NM History Museum Celebrates the Lowrider

Take a little trip… take a little trip… take a little trip to Santa Fe to celebrate a cultural phenomenon uniquely New Mexican -the Lowrider.

While the chopped-down, souped-up style of ride originated along the borders of the US and Mexico, it migrated to central New Mexico, where it became a reflection of the deeply religious -and familial- culture.

Now the New Mexico Museum of History has put the Lowrider on center stage in Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico. 

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum is collaborating with local poets Jessica Helen Lopez, Levi Romero and Damien Flores for a poetic celebration this Sunday, October 16th.

Helen Lopez, former Poet Laureate of Albuquerque, says that the event brings something that is deeply artistic and inherently New Mexican to a poetic medium -a celebrated art form that has grown in recent years in New Mexico.

The event happens this Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  Admission is free for the festivities.

For more information, visit NMHistoryMuseum.org

Brought to you by: New Mexico Living; New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

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