New Mexico Museum of Art

New Mexico Museum of Art The New Mexico Museum of Art is the oldest art museum in the state. We bring the art of New Mexico to the world and the art o the World to New Mexico!

For information about the New Mexico Museum of Art, visit nmartmuseum.org. The New Mexico Museum of Art is a catalyst and showcase for creativity and the enjoyment of art. Artists, learners and community members are empowered to think critically and see a multiplicity of meanings. We bring the art of the world to New Mexico and the art of New Mexico to the world. The New Mexico Museum of Art began in 1917 as the Art Gallery for the Museum of New Mexico that was then located in the Palace of the Governors. The building helped establish the Pueblo Spanish Revival architectural style. HOURS Open Daily 10am-5pm from May through October Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm from November through April. Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25th, January 1st, and Easter Sunday

Temporarily closed

New Mexico Museum of Art's cover photo
12/09/2020

New Mexico Museum of Art's cover photo

A reminder that our virtual community meeting is taking place Thursday 10, at 5:30pm MT, via Zoom. Facilitated by Rosema...
12/09/2020

A reminder that our virtual community meeting is taking place Thursday 10, at 5:30pm MT, via Zoom.

Facilitated by Rosemary Romero and Joe Abeyta, the virtual town hall will be free and open to the public. We encourage all members of the community to join us as we seek public perspectives on how the museum might better engage the community, especially where issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are concerned.

For more information, please visit the event page: https://fb.me/e/3Dc7oxZnj

Today, December 1, is Giving Tuesday! In 2020, our donors have been invaluable, and we greatly appreciate your considera...
12/01/2020

Today, December 1, is Giving Tuesday! In 2020, our donors have been invaluable, and we greatly appreciate your consideration. Donations to the New Mexico Museum of Art on Giving Tuesday can be designated for exhibitions or educational programs.

❤️💙 https://www.museumfoundation.org/product/new-mexico-museum-of-art/ ❤️💙

#GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday2020 #NewMexicoMuseumOfArt #NewMexicoCulture

After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, it's time for #GivingTuesday! Please visit https://hq.giv...
11/29/2020

After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, it's time for #GivingTuesday!

Please visit https://hq.givingtuesday.org/#ideas to learn more about #GivingTuesday2020. Then keep an eye out on December 1st for more information about supporting your New Mexico museums!

Looking for something fun to do tonight from the safety and comfort of home? Check out this FREE webinar from the Museum...
11/19/2020

Looking for something fun to do tonight from the safety and comfort of home?

Check out this FREE webinar from the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, Conversation with the Archaeologist: Seven Bizarre Artifacts Found behind the Palace of the Governors, tonight at 5:30pm MT.

Learn more and register below!

Members can join us tonight at 5:30 p.m. for a fascinating presentation on which seven of the most bizarre artifacts found during the archaeological excavations between 2002 and 2004 at the Palace of the Governors. Click the link below to learn more and register!
https://www.museumfoundation.org/events/conversation-with-the-archaeologist/

11/19/2020
For America Highlights

Exciting news! We are now offering a variety of virtual content from our current exhibition, "For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design."

“We are thrilled to host an exhibition that offers such a extensive look at the history of American painting” says Christian Waguespack, Curator of 20th Century Art and in-house curator for this exhibition. “With subjects ranging from George Washington to the Pueblos of New Mexico, there will definitely be something here for everyone.”

Want to hear and see more? Explore exhibition highlights with Mr. Waguespack in the video below.

#NationalAcademy #NationalAcademyOfDesign #PaintingsForAmerica National Academy of Design

🎨 Artist Opportunity 🎨Call for submissions from New Mexico Art in Public Places Program TIME NOW: 2021 at Bosque Redondo...
11/16/2020

🎨 Artist Opportunity 🎨

Call for submissions from New Mexico Art in Public Places Program
TIME NOW: 2021 at Bosque Redondo

