On Ben: NMAAM Remembers Legacy Board Member Ben Rechter

On Ben: NMAAM Remembers Legacy Board Member Ben Rechter

“He was a giant!,” said Butch Spyridon. “He was a hero!,” said Kevin Lavender. These are among the first words that these men shared when we discussed Ben Rechter’s passing. But that’s not all; in his departure, the family has lost a beloved brother and father, our...
In Memoriam Senator Thelma Harper

In Memoriam Senator Thelma Harper

We here at NMAAM are truly saddened to hear about the loss of Sen. Thelma Harper. She was a trailblazer and an avid supporter of NMAAM from its inception more than 20 years ago. She was so invested in the  historical and cultural importance of this museum that she was...
Women In Harmony: Black Women Producers

Women In Harmony: Black Women Producers

Women account for around 20% of the music industry, and only about 2% of women in music are producers. Black women make up less than 1% of that 2%, according to a 2020 LA Times article. That 1%, of course, includes artists like Missy Elliott, who is as acclaimed for...