May 27, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art

Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now examines the many ways artists have used drawing as a means of recording and provoking thought from the fifteenth century to today.

The internationally recognized line-up of artists featured in the exhibition is a ‘who’s who’ of artists through the centuries. The exhibition includes work by artists as diverse as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Albrecht Dürer, Piet Mondrian, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Franz Kline and Rachel Whiteread.

Combining work from master artists of the past with artists working today, clearly demonstrates the common thread of drawing as the basis for creation. Drawing is one of the most effective mediums for the immediate expression and representation of an artist’s ideas. Drawing often serves as the starting point for other creative arts including painting, sculpture, even basic engineering design and architecture. The exhibition will help visitors to explore the range inherent in the medium of drawing and may even inspire them to draw as well.

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May 5, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017
Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision - At the Governor’s Gallery
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Since 2006, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture has awarded outstanding indigenous artists with the designation of “Living Treasure” during the Museum’s annual Native Treasures Festival. Living Treasures: A Celebration of Vision celebrates those awardees. The pieces on display from artists such as Lonnie Vigil, Roxanne Swentzell, Teri Greeves, and Robert Tenorio, stand as a powerful reminder that tradition and cultural practices thrive within the vibrant, creative worlds of New Mexico’s Pueblo and tribal communities.

 

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Apr 14, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017
A Movable Feast: Foods of New Mexico
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum

"A Movable Feast: Foods of New Mexico" is an art show presented by the New Mexico Watercolor Society, Southern Chapter. The show will be in the Museum’s Arts Corridor from through Aug. 6.

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Apr 8, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
Imagining New Mexico
New Mexico Museum of Art

Over the past century artists have imagined and reimagined New Mexico through their work. The New Mexico Museum of Art presents an exhibition of work from the collection that investigates how artists in New Mexico have responded to key themes as they relate to the state’s identity.

New Mexico, like all places, is as much an idea as it is a geographical location. This exhibition considers how the states identity was formed by various, sometimes fantastical and often contradictory interpretations of the areas land, traditions, and histories. Imagining New Mexico does not presume to be a complete survey of the history of the state, but instead a collection of fantasies about what New Mexico has come to mean for artists over time. 

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Mar 25, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
Light Tight : New Work by Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern
New Mexico Museum of Art

Artists Meggan Gould and Andy Mattern investigate the basic materials of photography and subvert the idea of photographic representation and the commercialization of the medium. The title of the show refers to the need to keep light sensitive material covered up, or “light tight,” until it is ready to be used. 

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Mar 25, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
Cady Wells: Ruminations
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art, in partnership with The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK, presents the dynamic and psychologically penetrating watercolor paintings of Cady Wells (1904-1954). This group of more than 25 works features Wells’ uniquely modernist interpretations of Southwestern landforms and cultural-religious traditions. Born to a traditional, well-to-do New England family, Wells settled in northern New Mexico beginning in 1932. There, his art took on the complex layering of a spirit inspired by music, calligraphy and stained glass, but traumatized by active WWII combat, sexual intolerance, and Atomic bomb experiments at Los Alamos, just 12 miles from where he lived and painted. Such mid-century influences marked his increasingly surrealist style with equal parts rapture and disquietude.

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Oct 29, 2016 - May 7, 2017
Conversations in Painting, Early 20th Century to Post-War American Art
New Mexico Museum of Art

An exhibition centered around painting movements in 20th Century America, beginning with Robert Henri , Portrait of Dieguito Roybal, San Ildefonso Pueblo and ending with Agnes Martin, Untitled #6. Between those two benchmarks we explore the evolution of abstraction, federal support for art and artists during the Depression Era, the Transcendental Painting Group, Abstract Expressionism, Hard Edge Painting and Minimalism through paintings from the New Mexico Museum of Art collection. Juxtaposition is used to promote a dialogue both within and between these painting movements to encourage a more individual and intuitive appreciation of the individual paintings by the viewer.

Artists included will be Robert Henri, John Sloan, Gene Kloss, Florence Pierce, Raymond Jonson, Frederick Hammersley, Agnes Martin, Han Hoffman and Mala Breuer.

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Oct 29, 2016 - May 7, 2017
Be With Me, a Small Exhibition of Large Paintings
New Mexico Museum of Art

Centered around the experience of protracted looking at non-objective painting this exhibition features the works of artists Nick Aguayo, Harmony Hammond and John Zurier. All three artists produce compelling abstract works that utilize the physical and material qualities of paint as a means of subtle expression.

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Oct 16, 2016 - Mar 12, 2017
Small Wonders
New Mexico Museum of Art

The museum is making a big deal about little pictures! This selection of photographic work, both historic and contemporary, invites visitors to revel in the pleasures of the miniscule. Featured are a small selection of nineteenth-century photos that provide a historical grounding for an engaging group of work by six contemporary artists who work on a small scale, including Susan R Goldstein, David Janesko, Jenna Kuiper, Jan Pietrzak, Liz Stekeete, and Laurie Tümer.

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Aug 5, 2016 - Aug 5, 2017
Agnes Martin and Me
New Mexico History Museum

Shrouded in myth, the artist Agnes Martin (1912-2004), an iconic figure in 20th-century art, was emotionally and artistically tortured, exquisitely sensitive yet socially inept. Canadian born, she started to make a name for herself in the New York art scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s, but in 1967, abandoned her career for a reclusive life in the New Mexico desert. She did not return to her work for nearly a decade.

Several years after she began creating art again, photographer Donald Woodman met her and remained a fixture in her life from 1977 through 1984. In Agnes Martin and Me, an exhibit opening August 5 at the New Mexico History Museum (precise closing date to be determined), Woodman shares his photographs of their time together. The exhibit accompanies his new book, Agnes Martin and Me (Lyon Art Books; May 2016), which reveals the raw, unveiled person he knew in the seven rollercoaster years of their constant contact.

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May 22, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities
New Mexico History Museum

In 1492, Spain’s King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella issued a royal edict ordering all Jews to either leave the country or convert to Catholicism. The Spanish Inquisition (and later, the Portugese and Mexican Inquisitions) stood ready to persecute anyone who failed to abide. Violators would endure prisons, torture and death.

Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, The Inquisition, and New World Identities, opening May 22, 2016, leaps into the ensuing diaspora, a journey that stretches back to biblical times. For the first time, a major institution tells the comprehensive story of how Spain’s Jewry found a tenuous foothold in North America. Despite continued persecution, its people persisted—sometimes as upright Catholic conversos, sometimes as self-identifying “crypto-Jews.”

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May 21, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016
Finding a Contemporary Voice: The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA
New Mexico Museum of Art

Taking a Fritz Scholder group portrait of IAIA faculty and the legacy of the institution’s first artistic director, Lloyd Kiva New, as starting points, Finding a Contemporary Voice: the Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA includes work from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection by IAIA faculty and alumni from the 1960s to the present such as Scholder, Neil Parsons, T.C. Cannon, Melanie Yazzie, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, and Will Wilson. The Museum of Art’s free to the public exhibition opening is on Friday, May 20, 2016 and the exhibition runs through Oct. 10, 2016.

Finding a Contemporary Voice complements concurrent exhibitions at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (A New Century: The Life and Legacy of Cherokee Artist and Educator Lloyd "Kiva" New) and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design, and Influence. All three exhibitions and associated symposia, lectures, and other events celebrate the centennial of Native American artist Lloyd Kiva New’s birth by focusing on key aspects of his significant contributions to contemporary Native culture.

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May 1, 2016 - Mar 5, 2017
Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico
New Mexico History Museum

¡Orale! Take a ride into the creative reimaginings of American steel as captured in photographs, hubcaps, hood ornaments, car show banners and, yes, actual cars. Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico, opening May 1 (through March 5, 2017) at the New Mexico History Museum focuses on mobile works of art and their makers—home-grown Nuevomexicanos who customize, detail, paint and upholster these favorite symbols of Hispanic culture.

Photo Curator Daniel Kosharek has pulled together an extensive collection of images by Don Usner, Annie Sahlin, Jack Parsons, Sam Adams, Norman Mauskopf, Dottie Lopez, Gabriela Campos, Meridel Rubinstein and others. In addition, the exhibit features a chromed and touchable engine, miniature-scale model-car collections, trophies, memorabilia and other ephemera. The museum lobby will host a rotating selection of cherry examples. The thrill ride doesn’t stop there.

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Apr 10, 2016 - May 1, 2016
Catching Dreams Atrapando Suenos
Museum of International Folk Art
After School Program Student Art Exhibit

Second annual installation of artwork by students participating in the Museum of International Folk Art’s after school program.

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Apr 3, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
The Morris Miniature Circus: Return of the Little Big Top
Museum of International Folk Art

Built over the course of forty years by W.J. “Windy” Morris (1904–1978) of Amarillo, Texas, the Morris Miniature Circus is a 3/8”-scale circus model that was acquired by the museum in 1984 and exhibited in 1986. In 2016, the museum will restore and install the Circus once again.

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Apr 2, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Assumed Identities: Photographs by Anne Noggle
New Mexico Museum of Art

Pilot, photographer, professor, and poet, Anne Noggle (1922-2005) began  her groundbreaking career as a photographer late in life but quickly gained recognition for her witty and honest work.

Assumed Identities: Photographs by Anne Noggle opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Saturday, April 2, 2016 and runs through September 11, 2016. A free to the public opening is on Friday, April 1 from 5.30 to 7.30pm.

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Mar 20, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016
Landscape of an Artist: Living Treasure Dan Namingha
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival

Public Opening on Sunday, March 20, 2016

Screening of Dan Namingha: Seeking Center in Two Worlds at 1:00p.m.

Q&A with Dan Namingha at 2:00p.m.

Every year at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival, the museum chooses to honor an artist as a MIAC Living Treasure. This year, Dan Namingha (Hopi-Tewa) is being honored as the MIAC Living Treasure and 2016 Native Treasures Featured Artist.

Born and raised on the Hopi reservation, Dan Namingha’s work is inspired by the Southwest region and subjects within his culture. For the past five decades his work has continuously evolved as he has refined his studio practice by experimenting with different mediums and techniques.  Throughout this evolution, Namingha has employed alterations and abstractions to give the viewer a mere impression or glimpse of the subjects and landscapes.  This process allows him to share sacred aspects of his culture in familiar forms with the public, while still protecting the sanctity of his Hopi and Tewa culture. Namingha’s work has garnered praise and has been well received on both the national and international art scene at numerous exhibitions. This March, MIAC invites you to help us honor Namingha’s achievements and explore the Landscape of an Artist: Living Treasure Dan Namingha.

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Mar 13, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Santa Fe Faces: Alan Pearlman Photographs
New Mexico History Museum

In 2009, photographer Alan Pearlman set out on a quest to capture the soul of Santa Fe in a series of staged portraits. Some of the results take center stage as archival pigment prints in the New Mexico History Museum’s Mezzanine Gallery, March 13–September 18, 2016.

Santa Fe Faces: Alan Pearlman Photographs features a selection from 90 portraits he took between 2009 and 2013. Included among them are images of flamenco artist Juan Siddi and Turquoise Trail rancher Archie West. Through them, Pearlman aimed to reveal a moment in the City Different’s history, focusing on the ways that clothing and settings speak to identities and occupations.

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Mar 4, 2016 - Mar 26, 2017
ALCOVES 16/17
New Mexico Museum of Art

Alcoves 16/17 opens March 4, 2016 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. This will be the first in a series of seven alcove exhibitions that concludes on March 26, 2017. Each of the seven rotations will highlight five artists at various career stages and working in New Mexico today.

In this first of seven exhibitions, artists working in all media will be featured; Scott Anderson, Gloria Graham, Scott Greene, Herbert Lotz, and Bonnie Lynch.

