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Breakfast with the Curators

Heartbeat: Music of the Southwest

August 23, 2013 8:30 am through 10:00 am

Breakfast with Tony Chavarria, MIAC Curator of Ethnology, followed by a behind the scenes tour of ‘Heartbeat: Music of the Southwest’ opening in September 2013.

Music is the universal cornerstone around which life’s rhythms resound. The music of the Southwest is the heartbeat of American Indian life, encompassing over two thousand years of variety and sophistication. Continuing to evolve, musicians of the indigenous southwest express themselves through traditional forms as well as a wide variety of modern musical styles. 

Utilizing the extraordinary musical collections of the museum and multimedia of the sights and sounds of musical styles and elements, Heartbeat is a vibrant exhibition exploring the role of music and music making in the life of the Southwest’s Native people. 

This popular series provides an opportunity to meet and learn about Native American artists and arts through talks, tours of our exhibits, or behind the scenes with MIAC curators, scholars and artists. Reservations are required for each event, and seating is limited.

Call the MIAC shop for tickets at 505-982-5057 or purchase in person at the MIAC shop. Full breakfast at the Museum Hill Café, followed by programs at the Museum. Cost is $35 per person, or $30 per person for MNMF members. Museum admission included.