As part of the new exhibit, The Threads of Memory, Spain and the United States (El Hilo de la Memoria: España y los Estados Unidos), the museum and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation are hosting a ticketed event 6-8 pm, Oct. 16. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at the Lensic Box Office: 505-988-1234; www.TicketsSantaFe.org.
The event features remarks by His Excellency Jorge Dezcallar, Spanish Ambassador to the United States; Dr. Charo Otegui, president of SEACEX; Dr. Isabel Simó, director of the Archivo General de Indias; and Amadeo Petitbó, director of the Fundación Rafael del Pino.
Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served.
The evening's schedule:
6 pm: Formal Opening of the Exhibition
6:15-6:45 pm: Formal Opening Program, Museum Auditorium
Stuart Ashman, Secretary of Cultural Affairs; welcome and introductions
Santa Fe Mayor David Coss
His Excellency Jorge Dezcallar, Spanish Ambasssador to the United States
Dr. Charo Otegui, president of SEACEX (State Corporation for the Spanish Cultural Action Abroad, or Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural Exterior)
Dr. Isabel Simó, director, Archivo General de Indias
Amadeo Petitbó, director, Fundación Rafael del Pino
Tom Aageson, director, Museum of New Mexico
Dr. Frances Levine, director, New Mexico History Museum
6:30-8 pm: Recess to Threads of Memory Gallery for a reception featuring Spanish wine and tapas in the Gathering Space