 

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Feb 28, 2016 - Mar 19, 2017
Sacred Realm: Blessings & Good Fortune Across Asia
Museum of International Folk Art
in the Cotsen Gallery, Neutrogena Wing

 What more can we ask than for blessings and good fortune? Whether perceived as miraculous boons or a response to ceremonious prayer, blessings and good fortune come in many forms and bring joy, comfort, and balance to our lives. God, deities, nature spirits, and other unseen forces exist in human belief, which can bring both great harm and great fortune to people on earth.

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Feb 14, 2016 - Dec 30, 2016
The Life and Art of Innovative Native American Artist and Designer Lloyd Kiva New
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

This year is the centennial of the birth of seminal Native American artist Lloyd Kiva New, and three Santa Fe arts institutions are celebrating this anniversary in style. Locally, New, a Cherokee, is known as the Institute of American Indian Art’s (IAIA) first artistic director, yet nationally, Native people refer to him as the "Godfather of Native Fashion."

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s career retrospective A New Century: The Life and Legacy of Cherokee Artist and Educator Lloyd "Kiva" New (February 14 through December 30, 2016). A New Century is a mesmerizing look into New’s storied life from his humble beginnings on the family farm in Oklahoma to the burgeoning days at IAIA. In between he strides the decks of the USS Sanborn during World War II and the halls of the Art Institute of Chicago. Opening successive and successful boutiques and craft centers in the gleaming post-war enclave of Scottsdale, Arizona. New was a pioneer in the worlds of fashion, entrepreneurship, and Native art instruction. His vision of cultural studies and creative arts education continues to influence and inspire. Through personal recollections, photos, archival documents, and objects pour la couture, New Century: The Life and Legacy of Cherokee Artist and Educator Lloyd "Kiva" New reviews the life of this American Indian visionary.

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, and the New Mexico Museum of Art will each present an exhibition in 2016 focusing on key aspects of Lloyd Kiva New’s (b. 1916 - d. 2002) significant contributions to contemporary Native culture. Additionally, the three institutions are planning a symposium, multiple lectures, panel discussions, a fashion show, Gala, and, as pure celebration, a 100th birthday party.

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Feb 5, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016
New Mexico Museum of Art to Host Shakespeare’s First Folio Exhibition in 2016
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art has been selected as the host site for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is touring a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. The New Mexico Museum of Art will be the only New Mexico venue.

 

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Feb 5, 2016 - Feb 28, 2016
First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare
New Mexico Museum of Art

National tour from Folger Shakespeare Library in commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death.  

New Mexico Museum of Art, recently named New Mexico’s host for the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare national tour, is pleased to announce that the First Folio will be on view to the public February 5-28, 2016.

 

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Feb 5, 2016 - Mar 26, 2016
The Book’s the Thing: Shakespeare from Stage to Page
New Mexico History Museum

Extended by popular demand through March 26.

The Palace Press presents a special exhibition in collaboration with the New Mexico Museum of Art’s First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. The Book’s the Thing: Shakespeare from Stage to Page offers a multi-part exhibit with a hands-on twist: The printers make facsimiles of a First Folio page using a replica “Gutenberg” wooden hand press. (Lucky visitors can make their own prints for a take-home treat.) In addition, members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group have crafted contemporary art books inspired by the works of Shakespeare. And Palace Press Director Thomas Leech and internationally known calligrapher Patricia Musick collaborated on broadsides from Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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Feb 5, 2016 - May 1, 2016
Stage, Setting, Mood: Theatricality in the Visual Arts
New Mexico Museum of Art

Stage, Setting, Mood: Theatricality in the Visual Arts examines the formal means artists employ to impart a sense of drama and setting in their compositions. The exhibition opens with a free public reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico at the New Mexico Museum of Art on February 5, 2016 and runs through May 1, 2016.

In the performing arts, "stage, setting and mood" refer to the evocative and emotional experiences that can be created in the physical space of the theater with the use of backdrops, props, lighting, sound, and the work of the performers. In the visual arts, artists employ theatrical pictorial means to appeal to the senses. Colors, bold forms, and compelling subjects can be called on to elicit an emotional connection between viewer and artwork. In this exhibition, artworks that feature high drama, theatrical presentation, and narrative storytelling, demonstrate the connection between sensation and spectacle.

The exhibition comprises close to 50 artworks dating from the late 18th century to the present.

Stage, Setting, Mood runs concurrent with the New Mexico Museum of Art’s presentation of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare: National tour from Folger Shakespeare Library (February 5 through 28, 2016) commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

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Feb 5, 2016 - May 1, 2016
Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar
New Mexico Museum of Art

Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on February 5, 2016 with a free public reception from 5.30 to 7.30pm. The exhibition examines the craftsmanship, design, and history of this popular musical instrument.

Medieval to Metal is a companion exhibition to two others opening the same evening at the New Mexico Museum of Art, First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare and Stage, Setting, Mood: Theatricality in the Visual Arts. Together, these three exhibitions look at the importance of the stage whether in life or imagination.

The forty instruments in Medieval to Metal span centuries, ranging from an intricately inlaid Moorish oud, a six-foot long Renaissance theorbo, to guitars displaying the modern Italian design of Eko, and one with a stunning transparent acrylic body by California’s BC Rich guitars.

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Nov 22, 2015 - Sep 10, 2017
FLAMENCO: From Spain to New Mexico
Museum of International Folk Art
In the Hispanic Heritage Wing

Passionate, fiery, sensual, intense In-depth examination of the history and culture of flamenco dance and music.

The Museum of International Folk Art presents Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico, the most comprehensive exhibition to celebrate and study this living tradition as an art form. The exhibition opened November 22, 2015 and runs through September 10, 2017.  More than 150 objects are featured. Among them, items once used by renowned artists Encarnación López y Júlvez “La Argentinita”, José Greco, and Vicente Romero and María Benítez (both from New Mexico). In addition to other stunning loans from private collectors will be those from the museum’s expansive permanent collection.

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Oct 25, 2015 - May 7, 2017
Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

For the first time in Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time, large prints of Heisey’s stunning images will be paired directly with the Lindberghs’. The exhibition opens October 25, 2015 and runs through May 7, 2017 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

During 2007 and 2008, flying at alarmingly low altitudes and slow speeds, Adriel Heisey leaned out the door of his light plane, and holding his camera with both hands, re-photographed some of the Southwest’s most significant archaeological sites that Charles Lindbergh and his new bride Anne photographed in 1929.

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Oct 22, 2015 - Mar 26, 2017
Southwestern Sampler
New Mexico Museum of Art

From the Museum’s founding in 1917, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico have held a special pull for artists. This selection of artworks showcases work created in New Mexico. Included are works by Taos Society Artists, Santa Fe Art Colony members and others.

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Oct 2, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016
An American Modernism
New Mexico Museum of Art

October 2, 2015 – February 21, 2016

An American Modernism opens Friday, October 2, 2015, from 5:30-7:30pm and runs through February 21, 2016. An American Modernism joins the exhibition O’Keeffe in Process, both at the New Mexico Museum of Art, in the “Fall of Modernism” cultural collaboration with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Drawn primarily from the museum’s rich collection of Modernist art, An American Modernism explores the quest by early twentieth-century artists to find a distinctive American voice and to define art for the modern age.

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Sep 11, 2015 - Jan 17, 2016
Looking Forward Looking Back
New Mexico Museum of Art

This exhibition looks back at historic works by significant women artist from the Museum of Art Collection while looking forward at new projects by contemporary feminist artists. Artists in the exhibition include Eleanor Antin, Louise Bourgeois, Beatrice Wood, Angela Ellsworth and Ligia Bouton.

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Sep 10, 2015 - Jan 17, 2016
O’Keeffe in Process
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition O’Keeffe in Process is its contribution to the “Fall of Modernism” cultural collaboration with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

The exhibition opens Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5-7pm and runs through January 17, 2016.

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Aug 14, 2015 - Dec 27, 2015
Gustave Baumann and New Mexico
New Mexico Museum of Art

Treasured New Mexico Artist’s range of works on view

Few artists are as closely identified with Santa Fe as is Gustave Baumann; his art delighting viewers for almost a century. The New Mexico Museum of Art, the world’s largest repository of Gustave Baumann material, will show some of these works on paper, paintings, and prints, as well as some of his beloved marionettes in Gustave Baumann and New Mexico. The exhibition opens on Friday, August 14, 2015 and runs through December 27, 2015.

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Aug 14, 2015 - Dec 27, 2015
That Multitudes May Share: Building the Museum of Art
New Mexico Museum of Art

That Multitudes May Share: Building the Museum of Art opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Friday, August 14, 2015.

The exhibition looks at the story behind the creation of the Santa Fe style, the process that led to the building the Museum of Art in 1917, and considers the history of the New Mexico Museum of Art’s influential Pueblo Revival building. 

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Jun 19, 2015 - Jul 25, 2016
Along the Pecos
New Mexico History Museum
A photographic and sound collage

One of the staples of desert life is the presence—or scarcity—of water. Its importance can be seen across eastern New Mexico, where the Pecos River strives to quench a fragile, 926-mile riparian environment. Along the Pecos, a collage of photographs and sounds, opens June 19 on the second floor of the New Mexico History Museum. Developed by photographer Jennifer Schlesinger and the late composer Steven M. Miller, the materials were recently donated to the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, whose Photo Legacy Project collects the work of contemporary photographers.

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May 17, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
The Red That Colored The World
Museum of International Folk Art

As a symbol and hue, red has risen to the pinnacle of the color spectrum. Yet few know of its most prolific and enduring source: Cochineal.

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May 1, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015
Fire Season
New Mexico Museum of Art

The Southwest has become increasingly aware of  a season that begins around June with the unleashing of nature’s harsh and renewing forces: fire season. New Mexicans in particular are well acquainted with the apocalyptic plumes of smoke and sprinklings of ash that accompany this wildfire season. In this exhibition of more than a dozen photographs, artists respond to the fearsome and alluring element of fire, exploring its destructive, hypnotic, symbolic, and regenerative aspects. This group show of 15 photographs includes work by Jane Fulton Alt, Patricia Galagan, Philip Metcalf, and Larry Schwarm.

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May 1, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015
Photo Lab
New Mexico Museum of Art
cyanotypes and albumen prints

The Photo Lab features photographs from the collection made with two historic processes: cyanotypes and albumen prints. Both were popular in the nineteenth-century and examples are on view by early practitioners including Francis Frith, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Arthur Wesley Dow. These processes have been revived by contemporary artists -- such as Rita Dewitt, Betty Hahn, Robin Hill, Jennifer Schlesinger, Nancy Sutor, and Zoë Zimmerman – whose work is exhibited alongside the earlier masters. Find out about these colorful photographic process and check out a selection of historic cameras, a comment board, touch-screen videos, books, and more!

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May 1, 2015 - Feb 26, 2016
Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War
New Mexico History Museum

Civil War battles raged across America’s northern and southern states as Texas Confederates launched a plot: Head north and west through the New Mexico Territory with hopes of seizing California’s goldfields and sea ports. In 1862, battles erupted in Mesilla, Valverde, and Glorieta. Confederate forces briefly occupied the Palace of the Governors. Despite such victories, breaks in supply chains forced the Texans to retreat.

While the carnage of Shiloh, Manassas and Gettysburg roiled the nation, New Mexico’s role in the Civil War faded—like the photographs of soldiers and loved ones held for remembrance as a nation faltered and the dead were buried. What was left behind—cased-image portraits of wartime soldiers and their families; a tattered flag; post-war lithographs—failed to definitively answer our nation’s questions, leaving mysteries, unknown faces and untold stories.

In the museum’s intimate Mezzanine Gallery, three curators—Meredith Davidson, Daniel Kosharek and Tom Leech—come together, approaching the subject from different angles and inviting visitors to consider these fragments of memories and how a long-gone war still defines us as Americans.

