Winter Lecture Series Set
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On Tuesday, January 29, Dr. Richard Melzer will speak about his book “Maximiliano Luna and the Rough Riders.”
On Tuesday, February 26, Dr. Andrés Reséndez will present the research from his book “The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America.”
“The History of Flamenco and Dance in New Mexico”
Sketch for Spanish dance scene (mural for Santa Fe Country Club) circa 1920, by Gerald Cassidy
Nicolasa Chávez, a fourteenth-generation New Mexican, is Curator of Latino/Hispano/Spanish Colonial Collections at the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA). She received her master’s degree in history with a concentration in Iberian Studies at the University of New Mexico. She began her early dance training with Vicente Romero of Santa Fe, Lili del Castillo of Albuquerque, the UNM Dance Department (the only university in the country with a concentration in flamenco), and with María Benítez. She is the curator of the recent exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico, which was named by USA Today as one of the top 12 must see exhibitions for the summer of 2016. She is the author of the accompanying publication The Spirit of Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico. She has conducted lecture/demonstrations combining flamenco song and dance with its history. At MOIFA she was a co-curator for the exhibition The Red that Colored the World and is a contributor to the publication A Red Like No Other (Skira Rizzoli press) which was named by Vogue Magazine as one of the top 25 Valentine gifts of 2016. She also curated New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más. Prior to this she curated A Century of Masters: The NEA National Heritage Fellows of New Mexico, for which her accompanying publication won a New Mexico Book Award. She currently lives in Santa Fe where, she continues to make special guest appearances in Flamenco shows at various local venues.
You won’t want to miss this fascinating and engaging lecture! The New Mexico Museum of Art is located at 107 Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, just off the Santa Fe Plaza. The lecture will begin at 6:00pm and will end by 7:00pm.