Three Women, One Story, and the Generational Power of Native American Art

Unlisted Livestream

Thursday, April 22, 2021
6 PM

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In this much-anticipated appearance, author and editor Kate Nelson discusses the life and work of Pablita Velarde, Helen Hardin, and Margaret Bagshaw (mother, daughter, and granddaughter respectively), through an insightful journalistic lens. Follow along as she takes participants on a journey through the lives and art of "three women, one story, 1,000 years of Native American art in under an hour," and hear what it means to document a celebrated legacy of successful female artists in print.

For three decades, Kate Nelson has documented colorful and varied stories of New Mexico from her base in the Sandía Mountain foothills, near Albuquerque. Author of the biography Helen Hardin: A Straight Line Curved, she is also the managing editor of New Mexico Magazine, where her writing has won national honors. Nelson’s book, Helen Hardin: A Straight Line Curved, is now on sale in the Museum Store.

This live, virtual program will last approximately 60 minutes and contains a Q & A component. The program will be recorded and available to view roughly one month later on the Crocker’s YouTube channel and select social media platforms. Want to see more free or low-cost programs like this? Please consider making a donation. All gifts, large or small, are appreciated.


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Image: Helen Hardin (Santa Clara, 1943–1984), Changing Woman (detail), 1980. Etching, ed. 1/65, 24 3/4 x 18 1/2 in. Loan from Helen Hardin # 1’s LLC.

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