UNM symposium to
look at costume as cultural artifact
The UNM College
of Fine Arts Department of Theatre and Dance and Arts of the Americas
Institute host a symposium about the historic relevance of costume
as cultural artifact in New Mexico Thursday, April 4 from 1-4
p.m. at the Albuquerque Museum in Old Town.
free and open to the public, is in concert with a Spanish American
costume research collection under development by Dorothy Baca,
UNM assistant professor of Theatre and Dance.
will conceptualize the results of Baca's ongoing research within
historical, social, political and cultural perspectives.
provides a valuable and rich source for social and cultural historiography.
It is particularly pertinent to the developing history of New
Mexico because it provides an accurate documentation of the state's
cross-cultural heritage and surviving popular cultures,"
is a panel discussion, moderated by Chuy Martinez, associate curator
of education at the Albuquerque Museum. Panelists are: Enrique
Lamadrid, UNM professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Skip Miller,
archeologist for the Carson National Forest and author of
So Remote," Larry Miller, author of numerous books and currently
translating "the DeVargas Papers," Reeve Love, director
of Performing Arts at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, David
Snow, curator of History Collections at the Museum of New Mexico's
Palace of the Governors.
is made possible by a grant from the New Mexico Endowment for
the Humanities. For more information, call 277-4109.