Museum of Heritage & Arts
Workshop for Student Juried Art Show
Traditional New Mexico Folk Music
Saturday, October 17th 1:00pm
The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts invites you for an afternoon with Cipriano Vigil. A native of Chamisal in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Cipriano is the living embodiment of nuevomexicano ritual music. As a boy, he learned from the previous generations of musicians at bailes (dances) and at entriegas, matrimonios y difuntos (christenings, marriages and funerals.) He takes you back to the encircling institutions where these village rituals bound families and neighbors together in responsibility for each other. His songs in the nueva cancion tradition (related to U.S. protest and labor songs) address poignant issues of today. His presentations and performances have won him several prestigious awards. These include being honored as a Living Treasure, the Governor’s Award, the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities Award. He has been nominated three times for the National Heritage Award for outstanding work in maintaining and preserving traditional folk music.For more on Cipriano Vigil Click Here.
Funded by New Mexico Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs.
Saints & Sinners Tour
Friday, October 23rd at 9:30am to 4:30pm
Valencia County, once known for its vineyards and orchards, is home to some of the oldest churches in New Mexico. The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts invites you to join us on a religious art & history tour of three of these notable churches: Our Lady of Guadalupe in Peralta, Immaculate Conception in Tomé, and San Antonio de Los Lentes. We will also stop at the Camino Real Winery for a sampling of their wines and lunch at the Museum of Heritage & Arts to view “Art in New Mexico’s Heartland: Paintings by Camino Real 8.”
$35.00 per person - Call to RSVP: 505-352-7720 or email: email@example.com
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Valencia County Book Club
Saturday, November 14th at 2:00pm
The Valencia County Historical Society will be hosting a book club meeting at the museum to discuss Ralph M. Flores's The Horse in the Kitchen: Stories of a Mexican-American Family. It is an entertaining and inspirational work of fiction based on the life of the author's father who moves with his family from Mexico to Arizona to escape the social upheaval of the Mexican Revolution. It is a heartfelt tribute to his father whose life in Mexico and the United States is marked by courage, wisdom, hard work, love, and integrity--values characteristic of many immigrants.