Our top five picks for the next five days: arts and culture events in the Southwest.
UNM Art Museum / Albuquerque
Monday, March 22
UNM Art Museum presents a web-based sound installation and virtual community space engaging the history, present, and potential futures of the Rio Grande. Viewers will be guided along the river, where they will hear the songs of vocalists emerge from points along its 1,800-mile length.
Blanton Museum of Art / Austin
Thursday, March 18, 4 pm MST
2021 marks the 500th anniversary of the fall of the Aztec capital of Mexico to an army of Spanish and Indigenous allies. This panel assesses the effects of such a cataclysmic event by focusing on murals produced in Yucatán and maps that depict the north of Mexico and what is now the southwestern United States.
Denver Art Museum / Denver
Wednesday, March 24, 6-7 pm MST
DAM presents a talk with Colorado artist Tya Alisa Anthony. Anthony uses photography, collage, and sculpture to give voice to the stories of often marginalized people as well as the social, economic, and natural environments that surround them as part of Denver’s annual Month of Photography event.
Phoenix Art Museum / Phoenix
Thursday, March 18, 7-8 pm MST
Join Dr. Rebecca Senf for a discussion of Making A Photographer, her monograph dedicated to the beginning of Adams’s career. Drawing on copious archival research, Senf traces the first three decades of Adams’s photographic practice, from childhood to his Guggenheim-supported National Parks photography of the 1940s.
Utah Film Center / Salt Lake City
Wednesday, March 24, 7-9 pm MST
Currently, women make up less than one-quarter of all those employed in STEM occupations in the U.S., but the terrain is changing. Picture a Scientist chronicles the groundswell of women scientists who are part of that shift. After the screening, join women in STEM professions in Utah for a discussion.