Upcoming Events


Live Music/Silent Film: THE WIND with The Invincible Czars

The band: “A rare breed…. renowned for eclectic and sophisticated compositions.”
A cult favorite from Austin travels north to create a live soundtrack to the classic THE WIND. The Inivincible Czars fuse a stunning array of music into a smart, atmopheric sound; and Victor Seastrom’s classic film follows a strong woman (Lillian Gish) who moves to a god-forsaken town, only to find herself in increasingly difficult circumstances, including the near-constantly howling wind. The screenplay is by the legendary Frances Marion. (U.S., 1928, 95m, digital video)

7:30p Thursday, September 25 • $10 in advance/$12 at door

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Sagrada: Mystery of Creation

“**** … A philosophical meditation on art, design and time. Beautiful. 4 Stars." –Tribune de Genève
They broke ground in 1882; they are about halfway through. The building is the  Sagrada Família in Barcelona, designed by the Antoni Gaudí, continues to advance, thanks to an international army of workers—including one sculptor who has been at it for 30 years— and history with highs and lows. More than any building, the Sagrada Familia encourages questions about architecture, creativity and process. (Germany, Switzerland, 2012, 89 mins, DCP)

Starts Friday, September 26 • Special Opening Event 7:00p Fri, Sept 26, presented by Friends of Architecture Santa Fe

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The Friendship Club presents The Sting

“One of those instances where everything good about Hollywood just fell into one place at the right time … Magnificent, timeless stuff.” ­Empire
It’s the con of a lifetime. Two grifters (Robert Redford and Paul Newman) set out to avenge the murder of their friend by swindling a mobster (Robert Shaw). Featuring Scott Joplin’s brilliant music and wondrous performances, this is one of the most entertaining films of all time. (U.S., 1973, 127m, DCP)

7:00p Sunday, September 28! $15 benefits The Friendship Club

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This Is A Stereotype

“This Is A Stereotype” is an artistic narrative about the possible causes and effects surrounding Indigenous identity with the intention to socially engage the public. The project is compiled of historical footage sourced from the Archives of the Institute of American Indian Arts’ "Native American Video Tape Archive, 1976” juxtaposed with imagery and interviews from contemporary artists, scholars, and activists from across the United States. “This Is A Stereotype” invites the viewer to become an active participant in society, thinking critically when making decisions regarding culture and appropriation. (U.S., 2014, digital video)

6:00p Wednesday, October 1! Filmmakers Cannupa Hanska Luger, Dylan McLaughlin and Ginger Dunnill in person! $3 Suggested Donation


Perspectives on Healing the Body

Interact with the exhibition in a unique and dynamic form. After recently finishing yoga teacher training, former CCA staffer Naomi Gibbons will lead a Vinyasa yoga class amongst Chuck Ginnever’s sculptures, providing the chance to truly see ‘New Perspectives’ from all angles. Invite art and movement to heal your body through this Vinyasa flow. Please bring all your yoga essentials: mat, towel,
comfortable clothing and water.

Saturday, October 4: 2pm // Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, $10

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Walking The Great Divide

“No other film captures the beauty and grandeur of the king of trails” –Nashville Public TV
Outdoor documentary specialist Mark Flagler interviews over 30 hikers as they embark on a 5-6 month thru-hike traversing New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.  Share the trials and triumphs as Flagler and his fellow hikers brave high altitude trekking, intense desert heat, cross country navigation and deep canyons.  Follow Flagler as he hikes through 21 wilderness areas, 3 national parks, and one national monument to capture this national treasure.

Whether you are a long-distance walker, day hiker, or outdoor enthusiast, this primitive backcountry trail provides you with the opportunity to experience the unique and scenic areas which surround it.  Whether you walk only a few steps or are planning a CDT thru-hike you will quickly see why it is coined ‘The King of Trails’. This screening of Walking the Great Divide is part of the Flagler Films Long-Distance Hiking Tour, visiting 9 cities with 14 shows over 15 days!

2:00p Sunday October 5 only! with director Mark Flagler in person!

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"Complementary and Alternative Medicine and

Psychiatry: An Evidence Based Approach"

Presented by UNM Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Marlene P. Freeman, MD,
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
From St. John’s Wort to Omega-3 fatty acids, from acupuncture to exercise, Americans are turning to complementary and alternative medicine to treat their behavioral health challenges. What do we really know about the effectiveness or safety of these alternatives to more traditionally-researched psychotherapies or psychiatric drugs?

6:00p Wednesday, October 8 - FREE and Open to the Public!


