February 10 – 23
The NHCC Art Museum is currently open and following COVID safe practices. Visit us Tuesday – Sunday from 10 am – 4pm.

This is the last chance to see El Perú: Art in the Contemporary Past. It closes Tuesday, February 16.
The exhibit celebrates the work of artists, Baldomero Alejos (1924-1976), Ana de Orbegoso, Kukuli Velarde, and Lorry Salcedo. Each artist explores the Peruvian pre-colonial and colonial past while addressing race, class and inclusion in the contemporary present. Works include photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting, and multimedia in juxtaposition with examples of their historical antecedents.
The NHCC is looking to fill three grant-funded positions. We have openings for a Marketing Officer, Visitor Services Representative, and part-time Bilingual Educator. Additional details, including position descriptions and how to apply, can be found at nhccnm.org/about/. Scroll to the “Current Job Openings” section.
We have updated NHCC Learning! Find countless lesson plans, art activities, and more educational resources to use in the classroom or at home!

Visit nhccnm.org/learn for more.
Upcoming Events
Information Sessions for Un Poema: Tantas Voces/ One Poem: Many Voices
Open to teachers, principals, and school administrators.

Session 1: February 11 | 6:30 pm (MST) | Live via Zoom | Register here | Deadline to register Feb. 11, 3 pm (MST)
Session 2: March 5 | 6:30 pm (MST) | Live via Zoom | Register here
Session 3: March 24 | 11 am (MST) | Live via Zoom | Register here

Join NHCC’s History and Literary Arts Program for a one-hour information session and teacher workshop about a new educational program that celebrates bilingual literacy and translation: “Un Poema: Tantas Voces.”

The “Un Poema: Tantas Voces” junior translator project encourages students’ sense of pride in their native or adopted Spanish language while nurturing their ability to read and interpret poetry in Spanish. We’ve created the program to inspire lively, bilingual conversation about differences in interpretation and meaning while building students’ common core skills in analyzing a text, determining the meaning of words and phrases, understanding figurative and connotative language, navigating between Spanish and English, and more. Visit NHCC Learning to learn more.

In this session, we will guide a translation activity, introduce the project, present the curriculum and process, and have time for Q & A at the end.

Contact HLA.Admin@state.nm.us with questions.
February 12 | 1 pm (MST) | Free | Live via Zoom Register here

Our Virtual Colcha Community Workshop is open to all levels of experience in an informal setting, wherever they may reside.

This workshop is instructed by Annette Gutierrez-Turk. Annette has taught this art form to groups internationally and at the NHCC for many years. She is also an award winning artist, most recently recognized in 2019 at Santa Fe's Traditional Spanish Market. Annette will demonstrate, as well as answer questions. We hope you will join us every month on the second Friday for this virtual stitch-a-long. Everyone will have a chance to share what they are working on. 

Please register here every month and we will email the Zoom link to you.

Questions: email Elena Baca or call 505-220-7928.

Thank you to the Sandia Mountains-EGA for their continued support of this program.
For more information on colcha embroidery, please watch this video
Film: Ciclo Ángela Molina
Ángela Molina’s distinguished career began in the midst of Spain’s transition to democracy, and continues to this day. She has also appeared in numerous international films, beginning with her appearance in Luis Buñuel’s last film, That Obscure Object of Desire. In recognition of her brilliant career, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded her the 2021 Goya Prize of Honor. Instituto Cervantes is pleased to present “Ciclo Ángela Molina” in homage to this extraordinary artist, beloved for her authenticity, her undeniable talent and her special sensibility, and in gratitude for her outstanding contributions to Spanish cinema. 
February 12 | 12 pm (MST) *available for 48 hours* | Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel

In José Luis Borau’s La Sabina, an English writer visits a small town in the Andalusian mountains to investigate the disappearance of another Englishman long ago. He plunges into a strange world, where he learns of the legend of La Sabina, a mysterious dragon woman who destroyed men with her lovemaking, and whose cries can still be heard emanating from a cave. La Sabina becomes his obsession, as he immerses himself in the legend and investigates the cave. A young Ángela Molina appears with an international cast in this film, a co-production with Sweden that established her place in European and international cinema following her earlier work with Luis Buñuel.
1979; Spanish with English subtitles; 105 minutes; rated PG-13.
February 19 | 12 pm (MST) *available for 48 hours* | Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel

Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón had a significant influence on Ángela Molina’s career, directing several of the films she made in the years of transition to democracy, including Camada negra (1977), El corazón del bosque (1979), and Demonios en el jardín (1982). In La mitad del cielo, set after the Spanish Civil War, Rosa, the daughter of a humble family in Asturias, travels to Madrid with her own daughter following the death of her husband. With the help of the influential supplier who hires her to work in his household, she obtains a market position that serves as the point of departure for a meteoric career rise. Rosa ultimately opens an exclusive restaurant that transforms into a political and intellectual meeting place.
1986; Spanish with English subtitles; 95 minutes; rated G.
February 26 | 12 pm (MST) *available for 48 hours* | Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel

More information on the final film in this series available here.
February 20 | 2 pm (MST) | Free | Live Via Zoom | Register in advance here

For more than a century scholars have debated why Pancho Villa attacked the border town of Columbus, New Mexico on March 9, 1916—a deadly incursion and the only time in the 20th century that a major foreign army invaded the continental United States. For Stacey Ravel Abarbanel, the battle is the context for a family tale so spectacular that she always wondered if it was true: when Villa raided the village he was looking to kill her grandfather, Sam Ravel.
Abarbanel shares how Ravel, a Jewish immigrant from Lithuania, landed in Columbus and became entangled in this infamous encounter during the Mexican Revolution. Her essay about delving into this history was published in Tablet Magazine and she is now adapting the story for a documentary film titled UnRaveling.
February 20 | 1 pm (MST) | Free | Live via Zoom | Register here
From December 2020 – January 2021, ten writers created original works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction inspired by the theme of “querencia” and readings from the anthology Querencia: Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland edited by Levi Romero, Vanessa Fonseca-Chavez, and Spencer Herrera (UNM Press 2020). Join us for a free public reading of works by Bonnie Bassan, Margo Chavez, Esther Garcia, Helena Omana-Zapata, Beva Sanchez-Padilla, Elaine Soto, Leeanna Torres, Shelli Rottschafer, and Lucia Trujillo. Learn more about the Enduring Querencias: Lost and Reclaimed Expressions of Home exhibit at the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House here.

Presented by the NHCC/History and Literary Arts program and the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center/Bernalillo County Open Space.
Mark Your Calendar
March 27 | 11 am (MST) | Live via Zoom | Workshop fee: $20 Register here | Deadline to register: March 15 
This workshop will share strategies for applying to literary grants, developing key elements of a successful grant proposal, and calculating a grant budget. In addition, there will be presentations and discussion about individual literary grants.​ There will be time for Q & A at the end of this session. This workshop is a response to the requests for grant writing workshops expressed by Latinx writers at the National Latinx Writers Gathering in October 2020. Presenters: Jeff Andersen from Arts Hub and TBA. 

The NHCC's History and Literary Arts program, in partnership with the National Latinx Writers Gathering, is launching a series of virtual workshops, “Money for Writers,” in 2021. The workshops will encompass grant writing (including writing compelling proposals and creating budgets), creating and funding literary projects, identifying funding resources, and more. The workshops are tailored to Latinx writers working in all genres with the aim of providing hands-on financial and professional skills-building to the literary community.​
Screening: February 25 | 7 pm (MST) * Available for 72 hours *
Zoom Conversation: February 28 | 12 pm (MST)

Individual tickets are $8 and household $15 which includes the film and the Zoom conversation | Purchase tickets here
The House on Wannsee Street is the story of generations of family secrets that are uncovered in this sweeping international story that begins with the Second World War and concludes with an emotional twenty-first-century revelation. When award-winning Argentinean filmmaker Poli Martínez Kaplun decided to dig deep into her family history, she found a shocking discovery. Searching through family albums and 8mm home movies, she unraveled a twentieth-century mystery. Read the full summary here.
The JCC’s 7th Annual ABQ Jewish Film Fest will light up your home screens from January 31 to February 28 with eight recently released film premieres. Each year the festival endeavors to weave a colorful fabric of uniquely Jewish stories that come to us through movies from around the world. That has not changed. What has changed is the coronavirus pandemic disallows in-person assemblies. So instead of the community gathering at theatrical venues, we will be in the safety and comfort of our own homes watching the festival movies. We will get together to follow-up conversations, virtually, using the Zoom platform.
More information on the 2021 Winter ABQ Virtual Jewish Film Festival is available at