Museums, Social Justice, and Civic Engagement in the Land of Enchantment

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • 10:15 am - 11:30 am
  • Pavilion E

Presenter(s): 

Kymberly Pinder, PhD, Professor of Art History/ Dean, College of Fine Art, University of New Mexico
Jadira Gurule, Curator, National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum

Moderator: 

Jennifer Robles, PhD, Museum Manager (Exhibits), Las Cruces Museum System

Track: 

  • Community Engagement
Through exhibits and programs the Las Cruces Museum System, the New Mexico History Museum, and the University of New Mexico Art Gallery have encouraged museumgoers to think about social justice and the role civic engagement plays in achieving it. Panelists will speak to the challenges and rewards of discussing race relations, migration, and activism with their visitors. Attendees will participate in a reflective exercise modified from a current museum program. #bravespace