FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 08, 2023
Albuquerque, NM – The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is thrilled to announce Hecho in Nuevo México: Recent Acquisitions by NM Artists, a new exhibition that showcases recently acquired artworks from New Mexico artists working in a variety of mediums. The exhibition is slated to open Friday, May 19.
“The National Hispanic Cultural Center is blessed with an art museum that showcases Hispanic art from around the world, and now we have an exhibition dedicated to artists from our own backyard,” said Interim Executive Director Zack Quintero. “This is an exhibition by New Mexico, for New Mexico, located in New Mexico’s hub for Hispanic art and culture.”
Hecho in Nuevo México showcases recent additions to the NHCC’s permanent collection by artists who live and work in New Mexico. The exhibition includes 43 pieces spanning an incredible range of artistic mediums, including photography, prints, woodcarving, embroidery, and more. Each piece has been acquired by the Museum since 2016, primarily via donation. The NHCC’s overall permanent collection features more than 3500 pieces from around the world.
“The Visual Art Museum has acquired important artworks over the last few years, many of which will be shown in Hecho en Nuevo México for the first time. This is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the artists who created the work and to thank the donors whose continued dedication to the Museum helps build a significant art collection for generations to come,” said Head Curator and Visual Arts Program Manager, Jadira Gurulé. “It’s also a great opportunity to teach about the way museums build their collections and the many people that contribute to this process.”
The exhibition will be on view in the NHCC’s Art Museum from May 19 through January 21, 2024. The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Join us for a free public reception celebrating the opening of this unique exhibition on May 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and look for additional programs and events associated with the exhibition on nhccnm.org/events. The exhibition and associated programs are generously sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The exhibition is the second of four new art exhibitions slated for the Art Museum in 2023, following the opening of Nexo Entre Raíces / Nexus Between Roots in April. Look for more details on upcoming exhibitions, including a celebration of the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila and an exploration of paños made by incarcerated individuals, on nhccnm.org/exhibitions.
More 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 NHCC presents mission-related events throughout the year, some produced by its history, literary, performing, and visual arts programs, and others by partnering with external organizations. Events take place at its 20-plus-acre campus, which includes a plaza, an art museum, a historically designated building, a library, and a genealogy center. The NHCC is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and is further supported by the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation.