NARM Quarterly Fall 2021 - Page 13

Mira Mira On the Wall: Reflecting on 20 Years of NHCC Exhibitions

Presented by the National Hispanic Cultural Center

The National Hispanic Cultural Center (Albuquerque, New Mexico) turned twenty years old in 2020 and the museum now has twenty years of exhibitions to reflect on and learn from. Mira Mira On the Wall recounts a selection of exhibits that have been presented over the last two decades through significant artworks from the permanent collection. It examines the importance of the stories that have been told and celebrates the artists that have expanded a collective understanding of American art and identity through the lens of Hispanic, Chicana/o, Latinx and Latin American creative expression.


Image: Ray Martín Abeyta, Tinta y Sangre (2003), oil on linen, 48 ½” x 66”. Gift of Ray A. Graham III and the artist. Photo courtesy of NHCC Art Museum.

Documentation of the Enslaved and Free African American

Communities at Drayton Hall

This exhibit includes documents relating to enslaved individuals and the plantation economy, as well as the community of freed African Americans that lived at Drayton Hall from 1865 to 1960. The Drayton family owned several plantations in the Lowcountry throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of the documents in this exhibit may have pertained to those other plantations, though some relate to Drayton Hall specifically. The documents in this exhibit come from numerous sources, including the Drayton Papers Collection, public records like maps and census records, the South Carolina Historical Society, and the South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina.


Image: Plantation Rules, author and date unknown. Object # NT 91.24.B.13.001

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