See below for details! New Mexico Arts

Artist opportunity!
Call for submissions from New Mexico Art in Public Places Program
TIME NOW: 2021 at Bosque Redondo.
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Prospectus #261 T.I.M.E NOW: Bosque Redondo Historic Site, Fort Sumner, NM
New Mexico Arts and New Mexico Historic Sites seek to commission four (4) temporary public art projects inspired by a new exhibition to open in 2021 at Bosque Redondo Memorial and the rich history of the area. Inspired by a letter from a group of 17 Navajo students and their chaperones who visited the site in 1990, the exhibit has been 30 years in the making. In collaboration with the Navajo Nation and the Mescalero Apache Tribe, the exhibit was created to tell a more truthful account of the history of Fort Sumner and the Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation. Individual artists and artist teams are encouraged to apply. Navajo and Mescalero artists are strongly encouraged to apply. The local selection committee request proposals that consider one of four circles located at the entrance of the site: the four circles represent the four sacred mountains/cardinal directions for Navajo Nation.
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Deadline to Apply: Monday, November 30, 2020, midnight.
For details and to apply: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8149
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#PublicArt #NewMexicoCulture #ArtistOpportunity #BosqueRedondoHistoricSite #NewMexicoHistoricSites #NewMexicoArts #CallForArt Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner State Monument

School teachers, homeschool instructors, afterschool clubs, and community organizations: Is your class studying New Mexi...
10/30/2020

School teachers, homeschool instructors, afterschool clubs, and community organizations:

Is your class studying New Mexico history? Do your students geek out on science? Are you an art or music teacher and want to explore cultures of New Mexico and the world? Educators with New Mexico museums, cultural institutions and historic sites
are ready to work with you and your learners of all ages!

New Mexico Culture's Invite a DCA Educator program is a virtual opportunity for all schools, as well as homeschool and out of school groups, to enhance learning and teaching in the
classroom and beyond. Go to https://dcaeducates.nmculture.org to submit a request for an online visit from a DCA educator!

#newmexicoculture #newmexicomuseumofart #newmexicoeducators #newmexicoeduca

Missing visits to the galleries? Check out our new virtual tour!https://nmartmuseum.org/visit/virtual-tours"Word Play," ...
10/28/2020

Missing visits to the galleries? Check out our new virtual tour!
https://nmartmuseum.org/visit/virtual-tours

"Word Play," curated by Curator of Photography Kate Ware, is an exhibition of more than forty works of art in a variety of mediums, featuring images by artists who incorporate letters, words, and phrases into their visual creations.

With this virtual tour, created by Museum Educator Chris Nail, you'll be able to move around the "Word Play" exhibition, zoom in on the artwork and wall text, and access information on the pieces, interviews with artists, and educational programs.

Enjoy your virtual visit!

New Mexico Museum of Art's cover photo
10/22/2020

New Mexico Museum of Art's cover photo

In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has closed its ...
10/22/2020

In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has closed its museums and historic sites to the public until further notice. The safety and well-being of our employees and visitors is the DCA’s foremost concern. We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding.

Please visit https://nmartmuseum.org for virtual tours and educational resources, and continue following us here and on Instagram for upcoming online programming opportunities.

#covidupdate #covid19update #newmexicomuseumofart #newmexicoculture #santafe #museum

In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) will close its ...
10/20/2020

In accordance with revised public health directives, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) will close its museums and historic sites to the public on Friday, October 23, until further notice. The safety and well-being of our employees and visitors is the DCA’s foremost concern. We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding. Please visit https://nmartmuseum.org for virtual tours and educational resources, and continue following us here and on Instagram for upcoming online programming opportunities.

#covidupdate #covid19update #newmexicomuseumofart #newmexicoculture #santafe #museum

Thanks to the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi for sharing this beautiful photograph of our courtyard 🌺🌿🌶•Considering coming ...
10/16/2020
Art

Thanks to the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi for sharing this beautiful photograph of our courtyard 🌺🌿🌶

Considering coming in for a visit? Here's what's on view right now (in addition to the lovely architecture and garden)!

👉 "Word Play" : More than forty works of art in a variety of mediums, featuring images by artists who incorporate letters, words, and phrases into their visual creations
👉 "Picturing Passion: Artists Interpret the Penitente Brotherhood" : Brings together the work of artists who took on the Penitente traditions of the Southwest as source material
👉 "Alcoves 2020 no.3" : The third of six rotations of five artists at various career stages living and working in New Mexico today
👉 And opening next Saturday, October 24: "For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design."

Visit https://nmartmuseum.org/art/ to learn more about our current and upcoming exhibitions!

© 2003-2020 The New Mexico Museum of Art, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. 107 West Palace, off the historic Santa Fe Plaza. 505/476-5072

💥CALL TO ACTION💥 It’s your last chance to participate in the 2020 census! The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that the ...
10/15/2020

💥CALL TO ACTION💥 It’s your last chance to participate in the 2020 census! The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that the count will end at midnight tonight, October 15. Visit www.cenus.gov to #becounted!

