Skip to main content

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum curator named to Young Leaders Program

.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. â€" Jadira Gurulé is familiar with narratives.

As a curator at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum, Gurulé helps move a story forward.

She was responsible for the exhibit, “Que Chola,” which grabbed national and international attention.

National Hispanic Cultural Center curator Jadira Gurulé was selected to the United States-Spain Council’s Young Leaders Program.

Recently, she was named as one of 10 leaders in the Young Leaders Program, put together by the United States-Spain Council.


The program was launched in 2001 and gives the young professionals a unique opportunity to visit Madrid and Valencia, Spain for a week-long immersion program in Spanish culture.

This includes meetings with Spanish government and business leaders, in-depth cultural tours, and conversations with fellow young Spanish leaders.

The trip was set to take place at the end of June, but has since been postponed. A new date will be given.

“Despite the inevitable delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to congratulate this year’s exceptional class of young leaders selected to the program. Each year I am impressed by the immense talent and strong credentials exhibited by our cohort and those that apply to join,” said United States-Spain Council Honorary Chair U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas. “Becoming a U.S.-Spain Young Leader is the opportunity to see first-hand the strong international friendship that ties the United States and Spain together. This bond serves as the foundation on the long history of diplomatic cooperation and joint economic prosperity between our two nations.”

Gurulé says she hadn’t heard of the program until former NHCC executive director Rebecca Avitia encouraged her to apply.

“It’s such a cool opportunity to share with the group what the NHCC does,” she says. “I haven’t worked through all the details yet. It’s a hefty goal to engage in programs like this. You are representing your center, representing your state and country. There’s a lot to unpack and I’ll see what rises to the surface.”

The Albuquerque native has been involved with the NHCC since 2008, when she began volunteering as a docent. After a stint as an intern with the Visual Arts Department in 2016, she was officially hired as a curator.

“I’m looking forward to sharing the work that the NHCC does with a new group of people,” she says. “I’ve never been to Spain and am looking forward to learn in a different arena.”


Popular posts from this blog

History of Art Timeline

The historical past of art is usually told as a chronology of masterpieces created during each civilization. It can thus be framed as a narrative of high culture, epitomized by the Wonders of the World. On any other hand, vernacular art expressions can even be integrated into art historic narratives, called folk arts or craft. The more intently that an art historian engages with these latter sorts of low culture, the much more likely it is that they will determine their work as analyzing visual culture or cloth culture, or as contributing to fields associated with art historical past, akin to anthropology or archaeology. In the latter cases, art gadgets may be called archeological artifacts. Surviving art from this era comprises small carvings in stone or bone and cave painting. The first traces of human-made gadgets appeared in southern Africa, the Western Mediterranean, Central and Eastern Europe Adriatic Sea, Siberia Baikal Lake, India, and Australia. These first traces are general…

How to Show Art Work when the Gallery Says No Thanks

There are places in the town where you live where you can show your artwork when the big gallery you solicited said, "No, thanks."
Other artists may need to find venues other than galleries to show their artworks as well. Visual artists living in art-rich communities where there is a lot of local competition will need to get creative about display opportunities.

Or on the other hand, in towns without large art venues, it is important for artists to find smaller and less obvious places to show your art.

How to Show Art Work When The Gallery Says No Thanks

1. Show Where You Go

The most successful approach to finding a place in your town to display your artwork is to solicit a place that you go to frequently. Make a list of all the places you go to each day, each week, and each month.

Make a special trip, or the next time you visit note if the establishment currently exhibits any artwork, if it is local, and if it is for sale.

Also note if they have available wall space where a…

Watch: This Crashing Wave Art Installation in South Korea Brings Seaside Tranquility to a Busy City

Salvador Dalí was one of the most famous painters of the 20th century. The Surrealist's self-promotional antics and bizarre artwork made him an international celebrity early in his career, and there are still traces of him littered throughout pop culture. References to the melting clocks in his most famous painting, The Persistence of Memory, have cropped up on everything from The Simpsons to news coverage of the 2015 New England Patriots's Deflategate scandal. His distinctive personal style is now so iconic that he has become a Halloween costume—one instantly recognizable by mustache al one.The artist's long career was full of unexpected twists, and even if you've seen his work, you probably don't know how far-reaching his influence remains today, more than a century after he was born on May 11, 1904. 1. Salvador Dalí started painting when he was just a kid. Dalí painted one of his earliest known works, Landscape of Figueres, in 1910, when was about 6 years ol…