In the 1930s, artist Alexandre Hogue earned national attention for his Erosion series, a striking series of paintings and drawings decrying poor farming practices in America’s heartland. In honor of Earth Day 2022, Dr. Mark White, Executive Director of the New Mexico Museum of Art, will discuss Hogue’s condemnation of the environmental abuses that led to the Dust Bowl. Dr. White will focus on Hogue’s Drouth Survivors, which is featured in the current exhibition Western Eyes: 20th Century Art Here and Now.
This event will take place in the St. Francis Auditorium. Admission is FREE. Time TBD.
Image: Alexandre Hogue, Drouth Survivors, 1984 (conceived 1936), oil on canvas, 22 x 28 in. Linda and William Reaves Collection © Olivia Hogue Mariño and Amalia Mariño