The Making of a Seventeenth-Century Spanish Polychrome Sculpture
The polychromed wooden sculpture, which depicts the 16th-century saint known as John of the Cross, has recently undergone technical examination and conservation treatment by the object conservation department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
Folk Arts of the Southwest
Muted color schemes are typical of retablos in New Mexico. The above work depicts Saint Michael, is painted on gesso over cottonwood. In keeping with most other retablos the design of this piece is flat and abstract in feeling; decorative motifs like the drapery are simplified. In these respects it is akin to a folk art style; the origins of this type of painting, however, go back to the numerous devotional images painted by followers of the seventeenth-century Spanish painter Bartolome Murillo.
From the National Gallery of Art
A great new platform launched by Google as part of an initiative to create online cultural exhibits. This one, released just before the month of celebration, showcases the Latino experience through digital videos and interactives, artifacts, and personal stories.
The Heritage New Mexico research project at the University of New Mexico explores cultural and biological variation in New Mexicans of Spanish-speaking descent.
From PBS, check out this website, a companion to a 2013 documentary released in 2013 about Latin Americans. Pictured: Truman awarding a Medal of Honor to Marcario Garcia.
The Barela - Reynolds House is located in the Mesilla Valley, also known as the J. Paul Taylor House or the Taylor Monument, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Full preservation document available from the National Park Service and photographs from the Library of Congress.
Of the series Teaching with Historic Places, the traditional settlements of northern New Mexico is a great place to learn about the state's history.
The Spanish Colonial Research Center at UNM highlights the period of colonial history in New Mexico and patrons can access digital copies of documents from the period through the New Mexico Digital Collections webpage.
There are puzzles, biographies, and printables, as well as lesson plans about Spanish treasure fleets in 1715, Ybor City in Cuba as the cigar capital of the world, and curriculum guides to National parks like Coronado and Tumacácori.
The Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps is a great resource for both the researcher and anyone curious about maps in the Southwest region.
Chili Peppers, Oct. 7 @ Juan Tabo
Historic Route 66: A New Mexican Crossroads, Sept. 16 @ Special Collections
Kookooee Craft Time, Oct 7 @ South Valley
Kookooee Craft Time, Oct. 10 @ South Valley
Making Change: Spanish Presidios in the American Revolutionary War, Oct. 14 @ Special Collections
New Mexico Stories, Sept. 16 @San Pedro
Spanish Literature Book Club, Sept. 20 @ Cherry Hills
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The Juan B. Rael Collection of Hispano Music and Culture of the Northern Rio Grande is an online presentation of an ethnographic field collection documenting religious and secular music of Spanish-speaking residents of rural Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.
Latino USA from National Public Radio