Museum of New Mexico Media Center Press Release

The Red That Colored the World Public Programs

Museum of International Folk Art

April 24, 2015


Exhibition Dates: May 17 to September 13, 2015

OPENING CELEBRATION, Sunday May 17, 2015, 1-4pm OPENING EVENTS SUNDAY MAY 17, 2015 1 to 2pm

Lecture by Elena Phipps, President, Textile Society of America presents "Cochineal Red: The Global history of a Color"

2 to 4pm

Reception Hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico with live music

2 to 4pm

Painting with cochineal with Charlie Carrillo, Colcha demonstration by Nina Arroyo Wood. Sunday June 21, 2015 2pm Diana Magaloni Kerpel will speak on the Florentine Codex, one of the remarkable accounts of non-western culture documenting Aztec culture. This is the second lecture in a series of four lectures presented in conjunction with the exhibition. Admission is free, every Sunday, for everyone.

Arts Alive! Free, hands on art projects for ages 3 to 103 with no advance registration or materials fee. Groups of six(6) or more please call Patricia at (505) 476-1212 in advance to coordinate participation.

Tuesday, July 21 & Thursday, July 23  10am to 2pm Outdoor classroom, Museum Atrium when it rains. Dying with cochineal. Tuesday, July 28 & Thursday, July 30  10am to 2pm Outdoor classroom, Museum Atrium when it rains. Painting with cochineal

Monday July 6, 2015 International Folk Arts Week 1-4pm Hands-on art making for ages 3 to 103 in conjunction with the exhibition The Red That Colored the World, with gallery tours and artist demonstrations Zarina Kendjaev, Suzani embroiderer from Uzbekistan.

Sunday August 9, 2015 Museum Hill Community Day 2pm Alejandro de Avila will lecture on the cultural identity of cochineal in Oaxacan history and contemporary life, particularly its use in textiles in indigenous communities in Oaxaca. This lecture is supported by the LaFarge Foundation and Connie Jaquith. Sunday September 13, 2015 Red Poetry Slam 1 to 4pm New Mexican poets and spoken word from diverse communities share works about the color red to express its cultural, spiritual and personal significance. FREE Admission

Calendar editors please note that exhibition admission to the museum is free to everyone, every Sunday through the run of the exhibition.

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The Museum of International Folk Art is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.


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