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Published: 08/29/2014
CONTACT(s):
Meaghan Cavanaugh Director of Communications, Albuquerque Museum Foundation (505) 338-8734 mcavanaugh@albuquerquemuseum.org

Talk & Book Signing for The Art & Legacy of Bernardo Miera y Pacheco at the Albuquerque Museum

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - On September 7, 2014, the Albuquerque Museum will be hosting a book signing and discussion on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 1:00 pm-3:00pm. Editor Josef Diaz and essayists Robin Farwell Gavin, Donna Pierce, William Wroth,Charles Carrillo, and Dennis Reinhartz will discuss and sign their book The Art & Legacy of Bernardo Miera y Pacheco: New Spain's Explorer, Cartographer, and Artist.

A native of Burgos, in northern Spain, Bernardo Miera y Pacheco (1713-1785) drew the first maps of New Mexico and the Four Corners region. An artist in many fields, he helped to create the culturally unique santero tradition continues to thrive today.

Bernardo Miera y Pacheco (1713-1785) drew the first maps of New Mexico and the Four Corners region, and many art historians consider Miera the first New Mexico santero. The full extent of his art, life, and works are the focus of this long-anticipated book that discusses Miera's remarkable contributions as artist, explorer, and cartographer

Josef Diaz is curator of Southwest and Mexican Colonial collections at the New Mexico Museum of History/Palace of the Governors.

The book discussion will begin at 1 p.m. in the Museum Auditorium, and the authors will sign books afterwards. Copies of the book will be available in the Museum Store for $32.95.

When:
Sep 07, 2014
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Where:
The Albuquerque Museum Store
2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-242-0434

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