Upcoming Events


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)


CCA and 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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Wild Earth Guardians present DamNation

It’s blend of history, face-melting nature cinematography and Edward Abbey-style criminal mischief lays bare this truth in a way that is educational, entertaining, and, perhaps most importantly, inspirational.” –Santa Barbara Independent
Winner of a dozen awards at festivals around the world, this powerful odyssey by Ben Knight and Travis Runnel tracks the evolution in our understanding of dams, as our rivers become more endangered. From scientists to activists to fishermen to indigenous communities, DAMNATION tracks the movement to take down the dams and celebrates as rivers come back to life. (U.S., 2014, 87m, digital)

7:00p Wednesday, October 22

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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

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Presented by Santa Fe Climbing Center
The ninth annual Reel Rock Film Tour brings the best in climbing and adventure films to local audiences across the globe. Reel Rock shows are spirited events where climbers and outdoors lovers come together to celebrate and sample the ultimate in adventure filmmaking.
In its ninth year, the REEL ROCK Film Tour features a special presentation of the highly-anticipated feature-length film VALLEY UPRISING. The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite. The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle in the Valley, living on red wine and boiled potatoes, clashing with National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed down across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination.
8:00p Thursday, November 13 • Click Here for tickets!!

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Pretty Faces "The Story of a Skier Girl"

Executive Producer (& hometown hero local Santa Fean) Claire Smallwood IN PERSON!
SheJumps.org presents the Santa Fe screening of Pretty Faces: the Story of a Skier Girl--a film celebrating women who thrive in the snow. This film is guaranteed to get you stoked for winter! Santa Fe native Claire Smallwood is a producer on the film and the co-founder of SheJumps. Join the community in celebrating this film's vision and passion for showcasing amazing women living their dreams around the world.

Pretty Faces is the story of a skier girl. A film that celebrates women who thrive in the snow and are committed to taking the path less traveled to accomplish their dreams. The concept for the film was originated by professional big mountain skier and SheJumps co-founder, Lynsey Dyer with the objective of giving women and girls, young and old, a voice and source of inspiration through a unique look at what is possible when boundaries are broken, dreams captured and friendships cultivated. In Lynsey’s words “I wanted to give young girls something positive to look up to...I wanted to give them their Blizzard of Ahhh’s, Ski Movie or High Life, but done in a way that also shows the elegance, grace, community and style that is unique to women in the mountains.” Click Here to purchase tickets in advance!

8:00p Saturday, November 15 • Advance tickets highly recommended, click here!