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

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Have you seen our newest exhibition, "Breath Taking," in the galleries? If you can't make it into the museum, or if you ...
04/06/2021
Explore Breath Taking in 3D

Have you seen our newest exhibition, "Breath Taking," in the galleries? If you can't make it into the museum, or if you just want to take another look, check out our "Breath Taking" virtual tour. Matterport technology allows you to click and drag within the tour to look around, zoom in, or point and click to move to another part of the gallery. Enjoy your visit!

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Matterport 3D Showcase

“A Fiery Light: Will Shuster’s New Mexico,” on view through July 25, 2021, includes work from Shuster's time in Carlsbad...
03/30/2021

“A Fiery Light: Will Shuster’s New Mexico,” on view through July 25, 2021, includes work from Shuster's time in Carlsbad Caverns. The exhibition also explores the legacy he developed in Santa Fe and elsewhere throughout New Mexico and emphasizes the significant artistic relationships he forged in the state.

To give visitors a deeper look at the exhibition, the Museum of Art is hosting a live-stream talk via Zoom featuring curator, artist, and caver Lois Manno at 6 p.m. MDT on April 1, 2021. The author of “Visions Underground: Carlsbad Caverns through the Artist’s Eye,” volunteer with Carlsbad Caverns, and Fellow of both the Cave Research Foundation and the National Speleological Society, Manno will explore the long history of artists working at Carlsbad Caverns, including Will Shuster. Christian Waguespack, curator of “A Fiery Light,” will also be in attendance to add his expertise to the discussion.

For more information about this free virtual event and to register, please visit https://nmartmuseum.org/visit/events/event-details/4731/2021/04/will-shuster-and-carlsbad-caverns-with-lois-manno-and-christian-waguespack.

Photo courtesy National Park Service, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

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Do you know how to define a subject of art? Can you name the most common subjects of art? Check out our new virtual acti...
03/23/2021

Do you know how to define a subject of art? Can you name the most common subjects of art?

Check out our new virtual activity series to see if you're right! Then, try your hand at composing your own artworks using the key elements of each subject of art.

https://nmartmuseum.org/education/activities-and-resources/subjects-of-art

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Join Christian Waguespack this Thursday, March 25, at 11am for "Peter Hurd: from the Wyeths to the West," an online lect...
03/22/2021

Join Christian Waguespack this Thursday, March 25, at 11am for "Peter Hurd: from the Wyeths to the West," an online lecture presented by the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block.

Waguespack, Curator of 20th Century Art at the New Mexico Museum of Art and a former TMA intern, returns to TMA (through Zoom) to talk about Peter Hurd (1904-1984), arguably the most prominent painter to come out of Southern New Mexico during the 20th century. Learn about Hurd’s development as an artist, his time as a student of N.C. Wyeth, his relationship with Henriette Wyeth, and their mutual careers in New Mexico. "Peter Hurd: from the Wyeths to the West" will explore his medium of choice, tempera, and the distinctive way the painted the desert and people around San Patricio.

This lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register here: https://12194a.blackbaudhosting.com/12194a/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=7712883f-fda9-4b43-a769-9dc4d604179a

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“My photographs explore our collective Native histories and the ways in which or indigeneity expresses itself in modern ...
03/18/2021

“My photographs explore our collective Native histories and the ways in which or indigeneity expresses itself in modern times.”
– Cara Romero

Cara Romero Photography is a member of the Chemeheuevi Tribe of the Mojave Desert of California, and she acts as an emissary for traditional and contemporary values, preserving history while defining the future. Using her exceptional technical and commercial photography skills to tell stories that intersect Native identity with popular cultural references, Romero is representing her culture while subverting and critiquing stereotypes of Native Americans. She points an indigenous female lens at contemporary social and environmental issues. The photographs are staged with dramatic color and imply provocative narratives.

Romero’s work is featured in our current exhibition, "Alcoves 20/20 no.4." Her photographs are part of the permanent collections of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Autry, Heard Museum, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, and Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

Would you like to see more? Visit www.cararomerophotography.com

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Did you miss the virtual state final for New Mexico Poetry Out Loud this past Saturday? Fear not! The NMPOL episode will...
03/17/2021
Home - ¡COLORES!

Did you miss the virtual state final for New Mexico Poetry Out Loud this past Saturday? Fear not! The NMPOL episode will be broadcast on an upcoming episode of New Mexico PBS's ¡COLORES! series. The original broadcast will be on Saturday, March 20 at 4pm on New Mexico PBS Channel 5.1 and the rebroadcast will be the following Friday, March 26 at 8pm on Channel 9.1.

Learn more about ¡COLORES! at the link below.