Gallery Nights Kick-Off

Enjoy an after-work cocktail and check out the exhibition, learn a new skill and grab a bite to eat! CCA kicks off new evening hours with hands-on workshops, partnering with food trucks and local bars to create a socially engaging gallery experience. Mark your calendars for a fabulous evening of art and entertainment every second Thursday at Gallery Nights. This month CCA’s programming coordinator, Angie Rizzo, will be leading a geometric paper shape-making workshop complete with a contest and prizes! Let’s see who can fold the fastest...
Thursday, October 9: 5 – 9pm // Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, $5

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Last Days in Vietnam

“Observant, incisive, and at times both heartrending and inspiring.” –Hollywood Reporter
In 1975, as North Vietnamese forces closed in on Saigon, South Vietnamese resistance quickly crumbled, leaving a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives to prepare the withdrawal, and help rescue as many of their allies as possible. But the White House issues strict instructions: evacuate only Americans. This tale of heroism, under the most extreme of situations, comes from Emmy-winning director Rory Kennedy. (U.S., 2014, 98m, DCP)

Saturday, October 11 only! Time TBD!


Harness the Night Sky

CCA takes a field trip! Simone Seagle, assistant director of Space Science at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science will lead a workshop on celestial navigation and mythology. Using the stars, simple geometry, and the horizon we will learn how to locate ourselves in the landscape and become more aware of our surroundings. See the sky close-up through a telescope and enjoy the 360-degree views from Veteran’s Memorial Outlook. Come early to take advantage of this rare opportunity to witness the sunset in Tent Rocks, and bundle-up as the temperature will drop once the sun goes down.
Saturday, October 11: 7pm (weather permitting) // Tent Rocks, $7 suggested donation – (Tent Rocks park fee waived for attendees)

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Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Year-round programming, filmmakers from around the globe, awards galas, celebrity guests and spectacular parties erupt into the main event this October.  The fest that was dubbed “a young Sundance” by Indiwire Magazine presents its sixth season.
   The Santa Fe Independent Film Fest begins October 15th and comes to a close October 19th, presenting 5 days and nights of films, discussions and parties in the heart of downtown Santa Fe.  Over 30 feature films, 60 shorts, five days and nights of parties and community events, awards gala, educational panels and discussions, the hottest independent films of 2014 and much more…

October 15 - 19! Click here for more info!


Lannan Foundation presents a Video Lecture by Glenn Greenwald: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

Hong Kong, May 2013: Glenn Greenwald meets a source claiming to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying. The 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s revelations about the agency’s widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security and information privacy .In April 2014, Greenwald and his colleagues at The Guardian received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. In a lecture taped in June, Greenwald recounted his high-intensity investigation, examining the broader implications of the surveillance and revealing the NSA’s unprecedented abuse of power.

7:00p Tuesday, October 21 • $5 Suggested Donation

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An Evening with Jon Jost

One of America’s most important trailblazing independent filmmakers, Jon Jost began making 16mm films in 1963. He has made 38 feature-length films, all of which he has conceived, written, photographed, directed and edited; most of these he also produced. He has made more than 30 short works and the large-scale, seven-screen installation work, TRINITY. Jost was the subject of a MoMA retrospective that subsequently traveled to  venues around the world. Jost will show his latest work, COMING TO TERMS, a meditation on family and mortality that Jonathan Rosenbaum called Jost’s “greatest feature …  (bringing together his) exquisitely meditative sense of visual surface and texture with his tragic sense of how America has been losing its soul … geology and psychology meet on the same devastated terrain — the wasted world that we all currently inhabit.” The film stars the legendary filmmaker James Benning. (U.S., 2013, 85m)

7:00p Thursday October 23


Three Muses Drawing Extravaganza

Bring your easels and drawing materials for an evening of figure drawing at the CCA. Not one but THREE nude female models will pose and interact with the exhibition, allowing for unexpected and unique figure-drawing opportunities. John Tollett and Eric Thomson, hosts of two of Santa Fe’s longest running drawing groups at Argos Studio, will be lead a 4-hour drawing session at CCA. This special evening will also include snacks and a chance to check out the exhibition after-hours. To RSVP, email angie@ccasantafe.org.
Saturday, October 25: 5 – 9pm // Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, $18, RSVP required


Play + Write + Share

Instructors and participants from an on-going series of workshops called PLAY + WRITE + MIX read their poetry and prose and display their projects at this final celebratory event. Members of Cut+Paste Society as well as board members of New Mexico Literary Arts will read. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. PLAY + WRITE + MIX is a series of three affordable workshops in October that explore writing through traditional and contemporary visual communication. The workshops are open to the public and cost $10 each. Scholarships available. For more information see www.nmliteraryarts.org or contact nmliteraryarts@gmail.com. Registration begins Sept. 1.
Sunday, October 26: 2-3:30pm // CCA Living Room and Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery, FREE


CCA Artist Supper Club

This new and exciting venture to support CCA for its 35th anniversary was launched by a group of Santa Fe artists. These accomplished artists are serving as hosts and chefs for very special suppers during the months of May - September 2014. Each artist has designed a memorable multi-course dining experience for their guests as well as a personal home and studio tour. See below to learn more about these wonderful artists and their supper plans.

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