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May 1, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015
To Feel Less Alone: Gay Block, A Portrait
New Mexico Museum of Art

May 1 through July 26, 2015

Longtime Santa Fe resident Gay Block’s photography is internationally recognized for its fearless exploration of personal identity issues—gender, class, religion, familial relationships, and sexual orientation. A survey of more than forty of her works from 1975 to 2012 in To Feel Less Alone: Gay Block, A Portrait, opens Friday, May 1, 2015 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. The exhibition runs through July 26, 2015.

 

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Apr 17, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015
Material Matters : Selections from the Joann and Gifford Phillips Gift
New Mexico Museum of Art

Over a period of 35 years, Joann and Gifford Phillips gifted a series of paintings to the Museum of Art. These artworks represent two distinct locations with works created during eras of significant growth and change within their respective contemporary art scenes -- California from the 1950 -1980s and New Mexico from the 1980s. The Phillips’ generous gift included works by California artists Richard Diebenkorn, John McLaughlin, Edward Moses, Lee Mullican and Joe Goode as well as works by New Mexico based artists Emmi Whitehorse, Richard Hogan Eugene Newmann and Allan Graham.

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Apr 17, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015
Art on the Edge 2015
New Mexico Museum of Art

Return of the Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography juried exhibition. Artists from New Mexico and its adjoining states selected by Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. This year’s artists are Will Clift, Danae Falliers, Chris Oatey, Sarah McKenzie, Kate Rivers, Ian Fisher and Jill Christian.

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Apr 17, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015
Material Matters: Selections from the Joann and Gifford Phillips Gift
New Mexico Museum of Art

Material Matters: Selections from the Joann and Gifford Phillips Gift opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Friday, April 17, 2015 and runs through August 16, 2015. The twenty-eight works on view are artists working in California and New Mexico who took an experimental approach to abstraction through materials and process.

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Mar 6, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015
Colors of the Southwest
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art is participating in the city’s 2015 “Summer of Color” celebration with the exhibition Colors of the Southwest. The exhibtion dates are March 6 – September 20, 2015. The exhibition will encompass an array of art created from the early 20th century to the present and will include paintings, photographs, prints, watercolors, and ceramics.

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Feb 15, 2015 - Jan 16, 2016
Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture February 15, 2015 and runs through January 16 2016. On view will be 32 works of art spanning his career, including paintings, mixed media works, and bronze sculptures.

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Dec 19, 2014 - Apr 19, 2015
North to South: Photographs by Edward Ranney
New Mexico Museum of Art

North to South: Photographs by Edward Ranney

On display Dec. 19, 2014 through April 19, 2015

A survey of remarkable images by this master of photography whose work ranges from the southern Andes of Peru to the Galisteo basin. A longtime New Mexico resident, Ranney has extensively explored the cultural landscape of ancient peoples as well as contemporary human interventions such as artist Charles Ross’ immense Star Axis project near Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Join us for a gallery talk by Santa Fe artist Edward Ranney, who will talk about his work as an artist and his efforts to photograph ancient habitations along the coastal Americas on Friday, March 6, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.

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Dec 19, 2014 - Apr 19, 2015
Tales from a Dark Room
New Mexico Museum of Art

On display Dec. 19, 2014 through April 19, 2015

Photographers used to spend much of their time in the dark, processing film and developing pictures. Many have come into the light by switching to digital image-making but the mystique of the darkroom lingers. This group exhibition is a tribute to the tools of the trade of wet-process, darkroom photography.

Join us for a gallery talk by Santa Fe artist Robert Stivers who will talk about his unique photograms made with his darkroom developing tray, Friday, February 6, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Nov 7, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
Gustave Baumann and Friends: Artist Cards from Holidays Past
New Mexico History Museum

Gustave Baumann is one of the most recognized and beloved names associated with the Santa Fe art world in the 20th century. For more than five decades, beginning in 1918, the internationally renowned printmaker cultivated friendships with other artists that were full of colorful, artistic, humorous and small-town flavor—all of it brought to life in holiday greeting cards they made for one another. With guileless good humor and steady craft, the cards captured the personal lives and preoccupations that encapsulate the memories and spirit of their times.

In Gustave Baumann and Friends: Artist Cards from Holidays Past, opening November 7, Tom Leech, director of the Palace Press, and guest curator Jean Moss pull from a cache of more than 400 cards donated to the New Mexico History Museum in 2012 by the Ann Baumann Trust. Buttressing the collection are loans from private collectors and the New Mexico Museum of Art. Besides “Gus” Baumann, the exhibit features examples by such New Mexico favorites as Paul Horgan; Olive Rush; Willard Clark; Barbara Latham; Joseph Imhof; Louis Ewing; Will Shuster; Chuzo Tamotzu; B.J.O. Nordfeldt; Ernest and Helen Blumenschein; John Sloan; and Tom Lea. The cards are held at the museum’s Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.

The Museum of New Mexico Press is publishing a companion book on Oct. 15. Leech will produce a limited-edition Palace Press version of it, using Baumann’s original blocks and paper found in the artist’s Santa Fe studio after his death in 1971.

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Nov 7, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
Hunting + Gathering: New Additions to the Museum’s Collection
New Mexico Museum of Art

Recently acquired works by artists Ansel Adams, Gustave Baumann, Woody Gwyn, Betty Hahn and many others will be on view in Hunting + Gathering: New Additions to the Museum’s Collection. The exhibition opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Friday, November 7, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a free public reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico. The exhibition runs through March 29, 2015.

Hunting + Gathering presents a sampling of artworks that have entered the Museum’s collection since 2010.

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Nov 2, 2014 - Oct 19, 2015
Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

First exhibit of its kind featuring leading American Indian Women sculptors of 20th and 21st centuries  

Courage and Compassion: Native Women Sculpting Women opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Nov. 2, 2014 and runs through Oct. 19, 2015. The exhibition features figures of women sculpted by seven American Indian women artists.  Most of the ten works on view will be in the museum’s outdoor Roland Sculpture Garden.

There is a long history of sculpting among the indigenous peoples of the Americas. The artists in Courage and Compassion, while contemporary in their approach are steeped in tradition. Using the same materials as their ancestors did thousands of years ago, the works presented draw on cultural influences of those who have gone before

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Oct 24, 2014 - Nov 15, 2015
Pottery of the U.S. South:
Museum of International Folk Art
A Living Tradition

Pottery was crucial to agrarian life in the U.S. South, with useful forms such as pitchers, storage jars, jugs, and churns being most in demand for the day-to-day activities of a household and farm. Today, a century after that lifeway began to change, potters in the South continue to make vital wares that are distinctively Southern. The Museum of International Folk Art celebrated this “living tradition” of American regional culture with the exhibition 

 

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Sep 16, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Before Bataan: New Mexico’s 200th Coast Artillery
New Mexico History Museum
A collaborative exhibit with the Jean Cocteau Cinema

In August 1940, talk of war swirled around Camp Luna near Las Vegas, N.M. The 1,800 men of New Mexico’s 200th Coast Artillery Regiment gathered there to train one last time on home soil before heading to the Philippines. A photographer was there, capturing images of youth and dedication, young men unaware of the ordeals they soon would face.

On Sept. 16 through Oct. 12, the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives will mount a special exhibition at the Jean Cocteau Cinema featuring 10 of those images. The exhibit represents a collaboration between the theater and the New Mexico History Museum’s Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. Before Bataan: New Mexico’s 200th Coast Artillery is open for viewing between 1 and 8 pm daily. The Jean Cocteau is at 418 Montezuma Avenue, in the Santa Fe Railyard.

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Aug 28, 2014 - Feb 23, 2015
Alcove Shows 1917 – 1927
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art presents Alcove Shows 1917 – 1927 featuring sixty-one art works by twenty-four artists in the museum’s permanent collection.  The exhibition is on view Aug 8, 2014 through Feb 23, 2015 with the opening reception on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. (Please note the day change as the annual Zozobra event is being held on the museum’s usual Friday opening evening.)  Guest curator MaLin Wilson Powell looked back at the first 10 years of exhibitions at the Museum of Art to draw a small selection of works by artists who exhibited during that time

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Aug 28, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014
FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY CONTINUES WITH THREE NEW PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS
New Mexico Museum of Art

Opening on August 28 is the second suite of exhibitions in the series Focus on Photography:



  1. Delilah Montoya: Syncretism

  2. Cameraless,  a group show of photographic prints made without using a camera

  3. Photo Lab, an evolving interactive space exploring photographic processes and ideas, featuring photography from the collection made with historic processes and mixed media

The exhibition runs through December 7, 2014.

 

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Aug 8, 2014 - Feb 23, 2014
Alcove Shows 1917 – 1927
New Mexico Museum of Art

Guest curator Malin Wilson-Powell looks back at the first 10 years of our exhibition history.

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Aug 3, 2014 - Jun 1, 2015
Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is proud to honor the hundreth birth year of Allan Houser with this exhibition of his sculptures and those of thirteen Native American artists whose lives he changed forever. Larry Ahvakana, Don Chunestudey, Cliff Fragua, Craig Dan Goseyun, Rollie Grandbois, Bob Haozous, Phillip Mangas Haozous, Doug Hyde, Oreland Joe, Tony Lee, Estella Loretto, Bill Prokopiof and Robert Shorty

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Jul 6, 2014 - Apr 3, 2016
Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Reflect on the Immigrant Experience
Museum of International Folk Art
in the Mark Naylor & Dale Gunn Gallery of Conscience

The Gallery of Conscience is an experimental space where the public is invited to help shape the content and form of the exhibition through interactive elements and facilitated dialogues.  The gallery changes in response to community input, and is temporarily closed for interim changes. 

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Jun 29, 2014 - Mar 13, 2016
Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World
New Mexico History Museum

A 1960s’ ecclesiastical wave of urban renewal inspired mission churches throughout the Americas to undergo renovations and, all too often, cast off centuries-old artwork. Charles W. Collier, a cultural attaché to Bolivia, and his wife, Nina Perera Collier, began purchasing and obtaining pieces that eventually formed the backbone of the International Institute of Iberian Colonial Art, once based at their Los Luceros estate in northern New Mexico. In 2005, with the promised construction of spacious galleries and a state-of-the-art collections vault at the New Mexico History Museum, the Institute donated 70 paintings and three sculptures. When Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World opens on June 29, 35 of these 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces will share one exhibition space for the first time ever.

Painting the Divine includes works from Spain’s three colonial capitals: Peru, Mexico and New Mexico. Together, they reveal how faith sustained Spanish colonists in harsh and remote frontiers and how their religious art evolved in those places.

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Jun 6, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014
New Mexico Museum of Art

Marking both her seventy-fifth birthday and three decades of living and working in New Mexico, Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014 opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art June 6, 2014 and runs through October 12, 2014.

The exhibition will focus on both large-scale public projects and smaller-scale personal artworks and will be among the first to focus on recent works by Judy Chicago.

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May 25, 2014 - May 31, 2015
Toys and Games: A New Mexico Childhood
New Mexico History Museum

Museums often focus on how we worked, how we fought, the businesses we built, and the challenges we overcame – the adult side of life. But before we became hard workers, everyone was a child, and every child shaped his or her play-world with toys. From the homemade or passed down to those bought new, toys deeply impact how we fill our childhood worlds. The History Museum collections contain a range of examples of how we played, and in observance of our fifth anniversary, we’ll display some of the most exquisite pieces in an installation in our front window. Toys and Games: A New Mexico Childhood invites visitors to travel down memory lane while also introducing today’s children to the delights of childhood past.

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Apr 27, 2014 - Jan 10, 2016
Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography
New Mexico History Museum

In an age when every cell phone can take a respectable picture, cameras as low-tech as an oatmeal box still beguile a legion of practitioners, both artistic and documentarian. With roots in the ancient discovery of the camera obscura, pinhole photography has enchanted artists from the 1880s through today. Opening April 27 (through Jan. 10, 2016), Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography, in the Herzstein Gallery of the New Mexico History Museum, explores a historical art form that exemplifies thoroughly contemporary ideals: Do-it-yourself handmade technology with a dash of steampunk style.

