Dec 13, 2020 - Feb 13, 2022
Dressing with Purpose: Belonging and Resistance in Scandinavia
Museum of International Folk Art

Dressing with Purpose examines three dress traditions today—Swedish folkdräkt, Norwegian bunad, and Sámi gákti—in light of more than two centuries of social and political change across Scandinavia.

 

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May 9, 2020 - Oct 4, 2020
Breath Taking
New Mexico Museum of Art

In this exhibition, contemporary artists find inventive ways to express the act and importance of breathing by measuring it, scanning it, enclosing it, evoking it, and reminding us that every breath we take is a cooperative venture with our landscape.

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Feb 8, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020
Word Play
New Mexico Museum of Art

This exhibition of more than forty works of art in a variety of mediums features images by artists who incorporate letters, words, and phrases into their visual creations. 

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Jan 25, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020
The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo
New Mexico Museum of Art

During the Renaissance, biblical episodes from the life of Christ were the artistic mainstay for a majority of artists. 

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Jan 12, 2020 - Aug 30, 2020
From Combat to Carpet: The Art of Afghan War Rugs
Museum of International Folk Art

The Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) presents From Combat to Carpet: The Art of Afghan War Rugs, opening January 12, 2020 and running until August 30, 2020. From Combat to Carpet is a traveling exhibition curated by Enrico Mascelloni and Annemarie Sawkins and features more than 40 handwoven rugs with war-related iconography collected over the past forty years.

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Dec 8, 2019 - Jan 10, 2021
Yokai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan
Museum of International Folk Art

Vivid in Japanese art and imagination are creatures that are at once ghastly and comical. Yokai generally refers to demons, ghosts, shapeshifters, and “strange” and supernatural beings. Specific creatures are commonly associated with classical literature, folklore, theatrical performances, festivals, art, and other forms of expressive culture. Yokai are also prevalent in contemporary Japanese popular culture; you find them in manga (comics), anime (animation), and character-based games such as Pokémon (“pocket monster”).

 

 

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Nov 27, 2019 - Aug 16, 2020
Picturing Passion: Artists Interpret the Penitente Brotherhood
New Mexico Museum of Art

One regional community that captured the attention and imaginations of artists were the Penitent Brotherhood, Picturing Passion brings together the work of artists who took on the penitent traditions as source material.

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