Upcoming Events

The Director is a Socialist and Other Anecdotes from the Edge of Creative Practice

Saturday, April 26, 1pm: LIVING ROOM & WORKSHOP

CCA hosts SFAI for a provocative conversation about the changing roles and responsibilities of cultural organizations. SFAI believes that art can not only illuminate, but also help solve, the most imperative social issues of our time. Although Santa Fe is known for its marketable style and commercial art sales, SFAI aspires to turn this town into a hub for positive social change that addresses the most pressing needs facing diverse regional and global communities. This panel discussion will bring together professionals from several of Santa Fe’s cultural institutions to ask whether creativity is bound to public responsibility. Is the future of art making obliged to create positive societal change? Can art move society’s goal posts? How can beauty and poetics reach beyond “art for arts sake” and create lasting local, national, and international impact?


A Walk Through Enveloping Space

Sunday, April 27, 2pm: spector ripps project space

Santa Fe-based Jane Lackey creates an immersive installation that brings her delicate drawings into three dimensions. Take a walk with Jane and special guests through the installation and discuss the influences and methodologies behind her work.


How to get Published

Saturday, May 3, 2pm: WORKSHOP

In honor of The Armory Show, a celebration of contemporary art in Santa Fe, The Santa Fe Writer's Workshop hosts a workshop to teach you how to get your own writing into the world. Come explore the publishing world with Kyle Dillon Hertz for an afternoon in the hopes that you, too, will one day see your work celebrated in the community.


Following the Ninth

Wednesday, May 7, 4:30pm & 7pm: CINEMATHEQUE

CCA Cinematheque & Santa Fe Symphony present Following the Ninth, a cinematic journey across five continents that explores the heart and soul of one of the world's greatest works of art. Kerry Candaele's film celebrates the possibilities of art to transcend, heal and connect. (U.S., 2013, 90m)

$20 supports the Santa Fe Symphony.


The Hidden Stories of art Practices in Santa Fe

Friday, May 9, 7pm: LIVING ROOM

Santa Fe SpeakEasy and CCA join up for a night of storytelling, swapping tales about the challenging art world of Santa Fe and beyond. From disaster to debt to unrelenting uncertainty, true stories about the adventures and hazards of creative 'life'.


Capital High School Film Festival

Saturday, May 10, 11am - 1pm: CINEMATHEQUE

Students from Capital High School's film department present their newest films. Working with themes of family, students practice editing, shooting, directing, acting in learning to tell the stories most close to them.


All-Book: Workshop and Swap

Sunday, May 11, 2pm: LIVING ROOM & WORKSHOP

An two-part event centered around the book. The Workshop: Through a reconstitution of office recyclables and other common scraps, we will bind the notebooks that tomorrow's love notes and telephone numbers will be torn from.

The swap: Maybe you've got some books that you've read and are ready, but reluctant to discard. All of these books need new homes! Bring them to the CCA for a swap. Any books left behind will be incorporated into the CCA's thirsty community library.


The Roots of Grass Roots

Thursday, May 15, 7pm: LIVING ROOM

How do you start an arts organization from scratch? Are alternative arts initiatives important to a larger art world? Is arts administration an art form? How do duration, location, timing, partnerships, naivite and age figure into the success of artist-run space? Lucy Lippard (co-founder of Printed Matter, NYC), Matthew Chase-Daniel and Jerry Wellman (co-founders, Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe), Steina and Woody Vasulka (co-founders of The Kitchen, NYC), Bob Gaylor and Linda Klosky (co-founders of CCA) discuss the roots of grass roots with Brian McPartlon, Armory Show advisor and former director of 63 Bluxome St. in San Francisco.


Lifesongs Story and Song Concert

Sunday, May 18, 2pm: LIVING ROOM

Join members of the Lifesongs community as they perform original songs written in collaboration with people in nursing care and hospice. The songs range across all musical styles and feature universal life themes including love, heartbreak, spirituality, friendship, family, isolation, economic hardship, marriage, and belief systems.



Tuesday, May 20, 7pm: CINEMATHEQUE

Considered by some to be the most influential modern architect, I.M. Pei is in his 80s when he returns to his ancestral home of Suzhou, China to build a modern museum. Combining the architecture of the 2,500 year-old city with modern concepts, Pei goes beyond his Louvre renovation in an integration of the old and the new. CCA Cinematheque & Santa Fe Opera team up to present this special event. (U.S., 2010, 53m)


High Mayhem Presents

Saturday, May 24, 7:30-10:30pm: MAIN GALLERY, $5-20

High Mayhem and CCA gather together three generations of creative musicians. Live performances by The Rampant Egos Big Band, iNK oN pA- PER, and Angelo Harmsworth in the Munoz Waxman Gallery. Tasty treats and a cash bar.


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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Santa Fe Symphony presents Following the Ninth

“A majestic sonic travelogue …inspires genuine awe … the rarest of films: ineffable and transformative.”Village Voice
This cinematic journey across five continents explores the heart and soul of one of the world’s greatest works of art. Completely deaf and adrift from the people he loved, Ludwig van Beethoven composed his Ninth Symphony as an act of transcendence near the end of his life, and it became an anthem of hope, from the protests in Tiananmen Square to the resistance movement in Pinochet’s Chile. Kerry Candaele’s film celebrates the possibilities of art to transcend, heal and connect. (U.S., 2013, 90m, DCP)

4:30p and 7:00p Wednesday, May 7 • $20 Supports the Symphony