Nearly 225 photographs and 40 cameras show how a light-tight box pierced by a hole and holding a piece of old-school film can reveal alternate versions of reality. At heart, photography is a method of capturing the way that light plays upon objects, the seen and the unseen—a visual form of poetry that extends beyond a literal representation whenever pinhole cameras are involved.

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Apr 25, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
Southwestern Allure: The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony
New Mexico Museum of Art

Southwestern Allure:The Art of the Santa Fe Art Colony explores the development of Santa Fe as a haven for artists beginning in the early 20th century through the late 1930s.

The exhibition opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art April 25, 2014 and is on view through July 27, 2014.

Southwestern Allure celebrates the dynamic art scene that developed here in Santa Fe in the early 20th century as part of the explosion of artistic activity taking place in Northern New Mexico.  The origins of the New Mexico Museum of Art and these early 20th century art colonies are inextricably linked.

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Apr 13, 2014 - May 30, 2016
Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning highlights the Museum’s extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry and presents all aspects of the stone, from geology, mining and history, to questions of authenticity and value. Hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrate the stone’s use and its deep significance to the people of the region.

 

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Apr 6, 2014 - Feb 15, 2015
Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico
Museum of International Folk Art

One of the most far-reaching exhibits of New Mexico animal wood carvings, Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico, debuted at the Museum of International Folk Art on April 6, 2014 with 107 artworks made by such masters as Felipe Archuleta, Patrociñio Barela, and José Dolores López. The exhibition closed February 15, 2015.

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Mar 10, 2014 - Jun 1, 2014
Work in Progress:
Museum of International Folk Art
Folk Artists on Immigration -- Exhibition Lab

Work in Progress: Folk Artists on Immigration was the prototype for the exhibition lab, preceeding the “official”  exhibition opening with a convening of international and local artists at MOIFA, in conjunction with the International Folk Art Market| Santa Fe,  July 2014.

 

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Mar 7, 2014 - Apr 19, 2015
FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY YEAR-LONG CYCLE OPENS IN MARCH WITH THREE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS AT NM MUSEUM OF ART
New Mexico Museum of Art

Focus on Photography is a year-long series of exhibitions opening March 7, 2014 at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Three simultaneous exhibitions kick off the series: the solo show Beneath our Feet: Photographs by Joan Myers; the group show of landscape photographs titled Grounded; and the Photo Lab, an evolving interactive space exploring photographic processes and ideas.

Focus on Photography is a year-long series running March 7, 2014 until April 15, 2015.

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Feb 23, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Donald Woodman: Transformed by New Mexico
New Mexico History Museum

Beginning with his early years working as a research photographer at the Sacramento Peak Solar Observatory in southern New Mexico, photographer Donald Woodman honed his photographic vision first through stars and clouds and then through sandy soil, majestic peaks and his own interior life. Donald Woodman: Transformed by New Mexico explores that journey through a series of photographs on exhibit February 23 through October 12, 2014, in the New Mexico History Museum’s Mezzanine Gallery.

Transformed by New Mexico is one of the commemorations of the History Museum’s fifth anniversary, a yearlong series of exhibits and events celebrating all the museum has accomplished since its opening in May 2009.

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Feb 16, 2014 - Jan 5, 2015
Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

More than 50 images from the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives  - along with contemporary images by Native photographers - document the changing perceptions of Native peoples over a span of almost 100 years.

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Feb 1, 2014 - Dec 30, 2014
Spotlight on Gustave Baumann
New Mexico Museum of Art

Gustave Baumann is one of New Mexico’s most treasured artists, known widely for his woodblock prints of Southwestern landscapes and traditions.

The New Mexico Museum of Art has a comprehensive collection of Gustave Baumann’s work which includes prints, drawings, paintings, studies, furniture, and the eclectic menagerie of marionettes used to entertain generations of New Mexicans both young and old. Spotlight on Gustave Baumann opens February 1, 2014.

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Feb 1, 2014 - Dec 30, 2014
New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History
New Mexico Museum of Art

Artists as diverse as E. Irving Couse, Joseph Henry Sharp, T.C. Cannon, Agnes Martin, Maria Martinez and Georgia O’Keeffe share the museum’s Clarke Gallery for New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History. This exhibition, culled from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection, tells the many stories which make up New Mexico through the eyes of some of this state’s most respected artists. The exhibition opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on February 1, 2014.

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Dec 14, 2013 - Mar 9, 2014
Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art is the only American venue for the exhibition Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain that is literally rewriting the book on Spanish art. After the British Museum in London, the Prado in Madrid and the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia the exhibition opens December 14, 2013 in Santa Fe and runs through March 9, 2014.

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Nov 17, 2013 - Jan 5, 2015
BRASIL & ARTE POPULAR
Museum of International Folk Art

A fascinating of unique and vibrant folk traditions were presented in BRASIL & ARTE POPULAR, the exhibition opened Sunday, November 17, 2013 and closed January 5, 2015.

This show featured over 300 pieces from the museum’s rich Brazilian collection: woodblock prints, colorful ceramic and wood folk sculptures, toys and puppets, religious art, festival costumes, and more.

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Oct 27, 2013 - Dec 30, 2013
Triumph TR8 in MIAC lobby
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

A 1974 Triumph TRB decorated by Hopi Tewa artist Dan Namingha and nine other Native American artists is parked in the lobby of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), a symbol of a broadened approach by the museum to create partnerships with other area institutions that share a mission in honoring and perpetuating Native art and education.

Just as 10 artists collaborated to turn the car into an art piece, now MIAC is collaborating with the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) to ensure Native American students are prepared to fill positions at museums that reflect their peoples’ art and culture.

Gift of Elizabeth Sackler and on view in MIAC lobby.

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Sep 29, 2013 - Sep 8, 2015
Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

A celebration of sight, sound, and activity for visitors of all ages, Heartbeat: Music of the Native Southwest, opens Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Over 100 objects relating to Southwestern Native dance and music will be featured, including a flute made by Grammy award-winning artist Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo.

Collectively used for indigenous ritual performance, the drums, flutes, rasps, rattles, and clothing featured in the exhibition convey a richly layered message. Music, too, is integral to the ceremony—it is more than accompaniment for the dancers; each song is a prayer providing a pathway to the here and now and to the worlds beyond.

The opening on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. will feature performances, demonstrations, hands-on activities for the entire family, and refreshments provided by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico.

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Jul 7, 2013 - Jan 5, 2014
Let’s Talk About This:
Museum of International Folk Art
Folk Artists Respond to HIV/AIDS

The Gallery of Conscience focused on folk artists’ responses to HIV/AIDS, both here in New Mexico, and around the world. The artists  and community special programs for International Folk Arts Week»—with equal parts humor and pathos and love.

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Jun 9, 2013 - Jul 27, 2014
Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan
Museum of International Folk Art

Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan, an exhibition of more than 200 Japanese kites.


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May 3, 2013 - Aug 18, 2013
PETER SARKISIAN: VIDEO WORKS, 1994-2011
New Mexico Museum of Art

Throughout his career Santa Fe-based artist Peter Sarkisian has been an innovator working at the cutting edge of multi-media art. Juxtaposing projected video and physical objects, his installations explore the intersection of the moving image and sculpture.

Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1994-2011 opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art Friday, May 3, 2013 with a free reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico. The exhibition features 15 video and mixed-media works spanning 18 years and will be on view through August 18, 2013

 

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May 3, 2013 - Aug 18, 2013
PETER SARKISIAN: VIDEO WORKS, 1994-2011
New Mexico Museum of Art

Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1994-2011 opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art Friday, May 3, 2013 with a free reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico. The exhibition features 15 video and mixed-media works spanning 18 years and will be on view through August 18, 2013.

Throughout his career Santa Fe-based artist Peter Sarkisian has been an innovator working at the cutting edge of multi-media art. Juxtaposing projected video and physical objects, his installations explore the intersection of the moving image and sculpture. 

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Apr 19, 2013 - Sep 8, 2013
Mont St. Michel and Shiprock: Photographs by William Clift
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art is pleased to present this one-man exhibition by master photographer William Clift, a long-time Santa Fe resident. The exhibition opens April 19 and runs through September 8, 2013.

For almost four decades, Clift has photographed two monolithic sites that dominate their expansive landscapes: Shiprock, an eroded volcanic form that rises above the northwestern New Mexico desert and is sacred to the Navajo (Diné), and Mont St. Michel, a tidal island off the north coast of France that is famous for its Romanesque-Gothic church and monastery. In this selection of more than seventy beautiful photographs, Clift shares his ongoing, nuanced exploration of the two places.

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Apr 14, 2013 - Mar 16, 2014
Cowboys Real and Imagined
New Mexico History Museum
April 14, 2013 through March 16, 2014

When America needed hard workers, the cowboy was there. The job was dirty and difficult, low-paid and lowly regarded. But when an America torn by the Civil War needed a hero to unite its soul, the unassuming cowboy was an unlikely—and ultimately lasting—pick. Since riding out of Spanish horse culture, he’s been an itinerant hired hand, an outlaw, a movie star, a rodeo athlete, a radio yodeler, and a rhinestoned disco diva. He’s been Spanish, Mexican, African American, Anglo, male, female, straight, and gay. His image has been co-opted to sell trucks, beer, boots, beans, jeans, tires, cigarettes, leather couches, presidential candidates, and a lifestyle far beyond the means of real-life buckaroos. 

Using artifacts and photographs from its wide-ranging collections, along with loans from more than 100 people and museums, Cowboys Real and Imagined (April 14, 2013, through March 16, 2014) blends a chronological history of Southwestern cowboys with the rise of a manufactured mystique as at home on city streets as it is in a stockyard. Augmented by archival footage, oral histories, musical performances, and a programming series that includes showings of classic Western movies filmed in New Mexico, the exhibition anchors the cowboy story in New Mexico, a place that gave birth to the real thing and held onto it longer than most other states.


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Mar 3, 2013 - Sep 2, 2013
Plain Geometry Amish Quilts
Museum of International Folk Art

Plain Geometry Amish Quilts explored the origins and aesthetics of a tradition that has evolved in a changing world. These remarkably crafted textiles illustrate the influence of religious proscriptions, westward migration, and interaction with "English" neighbors. The exhibition opened March 3, 2013 and closed September 2, 2013.


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Mar 1, 2013 - Apr 5, 2013
Alcove 12.9 Caps an Ambitious Series of Nine Shows
New Mexico Museum of Art

Alcove 12.9 Caps an Ambitious Series of Nine Shows

The New Mexico Museum of Art’s final show in the Alcove 12.0 series will open on March 1 with Alcove 12.9, featuring works by Jeff Deemie, Teri Greeves, Joanne Lefrak, James Marshall , and Mary Tsiongas

In March of 2012, the Museum launched the Alcove 12.0 series—nine exhibitions focusing on new work by contemporary New Mexico artists curated by Merry Scully.  

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Feb 17, 2013 - Dec 30, 2013
What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

What’s New in New: Recent Acquisitions is the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s annual exhibition of new acquisitions celebrating the gallery’s namesake, Lloyd Kiva New. What’s New in New opens on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. and runs through December 30, 2013. The Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico will serve refreshments in honor of Kiva New’s birthday anniversary.

Curator Tony Chavarria’s focus with this show is on modern and contemporary Native art including paintings, monotypes, poetry, and sculpture created between 1968 and 2012.

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Feb 13, 2013 - Sep 15, 2013
Back in the Saddle and Georgia O’Keeffe
New Mexico Museum of Art

New Mexico artists have incorporated horses in their Southwestern imagery since the 1880s. During the twentieth century, the horse became an icon of the region, reflecting its ethnic diversity and changing aesthetic styles. The 25 paintings, prints, and photographs in Back in the Saddle capture the changing spirit of Southwest art. The works are drawn from the New Mexico Museum of Art collection.

