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2017 May, City of Santa Fe Launches Global Arts & Culture Initiative

May 1, 2017; Santa Fe, NM: The City of Santa Fe is pleased to announce, “Santa Fe Celebrates Global Arts & Culture,” an arts and cultural initiative organized around a series of global art exhibitions traveling to Santa Fe in 2017.

Beginning May 10th, Cathedral Park in downtown Santa Fe will host The PRADO in Santa Fe 92 full scaled mounted reproductions of masterpieces from the Museo del Prado in Madrid. The City of Santa Fe, the Spanish Colonial Arts Society and the New Mexico Multi-Cultural Foundation coordinated the exhibition that spearheaded development of the Santa Fe Celebrates of Global Arts & Culture 2017 year-long citywide celebrations of world-class exhibitions, markets and performances. Many Santa Fe institutions—including museums, the Santa Fe Opera, the Lensic Performing Art Center, and the unique Santa Fe Cultural Markets—have joined together in this effort to highlight first-class art and culture from around the world in Santa Fe.

In addition, the New Mexico Museum of Art opens Lines of Thought—Drawing from Michelangelo to Now-from the British Museum beginning May 27 through September 17, 2017. The exhibition will examine artists’ relationship to drawing as a means of recording and include drawings from Pablo Picasso, Franz Kline, Paul Cézanne, and Rachel Whiteread, to name a few. In total, the British Museum will lend the NM Museum of Art a collection of 70 drawings ranging from the fifteenth century to present day.

In addition to the visiting British Museum and Prado exhibitions, visitors to Santa Fe in 2017 will experience a vast array of high-quality, global cultural experiences from Velázquez to Frida Kahlo, from rarely exhibited Chinese quilts to Steve Jobs, from passionate Flamenco to stunning opera.

In the evenings, the city’s world-class restaurants will finish off an idyllic day in an environment where cuisine, art and culture meet.

Some of the seasons’ highlights include:

  • Dan and Arlo Namingha Contemporary Sculpture June 1, 2017 – May 13, 2018, Santa Fe Botanical Garden
  • Spring & Fiber Fest: Life on the Trails of the Southwest June 3rd & 4th, 2017, El Rancho de las Golondrinas
  • The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, Die Fledermaus, Lucia di Lammermoor, The Golden Cockerel, Alcina from June 30th – August 26th, 2017, Santa Fe Opera
  • Santa Fe Bandstand, July 5 through August 25, 2017

For a complete list of performances, exhibitions, markets and events participating in “Santa Fe Celebrates Global Arts and Culture”, please visit https.


Media Contacts:
Cynthia Delgado
TOURISM Santa Fe
Tel: 505 955 6221
Email: cmdelgado@santafe.org

Carlyn Topkin / Matt Sessions
Lou Hammond Group
Tel: 212 891 0214 | 212 891 0228
Email: carlynt@louhammond.com | matts@louhammond.com


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