FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2011
As a special treat to New Mexicans, out-of-state visitors, and the families of artists who come to Santa Fe during Indian Market weekend, Andrew Smith Gallery Inc. has generously offered to cover the cost of admission for visitors to the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors and the New Mexico Museum of Art this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21. Regular admission is $6 for NM residents, $9 for out-of-state, with Sundays free to NM residents, and children 16 and under free every day.
Besides enjoying the exhibit Home Lands: How Women Made the West, visitors this weekend can take in the Portal Artisans Celebration in the Palace Courtyard. Besides displaying and selling their handmade crafts, the artisans are offering Native dances and will be operating food kiosks. (Don’t miss their popular pickles!)
At the New Mexico Museum of Art, contemporary photography is featured in two exhibitions: New Native Photography, 2011, a special exhibition for Indian Market, and Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment. Two other exhibits,The Prints of Gustave Baumann and How the West is One: The Art of New Mexico, highlight favorite artists long associated with the Santa Fe and Taos art colonies.
“Andrew is so happy to do this so visitors to Indian Market will also enjoy our beautiful museums,” said Frances Levine, director of the History Museum.
“We thank him enormously for his generosity,” said Mary Kershaw, director of the Museum of Art.
Phone numbers for publication
New Mexico History Museum: 505-476-5200
New Mexico Museum of Art: 505-476-5072