ALBUQUERQUE ― An excerpt of the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s exhibition Quinceañera: Our Story, Our Future will be on display in the Governor’s Gallery throughout the 2016 Legislative Session, from January through March 2016.
This exhibition was first presented at the NHCC Art Museum in September 2015, to celebrate the NHCC’s fifteenth anniversary.
The exhibition captures the breadth of Hispanic/Chicano/Latino art within the NHCC Art Museum’s permanent collection.
“We are honored to present this celebratory exhibition, beautifully showcasing the NHCC’s significant art collection, in such an important location at such an important time,” NHCC Executive Director Rebecca Avitia said.
“The quality of our amazing art collection has been made possible by the incredible support of our community over the years, and we are very happy to see the collection celebrated in the Governor’s Gallery,” Visual Arts Program Director Dr. Tey Marianna Nunn said.
The NHCC Art Museum is one of few museums in the nation with a mission to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret Hispanic works of art from throughout the world.
The exhibition feature works by local, national, and internationally recognized artists including: Vincent Valdez, Charles Fresquez, Carmen Lomas Garza, Enrique Montenegro, Edward Gonzalez, Delilah Montoya, Annie Lopez, Ester Hernandez, and Patrocinio Barela.
The Governor’s Gallery is an outreach facility of the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Department of Cultural Affairs. The Gallery features several exhibitions a year representing the art and culture of New Mexico. It is located on the 4th floor of the State Capitol, at the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Paseo de Peralta.
The NHCC is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities, and is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.