Featured Events Spotlight

Daily Highlighted Events
We are fortunate in Albuquerque to have a plethora of events taking place here each year. In fact, there are so many things to do in our city, we decided to highlight one event each day for the next 365 days. The effort is called #365DaysOfEvents, and we welcome you to follow along.
April 24-26, 2014
North America's largest pow wow and Native American competition featuring Indian singing and dancing with more than 3,000 participants, isles of shopping, and native foods and music. The event will be held at the UNM Arena and lasts all day and night Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th.
Through May 5, 2014
This is a fun, exciting, and educationally stimulating exhibition based on the best-selling book, Grossology, by science teacher Sylvia Branzei. The exhibition explains to children how and why their bodies produce things that many people think are gross.

 

 

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Exhibition: En la Cocina with San Pascual

San Pascual (or spelled Pasqual or Pasquale) is the beloved "saint of the kitchen" featured in numerous representations in New Mexican and Mexican art. Throughout the last half the twentieth century, cooks have decorated their kitchens with his image to insure that recipes come out sabrosas (tasty) and perfectas (perfect). Even Julia Child had one in her kitchen! Café Pasqual's, a trend-setting restaurant in Santa Fe, is named for him. Where did San Pascual come from? What did he do before he became a cook? How did he become so popular in New Mexican art? Who appointed him the goodwill ambassador of kitchens? Why do Nuevo Mexicano artists have so much fun depicting this saint, and rendering the architecture, interiors, kitchen appliances, cooking utensils, and food (not to mention the wine!)? The exhibition, En la Cocina with San Pascual, in the NHCC Art Museum's Community Gallery explores his image and highlights how artists creatively render this popular santo. The exhibition features over 75 works by some of New Mexico's most prominent visual artists.