CFA News & Events

Someone to Ride the River With

“Someone to ride the river with,” a saying used in the Western United States during the late 1800s, referred to a person who could be counted on, someone who was reliable. In the spirit of this adage, MFA photography students in the Southwest are banding together to form a network through which they can provide support and help one another to navigate the uncertain waters of academia and the art world.

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2016 CFA Dean’s List

CFA Dean Kymberly Pinder is pleased to announce the Dean’s List after fall 2016. These students have achieved a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on 12 or more graded credit hours. This honor is listed on the students transcript. Congratulations CFA scholars!

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Musicology Colloquium Series

This talk will examine the first zarzuela ever written, El laurel de Apolo (1658), by Calderón de la Barca. Though largely ignored by musicologists due to its lack of surviving music, Dr. Quinn will show that a focus on its soundscape reveals a critique of the governance of the Hapsburg Empire.

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Decolonizing Nature: Resistance | Resilience | Revitalization

To help the New Mexico public apprehend our precarious
ecological time the Land Arts Program in the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico in partnership with several other UNM departments, programs, centers and institutes, will host a public forum “Decolonizing Nature: Resistance, Resilience, Revitalization.” The conference will begin on April 19 and culminate on Earth Day, April 22, 2017.

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CFA Hosts AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels for World AIDS Day

In June 1987 a group of strangers in San Francisco gathered to remember the names and lives of their loved ones that they feared history would forget. Their loved ones would be remembered with the first quilt panel, and soon their voices would swell to tens of thousands, calling for compassion and action in the age of HIV/AIDS.

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Mexico’s Broken Heart: Music, Politics, and Sentimentalism in Bolero

Musicology Colloquium Series: Scenes depicting musicians performing are found in a range of colonial art forms. Here, I briefly explore religious music from the 16th century through an examination of mission design and manuscript illuminations, and secular or profane music from the 18th century represented in genre paintings, domestic spaces, and biombos.

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SubPhono Sway

An evening of eclectic music and dance. Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 8:00pm at the CFA Downtown Studio. Featuring new music, live instrumental works, and choreography.

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