On March 12, 2022, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum will return to its regular operating hours of Tuesday–Sunday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. In celebration of this return, NHCC will launch the exhibition Fronteras del Futuro: Art in New Mexico and Beyond on view through January 8, 2023.
Fronteras del Futuro: Art in New Mexico and Beyond features artwork that explores the intersections of art, science, technologies (both ancient and modern), cosmic musings, future-oriented visions, and more. The exhibition engages with themes that are relevant in New Mexico (and beyond) with contributions from artists in New Mexico, across the nation, and internationally.
The exhibition is inspired by the expansive genre of speculative fiction which includes science fiction, fantasy, cosmology, futurism, horror, mythology, folklore, and more. The artworks are created with a range of materials presenting transformative ideas on pop culture, religion, tradition, the environment, labor, history, identity, and the ways in which our pasts, presents, and futures are deeply intertwined.
“As a curator, it is always incredibly fulfilling to work on a project that is so dynamic that it requires my own ideas and expectations about what the exhibition should be, to be in a constant state of evolution,” Jadira Gurule, Art Museum & Visual Arts Program Manager at the NHCC, said. “Every conversation I had with the artists whose work is featured, taught me something and inspired me greatly. I am so excited to welcome visitors back to the NHCC Art Museum to share in this experience.”
Each artist’s work contributes to ongoing discussions about the liberatory potential of art and speculation in cultural criticism, disrupting the status quo, and imagining alternative ways of being, living, loving, and thriving.
About the National Hispanic Cultural Center
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities. The NHCC presents mission-related events throughout the year, some produced by its history, literary, performing, and visual arts programs, and others by partnering with external organizations. Events take place at its 20-plus-acre campus, which includes a plaza, an art museum, a historically designated building, a library, and a genealogy center. The NHCC is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and is further supported by the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation.