognized.

 

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Exhibit: Testimonios de una Guerra Photography of the Mexican Revolution

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - Friday, May 9, 2014

10 am - 5 pm

Domenici Education Center

Free 

Instituto Cervantes and the Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque, in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the University of New Mexico's Latin American & Iberian Institute, are presenting an exhibit entitled "Testimonios de una guerra: Photography of the Mexican Revolution" from January 30 through March 31. The opening, on January 30 at 6 PM at Instituto Cervantes, National Hispanic Cultural Center, will feature music and art from Mexico.

The Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920 is among the world's most visually documented revolutions. Coinciding with the birth of filmmaking and the increased mobility offered by the reflex camera, it received extraordinary coverage by photographers and cineastes-commercial and amateur, national and international. Many images of the Revolution remain iconic to this day-Francisco Villa galloping toward the camera, Villa lolling in the presidential chair next to Emiliano Zapata, and Zapata standing stolidly in charro raiment with a carbine in one hand and the other hand on a sword, to mention only a few. With almost 100 photographs, many never before published, and an authoritative text delving into the motivation and aesthetics of the photographers who took them, this is the most ambitious and historically accurate visual record ever created of the Mexican Revolution.

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Exhibit: The New Deal was it a Great Deal?

October 5, 2013-March 31, 2014

10 am - 5 pm

Salón Ortega

Free

The exhibit consists of 36 photographs depicting New Deal art in New Mexico. A smaller group of black and white photographs by photojournalist Dorothea Lange will also be featured. There's a double focus to the exhibit and the symposium: to recall the impressive achievements of this dynamic period and to call attention to the need to preserve this art. Is there a need to replicate such a program today?

 

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New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra, Don Quixote Ballet

January 11 - 12, 2014

Saturday - 6 pm

Sunday - 2 pm

Albuquerque Journal Theatre

$24, $35, $46, $68, no discounts

Since its premiere in 1869, Ludwig Minkus' Don Quixote has been a perennial favorite of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet. The New Mexico Ballet Company debuts its own fully staged production, with Grant Cooper conducting the New Mexico Philharmonic. vendini-ticket-button179.jpg

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High Spirit Dance Recital: Dancing for Jesus

Saturday, January 18, 2014

2 pm

Albuquerque Journal Theatre

$12, $15, $17, no discounts

A ballet, jazz, and hip-hop dance recital featuring children, young adults, and professional dancers-an exciting ensemble of students and teachers bringing contemporary music to life in high-quality dance productions.

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Revolutions International Theatre Festival, Fo N' Ale

Saturday, January 25, 2014

6:00 pm and

Sunday, January 26, 2014

2:00 pm

Albuquerque Journal Theatre

$27 w/ $5 discount for students/seniors

All of us have moments in our lives when the impact of experience is crystalized, carried forward in time with such vividness that the past is present, continuing to live within us. These moments become fiercely guarded memories and a source of power. They shape and nourish identity, acknowledging all that we carry with us, with courage, into the future.

Fo N' Ale ("We Must Go" in Haitian Creole) is a visual poem, a waking dreamscape in which past, present, and future are interchangeable. Eight young people, originating from separate places in the world, are on a journey. They've left their homelands for different reasons but find themselves traveling the same path, all embodying the melancholy of leaving. Memories infuse their dreams, and time obscures the shapes of their memories.

The eight co-authors and ensemble members of Performance Project First Generation originate from Nepal, Haiti, Burundi/Tanzania, Puerto Rico, Ethiopia and the U.S. Fo N' Ale incorporates movement, music, and text spoken in five languages: Khirundi, Nepali, Creole, Amharik, and English. Recommended for age 12 and above.

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Revolutions International Theatre Festival: International Excavations, Molly

Thursday, January 16, 2014

8:00 pm and

Sunday, January 19, 2014

2:00 pm

Wells Fargo Auditorium

$12

What would happen if one day your suitcase could speak, and she promised to solve all your problems?

You'd be crazy, right?

We've all had someone in our lives to help us along the road to becoming a better person. Our central character is a dull and timid worker who has not yet met anyone to tell him he can become something more. That is, until he meets Molly, who is everything he is not. For one thing, she's a suitcase. She may not be exactly the kind of help he had in mind, but together, they can transform him into the person he longs to be.

A clown comedy with hints of theatre of the absurd, Molly enlists the aid of the audience in telling the story of a place where reality and insanity are not necessarily different things. Created and performed by David Blanco of Barcelona, Spain, this is the first performance in Tricklock's new International Excavations Series.

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Film: NO

Friday, January 24, 2014

Film at 7:00 pm;                     exhibition tour at 5:30 pm

Bank of America Theatre

$15 for film & tour of "Stitching Resistance"

The NHCC invites you to join us for a celebration of Chilean film and art, including an exclusive curator-led tour of the Art Museum's closing exhibit "Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras" and a screening of the critically acclaimed and Academy Award-nominated Chilean film NO. The film, directed by Pablo Larraín and featuring the stellar Gael García Bernal, chronicles the explosive events that led to the 1988 plebiscite ending the presidency of military dictator Augusto Pinochet. Join us for this exciting and educational evening, with more surprises and special guests to be announced.

2012; 118 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles.

