Join us for the screening of MINIATURES and a discussion with individuals interviewed in the episode: Laura Addison, Museum of International Folk Art; Stuart Ashman, Artes de Cuba Gallery; Nadia Hamid, International Folk Art Market; Thomas Leech, retired, New Mexico History Museum; and Maureen Russell, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Patricia Bischetti, executive producer and director of “Craft in America,” will facilitate the panel discussion.
MINIATURES explores the world of tiny objects and the artists who make them. From folk art to marionettes to tiny furniture, the artists of MINIATURES reveal what motivates them to work at a scale that demands a masterful attention to detail.
New Mexico artists and organizations figure prominently in MINIATURES, which includes segments on Alexander Girard’s spectacular invented world housed in the Museum of International Folk Art’s Girard Wing; beloved New Mexico artist Gustave Baumann’s marionettes from the collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art; and International Folk Art Market artists who work at a diminutive scale, including Cuban artist Leandro Gómez Quintero, who creates small-scale, painstakingly detailed re-creations of vehicles using found materials.
“Craft in America” is the Peabody Award–winning and Emmy-nominated documentary series that discovers the beauty, significance and relevance of handmade objects and the artists who make them. “Craft in America” staff and film crew traveled to New Mexico twice, in 2022, for filming of the MINIATURES episode. The public broadcast of MINIATURES on PBS will take place on December 29, 2023 (check local listings). All episodes are available for streaming on the PBS App, craftinamerica.org, and pbs.org/craftinamerica.
ARTISTS & INSTITUTIONS FEATURED IN MINIATURES
Alexander Girard and the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM
International Folk Art Market, Santa Fe, NM
Gustave Baumann and the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
Leandro Gómez Quintero, Baracoa, Cuba
Mark Murphy, Astoria, OR
Caption: Craft in America crew filming the “Miniatures” episode in the Girard Wing. Photo: Laura Addison