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


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


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


  • Community Engagement

Through exhibits and programs the Las Cruces Museum System, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum, and the University of New Mexico Art Museum have encouraged museumgoers to think about social justice and the role civic engagement plays in achieving it. Panelists will discuss the complexities of exploring challenging subject matter in museums such as race relations, migration, and police violence; why it’s critical that we do so; and ways to navigate these challenges. #bravespace