Freedom of Speech and the NM Museum of International Folk Art
presented by the Rio Grande Chapter of the Special Libraries Association

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001
1:00 - 5:00 pm

NM Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Registration Fee: $10.00 includes admission to the museum and refreshments

The current exhibit: "Cyber Arte at the Folk Art Museum: Tradition meets technology" is an exhibit featuring computer-inspired work by contemporary Hispana/Chicana/Latina artists all of whom combine elements traditionally defined as "folk" with computer technology to create a new aesthetic. As you may know this exhibit has created quite a controversy in the state and across the nation. One of the pieces by California artist, Alma Lopez, "Our Lady" is a representation of the Virgin of Guadalupe displayed as a modern young woman in a floral bikini.

Our program will focus on the rights individuals and institutions have under the first amendment to the constitution. We will then look at the specific situation at the Folk Art Museum. Dr. Joyce Ice the Director of the Folk Art Museum and Dr. Tom Wilson, Director of Museums for the State will talk about their decision to hang the exhibit and the compromise they made on the exhibit. Our other panelist will be a noted Santa Fe Attorney who is a first amendment scholar. Mr. Saul Cohen will set the stage for the discussion we will have. The panelists have requested that this program be interactive so all attendees are encouraged to bring questions and comments to enliven the discussion. Following the panel discussion, we invite you to visit the exhibit and make up your own mind.

Please come and bring a friend!
Please register by October 8 for the panel: "Freedom of Speech and the Museum..."
Send the following details to:
Gloria Zamora
937 Old Bridge Ct.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Name: ___________________________________
Institution: ________________________________
Address: _________________________________
Phone: ____________________ Fax: ___________
Email: ____________________
Check one:
___ I will register by e-mail and pay at the museum
___ Enclosed is a check made payable to SLA Rio Grande Chapter
___ Register me, I will pay at the museum.

Directions: from Albuquerque - I25 North, third SF exit, Old Pecos Trail, turn right take Old Pecos Trail to second light at Zia Rd. Right on Zia Rd.
Go to end of Zia and make a left on Old Santa Fe Trail. Continue on Old Santa Fe Trail to Camino Lejo, left on Camino Lejo, follow signs to the
Folk Art Museum.
From Santa Fe and points north. At Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail, go south on Old Santa Fe Trail. At the Y in the road, veer to the left
and stay on Old Santa Fe Trail. Continue on Old Santa Fe Trail to a four way stop. Go through the four way stop to Camino Lejo and make a right
on Camino Lejo, follow signs the the Folk Art Museum.

Updated: 9/23/01