Architectural Event Roundup

William Warder (1920 Guadalupita, New Mexico - 1999 Albuquerque, New Mexico) Night on Central Avenue 1946 oil on canvas, 32 x 38 in. Albuquerque Museum

William Warder (1920 Guadalupita, New Mexico – 1999 Albuquerque, New Mexico) Night on Central Avenue 1946 oil on canvas, 32 x 38 in.

With 2015 in full swing, there are a number of upcoming events, exhibits, films, and lectures around that state that highlight architecture.  It all starts …

January 10
FREE TOURS RESUME :: Saturday Morning Walking Tours of Downtown Albuquerque 

The Albuquerque Historical Society has worked with Historic Albuquerque Inc. to develop a walking tour of downtown Central Ave and train volunteers to provide free tours. The free walking tours of downtown Central Avenue are normally on Saturdays, 10 – 11:30 am and meet at the corner of 1st & Central in front of the movie theater. No reservation is required.
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January 11
LECTURE :: The Wonders of India: Art & Architecture
Albuquerque Museum
India has endowed the world with extraordinary achievements in architecture. From Buddhist Stupas to Hindu temples to the legacy of the Moghal dynasties, with its hundreds of Maharajas, and the British built monuments, India is rich in world acclaimed architecture. It possesses 28 world heritage sites and many more under consideration. This lecture by Ned O’Malia, Doctor of Philosophy in Asian Religions will examine a few of the best known of these structures: The Taj Mahal, the Rajput era Pink Palace of Jaipur, and the erotic temples of Kuranjuro.
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January 13
FILM :: Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation
The Guild Cinema, Albuquerque
One of the most iconic structures ever built, Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia is a unique and fascinating architectural project conceived by controversial genius Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation is a film that celebrates Gaudi’s vision and the continuing work of architects. More details … 

January 18
TOUR :: “Indoor” Downtown Central Walking tour
Albuquerque Museum
Come take an “indoor” Downtown Central walking tour with Roland Penttila at at 2 PM. Roland, an Albuquerque Historical Society member and Downtown Central Walking Tour Guide will share a variety of early 20th Century photographs of the buildings along Central, many of which are listed on the State and National Register of Historic Buildings.
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January 23
LECTURE SERIES BEGINS :: UNM School of Architecture & Planning Lecture with Stefan Behnisch
Garcia Honda Auditorium, UNM
Stefan Behnisch has been an advocate of sustainable design since he started working as an architect. His first building abroad, the Institute for Forestry and Nature Research in Wageningen, NL, became a milestone for innovative sustainable solutions.  More details about this lecture and the spring series .. 

January 24
LECTURE :: Home Circles 1914-2014 – Its impact on African-American Women in New Mexico
Special Collections Library, Albuquerque
Discussion of African American Womens’ Clubs of NM. Co-sponsored by the NM Humanities Council and African American Museum & Cultural Center

January 25
LECTURE & EXHIBIT :: History and Mystery: Uncovering the Past in Harvey Houses
New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe
What happens when you take on the renovation of a classic Harvey House? All the headaches of any historic-preservation project are joined by the joy of discovering an almost forgotten time. What stories can layers of paint tell? What mysteries lay deep in basements or at the bottom of a defunct fountain? Join Allan Affeldt, Jenny Kimball and Barbara Felix for “History and Mystery: Uncovering the Past in Harvey Houses” in the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium. The panel discussion is free with admission; Sundays are free to NM residents. Part of the exhibit Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy.
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January 25
LECTURE :: How Corrales lost possession of most of the Alameda Land Grant
The Old Church, Corrales
Join Stan Betzer at 3 p.m. and for this free talk on A.B. McMillen and the Alameda Land Grant.
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January 30
LECTURE SERIES :: UNM School of Architecture & Planning Lecture with Alberto Perez-Gomez
Garcia Honda Auditorium, UNM
Dr. Pérez-Gómez is the Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of History and Theory at the School of Architecture at McGill University.  His lecture at 5:30pm is titled, “Embodied Mind, Enactive Perception and Architecture”  Learn more … 

January 31
EXHIBIT & LECTURE :: Visualizing Albuquerque: Art of Central New Mexico
Albuquerque Museum
The Albuquerque Museum will open an exhibition that will showcase Albuquerque art and artists in a new and exciting light. Visualizing Albuquerque: Art of Central New Mexico will explore the unique history and present of central New Mexico art. On opening day at 1 p.m., join Joseph Traugott, retired curator. During Traugott’s career he has curated numerous exhibitions and has written a number of books on New Mexican art.
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January 31
OPENING RECEPTION :: Strata, works by Antoine Predock
pantheon_resized-500x300Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque
Strata, is a solo exhibition of collages, works on paper, and a selection of models by internationally acclaimed architect Antoine Predock. Antoine Predock has been designing international projects since 1967 when he first established his studio here in Albuquerque, NM. His most recent project, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manotiba, opened to the public on September 19th, 2014 and has gained notable attention. Predock’s numerous awards include the Rome Prize, AIA Gold Metal, and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum Lifetime Achievement Award among others. This event is part of On the Map: Unfolding Albuquerque Art + Design.
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Bookworks, Albuquerque
Join author Paul Secord at 3 p.m to learn more about his new book Pecos. This book explores the last 1,000 years of that history, which includes many cultures and events, such as Native Americans, Spanish explorers, a Civil War battle, the Santa Fe Trail, railroads, and Route 66, as well as miners, saloon keepers, archaeologists, tourists, important architects, and even Hollywood stars.
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February 5
BOOK SIGNING :: Professors from UNM School of Architecture & Planning
UNM Bookstore
Professors Eleni Bastéa, Mark Childs, John Quale, Levi Romero, Alfred Simon, Chris Wilson, and Baker Morrow will be at the UNM Bookstore at 12:00pm to sign copies of their books.  More details… 

February 6
LECTURE SERIES :: UNM School of Architecture & Planning Lecture with Nancy Meem Wirth
Garcia Honda Auditorium, UNM
Distinguished Santa Fe preservationist Nancy Meem Wirth has been selected as a 2015 George Pearl Fellow by the UNM School of Architecture and Planning. Her Pearl Fellow presentation, “Preserving What Matters,” is scheduled for 5:30.  Learn more … 

February 27
LECTURE ::  George Pearl Fellow Lecture by Martin Stupich
UNM’s SAAP Pearl Hall, Garcia Auditorium
Martin Stupich is a fine art photographer, specialist in HABS documentation since 1980, NEA grants recipient, and co-authored Red Desert with writer Annie Proulx.
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