Artists in the exhibition include Gerald Cassidy, W. Herbert “Buck” Dunton, Betty Hahn, Luis A. Jiménez Jr., Barbara Latham, Eliot Porter, Olive Rush, Fritz Scholder, Joseph Henry Sharp, Theodore Van Soelen, and Walter Ufer. The Native American, Hispanic, and European American art on view reveals some of the fusions that have occurred across cultural divides.

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Jan 8, 2013 - Apr 14, 2013
Art on the Edge 2013
New Mexico Museum of Art

(Santa Fe, NM)—Eight contemporary artists from the Southwest will be featured in the Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography’s biennial juried show, Art on the Edge, hosted by the New Mexico Museum of Art. The artists, who were selected by Toby Kamps of the Menil Collection, Houston, are Rosemary Meza-DesPlas (Dallas, TX), Heidi Pollard (Albuquerque, NM), Rebekah Potter (Albuquerque, NM), Donna Ruff (Santa Fe, NM), Joel Santaquilani (Amarillo, TX), Martina Shenal (Tucson, AZ), Derrick Velasquez (Denver, CO), and Greta Young (Santa Fe, NM). Art on the Edge 2013 will open to the public on January 18, 2013. The exhibition runs through April 14, 2013.

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Dec 9, 2012 - Jan 5, 2014
New World Cuisine
Museum of International Folk Art
The Histories of Chocolate, Mate Y Más

An exploration of the dawn of world cuisine as we know—and consume—it today. New World Cuisine explored how foods around the world developed from mixing the old and the new, and how many of the tastiest dishes and desserts came to be associated with New Mexico. The exhibition was complemented with interactive gallery activities including a scent station, magnetic world map, and a special selection of chocolate and cuisine in the Museum Gift Shop.

 

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Nov 18, 2012 - Feb 9, 2014
Tall Tales of the Wild West: The Stories of Karl May
New Mexico History Museum

The novels of German author Karl May served as trail guides to the mystique of the American West and even today are celebrated in European festivals and theme parks. His books have outsold those of Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey combined and were beloved by the likes of Albert Einstein, Herman Hesse, Fritz Lang, and Franz Kafka.

But there’s a hitch: May never visited the West. Nevertheless, his faith in the land of cowboys and Indians nurtured an entire continent’s love for it. From Nov. 18, 2012, to Feb. 9, 2014, the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors celebrates May’s life, legacy and lasting impact in an original exhibition, Tall Tales of the Wild West: The Stories of Karl May.

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Oct 5, 2012 - Jan 6, 2013
Chromatic Fusion and Emerge - Two Glass Shows Open
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art announces two concurrent exhibitions of glass art to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the American studio glass movement in 2012. The exhibitions—Chromatic Fusion: The Art of Fused Glass, featuring Klaus Moje and Emerge 2012: A Showcase of Rising Talents in Kiln-glass—include both emerging and established artists working in kilnformed glass. Artists from around the globe are highlighted in these two exhibitions that open to the public on Friday, October 5, 2012, 5:30-7:30 pm, with a reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico. Both shows will be on view through January 6, 2013.

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Sep 30, 2012 - Feb 10, 2013
Altared Spaces: The Shrines of New Mexico
New Mexico History Museum

As havens of spirit and space, shrines have long claimed hallowed ground in the vast New Mexico landscape. In Altared Spaces: The Shrines of New Mexico, from Sept. 30, 2012, through Feb. 10, 2013, Jack Parsons, Donald Woodman, and Siegfried Halus exhibit their explorations into these special places. The exhibit augments the spirits expressed in the ongoing exhibitions, Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible and Contemplative Landscape in the Herzstein Changing Exhibits Gallery.

The photographers kick off the exhibit on Sunday, September 30, with a 2 pm discussion of their work in the History Museum Auditorium, followed by refreshments in the second-floor Gathering Space, courtesy of the Women's Board of the Museums of New Mexico. The event is free with museum admission; Sundays are free to NM residents.

 

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Sep 8, 2012
New World: Timless Visions
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art will host New World: Timeless Visions, the biennial membership exhibition of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC). The exhibition coincides with the IAC’s biennial General Assembly, which is being held this year in Santa Fe. The exhibition will be on view September 8-23, 2012. There will be no public reception.

The exhibition New World: Timeless Visions includes the work of more than 140 IAC members. The exhibition will provide visitors with a glimpse of some of the innovative and exciting contemporary ceramics being created around the globe. IAC members in the exhibition represent 35 different countries from all continents except Antarctica.

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May 25, 2012 - Aug 26, 2012
The Curve: Center Award Winners, 2012
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art partners again this year by exhibiting the winners of CENTER’s  annual Project Competition and Project Launch. The exhibition opens May 25 and runs through August 26, 2012.

First place winners are Anastasia Taylor-Lind in the Project Competition for her series The National Womb, and Odette England in the Project Launch for her series Thrice Upon a Time.

In The National Womb, Taylor-Lind documents the “birth encouragement program” introduced in Nagomo Karabakh after war that began in 2008 resulted in the decimation of its population.

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May 18, 2012 - Nov 4, 2012
Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry
New Mexico History Museum

Since the Civil War, photographers have tried to capture the lives of Native American peoples, resulting in some of the most beautiful and elegant portraits in the collections of the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. More than 50 of these images will be on display from May 18 through November 4, 2012, in Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry, a salon-style exhibition in the History Museum’s Mezzanine Gallery. Together, the images document the changing perceptions of Native peoples over a span of almost 100 years. view the online exhibition »

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May 11, 2012 - Jan 1, 2013
It’s About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico
New Mexico Museum of Art

It’s About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico celebrates the centennial of statehood by presenting a social history of the art in the Southwest. This exhibition opens May 11, 2012 at the New Mexico Museum of Art and runs through January 2014 and is an official New Mexico Centennial project.  High resolution images may be downloaded here from the Museum of New Mexico Media Center.

T.C. Cannon, Gerald Cassidy, Judy Chicago, E. Irving Couse, Robert Henri, Marsden Hartey, Luis Jimenez, Raymond Jonson, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Florence Miller Pierce, Diego Romero, and Luis Tapia are some of the well-known artists in the exhibition.

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May 8, 2012 - Dec 24, 2012
Treasures Seldom Seen
New Mexico Museum of Art

Treasures Seldom Seen rejoices in the representational paintings from the New Mexico Museum of Art collection that defined mainstream New Mexico Art almost a century ago. The exhibition will be ongoing in the museum’s Clark Gallery.

 

Landscapes by George Bellows, John Sloan, and Fremont Ellis, as well as portraits by Paul Berlin, Oscar Berninghaus, Victor Higgins, and Joseph Henry Sharp are featured. In addition, an alcove presents works by, and about, Georgia O’Keeffe and another introduces the museum’s Web site New Mexico Art Tells New Mexico History.

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Apr 6, 2012 - Aug 26, 2012
Waterscapes: Photographs from the Collection
New Mexico Museum of Art

Water, its scarcity or abundance and our relation to this substance which sustains life, is the theme of this photography exhibition. Waterscapes follows on last year’s exhibition of cloud photographs, both drawn from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s permanent collection by Curator of Photography Katherine Ware. The exhibition remains open through August 26, 2012.

 

The selection of more than thirty photographs showcases the museum’s strong holding of work by mid-century masters such as Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Laura Gilpin, Lisette Model, Eliot Porter, and Brett Weston as well as contemporary artists including Renate Aller, Debra Bloomfield, Wanda Hammerbeck, John Pfahl, and Edward Ranney.

 

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Mar 25, 2012 - Aug 18, 2013
They Wove for Horses: Diné Saddle Blankets
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
On view March 25 through August 18, 2013

They Wove for Horses: Diné Saddle Blankets opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on March 25, 2012 (on long-term view). The exhibition highlights both the textile-weaving proficiency of Diné weavers who produced complex saddle blankets for all occasions and the design skills of Diné silversmiths who created dazzling headstalls of silver and turquoise.

The saddle blankets on exhibit date from 1860 to 2002 and are arranged by weaving methods: tapestry weave; two-faced double weave; and twill weaves of diagonal, diamond, and herringbone patterns. By using a variety of warp and weft yarns—natural wool, cotton, angora mohair, unraveled bayeta, and Germantown—weavers added individuality to the everyday and fanciful tapestries they created for horses.

Horse trappings on exhibit reveal the great pride that Diné horsemen took in their horses and how they adorned them for ceremonial and social events. The Diné first learned how to manufacture saddles and bridles from neighboring cultures and their proficiency quickly surpassed that of their mentors. That devotion resonates still, as the horse remains a viable living force in Diné life today.

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Feb 12, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012
Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules features more than 30 paintings (some on sculpted wood panels), bronze and clay as wall art and multi-colored ceramic vessels that demonstrate the breadth and multi-dimensionality of Margarete Bagshaw's work.

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Jan 13, 2012 - Apr 22, 2012
Repeat After Me
New Mexico Museum of Art
Printmaking and the Repetition of Form

Repeat After Me brings together 21 prints, primarily from the museum’s collection, that relate to repetition on two different levels: as process and as image. Included are works by Garo Antreasian, Polly Apfelbaum, Charles Arnoldi, Frederick Hammersley, Joyce Kozloff, Sol LeWitt, Sheryl Oring, and Marie Watt, among others.

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Jan 6, 2012 - Nov 25, 2012
47 Stars
New Mexico History Museum
Mark the Centennial at the History Museum

From January 6 through November 25, 2012, the New Mexico History Museum commemorates New Mexico's 1912 entry into the Union with 47 Stars, a collection of exhibits that includes the officially unofficial 47-star flag. 47 Stars includes long-term exhibits and a tongue-in-cheek front-window installation to help celebrate the state’s Centennial.

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Jan 5, 2012 - May 4, 2012
Between the Lines: Culture and Cartography on the Road to Statehood
New Mexico History Museum
In the Governor’s Gallery at the State Capitol

From a Spanish government that never quite knew where to draw its northern colony’s borders to a Mexican government that disagreed with where the lines eventually were drawn to a Texas Republic that wanted to claim the Rio Grande, Santa Fe, and much of eastern New Mexico, the U.S. government eventually managed to carve out the trusty rectangle we now know as New Mexico.

Between the Lines: Culture and Cartography on the Road to Statehood opens Thursday, January 5 and will be on view through May 4, 2012, in the Governor’s Gallery on the fourth floor of the state Capitol. The exhibition, part of the state’s 2012 Centennial celebration, explores explores how cartographers interpreted New Mexico’s land, its physical and political boundaries, and the cultural minglings of Native, Spanish, Mexican, and American people.

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Jan 5, 2012 - May 4, 2012
Between the Lines: Culture and Cartography on the Road to Statehood
New Mexico Museum of Art
In the Governor’s Gallery at the State Capitol

From a Spanish government that never quite knew where to draw its northern colony’s borders to a Mexican government that disagreed with where the lines eventually were drawn to a Texas Republic that wanted to claim the Rio Grande, Santa Fe, and much of eastern New Mexico, the U.S. government eventually managed to carve out the trusty rectangle we now know as New Mexico.

Between the Lines: Culture and Cartography on the Road to Statehood opens Thursday, January 5 and will be on view through May 4, 2012, in the Governor’s Gallery on the fourth floor of the state Capitol. The exhibition, part of the state’s 2012 Centennial celebration, explores explores how cartographers interpreted New Mexico’s land, its physical and political boundaries, and the cultural minglings of Native, Spanish, Mexican, and American people.

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Nov 20, 2011 - Feb 24, 2014
Woven Identities
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
November 20, 2011 through February 23, 2014

Woven Identities features baskets woven by artists representing 60 cultural groups in six culture areas of Western North America: The Southwest, Great Basin, Plateau, California, the Northwest Coast, and the Arctic.