Santa Fe artspace Axle Contemporary's “Be Counted” project uses art and design to increase census participation in New Mexico and surrounding communities. The images in this post have been created by local artists as part of this initiative. Please visit https://www.axleart.com for more images, all of which you are encouraged to share, and additional information.

Image credits, in order of appearance: Laurel Taylor, Heidi Brandow, Deeda Hull, Susan Case

#icount #icountnm #census #census2020 #2020census #icountnewmexico #localart #newmexicoart #newmexicoculture

Today is the final day to view "The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo" at the New Me...
09/27/2020

Today is the final day to view "The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo" at the New Mexico Museum of Art. We are open from 10am-4pm so come check out this traveling exhibition before it's gone!

Image: Giovanni Battista Pasqualini, The Incredulity of St Thomas, after Guercino, 1621, engraving. Credit: The Trustees of the British Museum.

09/26/2020
"The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo"

A traveling exhibition of more than fifty drawings and prints, organized by the British Museum from their extensive collection, "The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo" tells the story of Italian art beginning with the Renaissance and ending in the mid-nineteenth century through an examination of how artists have depicted the saga of Christ.

"The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo" is on view through tomorrow, Sunday, September 27. Don't miss your opportunity to see this fantastic exhibition! The museum is open both today and tomorrow from 10am-4pm.

“It is a special treat to experience the work of Renaissance masters like Michelangelo that rarely make it to the States...
09/25/2020

“It is a special treat to experience the work of Renaissance masters like Michelangelo that rarely make it to the States right here in Santa Fe,” says Christian Waguespack, Curator of 20th Century Art. “The opportunity to share these historic Italian treasures with our local audience,” he continues, “helps us fulfill part of the museum’s mission to bring the art of the world to New Mexico.”

"The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo" is on view at the museum until September 27, so plan your weekend visit now! We're open both Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm.

Image: Cornelis Cort, The Crucifixion, after Giulio Clovio, 1568, hand-colored engraving with body color, heightened with gold and white, printed on blue-gray silk. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Welcome back! 💚•The New Mexico Museum of Art is so excited to announce that we are open as of today, Thursday, September...
09/24/2020

Welcome back! 💚

The New Mexico Museum of Art is so excited to announce that we are open as of today, Thursday, September 24, at 10am MDT. Our hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-4pm MDT.

Several of the exhibitions that opened earlier in 2020 will remain on view, offering visitors another opportunity to experience these fantastic shows. The British Museum's "The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo" will be on display for a very short time, until Sunday, September 27, so be sure to check it out before it's gone!

We look forward to your visit, and remind you to bring your required mask. We have been hard at work preparing our facility for your return, following all of the COVID-safe practices you may have seen in many other places.

For further information and to learn more about how we are keeping you safe, please visit https://nmartmuseum.org. See you soon!

#reopening #opening #update #covidupdate #covid19update #newmexicomuseumofart #newmexicoculture #santafe #museum

Join us on Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30pm MDT for a Watch Party of our videos on "The birth, death, and resurrection ...
09/21/2020

Join us on Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30pm MDT for a Watch Party of our videos on "The birth, death, and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo," featuring walk throughs and commentary by Curator of 20th Century Art, Christian Waguespack.

Click the link below to learn more about the Watch Party and Get a Reminder so you don't miss out!

https://www.facebook.com/50411551927/posts/10158314426411928/?extid=JAFtOzeOT5QXYAgG&d=n

Didn't get a chance to view "The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo" before the shutd...
09/21/2020

Didn't get a chance to view "The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo" before the shutdown? Good news! This fantastic exhibition will remain on display for a short period of time once the museum reopens to the public.

Get ready for your visit by joining us for a Watch Party of all six of our videos featuring walk throughs and commentary by Curator of 20th Century Art, Christian Waguespack.

Check out this recent addition to our collection, “Deafened by Pinwheel,” by Jen Pack 🧵•The title of this work conjoins ...
09/18/2020

Check out this recent addition to our collection, “Deafened by Pinwheel,” by Jen Pack 🧵

The title of this work conjoins the senses of vision and hearing, suggesting the artwork has, or could, transcend the visual and become audible. The drawing together of opposites is characteristic of Pack’s work, which pairs the formal and the colloquial. Her stitched and stretched fabric construction follow in a lineage of feminist artists working in textile, and also the clean shaped forms and subtle geometry of minimal and hardedge artists. Frank Stella, Florence Miller Pierce, Robert Irwin, Susan York and Stuart Arends all come to mind.

