Do you have an eye for art? The Branigan Cultural Center hosts changing cultural exhibits, such as the “Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico” exhibit. This exhibition is the first ever to show the history and development of flamenco and its treasured role within the cultural milieu of New Mexico.
Known as a folkloric art form that began among the Gypsy people of southern Spain, this exhibit traces Flamenco to its arrival in the U.S. and its rise as an international art form now enjoyed by millions. This exhibition includes costumes, both historic and contemporary, musical instruments, costume and set design sketches, playbills, sheet music, posters, and more.
These objects chronicle flamenco’s evolution from rural, folkloric tradition to elaborate staged productions incorporating extravagantly costumed dancers accompanied by virtuoso guitarists. Handed down from generation to generation, between family and community members living at society’s edges, flamenco incorporates historic dance and music traditions from Roman times to the Arabic period.
Flamenco expresses a way of life shaped by a multitude of cultural and regional influences such as the Gitanos of Spain and Andalusian regional customs. The exhibit has been organized by the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe and is touring through GuestCurator Traveling Exhibitions, with generous support by Heritage Hotels and Resorts and New Mexico Multi-Cultural Foundation.
At Sonoma Palms Apartments in Las Cruces, New Mexico, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Friday!
Friday, March 22, 2019—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Branigan Cultural Center
501 North Main Street
Lac Cruces, New Mexico 88001