Center for Contemporary Arts
The Center for Contemporary Arts is a hub for contemporary art of all forms including film, visual arts, and performance. Founded in 1979, the vibrant and ever-evolving venue is one of the oldest arts-oriented organizations in the area. It provides an interdisciplinary exhibition and education program that explores current issues, encouraging critical discourse on contemporary art topics and community engagement. The center focuses on multifaceted collaborative exhibitions presenting the region with a range of provocative, conceptual artworks. Its in-house Spector Ripps Project Space, for example, is dedicated to the presentation of risk-taking first-time exhibitions by New Mexico artists such as Zoe Blackwell, Brandon Soder, and Betsy Emil, in addition to exploring spatial experimentation, site-specificity, and scale.