- Image Galleries
- EVA SCOTT FÉNYES: BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES AND IMAGES
- LEONORA SCOTT MUSE CURTIN: BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES AND IMAGES
- LEONORA FRANCES CURTIN PALOHEIMO: BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES AND IMAGES
- WISC SYMPOSIUM 2014
- IN TRIBUTE: MARILYN MASON
- ACEQUIA MADRE HOUSE INTERIORS
- ACEQUIA MADRE HOUSE EXTERIORS
A world traveler, Eva made thousands of watercolor sketches of her surroundings throughout her life. She traveled by burro, wagon, stagecoach and automobile for thirty years to create an artistic and photographic chronicle of life and travel in the American Southwest. One of the first champions of New Mexico’s artisans, she led early efforts to preserve Spanish Colonial and Native American arts.
Encouraged by leading anthropologists and archeologists of the day, Mrs. Curtin studied the ethno-botany of New Mexico. A familiar visitor to adobe homes in mountain villages and pueblos, she documented Spanish New Mexican and Native American plants uses. Her seminal book, Healing Herbs of the Upper Rio Grande, is a valuable resource for scholars of the Southwest today.
The younger Leonora worked to preserve New Mexico’s cultures whether collecting Native American language material for the Smithsonian and or sponsoring The Native Market as a place for Spanish American artisans to sell traditional crafts during the Depression years. Every year, thousands of New Mexico school children visit El Rancho de las Golondrinas, New Mexico’s first living history museum, established by Leonora and her husband Y.A. Paloheimo in 1972.
WISC was pleased to host its inaugural Symposium, Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World, on August 15-16, 2014 at the new Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM.
More than three hundred women and men gathered at the 2014 Symposium to explore women’s accomplishments, challenges and opportunities across disciplines, ethnicities and generations. Beginning with a conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, more than 30 experts in scholarship, science, technology, engineering, art, law, cultural preservation, business and labor force analysis engaged in panel discussions to share their expertise, perspectives and experiences. The Symposium sought to inspire participants to create a future that realizes the full potential of women and honors their contributions to our world.
Please enjoy these images from Risk & Reinvention, showcasing the panelists, keynote and participants.
On October 16th, 2014, the Women’s International Study Center lost its dearest friend with the passing of Marilyn Mason. From the moment Marilyn first heard of the proposal to develop WISC, she was the strongest of advocates and the most dedicated of workers on its behalf. Her experience was invaluable as a member of the Founders Committee, where she radiated enthusiasm but urged a methodical process of development. Marilyn had an army of devoted friends and she drew many of them into the WISC circle. It was the saddest of days for WISC when Marilyn gave up her position on the Board of Directors to focus on her health. Yet, she remained constantly available to advise informally.
Those of us who worked with Marilyn to bring WISC into existence continue to hear her voice in our meetings. She had such a strong impact that we know what she would say. Her presence continues to be felt.
WISC will forever reflect the vision, spirit and commitment of Marilyn Mason.
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Present-day and historic views of the house, which retains original artifacts and furniture.
Exteriors of the house, which was built in 1926.
Housing for WISC residency fellows at AMH