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Join us for a new exhibit on the Gutierrez Hubbell House History & Cultural Center grounds.

Beginning December 19, 2020, "Enduring Querencias: Lost and Reclaimed Expressions of Home" shares the photos, memories, and poetry of guest curator Esther M. Garcia and other South Valley residents in a nuanced reflection on loss and resilience.

"Enduring Querencias" draws on poetry, story-telling, and visual imagery to capture the  South Valley’s cultural landscape and people. It explores how different South Valley residents answer the question: what happens when a sense of home is lost and when it is reclaimed? 

Garcia says “Creating Enduring Querencias brought me back to my roots. The observations and conversations rekindled my attachment to home, and gave me a feeling of safety, nurturing, and belonging. They are not an outsider’s perspective. I am an MA student in the Chicana and Chicano Studies department at the University of New Mexico. Born and raised in the South Valley, as a daughter of the community, I am invested and compelled to draw from the past to honor a truth born of this place, mi querencia.

The exhibit is located outdoors, along the Open Space walking trails. 

Click here to register for this event.

The grounds, trails, and parking are open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Gutiérrez-Hubbell House itself and restrooms remain closed to the public.

Please follow COVID-safe practices when visiting the exhibit and grounds.

For more info, please see our Coronavirus page or our video explaining guidelines for safely visiting Bernalillo County Open Spaces.


How to Participate:

What: "Enduring Querencias: Lost and Reclaimed Expressions of Home," an outdoor exhibit

Dates: December 19, 2020 - March 27, 2021

Location: Gutiérrez-Hubbell House, a Bernalillo County Open Space; 6029 Isleta Blvd SW

Hours: trails, grounds, and parking open dawn-to-dusk, every day

Call 505-244-0507 for more information or to request accommodation. 

Museum and grounds are ADA compliant and NM Safe Certified for COVID-19 safe practices.


Reserve your spot online for these special programs!

Opening Talk with Guest Curator Esther M. Garcia

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020

See the program here.


Youth Photo Workshop 

In-person, limited capacity

Saturday Jan. 16, 2021  from 12-3 p.m.

Live Poetry Reading

Virtual event (see flyer to right)

Saturday Feb 20, 2021 from 1-2:30 p.m. pdf

See the program here.


Panel Discussion: Querencia Lost & Reclaimed

Virtual event 

Saturday March 6, 2021 from 1-2:30 p.m.

See the program here.

Closing Day: Curator-led tours


Postponed to May 2021. Date coming soon!

See for program reservations and current information on museum access. Due to COVID-19, the museum has limited hours and requires advance ticketing. Admission and programs are FREE. 


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