If Pyramids Could Talk:  Moche Monumental Art in Ancient Peru

If Pyramids Could Talk: Moche Monumental Art in Ancient Peru

Dr. Margaret Jackson, Associate Professor, UNM December 2, 2018 If pyramids could talk what might they tell us? Over a span of 800 years or more, the Moche people of Peru’s north coast created dazzling works in precious metals, textiles and ceramics, leaving...
The Cultural Diversity of Spain

The Cultural Diversity of Spain

Andrew Connors, Director of the Albuquerque Museum November 11, 2018 Most people are aware of some aspect of the arts and culture of the golden age of Spain, including the exploration that lead to Europe’s stumbling upon the Western hemisphere, but these objects...
The Humanitarian Crisis in Africa and Its Global Implications

The Humanitarian Crisis in Africa and Its Global Implications

Dr. Robert Hitchcock November 2, 2018 The combination of drought, conflict, and governance issues in Africa in the past decade has led to a massive humanitarian crisis in which millions of people have had to leave their homes. The current estimate of people who have...
Islamic Influence on Spanish Colonial Art

Islamic Influence on Spanish Colonial Art

Robin Gavin, Chief Curator, Spanish Colonial Arts Society (retired) October 14, 2018 In the 19th century, Santa Fe, in the territory of New Mexico, was a destination for travelers seeking to buy silver filigree jewelry. In fact, it was the only location in the country...
The World Following the Demise of  US – Russia Arms Control

The World Following the Demise of US – Russia Arms Control

Ambassador Linton Brooks October 2, 2018 For fifty years the nuclear balance between the United States and the Soviet Union/Russia has been regulated by a series of bi-lateral treaties and agreements culminating in the current New START Treaty.  This era is about to...
Immigrants in the U.S:  New Trends and Issues

Immigrants in the U.S: New Trends and Issues

D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center September 21, 2018 News headlines are filled with stories about young unauthorized, immigrant Dreamers, war-zone refugees, and temporary digital workers from India – but how do they fit into the bigger picture of immigration to the...