United We Stand: Call for Speakers

1 Jun 2023

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has launched a new initiative titled “United We Stand: Connecting Through Culture” that leverages the arts and humanities to combat the increase of hate-motivated violence across the country by encouraging civic engagement, social cohesion, and cross-cultural understanding.
The humanities help us develop the skills needed to find connection. They help us develop critical thinking skills, practice compassion, and encourage curiosity. They encompass the past, present, and future; they encompass both the individual and communal human experiences. The humanities allow us to learn about people who are different from us while simultaneously finding common ground. In the words of NEH Chair Shelly Lowe, “Combating hate not only requires us to identify the root causes of that hate but also to identify our inherent capacity for love, acceptance, empathy, and belonging.” We cannot combat hate-motivated violence without one another.
The New Mexico Humanities Council is seeking individuals to participate in the United We Stand initiative as scholars. Scholars may do public talks with Q&A sessions, or serve on panels either as panelists or facilitators to enable public discussion about the humanities and the critical role they play in shaping our country and communities. If you are interested in being part of United We Stand as a scholar, please fill out and return an application by June 30th. The application can be accessed here.

Meet Our Speakers: Gabriela Moreno

1 Jun 2023

Gabriela Moreno is an Associate Professor of Spanish. She earned a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature with an emphasis in Border Studies. As a native of the borderlands, her lived experiences have influenced her teaching and research interests. She acquired her strong work ethic and moral principles having been raised in a family of agricultural labor workers. As a scholar, her expertise is in the area of pedagogy and methodology for heritage language speakers, which includes language socialization, languages in contact and acquisition of Spanish in the U.S. Her research interests extend to the areas of Border Studies and Chicano/Mexican Studies and literature.
Her Speakers Bureau program, “I Live in a Mean Green State,” captures the essence of life on the border. She steps back in time to reminisce about the moments in history that shaped her Chicana/Fronteriza identity. Her personal view of history, culture and life along the U.S.-Mexico border is one that is excluded from the history books. Moreover, she provides an opportunity to experience and understand people and life along the border through her analysis of representations in the region. "I Live in a Mean Green State" deploys theoretical approaches in the disciplines of Visual and Cultural Studies, Border Studies, Ethnic Studies, discourse analysis, and spatial theory. Gabriela addresses her existence within heterotopias (incompatible spaces) and homotopias (conforming spaces) that help her navigate through her imagined communities by creating a Third Space. Her commentary on discursive and social practices in everyday life, bring light to the way in which we function within our own power relations.


Meet Our Speakers: Lynn Cline

1 Jun 2023

Lynn Cline is the award-winning author of "The Maverick Cookbook: Iconic Recipes and Tales From New Mexico," and "Literary Pilgrims: The Santa Fe and Taos Writers' Colonies, 1917-1950." Her articles have appeared in Saveur, Bon Appetit, The New York Times, New Mexico Magazine and numerous other publications. She is the host of "Cline's Corner," a weekly talk radio program on KSFR 101.1 FM.
Her Speakers Bureau Program, "The Foodways of New Mexico," explores our state’s history from a unique perspective. New Mexico's rich culinary history is full of fascinating food traditions representing diverse cultures across the centuries. Ancestral Puebloan people, Spanish settlers and miners, cowboys and ranchers as well as pioneers along the Santa Fe Trail, railroad passengers and many others have all contributed to New Mexico's melting pot. "The Foodways of New Mexico" introduces the many cultures that have shaped our culinary history along with the iconic people who've stirred the pot, including Doña Tules, Fred Harvey, Billy the Kid, Georgia O'Keeffe, and the contemporary farmers, chefs and restaurateurs who continually cook up new ways to evolve our food traditions.



1 Jun 2023

Are you interested in joining the New Mexico Council's Board of Directors? The New Mexico Humanities Council accepts nominations for the Board of Directors year-round and is currently recruiting new board members outside the Albuquerque metro area. The board is made up of members who share a strong interest in the humanities and a commitment to enhancing the cultural and civic life of the state. We seek leaders with a strong knowledge and understanding of New Mexico communities, the cultural nonprofit sector in New Mexico and a commitment to our mission. We seek board members who represent diverse educational backgrounds, geographical, racial, ethnic, occupational, and generational constituencies. At this time we are particularly looking for board members with skills in museum and library services, human resources, finance and fundraising.
The board sets policy, determines NMHC’s goals and objectives, evaluates grant applications, and fundraises. Each board member serves a three-year, renewable term. To ensure continuity, terms are staggered so a portion of its members are replaced each year. All service is voluntary but compensation will be given for travel and lodging associated with NMHC board meetings.
Interested candidates must:
• Have an understanding of and passion for the public humanities
• Commit to serve a 3-year term
• Attend meetings regularly, three to four times a year
• Contribute financially
• Approve grant awards and serve on committees as appointed
• Attend NMHC-funded programs
• Contribute to program development, review and approve NMHC policy and procedures
If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else, please send a resume no longer than three pages in addition to a letter of interest expressing reasons why you would like to serve on the New Mexico Humanities Council Board. Please send resume and letter to Executive Director, Brandon Johnson at or to NMHC’s Board Chair, Arif Khan, at with Board Membership in the email subject line. You may also mail your nomination to NMHC’s mailing address at 4115 Silver Avenue SE Albuquerque, NM 87108, made to the "Attn" of the Executive Director.

