New Mexico Museum of Art

Happening at the Museum September & October 2019

August 23, 2019



Library Open House

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

1:00 to 4:00 pm


Will Shuster is best remembered today as the creator of Zozobra, the legendary marionette effigy that burns every fall for the Santa Fe Fiesta. Visitors to this open house will get to see the many sides of Shuster – artist, husband, World War I veteran, friend and all-around merrymaker. The New Mexico Museum of Art owns a comprehensive collection of Shuster’s archives that includes his journals, military records, handwritten letters, photographs of the burning of Zozobra and other documentation of local celebrations Shuster was involved in.

Conversations with Collections (SOLD OUT)

Friday, September 6, 2019

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Free with cost of admission

Will Shuster Collection  

Join Curator of 20th Century Art, Christian Waguespack and Collections Manager, Erica Prater for an intimate viewing of an assortment of the Museum of Art’s Will Shuster holdings.



Governors Arts Awards

Friday, September 20, 2019

2:00 to 4:00 pm

Open House at Governor’s Gallery

                4th floor, The New Mexico State Capitol, located in Santa Fe at 490 Old Santa Fe Trail

Hosted by the Women’s Board of The Museum of New Mexico

Exhibition featuring awardees artwork and information about their lives

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Reception in the Courtyard of the New Mexico Museum of Art

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Governor’s Arts Awards Ceremony at St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art





Public Opening & Reception

Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist

Hosted by The Women’s Board of The Museum of New Mexico

Friday, October 4, 2019

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm




Public Lecture: Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist

Saturday, October 5, 2019

10:00 am to 11:00 am


Gilbert Vicario, Selig Family Chief Curator at Phoenix Art Museum



Public Lecture:   Agnes Pelton and Georgia O’Keeffe:  Natural and Mystical Impulses

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm



Sharyn Udall

Dr. Sharyn Udall is an Art Historian, author, and independent curator who has written, taught and lectured widely on 19th and 20th century American and European art.   The author of eight books, as well as many exhibition catalogs and scholarly articles, her special research interests include the art of the Southwest, American modernism, women in the visual arts, and the creative connections among visual artists, performing artists and writers.   Her most recent book is Dance and American Art: A Long Embrace.  



Alcoves 20/20 #2 

Public Reception

Friday, October 18, 2019 

5:00-6:30 PM

Alcoves 20/20 #2  

Artists: Jen Pack, Heather McGill, Daniel McCoy, Marietta Patricia Leis, Sarah Stolar

These small alcove galleries are a tradition that dates back more than 100 years to the founding of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Artists from across the state, across media, and in all stages of their career will be featured over the course of a year as part of Alcoves 20/20. At the close of the year of exhibitions, we will have featured new work by thirty artists.   The Alcove exhibitions reaffirm the Museum’s commitment to living artists and to exhibiting and championing contemporary art in New Mexico. 

Alcoves 20/20 #2 on view October 19, 2019 – December 15, 2019

Alcoves 20/20 is supported in part by the Friends of Contemporary Art + Photography



Alcoves 20/20 #2 

Gallery Conversations with Artists

Friday, October 25, 2019 

5:30-6:30 PM


Jen Pack, Heather McGill, Daniel McCoy, Marietta Patricia Leis, Sarah Stolar

Alcoves 20/20 #2 on view October 19, 2019 – December 15, 2019


Media Contact: Rebecca Aubin 505-476-5118

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