Be Here Now

Celebrating 50 years since the original Summer of Love, when social and environmental revolution gathered steam and young people from across the nation flocked to alternative living situations, cultural changes, and different ways of thinking. Issues of justice, identity and social norms came to the surface and created a sweeping activism. New Mexico’s experience of the mid-1960s into the 1970s reflected the well-known draw of the open skies and the deep cross-culture environment that had been brewing for centuries. This summer, the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), New Mexico History Museum (NMHM), Museum of Indian Art and Culture (MIAC), and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale group present exhibitions and performances that focus on the theme of counterculture and the power of resistance to create change.

Counterculture Reading List

MUSEUM OF INDIAN ARTS AND CULTURE

Into the Future: The Cultural Power in Native Art
Through October 22, 2017

Frank Buffalo Hyde: I-Witness Culture
Through January 7, 2018

NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM

Sleeping During the Day
April 7, 2017 - October 1, 2017

Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest
May 14, 2017 - February 11, 2018

IAIA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY NATIVE ARTS

Connective Tissue: New Approaches to Fiber in Contemporary Native Art
July 7, 2017 - January 21, 2018

ATRIUM GALLERY, BATAAN BUILDING

Michael Naranjo: Touching Beauty
Ongoing

SANTA FE DESERT CHORALE 2017 SUMMER FESTIVAL

The eighth movement of Francis Poulenc's Figure Humaine, dedicated to Pablo Picasso, gives name to the Santa Fe Desert Chorale's program Liberté: Music of Resistance and Revolution.