#4: Failure and Flow with Glass Artist Robert ‘Spooner’ Marcus, Clearly Indigenous at Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Glass isn’t typically the first material that folks associate with Indigenous artwork. And yet, the medium lends itself well to unique cultural interpretations, combining fundamental elements of earth, air, and fire with generational artistry. Native artists have been drawn to glassblowing since the 1970s, utilizing it to reinterpret traditional forms and tell thoroughly modern stories.…Read more

#3: The Promise of a Photo with Anthropologist Robert Quintana Hopkins and Archivist Hannah Abelbeck, New Mexico Museum History Museum

If a picture is worth a thousand words, who gets to craft that narrative? How does their version compare to others, and what does it tell us about the subject? An era? Ourselves?  Host Charlotte Jusinski and her guest Hannah Abelbeck, archivist at the New Mexico History Museum’s Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, explore…Read more

#2: Sacred Toilet Paper and Santa Corona: The Museum of International Folk Art’s #mask with Santero Arthur López

Masks have become ubiquitous in the last 18 months. In a pinch, they can be constructed out of inexpensive, repurposed materials, while their use (or lack thereof) can provide commentary on how the wearer feels about politics, responsibility, and design––a lot like art. Host Charlotte Jusinski introduces listeners to #mask: Creative Responses to the Global…Read more