Uncovering Missing Local Latino Histories in Northern New Mexico

A few days after arriving in New Mexico, I sat down to talk with a local historian and later an archivist at the state’s oldest museum. Both the historian and archivist were pessimistic about the possibility of finding any support for my topic. Determined, I spent days in the archive pouring over historical documents ofContinue reading “Uncovering Missing Local Latino Histories in Northern New Mexico”

Peruvian Geometric Art: Filling Gaps in Peruvian Art Narratives

In the last decade, what Mari Carmen Ramirez calls the Frida Kahlo’s Syndrome in the US towards Latin American art is breaking down to give place to other art tendencies and histories about Latin American Art. In this perspective, Exhibitions such as Inverted Utopias (2004) in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and TheContinue reading “Peruvian Geometric Art: Filling Gaps in Peruvian Art Narratives”

Collecting and Storing the Past: Objects, Photographs, and the Creation of Chile’s Memory and Human Rights Museum

During the last two weeks of my time in Santiago, my research on Chile’s Memory and Human Rights Museum has covered some exciting, new ground. Interviews with key Museum players – specifically those who have participated in the collection of Museum objects and images – have uncovered a new layer of political complexity, while informalContinue reading “Collecting and Storing the Past: Objects, Photographs, and the Creation of Chile’s Memory and Human Rights Museum”

Making Room for Memory: The Re-Inauguration of Chile’s Memory and Human Rights Museum

I came to Chile this summer to complete ethnographic research on the role that the photographic image plays in present day Chilean memory debates. More specifically, I came to Santiago to observe and document the many way in which Chile’s newly opened Memory and Human Rights Museum employs photographs – be it as a visualContinue reading “Making Room for Memory: The Re-Inauguration of Chile’s Memory and Human Rights Museum”