Nov 6, 2021
MOUNTAINS OF MEMORY, DEPTHS OF GRATITUDE: Remembering the Santa Fe Internment Camp Prisoners and Their American Military Sons
New Mexico History Museum
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Dr. Gail Okawa, a granddaughter of a Japanese Christian minister interned at the Santa Fe Internment Camp during WWII, will introduce her 18-year book project Remembering Our Grandfathers’ Exile: US Imprisonment of Hawai’i’s Japanese in World War II in an illustrated talk. Her presentation will share her journey of discovery.
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Calling all Folk Art Collectors! Are you moving? Downsizing? Decluttering? Redecorating? The Friends of Folk Art is holding two folk art donation days this fall. Here’s your chance to pass your gently-used folk art treasures on to other folk art fans. Volunteers will be available to unload your donations and prepare your tax receipt. Donations will be sold at the annual Folk Art Flea and other events to benefit the Museum of International Folk Art.
Los Luceros Historic Site will extend its hours from sunrise to sunset on the first Sunday of each month. During this time, entrance into Los Luceros will be free for New Mexico residents and includes access to the site’s visitor center, historic buildings, trails, and picnic areas. The early morning and late evening are ideal for bird watching at Los Luceros, which boasts a large diversity of species including bald eagles, hummingbirds, migratory waterfowl, as well as one of the largest concentrations of flicker woodpeckers in New Mexico. Also, the edge of the Rio Grande on the property at sunset is an ideal location to view bats beginning their nightly feast. The extended hours are also a great opportunity for visual artists to capture more of the natural beauty of Los Luceros.
New Mexico residents admitted FREE the first Sunday of each month. Youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members are always free. We are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The history of the Santa Fe Trail provides the focus of a new documentary being distributed to PBS stations throughout the US this Fall. Entitled “The Road to Santa Fe,” this 90-minute program traces the main routes of the trail from Missouri to Santa Fe, spotlighting some of the landmark venues associated with it. Produced to coincide with the bicentennial of the trail, the documentary begins with the departure of a small group of traders from Franklin, Missouri in September of 1821 on the first successful trading expedition to Santa Fe. It proceeds through the six decades of the trail’s active trading life, highlighting the main events and historical characters connected to it. With the assistance of noted historians such as Leo Oliva, a founding member of the Santa Fe Trail Association, and Frances Levine, former director of the New Mexico History Museum who currently serves as president of the Missouri Historical Society, the documentary reflects upon the role of the Santa Fe Trail in the westward expansion of the United States and its impact on the relationship between the US and Mexico. It also explores the impact of the trail on the indigenous inhabitants of the region through which it passed. The documentary includes narrated excerpts from journals written by historical figures who traveled the trail, including William Becknell, George Sibley, Josiah Gregg, Susan Shelby Magoffin and Marian Sloan Russell. The producer of the documentary, Dave Kendall of Prairie Hollow Productions, tells of his family’s connection to the trail as one of his ancestors gained employment as a teamster and subsequently settled on a farm near Council Grove, Kansas, a noted rendezvous site on the trail.
Seating will be limited.
Nov 17, 2021
Join us for a zoom talk on Yokai: Cataloging the Unknowable
Museum of International Folk Art
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Matt Meyer, Yokai illustrator and folklorist based in Japan, will share a brief history of Yokai and the ways in which they are often categorized. He also discusses why Yokai are in many ways uncategorizable because their very nature is unknowable, contradictory, and folkloric. Using his engaging illustrations, he will also share 2 or 3 stories of Yokai.
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Nov 17, 2021
ENGAGING THE FUTURE: Conversations with Goodman Fellowship Artist
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Conversation with Duhon James (Navajo)
The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) invites you to the next iteration of our new lecture series, Engaging the Future: Conversations with Goodman Fellowship Artists. This series is an opportunity for our MIAC community to become better acquainted with our Goodman Fellows through hour-long Zoom visits to their home studios. They will bring us up-to-date on what they have been doing since receiving the Fellowship.