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Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts

Lecture this Saturday!

Rarámuri, the Foot Runners of the Sierra Madre, a lecture by Diana Molina

Rarámuri, Uto-Aztecan for Tarahumara, are among the world's best runners from lives spent traversing the canyon walls and plateaus of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northern Mexico. In a personal narrative complimented by anthropological, ethnographic and scientific research, Diana Molina will feature the exceptional Rarámuri culture, discuss the impact of modern society on their lifestyle and highlight the amazing expanse of the canyon environment with stunning photographs taken while living among the tribe for extended periods of time.


Diana Molina, Photographer, Writer and Artist

Trading in a career as a software engineer for IBM to follow her passion as a professional photographer and writer, Diana Molina moved to Europe for a decade before settling back home in New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley. Her sociological portrayals have appeared regionally and internationally with features published in Elle, Esquire, GEO, GQ, Marie Claire, National Geographic Traveler, Vogue, Texas Highways and The New Mexico Magazine. Her traveling exhibits have shown in venues that include The World Museum of Art in Rotterdam, Holland; The Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C.; The Houston Museum of Natural Science; The Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio; The Centennial Museum at UT El Paso; The Anaheim Museum; The El Paso Museum of Archaeology; The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, The Carnegie Museum of Art in California, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and The Las Cruces Museum of Art.


This lecture is made possible through the generous support of the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs.


American Illustrators 1890-1950 exhibit has been extended through the end of May!

Stop by with friends and family to take in this incredible exhibit for the first time or for a repeat visit!



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