The publication of Hemisphere would not be possible without funding from the following sources at the University of New Mexico: The Department of Art, College of Fine Arts; Susanne Anderson-Riedel, Chair of the Department of Art, College of Fine Arts; Harris D. Smith, Dean of College of Fine Arts with funds from the Dean’s Circle. The editorial committee expresses gratitude to Susanne Anderson-Riedel, Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Art, and Ray Hernández-Durán, Professor, Department of Art, for working with the Department of Art to arrange the Brown Fine Arts Scholarship providing academic support for the journal’s Chief Editor. The redesign of Hemisphere’s digital repository page and the journal’s transition from print to digital would have been an insurmountable challenge without the efforts of Amy Winter, Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication, University Libraries, and Metzalli Van Dyne, Consultant, Bepress Digital Commons. Lastly, the editorial committee appreciates the help offered by the following graduate students affiliated with the Department of Art: Isis Serna and Mandolen Sanchez.
Founded in 1889, the University of New Mexico sits on the traditional homelands of the Pueblo of Sandia. The original peoples of New Mexico – Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache – since time immemorial, have deep connections to the land and have made significant contributions to the broader community statewide. We honor the land itself and those who remain stewards of this land throughout the generations and also acknowledge our committed relationship to Indigenous peoples. We gratefully recognize our history.Land acknowledgment courtesy of UNM's Division of Equity and Inclusion.