One of Those Places
This souvenir from United States depicts some of the great arts and crafts and artworks markets by which New Mexico is known for. This state stand out in the union for its impressive Native American population who, in contrast with other regions in the country, have a clear identity and place in the social landscape. This condition makes it easier for many Native American artisans and artists to devote their lives to art making.
The variety of colors and shapes, of themes and stories is enormous, And it is no wonder as the state blends different nationalities. Ther are various Native American communities, such as Apache, Pueblos, Clovis and Hopis among many others, and also Spanish, Mexicans and Americans. All contribute to create a diverse cultural expression which manifests in unique paintings, sculptures, literature and many other art expressions.
New Mexico in the Arts
New Mexico has a vibrant art scene that is mainly based in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. The art buffs will be delighted to know about the array of museums where he or she can immerse in the rich art production of the region. The most important museums are located in Santa Fe and they include the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. Music lovers should attend performances at Santa Fe Opera, and world famous Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. If visiting Albuquerque, don't miss performances at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and at KiMo Theater. To get a first hand experience of Native American culture, stop by Indian Pueblo Cultural Center where you'll be amazed at the artworks produced by local artists. All in all, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.