Tijeras Canyon Virtual Lecture

Thu, Jun 1, 2023, 12:00am

Thu, Jun 1, 2023, 12:00am - Fri, Jun 30, 2023, 12:00am

June 29th at 6pm

Hosted by The Archaeological Conservancy (WEBSITE)

FREE virtual event (ZOOM)

Please join The Archaeological Conservancy’s new Southwest Regional Director, April Brown, to learn more about the recently acquired New Mexico preserves, LA 580 in Tijeras Canyon. This significant site is located on the eastern edge of Albuquerque and contains the remains of prehistoric structures that indicate a Pueblo occupation dating between AD 1200 and 1320, as well as historic features. In the 1970s, extensive excavations occurred because of road construction and many sites in Tijeras were destroyed. While little is known specifically about LA 580, it was part of a larger Pueblo community that spanned throughout the area. This important multi-component site is still intact and holds great research potential. Ms. Brown will discuss the history of this archaeologically rich region and explain the Conservancy’s acquisition and preservation process. (LEARN MORE)

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gallupARTS New Deal Art, Public Tours Series

Thu, Jun 1, 2023, 12:00am

Thu, Jun 1, 2023, 12:00am - Sat, Jul 1, 2023, 12:00am

New Deal Art, Public Tours Series

June 2nd – August 11th

Hosted by gallupARTS (WEBSITE)

FREE to the public

Time travel back to the future with gallupARTS’ six-part New Deal art public tour series this June through August. Discuss how artworks from the 1930/40s can reveal the past and enlighten the present on one-hour adventures in downtown Gallup. The New Deal art public tour program is a collaboration between scholars, community creatives and local civic institutions.


This June they will have a total of three tours. See highlights from the collection, survey the breadth and depths of New Deal art programs, explore the New Deal’s goal to develop uniquely American aesthetic and investigate major works. Also view works through the eyes of Lloyd Moylan. Moylan, Gallup's principal New Deal artist, was keen to experiment and philosophize. Trace the development of his artistic theories to their ultimate expression in a body of work that provides a window into a culturally and racially divided 1930/40s Gallup. Conclude the month exploring how Native artists navigated the westernization and commercialization of Native art during the New Deal period.


Collection Highlights

June 2nd at 4pm at the historic courthouse steps in Courthouse Square (ADDRESS)

Survey the breadth and depths of New Deal art programs, explore the New Deal’s goal to develop uniquely American aesthetic, and investigate major works from the collection.


Gallup Through the Eyes of Lloyd Moylan

June 16th at 4pm at the Octavia Fellin Public Library (ADDRESS)

Lloyd Moylan, Gallup's principal New Deal artist, was keen to experiment and philosophize. Trace the development of his artistic theories to their ultimate expression in a body of work that provides a window into a culturally and racially divided 1930/40s Gallup.


Gallup Through the Eyes of Lloyd Moylan — Native New Deal Art

June 30th at 4pm at the Octavia Fellin Public Library (ADDRESS)

This tour will explore how Native artists navigated the westernization and commercialization of Native art during the New Deal period.

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Aldo Leopold's Journey

Thu, Jun 1, 2023, 12:00am

Thu, Jun 1, 2023, 12:00am - Sun, Jun 25, 2023, 12:00am

Presented by Steve Morgan
June 24th, 10am to 12pm, hosted by the Clovis-Carver Public Library at Hillcrest Park (ADDRESS)
Why is Aldo Leopold important to our current world? He is thought to be the father of wildlife ecology and our national wilderness system. He was a forester, conservationist, philosopher, educator and writer. His book, "The Sand County Almanac," one of the most widely read on conservation, has been translated into 15 languages. What is most pertinent about his teachings is that those words, many written one hundred years ago, are even more relevant today than when he wrote them. His philosophy, which he called the Land Ethic, included the natural world into ethical thinking. He said, "We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." As our population has become more and more urban, the importance of embracing the natural world is more critical to our future all the time. Leopold asked that "people become more observant."

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Annual Report and Financial Statements

9 May 2023

To review our 2020 and 2021 Annual Report click HERE.
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NM Listens Recap

1 May 2023

Last year we partnered with the League of Women Voters of NM to bring community engagement programs across the state designed to promote active listening, constructive dialogue, and open conversation to fortify our democracy. Click here to watch highlights and overview of the program.  

Video Production by @the_neon_dust and @halcyon_vision


Cuadernos Vol II

1 May 2023

Request materials HERE
Free resource for classroom teachers, librarians and individuals to reflect on the personal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, while exploring archival information celebrating food sovereignty by season in rural northern New Mexico. Deluxe package includes a boxed set of four issues, a blank cuaderno, and a bookmark with prompts for reflection.

View all four cuadernos here:


Wildfire Needs Assessment for Cultural Recovery

1 Apr 2023

New Mexico went through the most destructive fires in its history in 2022. Read the report on the cultural impacts of New Mexico's recent wildfires. Learn about a needs assessment survey funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and conducted by Sunmount Consulting on behalf of NMHC.
CLICK HERE to read the Needs Assessment For Cultural Recovery.

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