South Gallery: Community Exhibitions
The Albuquerque Museum is launching a community history and contemporary issues exhibit project that will launch in March 2016. It will explore the rich heritage of Albuquerque through the stories of the people and community groups that make up the city. For more information, or to suggest an idea or submit a proposal for an exhibit, please download the exhibition packet and/or contact: Deborah Slaney, Curator of History, Albuquerque Museum, [email protected]
The Artistic Odyssey of Higinio V. Gonzales: A Tinsmith and Poet in Territorial New Mexico
Higinio Gonzales, b. 1842, Tin frame with mirror, c. 1885, Punched tin, glass, Gift of Ward Alan Minge and Shirley Jolly Minge, PC1991.51.27
December 19, 2015 - April 4, 2016
After more than a century of obscurity, art historian and tinsmith Maurice Dixon discovers that a New Mexican artisan, formerly known only as the Valencia Red and Green Tinsmith, is actually Higinio V. Gonzales, a prolific and bilingual 19th-century educator, artisan, poet, and musician. This exhibition traces the life of Gonzales and, for the very first time, explores his influence on music, poetry, and the arts in New Mexico.