Museum Hill Community Day
Join us for Museum Hill Community Day!
Flamenco, Matanza, and More!
September 25th, 9:30 - 5 pm
$10 - all you can eat!
Enjoy free fun activities all day all over Museum Hill, and join the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art for breakfast and lunch at our Matanza and for free community flamenco classes with EntreFlamenco!
The Matanza is a very traditional autumn feast in New Mexico. the feast will include pork, cooked in various ways (adovada, red chili ribs, chicharones, carnitas, and fried ribs) and served with red chili, pinto beans, fried potatoes, liver and onions, fried heart, kidneys, and tortillas. Watch as our cooks use traditional methods over an open fire to cook this delicious meal and enjoy!
Save the Date for ¡Celebración!
Sunday, September 25th, 5pm
at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe
The Spanish Colonial Arts Society's 12th Annual Gala will be celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Santuario de Chimayó. We will be honoring Edward & Virginia Lujan and Lorna Ortiz Calles & Earl Calles for this year's event. Join us for an evening of fine art, dining, silent and live auction.
For more information or to make a reservation please call (505) 982-2226
Congratulations to Governor's Award Winner Felix López!
Felix López, who grew up in the village of Santa Cruz, is one of the most accomplished artists of his generation, renowned as a leader and a teacher dedicated to preserving the traditions of Santeros and to inspiring others. López has won numerous awards, including the Masters Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Spanish Colonial Arts Society and a visual artist fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. "I see Felix as the quintessential New Mexican santero," said Robin Farwell Gavin, curator of the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. "His art embodies those things that he holds dear and that have been core values for Nuevomexicanos for centuries." Tey Marianna Nunn, director and chief curator at the National Hispanic Cultural Center's Art Museum and Visual Arts Program, said of his work: "He makes his own pigments from natural sources and his masterful use of their color contributes greatly to the overall ethereal effect and appearance of his artworks". López's bultos and retablos are infused with spirit and energy. López said he has been richly blessed. "The meaning of the name 'Felix' is 'happy,'" López said. "I have not only found happiness. I have found faith and trust in God and meaning in my work as a santero. I will continue working for as long as I am able." [From New Mexico Arts website]
The Awards Ceremony and dinner will take place Friday, September 23.