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July 1-3, 2017
The 14th Annual Pork & Brew, New Mexico’s ORIGINAL Food Festival, will return to the Santa Ana Star Center. Experience the many varieties of BBQ and the “low and slow” cooking process that separates real BBQ from backyard grilling. Pork & Brew brings together the best food vendors from around the region, this three-day festival featuring BBQ, local craft bee...
July 4, 2017
Join the City of Albuquerque at Balloon Fiesta Park to celebrate our country's Independence Day! Enjoy free face painting, inflatables and more fun kids' activities. Grab a drink in the Microbrew Garden, with local beer, wine and spirits. Browse a massive food court of more than 30 food vendors with sweet and savory selections or relax with a great view of a...
Through August 27, 2017
From Billy the Kid to Breaking Bad, movies and television have portrayed and marketed our state into the present day. Guest curated by American cultural historian Paul Andrew Hutton, this pop culture exhibit includes westerns, war movies, comedy, and science fiction. IMAGE Lobby card, Kit Carson, 1928 Paramount Pictures Offset lithograph Courtesy Paul A. Hut...
Through August 31, 2017
Come cheer on the Albuquerque Isotopes in their 2017 season. The Albuquerque Isotopes are the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.
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Event Details
  • Time: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
  • Recurrence: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Admission: Free

  • Location: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

  • 500 Redondo Drive, Albuquerque, NM 87131
  • Phone: 505-277-4405
  • Event Website

Exhibition: La Frontera y Nuevo México-The Border and New Mexico

The cultural ramifications of national borders have become an increasingly important topic in anthropology, mirroring the global importance of the topic in general. Because New Mexico is on the U.S.-Mexico border, the politics of that border are deeply important to the state and its people. The recent presidential election also made the border and immigration controversial issues.

In light of recent events and the long and complicated history of the U.S.-Mexican border, La Frontera examines border and immigration policies and realities from an anthropological perspective through the use of images of the border, objects - personal and political - related to the border, and personal reflections from people and organizations who are most directly impacted by the border and immigration policy. We ask what the border means to different people, and what the border means to you.

La Frontera y Nuevo Mexico: The border and New Mexico is an anthropological investigation of the U.S. Mexican border in two parts, the first section currently on exhibition in the Maxwell is an introduction to the topic and the second section will be installed by January 31 in the Hibben Center, just south of the Maxwell. La Frontera is the latest in the Current Issues in Anthropology series of exhibitions. Presenting news media, historic documents, personal reflections and objects, the series presents thought provoking topics and requests feedback.

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