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Science On Screen: PANIC IN THE STREETS with Ben Althouse

Presented by Santa Fe Institute
Elia Kazan's 1950s film noir follows a U.S. Public Health Service agent and a police detective as they race through the streets of New Orleans to prevent an outbreak of pneumonic plague. The movie, filmed entirely on location in New Orleans, won an Oscar for best writing and launched the genre of outbreak movies. Biologist and Epidemiologist Ben Althouse, an SFI Omidyar Fellow, will use this film as a backdrop to examine the history of public health response to infectious disease.

7:00p Monday, March 31 - $10, $8 for CCA and SFI Members!


Making the Newspaper of Record

Sunday, March 30, 2pm: LIVING ROOM.

Artists from All the News Fit to Print come together on the closing day of the exhibition to discuss how the New York Times operates within their work, how news, newspaper, headlines, images, circulation, authority, and current events become muse and medium.


Paper Dosa

Saturday, March 29, 7-10pm; $50

Founders of Paper Dosa Chef Paulraj and his wife Nellie Devine present traditional South Indian dosas served with sambar {a spiced lentil stew}, tomato chutney and fresh coconut chutney.

Paul recently left his postition as Executive Chef of Dosa, a renowned South Indian restaurant in San Francisco, to bring Santa Feans a fresh taste of Indian food.

Ticket price $50 each; includes dinner + ceramic plate by SCUBA and Clay Fox


Catchment by Cheri Ibes

March 19 - 25: OUTDOORS

Cheri Ibes is a Santa Fe-based installation artist whose experimental works subtly examine our relationship with the environment. Her temporary outdoor installation, Catchment, will be on view March 19-25 in front of the Munoz Waxman Gallery.

PRESS: ABQ journal

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Friends of Architecture Santa Fe present If You Build It

“Inspiring … uplifting … celebrates just how much design can accomplish.” Architectural Record
It’s one of America's most innovative classrooms, in one of the nation’s most impoverished towns. A group of high school students, under the tutelage of two innovative design-builders, learn to create their own structures, and then embark upon a building for the entire town. But it won’t be easy: resistance from the school board, racial tension and a series of natural disasters turn a goodwill project into a test of wills. Patrick Creadon (WORDPLAY, I.O.U.S.A) has created an indelible portrait of the importance of design and the power of perseverance. (U.S., 2013, Long Shot Factory, 84m)

7:00p Sunday, March 23 with Studio H's Matt Miller in person!!


The Sonic White

Sunday, March 9, 2pm: Main Gallery

Musician Bill Williams and Poet Cyril Christo will present reflections on the cryosphere.

"A time will come in later years when the Ocean will unloose the bands of things, when the immeasurable earth will lie open, when seafarers will discover new countries, and Thule will no longer be the extreme point among the islands."
Medea, Seneca (4BC-65 AD)

The Royal Breadshow, Porcelain Sculptures with Axle

Saturday, March 8, 12pm: Workshop

Axle Contemporary invites you to make small porcelain sculptures as part of their Royal Breadshow at SITE Santa Fe. The sculptures will be fired, exhibited in Axle mobile gallery, then placed in the celebration loaves, baked by participating local bakeries. Loaves will be sold at bakeries, The Farmer's Market, and in the Axle Contemporary gallery. Proceeds from sales will be split between the bakeries, the gallery, and organizations that feed the hungry. For more information visit The Royal Breadshow Project.


Shackleton’s Ekphrastic: Writing Antarctica

Sunday, March 2, 2pm: Workshop

A writing workshop held by Christopher J. Johnson will explore Antarctica through the photographs of Shackleton’s legendary Endur- ance crew. Workshop participants will respond these haunting and historical photos with all forms and styles of writing.


AHA Festival of Progressive Arts Application Launch Party

Friday, February 28, 7pm - midnight: Main Gallery

GALLERY; $5-$20 sliding scale.
Join AHA for an evening in celebration of cutting edge, counterculture, and interdisciplinary arts in Santa Fe as we prepare to release the application for the fourth annual AHA Festival in September. In addition to getting a sneak peak at the application for visual artists and performers, there will also be free food, a cash bar, an LP rummage sale, and pop-up performances by Max Friedenberg, Aunt Cackle and The Coleslaw King, DJ Feathericci, Johnny Bell, Lady Gloves, and more.