All objects tell a story, if you know the right questions to ask. At the time the baskets in this exhibition were collected little to no information was recorded; the weaver’s names are largely unknown. Nonetheless, each basket has an identity, a woven identity. The identity of each basket—where it was made; when it was made; who made it; who it was made for; why it was made—by “reading” its individual characteristics. 

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Nov 18, 2011 - May 13, 2012
The Letter, the Word & the Book
New Mexico History Museum

Set on our mezzanine level, The Letter, the Word & the Book is a small exhibition that complements Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible by highlighting other 20th- and 21st-century practitioners of a centuries-old craft. Using calligraphy, engravings, enameling and more, the artists featured put a  contemporary twist on documents ranging from handbills to Bibles.

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Oct 28, 2011 - Apr 22, 2012
James Drake: Salon of a Thousand Souls
New Mexico Museum of Art

One-person exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Throughout his career, James Drake has examined the theme of humanity in all of its triumphs, failures, and follies—including war; love and desire; greed, gluttony, and vanity; and the realities of life along the U.S.-Mexico border. The New Mexico Museum of Art exhibition James Drake: Salon of a Thousand Souls includes 19 sculptures and works on paper by the Santa Fe-based artist spanning nearly 25 years. The exhibition opens with a free reception on Friday, October 28, 2011. It remains on view through April 22, 2012.

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Oct 28, 2011 - Apr 22, 2011
Past Present Future: Three New Mexico Photographers
New Mexico Museum of Art

New Mexico photographers Michael Berman, David Taylor, and Connie Samaras will be featured in an exhibition of their work at the New Mexico Museum of Art opening October 28, 2011 running through Apr 22, 2012.

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Oct 23, 2011 - Dec 30, 2012
Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible
New Mexico History Museum
An epic work of art

New: Exhibition's run extended to December 30, 2012.

Considered the Sistine Chapel of the modern era and overseen by the Benedictine monks at Saint John's Abbey in Minnesota, Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible features portions of the first modern-day Bible entirely handwritten and illuminated in 500 years. World-renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson, senior scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Crown Office at the House of Lords, serves as the project’s artistic director from his scriptorium in Wales. Also on exhibit will be a page from an original Gutenberg Bible. A series of lectures, musical performances and calligraphy workshops accompany the exhibit, which serves as a companion to Contemplative Landscape.

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Oct 23, 2011 - Dec 30, 2012
Contemplative Landscape
New Mexico History Museum

Contemplative Landscape is a photographic exploration of how people have responded to and interacted with New Mexico’s landscape through art, architecture and sacred rituals. Drawing on works from the Photo Archives at the Palace of the Governors and contemporary photographers, the exhibition prominently features the work of Tony O’Brien, whose 1994-95 sojourn at a New Mexico monastery forms the heart of his new book, Light in the Desert: Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert  (Museum of New Mexico Press), debuting with the exhibition. A companion exhibit to Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible.

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Oct 1, 2011 - Jan 6, 2013
Young Brides, Old Treasures
Museum of International Folk Art
Macedonian Embroidered Dress

Macedonian ethnic dress has it all – it is full of meaning and significance, visually stunning, quite possibly overwhelming, and embodies the skill, expectations, hopes and fears, creative use of materials, and aesthetic sense of the individuals who made and wore it. Saturated with cultural meaning, these many-layered ensembles rank among the best examples of textile art anywhere.

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Sep 16, 2011 - May 29, 2012
From a Distant Road
New Mexico History Museum

Blending an eclectic mix of Eastern and Western poetry and printing techniques, From a Distant Road features hand-colored Japanese albumen prints and original haiga by Santa Fe poet John Brandi. The exhibit runs Sept. 16-March 4, 2012, in the John Gaw Meem Room.

The exhibit includes: Eighteen of Brandi’s contemporary haiga (haiku poems accompanied by brush art work) that find their source in the poet-painters of 17th-century Japan. The haiga will be displayed on papers marbled by Palace Press Curator Tom Leech in the Japanese technique of suminagashi (black ink floating).  Six hand-tinted albumen photographs from a collection of late 19th-century images of Japan from the Photo Archives at the Palace of the Governors, paired with excerpts from the travel diaries of 17th-century haiku master Matsuo Basho. A new marbled broadside from the Palace Press featuring a prose poem by Brandi.

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Aug 11, 2011 - Oct 2, 2011
New Native Photography, 2011
New Mexico Museum of Art

New Native Photography, 2011, opens Friday, August 12, 6 p.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Art in collaboration with the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA). The exhibition of contemporary Native photography is in conjunction with the 90Th Santa Fe Indian Market.

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Jul 3, 2011 - Apr 29, 2012
The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Natural Disaster
Museum of International Folk Art
in the Gallery of Conscience

The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Natural Disaster explored how folk artists helped their communities recover from four recent natural disasters: the Haitian Earthquake; Hurricane Katrina on the U.S. Gulf Coast; Pakistani floods; and the recent volcanic eruption of Mt. Merapi in Indonesia. The exhibition opened July 3, 2011 in the Museum of International Folk Art’s Gallery of Conscience  and closed April 29, 2012.

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Jun 24, 2011 - Nov 6, 2011
Kimono: Karen LaMonte and Prints of the Floating World
New Mexico Museum of Art

Kimono: Karen LaMonte and Prints of the Floating World juxtaposes contemporary artist Karen LaMonte’s life-sized cast-glass sculpture of a kimono with Japanese woodblock prints from the New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection and from a private collection. The exhibition runs June 24 through November 6, 2011, with a free public reception on “First Friday,” July 1, 2011, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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Jun 19, 2011 - Sep 11, 2011
Home Lands: How Women Made the West
New Mexico History Museum
Homemakers, cowgirls, artists, doctors and politicians

The storybook history of the American West is a male-dominated narrative of drifters, dreamers, hucksters, and heroes—a tale that relegates women, assuming they appear at all, to the distant background. Home Lands: How Women Made the West upends this view to remember the West as a place of homes and habitations brought into being by the women who lived there.

From ancient pueblos to modern suburbs, women have shaped the Western landscape through choices about how to sustain home, family, and community. Home Lands, organized by the Autry National Center of Los Angeles, brings together women's history, Western history, and environmental history to show how women have been at the heart of the Western enterprise across cultures and over time. Historical artifacts, art, photographs, and biographies of individual women will lead visitors through three distinctive Western environments created and inhabited by women.

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Jun 15, 2011 - Dec 23, 2011
Gustave Baumann: A Legacy Honored in Santa Fe
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art is presenting two exhibitions this summer celebrating Baumann, his prodigious creativity, and his love for New Mexico. On view through September 2, 2011 in the Governor’s Gallery at the New Mexico State Capitol is Gustave Baumann: Painter, Printmaker, and Puppeteer; and opening July 1, 2011 at the New Mexico Museum of Art is The Prints of Gustave Baumann. Both exhibitions were curated by Merry Scully, curator of the Governor’s Gallery.

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May 27, 2011 - Nov 27, 2011
Heart of the Home
New Mexico History Museum
A celebration of the kitchen

The kitchen has long been called the heart of the home.  From cooking one-pot meals over an open fire to microwaving a pre-packaged dinner, the kitchen is the focal point for family gatherings. Heart of the Home, an installation in the front window of the History Museum features the hearth's importance in our daily lives over time, using kitchen-related items from our collections.

The exhibit joins the museum’s Women of the West summer celebration, highlighted by the exhibit Home Lands: How Women Made the West in the second-floor Albert and Ethel Herzstein Changing Exhibitions Gallery.

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May 18, 2011 - Jul 10, 2011
The Curve: Center Award Winners, 2011
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art partners this year with Center, Santa Fe’s renowned organization supporting gifted photographers, on an exhibition of photographs by Tamas Dezso and the collaborative team of Michel Palazzi and Alessandro Penso, first-place winners in the 16th Annual Center Awards for Project Competition and Project Launch. The exhibition opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art May 20 and runs through August 7 , 2011.

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May 15, 2011 - Oct 9, 2011
New Mexico’s African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, Valuable
New Mexico History Museum

Since the 1860s, African Americans have been a significant presence in our state. The exhibition, New Mexico's African American Legacy: Visible, Vital and Valuable, highlights the contributions of African Americans to New Mexico. Focused on Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and the brief, 19th-century community known as Blackdom, the exhibit reveals the iridescent threads African Americans have woven into this state's cultural quilt. Curated by Clarence Fielder and Terry Moody, along with Brenda Ballon Dabney and Rita Powdrell, with graphics by Charlie Kenneson, the show is presented in cooperation with the African American Museum of New Mexico in Albuquerque. It covers subjects as diverse as original families, newcomers and descendants, religion, social organizations and more.

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Apr 17, 2011 - Mar 10, 2013
Folk Art of the Andes
Museum of International Folk Art

Folk Art of the Andes was the first exhibit in the United States to feature a broad range of folk art from the Andean region of South America, showcasing more than 850 works of Andean folk art primarlity from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Apr 15, 2011 - Oct 30, 2011
Ranch Women of New Mexico
New Mexico History Museum

In conjunction with Home Lands: How Women Made the West, the museum's Mezzanine Gallery will feature the work of Albuquerque photographer Ann Bromberg and Raton author Sharon Niederman, who have documented the lives of 11 ranch women who have "cow-girled" or owned ranches in the state over the past 50 years. Through black-and-white photographs and essays, the often-underestimated role of women in the West comes to life through the women's dynamic contributions to the environment, their multicultural families, and their economic survival in a "boots on the ground" way of life.

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Apr 8, 2011 - Oct 9, 2011
Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment
New Mexico Museum of Art

Earth Now: American Landscape Photographers and the Environment offers both a survey and a contemporary view of how artists working in photography have addressed our relationship to the environment. - April 8, 2011 through October 9, 2011.

Free public opening 5:30-7:30 pm, Friday April 8. Hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico.

 

 

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Mar 4, 2011 - May 1, 2011
Broadsides from the Al-Mutanabbi Street Project
New Mexico History Museum
Honoring the soul of Baghdad’s literary community

On March 5, 2007, a car bomb exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 30 people and wounding over 100 others. Al-Mutanabbi Street was for centuries the center of Baghdad bookselling, the heart and soul of Baghdad’s literary and intellectual community. The Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition, formed in April 2007, sent out a call to letterpress printers to craft a visual response to this attack. The response was immediate, and over 40 printers, including three from New Mexico, enthusiastically answered that first call with a powerful edition of broadsides. Since that time, the number of broadsides has grown to 130, and a complete set will be donated to the National Library in Baghdad.

The Press at the Palace of the Governors proudly presents 60 of these broadsides in the museum's John Gaw Meem Community Room. Special opening event: 6 pm, March 4, Readings from the Broadsides, in the auditorium.

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Feb 13, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011
Creative Spark! : The Life and Art of Tony Da
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
February 13, 2011 through December 31, 2011

Creative Spark: The Life and Art of Tony Da is the artist’s first comprehensive museum retrospective. On view will be the largest group of Da’s paintings and pottery ever gathered in one place.

The exhibition opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on February 13, 2011 running through December 31, 2011.

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Feb 4, 2011 - May 4, 2011
Cloudscapes: Photographs from the Collection
New Mexico Museum of Art

A new exhibition of photographic luminaries invites visitors to lose themselves in a variety of cloud formations, from fluffy to enticing to intriguing to menacing. Cloudscapes: Photographs from the Collection, opening Feb. 4, features work by some of the masters of the medium, including Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter, and Edward Weston. Also featured more recent images by Paul Caponigro, William Clift, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, and Jim Stone.

