Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for our all-ages program featuring storytime, hands-on art activities and explorations in the galleries.
FREE for all NM residents . Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund
War rugs “are the production of women artists, and of communities speaking globally not just locally,” said co-curator Annemarie Sawkins. “War rugs reflect Afghanistan’s historic and modern place as a busy cultural crossroads. They reveal the observant and innovative nature of the people who produced them.” Afghan “war rugs” gained international attention following the Soviet invasion of 1979 when millions of refugees fled to neighboring Pakistan and Iran. Join us for a special version of this traveling show including pieces from the MOIFA collection.
1:00 pm - Talk by curator Annemarie Sawkins
2:00 pm - Refreshments provided by the Women’s Board.
Image: Portrait Rug (Amanullah Khan), Unidentified artist, Knotted wool, Afghanistan, Acquired in Zurich (Switzerland), 1980s, Credit: Image courtesy of Annemarie Sawkins and Enrico Mascelloni
Join us for our second year of “Inside Opera”—a workshop series presented by the NHCC in partnership with Opera Southwest. This year the opera is “Il Postino” and each workshop will focus on a different element of the performance. Those who attend at least two of the three workshops will receive half-price tickets to the show.
In their fourth performance at the NHCC, the New Mexico Jazz Latino Orchestra will again present a two-part show featuring an opening set of straight-up Latin jazz and a second set fusing the folkloric rhythms of Colombia with jazz elements and showcasing the versatility of the group’s musicians. The 13-piece ensemble seeks to showcase the great musical talents of artists who are now New Mexico residents, while bringing in international guest artists to introduce audiences to traditional instrumentation and rhythms from Latin America and demonstrate how jazz fusion can provide a harmonious and exciting blend of ancestral and contemporary tones.