INTERTWINED & Other Exhibits
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, 2019
Perhaps no other animal in North America has been as controversial as the gray wolf, which once numbered in the millions on this continent. Massive reductions of wolf populations began with the arrival of European settlers. Today, wolves continue to be central in debates about the American ecosystem. Preservationists and environmentalists usually argue for their protection and renewal, while ranchers and their advocates often argue for reduction if not their elimination. The exhibition investigates the biology and history of the Mexican Wolf, focusing on the human/wolf relationship.
Roswell Museum and Art Center
November 9, 2019 – May 24, 2020
The political boundary between the United States and Mexico has an unstable history, with both the location and the importance of the border shifting across this remote region over time. If not for the geographers, surveyors, and scientists sent to map the border, the secretive animals of the mountains, deserts, and rivers might have evaded notice for a long time. Instead, over the course of the 1800s many expeditions passed through this region, collecting and illustrating the animals they discovered.
Co-curated by biologists Tracy Diver and Alexis Harrison, this exhibition explores the stories of some of these animals, from the observations of early explorers to contemporary artistic representations of these same species, with notes on the current state of scientific knowledge about each, and thoughts on how the changing nature of the border may affect the wildlife living along it.
April 5, 2019 – October 20, 2019
Candelilla, Coatlicue, and the Breathing Machine was an exhibition that featured new work by three artists: Beatriz Cortez, Candice Lin, and Fernando Palma Rodríguez. The title refers to a facet of each artist’s contribution to the show, which ranged from wax pours to robotic storytellers to provisional shelters and beyond.
National Hispanic Cultural Center
October 21, 2019 – November 8, 2019
Each year the National Hispanic Cultural Center works with schools and community organizations to host an exhibit of ofrendas (altars) in celebration of Día de los Muertos.
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Jenna Miller/Cronkite News, A Mexican Wolf that has just been collared for purposes of tracking, Arizona, February 2018.
J. H. Richard, Illustration of Rattlesnake, Crotalus molossus, from “Reports of explorations and surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean,” 1855.
Candice Lin, Installation view from Candelilla, Coatlicue, and the Breathing Machine, 2019.