Harwood 100 Dialogues
Art, Tourism and Race Relations in Taos Revisited
Join scholar Sylvia Rodriguez for a look back at fourty years of research. This illustrated talk examines the relationship in Taos and Northern New Mexico between art, tourism, race, and ethnic identity, presenting it in a new light.
About Sylvia Rodriguez
Sylvia Rodriguez is a native Taoseña, professor emerita of anthropology and former director of the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies at UNM. She has conducted ethnographic research in Taos and northern New Mexico for over four decades and published books and articles about interethnic relations, tourism, ritual and identity, place, and conflict over land and water.
Image credit: Ernest Leonard Blumenschein, Ourselves and Taos Neighbors, c. 1940, oil on canvas, 41 x 50 in (104.1 x 127 cm). Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas. Partial Bequest of HJ. Lutcher Stark, 1965 and Partial Gift of Nelda C. Stary, 1973. 31.31.12.A.
This program is sponsored in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts.
A $5 donation is suggested for entry.