Bill Gilbert is Emeritus Distinguished Professor and Lannan Endowed Chair, University of New Mexico, where he co-founded the Art & Ecology area. Gilbert also founded the Land Arts of the American West (LAAW) program and the Land Arts Mobile Research Center (LAMRC) with support from Lannan Foundation to focus on art generated in response to the environments and communities of the Southwest. He served as Director of LAAW and LAMRC from 2000-2016.
From 1990-2000 Gilbert served as head of Ceramics at UNM. His involvement in developing the curriculum included work with Indigenous artists from Acoma Pueblo and Pastaza, Ecuador and Mestizo artists from Juan Mata Ortiz, Mexico. He has curated numerous exhibitions and written extensively on the topic of Indigenous ceramics practices in the Americas.
Free with museum admission. This program is made possible through generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts.