You are invited to the exhibition:

Meridel Rubenstein   Photoworks from Critical Mass

opening reception Saturday July 29th4:30-6:30pm

A Celebration of Edith Warner, San Ildefonso Pueblo, and CCA’s founders

The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) is pleased to invite the public to its galleries to view Meridel Rubenstein’s Critical Massbetween July 25 and August 16 to offer a different view to CCA’s 35mm debut of Christopher Nolan’s hit film, Oppenheimer. This exhibition signals CCA’s renewed commitment to visual arts programming and  future collaborations with Chatter.

Critical Masstake as its subject the meetingof the Nuclear Scientists and Pueblo people at the home of Edith Warner during the making of the first bomb at Los Alamos. Rubenstein, a Santa Fe artist, created Critical Massbetween 1989 and 1993 with her collaborators, Ellen Zweig and Steina and Woody Vasulka – an acclaimed New Mexico Museum of Art exhibition that toured the United States. CCA’s current exhibition of Critical Masswill be the first time in decades that the majority of this extraordinary work will be on public view.

Critical Massis being shown in two CCA locations – in the large Munoz/Waxman Gallery where Chatter holds its concerts and where the opening reception will be held  and in the Cinema Gallery through the main door to the cinema box office .Please see CCA website for Munoz/Waxman Gallery viewing times.

Exhibition events:

August 6th, Sunday: Exhibition Walk through by Meridel  2-4pm

August 8th, Tuesday Roundtable Discussion 5-7pm, with Alicia Inez Guzman, Roshi Joan Halifax, Meridel ,Tonya Turner Carroll-moderator,  and others TBA

August 15th, Tuesday Adam Horowitz’ nuclear films: Atomic Gods and Nuclear Savage 7-9pm Cinema Theatre

PDF Press Release with viewing hours.  Please click to open

CCA Press Release_Critical Mass Hours_072123