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UNM Dept of Psychiatry IDEAS program presents:

The Truth About Gun Violence and Mental Illness

A presentation by Dr. Jeffrey Swanson
Can we predict public shootings before they happen? Is there a correlation between gun violence and mental illness? How do we balance individual rights and public safety? The UNM Dept. of Psychiatry IDEAS program presents Dr. Jeffrey Swanson, a national expert on mental health law and policy studies from Duke University, to discuss his research on these important questions. Dr. Swanson, is a popular speaker and expert resource for the media and policy makers, is a medical sociologist with additional expertise in psychiatric epidemiology and mental health services effectiveness research.

6:00p Wednesday, February 26 - FREE public presentation, to register or for more information: or call 505.272.3592. Seating is open, first come first served.



Saturday, February 22, 2pm: Workshop.

SCUBA is full of surprises! From the illusive musical sounds of ice records to live arctic landscape painting, anything magical can hap- pen when SCUBA is involved. Spend a cozy evening with SCUBA celebrating ice in all its unique forms.

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Santa Fe Institute, CCA, & The Lensic present:

Science on Screen at the Lensic - PARTICLE FEVER

With director Mark Levinson, Santa Fe Institute physicist Geoffrey West (one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Important People) and Valerie Plame! A fundraiser for the CCA Cinematheque!
Physicist-turned filmmaker Mark Levinson turns his cameras on the Large Hadron Collider, the largest science experiment in history—a 17-mile long tunnel on the French-Swiss border, designed and operated by 10,000 scientists and engineers from 150 countries to replicate the instant after the Big Bang. It will teach us about the atom...and life itself. With the plenty of thrills, wonderfully easy to-grasp graphics and fantastic subjects, this film explains and makes exciting the complex matters at hand.

7:00p Tuesday, February 11 at the Lensic! Click Here for Tickets!!!

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Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents

Joe Papp in 5 Acts - Encore!

“An admiring portrait about a transformative figure.” –Hollywood Reporter
New York’s indomitable, dashing, street-wise champion of the arts, who introduced interracial casting to the American stage, brought free Shakespeare to Central Park (not to mention Hair and A Chorus Line), and nurtured many of our greatest playwrights, directors, and actors, finally gets the proper spotlight. Using his life and work as its prism, Joe Papp in Five Acts explores the issues Papp championed: freedom of expression, democracy in the arts, and the definition of American culture.
Copies of the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle, complimentary coffee and an optional lox and bagels “nosh” make this a quintessentially New York experience!
Special Guest: Award winning costume designer Patricia McGourty who will share her experiences working for Joe Papp.
Advance purchase tickets available now at or by calling 505-216-0672.

Encore performance on Sunday February 9
11:00a - Complementary coffee & copy of NYT crossword
11:30p - Film begins

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SITE Santa Fe Foundation Council present:

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

“A comic masterpiece …  perhaps the most perfectly achieved and executed of all of Buñuel’s late French films.” Chicago Reader 
Celebrate SITE Santa Fe’s exhibit “Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art” with the winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Film from 1972. This delicious satiric masterpiece from surrealist hero Luis Buñuel follows as an upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined. (France, 1972, 101m, digital)

2:30p Sunday, February 9 - $10


THE MELTING WORLD: A Journey Across America’s Vanishing Glaciers.

February 2nd, 2pm: Living Room

When author Christopher White hiked around Glacier National Park in 1976, no one had heard of global warming. Since then, White has tracked the disappearance of glaciers amidst a world of melting ice. This intimate event with White features excerpts from his book, The Melting World, and tales of his personal journey to document the loss and impact of Montana’s alpine glaciers.



Friday, January 31
6:30 – 9:30pm
Join us for this fundraising event at the Munoz Waxman Gallery, to benefit CCA, KSFR and Casa Milagro. DJ’d by the fabulous Pete Gurule, host of KSFR’s "The Friday Nite Mixx Fixx.” Wear your dancin’ shoes and it’s BYOB and munchies.

Buy Tickets Here!


Free Your Writing: a Workshop

Saturday, February 1, 2pm: Workshop

The Santa Fe Writer’s Workshop presents a free art writing workshop to explore the ways art and fiction come together. The workshop will be run by program director Kyle Dillon Hertz.


Science On Screen: The Road presented by Ole Peters

“A haunting portrait of America … carries the fire of our shared humanity and lets it burn bright and true.” –Rolling Stone
Cormac McCarthy’s heart-wrenching post-apocalyptic tale is translated to the screen in unforgettable fashion. Viggo Mortenson, Charlize Theron and Kodi Smit-McPhee play members of a family in a world where survival can be the only goal. Preceded by a presentation by Ole Peters, an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute Fellow and Fellow at the London Mathematical Lab, who will discuss issues of time, possibility and alternate realities. (U.S., 2009, 111m, DCP)

7:00p Tuesday, January 21

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Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents

Flix & Chopstix

Join us for a Mel Brooks double feature, featuring BLAZING SADDLES at 2:00p and 2:15p*, and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at 4:00p and 4:15p*. Come to one or both, then stay for a yummy Chinese dinner catered by “Yummy Cafe” at 6:00p, all at CCA: UPDATE: Dinner tickets have SOLD OUT, however there are limited tickets for each film available at the door, but this event is certain to sell out, so get your tickets early!

