Featured Events Spotlight

Opens October 15, 2016
In celebration of our 10th anniversary, 516 ARTS presents DECADE, a group exhibition and series of off-site projects that draw from the diverse local, national and international artists we have worked with since we opened. This exhibition explores a wide variety of themes and practices that 516 ARTS has explored since its inception.
October 4-30, 2016
Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway's most recogni...
October 23, 2016
Join us for a family-oriented, Halloween-themed charitable 12-100 mile bike ride, full or half marathon, and 5k/10k walk/run. Whether you ride, run or walk, the 2016 Day of the Tread has a treat for everyone!
Through October 30, 2016
Come to the Rail Yards Market every Sunday for food, art, music and community. Set in Downtown Albuquerque's Rail Yards enjoy local artisans, growers and musicians.
Through November 5, 2016
Día de los Muertos is a folk tradition reflecting the folkways and folklore of Mexico and the identity of its people. At the core Día de los Muertos traditions and rituals retain the primary mission of honoring, remembering and celebrating the life of all those who have come before us.
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Event Details
  • Time: 2pm
  • Admission: Free

  • Location: Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

  • 7851 2nd St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
  • Phone: 505-242-1445
  • Event Website

Talk: Subhankar Banerjee-A Tale of Two Deserts

516 ARTS presents a special talk in the fields of the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge with Subhankar Banerjee, the new Lannan Chair and Professor of Art and Ecology at the University of New Mexico. Drawing upon more than fifteen years of engagement as an artist and writer with two geographies undergoing rapid climate change-Arctic Alaska and northern New Mexico-in this talk, Banerjee will discuss the impacts of climate change and the significance of art in addressing politics of ecology and sustainability. He will talk about the conservation battles to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Arctic seas of Alaska from oil and gas development, environmental justice campaigns of the northern indigenous peoples, and show how ecology connects wildlife refuges across Alaska and New Mexico.

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