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NMPhil Music & Arts Festival: The Art of Faith

Join us for a lecture by Curator of Art Josie Lopez about artworks in Albuquerque Museum’s permanent exhibition, "Common Ground"


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Apr 14, 2019
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM


Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Josie Lopez, Curator of Art, will discuss artworks the Museum’s permanent exhibition, "Common Ground," created by artists whose works reflect the intersections of culture, identity, and spirituality.

Lopez will focus on artists such as Luis Tapia, Nicholas Herrera, and José Marcos Garcia who use religious iconography to comment on their personal cultural experiences rather than religious practices. Lopez will also discuss the Transcendental Painting Group. The group formed in the 1930’s and were influenced by Wassily Kandinsky in their quest to explore new concepts of space, color, and light to imagine spiritual worlds.

Tracey Whitney, singer/songwriter, New Mexico Music Awards nominee and former Ray Charles "Raelette" performs a set of gospel-inspired tunes. Featuring Steve Figueroa, pianist. 

This event is part of the
2019 New Mexico Philharmonic's Music & Arts Festival — The Art of Faith: Exploring the Intersection of Belief & Creativity

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The New Mexico Philharmonic’s Music & Arts Festival brings together a variety of cultural institutions and organizations to produce events which will spark dialogue and deepen our collective understanding. The dynamic 2019 festival schedule contains music, theatre, film, and more—and most events are free to attend.


Museum admission is free from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
After 1 p.m.
$4 - $6. The lecture is included with the price of general admission.
NMPhil Music & Arts Festival: The Art of Faith

Luis Tapia, Chima Altar III, 1992, carved and painted wood with metal, glass beads, string, and nails


Elizabeth Becker