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Dedicated to New Mexico’s Creative Spirit Support received from the Frederick Hammersley Fund for the Arts at the Albuquerque Community Foundation The Latest In her book Complicated Lives Sherri Burr upends the belief that all Africans landing on the shores of Virginia beginning in 1619, became sl...

“Breath Taking” is open as of March 13, 2021 💨✨Breath. It is one of the first things we do in life and one of the last, ...
03/12/2021

“Breath Taking” is open as of March 13, 2021 💨✨

Breath. It is one of the first things we do in life and one of the last, but in between we generally don’t give it much thought. In this exhibition curated by Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography, contemporary artists find inventive ways to express this fundamental and elusive act by measuring it, scanning it, enclosing it, evoking it, and reminding us of our own vulnerability.

We look forward to welcoming you to the museum to see this fantastic new exhibition. As a reminder, we are open at limited capacity Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm MT.

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03/11/2021
Breath Taking: Tony Mobley in Conversation with Katherine Ware

"Breath Taking" opens this Saturday, March 13th (prepare to be dazzled)! To amplify the show, we present you with a short conversation between Curator of Photography, Katherine Ware, and one of the artists featured in the exhibition, Tony Mobley. Mobley is a photojournalist whose recent photographs capture the summer 2020 demonstrations in Washington, D.C in protest of ongoing systemic racism and civil rights violations.

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Can't make it into the museum to see "A Fiery Light: Will Shuster's New Mexico," in person? Already viewed it in the gal...
03/08/2021
Explore A Fiery Light: Will Shuster's New Mexico in 3D

Can't make it into the museum to see "A Fiery Light: Will Shuster's New Mexico," in person? Already viewed it in the galleries but want another look? Check out our newest Matterport virtual tour! You'll be able to click and drag within the tour to look around or point and click to move to another part of the gallery. Small dots throughout the tour will reveal information about the art work, the architectural history of our museum, interviews with artists, educational programs, and links to our Searchable Art Museum.

We hope that you enjoy exploring the galleries from home and we look forward to welcoming you into the museum. We're open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-4pm!

All of our virtual tour offerings can be accessed anytime at https://nmartmuseum.org/visit/virtual-tours.

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Matterport 3D Showcase

03/04/2021
Linda Alterwitz with Katherine Ware

In anticipation of the opening of "Breath Taking" next Saturday, March 13th (which we are awaiting with bated breath 🙃), we present a conversation between Curator of Photography, Katherine Ware, and one of the artists featured in the exhibition, Linda Alterwitz. Alterwitz is a Nevada-based photographer whose artwork investigates the intersections between art, science, and technology.

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Passionate about art since childhood, even studying briefly at the Art Students League in New York, Fremont Ellis did no...
03/01/2021

Passionate about art since childhood, even studying briefly at the Art Students League in New York, Fremont Ellis did not devote himself to art until visiting Santa Fe, where he gained a reputation for his impressionistic depictions of the New Mexican landscape. Ruminating on his first encounter with the landscape in Santa Fe, Ellis remarked, “My God, this is heaven.” He quit his job as an optometrist in El Paso and moved to New Mexico in 1919. In 1921, he became one of Los Cinco Pintores 🏔⛅️🌳

Ellis’s daughter said that he had been closest to Will Shuster out of all the other members of the group. "Adios Amigo - Hasta la Vista" portrays Shuster’s funeral. Having served in the United States Army in World War I, Shuster was buried in Santa Fe National Cemetery. Ellis’s canvas is a bird’s-eye view of orderly white headstones of Santa Fe’s veterans’ cemetery, backed by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Mourners gather around Shuster’s coffin, which is draped by the flag. Reporting on Shuster’s funeral, the Santa Fe New Mexican wrote:

“It snowed last Thursday when they buried Will Shuster, and later that snow turned to rain and sleet. In the skies, Zozobra reigned, but the people who attended the funeral service went along out to the cemetery to be with their old friend to the very last.”

This work is currently on view in "A Fiery Light: Will Shuster’s New Mexico." Learn more about the exhibiton here: https://nmartmuseum.org/art/exhibition-details/2021/4717/a-fiery-light-will-shusters-new-mexico

Fremont F. Ellis, "Adios Amigo - Hasta la Vista," 1969, oil on canvas. Gift of Fremont F. Ellis, 1969 (2422.23P)

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To celebrate Black History Month, the museum is featuring work by African American artists in our collections and exhibi...
02/26/2021

To celebrate Black History Month, the museum is featuring work by African American artists in our collections and exhibitions.

Photographer Tony Mobley's series "Surviving Summer" captures the outrage of citizens taking to the streets of his native Washington, D.C., in response to the killing of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd Jr in 2020. Concentrating on the action around Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House, Mobley covered the protests every day for more than a month. “A lot of people are hurting right now,” Mobley says. “We’ve been subjected to so much oppression over the last 400-plus years. I want to document our stories and be a voice for the voiceless.”