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Jan 30, 2011 - Apr 10, 2011
A Passionate Light: The Polaroids of H. Joe Waldrum
New Mexico History Museum

A Passionate Light: The Polaroids of H. Joe Waldrum is a special exhibition shared by two museums – The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and the New Mexico History Museum. On view at The Albuquerque Museum and in the Mezzanine Gallery at the New Mexico History Museum from January 30 through April 10, 2011, the exhibition explores Waldrum’s own exploration of SX-70 Polaroid monoprints, including his studies of northern New Mexico's adobe churches.

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Jan 23, 2011 - May 9, 2011
A Noble Legacy: The USS “New Mexico”
New Mexico History Museum
A soldier of World War II comes home

The proud history of the USS New Mexico stands front and center in La Ventana Gallery through May 9, with A Noble Legacy: The USS “New Mexico.” The special exhibition includes a hand-crafted model of the New Mexico (BB-40), a battleship that saw significant action in World War II; items related to the new USS New Mexico (SSN-779), a nuclear submarine; photographs from both ships; and a short documentary by KNME-TV telling BB-40’s dramatic story.

 

 

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Nov 19, 2010 - Mar 20, 2011
Case Studies From The Bureau Of Contemporary Art
New Mexico Museum of Art

The New Mexico Museum of Art will present an exhibition of works from its Bureau of Contemporary Art, a fictitious entity created for this exhibition in order to emphasize contemporary art’s prominent place within the museum’s permanent collection. Case Studies from the Bureau of Contemporary Art will be on view November 19, 2010 through March 20, 2011.

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Oct 17, 2010 - Jan 9, 2011
El Hilo de la Memoria
New Mexico History Museum
U.S. Debut of Rare Spanish Documents

The New Mexico History Museum and Department of Cultural Affairs proudly announce that El Archivo General de Indias (the General Archive of the Indies) in Seville, Spain, has chosen Santa Fe for the American debut of El Hilo de la Memoria  (“The Threads of Memory”) an exhibit of rare documents, illustrations and maps detailing Spain’s early presence in North America.

The exhibit – nearly 140 documents spanning Ponce de León’s first contact in Florida through New Mexico’s incorporation as a U.S. Territory – will premiere in the museum’s Albert and Ethel Herzstein Gallery from Oct. 17, 2010, to Jan. 9, 2011, before traveling to the El Paso Museum of History and the Historic New Orleans Collection. The exhibition is sponsored by the Fundación Rafael del Pino.

 

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Oct 1, 2010 - Jan 23, 2010
Imagining Mexico: From the Aztec Empire to Colonial New Spain
New Mexico History Museum
Exploring various views of the Mexican Conquest

In 1519, Hernán Cortés and a small group of Spanish soldiers made first contact with the Aztecs. The stories they sent back to Europe detailing the wealth and sophistication of the Aztec empire astonished their countrymen – and fed 300 years of efforts to write and re-write the story of the Mexican Conquest.

From Oct. 1 through Jan. 23, 2011, the History Museum’s Triangle Gallery will present Imagining Mexico: From the Aztec Empire to Colonial New Spain, an original exhibit featuring books, prints and maps from the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library’s John Bourne Collection of Meso-Americana, the Rare Books Collection, and the Map Collection. Created mainly for people who would never cross the Atlantic but live their adventures vicariously, the works formed perceptions – fictitious at times – of the land of Cortés, Moctezuma, amazing temples and important battles.

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Sep 7, 2010 - Nov 15, 2010
Autumn Fiestas Feasts & Celebrations
Museum of International Folk Art
September 7 to November 15, 2010

Open storage display of items highlighting Fiestas, Feast days and Celebrations in the fall from around the world.

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Aug 13, 2010 - Jan 10, 2010
Traces: Johnnie Winona Ross
New Mexico Museum of Art

Place and process are integral to the works of Arroyo Seco artist Johnnie Winona Ross, who is known for his reductive and luminous paintings that are comprised of layers upon layers of paint brushed, dripped, scraped and burnished to an extraordinary finish. The exhibition opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art August 13, 2010 and runs through January 10, 2011

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Aug 13, 2010 - Jan 10, 2010
Drip Tease: John Tinker’s Narrative Sculptures
New Mexico Museum of Art

In Drip Tease John Tinker challenges the public with sixteen sculptures that offer droll comments about politics, survival, and popular culture. These works focus on the contradictions of the present moment through allusions to liquids that leak, ooze, or pool. Materials that melt provide the perfect medium for demonstrating the transitory nature of contemporary life.

 

Drip Tease opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art August 13, 2010 and runs through January 9, 2011.

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Jul 4, 2010 - May 8, 2011
Empowering Women:
Museum of International Folk Art
Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities

All of the cooperatives featured in this exhibit had artist booths at the 2010 Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. Exhibition highlights included weaving, beadwork, painting, baskets, embroidery and other traditional folk arts from Bolivia, Rwanda, Peru, Swaziland, India, Kenya, Laos, South Africa, Morocco and Nepal.

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Jun 6, 2010 - Jan 6, 2011
Silver Seduction: The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda
Museum of International Folk Art
The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda

Nearly two hundred examples of Pineda’s acclaimed silver work were displayed in Silver Seduction: The Art of Mexican Modernist Antonio Pineda, a traveling exhibition from the Fowler Museum at UCLA. 

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May 23, 2010 - May 8, 2011
Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton
New Mexico History Museum
How One Wolf’s Death Led to a Century of Wildlife Conservation

Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton dedicates itself to telling the often overlooked story of the conservationist, author, artist, lecturer and co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America. Ernest Thompson Seton’s impact on America’s conservation movement was immeasurable but, today is largely forgotten. Wild at Heart: Ernest Thompson Seton sets out to change that.

A yearlong set of workshops and lectures supports the exhibit.

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May 15, 2010 - Oct 17, 2010
Sole Mates: Cowboy Boots and Art
New Mexico Museum of Art

Sole Mates: Cowboy Boots and Art celebrates the art of the West and views cowboy boots as important symbols of western life.  The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, postcards, advertisements, sculptures, video imagery, and of course boots.  The images define changing aspects of the West, from 1880 to the present.  The exhibition includes more than 130 objects and pairs of boots that investigate freedom, loneliness, gender, fashion, allure and contemporary art.  The exhibition opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Saturday, May 15, 2010, and runs through October 17, 2010.

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Apr 16, 2010 - Aug 1, 2010
Art on the Edge 2010
New Mexico Museum of Art
Art on the edge of a new decade

Art on the Edge presents the work of seven contemporary artists selected by Nicholas Baume for this biennial juried show organized by Friends of Contemporary Art (FOCA) in partnership with NMMoA.

The exhibition opens Friday, April 16, 2010 and runs through August 1, 2010

Sublime horizons, water sculptures, stitched excerpts from Neruda, and adolescents in suburbia await the viewer in this show that wonders aloud, what gives art "edge"? The exhibition features Eric Tillinghast, Deborah Hamon, Erika Blumenfeld, Michael Rogers, Kate Beck, Jessica Loughlin, and Ryan Bush. This year's show marks the second edition of Art on the Edge. It was curated by Nicholas Baume, chief curator and director of the New York Public Art Fund.

The Museum will host a free public lecture by Nicholas Baume at 6:00 p.m. in St. Francis Auditorium during the opening. The Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico will host an opening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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Apr 11, 2010 - Feb 12, 2012
Huichol Art and Culture: Balancing the World
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

For the first time, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology presents a significant collection of Huichol art from the early part of the last century in Huichol Art and Culture: Balancing the World. The exhibition opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture April 11, 2010 and  has now been extended to run through February 12, 2012.

There are important ties between Huichol work and Native American, prehispanic, and Hispanic art histories and cultures. Known today for colorful, decorative yarn paintings, the origins of modern Huichol art are found in the earlier Huichol religious arts of the Robert M. Zingg ethnographic collection at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

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Apr 1, 2010 - Aug 17, 2010
Spring & Summer Celebrations
Museum of International Folk Art
From Around the World

Spring and summer celebrations from around the world in Lloyd’s Treasure Chest

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Feb 14, 2010 - Jan 2, 2011
Harry Fonseca: In the Silence of Dusk
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

The exhibition Harry Fonseca: In the Silence of Dusk  focuses on four series of paintings that explore the transformative and mythic forces that Fonseca perceived in himself and the world around him. The painting series include In the Silence of Dusk, Stone Poems, St. Francis of Assisi; and Seasons. While not a retrospective, the exhibition explores Fonseca’s body of work as it changes focus from stylized but representational studies based on his Native American heritage to more abstract explorations of his world to non-objective compositions celebrating color. All of the works in the exhibition are courtesy of the Harry Fonseca Trust. The exhibition opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Sunday, February 14, 2010, 1:00-4:00 p.m. and runs through January 2, 2011.

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Jan 29, 2010 - Apr 18, 2010
Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings
New Mexico Museum of Art

Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Daniel Libeskind, Tadao Ando, Spacelab’s (Peter Cook/Colin Fournier), Rafael Viñoly, and Yoshio Taniguchi are members of a pantheon of architects regarded for their original, innovative, and groundbreaking designs. In common, they were all commissioned between 2000 and 2010 to design museums – some realized, others in progress, and a few indefinitely on hold.

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Dec 20, 2009 - Aug 7, 2011
Material World:
Museum of International Folk Art
Textiles and Dress from the Collection

Material World presented a tantalizing glimpse into the Museum of International Folk Art’s largest collection of textiles and costumes stored in 57 closets and numerous trunks and drawers. The 138 rarely-seen items in this exhibition highlighted the remarkable breadth and depth of 20,000 objects ranging from everyday household articles to elaborately detailed ceremonial wear in the Museum’s textile collection.

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Oct 9, 2009 - Jan 10, 2010
Manmade: Notions of Landscape
New Mexico Museum of Art
From the Lannan Foundation

The work of nine artists will be featured in Manmade: Notions of Landscape from the Lannan Collection. Landscape is often thought of as a pristine wilderness, uninhabited and unmarred by human presence, despite the fact that for many decades now landscape has in practice been represented as incontrovertibly interconnected with mankind and the land itself has been the very material of artmaking.

Manmade: Notions of Landscape from the Lannan Collection, an exhibition primarily of photography including two significant installations, one by James Turrell and the other by Robert Smithson. The exhibition will be on display at the New Mexico Museum of Art October 9, 2009, through January 10, 2010.

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Sep 27, 2009 - Jan 31, 2011
A Century of Masters:
Museum of International Folk Art
The NEA Heritage Fellows of New Mexico

Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts honors folk artists, storytellers, performers, and musicians throughout the United States for their contributions to traditional art forms. The National Heritage Fellows demonstrate artistic excellence and a commitment to their art forms through their processes, techniques, and transmission of the knowledge to others that strengthens and enriches their communities.

 

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Sep 25, 2009 - Jan 31, 2010
The Surreal Life: Gerry Snyder and Marco Rosichelli
New Mexico Museum of Art

The Surreal Life sets up a dialogue between the work of two artists, Gerry Snyder and Marco Rosichelli, who share a desire to create alternative universes both familiar and strange. A Surreal Life opens at the New Mexico Museum of Art on September 25, 2009.

 

Snyder and Rosichelli present in their art extremely well known elements – Snyder’s beautifully crafted paintings with their Renaissance inspired backdrops and Rosichelli’s finely crafted playground toys. However, they juxtapose these artistic elements with surreal content.

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Aug 30, 2009 - Feb 21, 2010
Native Couture II: Innovation and Style
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Native American fashion design—mainstream acceptance

Native Couture II: Innovation and Style opens at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Sunday, August 30, 2009. This exhibition explores the history of Native fashion from hand-made clothing and accessories of the 1880s that influenced the development of a Santa Fe Style, to today’s contemporary Native couturiers. At its root, Indian art is the quintessential original American art. This centuries-long influence of Native American art requires the buyer, or wearer, and the American public in general to ponder the origins of a truly unique American style.

