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Río: a Photographic Journey Down the Old Río Grande

A selection of photographs from the book Río by Melissa Savage. The dynamic Río Grande has run through all the valley’s diverse cultures: Puebloan, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo. Photography arrived in the region at the beginning of the river’s great transformation by trade, industry, and cultivation. In Río Melissa Savage has collected images that document the sweeping history of that transformation—from those of nineteenth-century expeditionary photographer W. H. Jackson to the work of the great twentieth-century chronicler of the river, Laura Gilpin. The photographs are assembled in thematic bundles—river crossings, cultivation, trade, floods, the Mexican insurrection, the Big Bend region, and the estuary where the river at last meets the Gulf of Mexico. (courtesy of unmpress.com)

When

This event has already happened.
Sep 16, 2018 09:00 AM - Oct 28, 2018 05:00 PM

Where

Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
505-897-8831

Description

The Open Space Visitor Center Presents

Río: a Photographic Journey Down the Old Río Grande

WHO:  The General Public

WHAT:  An exhibit of photographs from the University of New Mexico / Querencias Series book Río: a Photographic Journey Down the Old Río Grande.

WHEN: Opening Reception: September 16th, 2018 from 1pm-4pm.

Presentation by Enrique Lamadrid on the cultural history of the Rio Grande at 2pm.

The exhibit runs through October 28th.

WHERE: Open Space Visitor Center | 6500 Coors Blvd NW at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd. between Montaño and Paseo del Norte

Join us for this stunning exhibit of photographs from the University of New Mexico / Querencias Series book Río: a Photographic Journey Down the Old Río Grande, on display at the Open Space Visitor Center through October 28, 2018. Author Melissa Savage and Querencia Series editor Enrique Lamadrid will be on hand to answer questions about the book and exhibit. At 2pm there will be a presentation by Enrique Lamadrid, PhD on the cultural history of the Rio Grande.

About the book: Weaving together landscape and memory, this book presents historical photographs of the Río Grande of the American Southwest. The dynamic Río Grande has run through all the valley’s diverse cultures: Puebloan, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo. Photography arrived in the region at the beginning of the river’s great transformation by trade, industry, and cultivation. In Río Savage has collected images that document the sweeping history of that transformation—from those of nineteenth-century expeditionary photographer W. H. Jackson to the work of the great twentieth-century chronicler of the river, Laura Gilpin. The photographs are assembled in thematic bundles—river crossings, cultivation, trade, floods, the Mexican insurrection, the Big Bend region, and the estuary where the river at last meets the Gulf of Mexico. Essays by Rina Swentzell, G. Emlen Hall, Juan Estevan Arellano, Estella Leopold, Norma Elia Cantú, Jan Reid, and Dan Flores illuminate the images. (courtesy of unmpress.com)

 About the Open Space Visitor Center:  The Open Space Visitor Center is an interpretive hub for the Open Space program, lands, and resources.  Visitors enjoy educational exhibits, art displays, wildlife fields, a Traditions garden, Bosque trails, and a variety of talks, workshops, demonstrations and entertainment. The Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Boulevard, between Montaño Road and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Road.   Look for the Flyway art installation.  Call 505-897-8831 or see www.cabq.gov/openspace for more information.

Price

Free

Contact

Kent Swanson
505-897-8831