FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2016
SANTA FE, NM and BURBANK, CA – July 8, 2016 -The New Mexico History Museum has partnered with Link TV for a special screening of the Emmy® award-winning arts and culture series ARTBOUND which showcases the new documentary film “Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West.” The event is free to the public and explores Charles Fletcher Lummis – one of the Southwest’s key and most controversial figures, July 29, at 6 p.m at the New Mexico History Museum. Lummis had a profound impact on the Santa Fe region, having lived on the Isleta Pueblo where he was a strong advocate for American Indian rights.
The screening is in advance of the documentary’s telecast on Tues., Aug. 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV (available on DirecTV channel 375 and DISH network 9410).
The screening will be followed by a conversation with Andrew Wulf, PH.D, Director, New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and Juan Devis, KCETLink Media Group’s Senior Vice President of Content Development, Original Content and Production.
“Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West” chronicles the life and legacy of the Southwest a icon who was known to many as a writer and editor of the Los Angeles Times, then known as The Los Angeles Daily Times; an avid collector and preservationist; an indigenous peoples’ rights activist and the founder of LA’s first museum: the Southwest Museum of the American Indian. Lummis’ personality was described as genius and idiosyncratic as he captured the ethos of an era and a region. The documentary will give viewers an in-depth look at his fascinating life through the eyes of key historians and experts including William Deverell (Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West), William Estrada (Curator of California and American History and Chair of History Department for the Natural History Museum), Liza Posas (Head Librarian, Braun Research Library / Archivist, Autry Museum of the American West), and Lummis’ granddaughter, Suzanne Lummis (Southern California poet/writer, arts organizer and educator).
ABOUT THE NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM
Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, it is part of a campus that includes the Palace of the Governors, the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States; the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library; the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives; the Press at the Palace of the Governors; and the Native American Artisans Program. A division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Museum exhibitions and programs supported by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.
The critically acclaimed weekly television series and online destination ARTBOUND captures the spirit of the burgeoning arts and culture community in Southern and Central California and explores how it’s shaping California as the creative capital of the world. The series explores and illuminates the cultural issues of our times, providing critical in-depth analysis of how arts and culture affect society. The series and the online stories that are found at kcet.org/artbound and linktv.org/artbound are the result of cultural tastemakers throughout the region and collaborations with LA’s top cultural institutions. Since its inception in 2012, the series has earned high industry praise including several Emmy® Awards, LA Press Club awards, two Golden Mike awards and a National Entertainment Journalism award, among others. Most recently, ASCAP recognized ARTBOUND with the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor / Virgil Thomson Multimedia Award for outstanding music.
ABOUT LINK TV
Link TV is an independent viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, distributed nationally via satellite on DirecTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410 -- reaching more than 34 million US households. Link TV is now available as a channel on Roku® players and Roku-enabled TVs in the U.S. Link TV is a service of KCETLink Media Group, the national, nonprofit independent digital and broadcast network. For complete background information, program schedule and Internet streaming, go to www.LinkTV.org. Follow on Twitter and on Facebook.