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Jun 5, 2009 - Sep 13, 2009
American Impressionism: Paintings From the Phillips Collection
New Mexico Museum of Art

Seeing in a New Way - Shocking and rebellious, the Impressionists painted out in the open air, and used their paints in new ways to show nuances of changing light. Explore at the Museum more than 65 Impressionist works (ca. 1880-1920) from the renowned Phillips Collection, as it tours the country.

Celebrated American artists including John Henry Twatchman, J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, Theodore Robinson and William Lathrop, Maurice Prendergast, Gifford Beal, and Helen Turner applied the brighter palette and broken brushwork of French impressionism to the American landscape, focusing on views of parks and beaches as well as urban views and charming interiors. Reflecting the seasons, changing light and optical effects, these works also relate emotional and spiritual character of the landscape.

This exhibition has been organized by The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. The exhibition and national tour are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the American Masterpieces program.

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May 24, 2009 - Apr 11, 2010
Fashioning New Mexico
New Mexico History Museum
What We Wore to Mark Life’s Passages

"Fashioning New Mexico," the inaugural exhibition in the New Mexico History Museum's Changing Gallery, explores the clothes we wore over nearly two centuries of life's milestones -- christenings, weddings, military service, opera openings and more. A variety of interactive stations challenge visitors to tie a corset or check out a virtual image of themselves in one of the collection's outfits. The clothing and accessories have been collected for the last century. This exhibition marks the first time they have been on display.

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May 15, 2009 - Aug 16, 2009
Writing With Thread: Traditional Textiles of Southwest Chinese Minorities
Museum of International Folk Art
Traveling exhibition

Writing with Thread: Traditional Textiles of Southwest Chinese Minorities, featured a rare collection of entire ensembles of women’s, men’s and children’s ceremonial dress, baby carriers, quilt covers, festive and religious vestments, silver jewelry, embroidered silk valences, and wax-resist dyed curtains, plus a loom, weaving tools, and embroidery cases. 

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Apr 24, 2009 - Sep 6, 2009
Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection
New Mexico Museum of Art

Sara and David Lieberman, with their passion for collecting contemporary craft and their exceptional openness to new forms and ideas, have assembled one of the best collections of contemporary baskets in the country. The more than 150 baskets in their collection were at first collected for their “function and appeal” and their grounding in ancient traditions.  But their selections soon included new works of great “vitality and vigor” that were more about “expression and communication” rather than function.

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Apr 3, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009
Canvassing the Neighborhood: New Mexico Artists’ Views of Neighborhood Life
New Mexico Museum of Art

Paintings, drawings and photographs presenting multiple views of neighborhood life by New Mexico artists. On display in Santa Fe at the Governor’s Gallery in the New Mexico State Capitol, from April 3 to June 14, 2009. The show highlights works by Teal McKibben , Tim Prythero, Carlotta Boettcher, and Alex Harris with works that range from the surreal to the abstract.

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Mar 8, 2009 - Mar 14, 2010
Dancing Shadows, Epic Tales: Wayang Kulit of Indonesia
Museum of International Folk Art
Epic Tales: Wayang Kulit of Indonesia

Wayang kulit performance of Indonesia is among the oldest and greatest story telling traditions in the world, is said to lie at the heart of Javanese culture. Wayang kulit are flat, elaborately painted and intricately carved and perforated leather shadow puppets that cast dazzling shadows through a cotton screen. Traditional performances last all night, beginning in the evening and lasting to dawn. Wayang Kulit performances are always accompanied by a gamelan orchestra—a traditional Indonesian musical ensemble that includes a variety of instruments such as gongs, drums, metallaphones, xylophones, stringed instruments, and vocalists.

 

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Feb 20, 2009 - May 3, 2009
Alternative Spaces
New Mexico Museum of Art
Site-Specific Installations by Eight New Mexico Artists

The New Mexico Museum of Art presents Alternative Spaces, February 20, 2009 through May 3, 2009, a challenging exhibition that runs counter to the conventional display of artwork in a museum setting. The eight artists in Alternative Spaces will take over various locations in the museum and instill them with their own meaning.

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Feb 15, 2009 - Jan 2, 2010
Native American Picture Books of Change
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
The Art of Historic Editions

Native American Picture Books of Change—is an exhibition of original works by Hopi, Navajo, Apache, and Pueblo artists who illustrated children's books in the 1920's through today. Based on the book of the same title by Rebecca Benes, the exhibition focuses on illustrations in Native American children’s books of the last century. Emerging Indian artists illustrated the stories for Indian students based on Native oral traditions and narratives about everyday Indian life.

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Jan 30, 2009 - May 10, 2009
Pulling Strings
New Mexico Museum of Art
The Marionettes and Art of Gustave Baumann

More than sixty marionettes carved by Gustave Baumann will be on view in this first-ever large scale exhibition featuring recreated stages with posed marionettes, hand-made props, and Baumann-painted backdrops.

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Dec 24, 2008 - Sep 27, 2009
Nuevo Mexico: El Corazon de la Cultura
Museum of International Folk Art
in Lloyd’s Treasure Chest

Nuevo México: El Corazón de la Cultura, or New Mexico: The Heart of Culture, at the Museum of International Folk Art, showcased the best of Hispano/Latino arts of New Mexico from the early colonial period to 2008. This exhibition presented a unique opportunity to view these works of art up close and personal in Lloyd’s Treasure Chest while the Hispanic Heritage Wing underwent renovations from December 2008 to September 27, 2009.

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Nov 21, 2008 - Oct 25, 2009
Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe
New Mexico History Museum

The Palace of the Governors is partnering with Santa Fe Community College on the exhibition, Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe, as their contribution to Santa Fe’s celebration of its 400th anniversary.

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Oct 30, 2008 - Dec 8, 2008
Exhibition: Seeds of Change
Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner

On the morning of October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus and his men waded ashore on a tiny corral island that rode the waves out ahead of the American continents. At that moment two worlds collided—the New and the Old Worlds. What followed was 500 years of interaction and exchange. The Seeds of Change exhibit tells the story of this interaction and exchange that occurred after Columbus’s historic voyages to the New World, and the global impact of this exchange.

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Oct 19, 2008 - Oct 2, 2011
A River Apart
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Two major rivers and their tributaries - the Colorado River and the Rio Grande - have shaped both the landscape and the distribution of indigenous villages. Neighboring New Mexico pueblos on the banks of the northern Rio Grande - just a river apart - the communities of Cochiti and Santo Domingo share a ceramic tradition extending back almost 1,500 years. This permanent collection - A River Apart - preserves these iconic cultural representatives.

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Sep 19, 2008 - Feb 8, 2009
Paper Trail: How the West is One, Too
New Mexico Museum of Art

How the West Is One, Too presents thirty-two works of art. Shown as pairs of objects, these works explore the diversity of Southwestern art. This exhibition include pieces by Ansel Adams, Miguel Gandert, Betty Hahn, Raymond Jonson, John Marin, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg, John Sloan, Paul Strand, Jaunne Quick-to - See Smith, Awa Tsireh, Jo Whaley and Emmi Whitehorse.

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Jun 29, 2008 - Jan 4, 2009
A Chair For All Reasons
Museum of International Folk Art

Sitting is a universal experience. Throughout the world, people settle into chairs, stretch out on benches, perch on stools, sink into sofas or cushion themselves with a pillow, marking the body’s state as being both stationary yet dynamic. 

 

 

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Jun 20, 2008 - Sep 14, 2008
Tuff Stuff
New Mexico Museum of Art

In Tuff Stuff, four New Mexican artists, Dunham Aurelius, Mike Diaz, Harmony Hammond, and Jack Slentz present work that challenges notions of beauty associated with typical understandings of sensitivity, grace, and harmony.

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Jun 6, 2008 - Sep 21, 2008
Flux: Reflections on Contemporary Glass
New Mexico Museum of Art

Flux: Reflections on Contemporary Glass considers the sculptural possibilities of glass, from vessel to minimalist sculpture, blown glass to cast glass, ancient artifact to popular culture icon.

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Jun 6, 2008 - Aug 31, 2008
Album Amicorum
New Mexico Museum of Art

Inspired by this antiquarian tradition, master papermaker and marbler Tom Leech invited an artist colleague in Turkey to participate in an exhibition.

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May 25, 2008 - Oct 26, 2007
Old Spanish Trail
New Mexico History Museum

The Old Spanish Trail was primarily a horse and mule pack route linking the village of Santa Fe to the Pueblo of Los Angeles. The trail evolved from a network of indigenous trade routes and exploratory routes that crossed the modern states of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California.

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May 11, 2008 - Jan 4, 2009
Comic Art Indigène
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Comic Art Indigène looks at how storytelling has been used through comics and comic inspired art to express the contemporary Native American experience.

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Apr 20, 2008 - Feb 20, 2012
How The West is One: The Art of New Mexico
New Mexico Museum of Art

How the West Is One:The Art of New Mexico, organizes key objects from the museum’s collections so that they outline an intercultural history of New Mexico art, from the arrival of railroads in 1879 to the present.

This long term exhibition presents 70 works by Native American, Hispanic, and European-American artists which illustrate the changing aesthetic ideals that have evolved within southwestern art over the last 125 years.

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Apr 17, 2008 - Mar 19, 2012
Gustave Baumann Printmaker
New Mexico Museum of Art

A permanent collection of works by one of New Mexico's legendary creative forces.

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Mar 27, 2008 - Feb 15, 2009
Needles + Pins:
Museum of International Folk Art
Textiles & Tools

Needles and Pins: Textiles and Tools was as much about textiles and the many processes of creating them as it is the tools themselves. Rare and never before seen textiles were displayed in Needles and Pins: Textiles and Tools selected from the Museum of International Folk Art’s vast collection of more than 20,000 textiles. Spinning wheels, looms, needles, sewing boxes, and adrinka stamps, among many other tools of the trade, will also come from the Museum’s rich holdings.

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Feb 1, 2008 - May 11, 2008
Flower Power
New Mexico Museum of Art

Images inspired by the Flower Power movement of the 1960s.

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Jan 1, 2008 - Oct 5, 2009
Lloyds Treasure Chest
Museum of International Folk Art

Lloyd’s Treasure Chest provided visitors with the opportunity to interact with works not on display in the upstairs galleries, providing a context for further appreciation and understanding of folk heritage, traditions, and aesthetics.

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Dec 16, 2007 - Apr 21, 2009
Native Couture
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
A History of Santa Fe Style

Santa Fe style represents a state of mind, it is not just jewelry and clothing but a feeling inside, a sense of place and that total belief in the Navajo saying, “Walk in beauty.”

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Jun 15, 2007 - Apr 20, 2008
El Favor de los Santos
New Mexico History Museum

Divine intercession, miracles, blessings, and gestures of appreciation: retablos and ex-votos were a main form of devotion to saints and the Holy Family for nineteenth-century Mexican families.

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May 14, 2007 - Sep 2, 2007
Spider Woman’s (NA ASHJE’II ’ASDZÁÁ) Gift
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Spider Woman’s (Na ashje’ii 'Asdzáá) Gift: Navajo Weaving Traditions, a long-term exhibition, features weavings from the 1850s through the 1890s—the Classic and Transitional periods.

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Jan 3, 2007 - Nov 30, 2008
Trasteros and Trunks from the Permanent Collection
Museum of International Folk Art

During the early Middle Ages the Spanish adopted the Moorish use of chests, low stools, and benches are the predominant furniture items being placed around the edges of rooms. 

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Nov 15, 2006 - May 11, 2007
Gee’s Bend Quilts and Beyond:
Museum of International Folk Art
Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph, Thornton Dial, and Lonnie Holley

Gee’s Bend Quilts and Beyond took an in-depth look at the creative vision of a master quilt-maker, and  Mary Lee Bendolph, and the intersecting artistic worlds in which she participated. The traveling exhibition opened November 15, 2006 and closed May 11, 2007.

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