FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2020
Mary Ann Hatchitt
(Albuquerque, New Mexico) — A new exhibition opening at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum, celebrates NHCC’s expansive and growing permanent collection. The exhibition titled, ¡Aquí Estamos! New Selections for the Permanent Collection features select pieces from the Art Museum’s permanent collection which currently contains approximately 3000 artworks from around the globe. The exhibition runs through 2022.
Each artwork reflects the diversity of the Latina/o/x experience in its vibrant creativity. Using a variety of approaches and media, the artists illustrate the complex intersections of identity and demonstrate that there is no one way to create art that exemplifies what it means to be Hispanic, Chicana/o, and/or Latina/o/x.
Every few years, the NHCC Art Museum refreshes its exhibit of artworks that showcase the breadth of the permanent collection. This iteration will present some new twists, a variety of perspectives on the collection, and never seen before artworks!
The opening reception for ¡Aquí Estamos! is Saturday, March 28, from 3 – 5 p.m. The public is welcome at the reception to celebrate the artists and the museum’s growing collection. There will be music and refreshments, and it is a free, family-friendly, public event!
About the National Hispanic Cultural Center:
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts and humanities. The Center presents over 700 events each year through its history, literary arts, performing arts and visual arts programs and its art museum, library and genealogy center. The Center is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and is further supported by the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation.
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is located at 1701 Fourth Street SW in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For information about upcoming events and exhibitions visit the NHCC website at www.nhccnm.org.