Atomic Summer

A listing of Atomic Summer Events in the places where it all began,
organized by Recursos de Santa Fe, City of Santa Fe, and Los Alamos County.

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A painting of an asian family breaking the 4th wall while taking tourist pictures at the Trinity Site.
"Trinity Site, Jordana Del Muerto, New Mexico" 1989 Patrick Nagatani

Opera

Doctor Atomic

The opera Doctor Atomic was composed by John Adams, with libretto by Peter Sellars.
The work focuses on dramatic events leading up the test of the first atomic bomb, known as the Trinity Test.

SCHEDULE
  • July 14, 2018
    Opening night of Doctor Atomic 8:30pm

  • July 18, 2018
    Doctor Atomic 8:30pm

  • July 27, 2018
    Doctor Atomic 8:30pm

  • August 2, 2018
    Doctor Atomic 8:00pm

  • August 7, 2018
    Doctor Atomic 8:00pm

  • August 16, 2018
    Doctor Atomic 8:00pm

www.santafeopera.org


Headshot of J. R. Oppenheimer
An old car sits in front of the Los Alamos Project main gate
A man stands in front of a hand-lettered sign warning not to speak about anything seen on the Los Alamos Project

Related Events

Films, Exhibitions and Lectures

May 26 - September 9, 2018
New Mexico Museum of Art
Patrick Nagatani: Invented Realities
nmartmuseum.org

June 7, 2018
Los Alamos Historical Society
Wonders Are Many
Screening of a film about the making of the opera Doctor Atomic.
losalamoshistory.org

June 17, 2018
New Mexico History Museum
Discussion of Oppenheimer's Chair and The Meeting. Discussion with Meridel Rubenstein.
nmhistorymuseum.org

July 8, 2018
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Presented in association with Creative Santa Fe
Tech in the West Conversation: A Disruptive Futures Dialogue
creativesantafe.org

July 12, 2018 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Center for Contemporary Art Cinematheque
Wonders Are Many
Screening of a film about the making of the opera Doctor Atomic.
ccasantafe.org

August 6, 2018
In Remembrance of Hiroshima

August 8, 2018
Recursos de Santa Fe and
La Fonda on the Plaza
Discussion with Dr. Gregg Herken, John E. Haynes, and Jim Fitzpatrick. Valerie Plame, former CIA agent and author on espionage, will moderate the discussion. 6:00pm at La Fonda on the Plaza in the La Terrazza Ballroom at La Fonda Hotel. $10 at the door, no pre-registration

June 3, 2018 - May 31, 209
New Mexico History Museum
Atomic Histories: Remembering New Mexico's Nuclear Past
Oppenheimer's Chair and The Meeting by Meridel Rubenstein.
nmhistorymuseum.org

June 14, 2018 - 7 pm
Recursos de Santa Fe and
La Fonda on the Plaza
Trinity Test
John Hopkinds, Jim Hopkinds, and Ellen Bradbury Reid will discuss what really Happened.
7pm. $10 at the door no reservations required recursos.org
lafondasantafe.com

July 6 - August 18, 2018
Phil Space
Land of Enchantment: Atomic Summer
Tony Price Exhibition at Phil Space
philspacesantafe.com

July 11 - 15, 2018
Presented by Los Alamos Main Street
ScienceFest
losalamosmainstreet.com

July 27 and August 2, 2018
Los Alamos History Museum
Secret and Scenic: Oppenheimer's Los Alamos
losalamoshistory.org

August 7, 2018
Los Alamos History Museum
Los Alamos goes to the Opera
losalamoshistory.org

August 9, 2018
In Remembrance of Nagasaki

SCHEDULE
  • July 13, 2018
    New Mexico History Museum
    Panel Discussion

  • July 14, 2018
    Lensic Performing Arts Center
    Richard Rhodes, author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb


Symposium

Tech and the West

santafeopera.org

A sign cautioning of the presence of radioactive material hangs on a chain link fence with a pasture and mountains in the distance
Several civilians and military personnel stand in front of something unindentifiable at White Sands
A nuclear fireball rises into the dark desert sky

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