Mobley’s photographs are included in "Breath Taking," an exhibition of work by eighteen contemporary artists exploring the subject of breath, opening on March 13. Learn more about Mobley at https://tonymobley.com/

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02/26/2021

Join Rebecca Aubin, Head of Education, talking with Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography, about the upcoming exhibition, “Breath Taking,” opening March 13. This video is part of the People to People series of informal conversations between museum staff and artists or other colleagues, exploring a wide variety of art-related subjects. To watch the entire recording, please visit https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9r8rrzyNyws&feature=youtu.be#dialog. Stay tuned for monthly additions in this engaging series!

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Join us on March 2nd at 5:30pm MT for a FOCAP Gallery Conversation with "Alcoves 20/20 no.4" artists Karsten Creightney ...
02/25/2021

Join us on March 2nd at 5:30pm MT for a FOCAP Gallery Conversation with "Alcoves 20/20 no.4" artists Karsten Creightney and Phillis Ideal.

Both Creightney and Ideal were born in New Mexico and spent time working in New York, ultimately returning to make New Mexico their home. In this moderated conversation, the artists will discuss their work and their individual, nontraditional approaches to painting on canvas.

This event is free and open to the public. Please preregister at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U2GggR3mRTiANtdqfkCB2Q

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Welcome back!🌟✨⭐️ The New Mexico Museum of Art is so excited to announce that we are open as of today, Saturday, Februar...
02/20/2021

Welcome back!🌟✨⭐️

The New Mexico Museum of Art is so excited to announce that we are open as of today, Saturday, February 20 at 10am MST. Our hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-4pm MST. Wednesdays from 10am to noon will be reserved for higher-risk populations, corresponding with DCA's weekly free day for state residents 60 and older.

We have two brand new exhibitions to share with you! "A Fiery Light: Will Shuster's New Mexico," celebrates the centennial anniversary of Shuster’s arrival in the Southwest and highlights the artistic legacy he developed in Santa Fe and elsewhere throughout the state. "Alcoves 20/20 no.4," is the last in the 20/20 series of "Alcoves" and features New Mexico artists Karsten Creightney, JC Gonzo, Phillis Ideal, Cara Romero, and Donald Woodman. "Word Play," which opened in 2020, will also remain on view until March 28, 2021.

We look forward to your visit, and remind you to bring your required mask. Please see https://www.newmexicoculture.org/visit/covid-safe-visiting to learn more about how New Mexico Culture is keeping you safe.

For further information about our exhibitions, virtual programs, more, please visit https://nmartmuseum.org. See you soon!

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To celebrate Black History Month, the museum is featuring work by African American artists in our collections and exhibi...
02/18/2021

To celebrate Black History Month, the museum is featuring work by African American artists in our collections and exhibitions.

Lorna Simpson (b. 1960) first came to prominence in the 1980s for her large-scale photograph-and-text works that explored individual identities and the intersectionality of identities. Simpson is best known as a photographer, and sculptures such as "III," which is in the museum's permanent collection, are a rarity in her career.

Completed as a multiple edition in 1994, "III" is composed of three wishbones made of ceramic, bronze, and silicone rubber, respectively. Simpson placed the objects in a felt-lined cedar box, accompanied by simple instructions indicating that each wishbone constitutes a potential wish. "III" invites two people to break all three, with the understanding that whoever ends up with the larger piece gets the wish. While the white ceramic wishbone might be relatively easy to snap, the dark bronze and clear rubber would be difficult, to say the least. Are we denied the opportunity for more than one wish, though we might want more? Are we meant to question our desire for more wishes and the inherent futility of that desire? The meaning behind "III" is deliberately open-ended, as Simpson asks us to reflect on the philosophical implications of wishing.​

Lorna Simpson, "III," 1994, waterless lithograph, felt, ceramic, rubber, bronze and wood, 12 x 5 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Lucy R. Lippard, 1999 (1999.15.5)

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We look forward to welcoming the public back to the New Mexico Museum of Art starting on Saturday, February 20th! Please...
02/17/2021

We look forward to welcoming the public back to the New Mexico Museum of Art starting on Saturday, February 20th! Please check https://nmartmuseum.org for information regarding COVID guidelines, updated hours, and admissions costs. And stay tuned on social media for more sneak peaks of upcoming exhibitions! We are working diligently to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff by preparing our facilities for reopening. We will see you soon 👋🏼👋🏿👋🏽

#NewMexicoMuseumOfArt #NewMexicoCulture #Reopening #ArtMuseum #Exhibitions #WelcomeBack New Mexico Culture

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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 n**e. 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