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December 09, 2020
Explore the latest online programming from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), bringing the state’s unique blend of cultures into your home through its museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions.
This week includes three outstanding programs:
With the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the center’s Art Museum has amassed two decade’s worth of exhibitions to look back on. Now available on the NHCC website, the virtual exhibition “Mira, Mira on the Wall: Reflecting on 20 Years of Exhibitions” details those exhibits further by examining their impact on the museum’s permanent collection and the importance of the stories that have been told while also celebrating the artists that have participated in shaping the identity of the museum. This exhibition is one way of holding up a mirror to the museum, allowing staff, artists, volunteers, visitors, donors, partners, and community members to examine where the museum has been and its changes over time.
The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum offers a new series on its Facebook page called Fiber Friday. Appearing each Friday, these posts will feature museum education Coordinator LuAnn Kilday doing fiber arts demonstrations. Check out the most recent Fiber Friday post, which involves the process of dyeing wool using a crock-pot or slow cooker.
Are you thinking about purchasing a new telescope? With so many types available on the market, New Mexico Museum of Space History outreach coordinator Tony Gondola explains the differences to help novice astronomers choose the right equipment. Check out the video on the museum’s Facebook page.
Here are other interesting programs from across the Department:
• The virtual exhibit “Mexican Mirror” at the New Mexico History Museum is now available for viewing. Following the Mexican Revolution, artists came to see the ancient and folk art of Mexico in new light. Building on the foundation of their predecessors, a new generation of printmakers of the Taller de Gráfica Popular (People’s Graphic Workshop) used their craft to promote the progressive and democratic interests of the Mexican people.
• The next Family Mornings at the Museum of International Folk Art will take place on Dec. 13. This monthly interactive and virtual program is accessed through Zoom and includes a story time and show-and-tell time for children to share their artwork and features grab-and-go art kits available for pick up the Friday or Saturday prior to the event. The December theme is "Celebrations". Click here to register.
• The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is now sharing social media posts with #ImagineYourStory. This new series is geared toward K-12 students, schools, and libraries to provide additional insights into Indigenous ways of learning. Watch a video on the museum’s YouiTube channel related this new series.
More information related to social media and online resources for each division of DCA, including photos, is available upon request.