Art, Tourism, and Identity in the Land of Enchantment

A Light, Wood, Wax Fire Special Presentation
How did the visual arts help to transform New Mexico from an impoverished desert backwater to the Land of Enchantment?
What do Taos art colony paintings reveal about modern sensibility? About the local and larger societies where they were created?
What do tourists seek, and why?
How do art and tourism shape identity? Whose identity?
These and other questions will be addressed in an illustrated talk given by Sylvia Rodríguez, professor emerita of anthropology at UNM, native Taoseña, and author of The Matachines Dance and Acequia: Water Sharing, Sanctity, and Place.
Free and open to the public, but limited seating. Dec. 1, 1:00 PM, La Tienda Exhibit Space. Sponsored by and in conjunction with the LIGHT, WOOD, WAX, FIRE group art show at the La Tienda Exhibit Space, Nov.10-Dec. 8.

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