Pack’s atmospheric artwork was created by stitching together thin strips of fabric which are stretched over a dimensional wooden form. The resulting constructions exist at the intersection between sculpture and painting. The piecing together of strips of fabric creates an affinity in this work with the quilters of Gees Bend and Korean pojagi patchwork. Pack questions and transcends traditional binaries like hard versus soft, subtle versus simple, and high art versus craft. The artist has discussed her work as existing in the seam — the seam being the location where a sewn line joins two disparate things into one. ​

Jen Pack (American b. 1976), “Deafened by Pinwheel,” 2016, fabric, thread, wood, 52 x 52 x 3 1/2 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Jen Pack, 2020 (2020.24.1a-d)

#acquisition #recentacquisition #womenartists #feministart #sculpture #fabric #thread #wood #stitching #quilting #painting #jenpack #pinwheel #newmexicoculture #newmexicomuseumofart

Ruth LaNore, Head of Registration and Collections, shares another of her favorite prints 🌳☁️🏜•I first discovered the wor...
09/17/2020

Ruth LaNore, Head of Registration and Collections, shares another of her favorite prints 🌳☁️🏜

I first discovered the work of Sven Birger Sandzén (known as Birger Sanzén) in the early 1990s, when I was researching some of the likely influences on Juan Pino, the Tesuque printmaker. I have been in love with his prints ever since. This woodblock print, “Afterglow,” completed in 1917, is a bit quieter than many of his prints, but it still captures the importance that the rhythm of forms and the vibration of light had for him. The majority of his prints have a wonderful glowing, buzzing sense of movement and light. Capturing nature in line was one of the most important aspects of his art.

Born in Sweden in 1871, Sandzén began studying art at the age of 10, and completed his studies in Europe. In 1894 he arrived in Lindsborg, Kansas, where he remained for the rest of his life. He traveled throughout the west from 1908 on, and was captivated by Western land forms. In 1919 he was in Santa Fe, where he had an exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art (then the Museum of Fine Arts) within a few months of his arrival. Other than the fact that at least one of the prints in our collection was completed while he was here, little else is known of his time in Santa Fe.

Although it is Sandzén’s printmaking that captured my attention, he was primarily known as a painter. A prolific artist, he painted over 2,600 oils and 500 watercolors in his lifetime. He began his work in printmaking in 1916, first with lithographs, and later that year in wood block printing. He went on to explore nailcut prints, made by pounding a nail into the block, and began creating drypoint etchings in 1918. The museum has 21 works by Sandzén in our collection. What a treat to find them here!

Sven Birger Sandzén (American, born Sweden, 1871 – 1954), “Afterglow,” 1917, woodcut print, 11 15/16 x 11 7/8 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Sven Birger Sandzen and Carl J. Smalley, 1932 (659.23G)

#woodcut #woodcutprint #print #printmaking #birgersandzen #birgersandzén #printmaker #landscape #nature #newmexico #newmexicoculture #newmexicomuseumofart

New Mexico Museum of Art
09/15/2020

New Mexico Museum of Art

09/14/2020
Census Day of Action

Today is Census Day of Action!

In New Mexico, the arts count! We need to make sure that the incredible diversity of arts and culture are fully represented. Please complete the Census today and encourage your friends, family, and communities, especially those in the arts and culture fields, to do so as well.

You can find all the info at www.census.gov.

#CultureCountsNM #NewMexicoCulture #2020Census #iCountNM

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The New Mexico Museum of Art is a catalyst and showcase for creativity and the enjoyment of art. Artists, learners and community members are empowered to think critically and see a multiplicity of meanings. We bring the art of the world to New Mexico and the art of New Mexico to the world. The New Mexico Museum of Art began in 1917 as the Art Gallery for the Museum of New Mexico that was then located in the Palace of the Governors. The building helped establish the Pueblo Spanish Revival architectural style. HOURS All Department of Cultural Affairs museums and historic sites, including the New Mexico Museum of Art, are temporarily closed to the public as a public health precaution due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). These closures are part of the larger effort by state government to minimize public exposure. Please continue to visit this website for updates and to explore online resources and collections.

