National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts and humanities. Its Foundation is dedicated to raising the funds to complete construction of the NHCC campus, support its programs and build a legacy for future generations.
Education – Education is integral to the mission of the NHCC, serving as a primary link to the community. Responsibility to create greater cross-cultural appreciation and understanding of Hispanic culture is taken seriously at the NHCC and education programs are incorporated into all components of programming. The program strives to create long-term, ongoing educational programs for students of all ages.
History and Literary Arts – This program documents Hispanic culture while providing information services focusing on family history and genealogy. The program is made up of a research library, genealogy research room, photo and manuscript archive, and an oral history program. The library’s collection is comprised of over 11,000 titles with an emphasis on the history of the Southwest, Mexico, Spain and Latin America written in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Catalán.
Performing Arts – The Performing Arts program focuses on national and international artists. The program works to preserve, perpetuate, and promote Hispanic culture in New Mexico, the nation, and the world.
Visual Arts – The NHCC Art Museum celebrates diverse forms of art from the most significant traditional to the most innovative, avant-garde. The Museum is home to a growing permanent collection of contemporary and historical art with exhibitions focusing on diverse Hispanic work.