Starts at 2:00p Wednesday, December 25 - Tickets range from $10 - $36, now available at


Sunday, December 15, 2pm
$5 Dollar Suggested Donation

Evelyn Rosenberg will be giving an artist talk about her work and her recently published book, Detonography. Her work explores the innovative technique she has invented to make sculpture with the use of explosives. Signed books will be available after the talk.

Vanessa Renwick and Oregon Department of Kick Ass

Thursday, December 10, 7pm
$5 Dollar Suggested Donation

There are few living artists as in tune with the rugged spirit of the Pacific Northwest as Renwick and her Oregon Department of Kick Ass. Through experimental film, documentary, and installations, this Chicago trans- plant has delivered unsparingly rough but sumptuous visions ranging from travels with her pet half-wolf dog to an operatic rendition of the Trojan power plant’s demolition to Kodak-hour panoramas of the industrial tidal flats of Puget Sound. In the process, her films serve as both history lessons and searing contemporary portraits of the region’s peculiar wedding of urban and natural landscapes. They also serve as Cascadia mix-tapes, given Renwick’s collaborations with some of the region’s best musicians. Sam Coomes of Quasi, Lori Goldston, Tara Jane O'Neil and others. Join us in CCA's Living Room for a dynamic evening with Renwick, her stories and videos.

A Mushroom Cloud and the Twin Towers: the role of images in contemporary consciousness

Sunday, December 8, 2pm
$5 Dollar Suggested Donation

How do images become placeholders for historic moments? What happens in the brain when images are no longer pictures, but rather icons loaded with emotion or politics? How is meaning-making changing as our world is increasingly flooded with images? This multi-media discussion event features an experimental format featuring a series of images, analyzed and compared by a panel of artists, journalists, and visual critics. Panelists include Nina Elder (Atomic Surplus artist); Laura Pressley (Executive Director, CENTER); Mary Anne Redding (Chair, Photography Department, Marion Center for Photographic Arts, SFUAD), Claudia X. Valdes (Atomic Surplus artist), and Khristaan Villela (Professor of Art History and Scholar in Residence, SFUAD).

The Legacy Makers

Thursday, December 12, 7pm
CCA Living Room
suggested $5 donation

There is a story to tell, a life to remember. There are properties, assets, or artworks to preserve. There are projects to wrap up and there are others that must keep going indefinitely. Legacy is inherent in our humanness, yet is different for every person, place, moment, or object. Dig into the intertwined but separate legacies of Tony Price, The Black Hole, and the first scientists of Los Alamos with Heather McClenahan (Los Alamos Historical Society), James Hart and Godfrey Reggio (The Friends of Tony Price), and Barbara Grothus (Ed Grothus/The Black Hole).

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At Berkeley

“A state-of-the-nation masterwork, a vitally important piece of work, and should be seen by as many people as possible.” –Playlist

What will become of our state universities—our revered and key American institutions—as budgets are cut? The legendary Frederick Wiseman's turns his camera on the University of California at Berkeley, one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the world. From issues of diversity to the complex web of governance, to the evolving intellectual social mission, UC Berkeley, under Wiseman’s astute gaze, is revealed as a complex, essential and resourceful place unlike any other. (U.S., 2013, 244m)

11:00a Sunday, December 8 only! Frederick Wiseman by Skype!


Pig Death Machine

Winner of "The Lifetime Achievement Award" at the 20th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival 2013
After eating undercooked, parasite-laden, pink piggy, a brainless hottie is transformed into a dangerous genius, while across town, a punky-buxom-botanist-babe eats the same meaty treat and ends up endowed with the supernatural ability to "hear" her specimens. PIG DEATH MACHINE, the award-winning feature by local legends Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis, is a sci-fi/psychological horror/screwball ride of chaotic, day-glo fever dreams and glitter-dusted nightmares, shot in the stunning wilds of New Mexico and featuring the music of Deerhoof, Dirty Beaches, Polvo, and industrial legend Monte Cazazza. (U.S., 2013, digital video, 93m)

9:15p Friday-Sunday, December 6-8 only! With Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis in person! Preceded by the short film MOMMY MOMMY WHERE'S MY BRAIN!