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Call for Submissions ARTE LATINO NOW 2021 virtual exhibition. Note January 10, 2021 deadline. Please share with your extended network.
How about an update on what's happening (or if anything is happening) at the museum and when it will open? There is nothing updated on the museum page and nothing new on the blog since March.
I need advice on the best source for identifying an artist’s signature. The oil painting was purchased in Santa Fe and dated 1994. It’s a nude. I have a second painting that’s a villagescape by the same artist dated 2002. Does the Museum do this? The signature is obviously not discernible.
Do you have any job openings at the museum?
Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer Visits New Mexico! Watch His Extraordinary Speech Below! Shalom Friends, This past week the Jewish community of New Mexico was honored with a visit by the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency, Ron Dermer. Ambassador Dermer spoke to our community in the most passionate and intelligent terms about modern day Israel. Everyone in attendance was truly awed by his cogent and heartfelt talk in which he shared much more than a canned speech. He spoke from the heart and shared in a very candid manner, the tachlis, the essence, right now, regarding Israel. This is especially poignant in our time when there are many competing narratives about Israel, the Palestinians, the Israeli government’s positions on a variety of domestic issues and international relations. Sadly, some segments of the American Jewish community are no longer talking with each other. In addition, the BDS movement, which is nothing but a veil for antisemitism, has misled some members of the Jewish community to become witting and unwitting supporters. In this environment of fracture, Ambassador Dermer gave a compelling call for unity, and a return to the basic, historical love of Israel that has been a mainstay of Jewish consciousness from time immemorial. His message felt transcendent and timeless. Ambassador Dermer made an especially profound point: While Zionism is the belief in the right of the Jewish people to express their sovereignty in their ancestral land, being “pro-Israel” is a unique and essential attitude. Namely, when we hear accusations against Israel, if we are pro-Israel, we will not simply assume such claims are true; but, rather, we will believe in the best of Israel, and question the voracity of anti-Israel claims and not simply assume guilt. He honestly asserted that we who support Israel, must at least give Israel the benefit of the doubt. He did not claim Israel is perfect, but realistically pointed out that Israel is a work-in-progress democracy. He reminded us that Israel deserves our loyalty and generous moral support, and that we must be steadfast in nurturing Israel as the only Jewish state in the world. This was a proud and memorable moment in the history of our New Mexico Jewish community. If you would like to see Ambassador Dermer’s speech, click here -> https://youtu.be/uY6jFC15o4Q , and enjoy! And stay tuned for updates about the Jewish Federation of New Mexico’s growing engagement with Israel and our multifaceted mission to Israel now being planned for December 2020! Am Yisrael Chai! Rob Lennick Executive Director The Jewish Federation of New Mexico
Is the concert cancelled tonight?
Really enjoyed my visit to the museum today, especially the Agnes Pelton show., which was a real revelation. I was really disappointed, however, that, except for a tiny nonrepresentative print, there were no works by Gustave Baumann on any of the walls. Seems, since the gift shop devotes a large amount of space to Baumann books, calendars, cards, posters, etc. for sale. Any advice on where to see Baumann’s art while in Santa Fe this week?
Artist Harmony Hammond's survey exhibition "Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art, " at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT received a critics pick in today's New York's Time! Congratulations Harmony! Hammond, a resident of Galisteo, has artwork in the Museum of Art collection and her painting "Buffer", 2011 is currently on view at the Museum. "Duo," 1980, also from our collection, is currently traveling as part of the exhibition, "Art After Stonewall."
Do you sell postcards of some of the paintings?
Your cover photo is spectacular!
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A REALY BIG PARTY FOR PAPA GUS Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Gustave Baumann at the New Mexico Museum of Art Watch the entire show here: https://youtu.be/V2Rq69HJ4cQ Performed live in the St. Francis Auditorium, at the New Mexico Museum of Art www.nmartmuseum.org, December 16th, 2018 Directed by Barbara Hatch The Puppeteers: Patrick Briggs, Camille Cooper, Melissa Heiman, Liam Benjamin Merkle, Susie Perkins, and Danielle Louise Reddick Video & Sound Recording, Editing and Photographs by Giuseppe Quinn, Agramzu Photography www.facebook.com/AgramzuImagery/ RedQuyn Productions, LLC www.redquyn.com