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Opening July 6: Estampas de la Raza:
Contemporary Prints from the
Romo Collection

Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection comprises more than 60 prints chronicling the Latino experience in the U.S. This particular survey of Latino and Chicano printmakers chronicles the late 1960s at the outset of the Chicano Movement to the confident expressions of the 2000s. The prints represent the issues of self identity, the Chicano struggle for social, economic, and political equality, traditions and memories that keep the culture alive, icons—secular and spiritual—that serve as signposts for the community, and other points of view that suggest new directions for evolution of the culture.

Larger than life and brilliantly colored, the sharp-edged images are a visual feast. With depictions of Che Guevara, Frida Kahlo, lowriders, pachucos, and much more, these prints provide an introduction to the rich diversity of Latino culture, along with its growing influence on contemporary life in the United States.

The 60 serigraphs and lithographs in the exhibition were all donated by
Drs. Harriett and Ricardo Romo to the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas. The exhibition was curated by Lyle Williams, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the McNay, who, in his catalogue essay, also places these prints in an historic continuum which runs from Goya and Daumier in the 18th and 19th century, to the Mexican print makers of the early 20th century. The exhibition includes important images by highly influential artists such as Albuquerque- born Malaquias Montoya, New Mexican icon Luis Jiménez, and social commentator Ester Hernandez from San Francisco, as well as powerful images by younger artists including Vincent Valdez and Lalo Alcaraz. Lyle Williams will also be giving a talk at the Museum on August 11 at 1:00 P.M.

The Gallery Store: Fine Prints from Estampas Artists

In celebration of the new Estampas de la Raza exhibit, the Gallery Store will be selling prints from some of the artists that are featured in the exhibition, including Quince II by Sam Coronado (shown above).

Sam Coronado began his career as an artist in 1969, and has worked in the graphic arts field ever since. Coronado is a painter turned printmaker. He started painting in oils and acrylics and has experimented in various media including printmaking techniques, which eventually led to his latest endeavor, Serigraphy. His artwork has been exhibited in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Africa. Don’t miss out on your chance to own one of these incredible prints!

Summer Concert Series with Chatter

How does one convey the powerful visual imagery of a landscape exhibition solely through the magic of sound? This is the exact challenge that was given to David Felberg and James Shields, members of the chamber music ensemble Chatter, when we asked them to interpret the exhibition: Changing Perceptions of the Western Landscape through music. The result is an exciting concert series featuring contemporary American composers whose work is evocative of the land. This concert series is sponsored by the Keleher & McLeod Law Firm.

Concerts are held on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. Slate at the Museum will be open before the concerts and the exhibition will be open until 8:00 p.m. Admission fees apply.

The first of the series will take place in July:

July 25th: California Quartets

Ingram Marshall, Fog Tropes II for string quartet and electronics

James T. Shields, Lost Man Loop for string quartet

Lou Harrison, String Quartet Set for string quartet

Terry Riley, Sunrise of the Planetary Dream for string quartet

August Concerts:

August 1, The Farthest Place: Music from Alaska and New Mexico

August 8, Road Movies: John Coolidge Adams and the
Westward Journey

August 15, Slow Down Albuquerque! (Part of 3rd Thursday)

Stay tuned to next month’s e-newsletter for more information on the exciting August Concerts! Including, Slow Down Albuquerque, a ground breaking new way to experience music and art together!

3rd Thursday: Fusion Theater Presents the Play, Kicking a Dead Horse,
by Sam Shepard

Watch FUSION Theatre Company’s presentation of Kicking a Dead Horse by Sam Shepard.

This one-man play, will be presented by Fusion Theatre for two performances in July at the Albuquerque Museum. Shepard’s play is told through the eyes of Hobart Struther; a man who has made a living as a western art dealer.

Hobart is having a bad day. His horse has just died, he is all alone, and there is nothing left for him do but dig a grave and bury the horse. While he works, the play follows him as he reflects on his existence and yearns to return to the way of life in the “Old West”.

The performances will take place on Thursday, July 18 (part of 3rd Thursday) at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m. For the past four years, the Museum and Fusion have collaborated to present theatre in conjunction with the summer exhibition. Fusion is the only Actors Equity theatre in New Mexico, committed to hiring professional actors and stage hands.

Seating is limited. Tickets will be handed out one hour prior to show time. Parental guidance is suggested for this performance which includes adult language.

Trip: Chicago with Impressionism
and Cave Paintings of Lascaux

The Albuquerque Museum Foundation has collaborated with
Sun Tours to bring art lovers another exciting and engaging trip:

Chicago with Impressionism and Cave Paintings of Lascaux is a five-day retreat in Chicago that includes a trip to the Field Museum, Frank LLoyd Wright’s residence, the Art Institute and Willis Tower.

The trip will be held August 28 – September 1, 2013, and the cost per person is $1,575.00 (double occupancy) and includes round-trip airfare from Albuquerque, lodging, admission to all scheduled attractions, some meals and more.

Click here to download the PDF for more information. To make a reservation, please contact Sun Tours at 505.889.8888.

Last Chance to Register for Summer Art Classes at the Albuquerque Museum

Summer is winding down and so is the summer art program at the Museum. A few classes for children and adults are still open.