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New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra, Don Quixote Ballet

January 11 - 12, 2014

Saturday - 6 pm

Sunday - 2 pm

Albuquerque Journal Theatre

$24, $35, $46, $68, no discounts

Since its premiere in 1869, Ludwig Minkus' Don Quixote has been a perennial favorite of Russia's Bolshoi Ballet. The New Mexico Ballet Company debuts its own fully staged production, with Grant Cooper conducting the New Mexico Philharmonic. vendini-ticket-button179.jpg

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Casino/Cuban-Style Salsa and Rueda de Casino

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

6-7 pm Beginning and Intermediate Classes
7-8 pm Intermediate Class

Salón Ortega .

Suggested Donation: $5-$10 

Start the New Year with Some Dancing Fun! "Casino dance" is known outside of Cuba as "Cuban-Style Salsa Dance." This rich form of salsa dance is influenced by Cuban son, rumba, swing dance, mambo, chacha, and more. No experience needed for the beginning class. Taught by Sarita Streng and Nick Babic.


Sarita has studied dance in Cuba, has a M.A. in Dance Education from UCLA, and is one of the directors of the documentary film "La Salsa Cubana."

For more information contact Sarita Streng at 505-288-8713

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Revolutions International Theatre Festival, Fo N' Ale

Saturday, January 25, 2014

6:00 pm and

Sunday, January 26, 2014

2:00 pm

Albuquerque Journal Theatre

$27 w/ $5 discount for students/seniors

All of us have moments in our lives when the impact of experience is crystalized, carried forward in time with such vividness that the past is present, continuing to live within us. These moments become fiercely guarded memories and a source of power. They shape and nourish identity, acknowledging all that we carry with us, with courage, into the future.

Fo N' Ale ("We Must Go" in Haitian Creole) is a visual poem, a waking dreamscape in which past, present, and future are interchangeable. Eight young people, originating from separate places in the world, are on a journey. They've left their homelands for different reasons but find themselves traveling the same path, all embodying the melancholy of leaving. Memories infuse their dreams, and time obscures the shapes of their memories.

The eight co-authors and ensemble members of Performance Project First Generation originate from Nepal, Haiti, Burundi/Tanzania, Puerto Rico, Ethiopia and the U.S. Fo N' Ale incorporates movement, music, and text spoken in five languages: Khirundi, Nepali, Creole, Amharik, and English. Recommended for age 12 and above.

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FILM: TIHYSG 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

7:00 pm

Bank of America Theatre

Free ticketed event (tickets available one hour before show)

The second film in Christopher Roybal's Beautiful Things trilogy, created entirely in New Mexico, reacquaints us with The Man a few years after meeting him in the first film, Forever Your Love. We spend a very important day at his home as he struggles to distract himself from what he must do to deal with a recent, haunting tragedy. A true auteur experience, TIHYSG plays out in semi-silence and nearly real time, challenging viewers to wait, patiently and poignantly, as The Man slowly unravels the misery of his current existence in a search for any hope or beauty.

65 minutes

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Film: Violeta Went to Heaven

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 7 pm

Bank of America Theatre

Free ticketed event (tickets available one hour before show)

A multifaceted, lyrical portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra, interweaving scenes from her life to trace her evolution from impoverished child to international sensation and Chile's national hero. Parra's revival of traditional Chilean music galvanized the socially and politically activist Latin American folk music movement known as "nueva canción," and her iconic, unforgettable songs permeate the film. Spanish with English subtitles; 110 minutes. 

Introduction and discussion by Dr. Tey Diana Rebolledo, Distinguished Professor Emerita with the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and faculty affiliate with the Latin American & Iberian Institute at UNM, and authority on Violeta Parra's work. 

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FILM: Forever Your Love 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

7:00 pm

Bank of America Theatre

Free ticketed event (tickets available one hour before show)

The first film of Christopher Roybal's Beautiful Things trilogy, created entirely in New Mexico, introduces us to The Man and his young daughter-a daughter he didn't know existed, a daughter who claims that he killed her and then disappears. Hereafter, The Man must journey through the wilderness to seek the guidance of angels, to make sense of the girl's claim and come to terms with the darkest part of his past. Forever Your Love offers a thought-provoking and spiritually uplifting experience, as The Man struggles to either give up and lose his daughter forever, or give in to a higher power to gain the answers and peace he so desperately craves.

85 minutes

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Revolutions International Theatre Festival: International Excavations, Molly

Thursday, January 16, 2014

8:00 pm and

Sunday, January 19, 2014

2:00 pm

Wells Fargo Auditorium

$12

What would happen if one day your suitcase could speak, and she promised to solve all your problems?

You'd be crazy, right?

We've all had someone in our lives to help us along the road to becoming a better person. Our central character is a dull and timid worker who has not yet met anyone to tell him he can become something more. That is, until he meets Molly, who is everything he is not. For one thing, she's a suitcase. She may not be exactly the kind of help he had in mind, but together, they can transform him into the person he longs to be.

A clown comedy with hints of theatre of the absurd, Molly enlists the aid of the audience in telling the story of a place where reality and insanity are not necessarily different things. Created and performed by David Blanco of Barcelona, Spain, this is the first performance in Tricklock's new International Excavations Series.

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