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Program 362: Disappearing Places and Art in Place in the Americas; Sacred New Mexico
Release Date: 04-19-2014
Listen in as we chat about experiencing impressive site-specific art in the Americas, then learn about endangered heritage sites in Latin America and Iberia. We'll also explore some quiet "sacred places" scattered across New Mexico’s dramatic landscapes.
- Norma Barbacci, Latin America and Iberia coordinator for the World Monuments Fund
- Amanda Renshaw, editor of "Art and Place: Site Specific Art of the Americas" (Phaedon)
- Christina Nealson, author of "New Mexico's Sanctuaries, Retreats, and Sacred Places" (Wildwords), and "Drive Me Wild: A Western Odyssey" (self-published)
- The World Monuments Fund "2014 Watch List" has added 67 heritage sites in 41 countries to their list of sites requiring protection.
- Some of the sites Norma Barbacci discusses include the Chan Chan buffer zone in Peru, the historic center of Seville, Spain, and the Ruta de la Amistad in Mexico City.
- Amanda Renshaw edited the book "Art and Place," profiling site-specific art in the Americas, published by Phaidon.
- The Detroit Institute of Arts posts online photos of the Diego Rivera murals in its Rivera Court.
- Christina Nealson's website includes a link to a new e-book edition of the revised second edition of "New Mexico's Sanctuaries, Retreats, and Sacred Places.”
- The website for the Santa Niño de Atocha chapel in Chimayo, New Mexico.
- Wikipedia describes the kivas of the American Southwest.
- The National Park Service operates the Petroglyph National Monument near Albuquerque.