Culture

Its Own Beautiful Self

In 1912, the year of New Mexico statehood, Santa Fe’s city fathers, including Edgar Lee Hewett, Sylvanus Morley, and Carlos Vierra, formed the city’s first Planning Board. With little money, but astounding drive, this prescient group launched itself into the unknowns of historic preservation, town planning, revival architecture, and commercial success. [...]

Party of the People

By painting Fiesta de Santa Fe’s 1926 parade, Gustave Baumann captured the city’s social evolution—in motion—in a singular work recently donated to the New Mexico History Museum. [...]

New Settlers

BY DANIEL KOSHAREK Arriving on New Mexico’s counterculture scene in the mid- 1960s, Irwin Klein used his [...]

Sounding the Soul

BY CARMELLA PADILLA In the beginning was el cante—the song. The song was its own instrument. Its notes, [...]

The Exile Factor

Spanish Judaism, the Inquisition, and New World identities At an unprecedented exhibition, a hidden diaspora [...]

Machine Dreams

A LOW, SLOW JOURNEY FROM PACHUCO TO PRICELESS BY DON J. USNER It all began for Johnny Martinez when he went [...]

A Moving Passion

BY DANIEL KOSHAREK In 1977 Lowrider magazine quietly launched in San Jose, California, with the intent of [...]

Painted Power

BY PENELOPE HUNTER-STIBEL If you are as disoriented as I first was by the profusion of saints and crucifixes [...]
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