FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2014
Recently acquired works by artists Ansel Adams, Gustave Baumann, Betty Hahn and many others will be on view in Hunting + Gathering: New Additions to the Museum 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. The exhibition runs through March 29, 2015.
Hunting + Gathering presents a sampling of artworks that have entered the Museum’s collection in the last five years. The title, “Hunting + Gathering,” refers to a curatorial process of growing and cultivating the Museum collection. Nearly 200 works of art will be on view in a range of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, prints, ceramics, mixed media, textiles, and drawings. Other artists of local and international renown represented in the exhibition include John Beech, Harry Callahan, Louise Crow, Imogen Cunningham, Richard Diebenkorn, John Garrett, Woody Gwyn, Jennifer Schlesinger Hanson, Robert Heinecken, Sol LeWitt, Robert Motherwell, Joyce Neimanas, Martha Opdahl, Donna Ruff, Fritz Scholder, David Taylor, Will Wilson, Brett Weston, Francisco Zúñiga, and many others.
The diverse, newly acquired works are grouped thematically under headings such as “Horizontal/Vertical,” “Boundary Issues,” and “Indeterminate Object,” to fire the viewers’ imaginations and allow fresh interpretations of the art. The creative, thematic arrangements are intended to engage audiences by making the art come alive in novel ways through these unexpected juxtapositions. Many of the artworks entered the collection as gifts and this exhibition is an opportunity to express gratitude and to showcase the new arrivals for the public.
Steve Cantrell, PR Manager
Carmen Vendelin, Curator of Art
New Mexico Museum of Art
Founded in 1917 as the Art Gallery of the Museum of New Mexico, the New Mexico Museum of Art has been presenting innovative arts programming in downtown Santa Fe for close to 100 years. At its founding the museum collected and exhibited artworks by noted artists from New Mexico and elsewhere. This tradition continues today with a wide array of exhibitions and a significant collection featuring work from the world’s leading artists. Today, as at its founding, the New Mexico Museum of Art strives to bring the art of New Mexico to the world and the art of the world to New Mexico.
The New Mexico Museum of Art is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Museum exhibitions and programs are supported by donors to the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and its Director’s Leadership Fund, Exhibitions Development Fund, and Fund for Museum Education.
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