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Posted on: February 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Online Zoom Lectures with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

May Programs with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

As part of the programming for the “Gaspar Enriquez: Chicano Pride, Chicano Soul” exhibition at the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., Manuel Ramírez, Ph.D., will provide a guest lecture on Zoom at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 10.
The lecture will focus on the emergence of a Mexican American identity in El Paso and the borderlands region from the 1920s to 1940s. Please use the following link, webinar ID, and passcode to access the lecture on Zoom.
Webinar ID: 833 2502 5192
Passcode: 061751
Manuel Ramírez is a El Paso native. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas, El Paso and earned his doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi.
Dr. Ramirez has a dual appointment with the history department and Chicana/Chicano studies. Trained as an historian, he has taught numerous courses including the history of El Paso, Mexican Americans, borderlands recreation and leisure, the Great Depression, immigration, and ethnicity, as well as identity, power, and resistance in the borderlands.
Prior to teaching at UTEP, Dr. Ramírez taught at the University of Northern Colorado. His current research interests include the history of Mexican Americans in El Paso and the criminalization of the U.S.-Mexico border.
The next “Listen to Your Art” lecture with the Museum of Art is at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 17 on Zoom. Becci Spruill will be discussing the work of Faith Ringgold. Please use the following link, webinar ID, and passcode to access that lecture on Zoom.
Webinar ID: 839 1928 7097
Passcode: 088529
Becci Spruill currently works as the Assistant Professor of Creative and Fine Arts at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, in Socorro, N.M. Originally, she is from North Carolina, where she earned her Sociology and Fine Art undergraduate degrees.
Spruill received her Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. She also is the co-founder of the Radical Intersectional Printmakers’ Guild and the current Vice President of the Mid-America Print Council.
She has organized and juried multiple exhibitions and panels that work to expand opportunities for historically underfunded and underrepresented artists in the field of printmaking. Her current research interests include the intersection of traditional and digital processes, as well as an exploration of socio-historical impacts on the perception of the feminine body.
Faith Ringgold is an American painter, writer, mixed media sculptor, performance artist, and educator, best known for her narrative quilts.
The Museum of Art is accessible via RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1, Stop 36. Visit the Museums System website at: or follow the Las Cruces Museums on Facebook and Instagram @LCMuseums.
For information, contact Bryan Lee, Education Curator, at 575/541-2217, or by email at

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