A great class for the budding designer in your family is Design Your Own Tees, a class for 12-14 year olds, exploring the techniques of stitching, stamping, stenciling and recycled materials. Class takes place July 30-August 1 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The fee is $100.

If you are an adult interested in exploring new art techniques try out one or all of the classes offered on Saturdays in July. Digital Transfer Drawings, on July 13, explores the combination of photography, magazines and drawing to create layered images. Spatial Museum and Abstraction on July 20 and iPad Art and Mixed Media on July 27, both use the iPad to create art. Participants are required to bring their own iPad and software. Classes take place in the Museum’s classroom from 9:30 a.m. – noon. The fee is $30 per class.

For additional information on registering for these classes, contact Theresa Sedillo at 764-6502 or
The deadline to register is July 5.

Calling All Volunteers

The Albuquerque Museum is seeking Volunteers for

our School Tour Program.

Be part of the Museum’s dynamic team of volunteers who provide engaging tours for our community’s school children. In 2014, we will open a state-of-the-art exhibition on Albuquerque’s history in a newly constructed gallery space. The new exhibition will be an optimal learning lab for students to explore history outside the walls of their classroom.

If you like learning about history, art and the diverse cultures of the Southwest, and enjoy working with kids then this program is a great match. Volunteers take part in a two year initial training program which includes lectures with curators and community experts on the art and history of the region and work directly with museum education specialists to craft engaging and meaningful tours for our visitors.

This year’s training will focus on New Mexico history in preparation for the new exhibition. For more details about the training and to receive an application, contact Theresa Sedillo at 764-6502 or Deadline to apply is July 31.

Also in July

Gallery Talk: Andrew Connors

July 3, 2013

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join Andrew Connors, Curator
of Art, and artist Mary Tsiongas for
a talk in the exhibition. Tsiongas is
a multi-disciplinary artist whose work addresses human relationships to technology and the natural environment. She is currently
an Associate Professor in Electronic Media at the University of New Mexico. This program is free.

Salsa Under the Stars, and
Jazz & Blues Under the Stars

Join us during the summer months to enjoy the beautiful New Mexico weather, along with fabulous entertainment. The events run from 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. The schedule of dates is below. Please visit the Museum’s Events Page for more information on the performers
for each date.

Tickets may be purchased through the NM Jazz Workshop’s website, their offices, or at the Museum on the evening of the performance. Cost is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (60+), students w/ID and New Mexico Jazz Workshop and Museum Members. Children 12 and under are free.

Salsa Under the Stars Schedule:
July 12, 19, 26
Aug 2,9

Jazz & Blues Under the Stars Schedule:
July 13, 27
Aug 3, 10

2nd Sunday at Casa

Jul 14, 2013

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Bring the kids and visit Corrales’ own traditional blacksmith Gary Williams, as he demonstrates this ancient craft so important to New Mexico’s history. The forge will be fired up and the anvil ringing as Williams creates useful and beautiful iron implements. This is a free event.

Saturday Family Art Workshops

Saturdays in July
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Fun for all ages. All supplies
are provided. Free with Museum general admission and free to Museum members.


Become a Member! _____________________________

Other Volunteer Opportunities at

the Albuquerque Museum and
Casa San Ysidro

Casa San Ysidro is now accepting applications from adults who would like to participate in our August training and assist with our school program beginning this fall. This historic property is a satellite of the Albuquerque Museum and is supported by the Albuquerque Museum Foundation and the Village of Corrales. Please be aware that The Albuquerque Museum requires all volunteers to pass a background check. The training will be held in August. If you would like to learn more about this rewarding volunteer opportunity please contact Carol Lopez via phone at 505-897-8828, or by email for more information and to receive a volunteer application and background check form.

The Albuquerque Museum Foundation is in need of an
afternoon Sunday Reception Coordinator to plan and staff small refreshment receptions for Sunday public openings at the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. Please contact Rita Butler at The Albuquerque Museum Foundation
via email, or call 505-338-8732 if
you are interested in helping.
Thank you.


Eat, Shop and Explore

Have lunch at Slate at The Museum, shop at The Gallery Store, and enjoy tours of the Museum, the Sculpture Garden, Old Town, and more.


The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History

19th and Mountain Road NW
(in Old Town)
Museum Information: 505.243.7255

Museum Hours:

Tuesday – Sunday,
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Museum Admission:

$4 Adults
($1 discount for NM residents)
$2 Seniors (65+)
$1 Children 4-12
Children 3 and Under Free
Museum Members Free

Albuquerque Museum Foundation



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Photo Credits:
Raul Caracoza,Young Frida (Pink),2006,serigraph on paper, 36 1/8 x 26 1/8 in.,

Collection of the McNay Art Museum, gift of Drs. Harriett and Ricardo Romo.

Lawrence Colación, Veterano, 1995, serigraph on paper, 37 5/8 x 25 ¾ in., Collection of the McNay Art Museum, gift of Drs. Harriett and Ricardo Romo

Ester Hernandez, Sum Raid, 2008, serigraph on paper, 19 ¾ x 15 in.,

Collection of the McNay Art Museum, gift of Drs. Harriett and Ricardo Romo

Sam Coronado, Quince II, screen print