Today’s museum spotlight features the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum!
This small but mighty sector of the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque is building up its reputation. It helps that it’s part of one of the country’s biggest cultural centers for Hispanic arts and culture. According to visitalbuquerque.org, The National Hispanic Cultural Center also houses a performing arts complex, as well as a library and genealogy center as well. Aside from hosting numerous family events, the Cultural Center regularly showcases Hispanic films, music, dance, and theatre, and provides a full schedule on their website.
While the art museum is in the process of acquiring a major permanent collection, they currently house a variety of contemporary art by Hispanic artists. Pieces featured range from the 1980s to present by such artists as painter of L.A. life Carlos Almaraz to Catalina Delgado Trunk, whose work integrates traditional Mexican folk art. While most pieces in the current permanent collection are paintings, the museum begun to acquire more pieces outside of painting, including Irvin C. Trujillo, P.C.’s weaving La Entriega and Damian Velásquez’s Ling Chest.
In addition, the art museum is hosting an exhibit on Afro-Brazilian art, titled “AfroBrasil: Art and Identities” until mid-August. According to the museum’s website, the exhibit focuses on the often-neglected arts and culture of Afro-Brazilians, the “second largest population of African origin outside the African continent.” The exhibit features everything from a historic look at the romanticized culture of Afro-Brazilians to modern photographs and lithographs. Best of all? The exhibit is free on Sundays.
So what are you waiting for? Albuquerque’s National Hispanic Cultural Center has just about everything for a perfect vacation.
Check out some of the museum’s permanent collection pieces here!
Looking for more fun things to do in Albuquerque? Check out visitalbuquerque.org, which has a full listing on the National Hispanic Cultural Center as well as tons of other information as well!