Charles Goodman (1843-1912), New Mexico Pioneers, New Mexico mining pioneers in front of stone built residence, from The Afton Watkins Gardner Photograph Collection, ca. 1920s

ONLINE TALK: Where do we stand? Alicia Inez Guzmán on the History of New Mexico

Thursday, April 8, 2021 6pm – 7pm


The public is invited to a talk for Artist Lab: Art Meets History in New Mexico with Alicia Inez Guzmán, PhD. To acknowledge land and histories of land use in New Mexico is to acknowledge the generations of stewards who’ve inhabited this place and the waves of settlers brought with colonization. How do we speak about those histories truthfully and with care? How do artists draw from this entangled and complex past? And, in what ways do all of us create new narratives about place that move us into the future? Guzmán will speak about the multiple, overlapping, and contradictory histories of land use in New Mexico through the lens of this region’s visual culture. Presented in partnership with Kolaj Institute.

Alicia Inez Guzmán is a writer, editor, educator, and curator She holds a BAFA in Art History from UNM and an MA and PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester. She completed her dissertation as a Predoctoral Fellow at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center in American Modernism. She is currently producing a ninepart, limited series podcast called Unsettled with the Santa Fe Art Institute.